SMTC Posts 55% Revenue Growth in 2018


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SMTC Corporation, a global electronics manufacturing services provider, has announced fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 results.

Q4 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue increased $42.2 million, or 109.3% to $80.9 million, compared to $38.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, with $23.5 million attributable to the November 2018 acquisition of MC Assembly
  • On a proforma basis, assuming MC Assembly had been part of SMTC for the full three months of the quarter in 2018 and 2017, the combined revenue of both companies in in the fourth quarter of 2018 would have been $96.3 million, up 24.6% from $77.3 million in 2017
  • Gross profit was $8.3 million or 10.3% of revenue, compared to $2.9 million or 7.5% of revenue reported in the fourth quarter of 2017, representing a 280-basis point improvement in gross margin
  • Net loss of $(1.2) million or $(0.05) per share, compared to a net loss of $(0.9) million or $(0.05) per share reported in the fourth quarter of 2017
  • Adjusting for merger and acquisition expenses of $1.7 million, Adjusted Net Income was $0.5 million, or $0.02 per share compared to a net loss of $(0.9) million in the fourth quarter of 2017, an improvement of $1.4 million
  • Net Debt at the end of the quarter was $92.3 million compared to $14.7 million at the end of 2017 with the increase primarily due to $68.0 million of term debt and assumed capital leases incurred related to the acquisition of MC Assembly
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $5.3 million, which represents a $4.1 million improvement compared to $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017

2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue increased 55.2% to $216.1 million, compared to $139.2 million in fiscal 2017, with $23.5 million attributable to the November 2018 acquisition of MC Assembly
  • On a proforma basis, assuming MC Assembly had been part of SMTC for 12 months in 2018 and 2017, the combined revenue of both companies in 2018 would have been $345.2 million, up 22.6% from $281.5 million in 2017
  • Gross profit was $21.7 million or 10.0% of revenue, representing an increase over $10.9 million or 7.8% of revenue reported in fiscal 2017
  • Net loss of $(0.4) million or $(0.02) per share, which represents a $7.4 million improvement, compared to a net loss of $(7.8) million or $(0.47) per share reported in fiscal 2017
  • Adjusting for merger and acquisition expenses of $1.7 million, Adjusted Net Income was $1.2 million, or $0.06 per share compared to a loss of $(7.8) million in 2017, an improvement of $9.1 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $10.2 million, which represents an $11.8 million improvement compared to $(1.5) million in fiscal 2017

“Our 2018 results reflect the commitment and rigorous actions we have taken in the past six quarters to relaunch the company. Our efforts have resulted in year-over-year organic growth of nearly 50% driven by exceptional customer retention, new program wins at existing customers and the addition of new customers. Our expertise in supply chain management allowed us to navigate through a tight supply environment that negatively impacted many others in our industry. As a result of our disciplined execution and exceptional growth, our margins and adjusted EBITDA are up significantly over last year as well, with our adjusted EBITDA increasing year-over-year by approximately $11.8 million,” said Ed Smith, SMTC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We also earned new industry accreditations at SMTC and in November we completed a transformational acquisition that provides us with a stronger combined platform, new properties and capabilities enabling us to expand within important end-markets, that will accelerate our growth trajectory. I am pleased with the combined teams' progress integrating MC Assembly and we have already realized a significant portion of the $6 million of synergies that we previously identified as opportunity,” added Smith.

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