KTCC Key Tronic

Filed: 26 Jan 21, 4:20pm

Exhibit 99.1
CONTACTS: Brett LarsenMichael Newman
 Chief Financial OfficerInvestor Relations
 Key Tronic CorporationStreetConnect
 (509) 927-5500(206) 729-3625
13% Year-to-Date Revenue Growth and New Program Wins;
Expecting Continued Growth in the Third Quarter
Spokane Valley, WA— January 26, 2021 — Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq: KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter ended December 26, 2020.

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $128.3 million, up 10% from $116.7 million in the same period of fiscal year 2020. For the first six months of fiscal year 2021, total revenue was $251.5 million, up 13% from $222.0 million in the same period of fiscal year 2020.
The revenue increase during the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 was due to the successful ramp of new customer programs and increased demand from existing customers. At the same time, the Company’s revenue continued to be constrained by government imposed shutdowns and labor shortages at its facilities in Juarez due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health measures.
For the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, net income was $1.6 million or $0.14 per share, up from $0.8 million or $0.08 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2020. For the first six months of fiscal year 2021, net income was $3.3 million or $0.30 per share, up from $2.4 million or $0.22 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2020.
During the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, the Company incurred additional costs caused by the COVID-19 crisis totaling approximately $1.8 million or $0.13 per share. Despite the pandemic’s adverse impact on revenue and expenses, the Company’s margins improved in the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 due to increased revenue. Gross margin was 8.3% and operating margin was 2.1%, up from a gross margin of 7.0% and an operating margin of 1.3%, in the same period of fiscal year 2020.
“We’re pleased with the successful ramp of new programs and our strong revenue growth in the second quarter of fiscal 2021, despite the continued headwinds from COVID-19,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. “During the second quarter of fiscal 2021, we continued to see the favorable trend of contract manufacturing returning to North America and won new programs involving security and home automation and industrial products.”
“Moving into the third quarter of fiscal 2021, we expect continued revenue and earnings growth. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 crisis continues to present macroeconomic uncertainty and multiple business challenges, including industry-wide electronic component shortages, workforce disruptions and higher labor costs. As we endeavor to mitigate these issues and continue to invest in new capacity to prepare for long-term growth, we remain committed to protecting the health of all of our employees.”
The financial data presented for the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 should be considered preliminary and could be subject to change, as the Company’s independent auditor has not completed their review.

Business Outlook
For the third quarter of fiscal year 2021, Key Tronic expects to report revenue of approximately $130 million to $140 million, and earnings of approximately $0.20 to $0.25 per diluted share. These expected results assume an effective tax rate of 25% in the coming quarter. Key Tronic is working closely with its customers, key suppliers and employees to minimize the impact of the continued global pandemic. While the Company’s facilities in the US, Mexico, China and Vietnam are currently operating and rigorously following current health guidelines, uncertainty as to the possibility of future temporary closures, customer demand and costs, and future supply chain disruptions during the rapidly changing COVID-19 environment could significantly impact operations in coming periods. Due to the heightened risks associated with the above, we may issue updated guidance during the upcoming quarter.
Conference Call
Key Tronic will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 2:00 PM Pacific (5:00 PM Eastern) today. A broadcast of the conference call will be available at under “Investor Relations” or by calling 800-437-2398 or +1-323-289-6576 (Access Code: 2393766). A replay will be available by calling 888-203-1112 or +1-719-457-0820 (Access Code: 2393766).
About Key Tronic
Key Tronic is a leading contract manufacturer offering value-added design and manufacturing services from its facilities in the United States, Mexico, China and Vietnam. The Company provides its customers full engineering services, materials management, worldwide manufacturing facilities, assembly services, in-house testing, and worldwide distribution. Its customers include some of the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers. For more information about Key Tronic visit:
Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to those including such word as aims, anticipates, believes, estimates, expects, hopes, intends, plans, predicts, projects, targets, or will, similar verbs, or nouns corresponding to such verbs, which may be forward looking. Forward-looking statements also include other passages that are relevant to expected future events, performances, and actions or that can only be fully evaluated by events that will occur in the future. Forward-looking statements in this release include, without limitation, the Company’s statements regarding its expectations with respect to financial conditions and results, including revenue and earnings during periods of fiscal year 2021, risks of manufacturing supply chain and operational disruptions and relating to the health of employees due to COVID-19 health pandemic, demand for certain products and the effectiveness of some of our programs, effects of recent tax reform and tariff measures and trade tensions, business from new customers and programs, improvement of supply chain delivery and impacts from legal proceedings and operational streamlining. There are many factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted or projected in forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the future of the global economic environment and its impact on our customers and suppliers, particularly during the COVID-19 health crisis; the availability of components from the supply chain; the availability of a healthy workforce; the accuracy of suppliers’ and customers’ forecasts; development and success of customers’ programs and products; timing and effectiveness of ramping of new programs; success of new-product introductions; acquisitions or divestitures of operations or facilities; technology advances; changes in pricing policies by the Company, its competitors, customers or suppliers; impact of new governmental legislation and regulation, including tax reform, tariffs and related activities, such trade negotiations and other risks including those related to COVID-19 response; and other factors, risks, and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings.


(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 December 26, 2020December 28, 2019December 26, 2020December 28, 2019
Net sales$128,262 $116,722 $251,469 $222,007 
Cost of sales117,640 108,600 230,832 204,612 
Gross profit10,622 8,122 20,637 17,395 
Research, development and engineering expenses2,392 1,720 4,637 3,380 
Selling, general and administrative expenses5,510 4,904 10,484 9,978 
Total operating expenses7,902 6,624 15,121 13,358 
Operating income2,720 1,498 5,516 4,037 
Interest expense, net848 524 1,529 1,234 
Income before income taxes1,872 974 3,987 2,803 
Income tax provision292 150 688 427 
Net income$1,580 $824 $3,299 $2,376 
Net income per share — Basic$0.15 $0.08 $0.31 $0.22 
Weighted average shares outstanding — Basic10,760 10,760 10,760 10,760 
Net income per share — Diluted$0.14 $0.08 $0.30 $0.22 
Weighted average shares outstanding — Diluted11,385 10,877 11,040 10,811 

(In thousands)
December 26, 2020June 27, 2020
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$5,007 $553 
Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $587 and $609100,105 86,123 
Contract assets22,635 23,753 
Inventories, net119,439 115,020 
Other19,961 17,315 
Total current assets267,147 242,764 
Property, plant and equipment, net35,490 31,764 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net15,184 17,568 
Other assets:
Deferred income tax asset8,656 10,178 
Other1,557 2,587 
Total other assets10,213 12,765 
Total assets$328,034 $304,861 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$69,937 $80,204 
Accrued compensation and vacation9,040 10,428 
Current portion of debt, net1,706 7,508 
Other12,576 14,079 
Total current liabilities93,259 112,219 
Long-term liabilities:
Term loans8,997 3,258 
Revolving loan89,357 60,094 
Operating lease liabilities11,003 12,624 
Deferred income tax liability207 234 
Other long-term obligations2,047 875 
Total long-term liabilities111,611 77,085 
Total liabilities204,870 189,304 
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock, no par value—shares authorized 25,000; issued and outstanding 10,760 and 10,760 shares, respectively47,060 46,946 
Retained earnings73,410 70,111 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)2,694 (1,500)
Total shareholders’ equity123,164 115,557 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$328,034 $304,861