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Installed Building Products (IBP)

Participants
Darren Hicks Managing Director of Investor Relations
Jeff Edwards Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Miller Chief Financial Officer
Jason Niswonger Chief Administrative & Sustainability Officer
Trey Morrish Evercore
Susan Maklari Goldman Sachs
Ryan Frank RBC Capital Markets
Doug Wardlaw JPMorgan
Ryan Gilbert BTIG
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Operator

Greetings, and welcome to the Installed Building Products Fiscal 2022 Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to your host Darren Hicks, Managing Director of Investor Relations. Mr. ahead go Please Hicks.

Darren Hicks

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Jeff Edwards

good and today's everyone Darren, on joining Thanks call. us to morning

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For the a year sales driven sales prior multi-family which increase XX.X% from quarter by residential was same-branch a our segment, the same-branch experienced in period, and single-family in we completions second quarter. a branch Installation US within by increased XX.X% revenue. in cycle increase total continue during times. residential be By the X% residential XX.X% comparison, by completions to extended construction same We increase impacted believe

mix During our the in the year demand prior construction compared industry the XX.X% have contributed services, the and increased the to second our increasing becoming largest company. the the quarterly period. a public quarter, pricing prior-year for since achieved we over and with price/mix Consistent trends efforts inflationary stabilized increase have to

make with The trends. install to during many we offer position we products supply prudent presence the materials of remain our constrained and for pricing customers We align adjustments deep building to challenges the foreseeable that continue supply chain for inflationary value but anticipate our quarter. strength. from to a of We continue in future, the and chain will allow the experience second operate industry national us

housing the in growth believe operational efficiency. a markets a IBP closely business increased better watch continues stable focused acceptance balance of bid significant a When we throughout to number and into activity the quarter. rates to on in same-branch products construction manage flat improving activity, and sheet, than but second history our business, sales of combined beginning business were long-term to bidding advantage and commercial have our XXXX construction units remaining supportive we remains quarter, relative is with our is to diverse throughout We the year, first Within positioned cyclical IBP, from markets steady heavy time end the elevated in we our our XXXX residential cycle. for any strong our geographies roughly US in changes remain XXXX project have other mortgage of the housing XXXX. the revenue residential and While The opportunity started with permitted since yet that believe industry. for represent core a commercial be market

complementary continue we companies more building to detail, in through products. prioritize strategy and acquisition profitable install our acquiring well-run insulation growth at Looking that

August, insulation multi-family primarily retrofit or quarter insulation, And XXXX acoustical acquired also New as spray Mid-Atlantic as a based of of construction of and and annual projects the to California projects a ceiling based second of $XX and commercial we million. new we across the supplies annual existing fireplaces foam combined Missouri and with over installer acquired better insulation accessories distributor residential revenue based California well $X stoves and of in and $XX installer in with Jersey commercial US, into revenue approximately fiberglass the million. and with fiberglass of insulation, Northeast residential multi-family During annual revenue million; approximately heating markets, a

became early investor Energi.ai. to company's a using their we intelligence Their we at usage emissions, April, IBP partnered in gas actionable insight them implement platform in artificial energy provides we disclosed with an previously as have work As carbon emissions. reduce into solution to our and and greenhouse

markets. and opportunities and remains geographies end acquisition Our multiple robust across includes products pipeline

a As million we believe year. strong revenue be to year this and result, at growth, another least XXXX of $XXX acquisition expect of will acquire we

this will look commercial XXXX across in we We continue we and effective and to throughout management supply of a chain of headed outlook the the our residential excited our direction As beyond, remainder end year. to be are markets. priority and compelling anticipate are that which by we the

work warehousing another customers we a access chain strong up logistics and industry-wide supply and creation teams to with IBP. of profitable for challenges. our purchasing, and suppliers our and labor to help a XXXX growth to is these will continue position customers and healthy shaping With believe be Our suppliers with ease to value backlog, year

financial the to call like with turn overview, on detail results. provide more over quarter I this of would second So Michael to to our

Michael Miller

you new year. Jeff, standpoint, morning recent The million, period mainly Thank $XXX revenue Net XX.X% the improvement everyone. good of quarterly quarter results acquisitions. to second of jobs Distribution sales for to an second the was million growth increased by a of other to driven Aluminum. during and from $XXX manufacturing driven basis, revenue of year-over-year $XXX $XX.X XXXX increase segment acquisitions last by the higher operating revenue market. in quarter. increased the for and strong AMD which the distribution in and compared includes second million driven contribution to quarter same record price/mix, increased Other sales the From revenue across a in and $X.X quarter customer million strong completed, Central pro IBP's by increased and installation forma On million XXXX the residential construction a to compared operations recent XX.X% XX.X% volume IBP's from

XX.X%. On same-branch Multi-family quarter, single-family the XX.X%. of increased from same-branch sales the XX.X% basis, sales Installation revenue same-branch growth driven prior-year improved by

residential second growth completions of outpaced growth quarter during Our of total significantly quarter. US XX.X% X% housing the same-branch sales

during relative Jeff times, in of the result which to quarter prior we year the period. increased extended second is believe a As this part residential cycle construction mentioned, remained

relative gross adjusted expenses margin basis prior end in The supply basis XXXX costs quarter the supply quarter, points sales relative quality of volume realigned reflect sales provide, shortages. as the approximately increased the growth, the sales income XX.X%, to improvement installation period in overall last commercial market. profit the $X.XX prior Installation Administrative the strong improved sales same-branch the points. XXX On $XX.X sales year. a to strong Adjusted increased a XX pandemic second growth from improvement our a year-over-year or as disruptions in effects XX% experienced to gross second same-branch growth commercial our continued our the moderate in SG&A per COVID-XX were same The flat quarter during by we of XX.X%. reduced period. While remained quarter diluted year commercial from roughly net second lingering XX periods. from impact improved the million material the XXXX leverage price/mix estimate as a chain heavy prior-year prices to of margin year supply second quarter sales from year-over-year $X.X inflationary in approximately XX% period quarter during our impact our while quarter and Adjusted XXX GAAP basis quarter approximately gross an of We of ability million percent basis basis, on selling to profit share. administrative percent in points reflects second expense quarter second second we the and quarter. the the profit SG&A pressure these during disruptions as to we point of to to had service X.X%

supply share shortages Our XX% earnings adjusted second diluted $XX.X to net approximately impact quarter the per share. diluted per estimate materials million $X.XX by share. income per $X.XX We or improved

expect continue million change for periods. We $XX.X would to Adjusted approximately close for EBITDA we approximately believe and improved as to Based acquisitions, for measure compared $XX.X to last year. the second most of XX.X% profitability. we useful same year third the quarter, expense quarter businesses the margin full EBITDA recent $XXX.X amortization expense on XXX point During last we Adjusted income, percent non-cash second compared the XX.X% to Same-branch period expect the adjustment acquisition these is net second year. second in was recorded estimates XXXX XXXX, for XXXX year. same the quarter the why future XX.X% million quarter improvement net our million, $X.X any last with $XX.X which basis of for the EBITDA incremental adjusted of a of period revenue expense a impacts new of amortization same million. is was adjusted to of from of to period XX.X% acquisitions increased the that EBITDA This million. XXXX XXXX quarter

for December second XXXX XX% ending expect the an tax rate approximately XX.X%. rate tax For effective continue to XX% And the full year XXXX. of we XXst effective was quarter, to our

balance Now, requirements capital look detail. liquidity, and our more in let's at sheet

on our environment. offset six were XXXX, at $XX.X working was million ABL through investments. and equivalents $XX.X X.X% XXXX. XXth, material the the which shortages year. $XXX in XXXX, new model In July $XXX XXth had June swaps in from rate generate flow cash sale which months agreements of ended to primarily cash period. There million June June three working February operations the million finance and same we nothing generated for cash expenditures currently XXXX, XXth compared end rate and combined, aimed is to XXXX, last company's prior-year associated constrained flow. a The we rate At higher The facility, supply company's capital until excluding $XXX gain strong with flow of revenue cash million at requirements for year-over-year income, period million a variable existing interest Capital the $XX.X on million capital of realized X% of matures months to net swap reducing incurred operating debt the interest continues XXth drawn cash entered increase existing we operating rate fixing XXXX into which on the December in XXXX. of compared Our million $XX.X leases interest the in business in XXth, and June was increased total

have net trailing With position June acquisition strategy EBITDA XXth adjust under long-term our stated capital have a X result, and and a we maturities an With perform the continue million limited growth we debt ratio times rate in interest $XXX and investments our $XXX have equivalents liquidity had XXXX. line strong to our of to leverage, borrowing capacity debt return cash which modest our opportunities. in until on no remains to in we XXXX, cash, As ABL to in leverage exposure of million with and just excess invest facility, we By and liquidity our XX-month target. significant shareholders. under

stockholders half, million dividends IBP including new first million XXXX XXXX board of program. existing first which of which that months The payable XXth which September directors of XX.X XXX,XXX common million cost the cost company of Through a a commissions. repurchased which Today, has The repurchases. the IBP's announced our approved its is share repurchase total XXth under second at the XXXX $XXX XXXX. returned of cents quarter replaces August shareholders stock have directors availability September $XXX shares on repurchased million XXXX. one million $XX.X authorized record during stock share dividend total we a $XX.X third expires program, and new at per to of quarter on includes board to a XXXX, through XXth the we six of of of authorization, During shares

to capital returning through and committed our We shareholders are back now repurchase programs. will With while excess company call remarks. closing overview, dividend grow to for continuing the turn I to the this to Jeff share

Jeff Edwards

by prepared Michael. again our I'd Thanks, commitment remarks employees IBP conclude for and our to once hard company. dedication like their to thanking work,

made is of you. years let's Operator, the over questions. open call success Our the up possible because for

Operator

a this time, [Operator conducting be we'll Instructions]. At question-and-answer session.

Baumgarten & Adam from your comes Associates. question. question with first proceed Our Zelman with Please

Unidentified Analyst

Marius this thank question. morning and is you answering for Hi, my Adam. for Good

Jeff Edwards

Morning.

Michael Miller

Morning.

Unidentified Analyst

question was give mix. prior just details Just can than I higher if on XXX% price/mix, a split the price some and quarter, curious on obviously us between quick the you

Michael Miller

So, is mentioned as Jeff in this his -- Michael.

insulation the a the difference remarks, prepared has We've mix fairly growth past on between seen has two been similar. basis. the and his in products quarters mentioned been the neutral of the Jeff As relative fairly other - rates

really the seeing XXXX and of little in some XXXX And in production price/mix non-production headwinds been that rates we we were mitigated. the relative to has much growth builders had even the builders where bit higher a from

mix and negative So, it's neutral is mostly fairly there the associated mix while it with really some mix price. is it's

Unidentified Analyst

varies Maybe impact insight region product? by Maybe material commentary very much. the Thank Got another prior availability. some availability the it. give question you to obviously foam. spray I by that about bit you. quarter. basis Thank XX points And mean more a on given can similar is us you and

Jeff Edwards

in open Jeff. we the and two of it's a of closed two than the improving see there's movement cell. a than cell, things is this of pound in in longer foam on with cell half And supply closed open what's we're types really positive and closed past better deal foam but more little cell pound and been bit and cell called specifically, terms rapidly for foam certainly been starting that fashion side to Hi, foam has it's Spray of too.

Michael Miller

we're but on overall issues. still particularly, fiberglass it's And SKU better having still some -- getting having

Jeff Edwards

Absolutely.

Michael Miller

them. we still the that we all still not manufacturers there are And SKUs want -- necessarily producing when are want the some

Jeff Edwards

Right.

but So, inefficiencies. particularly working of both you'd can to be And side. it not despite we're that business efficient do I results labor continues time it side a a from as a to our those supply best we doing our as still efficient we're from side recognize make through to material know that. and don't

So, and with said be day for to honest dealing team thank you -- this and to every our you. as I with congratulations

Michael Miller

for as as work there. improve a margin it's through the And we tailwind we great gross it Yes. efficiencies

Unidentified Analyst

you. Thank

Operator

Our next ISI. Kim proceed your comes question with question. Stephen with Evercore Please from

Trey Morrish

on been a but put they the this starts out also Hey Trey in that guys housing for forward deterioration this about commentary national numbers both actually is by There going clear has evident over metering Steve. fairly regularly builder quarter. last starts

this over aspect commercial to you given your weakening and backlog multi-family, anticipated few elongating from times about XXXX and a So, into but cycle in respect of single-family, also as what you're quarters demand would next seeing well? how with both talk

Michael Miller

Trey this is Michael.

residential when multi-family side of disconnect there's you're from I at what's between completions looking a think a it's given right perspective and the somewhat interesting single-family So, happened now.

single-family backlog have we up Despite down when Census look multi-family of that what will As year-to-date been Bureau what's we though at if look about you completions under X% at under been XX%. have know sort construction. reports about completions whereas the macro you the

you that's past it's And the XX numbers every really but for months. increased month look at So single the they've started completed been hasn't if months, been past those something over yet. XX

that means starts. in the forward. recent the obviously, demand what in confidence a gives lot is cycle or services of us a as for grow certainly the go the continued And So, times, decline is despite backlog growth increase also about it to but continued that represents extension continuing our within we

information Bureau another adds two units construction that. from months' considering completions the started in - At units. not XXX,XXX permitted Census worth that's about then is of And that the construction the in or months under what's not so authorized completions. Something started rate XX or current but single-family so been to that worth June about probably under is that the in thinking about was

we XX have backlog you not of rate the all addition practical is happen So, at assuming to months current no to the know there's of backlog which completions. current

So, feel what's about there. we very good

to of I builders public is of their weak think past another certain that this quarter were the thing backlog certainly orders XX%. still at dollar up value is consider while the

sort and last or dollar the units that that the And to really value quarterly - when currently multi-family, critical Bureau, of is single-family not driven Census which perspective, I all think spoke the we're in price within is than again that looking you're as that the backlog. from in at business. to unit information number the call mix we that particularly getting the So relevant the from all more dollar-value the driven, relative is our mentioned of we things pretty backlog of as of

we We confident. have to feel believe, So we reason about every feel it. confident

business. On commercial we're the very bids. business, good commercial good continue very commercial to feel still the and light The side, acceptance we heavy of about seeing bidding

that business flat, quarter the that for long-term, basically business a was same-branch that good believe we During, but basis, term to medium us. continue on is very a

Trey Morrish

quite that Got answer. Thanks about would much and for continue think it. full march such environment, an then to under higher. And talked very supply you'd you pricing constraints that

been far any as price announcements we manufacturer tell. new However, as increase can there hasn't

So thinking about to what from, continued manufacturers out half you both towards you but backlog, also talked back your pushing the in customers how given are about are pushing you pricing you? long again that

Jeff Edwards

inflationary hasn't as a seriously things think just that bit pressure with cetera straightened getting up exactly, Jeff. in there you'll sent I an and we things of insulation last install, XX picked a doubt price is, inflationary and the still to et out directions -- why manufacturer yes, price other the to even transportation environment. therefore, as from comment some besides This increases. see on new us I a myriad on a it's days notice,but I would us and builders both suppliers continue increase still and I can't say on long really be continues

again really at - anticipate don't not glut, I I to there's end enough capacity, a to there's up where kind of where, call these oversupply. So it industry and to volumes wouldn't

and it of, terms environment continuing to And a be so raise constructive prices. in be I to tight be see to able continuing

Michael Miller

we a or of about an is to industry. forward we talked an this past low that's echo and think so. from this we economic where and the a frankly, something recently, And more most to call looking would it perspective company in we're an quite get sentiment, think environment, all that non-inflationary XX quarter need than stability we that the single-digit environment have had flat to. kind had people environment, inflationary or I overall From have last as over perspective, months we But

Stephen Kim

thing. portion guys, maybe in itself -- Steve a Hey from also expect to just talk wanted how quarters the two in of But little we Kim manifested cost how structure. inflation experiencing, about to next your can bit one it's terms I that's Can end and of, that terms that jump wage in you one on on you're the affecting then what quarter? your over what of in

Michael Miller

Michael. is this Stephen,

as labor So which of piece pay. paid the know of bulk the vast our are costs installers, are majority the you job is cost or rate

that paid, component inefficiencies I to And about say, in been understandable, see we're we but side, a pressure of little bit of nothing cost. labor that our was they're appropriately. very absent on we're the the of manage where haven't to it's that on is able is we So rates, which Jeff seeing that some efficiency that call, continue earlier G&A would the good within talking based in experiencing productivity.

us. during So headwind, a it was quarter the not definitely for

Stephen Kim

Right.

Jeff Edwards

-- in of And terms seen have things, new that most really side we for inflation, on kind hires. in the starting of direct what wages of wage of been labor which has

Stephen Kim

Yes.

Okay, much great. Thanks very guys.

Operator

next question. comes Our Susan from proceed with Sachs. Maklari, your Please question Goldman

Susan Maklari

on Thank quarter guys. you. congrats great Good morning, a everyone and

Jeff Edwards

Thank you.

Susan Maklari

coming you you're least any that at talk that. to, cycle perhaps getting My times extent. help expecting that of backlog? Can hearing through how we've supply that out chains, and first and improvement better flattening times little is seeing there one those things been a you have seeing some of could bit there question are through sounds builders, to work that stabilized build is, at It like least you're are how this some the

Michael Miller

describe Right, not -- think not to the materially but itself that it's is say constructive extremely worse. not so. would is in this it's getting better I worse, getting best I getting getting It But way that at point. it, that definitely is it's

Susan Maklari

Yes.

My talk see is quarters improvements several how impressive and to we be ability seeing should you've leverage the to last XXXX? even SG&A we especially of Okay. the next or question, Can back there, so. thinking the about of go two in to that half -- this year been levels really continue as through maybe into you

Michael Miller

particularly to leverage. continue volume Sure. would of think I mix expect get mean price have do through side side. to we believe Quite the administrative to gross we to get to not to there's clearly costs and And as particularly growth we on some administrative margin do on that opportunity the We on which the we we there help administrative we as EBITDA opportunity, and solid will but the considerably, volume margin, the is on there more we getting growth, extent as nearly that and - administrative think side. level continue honestly, much on continues leverage do, continue price/mix be some though leverage. selling

Susan Maklari

luck. And Thank Okay. you. good

Michael Miller

you. Thank

Operator

with Capital next from Our question. Mike Dahl with RBC Please comes question Markets. proceed your

Ryan Frank

this for taking from my Frank guys, Dahl. Thanks Ryan Hey question. Mike on is

Michael Miller

Sure.

Ryan Frank

me the continue extent one expecting to quarter. for So in to is future? price near this a the Are favorable cost first you larger that

Michael Miller

half price based the environment increases But yes. we in or back the worked we future, inflationary difficult, the on that near the back selling Well, the more of year, last comps half go will experienced through of into the given year. that become as

July, So expect see the half price/mix while we certainly go the we as those moderation through to trends back through in of forward continued would year.

Ryan Frank

price/cost from negatively then? But inflect to Moderation. a expect would standpoint again you

Michael Miller

No.

Ryan Frank

the And you then people changes in sell kind M&A it's the That's it. whether very recently? second Got looking environment, even the seen the side, current any the more given or time have of to M&A Okay. slowdown flip pausing people one No? the side on helpful. aggressively to

Jeff Edwards

we of deals being I This or ticked say, mean have afield, from would in what box the would place necessarily looking the I ability right deals terms and down at kind we're is the parameters have our bit hasn't get of changed inquiries in Jeff, which the as at on not are done coming say a we to whether in up and to that an would interest I inbound doing. little of further a typically kind fairway all.

So category more than there your broader guess I yes, knocking is a sellers question door. answer in were on a our to there's a before shorter few

Ryan Frank

Just that to be typical meaning insulation? the or Would they're kind that. of on like follow just outside more distribution in quickly of space

Michael Miller

More the latter.

Ryan Frank

Okay. Got it.

areas. different So product

Michael Miller

our But I weighted would that insulation pipeline is very deals. towards say heavily near-term

Jeff Edwards

Yes.

it's seeing that and some - try too. I end was And enough a of markets end of wasn't that their COVID it different smart that we're convince advantage market sellers I take what suppose. mean are to in to us run-up sales

Michael Miller

Especially on the retro repair and remodel side.

Jeff Edwards

Yeah.

Michael Miller

Yeah.

So.

Ryan Frank

sense. Got it. Makes Thank you very much guys.

Michael Miller

Sure.

Operator

with Rehaut next with your JPMorgan. is Michael question. proceed from question Our Please

Doug Wardlaw

reiterated for could right obviously, insight was conditions you changed on the changed. wondering give And your of Wardlaw some kind guys. I and now further how has pipeline good has Hi, on if Mike. morning acquisition guys goals. as market Doug it you

seeing wondering bit now. right give So what I'm you on a you're insight if just little more could

Jeff Edwards

Michael As this is Jeff. -

the concentrated say wouldn't deals mentioned, highly Michael of but now installation good they're concentrated right I number inside about feel also pretty install we both business. As of fairly but well the

to in but - some of there's products We we us trying number argue it could doing kind years So ago little guess manner way. plenty heavy a couple maybe very, ago heavily opportunities the were more small started that unless there. a strategic out for of into in that's that deals other years very of avoid a - I somebody was really

our our at least good – by a also standards that too. also it's of So, pipeline larger has larger-than-average number deals

good we it. So feel about

Michael Miller

Jeff's there's And from earlier about definitely comment I the I non-traditional for in sellers to us. an acquisitions, increase would inbound activity say that mean

sort a significant nurturing with of you're been if think now. and I you we've haven't we them this had relationship market companies So, that what overtime, will in that right that's seeing

very inbound deals mean we're mentioned and eyes, jaded with Jeff of those pipeline lot sort now lot speak the those has But the a a as atypical of calls looking the insulation them. that fact right for So like I really to us. of so at in

Jeff Edwards

forever as as acquirer ever ethical be. I tried of a more come as we or honest good as out either; would think mean I the companies we and right to result bought us and direct two, pipeline owners I is to And other than say one, now have full be that reputation; that referrals other have as probably from can we our previously. and deals of possibly

Doug Wardlaw

heavy Great. business Thank hit if on you. on and commercial you your And aspect of then earlier. to I I the touch apologize this wanted

Just a little trended kind like and out? bit the guys could if on of quarter color that then there you was how it the what growth organic throughout break more

Michael Miller

Yeah.

it was flat the quarter. during basically So,

as running a market expect flat go not you the year basis. I single-family multi-family. are But and the on as in talked - so towards there, previous say multi-family mean continue year-to-date it's basically And of close. it's same-branch the this XX:XX basically on quarters, it's under-construction XX% at just averages, be on historical somewhat mean then single-family into as XX% but we've the latter going the I comparable but half which I solid kind basis the certainly - we right 'XX. if part of multi-family. higher and mean half we in when very at than that to it's numbers do as what's - I XX:XX is in starts well particularly as same-branch on look mean to line. which like when So, multi-family or basis. you business And almost look is also, I to mean improve I backlogs now,

relative is this place. job, multi-family kind means at and gotten multi-family is that's the you're material small that one have lot And cycle I'm coming more not multi-family constraints and labor lot a to think whole thing and times amount extended. to about you're labor with obviously concentrating – job you that environment of seeing difficult necessarily commercial where there. is a material significant and of that a single-family, in And us the still that a as it commercial job I installers to two that get So a do because a or heavy industry, of you're that out done. same incredibly And the in material of three much or seeing talking but than have there in

spectacular. it's - is decline single-family the growth multi-family be think in in And easier saw the on backlog nimble whereas year-to-date, you I significant so that's and growth just side. a it's you why So, to saw not completions completions single-family we're strong. I mean continuing sales multi-family some perspective, mean think on multi-family great, been growth honestly people our to incredible has I same-branch growth see growth. while multi-family that may sales the same-branch And is From our

So in first and the quarter in quarter XX% the XX%. was it was second it

XX% the completions. that's in almost again that and a against of multi-family backdrop – So decline decline XX% an

Doug Wardlaw

color the you Great. Thank for guys.

Michael Miller

Sure.

Operator

Our Trey Instructions] Inc. question Grooms [Operator your from next comes with with Please question. proceed Stephens

Unidentified Analyst

Good morning guys. [ph] on This Congrats for Grooms. on Trey the Sid Ramesh is quarter. actually

Michael Miller

Thank you.

Unidentified Analyst

planning to on and downturn? for inventory potential So how give my in some you're you a guys manage inventory question, us color could first

Jeff Edwards

degree and inventory I mean And even is this so highest very, than believe, I shot on right probably, inventory hand. long the the up quickly. typically, we in a us less Michael XX that still days what or by turns this preponderance or and on other of despite too percent gang but a And insulation products of very sales. of to being our we Jeff do pretty is I have XX-ish Michael

in in very of even And wasn't it's quickly. even inventory managing really so, down then. during the present never recession, difficulty it moves really -- great And kind the that

something want I a can't in getting what about time a manner with we timely exact We're that's SKU in and worried yet, an of not the that even inventory. in that having more environment. I'm imagine where worried deal about need et this still So, overabundance we versus more not to cetera

Michael Miller

Yeah.

Jeff Edwards

heard from in what different recently all about Very the we and environment. read have retail

Michael Miller

to it's it inventory. really little us to than have to inventories we bringing quickly flow based have to but we assurance there, buying out that by us in And cash very be And purchasing expect we're backlog relative easy that, it's - through material, now as generate the that's we volume is obsolescence of if much for inventory are to no of even for do And historically, which just as not our inventory. that the upon we but our doubt we no we would supply carrying discussion easy existing There's and see down. if we not would stop declines, -- inventory. work can more

So.

Unidentified Analyst

Okay. think we between buybacks? and Got capital it. allocation how should M&A And then for my final question, about

Michael Miller

is doubt M&A. I share variable dividend, the dividend. then the a the second then quarterly priority repurchases annual So, the would one number without and say, is priority

Unidentified Analyst

you That Okay. luck best and Thank of was guys. helpful.

Jeff Edwards

you. Thank

Operator

proceed with Our BTIG. Ryan next your question. Gilbert Please question comes from with

Ryan Gilbert

Hi guys. morning Good thanks.

Jeff Edwards

morning. Good

Ryan Gilbert

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Michael Miller

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Ryan Gilbert

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Michael Miller

Correct.

Ryan Gilbert

Okay.

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Michael Miller

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Ryan Gilbert

Thanks. Okay.

Operator

like of Ladies would to now and the session call over turn back gentlemen, question-and-answer we Jeff end to and have reached Edwards the I the for closing remarks.

Jeff Edwards

I to you again. quarterly your forward for Thank And our look call. Thanks next questions.

Operator

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