Kimball EMS Profits Up on 10% Spike in Sales PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 09:20

JASPER, IN -- Kimball International today reported net sales at its EMS unit rose 10% year-over-year on growth in the industrial and automotive industries. Net income was $5.2 million, up 33%, on revenues of $181.3 million, the company said.

Revenues for the second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31 were partially offset by lower sales to the public safety and medical industries.

Overall net sales rose 9% year-over-year to $320.3 million, and net income was up 121% to $9.2 million.

Chief executive and president James C. Thyen said, "In our EMS segment, the 10% increase in sales was driven by the success of our business development efforts and continued strength in both the industrial and automotive markets. Overall, we were very pleased with the solid performance in both of our segments this quarter."

Electronic Manufacturing Services Segment

Financial Highlights

(Amounts in Thousands)

Three Months Ended

December 31, December 31, Percent
2013 2012 Change
Net Sales $ 181,264 $ 164,181 10 %
Operating Income $ 5,378 $ 4,996 8 %
Operating Income % 3.0 % 3.0 %
Net Income $ 5,225 $ 3,932 33 %


Last month, Kimball announced it would spin off its electronic manufacturing services segment. The separation will result in two independent publicly-traded companies: Kimball International, Inc., an industry leader in the sale and manufacture of quality office and hospitality furniture; and Kimball Electronics, Inc., a leading global provider of electronic manufacturing services to the automotive, medical, industrial, and public safety markets. The company expects the spin-off to be completed in approximately eight to 12 months.




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