Kimball Electronics Reports Q2 Results with Record Sales, Expanding Operating Margin

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Kimball Electronics, Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter ended December 31, 2022.

Donald D. Charron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I am very pleased with our results in Q2. For the fourth consecutive quarter, net sales were at an all-time high for the Company, and operating margin expanded both sequentially and compared to the same period last year. Our team continues to ramp-up production on new and existing programs, leverage our facility expansions in Thailand and Mexico, and begin to work down the backlog of open orders resulting from pandemic-related global supply chain disruptions and component part shortages. We expect improvement in sales and margin to continue for the balance of the year, as part of a stair-stepped fiscal 2023, and we are raising our outlook for full year sales, and expect operating margin to be in the mid-to-upper end of the guidance range.”

Mr. Charron continued, “As previously announced, I will be retiring at the end of February, so this will be my last earnings release as Chairman and CEO of Kimball Electronics. It is with immense gratitude and pride that I say farewell, and thank you. I have been very fortunate throughout my career, and I’m confident our global enterprise, exceptional leadership team, and impressive incoming CEO, Ric Phillips, will build on our legacy of award-winning service to customers, the communities where we operate, and Share Owners. I have never been more excited about the future of Kimball Electronics.”

As part of today’s announcement, the Company raised its guidance for net sales in fiscal 2023 to a range of $1.7 - $1.8 billion, a 26% - 33% increase compared to the prior year. As a reminder, the original guidance for net sales was in the range of $1.6 - $1.7 billion. Operating margin is expected to be at the mid-to-upper end of the guidance range of 4.6% - 5.2% of net sales, and capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $80 - $100 million.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Overview 

  • Cash flow used by operating activities of $11.7 million during the second quarter of fiscal 2023
  • Cash conversion days (“CCD”) for the quarter ended December 31, 2022 were 103 days, up from 99 days in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023; CCD is calculated as the sum of days sales outstanding plus contract asset days plus production days supply on hand less accounts payable days
  • Investments in capital expenditures were $22.7 million during the quarter
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $26.3 million and borrowings outstanding on credit facilities of $273.5 million at December 31, 2022, including $235.0 million classified as long term


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