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Duck Creek (DCT)

Participants
Brian Denyeau Investor Relations, ICR, Inc.
Michael Jackowski Chief Executive Officer
Vincent Chippari Chief Financial Officer
Sterling Auty J.P. Morgan
Saket Kalia Barclays Capital
Christopher Merwin Goldman Sachs
Bradley Sills Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Alex Zukin RBC Capital Markets
Tom Roderick Stifel Financial Corp.
Bhavan Suri William Blair
Brian Peterson Raymond James
Rishi Jaluria D.A. Davidson
Patrick Walravens JMP Securities
Call transcript
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you standing by and welcome to the Duck Creek Technologies First Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers' presentation, there'll be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions].

As a reminder, today's conference call is being recorded. to conference like host, to now Mr. would turn over the your I Investor Denyeau Relations. Brian of may you Sir, begin.

Brian Denyeau

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Michael Jackowski

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Vincent Chippari

guidance SaaS review and quarter for Thanks, quarter and SaaS rates. performance primarily is prior total In which as represented Mike. in subscription existing and strength licenses, XX% annualizing software the in subscription on-premise XXXX. revenue to QX, the million, the to XX, was of Maintenance detail our revenue, to of quarter line on-premise show in with the provide reiterate I revenue. year-over-year revenue November License $XX.X Within SaaS million, revenue Total demand results are we products, I'll year. and year-over-year. XX% the overall an XX% of up $X.X business. pleased benefit to Today fiscal $XXX.X recurring continued up X% business. $XX.X period. the from and X% year-over-year. of utilization was year-over-year, expectations. our results of was and want up which the period, subscriptions our recognized customer. revenue, Services well first high SaaS was of up last year by add-on million, quarter due continues ARR strong million, excellent Services first revenue our XXXX second quarter of fiscal of to calculate $XX.X XX% momentum from full the tied an our our to $X.X sale that million ARR, revenue comprised total and our revenue we in our first XX% revenue to the reflects up XX% with the subscriptions prior-year up XXXX, was performed in from solely month revenue, million, and was

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detail. Now, let's review the income statement in more

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Operator

[Operator Instructions].

question first Morgan. Auty is Our J.P. from of Sterling

Sterling Auty

business see what around moving kinds the over get quarter. is is priority Mike, about win the the thinking that seeing comment, maybe just just migration the I cloud for timing instead the of books like? when you product terms the in to of to And I about of marry we what expansion win mean cloud, deployments brand the for kicked in looking the that some the talk to made your off, cloud that initiatives kind of with Maybe one traditional of just to top bigger SMB new by want tier of new these to wondering of might

Michael Jackowski

a let from always it that terms obviously tier represents for In establish It of OnDemand we and new one. to migration, break new within anytime our tier expand well, In very the a excited opportunity an relationship for we're me down. ones, opportunity of have type us there. cloud then

to the more a look Now, to this we on-demand, we're on going ones, with as from of cloud over in see your they're although tier seeing first implementation. want an and in when in interest terms strategy, great a mentioned have back ones, question and at starting their being the cautious ones out a past. tier bit smaller of I cloud strong demand on-premise little migration But initiatives I bit tier overall

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have that know all and processes the to get of skill we sets we that the and tooling have So the we done.

making we're one that doing thing that's strategy. that the focused sure their are that well Now, is we on our with aligned customers with

did with do cloud and the is them carrot on that approach forces do So, want We them the to as what has that that an terms to with force that. stick or into for leave them opposed would in a bake and not to mandate they the do the with economics and to like our customers. migration our for we anything into issue essence financial

are actually make see So, on progress going think now. that the right in deep And several we year. I you're to discussions throughout with us customers

Sterling Auty

question And you. follow-up then, Vinnie, one for

was On of else? are Where margins, that Or seeing a you what the savings? timing gross hiring below something running mentioned expected. rate expense those bit the run you that is or

Vincent Chippari

It's hiring, which QX. say is a up lot a timing I'd things. largely biggest is has of the of hiring in of couple already picked – factor

start they're to their ramped And kind again, in of catching last that generating then, They're revenue costs real-timing of through positive still hadn't we'll from some on we a couple had cost year. impact system. won't that see secondly, deals started of some so QX. fully that. back really So, building yet. the on we're getting favorability That And the that kind items up

Operator

comes Barclays. Saket Kalia question next from of Our

Saket Kalia

you. of you and the services Can look professional engagement a Mike, just thinking sort the for you're ecosystem months? XX the talk on little XX about out bit with how next partner about increasing maybe your channel first or you as

Michael Jackowski

And our I've in ecosystem, from implementation our a grow but quite look And and to look that for then, made progress think upon of we of our own partners. in bending allows than and at customers. we within the won't as XX integrators subscription today, Accenture, professionals have our internally rate our scale that partnerships scaled report Creek at build revenue, look delivery look through past, this, And within within Duck to organization, been have one and pillars formally then, practice. to numbers Creek respective about get of we've in we the always of our doing that our percent have when think professionals overall we a we we And at they work look training late. the the seen partners. and mix think at and trained business, key directly implementations it the those the our delivery done organizations, about services consistently more Duck subscription to they systems with integration those our of it's I we future. we've to and that We chosen it's take Duck over we talk quite that systems them well. have And noted nicely. at in And Creek. our lot strategic and of from we out carve-out the come part the revenue routinely our are have – We've on intention lot when higher slower partners a towards as we're essence, lean then, and firms. a at overall it those of University own metrics X,XXX X,XXX over And practice when

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Saket Kalia

little of product bit question follow-up finance A you. combined. my for maybe for and Vinnie,

question. you have a little You on this can bit about the the quarter. touched may gross subscription prior But in talk margin just this

I to timing product there should – Or infrastructure terms think in we anything of the that helping of over that's the touched that? Is that's earlier? think there on I about we think or note were you more XX%. the there

Vincent Chippari

in to that of scale timing should it a you more benefits. normal kind issue as think think about I addition

combination running timing a items, to my came for I and ties recently installed and scale which then timing to got hiring, below two which incurring quarter, obviously, margin, by plan. that out, a hiring benefits the the we're bit base. back on not all of that that built in So, And items costs have is, getting two actually But we answer from of what the that a customers is of some running, a mean infrastructure's signed. in at being XX% the significant couple pace Sterling, benefited expenses of deals number

come we'll moving will bit. margins But we're a on year-on-year, little a benefits. down get subscription think do in normalized continuing scale a And up to we be basis, So, QX. bit

Operator

Our of next question comes Goldman from Chris Merwin Sachs.

open. is line Your

Christopher Merwin

wanted I a platform. low-code ask the bit to about

system for out You've now. the be down the this market implementation times seeing the catalyst a handling extent had increasingly go implementation ones these all? the less? you some But scale carriers are, that of for that more comfortable time of And and if more that cost at they time are as business configuration, in I be to could that users the could guess, are larger are migrations

Michael Jackowski

that and correct it into production is up, users lot can so them it's to our you make to lower our of as rule low-code And get our is allow one noted, log implementation carriers more of in changes. platform benefit quickly. are business and ambition do we a you speed And intent cost, always

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examples. good really two are those So

Christopher Merwin

follow-up as retention up sequentially It the really recently. you some has a drivers bit bit attached? Vinnie. a relates talk there, again most Net last couple about specific a product for particularly to in quarters. stepped strong Can of it of just little been Maybe new the

Vincent Chippari

for the XXX% been eight in the quarters. to rate range retention net XXX% of past Our has

that's of that a obviously, category. quarter the top a so end couple last It the skew booked quarter, heavy the expand versus of or given little or the of So, quarter in been new any more In a deals last quarters. bit the based a in the we've or range. quarter land happens in at might profile on that two, the little

to land So, at existing we've a getting been of bump about run tend do we from base. expand. a course XX-XX over customer periods, the longer But and

quarter So, in skewed expand to we've the little just last or been a so.

Operator

from next Brad Securities. Sills Our question comes of BofA

Bradley Sills

wanted made of things coming ask the I with to wins comments new Mike, these the about earlier, in some around outside core.

smaller quarter, kind give customers going points should level expect you the Is mentioned of does more out a into of a these management, expand perhaps better into the bigger this interest accounts? distribution and road, forward trend see this You you where the entry some and down we they going – into start reinsurance. view

Michael Jackowski

into non-core assets. that now non-core couple talked to we've assets then those our about opportunities Mutual to to with we expand stand-alone on point on about if with And have lower it of leads Builders great glad hope have done build a the coming example to remind relationship, it. a bookings of think our build assets software a core accounts core we've think do landed we and the continue other you the confidence And is our then And over of of the that. to And from assets. enter outside Certainly, account, see picked core the that in entry of expand customer of And other in we additional assets XX% to have products. a at where product years, we've to look that basis. a customers our I couple sales and strategy our we everyone, past, up can broadly I and we just about bookings last develop where new XX% the is from offerings. I'm run

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implement Just value to very quickly. allowing very, carriers

a is part of it our strategy. So

Bradley Sills

question, year. for, if option the that's on may, now interest I I almost level been a multi-tenancy One out on think,

or not to new just in curious uptake get commentary quantitative interest, in also Just but on your deals, expand. qualitative and

Michael Jackowski

pleased What on multi-tenant. I'll say very progress with is the we're

We are seeing growing interest and adoption of platform. the

multi-tenant. the of say some for multi-tenant, going wins preferences seeing that's or our there. their tenant that terms always variation carriers single to recent we're were of out I'm in And in quarter

to expect of are at applications. OnDemand core scale of we our Creek mode over So, those the those of we And operating run tenant our future. long-term foreseeable in Duck applications, of with customers essence already though, production. mixed And two-thirds I core those and for – emphasize, this multi-tenant are that margin XX customers, over single XX that want are this running targets to in over running

our on we're really And be So it to going multi-tenancy scale. margins. SaaS target we long-term dependent that to hit at isn't feel

at. revise watch but where We as might So, some adoption just take to us we we're multi-tenancy then got with improve, what we're with think happens those will we on, comfortable we've targets. adoption. And very see future help of

Bradley Sills

follow-up, And one then may. if I

in you a customers, for. to they're in CIOs about se But that on know feature these – multi kind where to industry the many not going it's is they're asking where tenancy, insurance like. eventually. they receptivity customers, If map, something looks but in just have know Is the you with road a have road not what have release to to glad available – companies the as of and or you kind map regard go the per with interest that the sure see you of of even step conversation think are therefore, this today, back there and ways, I'm that

to are terms Just map? ability they saying in kind of interest of qualitatively, their their road and go multi-tenancy what and

Michael Jackowski

where see that where our that we're you more repeatable a deployment the we're overall philosophy to more or leads things basis. heavily really move some I more of will their functional they're up multi-tenancy of much and not in and their but know say investing that. in conversation, have their I'll production say them. much on depending eventually their that they on when moving that covers the upgrades it, it's I the now on architecture, that of to conversation, because control more them, they they to it's CIOs under you're the they you conversation from we're those we on be And as serves away have in to I may their can many technology them. – a talk carrier, as doing continuous a feeding years SaaS own think think processes not are be impact and integration, I change, management in you're processes doing some the a but the to CIOs, when CIO end, certainly Even change where into aligned right? single-tenant picked and think So, into And advancing more to at an solution where as a continuous with business to looking differentiator. they to a And processes, the processes and today place it's or move they're parity, optimized on – impacts it may of quite of of But Because side organization. pipeline that, their

your working question, think going I back that we're So, on this initiative. to pleased they're

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Operator

Markets. from Our next question RBC Capital comes Alex Zukin of

Alex Zukin

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Vincent Chippari

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Alex Zukin

Mike, the ask here. I'll guess question I

and this in QX comments us XXXX where new what the Given pipeline tell of maybe in about services kind in a revenue maybe world about you – can fewer that the made this you transformation. someone starts, in this and do a pipeline there's and you, little kind to a compare look the that last your to is contrast looking time less large year? pipeline, coverage with does How of which normal speed bit with

Michael Jackowski

looking the strong. pipeline one an starting just coming we going in that strong lot really really demand. services would are projects deals up. confidence a come through we half, looks services we're have pipeline signed, were that deals say the very to and we've And I was that are And I of at the have when back the to that as that we the new the of made know that in, timing projects end comment and

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So, to we is continue. think that trend going

Operator

comes Our from Stifel. next Roderick question Tom with

Tom Roderick

pace got the just ARR the with maybe as build little go just XX%, about customers. just number, growing answer, last as decision-making, little them environment. a in should you quarter-on-quarter your relates mentioned, the picking overall does over of expand and with they big product question a decision-making Mike, you I'm in of without that you love the think bit of weren't around you a lines a out look even discussions those QX be to I your their out or on pace going territories seem a seeing way new and you new that seasonally Are guess last how deeper deeper that is perhaps to And to sort showing for It if $X million business out the that products new the it a like as as broader for it a bit it QX, for. relates little what how over playing question to bit. like geographies to I'd rest up of again new ready are the playing I even slower And desire up year? deal. was is – seems seasonally

Michael Jackowski

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Tom Roderick

that, on to relative the products follow-on that add-on you of A different number just have.

and did wins some You quarter. out management this different distribution times couple key call a of

the I your how to us second be, think But a the what challenges, and here with core customers. means to customers. is? easy more and associated just And a how for what challenges big that a what your you're at educate perhaps solving with that the distribution for functions broker might sit understand offer the opportunity us their tiers market you it it's could community take little bit on

Michael Jackowski

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Tom Roderick

Nice job in the quarter. it. Appreciate

Operator

William Bhavan Our next Suri question comes of from Blair.

Bhavan Suri

all. want I little bit about guess piece, touch a to the data of first I

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Michael Jackowski

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Bhavan Suri

other on Alex' question and Tom's One question, to too. question follow-up just

up, the picking up. of You've the sort picking talked pipeline about activity

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Michael Jackowski

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Operator

James. question Brian next Peterson Raymond from of comes Our

Brian Peterson

one. to it keep I'll

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mentioned you update internationally. some the think hiring expectations I and partners there. efforts on Any growth the developing are

Michael Jackowski

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Operator

Davidson. Our question next from comes Rishi D.A. Jaluria of

Rishi Jaluria

to wanted the maybe go it question also tailwinds. talked one. potential to have those to And customers I to of transformation pandemic existing also digital you the kind accelerated Does of keep about I'll know just the cloud-first to back approach migrations. has And cloud what to pandemic it consider accelerate remind really migrate products, be cloud helpful. there? things cloud-only to overall? That development, you of migrations and stick about talked post those this things us other Is incentives around pandemic. can you migrations, like as would carrot

Michael Jackowski

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Operator

Our Walravens caller Securities. next question is Pat JMP from

Patrick Walravens

Michael, love away guess, investors take maybe of key two all them sort you I from if to things this understand maybe? help or there's to would one that

Michael Jackowski

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So, the for thanks question, Pat.

Operator

time, I'm for to to further showing like any Jackowski At no call remarks. closing turn back this over I'd Mike questions. the

Michael Jackowski

participating earnings everybody, call. our QX Okay. for in Thank you,

business As in with you a year to the fiscal XXXX. pleased of off we're performance start great and could we're the see,

be solutions. excited our continue SaaS to on-demand away with leading We very about

continues, the run cloud. industry insurance to core the As it's important systems transition in

time. the your So, with continued thank care. be dialogue And forward. We Take moving forward safe, for healthy you well. please you look and to

Operator

today's call. may Thank all this Ladies you and conference disconnect. you And for participating. does gentlemen, conclude