SMTC Posts 55% Revenue Growth in 2018


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“We continue see strong demand from our customers in the first quarter of 2019 and anticipate another year-over-year of top-line growth and EBITDA improvements,” said Ed Smith, SMTC’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Revenue for the fourth quarter was $80.9 million, up 109.3% from $38.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Sequentially, revenue increased 50.6% from $53.7 million during the third quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase from the fourth quarter of 2017 was driven by organic growth of 48.4% percent and an additional 52 days of revenue from the acquisition of MC Assembly. 

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $8.3 million or 10.3% of revenue, compared with $2.9 million or 7.5% of revenue for the fourth quarter in 2017. Gross profit for the third quarter of 2018 was $5.2 million or 9.7% of revenue while adjusted gross profit was $5.1 million or 9.6% of revenue.

Adjusted EBITDA was $5.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 and $ 2.4 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the prior quarter was primarily due to the acquisition of MC Assembly.

Net loss was $(1.2) million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss of $(0.9) million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The company reported net earnings of $0.9 million for the third quarter of 2018.

About SMTC Corporation

SMTC Corporation was founded in 1985 and acquired MC Assembly Holdings, Inc. in November 2018.  Following this acquisition, SMTC has more than 50 manufacturing and assembly lines in United States, China and Mexico which creates a powerful low-to-medium volume, high-mix, end-to-end global EMS provider. With local support and expanded manufacturing capabilities globally, including fully integrated contract manufacturing services with a focus on global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and emerging technology companies, including those in the Defense and Aerospace, Industrial, Power and Clean Technology, Medical and Safety, Retail and Payment Systems, Semiconductors and Telecom, Networking and Communications; and Test and Measurement industries. As a mid-size provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services (EMS), SMTC provides printed circuit boards assemblies (PCB) production, systems integration and comprehensive testing services, enclosure fabrication, as well as product design, sustaining engineering and supply chain management services. SMTC services extend over the entire electronic product life cycle from the development and introduction of new products through to the growth, maturity and end-of-life phases.

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