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Boxlight (BOXL)

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Michael Pope CEO & Chairman
Mark Starkey President
Patrick Foley CFO
Brian Kinstlinger Alliance Global Partners
Jack Aarde Maxim Group
Martin Roth Ferret Capital Management
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Operator

Thank you, and welcome to the Boxlight Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. By now, everyone should have access to the press release issued this afternoon. This call is being webcast and is available for replay. The remarks today will include statements that are considered forward-looking within the meaning of the Securities Laws, including forward-looking statements about future results of operations, business strategies and plans, customer relationships, market trends and potential growth opportunities.

In addition, management may make additional forward-looking statements in response to your questions.

results on are knowledge and subject may the based of expectations uncertainties are from cause and materially today to actual statements management's statements. and current as that the Forward-looking forward-looking differ to certain risks such Form A XX-K, are contained recent and SEC. other reports and in detailed risks uncertainties company's the discussion most the of XX-Q, Form filed with to no company obligation update any statements. undertakes The forward-looking results, in provide will management to measures combination refer to with used the GAAP and On operations. this call, understand additional that non-GAAP tools analytical when company's compatible The financial release, reconciliation company on of has to provided be website will in the the press most earnings company's direct Relations section investors.boxlight.com. the GAAP the Investor posted measures at which to Michael Executive Boxlight's Chairman that, with And and Pope. over Officer, I'll hand call Chief the

Michael Pope

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Mark Starkey

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Patrick Foley

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Operator

is line Please Partners. Brian, Brian from And [Operator is your Global question go the Alliance ahead. instructions] coming from live. first Kinstlinger

Brian Kinstlinger

front exclude row includes if the, if Sorry. from the an that two one, it does the months front great row? or quarter. Wanted easy to you ask expect fourth quarter

Michael Pope

that include now, where months can provided we two I of Yeah. guidance beat baseline again, but that's think additional yeah, the so row. row the way it would front would that, the we at The we Yeah, look front revenue. think, a include we

Brian Kinstlinger

it row if now the slowdown down it, growth. I'm, it US the And there's that right the quarter. quarter. way is the just, I'm curious shortage. Maybe of and is growth Because total about that with versus the full the you third could front you it I'm the break guess the suggests I fourth rest a into add in if world So thinking

So growth if maybe slowdown where of seeing can temporary through component breakdown the we maybe shortages. on based go and we're or timing

Michael Pope

Sure.

So Brian it's kind of can I one. take pass. that

terms kind and rest a Sahara on for kind of total kind our of our world basis, in of the revenues So boxlike and us of of combined solutions.

of a rest kind a it was in us the revenue gives and based million, I So you Obviously a total And it $XX.X basis. year's at last Sahara the the was obviously on if combined the what kind and the XXX% growth So end I QR. in the for last on $X.X see of quarter as year sorry, in obviously of would in compare million QX that what, PROFOR it you're X.X say QX only US, haven't Sahara. we But to and the $XX if only obviously at did basis, the us Brian million the combined which basis. consolidated Sorry, $XX.X revenues. do had looked year? It from in right US in of a Sahara, of QX again, was a million quarter you of million world. done last

Brian Kinstlinger

so, And fourth a in no. slowdown? if quarter, is So the there

Michael Pope

No, So actually, it's think important. slowdown. Brian. I there's no actually seasonality It's

XX% of actually school the probably represents obviously key if and being of year appear those look So the the things, kind busy QX, QX revenues that at which quarters of schools the operates of on the districts combined about balance. total in you QX, and QX basis from globally on usually then kind period a the

the from terms that's, of really that where totals. So in comes

all did our year, can for million. see slowdown seasonality we comparison, we you not as of we $XX kind guidance, usual are calling QX a that year, look because markets of time if of Brian, see you that from would it's in at by So XX just last

slide Yes. comparative a had $XX that quarter your quarter. And that's quarter. Sahara had million that So the in both group plus of full box

true a that's comparable. So

year quarter for is fourth to we're fourth million. of acquisition. million So again in, this the $X.XX that XX I assume we're, minimum grade year. expecting this of the from Yeah in XX in a to go quarter million from last

Brian Kinstlinger

the you acquisition similar seasonality if gonna selling acquisition there that it take cause acquisition, at kind seasonality, in market, definitely there you can't be, some, as and straight so well. know, have look So, comes but, of the at Right? there's you same be line revenue a will will Well, be from you percentage.

Patrick Foley

margin a XQ Okay. second on one margin, the similar, Doesn't margin. little guidance the also time. look quarter is And EBITDA lower. then revenues put more are bit somewhat when The maybe like the just

of inventory sales additional obviously, manufacturing margin, carry are terms QX, have will through in talk, on the increases QX. seeing seen terms in obviously we're the of QX, stock We've fourth cause and which in to maybe some will of in quarter we quarter in costs, carry third for what which in pricing manufactured our So we ordered top pressures seeing on the

in will pressure to there is the So of alleviate customers that be on and possible on pass our that mitigate pressures prices where QX additional module. actually increasing some to on that that through

Brian Kinstlinger

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Michael Pope

Yeah.

question, Brian. great So,

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Operator

your coming is Go Aarde Jack, Please. from ahead. Your Maxim live. next question line Group. Jack from is

Jack Aarde

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Michael Pope

Yes.

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in And tranche third, of was the about all billion know, $XXX so the the, money billion. $XXX that in short, third of and, keep and mind you of roughly

work trying to process, in guides funds. still We've funds. how to and it. and identify access access that on of districts spend a school is it the those largest from we've white the administrators as around them done of how So, with help lot part available and to that to And papers marketing we're created on,

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of funds. or for another pursuing actively XXX that And of will nearly qualify something those we're our so way that's in one and definitely most solutions billion

strategy And of so major is that a ours.

Jack Aarde

what Okay, you, general combat around, comments been response helpful. bit have from know, began the what I this, great. that obviously then from supply every That's issues you a by markets to chain in been when talk just If your you detail industry products impacted from, raising mention in, little has prices. there like you just end in the any global Can up is more you did being on your you virtually prices company of raising follow what customers? you just

Michael Pope

feel Yeah. I and can in. jump free then, say a and mark, couple then and, things to

as that's solution of mark, because price solution, of and ship. largest flat interactive So, panels. three several at we've increases price the or by those in are course you internationally we've Europe, we the increases have US, four expensive price then look in And our on price each throughout our both increases to been so solutions had as quite in increases believe the to know, US, wrong three had Europe, well or two if I'm we've I had

are a and happen and there on increases into costs go And those that flat of been increased interactive cost and, board hard but a of lot slimmer they've much so the some the given on shipping across talk lot hit displays solutions, our pretty also our and not at and, are pat offsetting the on margins there's really also, and Shipping's have that components And panels higher prices you've other the we just with, story. as profit another of that. panels the most with, the margin of shipping. cost gross in increases heard and we've track on pretty us well on, to, of increase we've about, We've of done up there his well points about talk on done of goods. to

four data, And gross another so future. to so points your to as or that in starts our safe the normalize margin profit

Mark Starkey

understand, of on generally we've Michael, What pushback. top little customers add would is I right? had that, So

we're the you is thing the contracts. know, customers term we sun where have other The we've do per hold price to agreed There's contract. where fixed had a been as

have prices, customers of increases with But and, our you think generally most been those mixed So those on. I it's know, us worked passed and price bag. it is, a have

Jack Aarde

software to maybe imagine sales. Okay. would would, an future in just the then maybe I of gross can appreciate know, that. margin be, mix tied And increasing somewhat upside you

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Michael Pope

then also Yeah, a as strategy, to both is thoughts that's total question. Thanks. first our software a differentiate center. off couple solution and a good part major of our profit

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Jack Aarde

chain just back then And the XX% million one on people's great. given adjusted maybe always related also, as pandemic of from all EBITDA are of then the, this kind supply Okay, just minds. under certainty world revenue disruptions and or more the guidance of the environment, $XXX adjusted XXXX as above XX% of with terms margins, the well in me the the in EBITDA

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Patrick Foley

we ever we've that's guidance that those account a into achieving sourcing we There's higher and have we're a in seen. those confident, is numbers. We're beat to but provided. the numbers mind, now seeing we very salute that's take around demand in row we've five very five, those quarters the feel say into baked we've I'd about the where there. the good that. struggles no providing numbers, Keep question testament about demand And potential

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Jack Aarde

guys, time I Well, hear. in queue. to Great Thanks. appreciate I'll the at hop back

Operator

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Martin Roth

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Michael Pope

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Martin Roth

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Michael Pope

Okay.

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Martin Roth

products? What come percentage of self-manufacture your sales from

Michael Pope

Yeah, XX% plus or own our our XX% plus solutions. branded from of come sales

Martin Roth

as the an go say far can margin achievable next gross is you your as in the question let's products high So five proprietary years. how on

Michael Pope

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Martin Roth

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Michael Pope

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kind XXXX, So, that also seeing you naturally start know, should we improve. of within XX, XX,

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Martin Roth

improvement that say? gap fair the in see assuming more in remain we margin. an show to So have that the that quarter the will fourth quarter, Is third increases you one gross

Michael Pope

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Martin Roth

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Michael Pope

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Martin Roth

get that. Okay. is from you. Thank past your are I of ones the of got integration still duplication? integration benefits the elimination of and and to the acquisitions other One the that pending there regarding question year

Michael Pope

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Operator

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Michael Pope

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Michael Pope

full again on QX conference and your in you. third Thank for you, everyone forward results. for We support joining Thank our and speaking to to you XXXX year report when we our quarter call. XXXX March today look us

Operator

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