UPLD Upland Software

Jack McDonald Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mike Hill Chief Financial Officer
Rod Favaron President and Chief Commercial Officer
Scott Berg Needham
Terry Tillman Truist
David Hynes Canaccord
Jeff Van Rhee Craig-Hallum
Brian Peterson Raymond James
Richard Baldry Roth Capital
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Thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Upland Software Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. Instructions will be given at that time. The conference call will be recorded and simultaneously webcast at, and a replay will be available there for 12 months. have was the PM distributed should earnings quarter Eastern everyone which release, today now, access fourth to XXXX Time. By at X:XX

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Jack McDonald

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Mike Hill

you, Jack. Thank

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Jack McDonald

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acquisition Our pipeline is robust.

our equity of acquisition program is on markets. self-sustaining and now no we’re Our dependent longer our cash resources financial flow mean free the as that course

the with XXXX results. So QX me let and review that,

X% growth, growth. revenue adjusted For total the fourth EBITDA quarter, XX%

rate our based costs Now CXM was the our also and to revenue election ongoing on rate our EBITDA high growth in messaging temporary a growth than year lower uptick sales investments, and marketing volumes. due

XX% a growth at XX% looking adjusted with we’re XXXX, EBITDA For growth. total revenue overall

in capital. about flow change expense had We at the fourth of $X.X a in record flow Our in QX $XX.X $X.X QX. million million in only We was acquisition had working million net cash free a cash positive quarter.

cash flow million overall and the XXXX $XX.X with even that free related was expenses on $XX.X was million acquisition For of year.

cash cash rate flow, and dollar acquisition came at generating material free on focused flow operating we’re retention XX%. forward, in expenses. point this from after course, even Of GAAP Net

range. grid point have CXM rates the mid-XXs year again came percentage despite and election recurring in by pandemic, at reported our retention XX%, record growth So driven a global strong at QX remained and organic a for the revenues and organic organic We this going some discounts. and kind XXXX. also to and deferred don’t growth, usage outlook revenue conservative of acquisition we’re growth new a maintain view as normal for any

On and we existing of fourth marketing XXX expanded were customers. relationships the with sales the XX front, in which expansions. major quarter,

also XX Upland to welcomed We including customers. XXX QX, new in customers major

Healthcare, initiatives, Account investment Global our including focused aligned including continued We XXX Financial in Tech our key others. top customers and on team Services, establishing sales CPG, verticals High by go-to-market

out We team, website. a Development brand and streamlined also launched the after we close and centralized Sales a generation built refreshed quarter, lead the new, of

we’re as had to year we XXXX five people team Phase and reps. releases packs feature portfolio. development product, and total continue In the to Global major sales Account across side. the XX that On out Upland’s to on building lead development this So X now combined in we add quarter continue the first sales rep gen going of product in and sales

engagement on suite. the Teams of in-demand be moving now added M&A, Experience basis we IT without which communication Customer Microsoft growth And cloud-based to & self-sustaining such as dependency our announced for accelerate collaboration capital. closed I mentioned integrations capital growth acquisition over QX, a product users; we features, on product acquisition we security again, software after Management sign-on. are Street, for we platform end Workflow, suite, Project that integration markets Document expanded as the single for is of capabilities earlier, a and to and focused equity in Second the So Management and audience leading our to new cross-team And will

we XXXX is M&A the and out actively looking market are in opportunities. at Our pipeline, as look we into strong

going I’m to call back Mike. the over turn to that, with So

Mike Hill

our financial XXXX. the the year the outlook for and highlights quarter cover full I’ll Jack. first fourth you, quarter for Thank and

which we gross compensation quarter, $X.X acquisition-related quarter revenue, revenue growth or to from expenses, $XX.X million for generally total stock-based expected. due gross product were strong fourth Also, Professional So depreciation, excluding XX% COVID-XX quarter, refer adding million $X.X on back of as Operating cash expenses quarter revenue approximately margin in amortization, expected all when margin. expenses and the during of million total was foreign a acquired amortization, to which travel the and impacts. was renewed the as $XX.X rate were the our course, margin income as gross year-over-year for acquisition remained to Recurring or XX% acquisition-related decline, year And XX%, at representing of over of million grew million. quarter. services year the and and are revenue Overall for are activity. continue fourth the statement, XX% XX% depreciation acquisitions. fourth the typically revenue our in QX slightly annual we’ll fourth XX% of more and XX%. subscription support Acquisition-related was XX% for expenses, result was run generally a $XX.X

of and transformation the three these incurred XX% months For each the acquisition, first expenses acquisitions and then tapered first XX% by within complete transaction are until anniversary. down to rapidly

QX. XX% volume for mobile Adjusted adjusted high $XX.X million or that the X% to investments total telecom of messaging to lower total in fourth to due EBITDA to costs increased XXXX quarter or and quarter up fourth EBITDA we go-to-market our was experienced margin the compared year was due CXM XXXX. Our million election due of $XX of revenue, revenue XX% continuing

differences was million now cash flow QX, was cash and $XX.X record timing flow of to net acquisition-related produced a million XXXX, note of the QX GAAP I after this benefited a record capital in cash flow we us, the million cash quarter $XX.X that GAAP in $X.X quarter right of with operating million will free expenses was million. So for fourth in temporary flow, positive were $X.X cash flow working accounts. $XX.X of operating over by that QX. flows for cash Even little our

for the flow cash XX% adjusting from timing over adjusted still So EBITDA. differences, that’s conversion

forward, $XX.X and $XX.X full XXXX million, million after free generating free cash expenses. flow substantial GAAP GAAP on we are on operating with flow focused a of was year. the cash acquisition-related at even flow, cash was million XXXX this cash Looking From expenses even acquisition-related and $XX.X operating year flow point

cash acquisitions acquisitions. and with upon that possibly future over timing ongoing should over additional $XX $XX million size be for the even XX-month depending of free flow estimating million, We’re and

$XXX million Now of on our in this XXXX, as to a that million is dependency cash up I revolver. to of NOL for addition $XXX note will our sheet, net existing With balance X.X income total approximately our will carryforwards, the capital times currently the leverage that generation, comprised around available cash the three self currently of our should million has liquidity free sheet be ongoing approximately note should estimate This sustained generation balance around to expanding existing $XX cash and times. debt million, flow in flow approximately growth of $XXX prior allow expiration. ongoing utilization that I $XXX tax to of of net our these, we Upland and debt and available markets. undrawn for equity without leverage on XX, regard maintaining at maximum taxes, million of credit December facility, while And of

outstanding XX, the on had that million As per term $XXX will principal of XXXX, our December I factoring of cash net balance or of payments, X% on debt our term $XXX.X debt level. at with X.X%, current year debt making debt million after of locked the approximately we in maturing in note approximately is year sheet. annual are million cash balance million our $X.X $XX XXXX. interest about interest rate August remaining our per outstanding on at our The payments

that our term debt borrowings. no on financial out Additionally, current has I point will covenants

million to for revenue mid-point million, between March at be and of $XX.X million growth XXXX Now XXXX. the total and expects guidance, support and XX, revenue reported to recurring between over the including ended March quarter million subscription XX, $XX.X quarter Upland for $XX.X revenue $XX.X and ended X% the

adjusted XX, XXXX, million million, lead-generation adjusted reflecting sales at in mid-point, related XX% over mid-point representing and reduction headcount and quarter of X% XXXX, be our to of EBITDA incremental the $XX.X quarter $XX.X activities. ended EBITDA a investment margin expected for is March the the between at an First

year EBITDA the a during the back with adjusted to read additional to And related and XX%. target our lead-generation over pass incremental the And expects ended representing $XXX.X full December the the adjusted ended and recurring and revenue ending million year and is and $XX.X XXXX, year EBITDA mid-point of total million, with year XX, XXXX, be of the our $XX.X an investment at sales million add December Upland back to I’ll mid-point, the call EBITDA of XXXX, the subscription support acquisitions X% growth at mid-point Full to revenue expected Jack. headcount at I’ll in mid-XX% margin reflecting XX% between $XXX.X including revenue by activities. that, XXXX margin QX between XXXX, is $XXX.X XXXX. million, around to adjusted million million XX, For XX, between reported X% $XXX.X be be that for that and reduction December over for

Jack McDonald

And Mike. we’re to feel Tim, Thanks, the free me. Q&A. Please up open direct to for now, or to ready questions Mike, call Rod


you. Thank

comes begin question-and-answer Please We Suisse. Credit with Our ahead. [Operator first will now question from session. the go [indiscernible] Instructions]

Unidentified Analyst

the Great anything strong or seeing you and for once enter of the any better mobile congrats to your from the suite across areas impressive year. there Are on go-to besides call your out traction benefits Was other market CXM investments? organic Jack messaging? benefit again. early growth

Jack McDonald

driven So was – saw the year a the little election cycle. bump as in usage around we additional deferred by a revenue well. organic, of presidential like, bit tailwind principally the from other Also last quarters discount by

those we in are QX. would say, I two tailwinds had So the

Unidentified Analyst

on your of How implied Got at on of And year, you in timeline about applying just fiscal Mike, some EBITDA terms next contraction for then there. thinking are guess the payback the investments? these it. looking guidance I XXXX investments

Mike Hill

Bob. Yes,

we’ve to infrastructure, the XXXX of about end and into adding toward so talked – now Rod a generation, XXXX. and of can talked marketing the collateral, there. the And the nothing’s for happened going talking it’s about that. – about target see end to But starting personnel, of lead change talk been payback sales, we’ve XXXX about the sort of really it’s We’ve while

Unidentified Analyst

Got helpful. it. Congrats, That’s again.


ahead. Our next question comes Blair. go Please with from William Bhavan Suri

Unidentified Analyst

on on for the quarter. everyone. This Jake actually Congrats Bhavan. is Hey,

XX% those quarter, give one-time that was organic strong. a could Just of two much messaging. up idea made, sense, just quarters. an related And the to on get us so how as past quarter, to this obviously XX% idea so an you to comments much the related really you to waiting how benefits, I for of love would just last growth if was

Jack McDonald


and – on our well. this I we as think mentioned call earnings I last think

year election single-digits you our If back back range. are organic the from bump into growth out usage, we mid

So in regard. no change that

Unidentified Analyst

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and terms three of the more was impacted months out in was how the So I anything first verticals, your curious just that’s been to customers if over year. of and call there trending

Jack McDonald

heavily, dollar most that but strong was weren’t the our posted by in that revenues. was COVID, impact in we had mid-XXs, just retention unimpacted not we’re verticals rate of we percentage small a that Yes, – net of direct a

real from that no So discussed what on previously. change we’ve

Unidentified Analyst

for great. That’s taking Thanks questions. my

Jack McDonald

Thank you.


Please Our next with Thill question go comes ahead. Jefferies. from Brent

Unidentified Analyst

leadership? of to to logos how Hi, you any expanding on like, sort Could Rod’s hire Maybe is Congrats in in – many sort this the guys for a the us is investing motion, [indiscernible] great give you Thill. sort it of versus ask will go-to-market upcoming these how and motion on one that plan wanted you new will sense of Brent devoted to reps color go-to-market be under of clearly year. of the you on are a forming quarter. into

Jack McDonald

take that you one? can Rod, Yes.

Rod Favaron

Thanks can. for question. I Sure, the

accounts earlier, our customers. fully top Jack on, the global is them logo, focused about hired. that As They’re covering XXX not There’s obviously. now of team mentioned new very XX

on focused the about is QX and contributed that expansion. unlocking they’re already and already. and to actually We I sale So will pipeline team ramped verticals. cross talked generally say

results early focused new ramp that so going. that of a new the sales It’s and gen pipelines, their but to centralized some and seen on that team team, it development still there. kind onboarding mention, and lead more we’ve logo. takes young is while also function is much we’ve We’ve So

during logo the probably will We team with and that gen XX do cross-sell XX-XX expansion lead to We new team, quarter. that but grew also it’s focus.

and early and So is the already it’s – sort scalable that encouraged generating pipeline. by model And a successful they’re we’re very of – results.

So cross salesperson bucket, investment is specifically cross – investment in bucket. but pipeline sell development plus the sell in logo is sales the is investment really the the more the new

Unidentified Analyst

maybe magnitude know of would guess. And get on you the a the – back beats against sort past these the compares I in it. quarters. I of some tougher guidance, up follow-up Got quick two half, What given

number. So growth in I of organic growth are X% a you what in guess, level that revenue embedding recurring

Jack McDonald


got in in CXM you outperformance in So because XXXX. point growth as some out, we’ve of usage on headwinds the XXXX, organic

guide outlook sort at be plus have growth organic on is And guide on rate predisposition our us so that’s why the that the I flattish natural it, look conservative led ex-political. organic. to of what way that But to is

earnings of get the probably we out single-digits. you sense that’s I will organic on that the if business, the wind year in up business that I mid so fact, expect and And – calling organic organic in growth core as a then move reported through subsequent growth. organic sort the be calls, And core the that and ex-political to of

anticipating those of a Again, those described what not the XXXX. consistent into making Mike historically. we’re with were investments moment we’ve that and ago year So done or Rod said earlier, investments end the returns as until on the

our begin on target. to see of single-digits, that’s organic the all and of very return in all XXXX. mid toward of into again, then that will So investment And growth the XXXX end described, what some with ex-political see that likelihood consistent we’ve hopefully

Unidentified Analyst

you talk it little Got within Perfect. to Second And bit last one it. into Street could one you. that overall fits CXM Thank and on How maybe deals portfolio acquisition. a the about space? this make room more Media,

Jack McDonald

yes. Well,

to on customers and natural is Street cloud-based And development audience so add what is a it today. for doing platform Second an we’re

development. around text for So or by helping email across need those with app and or there’s push a a whether in delivered of channels, campaigns all we’re marketing delivered messaging audience by

basis. And of grow so capabilities Street a suite user to Second brings those

Rod you our that’s cross-selling want so is team moment. this been Second the into base. And because Street by Rod, take the terms to his One motion And customer the of us. a in of Upland past that over brought a some have already existing for on And we’re new do hunt enabled really year. and capabilities

kind and So Street want two and talk other Rod with about of you approach your or and do connection to Second philosophy cross-sell take minute a in deals? to

Rod Favaron

do. We’ll Sure.

we a hold think I the year, and bit, in and the email compensation we being on cross-sell bundled talked bundle just together, last systems first with organized their engagement a training products right calls our little was We really about renew one other sort their quicker going which contests historically. I think deal sell that different, did products. by mobile out in-app product sense before or interactive our it’s one alignment stuff. we’ll to our we of to offering products they closed So customers put I’ll what more. were Street which of was to confidence as our make as Second And right things all the the products, around hadn’t – what cross and results to then our made and sure think, from cross-sell, cross-sell content around a of making reps, of with we sure we’ve like able shoot those the of one our perspective, the SMS And text come we much adding after done and done sort deliver

so in to pricing trained And models motions able the those much up. deal, I close are that it. this think We’ve systems to and ramp we’ve been with are everybody’s deal known. how now it than motion The we on more as And quickly to do place. got historically,

we So early we project we’re a and from – we’ll, said is, the the liked through sales still really beginning, obviously, XXXX, marketing transformation active but still is this as this results.

Unidentified Analyst

Thank Great. I’ll it on. pass you.


go Scott question comes Our ahead. with Needham. Berg Please from next

Scott Berg

meet asking with that Rod. know and a two, forward. –maybe Chief chance that, your Hi, questions the or I’ve changes. of And guess, within new you Obviously, new But Officer, are sales to Medical Congrats I some about for tell on Rod, so. actually have now going nice the changes the but field start the positioned that had I eight last here. XX I thanks a to might are and you’ve pricing some sales made brought in of people Jim, efforts help months taking us about want teams the the over and you packaging I how everyone. we’ll quarter guess, that

Rod Favaron

gone economy SEO. around the of Yes. both Mike the that of website. rewrite want that other that touch making do the I new enabled to remiss messaging I’d is a be earlier things This that up couple we and is Upland brand really from certain if the can products, talked of mention to us you about I Software infrastructure we’re brand, marketing appreciate the architecture the didn’t a website to us convert that again, I you one a it’s suggest Allow on your drive haven’t question, but bottoms to question. digital should, and buyers because investments if lead optimize if sell buyers to a enable you products. cross having journey architected to new own it And perspective.

a also both acquisitions really onboard fresh, it’s quickly modern message us this allows just technology. to website. much brand onto and more So It

in addition So to can get marketing a we our functions, that, leverage. we’ve of that centralized lot so

and spending. been centralized creation our obviously a database email in just working on, to we’ve our creative, marketing we’ve centralized leverage dollars and get skews campaign PPC as bundling. motions. We’ve And our we SEO motion, all you of So centralized mentioned, our our sort the we’re then from of lot order motion, of our

of cloud-based unlock two that have products I the account now own we’re having customers skews now calling cloud really they to or conversations, vendors, me hey, didn’t onboard, days that more, motivation then that, things, suite customers a a more lot have do we acquire but in things And with we’re this And more are are economic for conversations for we they’re to our customer I’ve to and but And meaning, see, we we the with licensing global buy managers early others. organized that conversations and having offer quarter like, unlocks technology product your And running together value global they of we just ELA so account weren’t on last suite. Rod, And because that, create us. consolidate prop. had the not we’re products. And of from models individual function. more is enterprise and helped do bundling that as

us. our of We’re them strategically, doing communicating to us as of sort opposed a might or job the at are different supplier buyers a one and two technology from seeing better think as lots they of solutions I own

So those the focused CMO’s that back really in on are the the of year. half pieces been all

Scott Berg

we’re figures? follow-up million. your expenses think the something I Great, to was closer in $X helpful. two expecting between one-time What question, then the And difference the the quarter,

Jack McDonald

here. in saw to showed incurring had lease the deal. addition, we charge that we up in early that We a we XXXX Street Second you related some up Well, for acquisition closure ended as started took as an And office expenses well. that

the was So that difference.

Scott Berg

That’s have. I on congrats helpful. Thanks questions quarter. all nice and Great, the for taking my


question Please Terry Tillman comes with from next Truist. go Our ahead.

Terry Tillman

the Yes, there I the my congrats everyone. on same to global good going if that what wall be Rod, and products product the some are for metrics. your and families, not I’ll the just with at question in top you global bit think doing maybe about Are customer? a if on an to they had little of follow-up. million? real that afternoon, terms and customer sales targeting Is question about of motion, to terms buy spot, they of or you’re I’d these And that I any rep prior KPIs put then a average cohort? glaring of your you to answered is say they some going motion. to million kind like no wall seem brainer they started you Are of of an a of what it’s guess, couple and – ELA. you quarter Is curious, but in ELA, first a near-term And the way thing in $X they’re XXX top sales that accounts the look started

Rod Favaron


XX% to our I think So about got accounts we’ve of of a Terry, are XXX that, probably. ways those ARR, couple think

larger And right parent deals lot with, they’re minute I sub-deals an and got we’ve product within we So for a that seven that gives portfolio the think some sort in a but a us manager buy. mean, very of kinds Look, exclusive, – leverage substantial It this organized on we – I’ll products our that is will just vertical. parent quarter, just and in answers, average figure those companies, that We of QX those size. product a knowledge this products, sell we more products transaction. different more customer good talk had a competitive of of a very account of we entities global some with they’re to group are little close have have which depends about products. bit might

mentioned to – so of And our of verticals XX, good I are customer, which every in BXB, probably, that most off, products and those seven which sense each in but cross-selling the industry. every if So to mapped, verticals are BXC They third. – rattle verticals and going some each that that products, right, more fit second, our there’s ones seven XX not really more product them is start there every make the we’ve first, have of a our are products vertical. some don’t XX, XX

a of is planning and lot we and to planning. out account what our space technology spend white mapping time using then that our do So doing doing own

that that is I white industry for products adjacent these accounts. a So top fit space of for lot there XXX think

very that, question. the obviously on account focused helped that I investments. So hence we’re global the answer unlocking hope

Terry Tillman

a volumes, it’s kind speaks the it Thank can Rod. Yes, strength get it you CXM the maybe to that of about we’re and or guess, you, done. messaging political advocacy, large I does. And whether lot platform of talking these Jack, that

cases, advantage as glad you seem what take XXXX could curious like kind area. and providing kind use I’m does maybe XXXX, messaging it’s of into maybe full, half it is So of the look you and were of what secular change customers other how we your – maybe about because is, growth a a or

maybe the other you in Thank opportunities types use redeploying could into you. mind and use share be cases the maybe have, other activity. of strong of of tough comp So there’s taking just e-commerce but kind CXM kind cases, or that ongoing actually some

Jack McDonald

to you Yes. Thanks, our as penetration that do there’s CXM channels. lot this in a in publishing. do We’ve great extends note, we non-profit We a capabilities base multiple a And Terry. an we a opportunity sentiment drive sector. We It’s the And include we customer capability well additional political lot And across analysis. today. point. lot just got do course, customer built of in that beyond built retail.

So we’ve loop a for really built kind omni-channel feedback. and system delivery of closed

next opportunities We’re at to the looking take that to level.

you’ll of omni-channel activity So in will I see terms additional and from capabilities us think that enable campaign development execution.

penetrate the mentioned and ones. You’ll some see on to verticals the sales and efforts new further I marketing side

secular I messaging. it and years, goes it’s area on politics. the and beyond agree, CXM I on us a few bullish growth think over for very we’re next So well

Terry Tillman

Thanks so much.


question Our go from Hynes next Canaccord. Please ahead. comes with David

David Hynes

cash segment engagement, right. it, to assembled we flow a almost cross It look, the call that’s great CX where these mass that half to on in results back Congrats Jack, you’ve financially be now portfolio here is whatever to customer or is being free days. given guys. priority think are valuations If CX forward, has it the product CAGR there category, really new maybe organic strategy a about $XX certainly the in thanks, the M&A Hey, around seems we growth. drive so see. in opportunistic million critical like been the that or or want helping a going sell of in about synergy

Jack McDonald

And now, stronger going acquisitions. put want a thematic that our on pipeline at right strong or We few first. and synergy we over happily thematic I products happen fits about three lens back the where see look started really years It’s you got years, to four past as we’ve them.

on can to customer revenue management capabilities have production content then we for so onto [indiscernible] optimization, and automation, And marketing, the on and – customer that around added right, in reference sales platform enterprise tools. brought RFP BXB selling talk that where on and we we

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in now board Board. on are So I’m these where us going cross team excited them, ability is we acquire bringing this really the after call specifically sales and to And we right. about to sell center, give marketing products the and across

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in, now we’re I gets it beginning that So that very think to add exciting.

over going it’s execute there, distribution the strategic and So be to next deals is years. the against being sales pipeline the few built fun that to of

David Hynes

a mean huge I probably sense. makes that’s my into help good distribution in in will categories that, the segue yes, Yes, follow-up.

pandemic, on right. was XX% with rate. year Yes. to I blip the a want Obviously retention net base this it hit last year So but the dollar

triple distance how sell get the hard the of that up Rod about to next sell think net of Do are cross striking years? obviously thinking can motion. team pushing So digits. over we’re plus? you Or a XXX% are on you couple retention and within evolving really

Jack McDonald

things one an that inception. the gross was that’s the of renewals, impressed culture think really And the customer right the there on renewals, I because organic goal. for the to under that that’s be Rod on me past, mean oriented came I in, going that first the And when for focus success growth. operated we’ve Yes, what basis understanding there’s ultimately

have operate. us that to got puts in a in popular and where categories are customers that the think products need We’ve with I there. we some good so many of place are

customer our around XXX%. get scale continue So our success sophistication move a – toward efforts, to as it’s goal I we and to

climbing were basis you hit pretty the back a pandemic right, now getting to in build XX% and let’s few points it from we XXX close up XXXX, a year, again. it, As up say, point

David Hynes

color for yes, guys. sense. Thanks Awesome. Yes, makes the


Please Van comes question Craig-Hallum. Jeff with next go Rhee Our ahead. from

Jeff Van Rhee

good the A your the Jack, know At me, just start you forward. with that it typical arguments you change Thanks. couple we’re see bake that might and maybe some seemed that point coming perspective of does me, into of main changed persistence election to there continue your see Great. season. obviously sort to for conservatism there. out to strength pretty while To persistent not to the you political, in there willing be what I

if of actually of whether we’re that over-under the any of at sort about talk on pipeline post-COVID, of election now curious the front, then that opportunities, of rolls opportunities of kind out during if not differences of the or all, the kind and morph prime pipeline that over see on I’m if Just how And secondly, what has you’d back there. business that just you contrast the season. M&A kind pre,

Jack McDonald


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well of really years. we look as I next couple set we’re up the out think here over So three

Jeff Van Rhee

in Yes. if us through you’ve a back, think to lot products changes end to It flow. I the sneak back those last the coming just out counts, the of deals. respect if are little and a kind could that of love deal look about hopefully as you’ve buy appetite of numbers the made. the here. you and slash behavior One just actually willingness it buyer steady. sort I better wondering big the structural Rod, the of sense through looks buyers COVID Most talked and I with give progressed sales I’m can cash like we’ve we’re

not there’s there a buyer maybe deeper willingness could those would the on step just numbers, helpful. any one terms be execute, those in timeliness, you give story of of the to way but in So progress color sort cycles really

Rod Favaron

them, say through. long get will Sure. cycles hot took to it Yes. QX would deal you slowness and if little of QX say awareness bit. of was I sort – and would of how that things improved sell I QX like buyer a would

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But that’s it’s So good still the definitely a news. little bit slower.

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Jeff Van Rhee

quarter, you great with flow. I’m guys. Thanks, Great there. cash Yes,


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Brian Peterson

you’ve and I’ll Hi gentlemen, thanks close for question. to pipeline Jack, and synergies, for taking M&A the on just product the the so the large. the is comments question obviously me. echo mentioned strategic year, really strong pretty one

you as curious that? sizes deal just to Thanks, multiples about different guess you’re because at expand you I’m Jack. And of what the scaled. that that So think the look a today at or buying there’s do scaled, center. the at changed basis have do revenue guys willing pay, process look math your you I the all, or you

Jack McDonald

question. It’s Brian. a Thanks, Yes. great

categories million deal within about $X ticking And of really the de market kind we’re year of playing band. revenue in deal still part in million think size, can before that be its million that we look, average category. And the consolidator we to so as we’re of $X a the that facto $X $XX or in. I kind of size see do million We talked up

the And enterprise to right that saw XX and enables are or could model sticky so outside XX% you I a seek to quickly to bit strong. the the seen looks and get we sea a XX that the category. And four from base contribution that really three – see we a our against customer And now over great the on kind margin. of to pipeline for us execute fit. you’re say, XX, yes, here X of to to transform businesses kind these last thematic setup but higher as years that. with emphasis applications, little having we change it going again, go, ago not in Again, years you’ve XX% as to strong us of to The position is

Brian Peterson

the work. Keep up hear. good to Good


Capital. from comes Richard question ahead. next with Roth Please Baldry Our go

Richard Baldry


For concurrently in about a environment? to pace a all under we’ve think M&A the on to current or Thanks. in back recent building cause change any that the revenue total you been do virtual either that of and Does like pretty threat at rapid number, rapid near-term pull your there scale, a on to sort at your past at times. Does questions, home year seen integration it’s a or is way at a from you could under capacity work getting times? headache could

Jack McDonald

answer no. post-COVID. back To Richard. remote XX% thanks, We go question first, second So pre-COVID. probably We’ll your to XX% were

negatively So pace. motions impacted not around our will in that those the have – that won’t acquisition and immigration been affect

maintaining In of net $XX generated a at facilities in debt Xx to terms acquisition finance EBITDA million, our Xx and reasonable leverage. XX we internally case, cash and we costs year of self-sustaining, a and sort that cash amounts hand while pace out are of on the revenue flow of leverage it’s the – targeting, that – that of what we’re can $XX acquired million

selective nice And that’s still be it pace numbers. like. put up growth total So enables they the we and some us to

So that’s is. what plan the

Richard Baldry

good on a quarter. thanks. Congrats All right,

Jack McDonald

Thank you.


This to conference I Jack concludes like for back closing the turn our session. to over would question-and-answer McDonald any remarks.

Jack McDonald

time you, thank to this call. next seeing everyone for forward we Well, on Great. afternoon, the and your look you earnings


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