Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq:KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter and year ended June 30, 2012.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $96.7 million, up 46% from $66.0 million in the same period of fiscal 2011. For the full year of fiscal 2012, total revenue was a record $346.5 million, up 36% from $253.8 million in fiscal 2011.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $3.8 million or $0.35 per diluted share, up 148% from $1.5 million or $0.15 per diluted share for the same period of fiscal 2011. For the full year of fiscal 2012, net income was $11.6 million or $1.10 per diluted share, up 103% from $5.7 million or $0.55 per diluted share for fiscal 2011.

“Fiscal 2012 was another great year for Key Tronic, with strong growth in revenue and earnings, driven by the rapid production ramp up of new customer programs,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We achieved record revenue and continued to increase our operating efficiencies. At the end of fiscal 2012, we were generating revenue from 165 separate programs and had 48 distinct customers, up from 119 programs and 33 customers at the end of the prior fiscal year. We also continued to diversify our future revenue base during the fourth quarter by winning new programs involving robotic, automotive, industrial and gaming products.

“Moving into fiscal 2013, we continue to face global macroeconomic uncertainty. Nevertheless, we believe that with our unique combination of world-class engineering and global logistics, together with the cost and logistical advantages of our substantial and expanding production capabilities in Mexico, China and the United States, we will continue to see our new programs ramp up, our market share increase and our revenue base diversify. 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.”

Business Outlook

For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company expects to report revenue in the range of $94 million to $99 million, and earnings in the range of $0.32 to $0.39 per diluted share. The expected earnings range assumes an effective tax rate of 30%.

Conference Call

Key Tronic 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 under “Investor Relations” or by calling 877-941-0844 or +1-480-629-9835. A 48-hour replay will be available by calling 800-406-7325 or +1 303 590 3030 (Access Code: 4552865). A replay will also be available on the Company’s Web site.

About Key Tronic

Key Tronic is a leading contract manufacturer offering value-added design and manufacturing services from its facilities in the United States, Mexico and China. 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 Key Tronic visit:

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 or targets’ 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 fiscal 2013. 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 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; and the other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings.
  Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
June 30,2012   July 2,2011 June 30,2012   July 2,2011
Net sales $ 96,733 $ 66,044 $ 346,475 $ 253,846
Cost of sales   87,494   61,041     316,639   233,198
Gross profit on sales 9,239 5,003 29,836 20,648
Operating expenses:
Research, development and engineering 1,178 988 4,444 3,782
Selling, general and administrative   2,812   2,352     11,041   9,927
Total operating expenses   3,990   3,340     15,485   13,709
Operating income 5,249 1,663 14,351 6,939
Interest expense   153   138     510   457
Income before income taxes 5,096 1,525 13,841 6,482
Income tax provision (benefit)   1,285   (12 )   2,215   746
Net income $ 3,811 $ 1,537   $ 11,626 $ 5,736
Earnings per share:
Earnings per common share - basic $ 0.36 $ 0.15 $ 1.11 $ 0.55
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 10,474 10,380 10,447 10,344
Earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.35 $ 0.15 $ 1.10 $ 0.55
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 10,843 10,435 10,609 10,407
  June 30,2012   July 2,2011
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 502 $ 1,232
Trade receivables 60,709 40,350
Inventories 58,439 41,554
Deferred income tax asset 3,037 3,900
Other   4,639     4,549
Total current assets   127,326     91,585
Property, plant and equipment - net 17,306 14,917
Other assets:
Deferred income tax asset 7,870 4,219
Other   1,413     1,643
Total other assets   9,283     5,862
Total assets $ 153,915   $ 112,364
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 43,025 $ 26,149
Accrued compensation and vacation 6,337 4,436
Current portion of other long-term obligations 728 761
Other   3,163     1,932
Total current liabilities   53,253     33,278
Long-term liabilities:
Revolving loan 15,011 6,000
Deferred income tax liability 1,094 1,542
Other long-term obligations   5,949     3,521
Total long-term liabilities   22,054     11,063
Shareholders' equity:

Common stock, no par value ( in thousands) - shares authorized 25,000; issued and outstanding 10,481 and 10,399 shares, respectively
42,372 41,014
Retained earnings 36,895 25,269
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income   (659 )   1,740
Total shareholders' equity   78,608     68,023
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 153,915   $ 112,364

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