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Key Tronic Corp., a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), has announced total revenue of $118.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, up 2% from $116.4 million in the previous quarter and up 5% from $112.9 million in the same period of fiscal year 2015. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2016, total revenue was $361.1 million, up 15% from $313.6 million in the same period of fiscal year 2015.
As expected, the company saw sequential improvement in operating efficiencies. For the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, gross margin was 8.4% and operating margin was 2.3%, up from 7.8% and 2.1%, respectively, in the prior quarter.
Net income for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 was $1.8 million or $0.16 per share, compared to $1.9 million or $0.16 per share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015. The results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 reflect an extra week due to the company’s 53-week fiscal calendar this year. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2016, net income was $4.4 million or $0.39 per share, up 123% from $2 million or $0.17 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2015.
“We’re pleased to see revenue growth and improvement in operating efficiencies, as our new programs continue to ramp and we continue to invest in improving our operations to accommodate a more diversified customer base,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. “At the same time, we continue to see a robust pipeline of potential new business and our third quarter wins include a new program involving industrial lighting.”
“In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, we expect the ramp of new programs will continue to outpace the previously discussed decline of a longstanding customer. While we continue to onboard several new customers and programs, we anticipate that we will see gradually improving operating efficiencies in coming periods.”
For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, Key Tronic expects to report revenue in the range of $117 million to $122 million, and earnings in the range of $0.16 to $0.21 per diluted share. These expected results assume an effective tax rate of 25%.