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Kimball Electronics, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Results
Feb 10, 2020

 
  • Second quarter net sales were $307 million, up 8% year-over-year
  • Net income of $6.6 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.26
  • Returned $2.6 million to Share Owners in stock repurchases during the quarter

 

JASPER, Ind.Feb. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kimball Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: KE) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2019.

Donald D. Charron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are very pleased with the solid growth results we 

delivered in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 despite significant headwinds, including the impact from the strike at General Motors and continued softness in the overall market.  We expect softness and fluctuations in the overall demand to continue near term as our customers revise their outlook over the next few quarters, however, we remain cautiously optimistic that we will achieve our goal of 8% organic growth for fiscal year 2020.”

Mr. Charron continued, “We are also pleased with our efforts to minimize the operating margin impact of the strike at GM and we are working diligently to respond to the volatility in demand and change in the mix of our overall business.  The signing of the phase one China trade agreement and USMCA provide us with renewed optimism as we further develop our long-term business plans for those geographies.”

Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Overview:

  • Consolidated net sales increased 8% compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.
  • Operating activities used cash of $0.3 million during the quarter, which compares to cash provided by operating activities of $5.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.
  • Cash conversion days (“CCD”) for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 were 76 days, flat to the quarter ended December 31, 2018, and up from 73 days in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020.  CCD is calculated as the sum of days sales outstanding plus contract asset days plus production days supply on hand less accounts payable days.
  • Investments in capital expenditures were $10.4 million during the quarter.
  • $2.6 million was returned to Share Owners during the quarter in the form of common stock repurchases.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $52.2 million and borrowings outstanding on credit facilities were $119.4 million at December 31, 2019, including $91.5 million classified as long-term.
  • Return on invested capital (“ROIC”), calculated for the trailing twelve months, was 8.2% and 8.9% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively (see reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures for ROIC calculation).

 

Net Sales by Vertical Market:

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained within this release are considered forward-looking under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, successful integration of acquisitions, ramp up of new operations, global economic conditions, geopolitical environment, global health emergencies, significant volume reductions from key contract customers, loss of key customers or suppliers, financial stability of key customers and suppliers, availability or cost of raw materials, impact related to tariffs and other trade barriers, and increased competitive pricing pressures.  Additional cautionary statements regarding other risk factors that could have an effect on the future performance of the Company are contained in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2019.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures.  A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s financial performance that excludes or includes amounts so as to be different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) in the United States in the statement of income, statement of comprehensive income, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, or statement of share owners’ equity of the Company.  The non-GAAP financial measures contained herein include adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted EPS, and ROIC.  These measures include adjustments for the three and six months ended December 31, 2018 related to adjustments to the provision for income taxes resulting from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Reform”), and for the six months ended December 31, 2018, for proceeds from a class action lawsuit settlement.  Reconciliations of the reported GAAP numbers to these non-GAAP financial measures are included in the financial highlights table below.  Management believes it is useful for investors to understand how its core operations performed without the effects of the tax adjustments resulting from Tax Reform and proceeds from the lawsuit settlement.  Excluding these amounts allows investors to meaningfully trend, analyze, and benchmark the performance of the Company’s core operations.

 
Conference Call / Webcast
Date:February 6, 2020
Time:10:00 AM Eastern Time
Dial-In #:800-992-4934 (International Calls - 937-502-2251)
Conference ID:5496371
  

The live webcast of the conference call can be accessed at investors.kimballelectronics.com.  For those unable to participate in the live webcast, the call will be archived at investors.kimballelectronics.com.

About Kimball Electronics, Inc.
Kimball Electronics is a multifaceted manufacturing solutions provider of electronics and diversified contract manufacturing services to customers around the world.  From our operations in the United StatesChinaIndiaJapanMexicoPolandRomaniaThailand, and Vietnam, our teams are proud to provide manufacturing services for a variety of industries.  Recognized for a reputation of excellence, we are committed to a high-performance culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical behavior.  Kimball Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: KE) is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

To learn more about Kimball Electronics, visit: www.kimballelectronics.com.

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