Kimball Electronics Reports Q3 Results with Record Revenue, Expanding Operating Margin

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Kimball Electronics, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2023.

Richard D. Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I am very pleased with my first quarter as CEO of Kimball Electronics, and the opportunity to share strong results for Q3. The Company has been on a path of unprecedented growth, and for the fifth consecutive quarter, revenue reached an all-time record high. Throughout this journey, operating margin has improved as we ramp-up new and existing programs, and leverage our recent facility expansions in Thailand and Mexico. While the macro environment remains challenging, we are forecasting a solid finish in the fourth quarter, and we are updating our outlook for fiscal year 2023, with sales expected at the high-end and adjusted operating margin in the mid-to-low end of our guidance range.”

Mr. Phillips continued, “We also have been updating our Strategic Plan, which includes a review of the positioning, and growth opportunities, within the vertical markets we support. The learnings from this review are encouraging and the path to $2 billion in annual revenue is within our sights. After a fast-paced onboarding, I’m even more excited about our future.”

As a reminder, the Company’s guidance for fiscal year 2023 includes net sales in the range of $1.7 - $1.8 billion, a 26% - 33% increase compared to the prior year; adjusted operating income in the range of 4.6% - 5.2% of net sales; and capital expenditures of $80 - $100 million.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Overview

  • Cash flow from operating activities of $14.0 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2023
  • Cash conversion days (“CCD”) for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 were 92 days, down from 97 days in the second 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 and advances from customers days
  • Investments in capital expenditures were $24.7 million during the quarter
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $30.4 million and borrowings outstanding on credit facilities of $289.4 million at March 31, 2023, including $235.0 million classified as long term, and $98.1 million borrowing capacity available


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