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LL Lumber Liquidators

Participants
Julie MacMedan Head, IR
Charles Tyson President, CEO & Director
Nancy Walsh SVP & CFO
Laura Champine Loop Capital Markets
Seth Basham Wedbush Securities
Brian Nagel Oppenheimer
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Operator

Good morning. My name is Aman, and I'll be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Lumber Liquidators Second Quarter 2021 Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]. Thank you. Ms. Investor may of conference. begin Head MacMedan, Relations, now you your Julie

Julie MacMedan

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Charles Tyson

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Nancy Walsh

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Operator

Instructions]. [Operator

from today Markets. Loop first Laura Our from Champine Capital question comes

Laura Champine

of in increasing can through we the a as penetration margin, impacts the the increase in installation is year? of that a move not tell you sense which sort how mentioned of the QX surprise. of impacted installation But that impact shape us much gross You and negatively gross us give margin

Nancy Walsh

increase tell that. not We installation the than shared us. have merchandise will you, our of specific the What I that offsets is details mix more for though, around

had margin gross factor a of the sales. the a installation terms in impact within as minor very So and

Laura Champine

expect we Should the Okay. same in near-term quarters? future

Nancy Walsh

It would be consistent.

we us and mix. mix driving in our between the pre-COVID to installation in do, to for sales the saw hardwood queue, as terms levels. are of We that's expecting And you the really return vinyl, increase

going So I expect forward. that to would continue

Operator

Seth question from Wedbush comes next from Our today Bashman Securities.

Seth Basham

transaction that XXXX to were chain. transactions presume the Could quarter. limitations seeing? around second in down just you're trends due supply relative the to like seems focus I you on is It some And that

half that back begin expect the So any would other forward, that around of going versus color about improve as transactions you you be helpful. the to in would to And think year? XXXX

Nancy Walsh

our with see look I'll in first transaction. And When down impacting the of inventory based X% a increase on But XXXX our about in X.X%. we ticket demand we about we're underlying that transaction. customer XX% ticket believe than the that is deposits, did XXXX, in good our optimal XX% our lower we the at do strength up that we for and feel the start really is increase products. transactions,

Seth Basham

relative more work were down able any to customer quickly. flattish quarter the those you been the second in to deposits So your first, haven't

you thinking customer As How deposits by you your in look that? about quarter? forward, end to expect third of the would you are come the

Nancy Walsh

well timing expect, chain Seth, And deposits. But situation customer pretty we're if doing the you of the feel to see the what amount look is to flat. amount balance you our teams Q, inventory continue coming our the we looks that as keeping uncertain. pleased the you now what as and strength get have we're in like at been The in And fairly that. consistent, as that with settling, to really really would settle supply

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Seth Basham

higher you complete Are of in cancellations seeing of able because being them? delays of to orders rate a

Charles Tyson

at all. not, is Seth. we're not No, Charles. No, This seeing absolutely that

Seth Basham

you're half demand Okay. lastly, inflation some services also the about back the And to just then supply picture spending, shift for including environment, of variant. year, versus and headwinds as COVID demand thinking that wanting the the

ones limit your which will half thinking you're about As you than growth the think and the are XX% biggest back those comps that drivers, drive sales be basis? in to X-year lower

Charles Tyson

that Yes. great is question, Look, a asking think and I everybody that's think I question. themselves

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Operator

[Operator Instructions].

Our next from comes Nagel from Oppenheimer. Brian question

Brian Nagel

A couple of questions.

the to inventory wanted of for your future? logistics you ask remain discuss about your rebuilding of today, we to this latter And the So of for constraints in the to expectations more foreseeable light duration the we the part year? think environment about about should for how of

Charles Tyson

question. Yes. a great Look, that's

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to of we environment, headwinds of a is constrained how alternative where in great may it work able some country into arise our think those teams are So offset terms but the doing be to going about future. sourcing

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we this COVID just industry for as year. as that through a highlighted through rest potential we of the So move headwind the

Brian Nagel

back But of should give of one - with segue both like and And official about Okay. that tariffs. And talked earlier. balance the time respect tariffs impact I the recognize question, which guidance margin you're the to going my about of to abate. tariffs, next and disruptions impacting you COVID-XX a is think through How to good year. as we the gross not to fiscal over actually, again, how

Charles Tyson

Yes.

of So I in August XX% I came would that, XXXX. think the tariffs a on of say couple one, back things,

the and the we over So QX of now fully move anniversarying time QX. will inventory, be as we through

Q, we tariffs our China of the dramatically. Second, come our from down from that amount see as can has pretty are purchasing you where product

structure positioning merchant second, talked will innovation. that in headwind initiated offset But product past. through. and lot X we about about really our new the that, third, flowing very we've country probably us which value and this, we're helped both also doing some talked pricing, good believe also pricing we've product spending have of finally, everyday in practice. pro help sourcing, And focused everyday and more have and pricing targeted all business headwind has going be to mix sophisticated Pro we launch us that's margin really one, X proposition. development that's to lot us And of us time We haven't on lot tools a We helping on pricing how is our now promotional a our augment are of our margin which teams that months ago a a to a we've so through work And pricing on said appropriately. fronts: allow managed alternative to

volatile how tariffs, the a to job are manage in through to use environment. the innovate, on whether So looking there's while tools just new a it's capability gross put we on raw that in doing the teams at how fantastic clearly, environment, material to margin

Operator

are Instructions]. [Operator There questions at further no this time.

to the So I'll hand you. back I'll call to back over Tyson. hand Mr.

Charles Tyson

our on Thank you, we're joining operator. long-term transformation today. initiatives, of reiterate to the making everyone, progress well the position going success us to excitement that's and that company. for I want Thanks, our for around our us

quarter. executing you. Our to teams and our on focused everyone half Wishing you to and intently are performance updating profitability second drive in next the growth on health forward we and strategies Thank XXXX. look of sales good safety, our

Operator

conference today's call. concludes This

may You disconnect. now