A.J. Eaker VP Finance and IR
Al Carey Executive Chairman
Tom Caudle President & COO
Chris Smosna Vice President, Treasurer and Interim Chief Financial Officer.
Chris McGinnis Sidoti & Co
Daniel Moore CJS Securities
Marco Rodriguez Stonegate Capital
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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Unified Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Mr. A.J. Eaker, Vice President of Finance.

begin. may You

A.J. Eaker

and operator, everyone. Thank good you, morning,

Officer. the Caudle, President today Vice and Chief Al and is Tom Chairman; President Financial interim and Executive Carey, Treasurer and Smosna, On Chris call Chief Officer; Operating

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Al Carey

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Tom Caudle

Al, you, good Thank morning. and

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I'll into to detail now more on interim pass our CFO, Chris? go financial the Chris call to Smosna, our results.

Chris Smosna

Thank you, morning, and everyone. Tom, good

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line up the will for questions. open We now


of the & Christopher first Company. Sidoti Instructions] And our question comes McGinnis, [Operator line from

Chris McGinnis

talk kind out some bit that if guess, through to wouldn't little of starting have see commented the change you positive of on that How You that's maybe us how options do the I not indication you? changing? and other don't Can from there. that. least to come walking And kind benefit of, about what customers you're that positive, environment? momentum you mind this? guess, guys just penalties the new or the are I you tariffs How out expect you a

Tom Caudle

see No, starting momentum. to are we Chris,

can at importers looking the booked to get say the been alternatives Customers is India some for the year. As is products we've a result of see offset petition. also kind happen. we fiscal that same from continued have this and or quarter of actually to the as Indonesia, the loss importers Asia these throughout use selling to China, India are antidumping Vietnam I we guess, -- what looking improvement The of we from and the looking and are who orders have other places. And it now. yarns Malaysia, China expected expect seen been have of we would and and it's -- the from and meeting would expectations and predominantly other

that's the reason not antidumping effect come announced. do delayed the that once the at preliminary or this was see you -- And that of once volume one that all did not

So out with all it time. balance will

not into some have XXXX experienced but expect to going this year. more we're has around rate budget, We And we into orders, optimistic. and booked built positive have results clothing -- increased the so activity forecast our the only substantially. pretty we There's

Chris McGinnis

you on you congratulations bit business a understanding, largely is that there it a lower of it product? that is the it's And know XX%. an bring the I a maybe business. from maybe ability PVA over guess, the getting on But maybe in into it's little commodity And dive about end Or commodity Can overall? possibility, just is my there I to -- opportunity?

Tom Caudle

who or talking PVA, to What is to antidumping about in able considered the be lower always you. some consequence somebody find anything be PVA side the but Thank the supplier that might big I scheme. would of produce on end that somewhere don't predominantly guess, market. to a opportunity, be for of There's we're expect product we the the a

Al Carey

our back that is us, primarily volumes up our volume is will Chris. Getting the even Al, commodity end if profitability so and us plants margin, improve in gross is lineup. to critical it This helping a

Chris McGinnis

you high just you What but got you to just go, terms selling in there the as the Sure. end, to thought an long what I a range maybe I of the gets to just to One, income We've year? pretty way more look Obviously, questions. your a off as coming upgrade the on range. for low opportunity, PVA. process out good X know XXXX. it's opportunity to you operating end? the for And gets then assumed of XXXX, a

that I if on wondering So was just as well. could elaborate you

Chris Smosna

caught 'XX primarily increased And The Yes, cost That lead operating to million environment, we nonindex XXX% both cost the well. on will between guidance is index trade has million, volumes. And income fixed gross profit, in driven help we're by absorption. will $XX this that pricing from pricing so gave material as expected lead are which which domestically. $XX raw Chris. better improved is positions also, to in being a is to stabilized to up growth and addition, fiscal

our processes On aspects top on technology. to of to focusing costs we're continuous in improvement to from procurement operations of new our manufacturing reduce that, all

come the the across antidumping have that's volumes because we're to to to is a of in we we lead how we we is But going that little the but uncertainty some impact we into do volumes that, that go as are and going that better bit the The confident of guidance income those provided. FY of the operating around wide, all year. in think get range from So 'XX. just

Tom Caudle

Chris, I would one point well. like make to as

the region products could to REPREVE PVA get very is commodity as well. with result of some come they Some may PVA programs, possibility, or so grow these well. in as as quoted when do real we That segments these some programs well back a a

Al Carey

of how volume And Other that very in shows in this come we fast the Chris, plan all We gradual. into of low-priced between quarter amount experiences there And tremendous business, the in Al. weeks to ago. with buying way it antidumping was in. antidumping is very our a customers first last case from October We it's way because of up pickup of know about found will the don't year cautiously the put all the the even dumping imports and this X year.

trying how cautious we on get quick. be much to just volume we're So

a very that have gradual We the expectation balance through us takes of the year.

Chris McGinnis

And cost then one quick on the There's, costs the to for guess, just I SG&A for $X.X in QX, out you $X.X about back severance you $XX million quarter. million I SG&A and costs. that that we and maybe XXXX? the Can billion under thinking question for just Should would the about XXXXs bring for in maybe talk run cadence think, rate, the SG&A?

Chris Smosna

think have for forward. in the expense going the won't our Yes, this charge, be in that around 'XX -- severance We other We and expense to that's Chris. reduction $X.X $XX small going have we SG&A was did we It million our that which did workforce. is will million reduce fiscal as in reflected range. require actually XXXX a SG&A obviously

all bit We're also think, cut we lead taking we And improve and expense we consulting for expenses, and fiscal bottom our to et million line, benefit structure agile can that. little saw We T&E, little a noncritical measures a better certain 'XX. cetera. of a will north more position fees, think bit future us the so professional fees, $XX for that, to on year


the of from CJS Daniel comes Moore Securities. question line Our with next

Daniel Moore

Wanted to mix. start with

continue PVA of And shift value products, over you chip up expect for toward PVA wins? we guess, mix is more to of Also, in higher the favorable margin of margin turn value higher to your when entry-level we higher shift more terms are Like, imply to a the obviously, staple you? XX% progress now. new value-added, towards up 'XX of added, and continue any there guidance tangible moving higher You fiber. more is I lower what that's Or for product? chain seeing do percentage margin? toward those

Tom Caudle

amount a volume China Tom. that is in substantial is this I see the you driving numbers PVA of Yes, the Dan, think growth.

supply environment continue And Central the that more staple are that The the as end key and an us those improve help and the very chip there growing to in in improving bottom better very help Asia, going improving doing We will very [fiber]. the to of to near-term margins regard in in a what of as about U.S. margins we're is place. that us get opportunities over more the optimistic chain that one and America. Asia -- be to in we're items strong there, be will well business here over

Chris Smosna

This is Chris again.

to SG&A incurring that by recorded expenses rate. go want clarify and expense the the reduce Just question that non and other and will SG&A the severance on our severance forward

So I that do on want as well. to clarify

Tom Caudle

Dan, answers question? your does that

Daniel Moore

incremental maybe But capabilities proprietary little the And can disruptions I bit differentiations. competitive build you Yes. color a guess, the -- do more the any Can the you Helpful. talk inventory about simply see you gears a on texturing during expect maybe and -- you this equipment shifting process. bit. to install little or enough installation year? What are

Tom Caudle

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going this purchase X and be from would opportunity installed and in a the our I also it's exclusivity and to latter we're are something do, year be as gives we with into that And systems well, until time place, the advantage. through we own We integrate period, years are that excited this have which in buy so it it part signing not supplement other substantial we fiscal forward. an it's out will technology of we changing -- lengthen won't is just about management that all going really is that so It things automation have can technology the of Americas also it. we also beginning disruptive, this say, us, and exclusivity the to more the -- all

Daniel Moore

me... And helpful. for Very last

Tom Caudle

would year-over-year. one $XX that we talked within is about point to like all that that I mention we've million other CapEx are spend doing

Daniel Moore

Helpful. recent is, in Understood. material challenges obviously, which is raw environment, on me for has past. Last a the predicated guidance the presented "stable"

So price of has approach versus contemplated ranges other of range sense your the what are in can a raw price you terms in give maybe And changed oil prior material us or anything guide? methodology years? or

Chris Smosna

we to it's speaking, $XX Chris. million the Generally sorry, $XX this Yes, barrel. and about per price kind our of have dollars million guidance, in into oil, is -- of baked

have we So baked in. that

-- We material in environment. to 'XX, fiscal fiscal don't And kind that 'XX we first about we any the environment raw ourselves we X feel so in. that see we find stable fiscal or there's 'XX, the up good into of from going going quarters like feel through any indicators run we increase of a cost experienced pretty are be

Daniel Moore

will I one And in. Helpful. sneak more it. Got

as expecting year? You mentioned similar EBITDA it of more on. to How do little you're Or growth the ramp good guidance? goes QX kind and about momentum that into bit cadence is Is the for a year the of the QX. a full of think revenue we maybe

Chris Smosna

slight typically goes is QX, a year which the stronger. quarter QX, then It's be be a ramp-up But the on, and as and into will QX QX fourth will strongest. our increase going


Capital. question And Marco from last Rodriguez with our is Stonegate

Marco Rodriguez

sales. a and prior China to on follow-up on question just wanted I PVA

of you there maybe improvement for out walk in chain sort of details wondering needs was improvement. be you that particular improving a in where kind margins of what segment as the through some about assessment what sort had to meaningful supply key see a item be I kind can there. that of line You as is thinking mentioned of that can the far might time taken,

Tom Caudle

I Asia about us agile it because talk more allows dictates. in to around necessitates business asset-light move or chains mean, specific, To as supply we're be Asia, our and

it the supply -- So fortunate to competitive, change, have of situations are is new flexibility more move qualifying so suppliers, quantifying as very we we it. constantly we're and that chains around crux the and they're the that did where can

Marco Rodriguez

have understanding? Is chains the for different somewhat so become to that, that I'm that you guess, suppliers. So, need find I to in the next question, what inefficient supply is regard then you, current just

Tom Caudle

As just suppliers, qualify find we suppliers more supply. the and competitive more it expand and grow dictates we that find more market,

Marco Rodriguez

over a a PVA of but for their to of kind might Or test need bit a sort few increase had PVA Any color case, better if I kind that the existing end time, with you to you a sales typically decides process -- remarks, trying pretty that of you sort a through just out to your of mean, that customers, be takes. -- was client like long products increasing from helpful. maybe our they little prepared client for you. world taking very mentioned then will, of how the be the wondering that on is there some understand walk sort that particular years? can the and And the clients a increase of typical client of for of I PVA customers REPREVE would few products just in product adoption. are wins nice the focused their to use if Patagonias obviously,

Tom Caudle

the and because and with REPREVE I category people changing would most are globally about recognized goals, a that brand of is think talking credibility. the think brands, retailers traceability I brands be and that setting we specific top are the with all sustainability

company behind We its are the a and public authenticity. stand that brand

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Al Carey

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Marco Rodriguez

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Marco Rodriguez

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Tom Caudle

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