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Key Tronic Corporation Announces Second Quarter Results

Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq:KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.

For the second quarter of fiscal 2012, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $84.5 million, up 38% from $61.0 million in the same period of fiscal 2011. For the first six months of fiscal 2012, total revenue was $154.2 million, up 24% from $124.4 million in the same period of fiscal 2011.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 was $3.2 million or $0.30 per diluted share, up 83% from $1.7 million or $0.17 per diluted share for the same period of fiscal 2011. Net income per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 included $0.11 for research and development tax credits. For the first six months of fiscal 2012, net income was $4.4 million or $0.42 per diluted share, up 27% from $3.5 million or $0.33 per diluted share for the same period of fiscal 2011.

For the second quarter of fiscal 2012, gross margin was 8% and operating margin was 3%, compared to 9% and 3%, respectively, in the same period of fiscal 2011. In the third quarter, the Company expects to see its gross margin increase to around 9%.

“We’re very pleased with our strong growth in revenue and earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, driven primarily by the rapid production ramp up for new customer programs,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer, “During the quarter, we achieved the highest quarterly revenue in Key Tronic’s history and significantly increased our operating efficiencies from recent quarters. We also continued to diversify our future revenue base by winning new programs involving irrigation equipment, gaming devices, electric transportation and military equipment.

“Moving into the third quarter, we expect continued strong growth in revenue and earnings. As a result of the increasing recognition of our unique combination of world-class engineering, global logistics and cost-effective production, we’re capturing market share from many of our competitors. As we grow our business, we remain focused on maintaining outstanding customer service, carefully managing our operating expenses and maximizing our return on invested capital.”

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