KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) Files An 8-K Reports Preliminary Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results

KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of passive electronic components, today reported preliminary results for our second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2016.

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Net sales of $187.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 increased 1.3% from net sales of $184.9 million for the prior quarter ended June 30, 2016 and increased 0.6% from net sales of $186.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

The U.S. GAAP net loss was $5.0 million or $0.11 per basic and diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. This compares to a net loss of $12.2 million or $0.26 per basic and diluted share for the quarter endedJune 30, 2016. Financial results for the current quarter include cost reduction actions resulting in a write down of long-lived assets of $6.2 million and restructuring charges of $4.0 million. For the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the Company reported net income of $7.2 million or $0.14 per diluted share.

The non-U.S. GAAP adjusted net income was $7.0 million or $0.13 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, an improvement of $3.7 million compared to non-U.S. GAAP adjusted net income of $3.3 million or $0.06 per diluted share in the quarter ended June 30, 2016. For the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the Company reported non-U.S. GAAP adjusted net income of $4.3 million or $0.09 per diluted share.

“We continue to meet or exceed our forecast, improve operating margins, and build our cash balance,” stated Per Loof, KEMET’s Chief Executive Officer. “We announced further gross margin improvement actions this quarter that we expect will help us to maintain our gross margins at this level or higher. We have created significant operating leverage and are positioned well in our market segments and regions,” continued Loof.

The net income (loss) for the quarters ended September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015 include various items affecting comparability as denoted in the U.S. GAAP to Non-U.S. GAAP reconciliation table included hereafter.


The Company’s common stock is listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “KEM” (NYSE: KEM).  At the Investor Relations section of our web site at, users may subscribe to KEMET news releases and find additional information about our Company.  KEMET applies world class service and quality to deliver industry leading, high performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world and offers the world’s most complete line of surface mount and through hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. Additional information about KEMET can be found at


Beginning January 1, 2017, we will observe a quiet period during which the information provided in this news release and quarterly report on Form 10-Q will no longer constitute our current expectations. During the quiet period, this information should be considered to be historical, applying prior to the quiet period only and not subject to update by management. The quiet period will extend until the day when our next quarterly earnings release is published.

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