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PFSWEB (PFSW)

Participants
Mike Willoughby CEO
Thomas Madden CFO and Chief Accounting Officer
Cody Slach Liolios Group
George Sutton Craig-Hallum
Mark Argento Lake Street Capital Markets
Kara Anderson B. Riley & Co.
Ryan MacDonald Dougherty & Company
Tyler Wood Northland Securities
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Operator

Good day, everyone, and thank you for participating in today's conference call to discuss PFSweb's Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year ended December 31, 2017.

Joining us today are PFSweb's CEO, Mr. Mike Willoughby; the company's CFO, Mr. Tom Madden; and the company's outside Investor Relations Adviser, Cody Slach with Liolios Group.

Following their remarks, we will open the call for your questions. to call like to now would turn over the Mr. I some introductory for comments. Slach

Cody Slach

Thank you.

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Mike Willoughby

good afternoon, Cody, and Thank you, everyone.

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marketing years our marketing business growth of unit four and experience the targeted part accelerated including sales efforts. the five business integration. over professional digital strategy, technology well as organic both growth past and LiveArea provides from services and platform strategic Our substantially acquisitions through commerce creative and increased We this as support of

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regarding will including provide XXXX some still additional As go through both year-over-year SFE a brand for plan year profitability our companywide on this down on the comparisons. profitability XXXX, primarily based basis. call, result, comments we be points broken as Again, a revenue our initial will provide for insight we data and by while to we

QX higher services. margin fee the which as and engagements revenue in project performance to effectively our Now reflecting another the quarter our results, our as of performed our supporting on cost our by high also a SFE holiday the we’ll the during exceeded companywide equivalent holiday to quarterly was level history strong and with efficiencies strong QX regard revenue, of sales in period operations business. execution the adjusted continued generating clients’ season. the EBITDA a today, expectations from strongest revenues company, while strong for across XXXX at as well as Service refer highlighted focus professional result critical clients We of

$XXX total This $XXX XXXX services. was for approximately million from approximately and revenue professional million. calendar from of SFE services approximately Our year operations $XX SFE revenue generated includes million

plus revenue X% SFE XX% rate for between PFS. are long-term XX% LiveArea Our to and for targets growth

improved engagements through LiveArea, service we While our targeting offerings. higher and PFS is for long-term growth margin than objective profitability focus on lower somewhat PFS for are

be PFS engagement. client transitions margins will of XXXX revenue several including XXXX low Our as certain in targets tempered a for SFE result

SFE growing meet our basis. of While companywide the will a PFS client margin impact as of to expect adjusted percentage SFE our EBITDA on overall transitions also our objective adjusted and revenue, EBITDA a we

to the business our like activities, discuss operationally financial turn Before with commenting our up I’d results. Tom? Tom wrapped we development and to further on to over how year the call

Thomas Madden

you, everyone. afternoon, and good Thank Mike,

ahead Let’s into go jump and the right results.

by quarter was agency client revenue driven to This resources from the million client expanded year partially reallocation fee expected prior points increased churn higher and in operations well were quarter If declined during equivalent part the periods, XXX acquisition-related engagement was gross improved quarter. XX.X% to year. million SG&A in fourth from Our and the and period. restructuring higher efficiency, versus due the increase SG&A proportion the to in quarter a in both relationships. we with by operational same new XX.X fourth the higher basis of exclude fee XX.X% Service to to in engagements, fourth other to XX.X quarter. service costs in last XX.X compared as margin million million compared margin the offset XXXX the of to expenses period margin services driven XX.X million comparative in as year-ago the by quarter technology a XX.X expense year-ago million compared year-ago the XX.X

For increased XX% the as million EBITDA X.X quarter X.X to of fourth last to XXXX, adjusted year. compared million

As compared of service fee equivalent adjusted to period. percentage to basis the a revenue, prior XX.X% in XXX EBITDA X.X% increased points

in fourth of approximately in increased in flow services. XXX XX.X our to from XX the professional to fee million define equipment. adjusted XXXX XXXX. XXX.X provide our last And financial cash results. increased basis Within revenue of I’ll compared in operations XXXX. Free services increased XX.X the in coming XXXX million full XX.X% to to XXXX. for XXX.X and flow points approximately fee we cash results increased operations, also compared less XX% XXXX purchases million million margin overview these free XXXX cash revenue, came flow Service equivalent remaining as service million And from million year. to equivalent X.X quick cash year with million fee property XX.X% Service a X.X compared approximately from to With quarter, EBITDA million the gross to to XXX compared

At XXXX, position at Turning debt compares million cash and a balance approximately net million, million and XX.X position of debt to December XX, to of December cash XX, totaled XX.X was XX.X net total equivalents million favorably XX.X in a sheet. XXXX. debt which resulting the

As our our XXXX, are then Beginning stated clients. customers to cash the has one prior from the certain timing included the benefit was QX balance of calls, to of we clients’ September collections contract on clients from benefit cash remitted later due reduced reduced that we from benefit cash for received in and of customer a with our under of have these this modification our this typically timing a arrangement, XXXX. had QX collections both so

outlook. Now our business XXXX let’s review

flat rate with experience range our year-over-year which transition last the expect a service SFE in with XX between impacted as to to million. continues underperforming up layer be SFE from by XXX to expect expected reflecting million to projected LiveArea million for level quarterly million to revenue to Mike to revenue is of fee a disengagement a growth million Taking decreasing resulting staying a to accounts XXX our We XXXX. range on digit in we and XXX XXXX. deeper, we range XXX SFE update. to of revenue revenue relatively between growth this PFS PFS slightly X% client digit million and basis, announced low-double for Starbucks high-single from on earlier, equivalent of indicated a revenue XXX

a our increasing to higher a to bottom profitability margin and offset of are we on gross line impact offerings. between our XX% fee from these XX%. service based XXXX, From client engagements to positive our margin target gross perspective, on results We expect transitions service the be by generally standpoint focus in margin

to our process versus move will however, forward. of of SG&A as our cost year-over-year PFS, our historical I historically reevaluate to made into within fee LiveArea the will the of and comparisons. of between going and professional gross as work. considered will as fees costs appropriate of we well go be we that order as relative have the service do continue activity services margin maintain provide potentially we costs note, higher infrastructure-related evaluating project we the so, to allocations classification through be cost impacted data those been Our If also that certain on proportion margin by plan in impact to well services some

will have buckets. EBITDA, on costs adjusted costs it versus of SG&A no of fees the impact our impacts this between While just classification

XXXX. There companywide we for targets up For XXXX range EBITDA XX% million well. are between items relates few increase as a expect adjusted from to million our and to XX additional reflecting as XX it to currently XXXX,

to business to of XXXX in to We million be decline X%. on our between XX level revenue approximately to expected expect our a revenue product this continue XX margin million and to gross

capital XX or leases capital some debt. range of to is We expect expenditures to million which funded in X million of in by be XXXX, expected also be the to

$XX million. excluding in For we amortization XXXX D&A we be be amortization to X.X $XX expect and and our expect And assets intangibles, intangible depreciation approximately amortization, of million identifiable to between of million. acquisition-related

our X.X expect increase as We to million to X.X XXXX. between X.X XXXX million in stock in to compensation to expense million compared

expect a the interest rates. while by as reduced For average higher impact be level expense, debt XXXX, we will of interest this to in compared offset borrowing XXXX

we expense expect result, same in range somewhere our million. a million X currently between XXXX, X.X interest As be as and to the

and then companywide back expect year-over-year SFE to perspective, our in For my of currently to use year. free consistent in to a basis the Mike? of trend but expect of to balances. I’ll our the taxes XXXX be plan between turn transitions, the the to million call as cash perspective, eventually from quarterly in further and prepared generate compared revenue From year From to later an to the $X due client improving prior a a on year-over-year performance quarter million remainder XXXX. over flow EBITDA of compared XXXX million free income to relatively to currently impact performance and to would in $X.X debt PFS reduce $X we relatively million to expect we flow the remarks. quarters our we to million perspective, of flat a flow then income the decline expect And This on slightly $X the lastly, in a cash concludes we taxes, between basis XXXX. cash this QX first currently improving year-over-year $X Mike.

Mike Willoughby

Tom. you, Thank

in XXXX intend as of relates QX from the discussed launches to year down I a the of the launch Web unit services As in on touch difference performance project revenue of XXXX. was million past during higher into With timing use have revenue projects and to as companywide October. out during the due retainer in had weeks we in project a booked revenue Lauren projects pipeline the I timing transition agreement. bookings contract revenue specific estimated aforementioned regard report the Ralph valued while closed including revenue. of I issue largely of call, site we year to million will professional $X the XX million or very services the the revenue the We almost number was from booked this we of X many of was XX of we flagship subjects business driven carried strong I of about format store somewhat which at the project it an total in and XXXX, in in with project XXXX. to related results close revenue in million. – performed services the completed timing XXXX was $XX.X quarter booked quarter professional largely We approximately two percentage with quarter, Booked estimated unusual XXXX believe project professional QX, of down the first strong ended booked with of approximately during online another the same totaling million, XX XXXX, project an from project XXX XXXX to

to practice Hybris in XXXX. a We in a opportunities number with into SAP increasing launched our pipeline see sites of BXB BXB also carried continued strong strength QX of eCommerce and

practice as I several lower the of by projects organically XXXX end a with performance in light we recently also am Magento SMB with of an XXXX change carry year during midmarket, have services a pipeline. for along the the encouraged our segment. offering a our eCommerce significant professional this benefitted increasing added momentum growing from strong we and create of Magento We in very in demand into of to, practice, Shopify

As growth low-double digits high-single XXXX. a result, for LiveArea revenue digits in we SFE are to targeting

XXXX out performance very our closed operations also from We a strong with services.

the and the some were during unusually with deeper high higher our holiday driving even clients Our than Christmas. period holiday order in sales after operation volumes client into sustained expected line high were volumes order season

our client higher during activities management management-related operation, margin were our We with in including service compared wrapping XXXX labor also lower in of in churn fees. successful holiday keeping also level order in increase gift The high aligned hour-to-hour the a very teams centers managing each saw staff to years the personalization, in demand rate and a with temporary recent day.

holiday efficiencies, operations an the the also highest margins of our to services like adjusted to result higher of which fulfillment-as-a-service As these one innovative to new strategy gross or our to a in about contributed briefly continue we as experienced history piloted the percentage EBITDA an client. solution quarter stronger in the would of activity company. of we revenue speak during margin increasing I of largest such mentioned previously PFS from drive our FaaS. with I

a environment distribution market This solution execute footprint, facilitating distribute a fulfillment beauty offering bringing omni-channel operate especially step more routed a lead infrastructure the pop-up peak from events, of office of and than fulfillment FaaS, not management to and concept peak. our Our implementation. weeks service pop-up deploying orders and holiday, logistic a store through a fulfillment corporate designed we route stores could period. pop-up orders are between FaaS for four X,XXX this training levels orders The up rules, challenges staff of for next included all fulfillment temporary fulfillment all high order solve fulfill with to locations concept footprint actual based we products during include order to FaaS approximately before brand’s of and in deploy during time handling FaaS to with corporate with over initiative was of solution on fulfillment using into needed promotional setting surge and regional and holiday bundles with offering. stockroom temporary for test lightweight approximately health a planning centers center our management technology, for new headquarters for deployed clients. our center fulfillment. portion the professionals experts. FaaS logistics complete in client We staff operations proof logical in totaling These this challenges this production our volumes oversight a and $XXX,XXX proof fulfillment worth demonstrated our small minimal best staffed multiple with supplies Utilizing and peak This quality, who the orders two-week using for

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operations ended with million to in regard we contract activities, year business $XX value. with booked, services Now approximately estimated development lifetime the

sales a we our the managed enjoy churn year profitability down during discontinuing While strengthen services perspective, engagements. current to strong by move we from in helping growth a the from operations did clients offset new business underperforming as our to XXXX

efforts Our margin to marketing higher profile. execution chasing deals sales focus opportunities established reevaluate to us in and a approach XXXX to in CapEx and opportunities early which lower on on rather large be small and requirements higher refocus drove risk very our midsized tend with margin than large verticals

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XXXX, pricing began ensure margin worked remained committed We’ve diligently we year within current we PFS minimum growth. last portfolio to over and to engagement across both threshold enhance our profitability focus on low-margin As firmly every meets client to over a the our LiveArea.

XXXX in business be quarter With position the end the also to last the year, an during holiday bottom spite the unexpected of by In remaining I’m operations optimal strategy line. PFS expect the in the and performance services first at to peak. out margin the clients. engagements in corporate benefits discontinuing our by lower underperforming past especially account as transition have XXXX, the its of change we begun the more encouraged We of see over the selective of all this Starbucks loss we during

result activities, higher we of margin to replace declining with or lower expect this a for revenues flat strategy SFE revenues margin slightly XXXX. PFS As

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Operator

sir. Thank [Operator Instructions]. you,

from with question proceed. will George Please Our Sutton first come Craig-Hallum.

George Sutton

I Guys, something. to wanted rectify to you. Thank try

that affected XXXX. about by in talking You’re being guidance lower engagements occurred margin some extensively XXXX

would going engagements about forward. focused that like growth can margin you give – Can sense because lower what going has talking if changed 'XX been of there that, be is You’re just on in you’re you up sort or just through timing walk your of has a helpful? us and ROI a revenue requirement higher of

Mike Willoughby

Yes, sure.

revenues activities So impacted expected was terminate that in just that of we we be had have those the to by clear, the our lower churn decided 'XX. margin SFE to to statement were

George Sutton

Okay.

Mike Willoughby

the we QX. That expect the of were in end completed have year terminated being by and half of back the largely to

the So top extent. on to an that’s line weighing

for last client The mentioned increase second But were enforce in of clients engagements. accounts. year that couple part we of to us below range didn’t your and continue decided where rather particularly we I disengage gross those margin they for to the range to operate a a necessarily as had positive think where question, couple we times producing that of range, not margins performing were that cases than to gross

in is And declining so PFS as look the anniversary we largely business client the those to flat the XXXX as slightly churn at impact we related to terminations.

Thomas Madden

some as as well activity impact from As Starbucks the well.

Mike Willoughby

category, the in in Right. the wouldn’t We low-margin unexpected. put Starbucks just

Thomas Madden

Right.

George Sutton

Right.

as that You both and opportunities just to practice and what term market the mentioned kind understood over sure longer give us opportunity, a FaaS two make sense those you new the look new the just like of really I ultimate somewhat term? areas addressable size a short Shopify Can but I also want offering. the then of

Mike Willoughby

Sure.

to is I in and know that regard that attract overall has addressable us. the and success market market platform that’s Shopify up call with midmarket but targeted attractive don’t an the the to for therefore eCommerce opportunity, of changes we starting of what move platform lower size indicate So it successfully necessarily Shopify become business does the Shopify the the end

lower along that it’s the larger part So the platforms competing with of now eCommerce Magento in was effectively market. with

client we’ve to got engage on PFS we first we PFS side this I to create is had an in helping that side Web the on integration launched that Shopify. bid were – able on the launched and active where LiveArea the then with client attention sites mentioned, So this week to that the to and side build on and on as the our we’ve platform opportunities engage

between probably share maybe platforms seeing the other erode. from gain is it’s more platform market some I think Shopify of a is to or the benefitting share providers are that So say shifting net market accurate that and the

we flex against apply of and experiencing platform sales great that approach agnostic are changes and in about the that and things the One platforms those is through resources the market our success. can marketing efforts

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thing gross much from any type that service that our might tied margin or infrastructure other not obvious infrastructure, that my to our that and we our with necessarily oversight labor but management should this characteristics. of lease employ might The be which hourly connected have is technology we is higher comments

percentage these transform that grow offering the so bottom they PFS the on really services service And line the our business. could of to as of that extent part a within

George Sutton

Got lastly just you, to me okay. for clarify. And then

out for SAP Hybris Hybris offering have you SAP been QX. that I strong You in Europe in a underperforming? include called as which believe Does

Mike Willoughby

due operation of and definitely or necessarily LiveArea we close Europe. would statistics to any U.S. improving expectations and for the excitement improvement reflect in that we’re have say I versus Europe There’s we Yes, But U.S. for XXXX done to bookings we work the opportunities to there. still regard didn’t pipeline break in seeing I The anticipate out in would strong in some there. our with that say improvement the to it’s deals in UK overall But an order more the need realize potential. the really be

George Sutton

guys. you, Got okay. Thanks,

Mike Willoughby

questions, you. Thank George. great Yes,

Operator

Lake Markets. with Argento to Capital go We’ll Street next Mark

Mark Argento

Good guys. afternoon. Hi,

of quick ones. Just couple a

could pitched different you getting Just or of with under the house with to that banners pushback more customers businesses out banners, you EBITDA bit help when little some about margins segment you’re you the a on wanted at now the any then from And us – maybe pitching there and least EndXEnd? two a customers think probably basis? operating two the or deals are sides any potential different

Mike Willoughby

I’ll Okay. the question. let second answer Tom

first and one you The give marketing. scenarios, two one I’ll question sales

can they been where other success there has the marketing well is The on cycle, think in educate the starting about to feeling or we’ve PFS New service of overwhelmingly But services. perspective the big up-sell from positive. I end afterwards, professional as successful that upfront. the Retail were in we in get LiveArea as our the broad very you the the were services. what for services York we the around message attended, could a one the it’s out from I’d marketing a we And to a the a did received. conversation we was, National the specific with almost So has last looking what to that at with tradeshow and the much a a find LiveArea gone had marketing in buying Federation, phenomenon as with we plus to traffic. staff based booth often have connect side really with sales conversation as conversation as easier opportunity we opportunity show in been we going booth and were booth. the cases around somebody few talk The interest years, that very with And just that it as to set and on perspective experience recent either to debriefed have up just say expected good talk start that XX a we a And an from of And I was giant co-branding people we cobranded I January in in out doing certain and a us, a NRF observed stopping point. which side lot year a x was has or XX in did up other them the was universal a of a had do experience we experience tradeshow the you a to even conversations by interest qualify had kind told and the coming a order floor services broad been think tested PFS there and say past that and come was booth? had really EndXEnd In could words, about transition people two our professional mind effort up thing very, tradeshow only operationally? they operations sales offering and

or really their looking fulfillment didn’t through. evaluation redesign for effort or like We to going a have Web they’ve to a engagement for operations understand the have are they re-platforming holiday platform looking an they or for problem if strategy solve during order project an got first site platform or services, is management need scale to professional they’re center something

of they’re where is around offering shopping whether EndXEnd business We will then they’re still situation. align sales the conversation we engagement decline or point, the one clients competitor And XX% and the dramatically. to And after the that. the so out that definitely they’re And the understand the to with successful land-and-expand do will offering we familiar continues buying successful our are us solution for but to the that the services. our see has believe EndXEnd for cycle cycle model or to minority it’s to with then to coming will client during a that the And starting our that and from of effort continue that those an time-to-time or to often other started effort has either from unit continue clients I or sales be from and of not consuming versa. vice engage continue up-sell and our full is clients the that wouldn’t then do see opportunities both on and larger I the of engage the to we’ll be perspective set after in to services do during clients. we we selling not, service with expect

good the on So, so branding Tom? far approach. so

Thomas Madden

profitability through and allocation of of each the kind characteristics going our still of the in we areas, On evaluation the cost two are process business the of structure. of

providing working we’re ongoing we transparency. information I and exercise. in as to to Again, that It’s and importance any we that to, hard visibility complete I as working XXXX. an be produce able provide later We to So able But the we’re alluded be process of that to on and cannot understand it. to alluded move that of this at Mike expect time.

Mark Argento

you. Thank

Mike Willoughby

Mark. Thanks,

Operator

Anderson question Kara with We’ll take our B. FBR. next from Riley

Kara Anderson

Hi. Good afternoon.

Mike Willoughby

Kara. Hi,

Kara Anderson

just me. for So one

really margin are XX% see your margin? should been or it your the has to You turning on where XX% more with in a circumstance came gross mix outperformed favorable and end a Under upper lowest in of target it and expect historically you efficiently. operating near XX% new the we to service quarter should fee what more

Mike Willoughby

it was related So in facilities the the particularly look of we gross my it. instrumental Tom QX, in that but the maybe in ability the I’ll a only I manage component we as let client labor mentioned driving mix that effectively, cost comments, question; backend answer was part volumes hourly answer of holiday not at then If support our to as up of across good same see team that holiday next management the all wanted executing successes; patterns once exceeding client again I Memphis characteristic tee margin say high up weather this we to and which to would in kind that extent the our level. this in need forecast, service we we to same QX. QX, our a of would centers experienced And volumes, at

that institutionalized next labor processes lot fact being the to able performance that those some of me that few we’ve things to the component. is quarters confidence a manage the of One in will repeat give

temporary improving I quarter-to-quarter with and us and doing We’re at better and year better a agencies with each processes supply that job think reporting relationship even labor.

which a So like degree give greater they need might to have some in seems in we things past than been able to it it. confidence would replicate are being us institutionalized to the the do

the Tom, and As overall things? mix-related to do on gross far comment any as margin you issues given want quarter, in

Thomas Madden

Sure.

a So, question. fair Kara, it’s

especially come that As we of a of done a down year at percentage our we QX, look from part trended the middle on would would take where the because just the proportion referred being to performance. bottom of to and strong nicely some to as the a team as and kind in the November a through and you a gross alluded quarter period able in we being and day-out to, top drive And monitor to contributed that side your in business Mike during manage of business activity I’ll side operations great point higher from implementations that in expect did we to to opposed go that bit of have the we performance. services professional a line of new normally that performance operations operations Mike on both had also on to line some and improvements a activity the side side. of order basis. also job out strong alluded as live our during the that business went Again, side. to we services have the very December day-in our had well QX professional as the little margin

Kara Anderson

you. Thank Okay.

Mike Willoughby

Kara. Thanks,

Operator

our take Dougherty MacDonald question with Ryan Company. next We’ll & from

Ryan MacDonald

shift the of guys. operations I afternoon, sort on the guess maybe question focus strategy Good side. the and your on

of profile. focusing these number throughout that on in you more provide year season? bit opportunities more might Could to higher the profitability this about what a more look think new you you ahead be like? of that there that little may smaller a smaller, detail I the holiday the of add order business sort improve guess I you quickly And have or customers them to opportunities in in mentioned or more margin ones if attractive the allow talk are ramp they would a there

Mike Willoughby

A question, great Ryan.

So a had also that. couple smaller is, we talking said that to we’re to but when opportunities, in verticals midsized also I client about about was of successes. important I it’s where One things note to that existing familiar

We on a we where verticals we instance, or how are where of we’ve beauty client. CPG focus wanting to and for health really a can and fashion client that leverage, got the have business, the operate type to understand solution experience a client or

an type also capabilities so to predictability us we’ve it and creates I shared think we And on the even so there. past that leverage building but capabilities kind some use build of more multi-client facility for the creates and within extent that solution, it’s can maybe success

leverage drive how of that process by that value lot and sales it the convert. and A demand get year, think the but a depends more marketing size in sales effort because these smaller is engagements. much to ability have can to I higher a engagements into possible on

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Ryan MacDonald

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Mike Willoughby

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Ryan MacDonald

All right.

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Mike Willoughby

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Ryan MacDonald

for questions. Thanks my taking Great.

Mike Willoughby

Thanks, Ryan.

Operator

We’ll Northland Securities. Tim with to go Klasell next

Tyler Wood

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Mike Willoughby

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Thomas Madden

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Tyler Wood

helpful. That’s you. Thank

Operator

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Mike Willoughby

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Operator

conclude you Again, today’s your do We that participation. thank does for conference.

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