Key Tronic Announces Results for Q1 Fiscal Year 2022


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Key Tronic Corporation, a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), announced its results for the quarter ended October 2, 2021.

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, Keytronic reported revenue of approximately $132.8 million, up 8% from $123.2 million in the same period of fiscal year 2021. While demand has remained strong from both new and existing customers, revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 continued to be significantly constrained by challenges related to the global materials supply chain, transportation, logistics and the pandemic.

The global supply chain, pandemic and transportation issues continued to disrupt production during the quarter. Intermittent parts supply required both factory downtime and overtime expenses, which had an adverse impact on the Company’s margins and earnings. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, gross margin was 7.6% and operating margin was 1.6%, compared to a gross margin of 8.1% and an operating margin of 2.3%, for the same period of fiscal year 2021.

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, net income was $0.8 million or $0.07 per share, compared to $1.7 million or $0.16 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2021. Earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 were also impacted by legal and other professional service expenses related to the previously disclosed internal investigation of approximately $0.4 million during the quarter.

The financial data presented for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 should be considered preliminary and could be subject to change, as the Company’s independent auditor has not completed their review.

“We’re pleased with the strong customer demand during the first quarter of fiscal 2022 and our successful launch of major new programs in spite of continued headwinds from worldwide component shortages, transportation bottlenecks and the global pandemic,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. “During the first quarter of fiscal 2022, we won new programs involving industrial testing equipment, medical diagnostic products, and pharmaceutical water treatment.”

“Moving further into fiscal 2022, component shortages, logistic delays and the COVID-19 crisis continue to present multiple business challenges, but we continue to see the favorable trend of contract manufacturing returning to North America. With our recent investments in new capacity in both North America and Vietnam, we’re well-prepared for long term growth when supply chains improve.”

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2022, Keytronic expects to report revenue in the range of $125 million to $135 million, and earnings in the range of $0.03 to $0.08 per diluted share. These expected results assume an effective tax rate of 25% in the coming quarter. Despite growing customer demand and backlog, we expect that delays in the supply of key components for the Company’s business will continue to significantly limit production and adversely impact operating efficiencies.

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