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Participants
Sean Mansouri Director, Liolios Group
Mike Willoughby Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Madden Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer
Mark Argento Lake Street Capital Markets, LLC
Adam Kelsey Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC
Ryan MacDonald Needham & Company
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Operator

Please standby. Good afternoon, 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, 2018.

Joining us today are PFSweb’s CEO, Mr. Mike Willoughby; the company’s CFO, Mr. Tom Madden; and the company’s outside Investor Relations Advisor, Sean Mansouri with Liolios Group.

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

Sean Mansouri

Thank you, Ebony.

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Mike Willoughby

adjusted improving margin basis by margin result in profitability and year. this profitable highlighted income for point XXXX higher-margin was XXX in the in on gross reflected a EBITDA point and and through focus service improvement engagements, you, good and Sean, basis improvement Thank everyone. continued and was net XX afternoon, operational our fee efficiencies our

same from week, LiveArea momentum strong the we move efficient our clients, lines peak days – the our season, order year-over-year for we of X.X clients’ During successfully increase in XXXX, of segment and shipping performance to period of week over shipped and our for week both with the the following we holiday business year for as a our the line a order scaled in more volumes, level million volume a Friday. pipeline period operational PFS. holiday in volumes Compared defined delivered through exiting Thanksgiving XX% eight the PFS for through holiday We our holiday critical high strong another in the operation referenceability manner. as

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fraud four transactions great the the level two in later to potential Toronto customer prevent shipped compared almost in million we for pop-up customers the our most the client FaaS our have also and regarding week. We we We our for Metro deployment including XXXX product engraved over the customers, during units last FaaS over This this to U.S. deployed or season call pop-up announcements. than orders a market. quarterly a center update, holiday XX% pop-up agent-assisted less to By in of jewelry the our in brochure able over for averted savings over client’s brought client’s centers for on clients shipping automated had operating and much contact headcount first losses. We prevention improve temporary XX more in peak and same through I’ll in the answered XX,XXX almost our where service and our to holiday. from were XX,XXX to helping XX,XXX solution, Canadian high And orders [ph] initiatives, service, calls more weeks fraudulent as our scaled facilitate mentioned area, highlight health our for a service units beauty chargeback fulfillment recent facility. XX,XXX on global our across rate seconds FaaS, less. was the Fulfillment-as-a-Service, support $XX or solution our

quickly XX bringing ACV. business This LiveArea with Total significant XXXX. to QX. million in were worth and and million approximately million compares for approximately engagements, engagements engagement be approximately Now for total for contract the reviewing bookings QX I pleased engagements XXXX ACV ACV very or in respectively. ACV, our $X.X in XXXX in bookings to million XX value, for X.X XX continue engagements to improvement $X.X XX $XX.X the developments annual full-year, approximately in for annual LiveArea

initiatives $XX.X project on in a from XXX As challenging approximately calls, of projects million on highlight XXXX, estimated that revenue, we in plan turnaround approximately $XX.X for with we for to compared for I stated million XXX projects the later the in perspective, to some which We XXXX project a client prior will sales XXXX had call. XXXX. LiveArea new booked

to project estimated $X the year-ago $X revenue million million for project QX, in estimated revenue, for quarter. approximately LiveArea For bookings project projects were for XX compared XX projects approximately in

and had active project retainer representing engagements. XX client engagements, discrete For XX, ongoing at managed LiveArea, retainer engagements and services December we

last XXXX, terms in maintaining start booked off of QX $X next forward pipeline this $XX.X XXXX, percentage several a PFS and XXXX In client million. large for ACV bookings its Since sales of has call, new pipeline ACV of double progressed PFS to a we quarter. cycle, in just announcing business our is value PFS our of approximately stages million the bringing over contracts to bookings, last value value since strong total XXXX. in to a into we our also July sales development look

PFS, XX at Charlotte we announcement remaining bankruptcy we on X the different brands. XX, liquidate For active unexpected inventory. programs, Russe’s with XX cease and that client operations February received Unfortunately, and in X December intended March XXXX their our representing some to also subsequent announcement had news early client on

cease is very experience client our unusual for While and enter it bankruptcy unprecedented is reorganization client for operations to effort, liquidate. it part in established brand not to the a of as an

do with services bankruptcy collect the this unexpected we revenue now QX, QX client end do the and engaged the the compensate the to working for constructively hard client client through been restructuring collect some will engagement the we our expect Even this for the with to currently for have to during service team though of our fees our we impact XXXX. provided loss remainder all in of We to this expect the month. [ph] process And PFS in liquidator. through fees later for expect negative and we be of

of PFS for under Russe Charlotte fee $XX.X our X% For million XXXX, consolidated revenue engagement reference, in is which revenue. generated service in the just

in XXXX. already have the our in order on cost EBITDA adjusting to minimize begun adjusted We impact our

season four lost remaining months of and help the have to in strong benefit selling brands more for us to marketing and occupy fashion Clearly, us replace with efforts. to offset through Russe. best or our currently pipeline three also to outcome space fulfillment sales they client a one similar revenue our be We seek Charlotte needs this that the would to in the have the

to to will further for before LiveArea Despite near-term enhance for revitalize we working both call of to for PFS margins and exciting additional minimize We that Tom these, expect year. client headwind, to this the developments insights to this and like financial have and I’d years the the come. to we several quarter new be on provide growth for the Tom? aggressively turn impact touching over But loss.

Thomas Madden

Thank afternoon, you, Mike, good and everyone.

to fourth $XX.X fee million million, compared quarter period. increased in consolidated For XXXX, the to SFE of the or year equivalent service our prior $XX.X revenue

versus at on the Our again XXXX, year. From segment, and service performance, gross slight effective a quarter, segment This discuss lower-margin were by $X.X gross which our cost an a expenses, primary when projected driven overall margin also slightly attributable of which of year-over-year on to on XX SG&A the incremental to by project million year services, and further management PFS our gross will of last margin than adjusted insight the decrease higher-margin was basis XX.X% engagements for our focus the certain $X.X points upper-end generated in I consolidated EBITDA is range standpoint, basis. the activity. prior offset in million strong QX the work, margin fee provide transition Improvements compared margin quarter. over improved more including I the we to engagements

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

Now, look our segmented let’s results. at take a

focus million quarter with compares with This the on and higher-end of XX.X% to SFE of service of margin $XX.X the engagements and of through higher-margin Gross for fee including to in year, the tools a continue work, service revenue gross margin. to $XX.X last effective management. our targeted project gross quarter, generated of fourth in XX.X%. segment margin cost revenue PFS operational of this Our million a due technology-based enhanced at offerings, efficiency range segment operate service

including for infrastructure fulfillment million into the incremental $XX.X direct due from the and fourth the to support cost growth, PFS targeted quarter, sales, segment new segment’s expansion decreased $X.X primarily UK-based long-term million PFS the contribution However, center. our to to during our marketing

project revenue, margin lower LiveArea to This to lower revenue due a work activity. the gross segment fourth lower margin in the as of million revenue generated service XX.X%. client efficiency in quarter LiveArea revenue. quarter a SG&A service of Our and fee year. million of gross result the business as XX.X% were of $XX.X a fee with $XX.X improve year-over-year reduced streamline of The decline to hard last on LiveArea’s basis with fee service personnel to fourth costs, costs is primarily we new compares due

that one costs are These assigned to currently costs SG&A. In segment the not directly we reported segments. to corporate have the two of include addition business as also business data,

in of costs XXXX benefit year-end – year, favorable prior to accrual SG&A quarter Our adjusted of level of increased an fourth the corporate including to declined SGA related adjustments. slightly compared the certain

If our of expectation of may direct two year-over-year the operating approximately We our business the we that the the to maintain increase within reclass among do in continuing million into a fees so, units, order September reduced corporate cost appropriate basis of that our costs that reclassified in during we process evaluate be consistency historical additional in on by into comparisons. cost and SG&A future. be allocation Note may in segments, and we reporting the costs impact well did XXXX, business one of will historically costs reclassified to expense from to will periods. the with XXXX through the a close certain during year-to-date bucket year-end are provide fees to the been as maintain SG&A have considered $X.X certain expenses

business We also reallocated for previously LiveArea the considered into consistency costs purposes. certain corporate

to annual review compared at $XXX.X XXXX $XXX.X service for equivalent in in Now, quickly million, XXXX. fee Consolidated let’s revenue quick our came million a decrease slight XXXX – as results.

with even to points to revenue margin to year-over-year. $XX.X million, decrease, and XX.X%, in $XX.X million X% XXX increased basis adjusted increased compared Service profitability XXXX, to SFE XXXX. in gross XX.X% However, compared fee EBITDA improved our the

income financial approximately in cash prior $XXX.X million operations XX.X% the year year. pleased with margin PFS By $X.X XXXX. net PFS’ margin a very in were operational increase a in SFE expenditures of most a XXXX, to million, reflects gross with inception. was report of capital our over flow profitable to very calculated cash also our less to compared million, flow segment’s pleased year which increased service slight are XXXX. Free performance for as million segment, revenue XXXX, We and calendar since from the with gross XX.X%, $XXX.X We fee $X

margin profitable million, we strong to with realign operational gross LiveArea less As $XX.X LiveArea of in We margin client new service issues, also XXXX in accounts offset were we an margin which we was relationships than targeting. key drive basis, up a however, the strong lastly, compares fee million, successfully of expanded into results On existing a strong structures had with and offerings, a our of top more new cost transitioned was gross there certain XXXX. implemented from effort and activity overall improvement. gross $XX.X To to generally improvements what impact XX.X%, number ended XX.X% with And revenue and client client segment. a just lower-margin our the line activity. help to in

Russe on the to a let’s Now, to loss cost Charlotte controls fully move a the continues the news of for efforts. account potential organization lot through XXXX and impact our work ago, and the just Having few to mitigate adjustments received weeks and across marketing our sales outlook.

consolidated and a trying on low basis, the a Charlotte few on EBITDA key XXXX in service approximately year, in A the to calendar single-digit at much increase business $XX mitigate has mid insight into low of strive toward fee ahead leverage provide fee are to Overall, adjusted one XXXX, single-digit follows. the also range range as impact. our year as been percentage million business. SFE in service XXXX as While Russe to we we still continue further our – we larger per to to increase to XXXX other generate a to compared revenue us at of of basis clients our work revenue we percentage have items client to expect the

While we the we XX% expect to target in activity service gross XX% margins overall towards in continue be range, high-end to range fee the of XXXX. the to

products. this infrastructure-related our professional impacted the PFS always, by FaaS relative work As our activity, versus proportion and the be higher-margin of new project services services will

continue to between to our will range XXXX will in expected product million, to $XX gross expect on revenue X%. we this and $XX $XX that million XXXX generated approximately million the decline in to X% product margin from revenue We our

in our be in capital upon million, of to $X million expect activity capital some segment, which $XX or expected the new be funded client to PFS We expenditures dependent funding. the leases, to debt is range client by of

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

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

as and with signed be result increases XXXX somewhat improved For calendar our XXXX, rates. expense we a prime-based our expense, LIBOR in year rate to compared expect while November our we do facility overall structure borrowing level financing and of past interest XXXX interest in in interest $X.X our year as expect pricing banks amended will reduced debt our the average of result million, is relatively consistent the of XXXX, a of of a with level as

prepared of over million, to expect remarks, For the a XXXX. revenue well. performance expect any EBITDA million, as excluding eventually client-related relatively we $X.X remittance $X in expense line the the prior quarterly But in of in income of income taxes. reduction cash And XXXX of This my taxes then currently between with calendar SFE We the to year $X a On later and first reduction XXXX XXXX of we $X.X Mike? to $XX a and we look basis, our between compared expect million. be concludes as call million flow adjusted the and year-over-year turn to do relatively free million to quarters improving for activity. to in in cash trend our in QX I’ll to generate of impact flat a back QX Mike. quarter

Mike Willoughby

book the in new XXX want compared for million, Tom. clarify for LiveArea. $XX.X to We in you. projects million projects approximately number And $XX.X XXXX I before to I bookings for with developments, Thank XXX did continue XXXX.

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Operator

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Mark Argento

afternoon, good guys. Yes,

couple know… I a Just quick ones..

Mike Willoughby

Mark. Hello,

Mark Argento

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Mike Willoughby

Thank sure. Yes, you.

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Mark Argento

one then me. one And Great. last for

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Mike Willoughby

Right.

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Mark Argento

Great. Thanks, guys.

Mike Willoughby

Thanks, Mark.

Thomas Madden

you, Thank Mark.

Operator

Sutton Our from next Craig-Hallum. George with question come Please will ahead. go

Adam Kelsey

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Mike Willoughby

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Adam Kelsey

Okay.

Thomas Madden

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Mike Willoughby

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Adam Kelsey

Great. Thank you.

Mike Willoughby

Thanks, Adam.

Adam Kelsey

one partnership. then the focusing on BigCommerce question, And more

mind, compare looks is could like working with the with and them other If partners operation timeline you you of you like? don’t to what have kind

Mike Willoughby

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Adam Kelsey

you. Great. Thank

Mike Willoughby

Adam. Thanks,

Operator

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Ryan MacDonald

evening, Mike good Yes, and Tom.

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Thomas Madden

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Ryan MacDonald

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Ryan MacDonald

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Mike Willoughby

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Ryan MacDonald

Got Thank very it. much. you

Mike Willoughby

Ryan. question. Thanks, the Thanks for

Operator

time, Willoughby closing And back would to over now at to this question-and-answer I like our call turn conclude session. does Mr. this for the remarks.

Mike Willoughby

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Operator

today’s Once that again, does teleconference. conclude gentlemen, and ladies

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