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SigmaTron International, Inc. Reports Year End Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2012

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., July 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SigmaTron International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGMA), an electronic manufacturing services company, today reported revenues and earnings for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012. Revenues increased 3.2% to $156.6 million in fiscal year 2012 from $151.7 million in the prior fiscal year. Net income decreased to $1,134,324 in fiscal year 2012 compared to $1,978,034 in fiscal year 2011. Diluted earnings per share for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012 were $0.29 compared to $0.51 in fiscal year 2011.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, revenues increased to $39.7 million compared to $38.5 million for the same quarter in the prior fiscal year. Diluted earnings per share for the fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter were $0.17 per share compared to $0.07 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2011.

Commenting on SigmaTron's results, Gary R. Fairhead, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "SigmaTron's fourth quarter was a most interesting quarter for the Company. From a financial perspective, the fourth quarter was our strongest quarter in fiscal 2012, posting pre-tax profits of $886,838, which was 54% of our pre-tax profits for the entire fiscal year. Furthermore, the pre-tax profits were after selling and administrative expenses of approximately $530,000 related to the Spitfire acquisition, which shows how strong the quarter was shaping up early on. However, mirroring the general economy as recently reported by the media, backlog & sales eased near the end of the quarter, dashing any short term hopes that the general economy was experiencing the long awaited strong recovery.

"When comparing fiscal 2012 to 2011, the results are disappointing but not unexpected given the continuing volatility and sluggishness of the U.S. and world economies. Sales grew 3.2% yet pre-tax profits were down 48%. This is evidence of the continuing pressure on margins that we expect to see until the economy starts a sustained recovery. Hopefully we will see that start during fiscal 2013. Until that time we will manage our cost structure as best we can, given the uncertainty we face nationally and internationally. We also will work on integrating Spitfire into SigmaTron, which we believe will ultimately improve our economies of scale and provide new revenue opportunities.

"From a strategic perspective, we acquired Spitfire Controls on May 31, 2012. SigmaTron will now have an original design manufacturing ("ODM") division well positioned to grow in the electronic appliance control marketplace. The Company also adds significant engineering design capabilities for the first time, thereby providing a greater breadth of services to customers.

"From a tactical perspective, we decided to relocate our Tijuana operation to what we feel is a superior location in Tijuana and which will accommodate future growth at a lower total cost of occupancy. From the Spitfire acquisition we gained two new manufacturing locations in Chihuahua, Mexico and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam that will service appliance and other markets we serve. As I stated in our June 1, 2012 press release, we believe Mexico will be the manufacturing location of choice for North America going forward and Vietnam will provide tactical advantages for us in Asia given that country's low cost structure.

"As always, I want to thank our customers, supply chain, our bank, Wells Fargo, our employees and our new and long serving Directors for their support and efforts during fiscal 2012."

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, Chihuahua, and Tijuana Mexico; Union City, California; Suzhou-Wujiang, China, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. SigmaTron International, Inc. maintains engineering and materials sourcing offices in Carpentersville, Illinois and 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, Vietnamese 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, Vietnamese and Taiwanese economic, labor and political systems and conditions; currency exchange fluctuations; and the ability of the Company to manage its growth, including its integration of the Spitfire Controls operation acquired in May 2012; including integration of Spitfire's financial statements with the Company's statements. 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 ...

  Three Months Three Months Twelve Months Twelve Months
  Ended Ended Ended Ended
  April 30,  April 30,  April 30,  April 30, 
  2012 2011 2012 2011
Net sales $39,741,827 $38,536,536 $156,635,984 $151,728,084
Cost of products sold 35,122,781 35,048,550 141,381,443 135,940,878
Gross profit 4,619,046 3,487,986 15,254,541 15,787,206
Selling and administrative expenses 3,544,550 2,726,430 12,611,673 11,460,908
Operating income  1,074,496 761,556 2,642,868 4,326,298
Other expense  187,658 276,802 986,373 1,144,750
Income from operations before income tax 886,838 484,754 1,656,495 3,181,548
Income tax expense  237,398 205,577 522,171 1,203,514
Net income  $649,440 $279,177 $1,134,324 $1,978,034
Net income per common share -- basic $0.17 $0.08 $0.29 $0.52
Net income per common share -- assuming dilution $0.17 $0.07 $0.29 $0.51
Weighted average number of common equivalent
shares outstanding -- assuming dilution
3,909,572 3,916,903 3,906,279 3,890,949
  April 30, April 30,    
  2012 2011    
Current assets $74,551,769 $76,245,883    
Machinery and equipment-net 24,373,494 26,189,150    
Customer relationships 86,925 199,675    
Miscellaneous 547,334 645,864    
Total assets $99,559,522 $103,280,572    
Liabilities and stockholders' equity:        
Current liabilities $24,930,482 $24,255,850    
Long-term obligations 23,607,969 29,181,145    
Stockholders' equity 51,021,071 49,743,577    
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $99,559,522 $103,180,572    
CONTACT: SigmaTron International, Inc.
         Linda K. Frauendorfer
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