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Dropbox (DBX)

Participants
Darren Yip IR
Drew Houston Co-Founder and CEO
Dennis Woodside COO
Ajay Vashee CFO
Mark Murphy JPMorgan
Heather Bellini Goldman Sachs
John DiFucci Jefferies
Alex Zukin Piper Jaffray
Karl Keirstead Deutsche Bank
Justin Post Merrill Lynch
Mark Mahaney RBC Capital Market
Greg McDowell JMP Securities
Richard Davis Canaccord
Sarah Hindlian Macquarie
Rob Owens KeyBanc Capital Markets
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Operator

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining Dropbox's First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call.

As a reminder this conference call is being recorded and will be available for replay from the Investor Relations section of Dropbox’s website following this call. I will now hand the call over to Darren Yip from Dropbox's Investor Relations team. Please go ahead.

Darren Yip

you. Thank welcome quarter and earnings Dropbox’s to afternoon XXXX first call. Good financial will were discuss Dropbox results the Today, quarterly that distributed earlier. Statements statements, including performance include future prospects. forward to and long-term call future expected strategy, business, of on the our overall results, growth statements this relating financial looking These subject or projected implied and this call. to unknown that and uncertainties those statements cause materially actual from are could results known risks to differ during public final described the those factors our filed prospectus on for SEC in initial in risk our and our particular, In Form will included March our XX, May XX-Q risk by XXXX. offering included XXXX, the with that in XX, filed be factors

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Drew Houston

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Dennis Woodside

Thanks Drew.

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Ajay Vashee

Dennis. you, Thank

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with revenue. it payments. of includes cash Moving of QX but in balance low from Cash free IPO flow for net April. from our expenditures yielding or cash and on annual $XX point as to bonus $XX flow seasonal includes cash our million operations the of the and a is cash QX $XX million short we completed quarter. free was from overallotment exercise Capital XX% investments cash proceeds million were cash flow, flow million was the in of underwriter our typically option proceeds the net $XXX which excludes of term ended $XXX which million

million In included the in headquarters, payment of addition two-tier the QX previously RSU mentioned improvement net I quarter. release employer allowances tax our $XX $XXX,XXX on received. the was CapEx new to related of in tenant spend

move our completed years. As entered the of new which reminder a two to XXXX, to end approximately Francisco next at lease be we a the over into San headquarters will

our $XX build received net to the to $XX lines related to improvement to allowances our we approximately center of headquarters the tenant as be to for related We lease finds to a to revenue million CapEx received had digits We new of capital capital of of buildout million in CapEx be expect data new lease total In equipment. approximately tenant allowances out expect of XXXX. improvement to $XX net additions our million of QX, generally be headquarters additions percentage this year. high-single

Turning to our guidance.

For the margin on non-GAAP shares XX% range outstanding to $XXX revenue million, million share be $XXX to diluted of our average million the $XXX of be the XX-day range expect average be in to million trailing we price. XXXX, in of quarter to of to second X% $XXX operating range in to weighted and the based

expect This the be range to million spend flow be non-GAAP the corporate XXXX, to new be million. in the in to $X.XXX range operating $X.XXX our to $XXX figure margin we includes revenue X% billion, the of one-time $XXX to full-year of of related buildout For and to to headquarters. XX% billion cash in range free the of

to turn now million the on average our range back shares of be trailing price. expect million outstanding it I'll diluted Drew to XXX based for to closing We share XX-day XXX in XXXX shares average fully remarks. weighted

Drew Houston

closing, a thank right, had you, All we Ajay. quarter. great In

flow strategy a few financial companies platform, strength a efficient been balance software well-positioned scale Our results We're we’ve in to and to really of growth that able we in our a and unique. new business in discipline. we're demonstrate operating the go-to-market and market. We're our for growing built model achieve feel generation incredibly and we're and delivering healthy SaaS free pioneering have cash of continue something and large our

getting thank to a partners for and us customers, team, where our our of to moment to take like are the Dropbox behalf on So, today. we entire management team I'd

that, with So questions. open up for to Operator? I'd like

Operator

Mark comes question first Instructions] JPMorgan. [Operator Our with Murphy from

Mark Murphy

billings it that any What was the wanted the four above which growth, prior I might to I believe strength and about Ajay, accelerated ask the was it have you of quarters. or For there be billing the therefore the revenue growth, any anything contract we in deferred was should growth? aware material terms, terms, FX billings instance, impact else of? from and that driven

Ajay Vashee

but may high of as growth, predictive level for think. one the say billings revenue are revenue would to us related I not as

revenue well And FX don't of or of so, business And be from in in QX, various our billings bit FX our movements more sensitive a given quarter, items revenue. benefited tailwind our consistently lower how in a prepayment from works. billings as higher given to to can billings model there as one are a resellers, drive that correlate can relative growth that partner as to an

shift For revenue and to example, given period, annual sensitive mix additions billings and changes revenue. revenue are deferred deviations balance monthly a deferred between between highly small to and subscribers in mixed in the skew our resulting in can

I’d So visibility. our say we on expect reflects growth current revenue guidance based that the

Mark Murphy

trying quick behaviors, follow-up what Can you’re of working identify exabyte scale or as trends us just maybe the we’re Science a to Dropbox data few Wondering and through this walk platforms Drew. of is leverage that of. that user cloud to you’re comment through if to aware of and have us on Dennis what applying could Data maybe leverage you the And to walk amount new it? on understand very products. Andrew could you’re that giving, try as you developing one for

Drew Houston

our we So we focus big collaboration category. and is strength, the think, when a on about content think

workflows in our content when how it, we that use content. so ecosystem around company leverage and of so, a that. revolve that we it great is a And to comes see example many Because do

drive business. way the of workflows through the to some So us a important for most engagement it’s in

do that of we example partnerships that. of some a front a are there’s good so on our and And lot

we’re where machine and AI really Now are an learning investing another and in. areas area promising

and what whether you vision we an or an take scanner piece this that. to deep of really and product looking that as tasks PDF and can that’s things can that are lot me picture only the only find help some is finding example, to intelligence I our opportunity is or important, the or today, And where of - pivotal of of them, are searchable see like the of the for things big to like part is and this, that’s the or organize cut paper some you’re learning important of see machine information in be and clutter happen. a through a the and the people me think see the to technology important machine intelligence verbs stuff see help a going you important, cut pivotal making clutter that machine doc help going to investments More through which broadly, be

an and and search And put to our able activity going people example of content and in of feeds files so our will pieces some that, ranking the that billion efforts ranking and are to for XXX relevance of huge Dropbox early content I or us. an and go early deeper in a and fact think here on exabyte and of but is we're much other advantage

Operator

Heather Our next Goldman Sachs. Bellini question with comes from

Heather Bellini

that market do to leverage about apps then, into just questions. follow-up a do see we I you how and priorities evolving I the And I Drew, how wondering pipeline infrastructure? R&D your an core have from expand Dropbox was two One, perspective, collaboration think the had

Drew Houston

at lot improvement. nicely, putting we for of a work, when using look technology overall So, room of experience there's our it users with the and at we maybe start

coming And arises here. still so, have a for because of we old but all tools are these that people - there's along, that example, new tools also are ton friction the

as the our fragmentation so this their to there's sync. find their turn or in cloud often that to clouds customers us we of keep and ecosystems So, experience, the

a positioned that's and that do Google thousands and platform. and with partnerships so, of are think to of we're folks our we kind part really And new an that and Microsoft like hundreds well problem of on of developers important the our uniquely

together all given of then proliferation to an see and big need things that differently. things bit tie see tools, a we do a opportunity So, to we little these

the suites So, ago really for office take that can a designed of advantage we're of we of XXXX. designed generation and fact kind a lot the were

so we from lot Dropbox - And because of could what that these more a integrated of friction that the an you having a Paper build different problem think all be experience. does example this the that fixed mean? is if Well tools arises

so - watches there our see between we that to different users these get apps work are toggle all done. And we

if PowerPoint and So different you're to to want you're constantly ticket at it working want you a a about or you respond place talk to toggling and apps. or task, a on between email, Slacker one

when conversations And so we increasingly with looked the where content at to one conventional kind boundaries manage that you outside to and the one around it Paper bring here's content to place we’re place, of have it, look the a categories and and bring Dropbox in all these one But the we thought an into integrating opportunity Paper. of all place, at and things management, like ability within separate. that been from the task coordination project things drawing

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Heather Bellini

exceed be be might this measure And had you accounts? help those just existing engage, at wondering to well for with impacting, been then as churn to you’ve how data up impacting mentioned to the as on how of adoption adoption, follow this actually I've able been seen have the Showcase that potential expansion you if products and - - some you Paper points might and

Drew Houston

getting focus So so our the do is that. products on like we experience, Paper and right, are relatively primary to want new, and Showcase

one there rate And we promising twice scale folks convert retain to and also are the retained thing a sustainable both big to that. want to but asset we distribution it our driving so want And growth. sure they signs we really Certainly products the XX% shared Dropbox among so and business, is is our up drive higher. at of trials that gently when scale new paper, comes some use team make that

people So it in sure by add we're more reduces with many and functionality increasing engaged products, as it, definition, to ways churn that engagement. because we for are retention

blended So, a we to take that. approach

Operator

Our DiFucci with John next Jefferies. question comes from

John DiFucci

to And I quarter first my congrats on your express out blocks of here.

my think Drew. Dennis is maybe or I question for probably

X% think least growth X% mere, ARPU you looks think it’s calculated, I a we the at I of last X% saw to somewhere that in about year. good

price when even give the can Drew SKUs positive higher I the you renewing function, or in are more ARPU uplift back going over as SKUs? portion like the they're any behavior subjective prepared a did wondering standard remarks. the higher influence You this commentary specific point, price mentioned at anything I to was to that your user choosing think on if

Drew Houston

So, some and the driving ARPU the of as our certainly growing about then uplift. biggest Dennis we see start levers adoption modernization I can higher and we drive see to tier share the of plans. more But subscriber specific can base

And couple it so a ways. a happens that - in uplift ARPU that happens was

on we're is introduction the paid use. And it it opposed mix the first both again plans properly takes price of sure something and individual business So fully the front and that for early but and is, front. the just a in higher getting plan, from individual version for on of is then higher to levers, version our people recent adopting promising in of at work business flow business people of one so moving and subscription we while the of to teams more free shift Dropbox - having as and to tier Dropbox, focus mix at up a the the set through signs

And so some too. see early uplift we there

Dennis Woodside

of a our We year over QX we introduced bit professional our little last a our plan, and context of plans. a introduced advanced in ago plan just just year. So little on

things our in to seeing to business both a make before experience decision gave that tiered in where plan. with premium sign-on that those the maintenance we move plans and standard users. among deployments had year integration. or and XX% plan team as or to to the users any plan using is meaningful We're with like use to to benefits a happy plan are those plan are and And are market features are new stay not the going relatively are audit that So although advanced as plan advanced advanced our to a a remember business the had because the very our of to plans good the releasing advanced specific they we're admin of whether We're standard logs, those of teams really of sorts to most Dropbox appropriate to want for roles, tool single price advanced and conversion any plan. numbers

pretty rates, that's how happy that the ARPU reflected good seeing we're see we're So going far. you with and overall numbers take so in

John DiFucci

start And Is if the decision a they when once I was to renewing? just had at for of Dennis, clarification, the it make that it… users beginning may, year this advanced

Dennis Woodside

correct. That’s

John DiFucci

cut …what off that was January X?

Dennis Woodside

around February, It in that. was a It QX. yes. later was little And February, than beginning bit of

Operator

Our next question comes Jaffray. Zukin from with Alex Piper

Alex Zukin

taking for Thanks earlier mentioned the the echo the in call. and question, congratulations again I

partner ask influence you’re how You some new that about thinking talked the want any assess about metric and other impact to tracking I statutory Adobe. you’re or to sales of very these programs? interesting Salesforce with partnerships

Drew Houston

Alex. And and start Dennis can it. to can thanks, I add

the Salesforce these, relationship, of pretty But large workflows when the about some so Google and so at like are you of share content you days. partnerships we look of sharing at still that’s revolve around on. of in Salesforce an example our looking and sales think customer CRM there realizing in collaterals, that and people customers both base Salesforce, examples QX, with So, were early a prospects number and

about. look when a dimensions that lot at, we’re so are there and And excited potential partnership you that different things of

We’re number ton other opportunity experience, Dropbox then, there’s are both to customer of areas, so so making and complimentary Salesforces’ joint look at integrations base, that and you Dropbox’s go-to-market. focused really good. a at they’re customer those in of on use for And sure you base great a Salesforce ways. in people first And building look product the a

the opportunity mean kind the And over of in these that’s options partnerships will we’re example so, excited happen But, - I something of time. that about. that’s one that’s of an that

Dennis Woodside

into about and out more with that value that we is workflow. at renew you the higher at Dropbox embedded higher that deeply the one way integration and to we're because simply So thinking expand they're rates know rates we’re influence things of know at respect partner getting sales, teams more least now use

that so retention with be So Slack the we very applications at with teams number like to then integrations our the with those managing and kinds of more spelunker of we of starting aggressive we use so. a than applications teams salesforce. more integration now be a have surface things retention look integration one or then upsell, integrations to trying one most teams. look high - enough number to that want And when correlated partner are some have surfacing at that correlation that we're with the least to we at we’re about to integrations want We of at look the

that know given we certain for partner if about happens of be that. to segment want users our So a to driving a users, value more

not and more selling, we're that way. the monetizing value part on So focused indirectly directly to for we're base most adding focused the on user

Alex Zukin

And the with to growth then of for ARPU modeling any some trends mentioned would for from the perspective, of maybe a purposes? the just a just in that but point around all us you comment Roger, call, comments help clarification of seasonality kind anything respect

Drew Houston

as growth think our level drive continue to period. in that there outpace ARPU I in at that growth spending revenue any given can through quarter as of high is levers deploying would really on both strategy that a well influence expansion. one user to and conversion some in ARPU think of paying And And initiatives short-term. the that the these other factors we're may are I the

deals we annual as to depending would long subscriber time. experimentation larger like are that expect mix plan like drive we're term, pricing things these on and the on the and so Alex, on more expansion things expansion the on say well initiatives over I But as FX. ARPU over and And monthly mix driving working are focused and

Operator

Our comes with Bank. next Keirstead Karl from question Deutsche

Karl Keirstead

follow operating are want to a Ajay. for in upside? hardware to maybe for revenue may full year the the XQ for this change and then got so life well as be the just up. XXXX that and useful due modeling. to I've due XX% Thanks. And I is to guide clarify entirely X% to margin much very Thanks Ajay, two the higher than were we

Ajay Vashee

Great question. the you to hear yes, right. for you, from thank Karl, and And you're

us on and efficiency. life by result ever margins more REITs their operating the costs giving efficient infrastructure useful in useful of is the of percentage that hardware are reduction the moment more rather a driver driven primary getting margins one margin partially of guidance utilization than was on a with the life revenue for in partially that and change operating certain I'll margin gross for as higher reiterate and expansion. a a of unit and So, just is by change gross efforts in driven by and expansion

at flow efficiency to higher growth higher overall revenue and through down just and operating level of So, then was sales cost income. the that the

Karl Keirstead

And FX for a quantify one, the was then revenues terms could as maybe here earlier did out an both and Ajay billings wondering but of tailwind second was you just FX impact, just what I'm FX a well, of maybe there? bit assuming a nit tailwind. flag it you in billings what that if got

Ajay Vashee

to XX through on a with on any books that the bit and but and was that as the lot because a has a marginal in given flow FX that any operating whole in period our and and in in revenue deferred the a tailwind meaningful really revenue. we revenue recognized pertains prior there was again, months really so period, billings, for of from And not we that's was modest cash millions. quarter, relatively flows enter impact deferred over over period. QX a or revenue so generated given And So FX that digits of quarter it single number, that

Operator

from Merrill next with Post Justin Lynch. comes Our question

Justin Post

to company of move one the know to of up team the I sales. is initiatives

how about hiring and are about around advantages Just whether why capital sales you. the And and force about those? thinking the to versus there? What choose think then, leases. how on you you the leases? accelerate flow use CapEx Thank you you're capital cash the wondering enterprise talk might the company Maybe to

Dennis Woodside

part the Maybe enterprise. the take I'll on first

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others that that to made all SaaS. have involve efficiency in and sales outbound sales do So, Nearly are force not considerably a already higher many and organizations our traditional marketing those and than - paid is of of meaningful not that's sales does deployment. sales our why our peers

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Drew Houston

with said. - I just want the to of unique of echo of It’s elements somewhat what model. Dennis some entirely our

that. always great have of approach of our have is targeted another just been on that conventional the then unique. a Dennis not we [indiscernible] we enterprise and So huge that already is premium the sales lot and start which sales say adoption more as success that sales like is be a where would And to efficiency for which we force about XX which pretty we mile are is force with the enterprise in marathon cycle because company and sales able leveraged. there's said that, to force because this us drives hiring viral not top example scale self-serve But model on of element a or also has about and

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Ajay Vashee

on on jump question and thank the leases I’ll question. the for you in capital

between allocation the to lease as And capital for offset a with capital favorable strategy infrastructure roughly continue on capital how we in balance million that to that our inflows about your portion down we our quarters, an investments generally versus the capital match QX a made additions. And was they in of payments why we so course, and over result, will our on lease and is QX believe ending leverage lease million our question we our financing better capital high added lease choose the capital last in equipment obligations. against may $XX and of million variances that that $XX.X outstanding evaluate at term and leverage and as from long some our buy million So level within $XXX our to $X.X repayments that's our leases lease, quarter we quarter was we, there to capital lease ongoing hardware to a level we balance cash there update And capital basis. them. capital receive while close and on funds lease expect be to the terms given our maintain high capital a we

Operator

Our next from call Mark Mahaney Capital with comes RBC Market.

Mark Mahaney

Two questions please.

campaign advertising And from you the secondly, color Thank net you Any you brand about that? that scale scale up can quarter. on from? they this to they You And talk customer they the continue XXX,XXX net down? similar or adds learnings adds? to did added Did paid start from, customers it in do you. come the March new quarter, are plan it about it, customers in paying came where previous

Drew Houston

paying relatively I'll to can was but, now. Mark, mix over the Dennis, answer your it users with question to similar. I question a yes, pass on start

with we expansion paying as in to over so, continue Dennis. growth was primary user growth driver well individual a turn the was team that team then secondary driver it quarter. and drive conversions plans. our that And both but the And to of to I’ll

Dennis Woodside

value many And in know a for campaign that bring user, that to trying may launched individual do question. we brand, and an continued Dropbox the year we On so into QX last with they the be QX. thanks brand can what in people not our business of So, setting. we're familiar as

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particularly for sales trying a intent of and couple consideration that drive marketing and good uplift audiences, have are we're large that. and pretty seeing teams awareness, select organizations design We from to

our we expect is to brand our strengths. brand invest of continue in We think over one to time, our key actually

rest the brand So, see of us over the more of from work the expect to year. course

Operator

Our next question Securities. comes from Greg McDowell with JMP

Greg McDowell

the follow-up to and a high for first Drew One about term on you Dropbox theme been quick ask what I some the Certainly, global your Dropbox custom-built Drew this want one that short global infrastructure Dennis. just the ask one earnings recent want to specifically long own Dennis. And calls. for for the should infrastructure. has the I done have term for profile and business modes how infrastructure? expect in we in in helps what past, having

Drew Houston

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then cost ride But sustaining infrastructure a we workload. cost down able advantage able to drive the a certainly because to that and we specific we're for directly. also are to so, curves And tune our continue

most of you're document five is from last you're looking days, that years when of at using couple some something not the Dropbox, example the an time from So ago.

that important the we So and experience, look more can opportunities and you you of timeline, can as and more storage intelligence our bigger compute a companies to being our or to Apple layer to the a that advantage example when at control machine ingredient other integration workload, a isn't comparison element the a core effect greater of being becomes as workload having we we getting big asset that's tech I a degree done is time. then And ability like by part customize a some, our have much that cold customize think of would some the lot you to workload as from something similar is flexibility it's with every know experience. XX-year that over improve a and something bigger and certainly able see vertical more to every as becomes stack the performance bigger experience if drive hot performance. is product directly they and and improvements give that to to obsess to can But and although of don't the big and see it tuning of public part we tune well. to than and over our or what I a a separately benefit that that do we flexibility cloud, do are but draw

Greg McDowell

international have market? you you. companies seeing there, propensity And business to we've talked Dennis, that I opportunity. I initiatives one but international international a think little and guys quick color, one you target expansion hoping there to give about to have too for the just don't Yeah, know buy Thanks. so very new international large was much anything a already a in any you're I

Dennis Woodside

to in States and have big United outside half come are our on to already a really that is close see coming cloud. yes, starting revenue we markets us. for the strong So, from would or - expect significant growth international in the you We opportunity of

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Operator

comes question Davis Canaccord. from next Our with Richard

Richard Davis

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Drew Houston

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Richard Davis

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Drew Houston

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Operator

Sarah next Macquarie. Our from question comes Hindlian with

Sarah Hindlian

into apologize a and inaugural hit follow-up have congratulations then, like as my your of any them well, we an I’ll sheet, I for outstanding this flow shape. little in first period and but balance cash Dennis free it for on these. question it's go I really looks strong you, quarter. A add in on Drew, was if Maybe you the and a detail, bit can more

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Drew Houston

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to a thing it sheet can opportunistic. but healthy so, good was have And certainly balance a be we

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Sarah Hindlian

of healthcare, professionals finance more little that Dennis. regulated specializes are that by the more the I you we And generally yours some us number on let's industries really say that know, in I astonishing of astonished the on example, medical bit work just Dropbox. business today And do using company, a think we like competitor of for going somebody individuals, all side. on, a in know efforts it's particular to you a think you follow-up for really the around talked as

look if users as then as even when the do specific line or So stall landscape, from you that? and focus away you guess, you the feel strategy reverse vertical if team to any I ways product out I the into sort you if where or wondering if need need at and feel on of these just I'm the

Dennis Woodside

so have we've today deployments business over pretty half broad about So paying users of in got have the footprint Dropbox we already. XX% XXX, And in of Fortune we them.

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Operator

Markets. Owens will that time and and gentlemen, KeyBanc final from Capital Rob one question have we with for do come Ladies

Rob Owens

the roughly and rates, strength base - or know, are you some spending conversion of if function the incremental but a seeing are you’re marketing a was users campaigns given the on generating, this larger you I the the same I convert of question around it increased not, base my guess, at of in awareness paid on disclose really don’t revolves total brand and users point? conversion rates that

Drew Houston

the We that registered continue we we understanding top an we’re want user of don’t operating. have to though on certainly the grow to even number, fixate of everybody the but our funnel scale,

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deployment. do we to on also bring individual maybe users so and of along take about to effectively use self-serve plan And from more focus faster to and top plan certainly business business funnel plan journey them and but more of an free we of those part the lot a we all it, of a think how as

Dennis Woodside

Rob briefly, trials, I paying so within upgrades, would expansions just revenue down. that add our conversions, Also companies. reflective direct really to to growth mentioned, across as it’s you And of channels, business that

Rob Owens

coming at and ARPU. revenue incremental users the But this more of growth from is it is paid point from

going more pivot to to that is what ARPU a is driven, forward be understand moving point commentary? there is So I'm based there of that your same more the on or

Drew Houston

company. both be levers driver be paying continuing growth, the as of moving for but to paying ARPU us growth user would important both to primary the So view forward, growth will I revenue user growth and

Drew Houston

right. All

your support us again speaking to thanks forward quarter. really We appreciate next today. and joining for everyone with look So again you

Operator

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