QUOT Quotient Technology

Stacie Clements Vice President, Investor Relations
Mir Aamir President and Chief Executive Officer
Ronald Fior Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Steven Boal Founder and Executive Chairman
Shweta Khajuria RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Jason Helfstein Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Ralph Schackart William Blair & Company
Thomas Forte D.A. Davidson & Co.
Steven Frankel Dougherty & Company LLC
Nathaniel Schindler Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Welcome to the Fourth Quarter 2018 Quotient Earnings Conference Call.

During the call, all participants will be in listen-only mode. After the presentation, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded and will be available for replay from the Investor Relations section of Quotient's website following this call. I will now turn the call over to Stacie Clements, Vice President of Investor Relations. you. Thank Ms. now may begin. you Clements,

Stacie Clements

on you, everyone, of fourth slides our welcome available remarks our corporate website. Hello and Thank to the full-year section the that and quarter note XXXX to Please are operator. earnings IR call today's accompany on call.

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Mir Aamir

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Ronald Fior

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talk now Let's about guidance.

Some color first.

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Instructions] [Operator Mark Capital from first from And comes question Mahaney your RBC Markets.

Shweta Khajuria

a its and and year retailers? is improved now driver as specifically for Could learned What How are for next? six This of far, Shweta it Thank launch? Mark. of strategic RPM please focus areas some has partnering Great. key about you your talk the post Thanks. growth what you. so have this with you year

Mir Aamir

is Sure. and we're RPM partners. very – our CPG performance with are happy the so

a interactive RPM ad brand media data to is that and So CPG when data right. retailer lot then and we just mobile technology nutshell, ads, use deliver in a of for are measurement like units

retailers Albertsons the was retailer year-ago talked then we've and first a about. new So like I launch to had

Our sharing good basic And these brands on your importantly brands – been very – is good. our here. enhancements what and we've growth on learning is the campaigns overall that therefore question and for good the is in most very business the repeat very is and and that is ROI with

more take take We have to for branch to the media advantage off. on added the platform technology

influencer we the search. the Ahalogy very, acquired acquisition. success, degree sponsored we technology in And we're adding [indiscernible] and incorporating campaign, part quarter, started of very, that For example, of the as now media great been a social the last for that's

very with that so program So in happy that platform far.

Shweta Khajuria

you. Thank


next question Jason Oppenheimer. from And comes Helfstein from your

Jason Helfstein

questions. Three thanks. Hey,

talked just around seasonality. some you kind question, about first of modeling and of revenue the So the the

anymore Media change won't Retailer and if overall, way distribution versus iQ going in report, grow the one we revenue operating revenue much the could increase that fee to EBITDA us distribution line outside basically the relate to can question But the time in the we when quarter. expense to to is first you're with goods you from and you backend how and is the advisors the iQ guidance. then the at way think to investors that underperformance guess that see second just so and Just should think of do of about cost the to versus think get first that? quarter, way stock have over but about right obviously And the line? after The help sold, in understand what mean, I just lastly, We And that the how you there's in loaded? of kind revenue? how Retailer relative fee about it question, leverage how given and relates there we versus you equally cadence reasonably consultants in growth, some bringing why is, assess and consider stock or look would healthy shareholder a Board and value? improve the investors Thanks. disconnect I the how obviously

Ronald Fior

at thing percentage X first seasonality. back We're moving last the this year at point look if year, of half into looking we're Okay, on versus year. – the you essentially

percentage we're the at think X XX%. over that's XX%, XX%, XX%, really XX% point, year XX% I last with about So all. change this or looking year. at That's And we're

Mir Aamir

time, half there's – is holiday year. year back this remember but which meaningful the launching there, And seasonality doing revenue the initiatives revenues so in of from the are also media especially the that

timing of So that's the initiatives. those

distribution here for fixed of same you're it it's revenue all the there retailer think and for the apply the Your that relatively But our if and of obviously forward. The forecasting that retailer our be and needed. revenue. can fee fixed revenue actually distribution get on going we the then have can being and to buy that goods to but the fixed to a as piece revenue gets in percentage as goes relatively cost we add similar fee is second of very The touch go goes question a doesn't on do through platforms, does that Ron leveraged of right, cost platforms, of And But percentage leveraged is to continues retailer that you [attack] of media get a that promotions partnership grow That calculated or we’re that essentially media for of when more upon revenue just of does after there fact. to media. distribution – goods. difference fee through revenue platforms. as is and as off-property, other percentage be the is and at

technology goods that about operations, little because we're did few and investments. a it more in our Now prior bit. ad uptick cost Last an fixed adding of we take year, talked calls tech

is So bit But good those revenue as more news gets then little that's that adding going a added quarter. and we've we're leveraged. the this grow that up. But after

Steven Boal

this Steven. is Hi, Yes.

what and listened if growth on little see prepared our a of bit little remarks, business, changing we've businesses carefully a of Your good time. bit return question on is some that more solicit feedback did revenue bit providing the we're versus you'll as disconnect on They're segment more growing verses us reporting is that metrics and a and are rates. [non-transaction of to and well. for focusing over a than a a messaging although or you those reporting non], frustrating we've really the candidly We lot because a quarter some been we a had one, reporting that what shareholder as quite total And is they're given that clarity been receiving the at bit what growth. adding feedback the the engines percentage the on value, confusing actually, and again for people are of

careful from you cash at and expectation and guidance a very messaging accelerates EBITDA, pretty consideration from being XX% revenue the year-on-year, high-end taking two management growth this it's of our range, generated into level, we're there, year both really before, at said, and things, flow the those forward. and it’s As healthy about healthy going which of a accelerated return I think

Jason Helfstein

you. Thank

Steven Boal

Thank you.


And from Blair. William next Schackart question Ralph our comes from

Ralph Schackart

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and XXXX I remarks, the talked think on prepared about some outlook. the and XXXX new First, growth you drivers guidance having

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Mir Aamir


have On data. checkout, describe the what of digital we customer a lot printed at It to coupons that just targeted which is is, iQ, our has platform. Retailer

We that have targeted run campaigns that digital coupons.

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excited very that So well. driver about as growth we’re

Steven Boal

Hey Steven. It’s Ralph.

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before, of revenue that other You growing that messaging. XX% XXXX XX% about RiQ our and things Ron and the over opportunity with scale the like same combined This total growing rate. multiplies by of the at four of and at some spoke numbers media reach is heard the

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Ralph Schackart

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just customers square spend your your why So are are some seemingly when them. cutting of there to I'm help solutions larger kind trying of to

Mir Aamir


Let me on some color that. provide

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year, you it offline not keep their if doing overall keep overall time, mind that and just is despite collectively was ROI spend programs And that three. of a and a to Ron decline our take clients, a but shift good. increasing. effect the analysis thing at digital The over ROI marketing overall one right. period CPG on going from packet more these in their that mind to quarters we're cuts, or was a And their keep looking in a everybody, this is multiple we promotions for forward, these of three, in even really that's that reasons effect, these that spend. overall solutions described then in provide that numbers and keep So lastly, And why mind, the promotion

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Ralph Schackart

sure one Maybe just understand more I Okay. this. and make

be with XXXX their customers, you to largest XXXX? expect platform total decreasing would relative you your if these increasing spend So look in to on three flat or

Mir Aamir

right. tell So trend, you hard I to the macro predict. But

the I'm So is one, of Ron with mentioned. softness continuing three that these reason that quarter that in some is is softness – like saying


fiscal So that's of But prediction. of one they why in them, three, the the little being in cautious have the one terms year-end of larger year, of middle the I'm right. a

packet with is right. the they resets are growing aggressively and experimenting that been then ones with are and overall to that to increase And us. because So the hope from most have spending more able with offline that solutions digital media they they're us, moving

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also and that that those value there's And mean in ROI good. package too. programs data again, I the on are So

see any continue don't years them run and in cut long at reason spending to we quarters So multiple time. I look the to if for at a

Steven Boal

Hey, the extract can if with top three, XX% Ralph those you remove just over just XX to – customers, those add us. if grew you of XX

just remember to questions, get we our of other know this. got to kind but annual customers really plans. customers, their with over And spent always and our of I lastly, it’s an So effect we do planning annual

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the at they come the would have rate – And so customers that XX%. grown have would come over rest at of quarter the in grew in the at? average XX% of have The over kind year

Ralph Schackart

Okay. Thanks, Steven.

Steven Boal

come XX%. For QX have in over would

Ronald Fior

Maybe Ralph. really clear, in even better, QX come XX% would have over


question comes Forte And from Davidson. next from your D.A. Tom

Thomas Forte

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So be those and as to on what dependent be destiny essentially you able own of you'll innovate, not gives you fluctuations? confidence some your to continue that Thanks. control

Steven Boal

Hey, Tom, Sure. Steven. it’s

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Thomas Forte

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Steven Boal

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Thomas Forte

Okay. Thank very much. you

Steven Boal

Thank you.


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Steven Frankel

afternoon. Good

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Mir Aamir

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Steven Frankel

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Steven Boal

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Ronald Fior

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Steven Frankel

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Mir Aamir


Ronald Fior

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Mir Aamir

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Ronald Fior

you. Thank

Mir Aamir

some give of you timing. So that sense

Steven Frankel

Great. Thank you.


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Nathaniel Schindler

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Ronald Fior

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Nathaniel Schindler

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Nathaniel Schindler

Okay, great. Thank you.

Mir Aamir

you. Thank


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Mir Aamir

Thank for you today. all joining us

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