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Business and Basis of Presentation

Business and Basis of Presentation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 27, 2020
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Business and Basis of Presentation


Business and Basis of Presentation


SMTC Corporation (the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “SMTC”) is a provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services (“EMS”), including product design and engineering services, printed circuit board assembly (“PCBA”), production, enclosure, cable assembly, precision metal fabrication, systems integration and comprehensive testing services, configuration to order (“CTO”), build to order (“BTO”) and direct order fulfillment (“DOF”). SMTC has more than 50 manufacturing and assembly lines at strategically located facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico that provide local support and manufacturing capabilities to our global customers. SMTC’s services extend over the entire electronic product life cycle from new product development and new product introduction (“NPI”) through to growth, maturity and end of life phases.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the accounting principles and methods of application disclosed in the audited consolidated financial statements within the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended December 29, 2019, (“Form 10-K”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 13, 2020.  The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements include adjustments of a normal, recurring nature that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair statement of the consolidated financial statements under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”). These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements contained in the Company’s Form 10-K. The consolidated balance sheet at December 29, 2019 was derived from the audited annual consolidated financial statements, but does not contain all of the footnote disclosures from the annual consolidated financial statements.

The preparation of financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy and financial markets have been disrupted and there continues to be significant uncertainty about the length and severity of the consequences caused by the pandemic. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from these estimates and be significantly affected by the severity and duration of the pandemic, the extent of actions to contain or treat COVID-19, how quickly and to what extent normal economic and operating activity can resume, and the severity and duration of the global economic downturn that results from the pandemic.

Unless otherwise specified or the context requires otherwise, all statements in these notes to the interim consolidated financial statements regarding financial figures are expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars.

  As at September 27, 2020, the additional funds available to borrow under our PNC Facility (as described and defined in note 4 below) after deducting the current borrowing base conditions and subject to debt covenants, should the Company require additional funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, was $30,464 (December 29, 2020 - $21,644). 

Transition of China Manufacturing

During the fourth quarter of 2019, we ceased manufacturing in China and began to relocate the equipment used at our Dongguan manufacturing facility to our other North American sites. During the first quarter of 2020, we completed final shipments for customers serviced at our Chinese manufacturing facility and the relocation of that equipment. Customer concerns about uncertainties relating to the prolonged impact of tariffs and macro-economic factors caused a number of our customers to begin to re-evaluate demand for some of their products and reconsider where they outsource their manufacturing. These factors ultimately resulted in the decision to close the manufacturing facility. The closure of the Dongguan facility was substantially completed as at September 27, 2020 with final deregistration steps expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2020.