Kimball Electronics Reports Q3 Results with Record Revenue and Expanding Operating Margin; Company Updates Outlook for Fiscal Year 2023 with Sales Expected at the High-End and Adjusted Operating Margin in the Mid-to-Low End of Its Guidance Range

May 5, 2023, 09:33 AM by Mary Leah Siegel
Net sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2023 totaled $484.7 million, an all-time quarterly high and up 32% year-over-year; foreign currency had a 2% unfavorable impact on net sales compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2022


JASPER, Ind., May 4, 2023 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kimball Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2023.



Richard D. Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I am very pleased with my first quarter as CEO of Kimball Electronics, and the opportunity to share strong results for Q3. The Company has been on a path of unprecedented growth, and for the fifth consecutive quarter, revenue reached an all-time record high. Throughout this journey, operating margin has improved as we ramp-up new and existing programs, and leverage our recent facility expansions in Thailand and Mexico. While the macro environment remains challenging, we are forecasting a solid finish in the fourth quarter, and we are updating our outlook for fiscal year 2023, with sales expected at the high-end and adjusted operating margin in the mid-to-low end of our guidance range.”


Mr. Phillips continued, “We also have been updating our Strategic Plan, which includes a review of the positioning, and growth opportunities, within the vertical markets we support. The learnings from this review are encouraging and the path to $2 billion in annual revenue is within our sights. After a fast-paced onboarding, I’m even more excited about our future.”

As a reminder, the Company’s guidance for fiscal year 2023 includes net sales in the range of $1.7 - $1.8 billion, a 26% - 33% increase compared to the prior year; adjusted operating income in the range of 4.6% - 5.2% of net sales; and capital expenditures of $80 - $100 million.


Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Overview

Cash flow from operating activities of $14.0 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2023


Cash conversion days (“CCD”) for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 were 92 days, down from 97 days in the second quarter of fiscal year 2023; CCD is calculated as the sum of days sales outstanding plus contract asset days plus production days supply on hand less accounts payable days and advances from customers days


Investments in capital expenditures were $24.7 million during the quarter


Cash and cash equivalents of $30.4 million and borrowings outstanding on credit facilities of $289.4 million at March 31, 2023, including $235.0 million classified as long term, and $98.1 million borrowing capacity available


Net Sales by Vertical Market for Q3 Fiscal 2023:


Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained within this release are considered forward-looking, including our fiscal year 2023 guidance, under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements may be identified by the use of words such as “expect,” “should,” “goal,” “predict,” “will,” “future,” “optimistic,” “confident,” and “believe.” Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations of future events and thus are inherently subject to uncertainty. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from our expectations and projections. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, global economic conditions, geopolitical environment and conflicts such as the war in Ukraine, global health emergencies including the COVID-19 pandemic, availability or cost of raw materials and components, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, and our ability to convert new business opportunities into customers and revenue. 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, 2022.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures contained herein include adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted EPS, and ROIC. Reconciliations of the reported GAAP numbers to these non-GAAP financial measures are included in the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures section below. Management believes these measures are useful and allow investors to meaningfully trend, analyze, and benchmark the performance of the company’s core operations. The company’s non-GAAP financial measures are not necessarily comparable to non-GAAP information used by other companies.


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.

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