SigmaTron International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Financial Results for Fiscal 2022 and Update on Wagz Pending Transaction

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — SigmaTron International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMA), an electronic manufacturing services (“EMS”) company (the “Company”), today reported revenues and earnings for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2021.

Revenues increased $30.6 million, or 44 percent, to $100.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 from $69.6 million for the same quarter in the prior year. Net income for the second quarter ended October 31, 2021 was $3,150,205, compared to $626,858 for the same period in the prior year. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended October 31, 2021, were $0.73 and $0.69, respectively, compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.15 each for the same quarter ended October 31, 2020.

For the six months ended October 31, 2021, revenues increased $55.8 million, or 43 percent, to $186.0 million compared to $130.1 million for the same period in the prior year. Net income for the six-month period ended October 31, 2021 was $11,946,921 compared to a net loss of $273,808 for the same period in the prior year. Basic and diluted income per share for the six months ended October 31, 2021, were $2.78 and $2.69, respectively, compared to basic and diluted loss per share each of $0.06 each for the six months ended October 31, 2020.

Commenting on SigmaTron’s second quarter, fiscal 2022 results, Gary R. Fairhead, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, said, “I’m pleased to report record quarterly revenue and operating results for the quarter ending October 31, 2021. The revenue line, as well as the cost of products sold, are inflated due to significant premiums paid for raw material by our customers, which are close to a pass through in terms of margin. The premiums were a little over 10% of the revenue reported and roughly the same number in terms of cost of products sold. However, putting that aside, we still reported operating income of $5.0 million for the quarter, which is a record for income from operations. Coupled with our first quarter results, we also set records for the six months ended October 31, 2021, after eliminating the gain from the forgiveness of the PPP Loan previously reported in our first quarter financial results press release.

“The record results were driven by a strong and growing demand from existing customers as well as several new customers that have been added over the last year. The backlog remains strong, and new opportunities are significant. There has been no perceivable change in terms of trade policy between the United States and China and this continues to drive existing and potential customers to look at Mexico as a favored supply chain solution. Unfortunately, the volatility of the electronic component marketplace remains with us and from our perspective, is getting worse and not better. We do not see any end in sight for the shortages. We continue to experience and have reached a stage where shortages in other commodity markets affected final production for our customers causing them to slow or push out consumption of assemblies from us. Accordingly, the Company continues to be negatively affected by the disruptions in the component marketplace and other times are negatively affected by other supply chain providers. Unfortunately, there is no predictability regarding when these disruptions will occur so it’s a challenge in terms of reacting to these disruptions.

“With that said, these disruptions have required that we work closer than ever with our customers and the silver lining is that I believe we have built even stronger relationships. That bodes well going forward.

“I’m also pleased to announce that we have reached a new 3-year labor agreement with our Elk Grove Village production union, with which we have always enjoyed an excellent working relationship.

“Regarding the pending Wagz acquisition, both companies currently anticipate closing the transaction by the end of calendar 2021. On December 7th, the Company amended its Agreement and Plan of Merger with Wagz. The amendment decreases the number of SigmaTron shares given to Wagz in conjunction with the transaction. Please refer to Form 8-K, filed December 10, 2021 for more information regarding the amendment. We remain excited about the opportunities we see in the Pet Tech market.

“While significant uncertainty remains in the electronic manufacturing services market, both in terms of customer requirements and raw material/component availability, I believe that we are well positioned with three plants in Mexico to continue to grow as electronics and electronic products continue to be incorporated into more applications and products for the North American market.”

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