IEC Announces Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results

Newark, New York, August 9, 2017 — IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE American: IEC) today announced results for the fiscal 2017 third quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2017.

IEC reported revenues of $26.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with revenues of $32.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016.  Sequentially, revenues increased 24.0% compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2017.  Gross profit margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was 14.0% as compared to 16.8% in the same quarter last year and represented an increase sequentially compared to gross margin of 10.7% in the second quarter of fiscal 2017.  Selling and administrative expenses decreased on a dollar basis and as a percentage of sales to $2.6 million or 9.8% in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 as compared to $3.5 million or 10.7% of sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2016.  The Company recorded net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 of $0.8 million or $0.08 per share, compared to net income of $1.6 million, or $0.16 per share, in the same quarter last year. 

Revenues for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 decreased to $68.8 million as compared to $98.6 million in the same period of fiscal 2016.  Gross profit margin for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 was 11.3% as compared to 17.3% in the first nine months of fiscal 2016.  Selling and administrative expenses decreased on a dollar basis and as a percentage of sales to $7.7 million or 11.2% in the first nine months of fiscal 2017 as compared to $11.2 million or 11.4% of sales in the first nine months of fiscal 2016.  Net loss for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 was ($0.7) million, or ($0.07) per share, compared to net income of $4.6 million, or $0.45 per share, in the same prior year period.   

Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum, President and CEO of IEC Electronics commented, “Our third quarter results were in line with our expectations, demonstrating sequential increases in revenue, gross profit margin and a return to profitability.  We are pleased to have seen incremental revenue growth in the third quarter from a large strategic customer who had previously reduced volumes in the first two quarters of fiscal 2017.”  

“Our new business pipeline continues to expand with activity from both existing and new customers as a result of our reformulated go to market strategy.  The third quarter also reflects reduced selling and administrative expense as we’ve remained diligent in our efforts to control costs during what we believe is a temporary downturn in sales while also maintaining our ability to ramp our operations as sales return.   With our visibility today, we believe that sales levels will continue to grow through the balance of fiscal 2017.” 

Mr. Schlarbaum concluded, “Our balance sheet remains strong, providing a solid platform for our initiatives to win new customers and programs.  We continue to gain traction in the marketplace as a leading provider of unique design and manufacturing solutions for the production of life-saving and mission critical products. We look forward to capitalizing on the opportunities in front of us to drive future growth and profitability.”

Conference Call:

IEC will host a conference call, today, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its financial results for the fiscal 2017 third quarter ended June 30, 2017.

The conference call may be accessed in the U.S. and Canada by dialing toll-free (877) 407-9210. International callers may access the call by dialing (201) 689-8049.

A replay of the teleconference will be available for 30 days after the call and may be accessed domestically by dialing (877) 481-4010 and international callers may dial (919) 882-2331.  Callers must enter conference i.d. number 16237.

To access the live webcast, log onto the IEC website at  The webcast can also be accessed at  An online replay will be available shortly after the call.

About IEC Electronics

IEC Electronics is a provider of electronic manufacturing services ("EMS") to advanced technology companies that produce life-saving and mission critical products for the medical, industrial, aerospace and defense sectors. The Company specializes in delivering technical solutions for the custom manufacture of complex full system assemblies by providing on-site analytical testing laboratories, custom design and test engineering services combined with a broad array of manufacturing services encompassing electronics, interconnect solutions, and precision metalworking.  As a full service EMS provider, IEC holds all appropriate certifications for the market sectors it supports including ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C, ISO 13485, and Nadcap.  IEC Electronics is headquartered in Newark, NY and also has operations in Rochester, NY and Albuquerque, NM.  Additional information about IEC can be found on its web site at

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

References in this report to “IEC,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us” mean IEC Electronics Corp. and its subsidiaries except where the context otherwise requires. This release contains forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “targets,” “optimistic,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar words or phrases. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future sales and operating results, future prospects, the expected return of sales volumes in the balance of fiscal 2017, the capabilities and capacities of business operations, any financial or other guidance and all statements that are not based on historical fact, but rather reflect our current expectations concerning future results and events. The ultimate correctness of these forward-looking statements is dependent upon a number of known and unknown risks and events and is subject to various uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

The following important factors, among others, could affect future results and events, causing those results and events to differ materially from those views expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements: litigation; business conditions and growth or contraction in our customers’ industries, the electronic manufacturing services industry and the general economy; variability of our operating results; our ability to control our material, labor and other costs; our dependence on a limited number of major customers; the potential consolidation of our customer base; availability of component supplies; dependence on certain industries; variability and timing of customer requirements;  technological, engineering and other start-up issues related to new programs and products; uncertainties as to availability and timing of governmental funding for our customers; the impact of government regulations, including FDA regulations; the types and mix of sales to our customers; intellectual property litigation; our ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting; unforeseen product failures and the potential product liability claims that may be associated with such failures; the availability of capital and other economic, business and competitive factors affecting our customers, our industry and business generally; failure or breach of our information technology systems; and natural disasters. Any one or more of such risks and uncertainties could have a material adverse effect on us or the value of our common stock. For a further list and description of various risks, relevant factors and uncertainties that could cause future results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

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Michael T. Williams

Audra Gavelis


Chief Financial Officer

Director of Marketing & Investor Relations


IEC Electronics Corp.

IEC Electronics Corp.


(315) 332-4308

(315) 332-4559




JUNE 30, 2017 and SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

(in thousands, except share and per share data)


June 30, 2017


September 30, 2016


Current assets:    
Cash $77 $845
Accounts receivable, net of allowance 15,915  17,140 
Inventories 18,231  15,384 
Assets held for sale —  4,611 
Other current assets 944  1,214 
Total current assets 35,167  39,194 
Property, plant & equipment, net 16,871  10,994 
Other long term assets 172  209 
Total assets $52,210 $50,397







Current liabilities:    
Current portion of long-term debt $987 $2,908
Current portion of capital lease obligation 210    
Accounts payable 12,868   10,864  
Accrued payroll and related expenses 1,473   3,365  
Other accrued expenses 405   529  
Customer deposits 721   1,756  
Total current liabilities 16,664   19,422  
Long-term debt 15,077   16,732  
Long-term capital lease obligation 5,417    
Other long-term liabilities 1,371   379  
Total liabilities 38,529   36,533  







Preferred stock, $0.01 par value:    
500,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding    
Common stock, $0.01 par value:    
Authorized: 50,000,000 shares    
Issued: 11,375,907 and 11,330,151 shares, respectively    
Outstanding: 10,196,271 and 10,158,713 shares, respectively 102   102  
Additional paid-in capital 46,796   46,305  
Accumulated deficit (31,628) (30,954)
Treasury stock, at cost: 1,055,488 shares (1,589) (1,589)
Total stockholders’ equity 13,681   13,864  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $52,210   $50,397  






THREE and NINE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017 and JULY 1, 2016

(unaudited; in thousands, except share and per share data)



Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

  June 30, 2017 July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 July 1, 2016
Net sales $26,489  $32,508  $68,833  $98,590 
Cost of sales 22,781  27,045  61,050  81,573 
Gross profit 3,708  5,463  7,783  17,017 
Selling and administrative expenses 2,604  3,475  7,711  11,222 
Operating profit 1,104  1,988  72  5,795 
Interest and financing expense 255  389  703  1,191 
Income/(loss) before income taxes 849  1,599  (631) 4,604 
Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes 43  (6) 43  (6)
Net income/(loss) $806  $1,605  $(674) $4,610 
Net income/(loss) per common share:    
Basic $0.08  $0.16  $(0.07) $0.45 
Diluted $0.08  $0.16  $(0.07) $0.45 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:  
Basic 10,193,200  10,211,347  10,176,626  10,210,805 
Diluted 10,193,200  10,211,347  10,176,626  10,210,805 



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