• Sales for the quarter were $177.0 million
  • Consolidated orders for the quarter were $176.6 million
  • Backlog at the end of the quarter was $379.4 million
  • Initiates 2020 sales guidance in the range of $770 million to $820 million
  • Announces restructuring plan for antenna business

East Aurora, NY | November 5, 2019–Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended
September 28, 2019. Financial results include the divestiture of the Test Systems’ semiconductor business on February 13, 2019.

Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “As expected, third quarter revenue was light, due in part to the continued grounding of the 737 MAX and the resulting capacity challenge affecting the global airline industry. Beyond this, we faced some headwinds that impacted our bottom line significantly. The headwinds included continued losses from the three struggling businesses discussed in previous quarters, higher tariff costs, a non-cash loss on the sale of the airfield lighting product line, and an increased reserve for a legal proceeding in Europe. In total, the detrimental impact of these issues on the quarter’s results was $15.4 million.”

He added, “We are implementing a number of strategic initiatives to alleviate several headwinds and to set up for a successful 2020. We are consolidating operations, rearranging supply chains and pushing development programs to completion. We expect our actions will begin to show positively in the first quarter, and become even more evident as the year progresses.”

For comparability purposes, in addition to reporting consolidated and segment results of operations on a basis consistent with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), this press release also contains certain financial information regarding consolidated sales, operating income and net income, as well as Test Systems segment sales and operating profit, adjusted to remove the sales and direct expenses of the divested semiconductor business from all periods presented. Management believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors in understanding the performance of the ongoing business. The reconciliation of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures is contained in the section labeled “Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Performance Measures”.

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