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Participants
Lisa Curran VP of IR
Jim Lico President and CEO
Chuck McLaughlin SVP and CFO
Julian Mitchell Barclays
Andrew Obin Bank of America
Steven Winoker UBS
Scott Davis Melius Research
Steven Tusa JPMorgan
Deane Dray RBC Capital Markets
Nigel Coe Wolfe
John Inch Gordon Haskett
Andrew Kaplowitz Citi
Richard Eastman Baird
Jeffrey Sprague Vertical Research
Scott Graham BMO Capital
Tristan Margo Cowen
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Operator

My name is Brandon and I will be your conference facilitator this afternoon. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Fortive Corporation's Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the call over to Ms. Lisa Curran, Vice President of Investor Relations. Ms. your begin may you conference. Curran,

Lisa Curran

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Jim Lico

strong everyone. and the reflecting Lisa, our our good core increasing we afternoon of Fortive underlying earnings and the reported the for the Today, strength momentum teens the third growth adjusted high portfolio, business quarter power of M&A flywheel. system Thanks, of

sheet, our accelerate continue growth our position Given free and strategy. we of cash advantaged organic strong a balance the in achievement driving flow to acquisitions pursuing to an generation healthy are while

announced acquisition we During closed quarter, the also $XXX the XXXX, billion and application we In the now of close closed. in we specialty the businesses well divestiture of billion ahead October of the million X. have automation were to billion third of of transactions have total, which $X.X of the on Through to FPS, $X schedule of acquisition Altra, $X.X able Gordian been Accruent. and already

of based quarter. the our free preferred so done offering our performance as execution as the cash balance to have well flow commitment mandatory on sheet in strong while We our consistent second successful a maintaining convertible stock

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Lisa Curran

concludes Thank formal ready you, Jim. questions. comments. now That we are for our Brandon,

Operator

from line your comes of And question Barclays. Julian Instructions] the first [Operator Mitchell from

Julian Mitchell

start you after QX, if helping in I just X% Maybe around us quickly said to think X% sales by understand just accelerates the could core X%. growth why you doing

what that So three two pieces are or there. the get you moving biggest

Jim Lico

thanks. is Well. It Jim,

half. months second the sort range this just playing hurricane we only we talked know is backlog the the for you from I also be the pushed and quarter, the not foremost backlog, built Tech the think said some slightly first in few we with thought we second it of digit we'd we different really flew mid-single into out of range X% -- as fourth at that half that And cadence, about ago, we with a so at in built backlog and Fluke. Gilbarco,

So we're the at We well into walking of as that into moved backlog some a about talked EMC situation. fourth. good the orders

a the slightly third and quarter it's of movement, got to we we've see it's really no cadence see the just revenue, fourth the macro the So between but really change or sort how the different quarter.

Julian Mitchell

question second XXXX. with base comments for $X base my just coupling that initial of the on XXXX be sort then you would and around earnings And the gave

is right that EBIT So $X.XX way high-single be think just closed base the $X.XX, to to from the from clear, growth you core for about ASP. $X.XX $X digit deals, it, have

$X.XX something get round for up together, all of the And of template? if a so, we sort is good you that or sort next year, to that of

Chuck McLaughlin

it said isn't before, so little that that, corrected, That's but with I closed I bit a on but what one that’s think depends timing we've else with. directly agree obviously thing ASP is Julian, Hey Chuck. this the is the everything of consistent

Operator

Bank from Obin comes question next your from And America. of Andrew

Andrew Obin

by that QX, getting give questions you I maybe within bit in what's a a let okay, color outside to would geography but of Tektronix, on color happened give on appreciated. can key to been what semis, sense more we've of Chinese be just seems So highlighted whatever lot of Tektronix you a greatly happening but fleet be know

Jim Lico

in of in in mid-single one as of semiconductor Western in sort the we Tek, Europe had XD the in discussion particular, good a good. was highlights the Fortive the end quarter we impact of -- that third sun-setted good of as it. so of and pretty but we've for with said was So, we remained of all said, sensing prepared for this remarks, China the that range, digit pretty if little really Europe obvious Really bit side the

slowness you the quarter felt we So that to the really orders in in some due little little the decline that realm. North the the the moved that of -- fourth. will America was quarter of with good combined pretty about if a into decline some Really was -- bit

we’ll an but actually right the seeing, think now So, improve growth and quarter And at continuation reality, the Tektronix. that from -- seeing certainly right headlines what business in know point the we things the from for perspective China now, if good the but the headlines, number from we’ll headline China is fourth all we improve that, in look we're with quarter in what order pretty away fourth you the to we're that the at we're of watching for China become the see looks watched all for Tektronix. order’s this book

Andrew Obin

to just well, have Fluke sort you up doing recently. I highlight seems And of it Digital accelerated to follow

has did up big new in to products, in but some what picture, that business? changed You growth accelerate bring a

Jim Lico

great a It’s question.

a talked great we monitoring. we're really a about condition to modality of that, quarter launched that starting the First gets to we ease the really little took for some hardware sales a of longer, real of life, challenge this think, sensor use, three-year bit core that product, I really see vibe a

solution the -- eMaint’s for as double-digit we So, really killer we hardware a since with the good bought -- been out comes said, grower business.

regard getting in well. scale that as we're So

nice up plus I some just along, come business. So and think really to added the the to hardware not -- so with of XXX well, as the new it tailwinds is we addition for in customers selling starting current the customers it's customers quarter create

Operator

from your comes of UBS Steven question And Winoker next

Steven Winoker

behind dig kind of getting why you around hit comment pushed a on it I When Jim, sequentially FDS backlog behind know another you is companies kind couple just maybe of that quarter pieces of better they give know see that after the macro-related, simple you're us of we the I it's but get in not to not what whys fashion, had actually worry with may some the give you to like saying this. us you confidence of that. other QX. driving push Hey sense a some little that that into what times are all good could would but or

Jim Lico

Clearly, the then GVR you a loaded slightly deal cadence that the quarter with it came saw one the our of things at home with kind like was of back-end to hurricane and lot had when was that. issues of at and at employees a things time

the owners lot up And we some the side small is number they so, -- side cost the thing a about that quarter but thought, order pushed quarter. in of we production of of as we in quarter, we showed showed well, which of in only headwind the lost our those net small a things could. freight, a up fourth into cost network on of a a days, was linear maybe the so the was it downside quarter as really from put maybe number also us it than the less nice protect a not in was revenue premium later customers the But cost to them

into chunk the quarter. the pushes really we the in that of backlog the big saw that -- fourth So

customer due. felt went backlog to a were that just where I story, as went be and -- about other through going was -- think all necessarily we of past large backlog lot good build pretty but places some situations, we has were Chuck its it backlog everyone wasn't The the as really I forecasts, them just due of rather we but orders,

customers So answer. the some some pushing of getting was combination orders out really things delayed,

we're us almost done right revenued. with the of -- already now for have the those month Now quarter most and orders

now feel the that had. we’ve good the those some about are of we you that know improvements fact So,

already revenued. remarks, As like we of these them the some been orders took longer just And government of I said, really we prepared have thought. were some really, mentioned in than

Steven Winoker

And time, about Root like could I'd investment on be to that to footprint Tritium, seems and the bit long think, earlier it this could how little Veeder gears announced, over over footprint of terms of then, the in shift maybe that Gilbarco that for just you that significant just affects you on, like the rather your X move expand me call thinking sort just term. to and that October utilizing a mentioned in a I

Jim Lico

we're to fast to starting EV wanting you gas a an know talk station they're about as network not We're an to about scale really investment in We've to got to sort starting because prudent large it, charging And we with great us a need. as excited solution owners, that really needs slow. of they're the the think we'll gas to allows technology make -- know way world for to it’s that obviously it’s be here owners. station footprint have around you going to be a something

faster really globalize for like great advantage is charging that business IP with technology that’s us that and Tritium. So this can got protected a a we've partner we

in some to of U.S. the to be be the going it and that's folks, owners, in will So, some bit gas will utility. be be little a Europe, network mostly it it's going different, oil large

to have partners we'll the so And expand as some different slightly business. well

we trade So vehicles the I how things prudent, so we're timing Association customers, think some but well, electric have about long play National of I what we're timing depending do think right our getting it I if We investment the I to of know meaningful and and at that globalize mentioned will the necessarily work the really for as excited excited of do on be to we can offering. and had mean by had to of business we a the we company weeks with about the take purchase where the show what to announcement we with there large Convenience as them customers a technology. help -- this scale were and a launched way pretty don't out hopefully ago, made all lot think few that's we we is Stores

Operator

Research. comes question From next Melius your from And Scott Davis

Scott Davis

the basis caught couple look to price points, kind a granularity of your around you offs the call, behind? have a I I’m color things, you hard. of up a trying on arms to get now my get price quarters are was big are little these some When little up or of always to if at are spin Trying when XX you still cost it’s

Chuck McLaughlin

Hey Scott, Chuck. this is

we So our we see I of team think what the pricing, your ahead should cost we're that question great price they here I inherent because the but think here. and work does is in that accelerate procurement is from

Scott Davis

rising coming neutral least are costs that are at or the that coming? prices to Be

Chuck McLaughlin

think basis greater points, be is, than saying to rather than what going XX forward. expected that I I'm I'd

to not but hit nature really. them they chain some all supply of of some in yet As happened even our haven't but priced, but countermeasures tariffs are are

that’s to inflation normal than think more think that tailwind. but in know an and environment to we we price going we're we then we're -- be historic. inflationary So And we expect get

Jim Lico

Scott, maybe the We'll see as just fourth in it quarter accelerate one thought. said. Chuck

to the lot a pretty chain were we're into gross we've deep good into term nature get reflects relative expanded call carry third XXXX. those go as how the And I sure of of, attempt the pricing to quarter, things So, to in supply of because an we been we business started traction model and we really pretty the short going to fact early we change efforts in our in also to The feel kind trying the covered and some this mentioned, and what of some into quarter quarter. in make that the that that. fourth Chuck and think appropriately water I in about part countermeasures quarter that in fourth margins the are

Scott Davis

a just then, enough. structure takes that's get you Accruent. bit, the And your margin of that businesses up How to Gordian to long little Okay, back think and it segment fair like average. up

Jim Lico

close is already, we're XXXX. both Gordian and that XXXX I really, pretty businesses, relatively so by range -- in by you probably think we quickly of I think know the into in probably

be half and businesses. of the are XXXX in And the second So maybe they great XXXX zone. will into

ourselves ask we're think we we question do into One it of can that the to strategic as of is is growth though the and plans, I caveats XXX-day get rate. accelerate the we going

to that seen we're see put So some at bottom eMaint, didn't growth that accelerated at benefit before, to because to invest decided of we we've question in back marketing. all the the to might to eMaint the and investment and necessarily eMaint, that had it additional of line money we early some take starting we sales at require

go So businesses to the we the of XXX-day growth opportunities gross the done a rate kind haven't that we prudent for thing are in wait accelerate those be sort that going through margins necessarily we'll we to and would certainly with plan, of do. to recurring yet think look the are strategic revenue, but that to

Scott Davis

has? had, margin impact I’m technologies. And impact trying just quick, you like hurricane questions really I've on measure your industrial figure what to and you a out. to three I'm kind because asked line of this just say of top knocks that with you time it Can going any the never When a or have point precision something

Jim Lico

fall XX%. margin the than think through volume the we I impact Yeah, calculate of greater on

So, would also good is volume we're in and got we're increasing operating in but idea, about normally deliver a the at than the seeing. of basis talking the we’ll efficient increase margin due up yeah, we’ve PI also for in we just expect the are of I'm Gilbarco, IT we whole -- that ramping OMX fact that in really business pretty to we're terms the year. whole with margin volume But XX be to less points

to be going okay. We’re

Operator

JPMorgan. question from next Steven Your Tusa comes from

Steven Tusa

exactly watching you for you are business? China most your specifically makes that what about, out said XXXX, not the watching for worries guess, are China, in talk you China I specifically most of you of kind cautious, what but cautious Can you're you what you

Jim Lico

the were we clearly saw I a in business. the said at have utilities challenging think where small down that what Qualitrol we some we prepared Fluke. remarks that there in going by what those saw, principally we utilities, We is investment sales really part saw parts of the and of and meant parts we some

the to that the remains don't -- the going if there's we have look China of But one sale impact a see watch day it continue of day continue Fluke at watching particular point high-single that. of a to of trends. just huge to view That’s course verticals We watch didn't of of good strong, we're at semiconductor to has want economy. sort which we still the we're but have Now grew digits, they our so for on markets And because electronics in to Tektronix. to and impact.

trends the walled investment So growing Veeder those you us we’ll has as GVR And business Root that trend the that been are gas in the the that's probably our some places and that's business. business, well are very right relative obviously of business for so well. and will because there secular sort secularly the certain going of within move a watch GVR station now if tank needle double to

Steven Tusa

numbers And of can with how as you give to like the to amount about in are some that some think sourced number, it coming a reasonably can that tariff side that just maybe getting XX% which China our are on sizable know almost up color you coming on us and to stuff, you some including price they're us is all simple give to you of kind on math went way are which XX% how applying and what then you tariff offset the on you're to and look or you with companies at that, color anywhere it including? tariffs came entirely you to you from from

Jim Lico

lists. one, it's we but come prescriptive we've lever more what -- amount, duty and mean, all we're exactly from products. but been we’re using tariffs things, was There's all generally have is entire ship first where good it I But there's actually we we XXX be using, rather after going We're XXX, some a see lever. one it exact have we lag. we therefore, that like and know supply a the handle also the and to to things it that there is -- countermeasures. and all together -- feel our is specifically the teams Steve, up a price where work sourcing all, going moving we've chain duties, a have three, those of matched not of to will the and it's sizes those in on cases really be of two, more three we're offset our and you producing pretty on and We -- team very – got couple

We to but where at a the are seeing us us a a them tariffs, a couple least probably more new quarter run lag goes that we better I’m new or It takes of saying a tariff in. it takes to of get not that offset months tariff. rate. when part fully quarter new in, in

since it's we so back so out that's but a And little it got I little giving -- XXXX. more the of in bit in last new and why us end, put been handled as say, we've hit talked, a there's and list offset

Steven Tusa

cost total So year-over-year you what's number, have overcome? the that to

Chuck McLaughlin

XX range million the In XX of million. to

Operator

your Markets. Dray Deane question And next from from RBC is Capital

Deane Dray

price. want to the of heard I question again X had you had I correctly, back price positive go out X you if to said and it businesses

what getting, of kind can and of customers get calibration price who terms pushback in the you So any price and more there? from do any of didn't you're ranges

Jim Lico

Yeah.

have the foremost, look price number. and every -- think hit we we'll XX in metric, a we businesses I I maybe first that as few don't at quarter, bps, said as part of think that

we product in price the new some folks example. third US into carry military full with platforms we've hit we're I second because as the part, think But, we reductions realization, at gotten get we’ll of I year. to in look will on balance, a got some it, quarter an good the really didn't -- as have contract in looking that most price be suspect we price, half And that that the position at sort point. find we’ll as of

we and in. price see an we're question, Chuck previous Most going price the in, on of mentioned gross it how increases really is think to are price. that's about as the the so of acceleration So,

So, of going inflation ’XX. to we're going be as be any expansion that or from to shape to price offset else, tariffs any some well as -- inflation, margin whether that opportunity that perspective, good in anything to it I have, in think plus price continue we gain we're cost the be

Deane Dray

welcoming the separate just your look then doesn't fit becomes it with current Accruent, segmentation topic, of new Gordian obvious quite and increasingly Fortive. And just the for that

So of what might to that given you have look thought what re-segmenting and like? kind

Jim Lico

get what's that sense, it on timing, expect. make business. make but going and come Accruent think things sets of and the I'd excited the sense other we’ve be will our the that current with thinking will at ASP that wait I the probably And board, really as is a notice our Well, that. level, of looking we’ll we after platform to Gordian that's and we’re similar side to till acquisitions course, what that then most That's to

Operator

from And your next Wolfe. from question comes Coe Michael

Nigel Coe

This Michael Coe for is Coe. Nigel

night making you’re pretty at here. So, us work hard late

headwinds. businesses Any the be of that or So, four will three color helpful? to IT ramp X% still with would range expect the we little are these of the and maybe be to seeing X% on some GVR maybe major is there, PI a or of help about guess, up that in some particular range both I segments on bit in seeing for XQ. you

Jim Lico

distributed. think, evenly we well, I should see pretty

Gilbarco, going at of the to see needle some It's will the see probably. whole think see businesses, And other you, in in each without examples. see big up. at Nigel. So, not Fluke move numbers, think range those around don't it the to delta up of two continuations, an see between be to I -- like you with we'll so suspect the enormous of will the hard kind business in the I you'll Tektronix businesses acceleration probably the as for be good acceleration continuation you the I honest us

So we I that that, just backlog be of demand that that see some think see. related to some you'll and start will will be of

US that, continue pretty be our assumptions of think sort that's will the So we sort to regionally, good. of

maybe As Western defined, of think mentioned, weakening. we a Europe, we EMEA, well, Europe little broadly

but have So be parts see Russia and that and the weaker continue also continuing Middle and been good. East, East Europe, the to western China Russia Middle we and and Asia pretty would see of

probably but a So, we kind give for and maybe the regionally better. part, hanging, bit think being it hanging the -- you Fluke big Gilbarco and little I of in about a we think Midco most there, think businesses Tek that's how

Nigel Coe

XX% the at about working, are looking number I the new is margin think segment IT then for segments. And a the ex-automation, it

costs, You mentioned as does in look? segment those China to and that And China would China the costs are automation from divestment weigh helpful? that be qualification on start how all cost the any the you then cost,

Chuck McLaughlin

but fourth right, they’re Yeah. get here IT They're acquisitions to we'll in We've people. redeploy after you’re that quarter. the not cost, big segment got some in a them these really opportunity and the some with

in necessarily not get but much some, there that though is it dollars section. and get it's to be after So IT could them the out, needing we'll restructuring that

Nigel Coe

on And and I it for understand ASP that meet quite threshold because China not doesn't then quickly the the Is just deal. that sales? for -- China that

Jim Lico

think essentially way to that’s yeah, the it. about Yeah, easiest

don't which was I there's issues think a we through got mentioned we all anti-trust Works as any hurdles work regulatory really no that because with think China, good the and the at see principally we all. Council, consultations, really we in it's about prepared the remarks, European -- not step

that, which waiting hard to much are on simpler anti-trust -- things for -- than up much subsidiaries and do, focused really approval. simpler like it's So, setting much but like things

Operator

question And from your next Inch from John Gordon comes Haskett.

John Inch

had the up thought So XX sort lost days, for that that the be there parse is volume, margins in to had core the Delta Is production the out Chuck you thought terms accounted to of margin what -- points. you Jim, of the difference. will XX. quarter way decline basis the in lower and of some XX just

Jim Lico

the evenly our two we those that there, through would really some the mentioned, but saw from into on in we better there we pains will flowing Yeah. got the as XX% we OMX us to drive have volume and things QX. production we QX, Gilbarco than maybe margin expect two and be split increase would is core where we coming is to thought other, do are are we in volume down our growing One in accelerating the -- things. greater and and we and between it, business John,

John Inch

trend in the of weaker of kind stuff stuff toward and end that or September, of was this you relatively play the Does that the Jim volumes this consistent? terms quarter kind was out noticed a of say

Jim Lico

during think that happened to Well, I EMB that there's got maybe quarter came were pushed things. that. wave down, was things two that towards other the unrelated the There's that but in really there that are the end,

time customer one moved that into some just And pushouts things October.

John Inch

it versus Fluke little Field all Fluke looked sounded solutions, realized or to same. mid-single on qualified low and I was up commentary. growth basement does also was the Was last compares upbeat a rate it that quarter bit softer? single think, the pretty about that lower It drove

Jim Lico

but I the or big think Fluke was that, there Qualitrol. like a XXX little something delta it's bps is softer, maybe

been really a in they in with the we mentioned the world work working quarter than have remarks. try tough We around prepared as the business, had tougher -- to market and just a

will is and that's remarks, as to great, So, one we to we ISC at did did and it continue But mentioned but at probably – our think this that's going can smaller luckily, point. going that continue of think XXXX what businesses, is in into continuing it's to year we tell prepared the really we're I work so Qualitrol. great, countermeasures on Fluke

John Inch

just various you company these of and down respond? businesses I outperformed little but -- looks China playbook? you've guys do thinking Jim, bit, is. periods before. lived global other every kind are big are on I sort confident softening, global I you measures the in what’s I are how mean, for sort doubling the mean, mean, efforts, Tektronix, going how in Europe, of the it a Fluke, you -- mean possible about economy, what's through you like Like, of you’ve not given I'm like

Jim Lico

revenue certain going -- here have is where the to to I really Yeah. really have with been be we'll their day, I through businesses kind individual go what be and in think an it is will sit of times, here this on going unfortunately, have understand probably cycle opportunities. to coming to is Chuck the the basis many too end but of the at I going down we through think and the really Well, by they individual budget weeks thing businesses are and done

and do as We that. to we take And talked opportunities manage, think I but be I reality, seen, listened still more I that globally it's that -- want already demand this going probably next realistic we globally to seen and talk definitely as we to to our we We're make to headlines and we the early. to peers while anything think has so how any as trying like a there's we're maintain us know sure certainly I haven't making make this other where and trying see go some places, going those a sure year while we really places take this about to we advantage know correctly is opportunities. to change at the same China, I with mean America time, and others the I and of North have is think a so tailwind for several moved, advantage be how to to so I going view versus and understand right we're think things of already we in mentioned, having not in think mentioned, I bets EMV. idea think a now, growth of now lot continue CEOs little it's we mentioned happening having well, important tuned

Operator

from comes question next Kaplowitz Andrew your And Citi. from

Andrew Kaplowitz

about headwind, the in really currency beyond? going QX, for emerging think should saw you has Currency you fair amount and currency any markets impact you a transactional in quarter forward moved, containing see really where the a [indiscernible] we just in that and I Look, how few been this guys. of think QX was cost could

Chuck McLaughlin

those FX saw quarter in it our and to -- the just in they We dollars us that move enough, if in need cost have general, businesses for structure, things huge we if it’s all. to deal and third seeing right us the adjust not asking with at but don't, then we we for currencies little we're our about you're we Chuck. movements move quarter, hedge but don't in about probably We hedging, that. Andy, penny and a costs think

Jim Lico

Andy, each teams on a street country. with lot of we price do our within time spend

we movement, currency seen we've up where street or want sure taking with that our that. dealing prices are we're So make to impacted, prices

of pretty a our So do company regular on that that's basis. leaders work piece a common operating

Andrew Kaplowitz

was given book, quarter. order a strong hurricane the the obviously America and North in mention you Can impact there in

I look think you've toward And in single acceleration would you low visibility next as you What into these then it digits it? are that year, said good good grown have that about? have gotten America. been you North talking

Jim Lico

we Yeah. A -- thought probably and few digits GBR just mid-single single half that going the higher second quarter view in low months digits in in mid-single It's the third. to still said slightly fourth digit ago, we be probably and little a we that, be obviously that. would the

here same. in the order cadence and but book into quarter come bit, it to think that, of the of little start the about for book. the good changes I what I shipments, customers feel the the got the to So, we'll view they've larger fourth the would point forecast a like this see order business of our and a because pretty of some world movement we're think, see the the, looking of to but for is at obviously we We close given

Operator

Eastman And is your from next Richard question from Baird.

Richard Eastman

bit want I of little talked for a a Qualitrol. about kind digit return just single growth to this Again, to minute. EMEA rate, low we

of businesses Do weak, Middle a said think Europe inflection head some that was of in low of rate, maybe of here -- in ‘XX. again Western versus you here, give is see as into growth an single about maybe and but little trend you kind could head point, that just bit but region. disturbing at into more I talk on kind color the you all we these JVS kind digit East

Jim Lico

we Yeah. Well, have I sure, for a think, Russia. in don't huge business

about an EMEA needle about all Western it Fluke kind is talking Europe. a think good. and a move about business, was Europe the pretty places runs and they this is really point usually Western talk way for example us, they're leader of run lot doesn't those of right, sale of So, the we which actually and the necessarily but folks

that an obviously we've pretty sense but So was as of got us there, a mentioned that example of things some GVR. hindered. optimism was Qualitrol -- business That some then sized We situation as gives decent that in are the Italy, well.

mid-single -- as three it's ’XX, what to really that Western point, the years tell moving the this Western like digit decline I we a that growth I Europe several at hard single we Europe and might quarter, think had it's but too digit think think we've we for really think it I low definitely years heard about I'm the strong look a early Europe, to saw sure in seeing last this defined. not year, is so I certainly would decline but and slowing in we're call broadly next in certainly

Richard Eastman

so is solutions and in And is digits, on kind said How just you -- did that primarily you and Fluke there? it the was passing, the are mentioned question perform Landauer a of just prospects plus quarter Fluke then what very still basically, this quick health double in this biomedical.

Jim Lico

Health a digit mid-single had quarter. Yeah. Fluke They very were quarter. in the good

the they're about that broader now In plan, solutions their all yesterday really more these how got with customer fact, a broadly integration excited really were about thinking for we strategic they're of different together, how the team they've set. bringing set

and quarter that I we're they we where ahead point now working with very this the sure, wanted strategies on outperformed team team certainly but what in ahead of is So, excited the we’re some be think Landauer to really doing. and to at about is for stay

Operator

your from Research. Vertical comes question And from next Sprague Jeffrey

Jeffrey Sprague

me. Two things for

of now you just a on XXXX? rate of growth rebased as EMV. this modestly us give what sense actually XXXX you're a First, in Can expecting

Jim Lico

think crystal is I probably next mid-single probably say looking, ball it's now I right think, mean, digit for year. we would

Jeffrey Sprague

the kind margins and deal sort accounting of secondarily just actually then trying And to the through noise.

Chuck, or in little only transaction of a is XX PI, just in bridge, in roughly million of that’s costs, that XX we the bps that see the that rest the Just on so other? kind X that's confused million is So,

Chuck McLaughlin

forward. have is ASP don't of you That's and appropriately to ANS going Yes. because one going other in in really be not those segments there

Jeffrey Sprague

of out, And then pull else kind like there that something there? inherently if is other on we looks then low going it's

Jim Lico

in think that we've so. as got I that No. cost didn't well, I he’d think don't corporate was well. normal picked

Jeffrey Sprague

close a follow number, This million, I take it I’ll up. low seems if but million, XX to out, XX like

Jim Lico

that, Yeah. Accruent I did get there's of We total there. think but follow to amount of the Gordian can it's in some businesses, the and in

cost, on security, up think follow but the to deal I social about missing relative we million can So you're that. XX

Operator

comes your from question Scott And next from Graham BMO Capital.

Scott Graham

the the we at the looking we I'm the acquisitions, throw of in XXXX. closed it there, a like Just slide largely X, me push, when consider correct initial bridge, thinking looks and on ASP ASP ANS, want And if that's guess not I'm that I kind sort with of you're amount I'm you there. thinking the would and have transact in sure what of when still that net wrong, you that will accretion kind you

that what So to have how closed capacity that moment going you with of a coming, the and look does your is slow now ASP pipeline acquisitions do at and the right is us could you bit this and give idea an down

Jim Lico

team one. tag this we'll So

I right think the good funnel looks now.

so opportunities, hand. we've talked, funnel. The with on they the serve couple new the see available think because at pretty new look and bring of they PE, they They the That's us. new market come about deals M&A in I the can of years, come front, Accruent with last those funnels already really were and Gordian nice to we and parts opportunities as market to opportunities -- we were active thing the over which continue in they acquisitions.

got to that close we've opportunities ASP we some wait there. but does so obviously as well deal. will And

but been slow we've situation foremost like work work so in, there. sure, we first days, busy think XX over cultivation that's and for market necessarily we like funnel, I down, the the the the last down we’re don't we opportunities still the the So pretty are and

over we consternation So, obviously on going thing situation last some is the things on, trees current but those so the other probably haven't and yet. the the market couple that seen kind weeks, of shakes

Chuck McLaughlin

other X.X in grade with our billion, going that and flow, room then I de-lever, we strong maintains billion questions, to investment say work we said, And XXXX just forward. to X then Scott of we de-lever your have simply as keep cash to

saying mean ASP, you you're and this on there organic with X if in In margin you’re missing terms to if is push in you I what's might, a a think think push, that. year, slide you of expansion not or I probably we need -- from offline this can work add the is the the

Scott Graham

the acquisitions the is I Actually plus on ANS that like meant fair acquisitions estimate. is looks what push, ASP that minus roughly a was closed a

Chuck McLaughlin

ultra-deal, and mentor complicated you're but that. It’s which the the line, with and into easier how comes is the retired No. that come it’s shares to understandable pass missing plays convert

you So not but through an track. that think exact push there I is let's walk that,

Scott Graham

you same your I but page at think but of I in things The about were organic and acquisitions, then plus in you a some GDP next organic know term growth and faster at plus, up to the weaker that little can still for long meeting, bit at other China, in GDP question but GDP, stay kind is, for along you add I concerns is GDP, that we Europe all, target little a of level year. hear investor didn't with move this talk being pushed

Jim Lico

before you I budget. give try even early color our think to we

I’d it how certainly till played influence numbers think some out. that quarter at in we has point is how but sure. stay for this in the that's from the think I we So well, specific range we see that options away end, See any of

early share of we're -- get it, we're make as you. and we puts obviously we you that of about we'll as So I to provide about. insight with little the really certainly the level have that just to as wanted give try Chuck how all do as you to how is talking of get view least We thinking given view tried think with occurred XXXX takes bit this, What some sure, and we'll details, just them about were a to deeper to to closer had thinking we and you at more some it goes.

Operator

next Giordano Cowen. from Joe question from And your comes

Tristan Margo

Joe. Thanks is taking This for Tristan question. for the Yeah. in

share you’re your using quiet for count here, that quick guide. a Just the what's XQ

Chuck McLaughlin

I guess XXX million.

Operator

questions no are more queue. there in And

Jim Lico

discussion. we these everything we for we're and months Well, an you years. on Okay. can really third energy understatement where incredibly to in with sit appreciate evening coming into businesses the the quarter the quarter. thanks be think, what more were pleased to we exceptionally We're with and with the time this We're today word able the about excited use would all really even time Coast. everybody and accomplish here in in the excited, to help do the and put I really our East We listen transformational

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Operator

today's does conclude conference this And call.

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