updated 12/13/2010 10:17:03 AM ET 2010-12-13T15:17:03

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Dec. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SigmaTron International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGMA), an electronic manufacturing services company, today reported revenues and earnings for the second quarter ended October 31, 2010.

Revenues increased to $38.2 million for the second quarter fiscal 2011 from $30.6 million for the same quarter in the prior year. Net income increased to $586,050 in the fiscal 2011 period compared to $517,298 for the same period in the prior year. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.15 for the quarter ended October 31, 2010, compared to $0.14 and $0.13, respectively, for the same quarter in fiscal 2010.

For the six months ended October 31, 2010, revenues increased to $76.3 million compared to $56.9 million for the same period ended October 31, 2009. Net income for the same period in fiscal 2011 was $1,444,039, compared to $114,823 for the same period in the prior year. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the six months ended October 31, 2010, were $0.37 compared to $0.03 and $0.02, respectively, for the six months ending October 31, 2009.

Commenting on SigmaTron's second quarter and six month results, Gary R. Fairhead, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am pleased to report positive results for our second quarter of fiscal 2011.  As indicated in the first quarter press release, the relocation from Hayward to Union City, California, would negatively impact our results in both the first and second quarters of fiscal 2011.  Net income adjusted on a pro-forma basis to exclude relocation expenses for the three and six month periods ended October 31, 2010 was $1,007,763 and $1,999,627, respectively.  The non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per share, as adjusted, for the first and second quarters of fiscal 2011 equated to $0.26 and $0.51, respectively. Our team in California did an exceptional job of relocating our operations from Hayward to Union City during the second quarter. The relocation was executed as planned and all customer commitments were met.  The Union City facility is fully operational for both existing and new customers as all audits were passed. The one-time relocation expenses are almost entirely behind us and starting in the third quarter, we expect that lease expenses for Union City, California will decrease by $40,000 per month, which was one of the drivers of the move.

"Our revenue for the second quarter was essentially the same as the first quarter, which hopefully indicates some level of stability in the general economy. Our earnings were lower compared to the first quarter, but primarily due to relocation expenses in California.  Our backlog remains stable. Our revenue run-rate over the first two quarters of fiscal 2011 is at the strongest revenue level for two consecutive quarters since the 2008 downturn in the economy.  Revenue has rebounded nicely and is slightly below the revenue level for the first two quarters of fiscal 2009. This is a positive development.

"Going forward, many challenges remain. While it appears that our customers have stabilized their businesses, the continued uncertainty in the economy forces us to remain cautious. Pricing pressures remain with both customers and vendors. We continue to have lead-time issues with several raw material classes.

"However, we continue to have an operations footprint that is attractive to our current and prospective customers, which can help us counter some of the pricing pressures. We continue to work on new programs with existing customers and bid on programs for new customers.

"In closing, I want to thank all of our stakeholders for their continuing support and wish all of you a happy holiday season and a healthy and successful 2011."

Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, IL, SigmaTron International, Inc. is an electronic manufacturing services company that provides printed circuit board assemblies and completely assembled electronic products. SigmaTron International, Inc. operates manufacturing facilities in Elk Grove Village, Illinois; Acuna and Tijuana, Mexico; Union City, California; and Suzhou-Wujiang, China. SigmaTron International, Inc. maintains engineering and materials sourcing offices in Taipei, Taiwan.

Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements. Words such as "continue," "anticipate," "will," "expect," "believe," "plan," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of the Company. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company's plans, actions and actual results could differ materially. Such statements should be evaluated in the context of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business including, but not necessarily limited to, the Company's continued dependence on certain significant customers; the continued market acceptance of products and services offered by the Company and its customers; pricing pressures from our customers, suppliers and the market; the activities of competitors, some of which may have greater financial or other resources than the Company; the variability of our operating results; the results of long-lived assets impairment testing; the variability of our customers' requirements; the availability and cost of necessary components and materials; the ability of the Company and our customers to keep current with technological changes within our industries; regulatory compliance; the continued availability and sufficiency of our credit arrangements; changes in U.S., Mexican, Chinese or Taiwanese regulations affecting the Company's business; the turmoil in the global economy and financial markets; the stability of the U.S., Mexican, Chinese and Taiwanese economic, labor and political systems and conditions; currency exchange fluctuations; the expenses and savings from the relocation of our Hayward, California facility to Union City, California; and the ability of the Company to manage its growth. These and other factors which may affect the Company's future business and results of operations are identified throughout the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and as risk factors and may be detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements speak as of the date of such filings, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements in light of future events or otherwise unless otherwise required by law.

Financial tables to follow...

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS        
  Three Months

Ended

October 31,

2010
Three Months

Ended

October 31, 

2009
Six Months

Ended

October 31,

2010
Six Months

Ended

October 31, 

2009
         
Net sales $38,195,193 $30,564,267 $76,256,566 $56,894,321
         
Cost of products sold 33,969,173 27,280,971 67,372,392 51,351,172
         
Gross profit 4,226,020 3,283,296 8,884,174 5,543,149
         
Selling and administrative expenses 2,989,832 2,368,409 6,043,018 4,945,250
         
Operating income  1,236,188 914,887 2,841,156 597,899
         
Other expense 305,667 93,866 548,965 415,659
         
Income from operations before income tax 930,521 821,021 2,292,191 182,240
         
Income tax expense  344,471 303,723 848,152 67,417
         
Net income  $586,050 $517,298 $1,444,039 $114,823
         
         
Net income per common share -- basic $0.15 $0.14 $0.37 $0.03
         
Net income per common share -- assuming dilution $0.15 $0.13 $0.37 $0.02
         
Weighted average number of common equivalent shares outstanding - assuming dilution 3,881,139 3,851,395 3,879,342 3,839,096
         
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS        
  October 31,

2010
April 30,

2010
   
         
Assets:        
         
Current assets $80,504,097 $69,332,932    
         
Machinery and equipment-net 27,037,236 25,176,664    
         
Intangible assets 275,155 363,671    
Other assets 775,771 822,341    
         
Total assets $108,592,259 $95,695,608    
         
Liabilities and shareholders' equity:        
         
Current liabilities $24,647,348 $27,165,130    
         
Long-term obligations 34,830,837 20,867,271    
         
Stockholders' equity 49,114,074 47,663,207    
         
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $108,592,259 $95,695,608    
CONTACT:  SigmaTron International, Inc.
          Linda K. Frauendorfer
          1-800-700-9095

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