SMTC Swings to Profit
SMTC (SMTX) swung to a second-quarter profit Monday, as the electronics manufacturing services provider bounced back from a loss-plagued 2003.
For its second quarter ended June 30, the Toronto-based company earned $1 million, or 2 cents a share. That reverses the year-ago charge-heavy loss of $39.9 million, or $1.39 a share.
The company posted the profit despite a 6% slide in revenue to $66.3 million.
Latest-quarter earnings included income from discontinued options of $800,000 and an income tax expense of $500,000 related to recapitalization transactions. Gross profit margin rose to 11.1% from 6.7% in the prior year.On June 1, SMTC closed its recapitalization, featuring a private placement of 33.4 million special warrants and a three-year, $40 million revolving asset-based credit facility. The company also swapped debt for equity with previous debtholders. "With the delay in the completion of the recapitalization and the renewal of our sales organization, our new customer acquisition initiatives are just starting to gain traction," said CEO John Caldwell. "I am pleased to have recently joined SMTC," said finance chief Jane Todd. "I believe I have joined the Company at an optimum time, with the completion of the recapitalization transactions reducing our overall debt, lengthening our repayment terms and introducing our revolving credit facility. The closure of these transactions will provide the additional liquidity and financial flexibility to support our current and future customers' growth." On Monday, the stock dropped a penny to 43 cents.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV