IEC Announces Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Results

  • REVENUE OF $45.4 MILLION IN THE QUARTER; UP 2.7% YEAR OVER YEAR

Newark, New York, May 5, 2021 - IEC Electronics Corp. (Nasdaq: IEC) today announced results for the fiscal 2021 second quarter ended April 2, 2021 (“fiscal 2021”).

IEC reported revenues of $45.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2021, an increase of 2.7% as compared to revenues of $44.2 million for the second quarter of the year ended September 30, 2020 (“fiscal 2020”). Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 was $3.3 million, or 7.3% of sales, compared to gross profit of $5.5 million, or 12.5% of sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Operating loss was $0.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2021, compared to operating profit of $2.3 million for the same quarter in the prior fiscal year. The Company reported a net loss of $0.3 million or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2021, compared net income of $1.5 million, or $0.15 per basic and $0.14 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2020.

For the first six months of fiscal 2021, the Company reported revenues of $92.8 million, an increase of 4.4% as compared to revenues of $88.9 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020. Gross profit for the first six months of fiscal 2021 was $9.1 million, or 9.8% of sales, compared to gross profit of $10.7 million, or 12.1% of sales in the first six months of fiscal 2020. Selling and administrative expenses were $7.0 million in the first six months of fiscal 2021, or 7.5% of sales, as compared to $6.5 million, or 7.3% of sales, in the first six months of fiscal 2020.  Operating profit was $2.0 million for the first six months of fiscal 2021, compared to $4.2 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year. Due primarily to the investments in both the Company’s new headquarters facility and incremental manufacturing equipment, operating profit for the first six months of fiscal 2021 includes $1.0 million of additional depreciation expense as compared to the first six months of fiscal 2020. The Company reported net income of $1.2 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share for the first six months of fiscal 2021, compared to net income of $2.7 million, or $0.26 per basic and $0.25 per diluted share in the first six months of fiscal 2020. As previously discussed, adjusted for the impact of a one-time inventory reserve in the first quarter of fiscal 2020, adjusted net income per common share would have been $0.34 per basic share and $0.32 per diluted share. Please see the reconciliation tables included in this release for further information regarding these non-GAAP measures.

Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum, President and CEO of IEC Electronics Corp. commented, “Second fiscal quarter results came in below expectations due to delays in ramping two high value programs. We believe we have built an infrastructure to support the conversion of much higher revenue levels that have now shifted into the second half of the fiscal year. These complex programs, which are anticipated to provide considerable long-term revenue opportunity for IEC, experienced unusual technical challenges and supply chain delays that slowed the ramp to steady production, impacting revenue and profitability for the quarter. We view this as simply a timing issue as demand for our highly technical and complex manufacturing capabilities remains strong. As we have often discussed, we are a manufacturing partner for high complexity, life-saving and mission critical industries, where there is no compromise for exact technical precision and product quality. We are working closely with our customers to manage through the ramp-up challenges experienced in the second quarter and believe our partnerships have been strengthened by IEC’s technical capability matched with a remediation know-how for complex issues like the ones encountered in the fiscal second quarter.  

“With our visibility today, we remain confident and believe we are well-positioned to drive double digit organic growth for the balance of fiscal 2021. As a 100% U.S.-based manufacturer with a full portfolio of vertically integrated production services, IEC is an attractive partner for companies across several regulated industries who are looking for the highest levels of intellectual property protection and supply chain management. We are focused on growing our leadership position and we are energized by the opportunities we’re seeing in the marketplace to add new customers and programs.” 

Conference Call

IEC will host a conference call today, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its financial results for the fiscal 2021 second quarter ended April 2, 2021. 

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 ID: 40935.

To access the live webcast, log onto the IEC website at http://www.iec-electronics.com. The webcast can also be accessed at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2149/40935. 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, and 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 9001:2015, AS9100D, ISO 13485, and is Nadcap accredited. 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 www.iec-electronics.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 

References in this release to “IEC,” “IEC Electronics,” 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 within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “appears,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “targets,” “forecasts,” “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, revenues and operating results, future prospects, 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: the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, including our supply chain, workforce and customer demand; business conditions and growth or contraction in our customers’ industries, the electronic manufacturing services industry and the general economy; our ability to control our material, labor and other costs; our dependence on a limited number of major customers and suppliers; uncertainties as to availability and timing of governmental funding for our customers; the impact of government regulations, including U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations; unforeseen product failures and the potential product liability claims that may be associated with such failures; technological, engineering and other start-up issues related to new programs and products; variability and timing of customer requirements; the potential consolidation of our customer base; availability of component supplies; dependence on certain industries; the ability to realize the full value of our backlog; the types and mix of sales to our customers; litigation and governmental investigations; intellectual property litigation; variability of our operating results; our ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting; 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.

All forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date indicated or as of the date of this release. We do not undertake any obligation to, and may not, publicly update or correct any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur or which we hereafter become aware of, except as required by law. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time and we cannot predict these events or how they may affect us and cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on our forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.

Company Contact:

Thomas L. Barbato

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

IEC Electronics Corp.

(315) 332-4493

tbarbato@iec-electronics.com

 

Agency Contact:

John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau

IMS Investor Relations

(203) 972 - 9200

jnesbett@institutionalms.com


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