Exhibit 99.1
KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER FISCAL YEAR 2020 RESULTS
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, IN (February 5, 2020) - Kimball Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: KE) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
(Amounts in Thousands, except EPS)
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Net Sales
$
307,084

 
$
284,149

 
$
620,469

 
$
549,769

Operating Income
$
8,684

 
$
10,212

 
$
19,799

 
$
17,244

Adjusted Operating Income (non-GAAP) (1)
$
8,684

 
$
10,212

 
$
19,799

 
$
17,152

Operating Income %
2.8
%
 
3.6
%
 
3.2
%
 
3.1
%
Net Income
$
6,612

 
$
7,115

 
$
13,210

 
$
12,184

Adjusted Net Income (non-GAAP) (1)
$
6,612

 
$
6,864

 
$
13,210

 
$
11,863

Diluted EPS
$
0.26

 
$
0.27

 
$
0.52

 
$
0.46

Adjusted Diluted EPS (non-GAAP) (1)
$
0.26

 
$
0.26

 
$
0.52

 
$
0.45

(1) A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is included below.
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:

Three Months Ended
 
 
 
December 31,
 
 
(Amounts in Millions)
2019
 
2018
 
Percent Change
Automotive
$
134.9

 
$
112.4

 
20
%
Medical
85.7

 
85.7

 
%
Industrial
66.4

 
62.2

 
7
%
Public Safety
14.6

 
17.9

 
(18
)%
Other
5.5

 
5.9

 
(7
)%
    Total Net Sales
$
307.1

 
$
284.1

 
8
%
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 States, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Thailand, 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.
Lasting relationships. Global success.





Financial highlights for the second quarter ended December 31, 2019 are as follows:
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
(Amounts in Thousands, except Per Share Data)
December 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
Net Sales
$
307,084

 
100.0
%
 
$
284,149

 
100.0
%
Cost of Sales
286,573

 
93.3
%
 
263,705

 
92.8
%
Gross Profit
20,511

 
6.7
%
 
20,444

 
7.2
%
Selling and Administrative Expenses
11,827

 
3.9
%
 
10,232

 
3.6
%
Operating Income
8,684

 
2.8
%
 
10,212

 
3.6
%
Other Income (Expense), net
143

 
0.1
%
 
(1,593
)
 
(0.6
)%
Income Before Taxes on Income
8,827

 
2.9
%
 
8,619

 
3.0
%
Provision for Income Taxes
2,215

 
0.7
%
 
1,504

 
0.5
%
Net Income
$
6,612

 
2.2
%
 
$
7,115

 
2.5
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.26

 
 
 
$
0.27

 
 
Diluted
$
0.26

 
 
 
$
0.27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average Number of Shares Outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Basic
25,247

 
 
 
25,993

 
 
     Diluted
25,330

 
 
 
26,036

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended
(Amounts in Thousands, except Per Share Data)
December 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
Net Sales
$
620,469

 
100.0
%
 
$
549,769

 
100.0
%
Cost of Sales
577,765

 
93.1
%
 
511,139

 
93.0
%
Gross Profit
42,704

 
6.9
%
 
38,630

 
7.0
%
Selling and Administrative Expenses
22,905

 
3.7
%
 
21,478

 
3.9
%
Other General Income

 
%
 
(92
)
 
%
Operating Income
19,799

 
3.2
%
 
17,244

 
3.1
%
Other Income (Expense), net
(2,259
)
 
(0.4
)%
 
(2,147
)
 
(0.4
)%
Income Before Taxes on Income
17,540

 
2.8
%
 
15,097

 
2.7
%
Provision for Income Taxes
4,330

 
0.7
%
 
2,913

 
0.5
%
Net Income
$
13,210

 
2.1
%
 
$
12,184

 
2.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        Basic
$
0.52

 
 
 
$
0.46

 
 
        Diluted
$
0.52

 
 
 
$
0.46

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average Number of Shares Outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        Basic
25,371

 
 
 
26,250

 
 
        Diluted
25,503

 
 
 
26,404

 
 







Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Six Months Ended
(Unaudited)
December 31,
(Amounts in Thousands)
2019
 
2018
Net Cash Flow provided by (used for) Operating Activities
$
39,282

 
$
(4,394
)
Net Cash Flow used for Investing Activities
(21,974
)
 
(52,481
)
Net Cash Flow (used for) provided by Financing Activities
(13,903
)
 
47,264

Effect of Exchange Rate Change on Cash and Cash Equivalents
(478
)
 
(954
)
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents
2,927

 
(10,565
)
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period
49,276

 
46,428

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period
$
52,203

 
$
35,863



 
(Unaudited)
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
December 31,
2019
 
June 30,
2019
(Amounts in Thousands)
ASSETS
 
 
 
    Cash and cash equivalents
$
52,203

 
$
49,276

    Receivables, net
196,323

 
225,555

    Contract assets
67,007

 
51,929

    Inventories
202,402

 
203,840

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets
22,578

 
24,713

    Property and Equipment, net
147,761

 
143,629

    Goodwill
19,936

 
18,104

    Other Intangible Assets, net
20,742

 
22,188

    Other Assets
29,013

 
24,877

        Total Assets
$
757,965

 
$
764,111

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHARE OWNERS EQUITY
 
 
 
    Current portion of borrowings under credit facilities
$
27,930

 
$
34,713

    Accounts payable
195,159

 
197,001

    Accrued expenses
35,979

 
43,196

    Long-term debt under credit facilities, less current portion
91,500

 
91,500

    Long-term income taxes payable
9,765

 
9,765

    Other
20,794

 
18,082

    Share Owners’ Equity
376,838

 
369,854

        Total Liabilities and Share Owners’ Equity
$
757,965

 
$
764,111






Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Amounts in Thousands, except Per Share Data)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating Income excluding Lawsuit Proceeds
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Operating Income, as reported
$
8,684

 
$
10,212

 
$
19,799

 
$
17,244

Less: Pre-tax Settlement Proceeds from Lawsuit

 

 

 
92

Adjusted Operating Income
$
8,684

 
$
10,212

 
$
19,799

 
$
17,152

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income excluding Tax Reform and Lawsuit Proceeds
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Net Income, as reported
$
6,612

 
$
7,115

 
$
13,210

 
$
12,184

Add: Adjustments to Provision for Income Taxes from Tax Reform

 
(251
)
 

 
(251
)
Less: After-tax Settlement Proceeds from Lawsuit

 

 

 
70

Adjusted Net Income
$
6,612

 
$
6,864

 
$
13,210

 
$
11,863

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted Earnings per Share excluding Tax Reform and Lawsuit Proceeds
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Diluted Earnings per Share, as reported
$
0.26

 
$
0.27

 
$
0.52

 
$
0.46

Add: Adjustments to Provision for Income Taxes from Tax Reform

 
(0.01
)
 

 
(0.01
)
Less: Impact of Settlement Proceeds from Lawsuit

 

 

 

Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share
$
0.26

 
$
0.26

 
$
0.52

 
$
0.45

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twelve Months Ended
 
 
 
December 31,
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
2018
Operating Income
 
 
 
 
$
44,615

 
$
39,640

Less: Pre-tax Settlement Proceeds from Lawsuits
 
 
 
 
$
215

 
$
92

Adjusted Operating Income (non-GAAP)
 
 
 
 
$
44,400

 
$
39,548

Tax Effect (1)

 

 
$
9,020

 
$
8,982

After-tax Adjusted Operating Income

 

 
$
35,380

 
$
30,566

Average Invested Capital (2)
 
 
 
 
$
431,910

 
$
342,408

ROIC

 

 
8.2
%
 
8.9
%

(1) Accumulated tax effect utilizing the applicable quarterly effective tax rates, excludes tax effect of adjusted items including adjustments related to the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
(2) Average Invested Capital is computed using Share Owners’ equity plus current and non-current debt less cash and cash equivalents averaged for the last five quarters.


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