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SigmaTron International, Inc., an electronic manufacturing services company, reported revenues and earnings for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021. Revenues decreased to $277.7 million in fiscal year 2021 from $281.0 million in the prior fiscal year. Net income increased to $1,541,019 in fiscal year 2021 compared to a net income of $443,102 in fiscal year 2020. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021 were $0.36 each, compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.10 each in fiscal year 2020.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021, revenues increased to $76.0 million compared to $64.8 million for the same quarter in the prior fiscal year. Net income increased to $1,565,559 in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2021 compared to a net loss of $362,067 in fiscal year 2020. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the fiscal year 2021 fourth quarter were $0.37 and $0.36, respectively, compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.09 each for the same period of fiscal year 2020.
Commenting on SigmaTron’s results for both the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending April 30, 2021, Gary R. Fairhead, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board, said, “SigmaTron is pleased to report a very strong fourth quarter for fiscal 2021. We posted pre-tax profits of $1.9 million on revenue of $76.0 million. This is one of the strongest quarters in recent memory for SigmaTron. It continued the positive trend that we saw starting in our second quarter and accelerating in our third quarter of fiscal 2021. Due to the strong results for the fourth quarter, I am also pleased to report that SigmaTron posted pre-tax profits of $2.1 million on revenue of $277.7 million for the fiscal year. These results were achieved in spite of a horrible first quarter which was at the height of the COVID pandemic for SigmaTron.
“These results were obtained after incurring significant non-reoccurring expenses during the year. These were related to changing our bank, COVID related expenses including reconfiguring our operations to provide a safe environment, and expenses related to our proposed acquisition of Wagz, Inc. Furthermore, the continuing electronic component shortages in the marketplace have certainly led to a lower productivity on occasion, as the marketplace has remained volatile. Putting all that together and remembering where we were a year ago, it is satisfying to end the year on such a strong note and to have a profitable fiscal 2021.
“Going forward, our backlog remains at an all-time high with demand staying strong across the vast majority of markets and customers we serve. That’s the good news. Furthermore, we have several new customers of significance that are starting in the first half of fiscal 2022 that are expected to result in continued revenue growth like we experienced in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The bad news is that the electronic component marketplace remains volatile in terms of both supply and price and it could well negatively impact our ability to ship the backlog on time. This is a problem faced by almost every customer and competitor in the EMS industry, and we do not see it getting better anytime soon. Our supply chain and operations teams have risen to the occasion day after day but challenges continue for the foreseeable future and it would seem they will remain for fiscal 2022. We do not see any signs of weakening in the semiconductor demand across all markets, nor do we see any additional capacity coming online anytime soon.
“On July 13, 2021 we announced that we received full forgiveness of our Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in the amount of approximately $6.3 million, which we had received pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) on April 23, 2020.
“Regarding the acquisition of Wagz, we signed an Agreement on July 19, 2021 and expect to close the transaction by September 30, 2021. Please refer to our press release dated July 21, 2021. A proxy will be sent to our shareholders in the second fiscal quarter of 2022. We remain excited about the opportunities we believe the acquisition will bring to SigmaTron and its shareholders.
“As always, I want to thank our customers, supply chain, our bank, JPMorgan Chase, our Board of Directors and our dedicated employees who have persevered during this most difficult year. In many cases, I believe the challenges raised by the pandemic have created stronger relationships with both our customers and our suppliers, which is rewarding in and of itself. I’m pleased that we were able to report a profit for the entire fiscal year after the way the year started.”