Key Tronic Corporation Announces Results For The Fourth Quarter And Year End Of Fiscal 2023
Record Annual Revenue Up 11%; Annual Earnings Up 53%; New Program Wins
Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq: KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter and the year ended July 1, 2023.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, Keytronic reported total revenue of $162.6 million, up 29% from $126.2 million in the same period of fiscal year 2022. For the full year of fiscal 2023, total revenue was $588.1 million, a company record and up 11% from $531.8 million for fiscal year 2022. Revenue for the fiscal year 2023 included new program ramps, as well as increased demand from a number of longstanding customer programs.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, the Company’s gross margin was 8.5% and operating margin was 2.6%, compared to a gross margin of 9.3% and an operating margin of 1.8% in the same period of fiscal year 2022. The gross margin in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 was adversely impacted by the foreign currency strengthening of the Mexican Peso. Offsetting in part, the Company continued to see improvements in its asset utilization and gradual stabilization in the supply chain and labor markets.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, net income was $1.1 million or $0.10 per share, up from $1.0 million or $0.09 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2022. For the full year of fiscal year 2023, net income was $5.2 million or $0.47 per share, up 53% from $3.4 million or $0.31 per share for fiscal year 2022.
“We’re pleased with our record annual revenue and strong earnings in fiscal 2023, driven by our successful ramp of new programs,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout the year, we continued to see the favorable trend of contract manufacturing returning to North America and a growing number of potential customers evaluating a migration of their China-based manufacturing to our facility in Vietnam. During the fourth quarter, we continued to expand our customer base and won new programs involving inventory control, clean energy and distribution monitoring equipment.”
We move into fiscal 2024 with a strong backlog and pipeline of potential new business, our inventory more in line with our revenue levels and continuing improvement in the global supply issues and lower labor turnover. However, we are also seeing some softening in demand from several large customers and one large customer is pausing production during the next quarter to resolve certain of their design issues. We also expect a strong Mexican Peso and relatively high interest expense to constrain our bottom line. Over the longer term, however, we’re well positioned for continued growth and increased profitability.”
The financial data presented for the fourth quarter and year end of fiscal year 2023 should be considered preliminary and could be subject to change, as the Company’s independent auditor has not completed their audit procedures.
For the first quarter of fiscal 2024, Keytronic expects to report revenue in the range of $140 million to $150 million and earnings in the range of $0.05 to $0.15 per diluted share. These expected results assume an effective tax rate of 20% in the coming quarter.
Keytronic will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 2:00 PM Pacific (5:00 PM Eastern) on August 15, 2023. A broadcast of the conference call will be available at www.keytronic.com under “Investor Relations” or by calling 888-394-8218 or +1-323-994-2093 (Access Code: 9400883). A replay will be available at www.keytronic.com under “Investor Relations”.