IEC Announces Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

Newark, New York, December 6, 2017 — IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE American: IEC) today announced results for the fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and year ended September 30, 2017.

IEC reported revenues of $27.6 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with revenues of $28.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.  Gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 was 12.6% as compared to 11.5% in the same quarter last year.  Selling and administrative expenses decreased on a dollar basis and as a percentage of sales to $2.5 million or 9.0% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 as compared to $2.8 million or 9.9% of sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.  The Company recorded net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 of $0.8 million or $0.07 per share, compared to net income of $0.2 million, or $0.02 per share, in the same quarter last year. 

Revenues for fiscal 2017 decreased to $96.5 million as compared to $127.0 million in fiscal 2016.  Gross profit margin for fiscal 2017 was 11.7% as compared to 16.0% in fiscal 2016.  Selling and administrative expenses decreased on a dollar basis and as a percentage of sales to $10.2 million or 10.6% in fiscal 2017 as compared to $14.0 million or 11.1% of sales in fiscal 2016.  Net income for fiscal 2017 was $81 thousand or $0.01 per share, compared to net income of $4.8 million or $0.47 per share, in the prior fiscal year.   

Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum, President and CEO of IEC Electronics commented, “As expected, we saw improvements in our results in the second half of fiscal 2017 compared to the first half of this fiscal year.  Both revenue and profitability increased in the second half of the fiscal year and we exited fiscal 2017 largely where we anticipated.  During the second half of the fiscal year, one of the two customers that had experienced volume contraction started to ramp back up. In addition, we have continued to on-board new customers and new programs from existing customers as a direct result of our focus on strengthening our new business pipeline.”

Mr. Schlarbaum continued, “Our fourth quarter and our fiscal year end results also reflect our ongoing focus on controlling costs.  Our balance sheet remains strong, providing us financial flexibility for future business investments.  IEC’s solid reputation as a leading provider of electronic manufacturing solutions for the production of life-saving and mission critical products continues to be a competitive advantage that we will leverage to drive growth and profitability throughout 2018.”

Conference Call:

IEC will host a conference call, today, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its financial results for the fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 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 22678.

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, AS9100D, 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

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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) 332-4559




SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 and 2016

(in thousands, except share and per share data)


September 30, 2017

September 30, 2016

Current assets:    
Cash -- $845
Accounts receivable, net of allowance 17,887 17,140 
Inventories 15,605 15,384 
Assets held for sale —  4,611 
Other current assets 1,018 1,214 
Total current assets 34,510 39,194 
Property, plant & equipment, net 17,777 10,994 
Other long term assets 160 209 
Total assets $52,447 $50,397







Current liabilities:    
Current portion of long-term debt $987 $2,908
Current portion of capital lease obligation 215    
Accounts payable 13,046   10,864  
Accrued payroll and related expenses 1,013   3,365  
Other accrued expenses 444   529  
Customer deposits 1,611   1,756  
Total current liabilities 17,316   19,422  
Long-term debt 14,023   16,732  
Long-term capital lease obligation 5,362    
Other long-term liabilities 1,317   379  
Total liabilities 38,018   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 46,789   46,305  
Accumulated deficit (30,873) (30,954)
Treasury stock, at cost: 1,055,488 shares (1,589) (1,589)
Total stockholders’ equity 14,429   13,864  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $52,447   $50,397  





(in thousands, except share and per share data)


Three Months Ended

Years Ended

  September 30, 2017 September 30, 2016 September 30, 2017 September 30, 2016
Net sales $27,623  $28,420 $96,455 $127,010
Cost of sales 24,148 25,150 85,198 106,723
Gross profit 3,475 3,270 11,257 20,287
Selling and administrative expenses 2,491 2,817 10,197 14,039
Operating profit 984 453 1,060 6,248
Interest expense 210 201 917 6,248
Income before income taxes 774 252 143 4,856
Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes 19 76 62 70
Net income/(loss) $755 $176 $81 $4,786
Net income per common share:    
Basic $0.07 $0.02 $0.01 $0.47 
Diluted $0.07 $0.02 $0.01 $0.47
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:  
Basic 10,197,424 10,212,506 10,181,868 10,211,210
Diluted 10,271,493 10,212,506 10,181,868 10,211,210

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