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Jack McDonald Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mike Hill Chief Financial Officer
Tim Mattox President and Chief Operating Officer
Bhavan Suri William Blair
Joshua Reilly Needham
Jeff Van Rhee Craig Hallum
Brian Peterson Raymond James
Richard Baldry Roth Capital.
Eric Lemus SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Upland Software Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] The conference call will be simultaneously webcast on Upland’s Investor Relations website, which can be accessed at investor.uplandsoftware.com.

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Jack McDonald

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Mike Hill

Jack, you, and Thank good afternoon, everyone.

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Jack McDonald

Mike. Thanks

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Mike Hill

$XX.X XX% Today, for XXXX. XX% fourth year-over-year you fourth for the cover our the first from results I'll million the grew services representing for subscription revenue of year-over-year. was increase. year-over-year revenues Total Thank quarter million outlook full the was Jack. Perpetual Recurring $XX.X for and quarter of quarter revenue support was financial million fourth for the $X.X million. quarter year and for $X.X growth quarter XX%. XX% a revenue to the decrease Professional license and

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margin gross model. have now newer was acquisitions Our services that professional and XX% the we

representing to revenue expense of expense fourth in total million expense net of Sales total operating total was XX% revenue. quarter for of refundable General was quarter was of and and million Canadian $X.X and tax $X.X for the Research revenue. XX% Turning marketing credits XX% representing the million quarter. fourth representing expenses. development $X our the administrative

to $X.X was compensation until or to compared acquisitions, taper of loss within quarter or Operating we stock $X.X expenses non-cash $X.X the the quarters of period to or activity. million $XX.X Acquisition taxes. additional cents income fourth $X.XX loss to the of or was million acquisition that these share $XX.X of net year a share net a $X.X GAAP adjusted XX% XXXX. quarter would per excluding that or of loss over following GAAP million or net expense activity. zero $X.XX by Without million our related same in loss $X.X recent million share for the one-time our the income compared XXXX $X.X deferred compared this million income non-GAAP tax benefit fourth have resulting quarter from revenue. $X.XX were fourth total does However, unless related acquisitions note million of income Note not the million XXXX. was I the was acquisition of net acquire to in net $X.X further in per in for fourth the was Non-GAAP per expense of QX tax a impact expenses fourth improved benefit share or million per income related in a off acquisition G&A income significant a non-cash GAAP of our EBITDA. provision XXXX. $X.XX quarter quarter net non-GAAP

Our total to XX% for $X.X last XXXX year. revenue million total adjusted million $XX.X fourth or quarter of period of EBITDA or was compared up the XX% revenue XX% same

XXXX. $X.X activities quarter sheet quarter and $XX.X one-time to cash NOLs currently which the costs, Upland on $XX.X taxes and to tax cash $XXX income cash. adjusted of of just of $XXX QX for under would capital flows QX million adjusted cash is looking have Cash of We taxes by comprised EBITDA. expenditures. tax were million cash excluding but US of of has is Furthermore, operating Cash in million Upland $X.X M&A operating tax for ended fourth been of when $X.X million for UK or balance a NOLs. XXXX federal a with approximately efficient vehicle million the in $XX of flow NOLs million compared Now usable were our statement and million at QX, XX% million taxes flows. provided

in mostly of US form some Revenue income Canada year state continue to to income and taxes. Agency in taxes taxes, expect roughly Ireland million cash the $X per We taxes income pay

available going credit have and during of net $XXX $X.X with conjunction approximately approximately We million in interest our at our our $XXX Rant lowered CapEx to accordion. XXXX. gross facility making CapEx was million & and the approximately Adestra million year approximately forward. debt to Rave around debt expect QX $XXX including XXXX effective in acquisitions QX, Our we rate and have outstanding uncommitted on million X.X%. currently of remain $X existing million facility credit now We expanded We capacity per

plenty additional have of acquisitions. for powder dry we So

the on Now guidance.

quarter ending between million. XXXX, total support including expects revenue and $XX.X reported be million to million $XX.X XXst, and For $XX.X subscription March revenue Upland the million $XX.X between to

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diminish which first adjusted quarters. the As and a our each corporate year margins note caps reached calendar that EBITDA due quarter reminder, down in payroll taxes tick in to subsequent

So each margin in we QXand tend lowest to EBITDA QX have our highest adjusted calendar our quarter in year.

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and the $XX.X in COO. at of Tim year between representing XXXX. at with call expected at our adjusted I'll to growth midpoint Full margin revenue recurring for turn growth EBITDA over the XX% And an over Mattox, $XX.X midpoint the For million is the over of XX% President adjusted million of XXXX. be to EBITDA that midpoint, and XX%

Tim Mattox

across Thanks areas, you results. sales, touch as Mike, to and QX walk as full-year good product afternoon, on through well everyone. operating our I'm our going results and

customer year As of focused QX, achieved executions. we another a capping Jack mentioned quarter off strong in consistent

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Jack McDonald

Thanks Tim.

for open up Q&A. to ready are the call We

Operator

William And of [Operator from the question Blair. Instructions] from first Bhavan comes line your Suri

open. is line Your

BhavanSuri

Hey, big going XXk factors above quarter, tick the want in fantastic cross-sells, headcount. guys congrats of I me? I amazing, just of And large up touch way were sales a acquisition ones fantastic solution congratulations that. sales, could lot up were first was here set customer ARR. that on results. the your the you to hear metrics Hello. just a were increase all There so on

that would the ARR. You maybe key above in say driving better specific that think for What uptick what's Tim. metric guys that of about sort XXk of sort you driver it's for

TimMattox

Yes. Thanks for the question, Bhavan.

I of terms think combination a it's things. customer In new of acquisition,

before, drive We that invested us allows very we've sales we've mentioned products pipeline invested that well a in are solutions. that got certainly offer Jack there to we've marketing As that and now to around more value in With as capacity formed compelling the the proposition. touch customers. these

that. So more we're at I think getting

can are with commitments I willing out the customers and the think of players ball to hit who us. we've got more make park, larger

large we acquired like you So like new as trends mentioned economics. the those we've which have and also products Jack we well deal as per

BhavanSuri

little you've efficient salespeople. but really that's to into understand sales Jack bit if it. just play Got got drill sort the love motion a for this. I the worked book plus a incredibly motion model. between more layers built Tim of similar Then changing of how sort went the And I that playbook outside and sales a of and efficient you've go-to-market the a a three how inside to It's does yourself compare well. sort price here nice you're and adding really

JackMcDonald

an piece the of this. Solution say would important to Suites enterprise I move is

chapters first of critical That in a of margin M&A mass terms operating spoke So kind Upland's and plays platform historically, products. driving XX%. few to from made And X% for getting unified the sense. in expansion of we growth taxonomy

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in and investment ways are an can and value consume market two add to to ways are management doing that we're that frankly and customers investment adding for efficient And making We two, our our this functionality, things. One, in easier sales. around ways easier product organizing also products more we sell. R&D are we

additions made website So the now and were on this this is that week. new reflected earlier all

basis lifecycle enablement customer or got or And the a field, document we've process in around sales a enterprise services who secure in really a journey arrayed automation. XX to CXM document after that in are journey to then And or folks go finally, team can inside we've professional opportunities. XX those sales talk we make done against growth our will sales of to remarks the to sales as consistent a a EBITDA index that the long-term EBITDA efficient point we ramping in all hyper that continue increase mentioned and backdrop upwardly adjusted of efficiency XX%. enablement target and And in with margins. an really efficient X,XXX addition an now You margin investment about remainder

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BhavanSuri

for Yes, vis-à-vis sort no, then offer ASPs ASP versus we that's one say in There the the great. of like bundling what sort And some product last Suite that individual sweet for that for look of one me. Suite the think does are of products. the should individual how

JackMcDonald

new providing visualization us building already a we're that tiered of products dashboard big exciting will three is We're and products of analytics. be expanding today dashboard Upland capacity. really got now that a for insights, combine Actionable center with Upland One work into a So which enable this of the side coming and our chunk our that it's full products. system. an around year really some to chunk across a multiple we've things will later that functionality

will for products appear be So scoped one multiple that as piece it feature. will a functionality of

production RFP around and example be around adding automation. will services Qvidian for feature professional is functionality automation, scoped SOW we So which from

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that three-tiered with move it's we go So as structure forward. will we that

Operator

next Scott comes your from Berg Needham. question the line from of And

open. is line Your

JoshuaReilly

Hey, guys. on the Reilley and quarter Josh This is Scott strong outlook. for Congrats Berg.

So we that major How does previously can maybe the cross-sell reaction you have then changes sales first the around of get disclosed opportunity products the incentive all from any have you account. just color and to initial what's suite the benefits starting some to And structures? change made force how sales? more offering, off, their X.X I new on the think suite per you the

JackMcDonald

So the positive. has sales force been reaction

really In by sales, products fact, is orientation now move to them of into in solutions and was and have do organic on the of things? of group that investment one buying outgrowth our center the development you and at look two the please senior products. solution if so One, array Essentially Can bringing our suites an sales professionals. we such saying, a we strong website. way look,

that in then and Upland around can begin focused And of has certain there. journeys to secondly, functionality solutions offer see package is on I'm So center if what solutions products enterprise we the this array and to the together can suite. call I

them across So sales system they've of Suites building are excitement. an of it's in The about a XX And We're target the person focused where where incentive to those amount list we opportunities that is field compensating one a solution geared opportunities. Suites. of very kickoff within work And then plus we've team to had positive detailed sales growth. They cross-sell live opportunities geographically. really across solutions reaction got in inside the sales around are And referrals. the focused town for trained teams interesting right. recent in of from talking is cross remain this a just had force which spot The XXX-XXX They sales dramatic forces. areas. tremendous sort

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JoshuaReilly

in you two Should there's know the deals for acquisitions and a just still facilities XXXX talked Okay, company's in we XXXX? in one largest more digest should about credit how about air? your open. digest you I great. as questions can the up two we more you And expect or think history. Rant $XXX anything me, much How acquisitions is what where Adestra smaller Rave then million larger & or in

JackMcDonald

as get highly for are ones work. sense small least model on Yes. four a material. and sort of or certain more is deal very ones larger there that And done UplandOne case It year much small as to acquisitions where in The much very, at And more in inverted that the smaller scalable a is transaction the there doable. smaller the some get truth easier become are slightly gets acquisitions least issues are than us you a the at complicated.

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sales our claw invited to have are We way into we opportunities that into. used to

have brand XX% for The we now losing these competitive perspective, remain overnight XX% contribution be course, breakeven mass. very price got ability means structural to to known bidder money that. products are margins a or we is to We market on critical around coming of in our from disciplined the from and that can advantages M&A competitive convert seemingly but

for and products people. the a home high-performing We and customers of subset best are

closing of intent, across XX times companies, three have XX been record the years, XX re-trader. acquisitions across companies being sued I've of last a closed track letters that. We of got not zero in signed four

the A in not speed for word to and we've process. reputation done. capacity And pipeline we've a of marketplace certainty to a We've go war got the a products platform. home customers being our deals have we to for for chest bigger the high-performing re-traders. the got We've people subset of bring it. great against of that ever these people So had. a execute scalable We've got got than get

So full on ahead steam acquisitions.

Operator

next your from line And Van from the Craig-Hallum. comes question Jeff Rhee of

line Your is open.

JeffVanRhee

modules bias I'll more my NDRR look everything maybe guys. give questions, Great. really number Can tier seat you just the consumption at driven it good a uptick. improvement? us on add is towards second of maybe the here more congratulations, NDRR or looks A first

TimMattox

Yes. Jeff. Good question,

Jack Certainly deeply. are are of concepts pipeline and seeing into at a So certainly products introducing front solutions to sales other although not we adopting these consumption this play introducing major products the the from point into as organizations seeing good is are seat more a factor, alluded more we organization. funnel but solutions as

to revenue annual that also as our premier offerings success well. We have recurring contribute

and helped instituted we helped talked across too. price as before about and increases the certainly standard that products So we that is

those So expansions not really out is all one important. say factor seat of I although the would probably most of

JackMcDonald

scale scores and Tim's And in is there. has an NPS because at this renewal effort a right. a Customer I is comment improvement is out impact having to of are a delivering just culture that would this piece big rate. up success up and that been sat gross customer And up, Upland. dollar Look, at rates building add multi-year retention are in

and from to higher starting to to on you're going a base a that into account. So you're expand more happy be able customer

to You're customer be cross-sell happy account. more able into a going to

think account. it's to benefits the And You're the going opportunity program. to it have support happy I more seen have the as more customers platinum pricing power of customer a relates

from and motion So an retention a and a retention again kudos and marketing. sort that's not multi-part on game important is is love XX%. a dollar and to on XX%. the the rate is XX% marketing net of I net point company that's team of equation Tim the XX% This of coming sales it and to fact is expansion XX% that distorting revenues XX% that's a not sales inches And right. from is this rate think that's spending taking is or a company coming this dollar spending a This a it XX% that its

So I good is about. this stuff think which the feel is we real

JeffVanRhee

good point. a that's Yes,

billing contracts, sort then that these or to think and just for just quarter on one-year contracts with duration. are to you this up duration new one-year contracts degree customer signing instance. the contract respect Namely, to follow help typical of Just in what I'm with and to the of interested me understand and I more billing? a upfront What's billing? getting

TimMattox

is with past. Yes. The duration in we've consistent seen what the

hesitation there's customers So longer-term no for making commitments.

XX-month have roughly contracts today. Our duration

that think that solutions that both benefits the on the us with of help is renewals and touched one that Although Jack commitments. with we will

they also that it and longer-term a deals. sales force customers send think sure three-year If sell deals as we versus do year make and deal a incentive the well. more. get to we'll see longer-term so receive And our paid they to And deal we continue sell appropriate so sign one that

JeffVanRhee

of established And, you keep are instead a terms or Okay. thinking record mark you going to this great want supposed do at of in we target track expectations Jack, commented delivering over we rate? guys with organic really to What have solid still to a a you to you promising think and least as a obviously you five growth --how about low. are of under you are little bit? zero a organic, to respect that up But the

JackMcDonald

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JeffVanRhee

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JackMcDonald

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Operator

line Brian your And Peterson of from the from question next comes Raymond James.

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BrianPeterson

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JackMcDonald

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BrianPeterson

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JackMcDonald

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Operator

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RichardBaldry

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TimMattox

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RichardBaldry

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JackMcDonald

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Operator

from comes from Eric question of the line SunTrust. Lemus next your And

Your line is open.

EricLemus

out nice closing on the Really guys. Hey, job year.

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JackMcDonald

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Operator

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