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Carolynne Borders Vice President of Investor Relations
Stanley Bergman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Steven Paladino Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Nathan Rich Goldman Sachs
Steven Valiquette Barclays Bank
Jonathan Block Stifel, Nicolaus & Company
Jeffrey Johnson Robert W. Baird & Co.
Steve Beuchaw Wolfe Research, LLC
Glen Santangelo Guggenheim Securities
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Operator

[00:00:03] Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Henry Shine third quarter Twenty twenty conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen only mode. Later, we will conduct a question and answer session and instructions will follow at that time if anyone should require assistance.

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Carolynne Borders

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Stanley Bergman

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Steven Paladino

[XX:XX:XX] Ok, and thank morning good Stanley, to all. you,

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Stanley Bergman

Stephen. Thank [XX:XX:XX] you,

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Operator

This like number your the followed question, if [XX:XX:XX] press you'd telephone a by ask time, on please, to keypad. star, one

the will question line from Please Sachs. go come Goldman first Our of Rich Nathan with ahead.

Nathan Rich

you're the [XX:XX:XX] on performed on moderate growth October when relative Good standard. questions, well? to how detail PPC and segments relative third to for maybe dental rate third about to morning quarter, Or underlying Could that quarter? medical the products? as starting related we expectation also you moderation with any and the for you And and in growth to give respect are Outlook thanks the with think sort to comments covid of for due your the is expecting the us seeing your what solely

Stanley Bergman

you it potential in moment and patients. different abroad, April, with markets maybe the at question. is The at even markets practices domestically much and diagnoses very fact, impact have down. to seeing continued trend for dental October the seems before others September, So than rising higher. that, even said covid rate little most number [XX:XX:XX] has Having increased the concern again, are both in greater the a of patients some thank Crovitz of a the we like of

Dennis now cautious So same the the pretty with said data Stephen. be a right business medical good we for context the want to patients. of the place patients. diagnose latest the And Having just in seeing that, practitioners board on across seems

Steven Paladino

think a same [XX:XX:XX] continue lot to Copan may to not cells, and that PPTA practices it, continued I related forward. there during that bit a a I rate. QX that think up to was We summarizes think a was got continue additional that may a practices demand bit know, you Yeah, and restart there QX at of caught not we patient would maybe order going backlog also [XX:XX:XX] of couple up the of start you taking, that related initial during know, points, add of

little those reasons more on forward. So so really a also bit contribute going cautious the to us outlook being

Nathan Rich

your think pricing you and or the fourth kind [XX:XX:XX] as adding weeks, Steve, the two we Have just respect the going outlook? and just volumes of That's seen uncertainty should in you talk is cited. could to maybe covid top quarter with to And secondly, about in in recent of through and case the then that on line margin forward that is the impact expectations rising you in beyond? the clarifications your magnitude just impact helpful expect we an counts quick

Stanley Bergman

at sure change saw of patients seem be don't said don't ADA to is Having reduction meaningful percent. we But a Practitioners data and the a not or said in I'm diagnosed whether significant volume this with [XX:XX:XX] relates seeing patients in moment. see consistent Europe. anecdotally, increase see visits same is significant We to September. in in United the caution not. at that, what to that, couple the our in practitioners. Having that States a time, the both in Stephen? down we

Steven Paladino

of to costs QX shortage was. you [XX:XX:XX] and be as certain back a products, in And that Yeah, would know, that was higher significantly was our significantly think than supply. related really really facemasks, the was will for and elevated typical early there cost on pricing I moderate, primarily and was for we products, pricing assume to continue PPE

as products. beginning is moderate you supply. category, product on to is now There of one in short those most supply As is pricing improve, know, continues to that that though,

now impacted. to supply But nitrile hard in how So very globally. tell is gloves be this short examination are

which related. I So products, cost that would may have the that pricing in company in moderate think our on turn those on for somewhat part, see to our us will end pricing for say a most increase users. and would we But spike PPE would in products I

Nathan Rich

helpful. That's [XX:XX:XX] Thanks for the question.

Operator

Steven the Barclays. Please will of question from go next [XX:XX:XX] ahead. line with Valiquette Your come

Steven Valiquette

Good for thanks. Stan taking thanks Great, question. and the morning, Steve, [XX:XX:XX]

few So in sequentially, margins, year lower impacted I'm down a margins, fairly flat sales guess was getting likely it margin if there's mix to the here over color gross by dental much curious versus just the year, but of margin greater medical how higher simply sales. gross due on any on just questions I was mix. XQ

Stanley Bergman

[XX:XX:XX] And Steven.

Steven Paladino

not was critical related [XX:XX:XX] Steve, products at release, were the made time. selling some our product, to product press in have remember, not PPE in was even driver, time the we a access you unless product where, it then. early the that to category. we of access and difficult on during We was important suppliers And product driver, in because buying such increases prepaid because significant to because main that, and our back cost. related to product main required for decision prices that way as product And that buy that saw was outlined high we mix, our know, customers no you inventory there the quarter. and a pricing adjustments a absolutely for it's negotiate did to at it's Most

impacts. one So biggest were was the quarter. other for impact that the also that some was on margins There

inventory both quarter market lot as well is lower predict hopeful I'm was in side. contributor because away, prices a still difficult really the That on to although the very they a go side as supplier because contributor also to. sale also Some and of see pricing of selling we'll with that less smaller adjustments volatile on the a that it's the purchase rebates, related the margins. at smaller were of also volume that

So kind see of we'll that. to wait and just have for

Steven Valiquette

Ok, [XX:XX:XX] the I appreciate color. Thanks.

Operator

will line [XX:XX:XX] Please Block go come of with Jon Your from Stifel. question the next ahead.

Jonathan Block

you specialty thought North up guys. of at XP was [XX:XX:XX] consumables with that start consumables. things like mentioned thanks if America. consumable basic morning, you a But and some and dental were covid strong you number XX and compare just Great, gave, percent good the that flat I the contrast dental to very dental I Maybe you, can think

I think percent. even XX implants up

talk you got maybe between the two a follow consumables. within up. just just So then dichotomy can that to And I've

Stanley Bergman

good it's question. Yes, very a [XX:XX:XX]

because related sales, the core at and out category take within if dental it's take sales you actually all both product out sales, our look that you consumables and that flat. you if for So the and products, medical, is about PPE PPE But related testing.

like So. in That's we've it's and that's third well. been are where we October looked quarter it the as where for like looks

to clarity with Same that Dennis. happen to But practitioners May. patients situation Having December, the diagnosis. physicians, in we're remain anomaly, other question? very patients. [XX:XX:XX] are no to are will of in another November as the is part course, situation, Did are so busy. in Everywhere the and there's quite basic visiting could the really there see open that's and different they in very, is the than increase that, what And said early really comfortable U.K., given have no So. April which of you and clearly an

Jonathan Block

percent guess Stephen. up part throughout you Thank down And steadily, one. thirty term permanent XX extent on Thanks, margin? sales. recapturing consumable twenty XXX to [XX:XX:XX] been you percent you do eighteen twenty and the one running about longer points. have Is six not And this, somewhat call put to sales, another you'll a I steadily, or sort to PPE the because certain it, think bucket question. or PPE six, a if I on margin about Steve's not margins thirty and maybe have nature, covid of just do know, nineteen, pretty XX you so and that question, trough lower change margin we you, have or to importantly, follows Are off gross there gross always improving Well, twenty six guys. it that on but forward, basis looking a most the gross two know,

Steven Paladino

Yeah. [XX:XX:XX]

of PPA just me were excluding Stanley sales, question. flat. That the positive that and specialty consumable includes commented covid relatively earlier benefit the merchandise on When touch Let sales John. products,

So in that included embedded consumables. in it's all because that's

question, know, it's could costs we next one increase the I significant still current limit related. related us. you what through. is your a And pass a And show margins PPA there's and as natural in Garchik, for Kovac probably a So, on volatility gloves to there's you in that will said, still know, of lot

the there's to And So the really and it and drives give additional covid PPY south as That on side much buy and I'm all guidance people related, buying to side. on growth. that ready products. sales margin yet it's volatility just not gross because on know, products really drives you too positives

sale, in have you If has product, you lose the volatility may also margin. huge the entire but don't it

to positive. got you've take So the positive the so not with

Jonathan Block

Thanks for Understood. the call. [XX:XX:XX]

Stanley Bergman

John. [XX:XX:XX]

businesses, in a a course, XX those business. little of important. Just specialty compared bit terms the of side, fourth billion that total into well, businesses dollar ahead, certainly margin business, material. But in approximately on it in terms quarter. the very light profits, high sales But the to specialty quite done have more not going quarter And it's third the is and the of

So sales, of profit, in it's of materiality, terms in terms in a the of overall terms material decent not contributor. it's

Jonathan Block

color. the for Perfect. [XX:XX:XX] Thanks

Operator

[XX:XX:XX] question next with ahead. Your comes the from of line Baird. Jeff Johnson go Please

Jeffrey Johnson

good guys. following on up could. [XX:XX:XX] Good morning, or both just Thank Maybe I afternoon of if you. John's questions,

percent as was general digits of pot know, here that of you going a kind for between about our that Steve, XX when Yet kind that ADA positive falloff little get positive Specialty we down in low mid nicely five or consistent the talk a that the have we consumables survey slightly some kind are you surveys the with or quarter, between you showing put normalization those well, at, and little been bit is from surveys down where at percent. maybe quarter, know is somewhere from you maybe of been that where was to consumables here there showing. side, volume what so. dental of the if of So, kind down have mentioned, That's of as in would single general on

Steven Paladino

just ADA that clarify Well, traffic, XX that plus talking me minus is on about patient patient percent, [XX:XX:XX] traffic. let Jeff, estimated survey or the let me

is the being volume because It factor products. volume that a actual bit higher for in, You know, on also reason, a procedure historically. know, know, basis, really currently that you than are it we doesn't based PPY you some of procedures sales that, a additional little better than bit think so sales seems are done

So.

in percent the XX traffic is percent is sales patient in volume volume. the in XX is higher higher XX So sales than sorry,

question sure Jeff, I And you it. there, so make just just second a you if repeat clarifies. want to could have hopefully that And

Jeffrey Johnson

so going contributor time, of like know, we be higher that understand of down or bit normalize I are dentistry The said, positive that's of forward, back a No, the that is intensity kind revenues a been I surveys towards in revenue getting such just because falloff it than the was least a quarter. here drive. like think the of the a showing in dental at my Mix things talk as to If and I bit are a it XX was to last that. as it's question. [XX:XX:XX] start wouldn't volume can of know points about I little You lot you higher side XX and little But performance and volumes? over

Stanley Bergman

demand things products that's should a little [XX:XX:XX] in, of think Yeah, that, covid. moderating a that know, increases other I fall It's for bit up pricing may you It's know, little off you some that if this on correct. again, a pent test positive bit. also, few continue of results

think on item. I particular So that. don't that things our impacting It's it's one just a few thoughts are

Jeffrey Johnson

[XX:XX:XX] did enough, the Fair you the some talk on on just you Tropp know, margin if about were know, we at of then margin last question, and gross asked you side, side, John sourcing more I side. PPE some the for also I OpEx in savings temporary these you've talk past, going think And about think local away. markets on that's local But markets. cost from the margin

near see from XX, levers, term months? just the up two the Can these these at do you up down margin staying on tick a we they trend think levels margins next in the So Is about back XX or side? there as know, down those we levels? over

Stanley Bergman

[XX:XX:XX] on really guidance specific much too to too give us this. think Yeah, there's for volatility I many

don't happen know pricing us. And I that. to what of what's You means don't know, speculate exactly know shortage. just natural with still to, is that there's margin want on again, going you to you that worldwide know, we ahead do and we but clubs, know, a

So this just lines I guidance can't really time. we those think along specific give at

better So insight. hopefully we'll have

Jeffrey Johnson

you. Thank Understood. [XX:XX:XX]

Stanley Bergman

[XX:XX:XX] OK.

Operator

go with from Your Please line comes question [XX:XX:XX] Research. ahead. the next Wolfe of Bushar Steve

Steve Beuchaw

[XX:XX:XX] Hi, thanks for here. the time

elevated try benefit questions there's the what But we for line, excluding I know, and middle when together there of it parts, getting probably very you base got think that's beyond, top XXXX? then a philosophical. of about parts even in you've into get, we combat of hey, revenues if flat business, it's of, let's piece that some. way PSA been we think have just just to Is the lot if related might to when from know, you even a take XXXX for and all and the you So would XX But pandemic about and items lot is you as even than you a important an know, tailwind about the to can model. asked floor progression a be the isolate lower set talk you of say, What sort here? a planning a

Stanley Bergman

continue in to increase. how in We the the will we a are the safe. want [XX:XX:XX] strength the return see and that dental remain to occurred we in business, of People the in specifically given were the starting quite optimistic there's June, optimistic that dentistry, surprised that fact recovery business, fast dentists offices remain that dentists huge trust quite at and

we they think much that. as I of with But So fill up say, covered think get for middle because nineteen, But sure we scepters as for down, you continue. twenty dentists say can't the the the I offices control, data office many will quarters comes Twenty they're Twenty how test a the rate the into, can getting of are dealing in the better expect inefficiency to one. of. to at data high

it in it to be the looks on up back of will build time. think on And normalcy is when I there, to availability. was number available can we'll until seventy more seems expect the to I all be. course, vaccine percent XXXX we to effective go think it how like where vaccine good of number effectiveness testing the five will But and depends, of seven the from for XX actually this a based and that

timing the those rates We example, dentist businesses, as normal middle and the more to for enthusiastic where we comfort hard But have China. year, that. that so return specialty are are assuming give on to a it's of rates seen to New there that seems precise or markets is get all again, extremely in kicks will efficient. our doing and Zealand well, Australia, it is in the sometime that that next the going very and to we markets very people But we've comfortable of normal such and is more floor. relatively vaccine in you returned less

Steve Beuchaw

bit more could perhaps been the know, wonder Two a savings you're a portfolio here? Stan, if Ok, fair. bit diciest acquiring you if Steve definition huge ups, after what for Could acutely. not but [XX:XX:XX] one realize the Steve, business a about spend of market that that's that spend calling on talk with discovery. little the little wonder I've part more for after just the a Stanley. here, that of I just that transaction. follow customer cost segment might a it segment of I more, of very market can you TDC you And on minute one then, you you're minute quick the go that be could it's a you effectively going pretty I significant

on that are that going? cost spending you you savings here points what maybe, effort? know, given you. us basis might to spending is we've where And have be into, money stop So, close dollar you know, How How a window on might you been from discovery a to like know, money travel. amount had obviously we putting permanent or things a Thank certain covid has there. and progression

Stanley Bergman

[XX:XX:XX] always market. we. that See Very a been Again, question. on there's good TSC, the

both now XXXX, of full-service, end put defined of period, business that machine the We've the being what in it online business digitally constant. there had through of telesales strong only to business where online couple the that would during is increased. a high like organized just all of with to a and order as non transacted went the way, of the decades ago non the e-commerce was a digitally dentistry, always website e-commerce originally to let's was it businesses were has like touch, only and percentage and our So is part increased own been the mail covid transacted now that businesses, only. marketing and transact relatively Up that this only increased was market e-commerce volumes the relationship

until part do the through service than it rates provide exhibited Dental we for to marketplace, both way, and have the full we channels. although faster think channels And made California in alongside particularly this online investment the only Association. market us growth abroad, these United end options we significantly Europe the to in invested States, XXXX, in the of the Into as, not important to service we Dennis that of investments is so part United an and by And To. elsewhere. and are the in alternate other States the

service will we keep network. two the from the will models So same both by side side and distribution

Steven Paladino

travel. the broader Not even includes we we're we [XX:XX:XX] travel, So than will areas investor first but on think Steve, on items, conventions, cost things focusing there's so really expenses primary to also and saving it's two be that save still like evaluating sure. It just able on, meetings. and

on knows more this call conferences, with everyone items. now is think virtual that virtual and I conventions, similarly investor this meetings

we travel. reduce conferencing believe significantly opportunity travel there Things like So for there's certainly certainly video to to work.

think it's this, while as flights. good the are skeptical not good cases a cancel I realize I in in people and previous many bit who really to it's that little as think person,

be opportunity from on still term we're we're we think And there's a do some recognize that that, longer we certainly evaluation. of doing person determine believe benefit forward. But estate a both work they And that a believe by will is. who area the evaluating. our know, a timesharing cost we But those still either that permanently over but review to that needs area basis. real to you savings opportunity person answers detailed is of that's do real drive final on the know, going costs, certainly what for lower can those us. one, hybrid little it permanent be. or fair are will just either under So second on whatever will that members one have amount they home don't footprint that We But some estate footprint, the take or you will a bit the reduce on will longer, that

We have not yet quantified the specific amount.

Steve Beuchaw

[XX:XX:XX] Ok, all thank you help. for the

Operator

come Guggenheim. ahead. will go with question line of Sant'Angelo final Please the Our [XX:XX:XX] from Glen

Glen Santangelo

question. thanks about Stan, yeah, talked up just vaccine the taking we to Oh, for [XX:XX:XX] my follow opportunity. I want from something last around quarter

what to given thought you more any closer I think, thought maybe early for in what little of play Is speculate know, be if would And Chan could you what potential a sit hopefully it supply a could will and here? maybe look given there channel? XX on the bit Shine was the vaccine days you ago, role that? they Henry successful a to Have like. to Henry it too launch you where

Stanley Bergman

be [XX:XX:XX] think role a in There workplace. at is it point be once the and vaccine outside distribution will It's offices vaccines the for in Esslin, administered physician government that. that since of Shine will some expected. is Henry I view our

very a care health business. nice workplace have We

provider initial. using available these once period so third these normal party of of operations. the become vaccines through vaccines through Government distribution return, when logistics a will And and we're commercial

to jump. we administering general. in play role as testing, role think Likewise We had we've decades. the as to we could IndusInd and a greater greater private extent, we have tests a government that in the with tests manage testing that to as of allocation for have takes the well. vaccines of sector will And allows that that will receive expect a less I

Glen Santangelo

stepping Maybe the the the just back [XX:XX:XX] was more, about CEOs curious current environment you. know, just I from all near-term one of in of kind questions around is you the going seeing than know, you trends environment, customer any two And, you the practices. discernible longer in makes term different different know, the between any independent you're this classes? forward, very maybe performance impact

Stanley Bergman

extent. the solid will a my last practice greater very the of sows a to or perhaps base practitioners the we're extent practitioners I a quite maybe in survive practitioners. basically five on year, going the runway. But or or trajectory in General practice lot private of midsized doubt think same that I has, [XX:XX:XX] four Dennis, to the but view, two the three this one XX long, is growing secure can to growing

So continue moderately grow a there's a it the I dental over and dentistry the upstream difference has is continue think in marked But trend will we've in where don't in any that moderate to be way and to years the seen movement moderate likely way. will as practiced.

the uh, I dislocation the upstream. I'm, take will significant industry although where don't will So trend place, see of any continue

Glen Santangelo

thank you. [XX:XX:XX] Ok,

Operator

conference turn comments. any [XX:XX:XX] the I'll closing back for now over

Stanley Bergman

Thank you everyone, operator. comfortable, [XX:XX:XX] very do very feel with much, We strategy. our

testing are this hybrid efficient continue model, our the PPE services across through practice digital model the that provide will markets, believe so in value certain to they better to. as medical forward. and the we very care. full comfortable that. can is physician comfortable We will important in that a are that forward infection helping offices our more good control is operate Serve globe. necessary can them needed and that will clinical offices provide offices our that be important we the both more provide strategy service in and dental And and We dental We going we that needs more customers, become only added going

strong. on well. are comfortable States the identity solid But and a but on previous equipment, will business quarter market, throughout believe year, backlogs the United disease will the a in footing. and last also numbers compared so dental perhaps as may going footing decent be that to our We Fourth solid slight. had as we in dental we're as with Europe very the that year, businesses overall, US foods back in equipment is a It

is one business the with moving excited based of comment but that in and cloud Just on this, towards any and comfortable to are software with great more very believe we value, providing second questions opportunity.

been extend So once customers. team's the nothing the mission on unrelenting his behalf let efforts thanks for where remarkable. members has me across Commitment I our to of to team short today globe end passion. again The started and of

as believe covid-XX we there well Henry move practice procedures our noted, products, our from it we business, to solid relates emerge positioned, services Again, the we more pandemic. as and that optimistic build support due the quite and for clear it based of with about of to breadth to future are from acute setting. as As the value ultimate we the shareholder setting I physician is the for dentistry care to of is And remain demand a Shine. momentum

thank our us forward gentlemen, speaking disconnect. [XX:XX:XX] you And you, and for look Ladies that on next for you call your call. now you you to and for today Thank all conclude Thank may to participating. will joining today. So