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ST Sensata Technologies Holding

Participants
Joshua Young Vice President, Investor Relations
Martha Sullivan Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Cote President & Chief Operating Officer
Paul Vasington Chief Financial Officer
Jed Dorsheimer Canaccord Genuity
Wamsi Mohan Bank of America
Deepa Raghavan Wells Fargo Securities
Dan Galves Wolfe Research
Amit Daryanani Evercore
Bharat Daryani JPMorgan
Robert Jamieson Cowen
William Stein SunTrust
Craig Hettenbach Morgan Stanley
Jim Suva Citi
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the Sensata Technologies Q3 2019 Earnings Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] After today's presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Please note this event is being recorded.

I would like to turn the conference over to Mr. Investor President, Vice Young, Relations. Joshua Please go ahead.

Joshua Young

Francesca, welcome you you, call. and XXXX good to like I'd everybody. to conference morning, earnings Thank Sensata's quarter third

me Paul Vasington, Sensata's Chief Financial Martha President Joining Chief Sensata's call Cote, and and Jeff Sensata's Sullivan, Officer; Operating Officer. today's on CEO; are

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Martha Sullivan

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Paul Vasington

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prior reported Excluding an relative organic revenue of year. Sensing these decline the to Performance X.X% factors,

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Our XX before profit year-over-year. percent tax, of down as tax adjusted on basis slide, was shown this a points rate

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Finally, amount loan our of XXXX. maturity extended total term we the reduced the and to

maturities we result, XXXX. have before a As no debt

of guidance, guidance representing our of we XXXX, financial year-over-year $X reported million, $XXX quarter the our effect approximately show million decline that XXXX. X%. and between the we quarter of revenues between $X At I million. fourth XX, a midpoint expect by million Slide decrease will increase expect report for revenues and currency net will X% acquisitions and $XXX the fourth divestitures foreign On to revenues revenue Overall, approximately of net in by the and

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revenue Our XX% current flow quarter. is rate approximately midpoint of for guidance the the fourth

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call the back to, Now over I'd like to Joshua. turn

Joshua Young

assemble Thank roster. please you the very Francesca, Q&A much.

Operator

We will Dorsheimer question question-and-answer now The ahead. from with [Operator Instructions] begin Please Jed go session. first Canaccord the is Genuity.

Jed Dorsheimer

you one I migrate question. I Hi. new the up initiative taking Thanks for dig Martha I'd first this guess to and/or will. guess to of for stack is like kind into my Jeff. if

software current question the the my engineers? engineering is, is and of would that, engineering categorize so of of you as resources? those what resources, what personnel what And is And headcount percent

Jeff Cote

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have of if number will you redeployed reused So those resources. we a or

customer engineering, Headcount today, that of sales people wise, we're of important base marketing critical very talking given in resources some we're majority vast about being but them the the XX with terms engaging and with. new

Jed Dorsheimer

more two generate as may one could, we road, to in, the airplane for it, Francisco. basically or going gigabyte a Boston follow-up, from ADAS, whatever in a the be look questions vehicle level -- whether day will over then or that proxy think, the and a will if a a an aerospace if and Got But car autonomous terabyte. vehicles San heavy at generated generate you're more I it's a I targeting, or for the being off data

that generated data And storing with the in then mentioned and strategy? is moving that a maybe massive this Martha. data IoT terms solution kind had your What in for amount of as cloud. in of the of you of dealing So terms we --

that. wondering, on by I'm breaking always given that in vehicle a nice of update market per end auto. that major changed was done the content dollar what's representing strategy kind slowdown? could down of wondering region, China Thanks. if a part I you the kind you've the growth engine was with of of as job for And

Martha Sullivan

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Jed Dorsheimer

Great. Thank you.

Operator

is America. go Please Mohan ahead. The Wamsi of Bank next with question from

Wamsi Mohan

adjusted QX down has operating morning. down and X% Yes, down In revenue guide XX%. margin you thank but X% income reported and you. is X% down revenues Good roughly adjusted operating your

mentioned You of little a about bit Paul might that comp. have timing

what as I can could you address, you that follow-up. you do worse of view creating But a how have controllable that these you actions incremental I if take just And on? margins? much is And wanted ask to

Paul Vasington

business, time? X% it significant. but all abrupt, drop it's is question The we the is automotive That over drop. was of very what a biggest with significant period that controllable, it's GM It's of the so saw

is drop volume starting to we're most the which is driving the our and costs. degradation margin so And of align

cost We demand have profile. been lower the aligning to our

working quickly to we it QX margins back we're instantaneously and have our into very as up happen we get in our exit But doesn't and confidence that XXXX. so ability

Martha Sullivan

accelerating area We're investments sequentially an where Wamsi some that's phenomena a comment and other time And move one as we're profiling spending as there. we well.

And GM phenomena a it's growth the of initiatives. compressed is our it's we're So shot. taking and ugly, but off eyes not important really one

some having move So that's impact well. as as sequentially we

Wamsi Mohan

And GM, the exit XQ you color is that So models about? would like there, Thanks for modeling seasonality about the into we some just should rate Martha. that for as street XQ say onetime how assume like the spoke for Okay. base here we to a I if XXXX? XQ? has updates think could, good negatives particularly Seems

Martha Sullivan

Yes. The same would - I'm...

Paul Vasington

is to same Yes. -- you The is seasonality the QX as typically lowest going profile. margin our be

would than I saw in I better expect similar the be of out just drop for you volume about the we XXXX. what profile the just So seasonality or made say given XXXXs the to to to be Other abrupt that, expect XXXX this would QX, we would comments quarter.

Martha Sullivan

Yes.

on the So sort of as no, to answer a fourth in your baseline performance reset question Sensata. directly; we margin would the quarter view

seeing of down. That's our profile basis So profit normal XX we move sequentially. as not operating on sequential movements we're points

early we So we as days we and certainly fourth -- would expect we to go quarter get enter the -- as through as the XXXX. of into

Wamsi Mohan

Thank you. Okay.

Operator

with question next from go Wells Please Deepa ahead. Securities. is Fargo The Raghavan

Deepa Raghavan

Paul. Martha, morning good Hey,

-- etcetera that pointed margin that on Tagging question doesn't and questions, strong margin Martha. tagging out into is Cote. but like GM XXXX. you include broader on outlooks a Just more Jeff in This broader it,

scenario you taken the about contribution or of margin considering? are this actions that have than might talk given initial for outlooks you Can coming peers about worse auto about leverage you some in for how talk be should feared. in cost Can thinking downcast Sensata we for on XXXX

Martha Sullivan

already a would expect really that making to on we Paul taken and I'm focus actions. number Yes. market. going We've down do sure maintain in decrementally let elaborate our a to But high-differentiated we of a more. bit even margins in

into extreme, that's something get impact. have we if can an it Now

market quarter. we've down third you an lot movement can how awful the But we're seen doing and in of see

good say the done you GM of cost think Paul can strike So that And took the in more. job a putting earlier aside, and we've protecting really done margins some our I we that we've year. through actions

Paul Vasington

Yes.

lot of a in was restructuring -- more in as the restructuring QX. last done So we in we've we QX there mentioned call,

We continue in the come on volumes to focusing and come cost natural to our structure available cost allowing a the discipline really as and structure. the to cost down down and demand fixed managing lower align cost to reduction, our work of managing P&L our

Deepa Raghavan

Okay.

once -- these -- costs -- GM is I GM back do like mean So come

Paul Vasington

No.

Deepa Raghavan

right mean, I now.

Okay.

So don't. they

Okay. -- The structural

Paul Vasington

to Yeah. pick fixed costs go that to we're volume. those away, need to terms going permanently. majority back. aren’t expected of clearly come volumes fixed The But I mean support fixed to to when going are in costs of up, cost, those

Deepa Raghavan

follow-up... my And it. Got

Paul Vasington

mentioned, talk we are will offsetting be that to these growth continuing impact. invest not programs, an as in But so Martha to and new

Deepa Raghavan

clear. Thank you My much. That's it. follow-up... so Got

Operator

The next Please David go question with ahead. Kelley from is Jefferies.

Unidentified Analyst

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Martha Sullivan

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do underway. we that So, are launches have

despite GM content on coming actually vehicles things strike. like the new So,

content China performer for be continues strong to us. a very

X%. despite in in growth you a saw QX, So about organic of China we down actually market delivered

to So, will double-digit basis delivering content about strong continues points. overall of performance be and XXX that what drive growth an

Unidentified Analyst

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Martha Sullivan

driving that There growth. a are number Yeah. of things

our a fulfill customers -- the are a requirement VI of standards. around we National helping that requirement ones So, one is big fulfilling

cars as That's think X Euro of in sensors and can emission more analogous also driving being to standards. on-road trucks. these simple passenger You

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of some puts the So, and takes.

Unidentified Analyst

you. Thank Great.

Operator

from Wolfe go question next Galves from Research. The Please ahead. is Dan

Dan Galves

Yeah. Thanks a the question. taking for lot

in strategies COX or about meet content on anything you expect maybe new opportunities be Europe. to vehicles hybrid hybrid Can there's if wondering wins of bit little activity particularly OEM report to to Just broadly vehicles? on business a on we big your talk a more And electrification? as targets, part bidding

Jeff Cote

Yeah.

talked on like hybrid question because available We've powertrains it it. the provide both address that fact has about me solution, content on can hybrid and really we into first. it, the let So always we a

help With we very propel we products on well see customers that from the validated confirmed strong and regard M&A a believe been the market, acquisition we with to really the continue engagement GIGAVAC to standpoint. pipeline platforms, an been really that opportunity. to innovation of of progress that broader that The electrified that's terms investment of the their in as from case us bring investment on underwrote and to as our the has

continue we're But and -- both good the initiatives, feel front we terms that on that to and positioning organically last in electrification through quarter that number product design about developing customers of on different area. talked our -- very in acquisition feel the of about serving

Martha Sullivan

It's a competitive pretty market now. right

talk -- about to it's intense platforms a always enjoying of and of get we're because just announcements, bit winning is sensitive any engagements. marketplace little the business, those into in competition where new to we're So there in sort customer terms we're

Dan Galves

Okay, Paul, headwinds from in And launches. some if quarter mentioned great. could you you -- productivity the

You also talked and you fixed out kind investment in XXXX, R&D continued cost of talked into reductions. about about

forward, to variable basis kind of kind be we year-over-year next things you out movements If on a of cost those of year based put lower you on together, the three of taking expect production? kind as look effect just do general costs

Paul Vasington

that going of lot we're and and margin still scaling What of level, this new largely decline for So up products impacting our a behind in higher products which so the at of mature next products as were us. planning new we the scaling these high year is more is a look just at process the year is XXXX costly. through

as profile will improve. So, products to new margin become those more mature, start the

that. So I'd as next it the relates to year, expect better be margins to

for to the look cost seeing. mentioned Jeff that It's out issue about to we'll us. important we're connected. to as reduction, very more to drive With increasing and to investments align continue continue try fixed We're our the cost going a demand

as So XXXX. expect I everything into relative to XXXX to but demand through be cost call profile, too margin early to to the and we to lower go would improve,

Jeff Cote

our that see will profile And the demand it customers. we from follow

in understand that. our to and better XXXX -- overall the the is of the that now to sure being we'll structure translates that's to a work do So and profile outlook lifting heavy right terms done to where aligned demand is the that make what cost

Dan Galves

Thanks a lot. That’s really helpful.

Operator

[Operator Instructions] Next with question Please is Daryanani Evercore. Amit from go ahead.

Amit Daryanani

Thanks a as have questions I lot. two Good morning guys. well.

inventory how HVOR forecast typically do From quarters Martha issue How and and you HVOR that persist? corrections these your lower softness experience, typically on as last market? many well. reductions long talked in the one, the First does customer about

perspective, or next from over content on a then remaining stable do content you side the few quarters? a see HVOR And accelerating the

Martha Sullivan

when looked went end and we an we Yeah. correction. overall innings things XXXX We at saw market those Its market look of where back early like across correction segment.

so to very that other same the never quarters, Given every about has six from momentum. intensity some it ranges time and four of throughout start intensely the cycle, been build

of that can on I lot So look not provide like. visibility can sure what a that --

stabilizes growth The seeing in market older these equipment that think equipment now of the consume as the content. actually you're gets delays thing underway content less customers and new has into the to we correction that's are that trying is coming as impacting

expect have would content inventories down, those the would come programs and rate. we as to So same we the see see restored to growth at take equipment we that improve expect overall time

Amit Daryanani

the Hopefully XX% QX just was as Paul. high that's high well. it XX% free Paul, really I right. remains QX. Got it. if flow think high suggests math cash And could helpful. again conversion in impressive up with fairly I in in -- follow the That's My

Paul Vasington

That's right.

Amit Daryanani

is term is helping in nature should longer this numbers think guys? half. about Or flow something model high we conversion back structural one-time this that's for in something free this free start as I'm the flow that we wondering to cash cash in you

Paul Vasington

year the What had past reducing similar very had of was in on where QX. seeing kind around dues similar conversion last the is strong flow -- second execution very collections stronger saw first good dues half. you we're half than it cash If the receivables. Past

driving work is inventory efficiency inventory and to and work we've continue better half the relatively for our the of working seeing our while that. terms our of inventory to so capital levels improve process a suppliers, We conditions -- our the down, streamline of is conversion. typically a seasonality terms second in results you're But is initiative the had the same stronger improvement where

Amit Daryanani

Thank much guys. you very

Paul Vasington

Thanks Amit.

Operator

Next Please Chatterjee question with JPMorgan. go Samik ahead. is

Bharat Daryani

This Bharat Samik. is for on

first trends end sense And question market. a seeing in to So us relates aerospace end give what are can the of my you you're market?

growth organic there. been reporting strong have You very numbers

is sustainable general as XXXX? we how favorable into or particularly of Sensata? a the end content more So move trend Is it in function more market growth for

Thanks. follow-up, update also And an just much be of quarter? as us in you restructuring can undertaken the remains to give a how quick fourth

Jeff Cote

one So, the why question. second of can hit the aerospace part don't Paul hit I then the and

markets a the So aerospace luxury time that is the one of of these has long very end around booked business. lead

so of aerospace you of suspect industry the And XX-year I out are eight are orders to there. many tracking that the in backlog that

would that with very, associated that. we have long into visibility for that stream some provides very So the revenue

into growth that around visibility or well. new have we're similar also space content We as pipeline that we high to products that have launching

the overall been has would miles but visibility business We aircraft to combination number really to and orders, us health long be so continued some there to be cause metrics that anything be the of and forth gauge a of anybody pretty look. cycle grounded associated forth. of of and And a we despite the the that gives regarding cancellation also alarmed watch resilient which industry. backlog the track that with of So challenges some we're quite of good seeing things like the not -- and so very passenger

Martha Sullivan

rate. to the growth content time, have we At into same that been able new bring

well end content. So market seeing you're a strong combination as as of the

Paul Vasington

restructuring. mentioned you So

site did our action. we more I weak we're sites. So restructuring we third to the activity continue We And market continue a and in end current transformation seeing. consolidated initiatives existing that quarter, in to Germany this expect reposition given the within have demand

Bharat Daryani

so Thanks much.

Paul Vasington

you. Thank

Operator

Please Giordano question The is next Joseph with Cowen. from go ahead.

Robert Jamieson

Robert just morning. is for This good a Joe. had Hi, quick in question. I

head next after at that. into we current markets expectations? I versus end have year are do most follow-up risk XXXX, a quick think which As you And your

Martha Sullivan

Yeah.

of earlier, we're mentioned landscape as try Paul doing for XXXX. a work lot understand think I to to the

want careful you at to best. be these tell we that very So, preliminary are to thoughts

at think, we I seeing quite already of risk forward, contraction. are going bit we think we're about, a that where what's when looking

are so, China beginning contraction And it's it, like still we're PMI things but to recognize a stabilizing that unfortunately rate.

we've declines we've we American of that correction the in Auto. see first of accelerated but seen, lot half at one of a the end most seen North So probably not don't market The have recovery likely. least year like is not risk

So expectation, above that I down, slightly market been the but a operating, GM strike notwithstanding, expectation. has that's above think

So closely. that's another area quite we're watching

HVOR When XXXX. remain look segment markets, at probably in of into territory we as we the end correction definitely and balance move is our our there will

don't counting So definitely XXXX. portion of on for improved expect good a not a outlook surprise, an but

affect preliminary thoughts. on the do their are those ones encourage those but would that end themselves, Sensata. We are markets those work to everybody So very

Robert Jamieson

Okay, bottoming of within perfect. sequential market? sequential end And industrial then any or you the be, my seen signs follow would bottoming just have up

Martha Sullivan

inventory in of that occurs, where while an for chain. know lot that not we us, has and market, just particular the end it that has, given You awful what is take in sort of supply conclusion see out We we our see yet it stabilized. operate

watching but one of fourth be the one that's that's So, affecting phenomena closely, the reguide we'll quarter. in that our

Robert Jamieson

very That's much. Thank helpful. great, very you

Operator

Stein ahead. is question with next The from SunTrust. Please go William

William Stein

Great. Thanks I to on question. would Smart for Connected. my follow taking like in & the up investment

of for and there company? be there's organic into deepen we us area acquisition most that think and is investment, focus area M&A in anticipate aware M&A from Schrader an the may Should initial are market the now to foray this this would and the opportunities this it I of broaden as that portfolio. seem

Jeff Cote

this knew of pointed opportunities. terms of come an that through you & as we when certainly in opportunities sensing. that, the for healthy time are Well, element and did of Connected activity of of would pipeline out, among foundation there originally pipeline; the use we and be Electrification Schrader, M&A have acquired Smart more a wireless We do major at

it. at will to look So we continue

was It's this that capability bring business. have tough solution. do also us note the to capability strong in to into segment. converted this important applications core to Area can it's Network just the it's And to it's that, also we not think position to brought the I Vehicle be with a HVOR ability serve wireless of terms that our into new wireless

So organic it's really inorganic into of to today. a and where those is to market combination it bring this

William Stein

And… Great.

Martha Sullivan

that the thing I we aligned they think that, strategy. much to can acquisitions, when our is really count are on one do very you

the GIGAVAC electrification in that acquisition. You've seen with

If you look at sensor Schrader our of the very acquisition strategy. to tied much

the do the acquisitions folks do we understanding our not be by to that surprised you appreciate and you are the make. that, we to will that work extent So strategy

William Stein

to the bit to business more sort integrated -- out you've One stand-alone. more of could products if Okay, that bit as one can, opposed acquisitions developed I stand-alone let's more acquisition other color these you much provided maybe it's minute I deeper of letting little to been that completely appreciate a a as of ago. and a But if a little a business GIGAVAC, with color. recently or there little the much typically as coming more have say you go relative two well traction of way

the Any you. So and an there also on partnerships and helpful. with Lithium update Balance. Quanergy those would then be update Thank

Martha Sullivan

Yes.

topics important we'll inside tag really They're So team bit. a this Sensata.

co-mingled expertise to happening is technical what's engineering at important, but put have around technical that teams. with we Just frame really we highly already that expertise, the the GIGAVAC, a business acquired

team So the the Sensata sits. into California electrification we've staffed that contactor from legacy team where sits,

about launched in in expanding and the and position market. We've already Mexico manufacturing Sensata China all for core example, that's our automotive inside in sites

to had well. GIGAVAC customers just our globally have industrial happened for auto progressing as engage would not design-ins and We've some ability stand-alone well. that are given and quite things with wins So, some

progress So there. I think nice

opportunity to about lot X, Quanergy. there. autonomous see out pushing overall say really the a Level Level driving Not We X

about a we of pace probably And the as you want versus think area been the an to so say turned down our Jeff, investments, we've And we past. in anything? bit where that's where

Jeff Cote

Yes.

Balance, spoke we but last how they regarding this battery the to form we've a together side, what only Lithium other that fair terms strategy. fit the been and in Balance call Electrification wireless not so Lithium on and is forth the topic Sensata's undertaking amount On of management organic activities

be partnership depending really that the we're we about the talking than varies or done outcome progress on one-size-fits-all. integration, and acquisition which feel the rather to a for to good on that And about the terms that there, having but More the Wireless with Balance in the of it's been really good had progress in us and customers our our progress to we've and Battery continued Lithium provided engagement terms of the optimize Management. help is

there. good progress So,

William Stein

Thanks updates for those

Operator

Morgan is go from Stanley. The Please with Hettenbach Craig ahead. question next

Craig Hettenbach

Yes. Thank you.

you within we Just think a you're question of as is kind expected longer-term? just drive or kind the Jeff of kind some invest on growth what of margins particular thinking to kind of to in margin just initiatives, longer-term laid footprint of should of of operating resources reallocating kind out there of -- any

Jeff Cote

great a That's Yeah. question.

the the to-date, about months about So It's we've sizable Smart years invested where investment. And to we've range & biggest $XX that been in. investments you've two in doing initiative a for just we've done We've reallocated are to long-term We've been XX per already. been said. the opportunities that exactly talked investing Connected it's million been that year for fact what Sensata. the in by

the you double down around to be range to inorganic might we in, continue in point need example at I there when as some time was on investment is if here, what that's come to getting talked speak invest talking gave sort will, that to the amounts we but it the other Connected she think we huge there. help thinking to be as the out. proof may the call is, able people about have Martha and Smart that we kind double that to the incrementally, a points of of mentioned there about about money & of transform, as We're question well want frame we'll we'll of and to do the activity be where

Craig Hettenbach

recent the how cycles in and appreciate are markets, that terms on And you a for -- it. of customers inventory to of just just of color heavy terms question signals the in industrial, to But out. deterioration kind and then in or but same any realign Martha. play I Got you're in they the these they adjustments as of progress vehicle said, the seeing follow-up from where are macro end the none demand? and of other lower terms inventory kind of

Martha Sullivan

on we tight extent would with what say us they described. Yeah. eye that orders do a with what what's I've what to then happening more of productions. their and not keeping say. phenomena usually, they the generally much I And There's beyond a versus can it's already really

what in component our expect takeout call-offs to and can end So their level see our both reflect also often will own inventory terms in inventory. on we of

So things the we those are look that at.

Craig Hettenbach

you. Thank Okay.

Operator

with Suva Jim go Citi. from is question last Please The ahead.

Jim Suva

was much. Jeff about inventory or very takes an in correction mentioned it believe right. to either six quarters four Thanks if that HVOR heard I Martha I

put is I HVOR XXXX for think the comment. does exiting So likely that much much much, exiting but auto I And assuming was the And us better growth? basically demand then for doesn't get on to know XXXX equilibrium that worse, the the have a auto side, take? was the curious strike we And should working you. inventory. GM Thank I side, that? think that you but the there long was inventory mentioned through about lot how on about

Martha Sullivan

to cycle. around I market the we does do question Yes, Martha. long generally Jim, it to responding HVOR Hi, take how it’s a was --

how those less phenomena quarter do what they than on described. I sort to those So That was outliers four side six was to just long to take of either out. end corrections the relative past markets that about there's play end of in markets takeout inventory and studying And that.

do available that's everybody it's on. So information to probably for homework their

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keep are terms that's that in that's get -- thinking our on guide of expecting more as well. some of in the in That's eye -- have we to we're as of places So inventory the into our Europe fourth the we corrections quarter. some

Jim Suva

Great. for clarification. the Thanks so much appreciated. greatly It’s

Operator

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Joshua Young

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