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Nortech Systems Reports 2018 Results


Nortech Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:NSYS), a leading provider of
full-service electronics manufacturing services (EMS), reported net
sales of $113.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared
with $112.3 million for fiscal 2017.

Operating income for fiscal 2018 was $1.2 million, which compares with
an operating loss of $1.3 million for fiscal 2017, which included a
year-end goodwill impairment charge of $0.9 million. Net income for
fiscal 2018 was $0.2 million, or $0.06 per diluted common share. This
compares with a net loss for fiscal 2017 of $2.4 million, or $0.89 per
diluted common share, which included $1.4 million of unfavorable impact
from tax reform and discrete tax-related adjustments.

For the fourth quarter of 2018, net sales were $28.8 million, compared
with $25.6 million for the prior-year period. The fourth quarter
operating loss was $14,000; this compares with an operating loss of $1.8
million in the prior-year period, which included the $0.9 goodwill
write-off cited earlier.

The fourth quarter net loss of $0.2 million, or $0.07 per diluted common
share, compares with a net loss of $2.5 million, or $0.90 per diluted
common share, for the fourth quarter of 2017, which included the
significant year-end, non-cash charges.

Nortech will no longer be hosting quarterly conference calls due to the
low attendance. Nortech will continue its investor communications by
issuing relevant news releases and SEC disclosures and responding to
direct investor inquiries.

Nortech's mission is to be the most trusted, innovative and nimble
engineering and manufacturing services and solutions company in its
chosen markets and to take great care of its employees, customers and
supplier partners.

About Nortech Systems Incorporated
Systems (,
based in Maple Grove, Minn., is a full-service engineering and
electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider of complex
interconnect solutions, printed circuit board assemblies, higher-level
assemblies and box builds. Markets served include medical device,
industrial and commercial equipment, aerospace and defense. Nortech has
a range of specialized, high-tech facilities in the U.S., Latin America
and Asia used for customized design, manufacture, testing and repair of
its solutions. Nortech Systems is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market
under the symbol NSYS.

Forward-Looking Statements
press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the
safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. While this release is based on management's best judgment and
current expectations, actual results may differ and involve a number of
risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements
include, without limitation: volatility in market conditions which may
affect market supply of and demand for the company's products; increased
competition; changes in the reliability and efficiency of operating
facilities or those of third parties; risks related to availability of
labor; commodity and energy cost instability; general economic,
financial and business conditions that could affect the company's
financial condition and results of operations; as well as risk factors
listed from time to time in the company's filings with the SEC.


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (in
thousands, except for share data)

Unaudited   Unaudited Unaudited   Unaudited
2018 2017 2018 2017
Net Sales $ 28,827 $ 25,573 $ 113,370 $ 112,335
Cost of Goods Sold 25,748   23,428   100,059   100,217  
Gross Profit 3,079   2,145   13,311   12,118  
10.7 % 8.4 % 11.7 % 10.8 %
Operating Expenses
Selling Expenses 837 1,071 3,629 4,747
General and Administrative Expenses 2,256 1,934 8,433 8,086
Impairment of Goodwill - 908 - 908
Gain on Sale of Property and Equipment   -   -   (355 )
Total Operating Expenses 3,093   3,913   12,062   13,386  
Income (Loss) From Operations (14 ) (1,768 ) 1,249   (1,268
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