Welbilt (WBT)

Richard Sheffer VP, IR and Risk Management and Treasurer
Bill Johnson President and CEO
Marty Agard CFO
Josef Matosevic COO
David MacGregor Longbow Research
Jeff Hammond KeyBanc
Mig Dobre R.W. Baird
Larry de Maria William Blair
Jamie Clement Buckingham
Walter Liptak Seaport Global
George Godfrey C.L. King
David MacGregor Longbow Research
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Good morning. My name is Adam, and I'll be your conference operator today. At this time, I'd like to welcome everyone to the Welbilt, Inc. 2019 First Quarter Earnings Call and Webcast. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise and after the speakers' remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. you. Thank Instructions] [Operator may conference. you begin Sheffer, your Richard

Richard Sheffer

Good Earnings Call welcome to First Quarter Welbilt's XXXX and morning, and Webcast.

Agard, Officer; Joining me Operating and Marty President Bill Officer. Johnson, Chief on the call Chief today Executive our Josef Matosevic, and is our our Chief Financial Officer;

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to the Now I'd like Bill. to turn call over

Bill Johnson

Thanks, Rich, morning. and good

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on Simplification As the This of previously was discussed, embarked a when improving the plan. basis of and company. points initiative step we generated Right-Sizing approximately the Welbilt performance spin, XXX operating improvement exited the first in margin

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Josef Matosevic

our X and segment. Thank good results the EMEA. top I on you, Bill, everyone. within morning, on Slide few with Starting line comments a make will

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X. to Moving Slide

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Slide on X. Americas at Looking

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Marty Agard

and everyone. Thanks, morning, Josef, good

let with some adjusted comments the First, analysts. Slide our margin X. operating covered comments, drivers start on investors it's join and shown Josef and top line me Welbilt EBITDA with team, the great I to working to so look them forward and on the

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embedded periodic year. and The Crem Crem. the the and of this were and nature is a mentioned now longer for comment year callout XX-basis-point from comparisons prior we last will as headwind, through items our above or the FX the lapped seasonal accounted in acquisition, in item on no headwind XX deleveraging have going Some and proceed the be to forward should we will be abate item. XX-basis-point of so the

cash use lumpy the outflows occur. and payable. and million of and seasonal cash the were flow as Free in Moving the the of we program to timing-related quarter was reductions have Slide quarter cash the cash. use the smallest $XX.X normally in Seasonally, few accounts effect Exacerbating a transformation a investment we it's first sales profit year, that X. in

be the for of the cash positive free expect flow remainder to We year.

on revolver. million. are facility a Our XXXX. due funded securitization facility balance our $XX.X And we to This to end cash our build our sheet borrowings. off-balance-sheet the termination with the increased balance in pay capital securitization a at into moved quarter. balance had creating the facility million is to of related intending off replacement termination, Effectively, were receipts overall primarily program increase a debt the by balance, our not to securitization of time, has the this that At off-balance-sheet in revolver enter debt That retained $XXX.X of receivable to program. working during accounts via by the the

in comments quarters and with guidance continued had Convotherm growth expect first to regions continued APAC. stronger sales run large to and course, Finally, X% earnings in we their from like EMEA, expecting helped that from our our ovens and some make the of and organically Frymaster in the and growth comps Convotherm XXXX. on rollouts sales general from the level aren't chain XXXX In of contribution expecting expect we I'd as expecting X, XXXX. benefit In balance we X all general that in drive by X half market release. large we're the grow the expect to higher over from chain on growth modest growth Americas, ovens. XXXX. with we we We're the X% last rollouts higher tough large that In momentum The Merrychef market we've today's penetration Merrychef in Beginning also the by reiterated mostly chains our EMEA with APAC, have few to a market sales, in Slide with fryers.

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is with adjusted margin XX.X% the Our first XX.X% quarter. low even and be operating EBITDA between expected to

volume We the by expect grow the points be March mix XXX to start increase our balance price and XXXX in begins slow over year. and XXX to to KitchenCare pricing off begins results shakes and materialize as positive its of net our to in basis

costs have the material QX and impact and of year, lag lower balance to in given tariffs the from the fourth expect sold to through we production the We have quarter. tariffs the of considerably higher a cost anniversary the year-over-year begin fully now

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headwind the the is of category Finally, a expected XX-basis-point full and year a balance. Crem impact range FX with a FX basis having Crem points be to XX in of and being to neutral

rate. guidance $X.XX EPS remains million XX% It range million million shares outstanding to per tax a XX% expense and This $XX XXX.X in assumes diluted assumes to adjusted interest diluted between XXXX. and be will fully share. effective $XX $X.XX Our also range

savings Also, year marginally to it an higher notes notes the we leaves results, refinancing concludes to relative while our Our time. us from forecast market is any calling of interest rates, high-yield and have That leaves these at refinance better high on call conditions a this own interest point, does ago. only ratings include for improved, On and before expense which this us potential window based these not levels million our current are than premium notes. potentially look my even consider to positive comments. leverage $XXX

we will for questions. open call operator, up So now the


your Research. of And Instructions] [Operator Longbow first David comes MacGregor from question

David MacGregor

couple questions. a of Just

First of the all, on Americas.

I the to challenging think pretty regard business, with well compare chain the understood. was

guys had pretty there? for think see And a I've you we You should the about how full effectively, drag growth year? chains communicated but or follow-up. growth that do how or XQ drag

Bill Johnson


There -- QX. help, and to is for So -- little be we in certainly the we're those a some are know in challenge rollouts bit first that we -- half, of the a saw that was chain happening earlier, and business, in QX in will but we there's QX. going us as we going said

For the helped QSR general rollouts kick see market help we well. that first overcome of -- in in the overcome first the continue year, the our us then to really as really 'XX strategy half half are us those it. the pricing will we it in will positive and large had and segment, But quick about

David MacGregor

just Okay. the question And mix. on second then

that out elaborate great. seeing on stands as would down, customers calls could which mix you've you're called there? wondered positive. I You observations be contrast I somewhat just about And with what a you guess mixing if on in past made

Bill Johnson


we've So on good look on on a of I at had quarter is on say where the hot-side. hot-side. then side we look a at when the and the the would this good, the both better, seen we mix, strong best. portfolio We that portfolio really more mix

more the is it's mix about better, kind best of good, so it than portfolio And the position. about

David MacGregor

down you're got another price to pricing into in mix And that that does still issue? response the Is increase what an launching the now? market given you've mean just

Bill Johnson

say No, wouldn't positive I pricing -- think very now. right a it's I environment

expecting market are increases. people out -- price has with it's it. think everybody I The come seen

So that I think think I a don't to surprise it's it's -- anybody.


from comes KeyBanc. question of Jeff next Hammond Your

Jeff Hammond

moving margin and how just want EBITDA through thinking just to like pieces go it So everything because the differently. rebucketed you you're guide about looks the

and as know And last into plus a kind that time just you before. And SG&A price of you about think moving what's out. a you a can cost -- positive. So was Simplification Right-Sizing talk neutral, it think just than now I'm changed? headwind had I and if I a big pricing said wondering falls bucket. where then you're And was don't higher I is different

Marty Agard

Yes. I'll This little Marty. a bit. help is

those and to is those. sorted a often pricing put out against we've cost a what we've and done it and kind the mix, driving not of So net is which price feel and together up mix in price did

So a that's clean pretty number.

the there. more things, And quarter as you'll mix, lift cost some gets March into, Right-Sizing area more extent pretty the kicks increase in some increase. opportunity some program see in. that price forth. be sort again, about And the we pricing about we some new or that forward. so see you'll show to and and the extent going the the gains and there, about tariffs color sourcing transformation half it's material and for see should some and then comments were anyway, that Simplification we'll clean, get commodity-oriented the half in into the on mid-last And those You And cost that mix and from strategies price into it's savings of moving year's then is year-over-year that to this keep inflation, some effects. going to from side, get in And provide second my we'll around from to that quarter --

So variable basis the pick can SG&A, kind -- quarter. also and have of may as a effect of overhead opportunity our Manufacturing will cleaner of that will of a in sales absorption, to will percent in a to run still be or the SG&A terms sales labor a be things move cost amount. overhead-wise, around a SG&A given see on a some there. materials. that there's then view well of clean we you'll there's up inefficiently related work pace footprint that extent fair nature more bit And leverage a like

what that's So you'll see there.

there streamlining So The and that that out that's of only collected, is would leaving opportunities think, whether leaving kind SG&A and or because implicated costs, other might some and any in of be maybe the breakdown. might also real simplification the I breaking separately pricing have that the manufacturing manufacturing that of come change, we in which that. there affect, that's stuff some around then that material. kind will program be by it This be area revenue from will

Jeff Hammond

being Okay. new a NexGen. you maybe contribution brand think 'XX? the think Great. to progressing? that then you just I do incremental about in was NexGen And NexGen then rate? is And Delfield how talk be or And contribution just that's how NexGen to incremental weak. one within you that? kind of going -- or What Can speak full the showed the run I is from know

Bill Johnson

sure. Yes,

half So on had rollout of numbers last a year, impact Delfield had 'XX. the the the that was significant in of brands -- Delfield the one first

great say volume were they moving So that. to to And of NexGen major is us. component a I a doing job will

see But through up. expected, of exactly we'll doing continuing We that they said what year. And continue rest and have to are do. they the seen they as to expected, up that that as the volume come. ramp It's would ramp

Jeff Hammond

NexGen the contribution would what way Is to year? about be there a think this

Bill Johnson

look rollouts really from enough the it first out We it, gap those of the year. helps we had that half, but close don't at that the give we last it's magnitude when really us

Jeff Hammond

Okay. there a KitchenCare of that some comfortable that just KitchenCare just is drag? Great. kind And been confidence it longer thought of a kind up I and you're think how And was we get Can Thanks. an then has no we expressing source finally, you better. comp, easier of weakness. button gets

Bill Johnson


that So of of Americas KitchenCare the was bit quarter in dealer do distributor APAC. Where level. with service up first in a EMEA field was to saw the kind little and at drag the in both consolidation and some we distributor -- had

consolidate -- of from generics job excellent And We're field. And bit so OEM real of channel. hard partners with I'll the parts. a doing driver working converting they here our say that forward. little are an going We distribution there's when a overhang to as in that see this partners but our growth

We have back. this come seen start to

that throughout year, should think the of we we So rest it the improve. see

Jeff Hammond

guys. Thanks Okay.

Bill Johnson



And your R.W. next question Dobre comes from Baird. of Mig

open. Your is now line

Mig Dobre

change that? Yes, you. specific I'm also thank like the drag free if of the this we full little to would everyone. start on a cash Can happened that securitization year? about a to more what flow us with Good help for to What was unusual? understand little start Maybe better looking the bit free quarter? cash flow there. was you're I thinking accounts you understand with how color can. morning, accounts to maybe in as payable the receivable We'll impact just

Marty Agard

here. Marty Yes. It's

apply needed we the So That's program. as roughly were the $XXX the securitization first million. thing those collecting receivables, against to on securitization, we

prepared through balance our program, as said having remarks. built that in So up going by regular it to receivables of had sheet the we on flow our not I

debt big the the just getting then impact. of we did and that, hard of we get that footnotes inventory and carried read, cash it cash not and through the the I besides does some should aggressive down so little to stuff paid forth. build think such onto a had the we the sheet, balance into year, back you a but were such in statement's big those GAAP-based a taking more terms some discounts, and really not So bringing flow pollute payables impact, and in We advantage quarter

and more money earnings-based, of some some little did higher probably one the, spend I had was based cash-earnings SG&A thing the then And timing-oriented the bit program transformation in impacts. that the So what and call, on nature. we a

quarters, the going EBITDA see and have for about think next and we considerably those stronger see free we stronger As drags cash AAP on won't forward. or flow we X inventory, sure, working will we capital

Mig Dobre

but bit When flow your you're free about income or a sheet, guidance of Okay. think wondering, I you're the I flow cash flow net as obviously, should cash matters. I'm guess how part, year, free versus thinking balance that the percentage and cash on net we at for quite either of income? free and looking cash so there's flow understand a free sales leverage your

Marty Agard

think us. Yes, you're number net cash I good flow know if Yes, free like or... a for of a for a don't measure feels as percent I income looking specific

Mig Dobre

you number. that? specific I looking am Can for a share

Marty Agard

I individual be Yes, metric say, would we'll cash net income not shooting flow but of think the onetime free a kind quarters, to I feels specific to like for, yes.

Mig Dobre

Okay. at you correctly. this looking be you're make think would, And and costs breakdown points. we're your for bridge, detail. to QX, so just that When so basis expecting you But I XX- material to to In XXX-basis-point EBITDA I were want drive year. helpful, full the a buckets XXX this tariffs, really sure or is if understand appreciate then I I all margin your

call talking quarters of, we're about nearly subsequent essentially, improvement in here basis it, So points. XXX

you think in Now the recall QX were tariffs. points that of basis I saying XXX related to I XXX

similar terms XX in related of QX we So a points it, XX, how, we're And with of improvement, is basis this, goes comparisons? of the progression QX call how of away? that the also drag sort what's have where coming to starting and kind this remaining, in Do lapping from? then these then

Marty Agard

questions. Yes, good

the I context help. it will the in Let think points, me XXX of help the basis unpack and guidance,

reference I my this. in remarks, prepared to So made

XXX is tariffs, with of which smaller half me it's July. the start Let in started the XXX, the Section

larger I'll So it quarter, pressures inflationary that say, first be Taking quarter in of then of in us large the quarter year. second I if half continue roughly you through anniversary and that, those will our splitting came should a kind will, headwind and as fourth the that time, this some call over at period the will variety while pass-through half, quarter. and anniversaried would to in in close the the third and of vendors of set XXX tariffs itself the

resolved last run little those, kind So cost of a large through. as operationally call, of in headwind. fourth the kind fourth that so had some quarter. traces higher quarter, it but of costs what issues first bit we of flowed the run really higher back quarters a then course, still that I were And the longer will favor those our Those and had piece some of that And second came led issues will have inventory inventory in quarter quarter that the in their in that had and those the our to the we to in step and this forward. to through

back tougher So probably favorable from even XXX-basis-point the the in and in the from will considerably half second headwind this thing in as the go neutral potentially a against to fourth we to than first that quarter quarter compare less XXXX.

So that's full year thing goes year talk we Slide to the XXX in to guidance from quarter that points X. first like on we the about that something on XXX how XX XXX points talk basis basis about, the the this


Mig Dobre

bps and as improvement dynamic the volume XX, year last a And with progresses. helpful. the super question, There's basically mix basically to than a I my ask to better pricing. XX same That's call want a it, net XX about

just something to all mix we're know moving I'm if I about coming is or else price that that talking around in if help. that or... that's obviously, Now wondering pricing there's here through

Marty Agard

because XX%, let a EBITDA do we year settle margin on full Yes, the our thing going there's question north can XX% so adjusted to no level. in from something that guidance me same of that calls that

this this mix I net So that's in points. It in was there, rolling If to order have a X increase going guidance to through. the real section on progression. price in XXX do pricing this and the is XXX basis basis will be volume we quarter. points Slide first And -- March XXX take them

frankly, and more able program, a opportunities. again -- from the So we'll probably, transformation to bit be little find revenue

XX good it The cost feel XX-basis-point costs an just contribution, continuing the same and bit XXX, we called a a something forward. in covered. and going think material we to it's standpoint, that's So was about forward, be XXX I year-over-year to contribution From quarter, a fact, going of a in range from it that manufacturing significant headwind the to down first the we in coming expanding X of to plus did had that so SG&A, to that forward. XX. and and it heavier, On It's of hangover, can headwind. a we be to bit again quarter the and that -- And a stuff. going the yes, fourth little reflect say, first at quarter point quarter's soft better a expect bit was so contributed little seasonal little spending a the sales-wise, the it we

sequentially, have year-over-year little to XXXX. type a the bit pattern significantly, quarter first the SG&A a step same percent XXX-basis-point sales of of of seen in comparing the While through and and second, that's to drag, would a down the fourth, year, the we third be as expect, range, dips you

the a XX that kind going SG&A leverage and of that. as And is that lastly, big sort headwind. from to that Crem, quarter part in of really margin EBITDA percent then first from suffered XX a XX-basis-point on a FX So first of quarter has

second comparison If by the integration we through the on mostly only And quarters is middle the point first quarter this first first -- point. April Code been X. an closed be really the comparison X quarter, the was you really it's FX, last has really through it still year, facing It in ZIP think move and as of some same in currency Crem, big so inorganic about even it quarter will It’s challenges. the again, of is it year. then because in of now last

Crem FX that from bit currency that really and between a So and that's generally it XX like been combination of phenomena, unknown. of feel why first quarter headwind X always we we goes say also with something is has being the and XX-basis-point headwind a a to

XX.X% on a year. to all together, add you range EBITDA go the XX% when the us get stuff from adjusted guidance something that's in and that So the you margin XX%, to how

Mig Dobre

Really so helpful. Thank you much.


comes from Blair. is next question William open. Your your Larry Maria Larry, from de line

Larry De Maria

good Hi color revenue of really was understand I was is obviously, profits from I helpful. trailed. That what everybody. the but pretty guess, perspective morning good, just the kind thanks, don't yet quarter just fully

knew what your given expectations So material you chain in about you of the KitchenCare. the knew different was terms rollouts, costs, about

So mid-February? in talked to when us from as what obviously you was so adverse what planned was to

Marty Agard

some comments. try I set some It's low the we here, to And clearly, I would probably up guide don't is kind here, we we expectations listen what this and offer you Well. but to picked start. and Marty were tell want but some I'll trying wasn't call. of did that little to more you quarter-by-quarter, slow I of a did to signal but

a has that's and So guidance say not short I the answer did. why we would plans we reiterate relative the the is our way lot changed to

Larry De Maria

as work planned? it So did you out

Bill Johnson

side rollouts. headwinds lift and favorable, Yes. This that is knew what NexGen, knew we quarter planned. there. revenue played coming Bill. the I to things some say we knew Yes, we on We from from I had of mean increase of Mix the had was the we QSR had we would some that. pretty the out close the

we're here I nicks or convinced the that and we mean, sound. it as and little was forward, our as going into quarter we But expected, at creeps thing there's that large, is look, always year that a look So guidance there by the you.

Larry De Maria


I questions. of kind of kind target? of And increases? missed a X prebuy price year-end there this, the Were any ahead debt there but is quick sorry if Secondly,

Josef Matosevic

significant there usually so... but that No. any Surprisingly, would not, Larry, was there we prebuying was way see no

Marty Agard

next -- I'll some expect how will we debt on to the delever. talk about projections target, and And week we show

But if kind the to first the one, sit so And for down you from at the save that do bring thunder of quarter. expect I'll of don't mind. now it we end where

Larry De Maria

me. fair That's last just question And Okay. enough. then from

here started I or in rolled think you North out America at guys to. least have Crem

and? of you forward? we And are so curious kind reaction orders? taking Just about what What's moving think should expectations Crem the

Bill Johnson

introducing starting We're at we of fully in taking at in NRA that we're quarter. automatic the orders line also the -- We'll And second, line. product our plan the called on with second so Unity showed Yes, lines. process the Crem in will NAFEM. in be we

we'll through, registration quarter. and and the up certification second going we're process, ready to take during but So testing we're be the finishing orders

Larry de Maria

through channel, have go on go right, that? will And you right relationships existing that or direct your to

Bill Johnson

will go it No, partners. It through our channel partners channel will our go through completely.


your And Clement Buckingham. question Jamie next comes from of

Jamie Clement

first mentioned start was you could January through through demand notice the if what kind like kind have And peers I publicly? specifically, perhaps of wondering same all I the environment looked you of was your to of soft did take that some of noticing, kind already the quarter? us

Bill Johnson

terms Yes, quarter. mean, I us share little of in maybe have up. It pick to that January had the a slower. gains started competitors didn't in off some that helped of advantages probably We started the some

we're order So ramp be we forecast. continue to our supporting expected and continues excited about see that quarter to exiting that. intake And come the our as and

Jamie Clement

want relative terms price just I is of, to you this the your not increases your levels answer your Now say, price didn't of sales distortion but like it significant notice own of industry no, clear. of with was timing as in yours. of any sounds you But phenomenon? same pre-buying perception obviously, the increase, be terms competitors Did ahead to any your that notice timing to the in

Bill Johnson

value. decoupled pricing and we mean, I No,

have that our market We decouple to And that equation. we people go brands. from that way. costing prefer We

partners, wanted, say, would delivered channel the delivered teams, look, and performed that. the and our growth I marketing along happy The sales as So we teams about we expected. we're with


Walter And Global. next your comes Seaport of Liptak question from

Walter Liptak

at I the And phase to wanted opening comments a but Analyst next you commercial you I the think companies see to and get the I for clarifier industry, be I the on tier wanted or mentioned publically upper about could that you of of to Day, realize your if traded all wondered, the foodservice? of the do you get, stocks. save that kind upper tier thunder want mean in so

Marty Agard

in it, group, publicly traded it's, our the so at Yes, as to tend peer companies. we look

Walter Liptak

that Okay. be off Is in Americas the I then easier rolled more the down, first that about in have half customers something that that full continue that turning first we large are the on organics already the and half to about. would there then timing Or wonder region, positive back be of That's may And comp? organic what in the tough quarter? great. tough understanding where the that But is comp.

Marty Agard

Yes, some to the chunk us it's no, And some half we will quarter. rest have market the hard general hit of it and that the market believe of there's, of And these second hopefully I first predict things mean, rebound we for look, we the general in The a large have works rollouts, the year. nice in KitchenCare strength for materialize. of the the we as and said.

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QSR forward, market say, general the So kind on the remaining took and of going offset lumps pieces of it. first I should would of quarter. the KitchenCare that really headwinds our any we in And

Walter Liptak

a does with international Okay. to but lot large We've large look your customer those slowing, or And Where from other about a quarter. customer projects -- wondered customers? Great. international this funnel pretty macro that. I have could customers internationally funnel. the if heard follow-on the things The I from good look just like about large

Bill Johnson


into we these That knew kind of with second In again, first very we all built in process had nice growth continue the plan. you saw in going we that the the couple the that EMEA, when a things particular. guidance planning the quarter, So lumpy rollouts won't happened into there. quarter, our into chains but and are of that

in So growth. we're for APAC our both sticking EMEA of plans total and terms year by

into bluebird We were built knew in, so a that to was of in and play, going that kind they're things wasn't flew these we happen. that our it didn't So know guidance. it


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George Godfrey

of to more how quarter? again come factors you balance you receivables. sheet? back you into go to or determining want versus what not your to just the securitize or I securitize sell chose Can securitization it much each sell why the explain keeping And on

Marty Agard

cost and that lot operational standard a is accounting statement through savings, of of Well, made but a it it as it auditing had in that made the fact just And funds with marginal the kind of cash the program did, offered change the difficult the the simple flow well. administrative run way headaches the it. to

it and comfortably to upsize did we and the become program, enough. a balance, this revolver marginal on just the handle credit So allow facility to

effective so just program And an feel any longer. like it didn't

George Godfrey


outstanding So been if I sales high at the historically, somewhere it's look days in maybe the XXs. mid-XXs,

by it But forward? be of about like, we the outstanding math, sales should days should going my that This it's quarter, new looks expect level XX%.

Marty Agard

those but done really if calculations I to want rate -- am I myself run anything there's that's yet. yes, to haven't I at know all quite say not a

so me, told I think shorter place was maybe our that securitization terms in to longer like some the doesn't closed you without but U.S., could That another than that be are the internationally, that of quarter to surprising in get than sale there but blended. right. I'd before exactly sound probably I


David And Research. your line come MacGregor last does is question David, open. of from Longbow your

David MacGregor

Yeah thanks.

Americas a follow-ups. slightly, In the up about Just of Americas, was U.S. was couple by but other third. down

revenues the cold-side quarter? extent quarter So benefit there? the And was in carryover fourth EBITDA then from guess, first the to orders what impact? what And of I Americas, from a Thanks. what happened also,

Richard Sheffer

the specific versus is countries. this within U.S. I Americas we anything other don't Rich. David, disclosed think

look to at region. we So one as it tend

don't we're I So and soft. with I U.S. but don't ever Mexico The Canada, that. struggling up great, was think come to we an answer, were said --

I blended a think it's region.

David MacGregor

distinction by you the Americas. Rich, observation where out U.S. And draw think, your between in I geographic break area, from. and sales press comes net the and that's other release, you

Richard Sheffer


do not reflect So eliminations. intercompany those

to hesitate conclusions any I'd from So that. draw

David MacGregor

All right.

what then cold-side quarter I you the first just benefit from had -- fourth quarter. channel to revenues extent to wondering the I'm some on carryover issues what supply mean, back And Okay. in just orders? the

Marty Agard

from from the... really any benefit carryover there wasn't Yes,

Bill Johnson

Now we were able to source our compressors in QX.

that been in related have up really sales lost have to in didn't caught really would QX that. we QX So

David MacGregor

Okay. very much. Thanks


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Bill Johnson

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