FY 2019 Third Quarter



Expecting Growth in Revenue for Fourth Quarter and Full Year

Spokane Valley, WA– April 30, 2019 — Keytronic Corporation (Nasdaq: KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter ended March 30, 2019. The results were in line with the guidance provided in the Company’s announcement of preliminary results on April 10, 2019.

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, Keytronic reported total revenue of $108.0 million, compared to $108.4 million in the same period of fiscal year 2018. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2019, total revenue was $358.5 million, up 9% from $329.3 million in the same period of fiscal year 2018.

As previously reported, the Company’s revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was adversely impacted by reduced orders from two large, longstanding customers. One of these customers needed to lower its inventory in the third quarter, but expects a rebound in demand in the fourth quarter; the other large customer is managing inventory as it is transitioning its production from Keytronic’s China facilities to Keytronic’s Mexico facilities. In addition, there were unanticipated delays in the launch of production for two new customers in the third quarter.

Due to its strategic investments in increased operational efficiencies in recent periods, the Company reduced its workforce by approximately 10%, resulting in a severance charge of $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2019. Due to accounting requirements, Keytronic also wrote down its goodwill and intangibles by approximately $12.5 million in the third quarter of 2019.

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company had a net loss of approximately $12.0 million or $(1.11) per share, compared to net income of $0.6 million or $0.06 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2018. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2019, the net loss was $8.8 million or $(0.82) per share, compared to net income of $0.9 million or $0.08 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2018.

Excluding charges for the write off of goodwill and intangibles and for severance, the results would have been approximately net income of $0.02 per share and $0.32 per share, respectively, for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2019.

“While we were significantly impacted by the unanticipated decline in demand from two large customers, we expect both of these new programs to rebound and contribute significant revenue in the fourth quarter,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “At the same time, our new programs continue to ramp and we continue to win significant new business from both EMS competitors and from existing customers, including four new programs involving consumer kitchen tools, emergency medical equipment, paper dispensing products, and outdoor LED lighting.

“We expect to report growth in revenue for the fourth quarter and for the year.  Moreover, our investments in increased efficiencies in recent periods have allowed us to streamline our operations, lowering manufacturing and operating expenses by approximately $3 million annually.”

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company expects to report revenue in the range of $112 million to $117 million, and earnings in the range of $0.10 to $0.15 per diluted share. These expected results assume an effective tax rate of 20% in the quarter.

Conference Call

Keytronic will host a conference call today to discuss its financial results at 2:00 PM Pacific (5:00 PM Eastern). A broadcast of the conference call will be available at www.keytronic.com under “Investor Relations” or by calling  800-667-5617 or +1-334-323-0509 (Access Code: 8155106).  A replay will be available by calling 888-203-1112 or +1-719-457-0820 (Access Code: 8155106).

About Keytronic

Keytronic 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 Keytronic visit: www.keytronic.com.

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 all passages containing verbs such as aims, anticipates, believes, estimates, expects, hopes, intends, plans, predicts, projects, targets, or will, similar verbs, or nouns corresponding to such verbs. Forward-looking statements also include other passages that are primarily relevant to expected future events 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 quarterly revenue and earnings during periods of fiscal year 2019, effects of recent tax reform measures, business from new customers and programs, 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, the availability of parts from the supply chain, the accuracy of customers’ forecasts; success of customers’ programs; 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 tax reform and related activities and the other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings.

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