Ted Moreau VP, IR
Charles Vogt President, CEO & Director
Misty Kawecki CFO
Paul Essi William K. Woodruff
Jeremy Loiacono Stifel
Ryan Koontz Needham & Company
Dave Kang B. Riley Securities
Christian Schwab Craig-Hallum Capital Group
Timothy Savageaux Northland Capital Markets
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Good morning, and welcome to the DZS First Quarter 2022 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I'll now hand the call over to Ted Moreau with DZS. Thank you, Ted.

You may proceed.

Ted Moreau

Thank you, Joel, and welcome to the DZS First Quarter 2022 Earnings Conference Call.

DZS CEO, are CFO, Vogt; today Kawecki. Misty us President Charlie and and Joining closed, at and for we section market market information. shareholders, after Yesterday published analysts and as DZS of to with our well prospective quarter forward-looking shareholders of product, the website, shareholder updates first report business the insights, XXXX provide financial the Relations Investor as company. will regarding financial call, we provide the future performance or this other statements projections On forward-looking future events the of and The such results expectations differ company that and actual materially. current cautions are only you statements events may or files Please XX-Q the available on refer as to the the documents that Relations reports filed Investor XX-K the that including the forward-looking recent X-K of company on most report as section our Form website. of with shareholder well its being in section statements SEC, and was a that risk company's in actual identify forward-looking factors to documents or contained projections could These those materially the differ cause from important results statements. indicated, financial being non-GAAP Please note determined call the a metrics you that provided on basis. on are this otherwise unless to These GAAP a are GAAP to shareholder numbers earlier. in items, the corresponding reconciliation contained report and referenced with together

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Charles Vogt

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Misty Kawecki

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million. guiding We margins million are $XX to expenses $XX XX% our revenue to of million and gross $XX operating with of to to $XXX million second quarter XX%

adjusted between As million. EBITDA $X positive a and $X a million result, expect we loss of

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closed, from the Q&A the guidance like the acquisition incorporate this not facilitate to That operator acquisition. As over now the completes remarks. does any call not to I'd contributions our yet the prepared to hand session. has


Instructions]. [Operator

question first Essi The Paul the Woodruff. is line K. William with from of

Paul Essi

want be mean XX% to forward out XX in the get see I on that XXXX? it revenue. XX% points did by months. about I XX% of how to that the at supply that, we your Charlie, back like the your the pulling on -- could swap the Yes. and in year-end. XX% your basis the I does the over digging $XX chain can could looks XX% comment a by the little Does million Internet. little CA year-end margin And you And looking a XXX and

Charles Vogt

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higher we're pretty an profile we significantly we'll is profile portfolio once margin acquiring, with that as can revenue software significant. appreciate, million. the that than you close The So $XX all is

services path XX%, exceeding line. have XX%. model expected the communicating and laser-focused there, about year and as so to But for of But of And certainly the percent get in on likely will generating into of company, range margins it relates year. we we're to get XX-plus a next revenue point this like to as on We'll accelerate you XX%. of of this the time well the pull-through margin our target helps north the a help new look a margin certainly your to And based and revenue. consolidated margin us model appreciate our remainder total what software been

Paul Essi

Internet, but they million like Okay. Good. Other question in $XX the is, on and look again, ASSIA put the it the pulled of IP investments, you out -- lot left. was had some,

the was promote that spent products and much to of that hazard develop on at You trying guess to you how guys acquired?

Charles Vogt


raised is think the accurate. $XX over years I capital million So of the relatively

the ASSIA But assured of disclosed versus that will with property for a ASSIA. will with intellectual cross do full once the us. stays of licenses when with articulate how we stay come much how we We have property will DZS license the transaction much intellectual haven't rest details close, any that

Paul Essi


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Charles Vogt

closed. we're was to my I've remarks be what and trying thoughtful report, we're and not the in Well, as in careful and mentioned highlighted very again, shareholder because

the dovetails John Cloud and combined businesses. more approximately There X mobile year, And of what Tier our XX RIFT and North consumer-facing what our Europe. in broadband And optical ONTs orchestration unique as and our But referring experience, you are our service devices look and is we X as how new when us Tier service on a the and in-home XX portfolio ASSIA I venue the focused is place, when we're and of optimization differentiated there will customers, several During what the and as you think Day Xtreme, as comprised at connectivity, automation Latin I is which Expresse we complementing now. which from we is think, mobile fixed the articulate, the and DZS a product. part solutions, puts Coffee much and that will CloudCheck now nature he creation, into and of be network in in very at customers consumer development to America together, primarily over well especially DZS WiFi really transport about to WiFi Investor and in and look in of OLTs refer complementary days, large lot are which last America. customers DZS and experience Asia. several There acquired what

accomplish And be to we the we're couldn't sales of enter we've tremendous been will more and synergies able elated here we what year. to amount realize. half the this we year, think at So where that be teams the as over a of about second last there's able


Svanberg The next question is with from the line Stifel. of Tore

Jeremy Loiacono

to calling This what that understand bit overhead little can OpEx is kind earnings. do on might you Maybe what more for of acquisition. be? and a Tore. to Can just expect? us digging it's the we Jeremy help gross understand OpEx the margin potential accretive I But impact

Charles Vogt

and which any did XXX Well, engineers employees approximately think financials are today, we're that are software not I over, highlighting we there's that the but most of of architects. coming highlight

So Madrid, primary you the X in City Redwood in can -- and there's Valley just of Spain. facilities, Silicon heart

So of that's employees where the are. majority the

believe the granular assess paper until time that can what we the you such to OpEx give of details. for those and employees, you everyone profile put kind So pen is

Jeremy Loiacono

is forgive something a past, And you broken software all this out but might? of -- the have you currently where this [indiscernible] give this Great. if might can revenue enjoy much that acquisition, sense how me us with that you in

Charles Vogt

you CloudCheck today are with speaking and you Are Expresse? -- without talking today about

Jeremy Loiacono

Yes. Yes.

Charles Vogt


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to well business will report begin as we closing, as systems services software upon our our on out and so business. And

Jeremy Loiacono

segment-wise rank to if outlook? And your of the look Great. or guidance, ones you are the just help geographically order Which us into maybe drivers we out key some you which can 'XX, of that the of drivers going there? key the calendar areas whether reaffirmation -- be feel maybe

Charles Vogt

the the a on being pursuing, responding demands mobile we're all we're balance as which into you conversion, specific look just well bullish we both revenue when pretty across nearly very we're at the business I that opportunities country. number tell I would company, side, fundamental the on despite placed We the healthy we're But that certainly There's RFPs when of understand the the gets dovetail at the we are is the that backlog side I X mean pretty it we're some Yes. that focused and regions fixed million of influencing and look scrutinized. on our regions. the public of to that as encouraged. $XXX a and on. as fact that

So region very for Korea strong to continues us. be a

We is that be us resources region you that historically we've the done unfolding are can they've region because of exciting are is Europe. very just the new to America some Similarly have region, with exciting continues Canada. Chinese a results the as this coming of region mean Pan-Asia with expect most Europe in I lot of some relatively all a region. region. been exciting well, that to opportunities I cap North out in but that in is of for for that opportunities right where some now exciting of the of mean vendors the the successful. regions additions one

on. So pretty we're markets the that on all bullish we're focused

the perspective, looking and end, business continue focused are in certainly on on last are doing on standards. over been XX transaction think last that help announced we helps I think As morning create and to more are open night focused in them certainly for. more I that's really end-to-end and solutions, the about really layer that months. solidify to customers They're service end of lot which the from solutions, a to the to here what I companies software-based can this opportunity see have. think we technology But the talking with intelligence we the and we with we've in looking And an Expresse end-to-end CloudCheck providers that and solutions unique select that focused really plans


of The next question is from with Koontz Ryan the line Needham.

Ryan Koontz

of something it update and just opportunities in hear are of on but they're where you lot, a kind and know the to we planned next I more in your have can I displacement about if good it's you some Chinese in of wonder you've kind maybe be total. talked Europe. for of Charles, how commentary the view of some number opportunities week, Day Analyst would progressing current your us

Charles Vogt


that we there's are point, tell some specifically in So to that there's that excitement save morning nothing trying Europe. We the we're pleased would EMEA a shareholder this of Investor activity we're making. you for -- tell highlight tremendous amount going Day. I that Western in we And the the that to But progress your include across to region, report. with didn't we would I you are

on As and of been was our team us does as focused aspects And and a the I that we've Tier I previously. diligence give many cap-and-replacement sort stronger of this the transaction, the like strength in more position we I think didn't were encouraging of products feel an opening broadband one European gives it it my highlighted, a John to of that on. and relates to coupled customers, which But existing the X American with getting probably the customers ASSIA much -- the North Chinese us of lot Europe. have in within with opportunities, mobile in a of comments, to speak working certainly aspects final lot Ryan, opportunity

Ryan Koontz

copper you're of terms terms much be of cycle? as if of we seeing in the networking But that product in broadband wonder all And business Where supply platforms now? back mix pretty the that -- within are at Okay. X any could of And of impacts. I any that terms helpful. by shifts XXG. in can on at like lot the the the in it shifts far you a kind CPE was comment quarter of to you chain held access, goes as on mix Is share sounds versus the shift kind would

Charles Vogt


well. true XCelerate of in rate whole, amplification the more XCelerate representative what seeing think to is flexibility XX industry that a certainly, margin to out -- lag we their a an XGS-PON. is a our is in and most customers our profile last port has higher service And our I customers the well of We ARPU existing believe by what as the think as gives any the moving of cards, large support rolled historically industry's certainly orders start pretty I that's we're at But the are there including card functionality beyond. product towards small Europe I And been significantly think also, GPON, them there's gigabit for XGS-PON, towards for it's of our looking new as only our combo customers, And the across as accelerated from flexibility can the combo is shipping a deliver and that on what higher we that. launch it late any towards a we and evolution because year. service new refer very what higher as just for way, GPON more to service customers, as provider XGS-PON. margin and customers. And

Ryan Koontz

the would side? network say the sides, Got higher and they Are across you chain both CPE? on were supply it. CPE pretty equal both And impacts

Charles Vogt

relates It's devices semiconductor BOM the frustrating. and our makeup. to I it mean of WiFi the are as by complexity CPE to much chips. have Most them products as level don't ONTs driven

we filter, the the level one shipment. million quarter. And see end had Avago. the and other of on can switching so that inventory complex. core at not $XX optical complete products in usually mobile missing the which, they're we're products, lot of and it you OLT one the more if CPE But most of we're we of chip, of lot a us, are part, I and It's bottleneck. is memory the the mean, And can't the in for attributes missing semiconductor frustrating chip, the if the a Broadcom

place have the into just I frustrating flow And a but be, I difference have. visibility so I we order feel do today historically, it's BOM like think than that the more our forecast backlog they to fulfill we mean because have we the is exactly knows the just team on need the level and we our supply at detailed that have going what that pretty to forward. chain that based components backlog of

our will just got it get around And think that it the gap the break complete dam make good. over will months. I hopefully, the we X So us, in the for here that If to arms systems. subcomponents up next X, X, X, be does,


from with next of Dave Kang The question is the line Riley. B.

Dave Kang

first question your My regarding is business. mobile

You project pandemic? delays. mentioned related they to about Were

Charles Vogt

mean, it's certainly backlog the it to Well, certainly wasn't I things. coming products mean was mean, convert impact two And And on the level speaking are Dave, there's availability really quarter to today. down deployment component we're on that had I at I'm -- we the for just I of lot the mobile on the industry. the were are products timing. our ports side I I One, that not a it's out just really as the think impacting broader of during service our ability revenue that shut installation still China. delays. think certainly and manufacturing and shipment having But fixed an side, it of subcomponent well.

Dave Kang

What Any spending. then trend? it more is a Got more it temporary color Or customers, also you just it. about caused when slowdown? Asia, of Is talk that And on situation? about a that? lower you mentioned

Charles Vogt

highlight to spending I wouldn't necessarily think I is I fifth a million spending lower to to our don't fair row. plus we the a know that, book challenges revenue. to say it. consecutive I if convert backlog has I mean associated in mean attributes assessment. that to is trying did Misty quarter was lower our ability what $XXX

an were So is to demand still with challenged robust. I we mean revenue. order backlog ability which in convert is quarter me is our that perspective, pretty what to to from flow spend

conversion. from of I spend revenue separate So kind

Dave Kang

we revenue to second can your sequentially? supply And Got assumptions, outlook, it. some And be quarter especially share then you orders up chain should on your regarding situation? of the expect

Charles Vogt

it's inventory the in of just $XXX environment is $XX Yes. have I increase, component to first of view million be to certainly in probably in my I'll entire where currently with backlog. high backlog very the I we mean, are opportunity of take million I conversion. a career. that predict on deltas of we have one certainly difficult the line that. timing mean, and projections subsystems we revenue, able to what simple hit mean the is, our ability the range, doesn't gave we best predicated of from fulfill XXX% but if get to an the the the it's end to the to

to As continue it new relates bullish ability to attract our orders, be business. I very we mean, to on

year. As quarter. new I highlighted, customers last we had XX customers in the We had new XXX

that the XXX of lot a we call orders. large with a XX just when have to customers pursuing months. that on lot regards that there's is receive And with sales last impact it, an team activity So timing projects there's of

priority our recipe, a making our in their And earnings customers priority bullish And call on very keep is on happy. will we happy. on customers keep everybody that keeping focused deliver them still just that happy we're we and sure while an then is consumers address the can #X now if business, frankly, they position #X put else I think So end-user in everything place. services we where right My order is can again, and fall we're flow. and right now,


Schwab of line from is The with next the Craig-Hallum. question Christian

Christian Schwab


congrats to in the lower my than quarter. So given gross first, issues being guess, a little little OpEx, I with But guidance the and do gross in manufacturing margins margins a and bit we the on bit OpEx, higher question transportation the as thinking taxes the tax basis? you on far be for a should tax you expense tell basis. received why assumption and and as and us go-forward benefit the what go-forward Can that on a about rate about has

Misty Kawecki

Yes, I one. can that take

tax from full our forecasted have we a So annualized right, and perspective, year.

that rate company, XXXX applied to level shifting profitable was have are more therefore, a as in a tax effective and QX. We to an

$X had correct XXXX. the but we to we profitable tax as in we tax actually and year benefit a a QX, full course had expect we that expense for become loss, Given million shifted

Christian Schwab

we you idea $X.X should an have assume million -- like Do a quarter?

Misty Kawecki

Well, it our of for? profitability of depends effective tax our on rate but course, quarter, each levels

Charles Vogt

And where.

Misty Kawecki

I a a effective around to Act, where. that XXXX have expected capitalized. tax certain associated is say, are where And effect XX% laws rate R&D Right. do in new level to to into very We high XX%. the be went tax CARES costs would

will are But tax assumed of we that our closely be for offset NOLs will we of that expected to progress XXXX. so impacted XXXX. in And leveraging R&D capitalization monitoring now, some the law how of have in be that some

Charles Vogt

Yes. said, We mean, various in from we as acquisitions and Misty NOLs of a the of combination Christian, today's what's significant DZS. I have do amount resulted have, the do

we at each of And at exposure, so we when our specific look profitability region, which based varies. tax the look it on

Christian Schwab

fair. that's highlighted? would guess different on just No, on I the basis, tax anything the that tax a rate non-GAAP depending speaking, rates broadly jurisdiction effective be than Misty

Misty Kawecki

vary It jurisdiction. by will

for XX% to higher, be But some lower. be expected rate total will overall, the year XX%. is our will slightly Some tax be to

Christian Schwab

Great. right. All

after stuff. the Now nitpicky

gross enough hand the But a we there's to a to appears quick to question Look limited a about only not it? expected. my hearing may details, So that, have next revenue cash congrats forward be Charlie, but margin what profile do pay regarding from contribution. on very what acquisition, week exciting guess on since be growth for I contribution,

Charles Vogt

loaded the haven't about what talked over. Especially since paying coming assets we're a we for That's question.

we've with everybody debt. transaction. think the take the that J.P. we're relationship the will form sort have the cash between equity not proceeds we assume I important I and cash that for any for to the of should the pay using Morgan, in away be you fostered mean that most thing is of

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[Operator from next is question Instructions] Northland line The Savageaux Capital with Markets. of the Tim

Timothy Savageaux

about a to aggregate at spend would in that XX% or the of or run look the another high you may more pipeline? RFP at those we material what that's with opportunities. a guidance more wins maybe don't worldwide of converting specificity, think or the as past 'XX, a the opportunities but if can growth not give about aggregate, talked should dozen we as of revenue? a across have you be, question any know level the us at maybe take there your Or driver? think any pipeline terms maybe sense calendar to across then I And potential assumptions I topic, extents I into Europe. for are RFP in kind of in wanted And just

Charles Vogt

as were a piece Tim, I next down to speaking, dozens ironically, wrote So word you the me. of paper on

still those I as generated just Tier pursuing mean the of RFPs. are the I you we So the marquee and versus Xs. can across by Tier dozens -- RFPs appreciate, most in larger the regional players. mean most Europe, we customers smaller are And are of X

then in tell trial be I with across phase the of a large you more that our paper a a And make in proof to number the were we and We we're RFPs, would stages. of it's to lab are got very phase. formal of get we way I in mean, that a guys Europe value the ultimately, value wish process. wins. America. a North in work, these you I And actually know some know certainly trial the and you've all you articulate to that could participation So at been products in where the But say and Tier place this, and in could would lot if are next studies. RFPs response Xs different proof we're be But at the you phase, I optimistic want more of our certainly it there where phase.

So optimistic. we're cautiously

at forecast assessment $X to But their of forecasting detailed would just not close of very guidelines within pipeline maybe to into team I pipeline sort our that. forecast we're outlook of that the manages have that lot go today and that how where pipeline every pipeline Our converts pipeline sales is way but a in opportunities We're our accounts. our based reaching convert on those company billion. into going a and business differently, you XXX% then higher tell in we

ever go that's with have revenue So to as especially lot project, a that pointed our we're And meaningful with year year out. we over into in the RFP XXXX has grown the the where encouraged pipeline last and of rarely that associated profile an our significant relates or these it where we we significant upside guidance something revenue. you has RFPs guidance, with are way at a

So primarily I our guidance any and into as as you XXXX. is that existing the half for profile out, something think year, upside second pointed new would be that focused big of investors on importantly, more and customers shareholders XXXX we but should wins that the appreciate would

Timothy Savageaux

standpoint in saw on just you saw what the kind constraints. revenue I order could up supply Great. major order of a given and another if wonder either category any intake. book product what order between from could or I if characterize QX follow differences quarter standpoint briefly from an geographically the you And of you strong with

Charles Vogt

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