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DFIN Donnelley Financial Solutions

Participants
Justin Ritchie SVP, IR
Daniel Leib President, CEO and Director
David Gardella EVP and CFO
Charlie Strauzer CJS
Alexis Huseby Davidson & Company
Raj Sharma Donnelly Financial
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Donnelley Financial Solutions First Quarter Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Justin Ritchie, Head of Investor Relations. Sir the floor is yours

Justin Ritchie

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Daniel Leib

Thank everyone. you, morning, good and Justin,

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color covers first on I'll provide Dave? additional this, Dave our quarter results. after

David Gardella

morning everyone. good and Dan, you, Thank

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our net X.X XXXX, As X.X down from XX, of a year was times ratio times ago. leverage March

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authorization share is million. $XX.X Our remaining repurchase

as quarter as it objectives. who well provide regarding now I'll pass our well to rule XXe-X back as as Dan, the will SEC business term first longer Dan? updates highlights,

Daniel Leib

Dave. Thanks

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With that, perspective discuss our year. I'll Dave? the it Dave to balance of to turn the over on

David Gardella

Thank you, Dan.

release, for provide press guardrails to like we level for in guidance the of a guidance As specific year high this absence some outlook I we morning's have In would and however, our retracted the quarter. stated for the XXXX. second also

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back to Dan it turn before up it now we Q&A. I'll for open

Daniel Leib

Thank you, Dave.

highest been In the service closing, continue thank operations working world quality I around the to to who ensure to without our maintain our tirelessly business employees receive want have DFIN and disruption. clients the

stay Your and efforts have been inspiring, safe healthy.

for questions. we're ready Operator,

Operator

[Operator Please Instructions] is Strauzer our ahead. with Charlie first from go And CJS. question

Charlie Strauzer

should Couple that thank of that just quick the year? in about of $XXX XXe-X, of year, of million the How for the the additional you next questions as we the revenue? on ramp course the over ramp just there, think about $XXX think million and quantification we decline to

Daniel Leib

Sure. Yes.

Dave start off, Tom in I'll can jump well. as So and

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internal team trends and options of platform both the external the as and serve our demands been to in So printing secular design and planning we for volume has light needs. including a

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Charles Strauzer

been Great, but that. about that Are offerings, is thank of in baked for gave of kind of cetera kind equity their into of balance debt forecast has looking you of sheets. doing and or seeing you the offerings, benefits for talk QX some et to company's out? the And on lot there a what near-term, follow that that, news short the you

Daniel Leib

Sure, yes.

So let start, I'll the then if view, broader in me you to as Dave, well. guidance jump take and want

is compliance the XX% So, non-software XX% requirements. you said segments, the know, Dave space within software by of the fun as requirements of recurring same of recurring, driven our and about that revenue Within both and software the from corporate predictable. roughly revenues mix works derived our

transactions is of by balance total The including filings data Venue work driven highlighted year-to-year. room. up Within offerings, you our as actually the transactional are the is

into began in However, change to last half March April. the and the mix of

So sensitive M&A markedly were were reduced more such higher. spin transactions that market IPOs, lines debt and issuances product as

and ample until events we'd given clear and companies market market. is on disruption valuations, that market have a stabilizes In expect view the term, liquidity the the the advisors short in maintained

to financing So, come as continue. that underlying and this valuations happens, rate and have we interest Regardless of their et be dynamics on medium amount would the cetera as will favorable some of spots to the down some access that in of and of level, digital we'll transformation new normal, technological well environment defines find low long-term. disruption level as expect is and dry we're in powder the M&A bullish that deployed, there tremendous the

transactions, QX, restart comments The I'll thing here they can I him of also terms up quickly. one can let minute. relatively with is, on jump Dave's in and say they quickly, seen would relatively as we've In in a dry

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you David, jump QX So, more to specific to want in the question?

David Gardella

is better look size, on this just at of bit where of point. in pipeline pipeline terms we deals that sure, the number at little ago the a are significant Yes, Charlie, transactions we QX, identified were transactional a of as than year actually the

will I think the market current for long continue to how question the impact big the obviously the macroenvironment, or COVID-XX on us impactful with be. is how overall

about we're these so a the the building come year. or will and later to in hopeful the from market fact optimistic, we're Dan tough back just as And timing pipeline in said come to year perspective, that, It's predict. later the

offerings overall comment the around are. question certainly and size, debt a other there to your of we've than in that an size make we've respect would I work. seen with But deal talked The get value about that offerings, from past, activity certainly of share fair debt as and from are our deal IPO M&A more valuable

Operator

question Davidson go ahead. Company. Peter Heckmann with & your from is And next Please

Alexis Huseby

for morning. Alexis on This is Good Pete.

for of details XXe-X. you incremental I helpful. thank also the all So on very wanted to definitely touch its

set at about from XXXX. printing is in the the would loss double Investor So Day estimated what you

is it saying essentially But reduction same. EBITDA at the think $XX million was the the time. I

the how much how into that of I'm going more is is a can that then really assumptions on much contracts? bit hoping and provide practically you detail terminating So of XXe-X, this, and it

Daniel Leib

Sure, thanks.

profit there highlighted, the of So couple double, the about revenue impact overall same. impact components the new as about a is you

client and variable assumption reporting, addition some And actions then In well. we've to taken assumed electronic on annuity, contracts. funds, also reporting we've as shareholder the go will shareholder

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Dave, thought roughly in. the impact would half transformation don't I because accelerate much company a So about and it something us And service into that the mix of more be we're tech-enabled as we excited of originally, software have the prospect if you and help margin revenue. does know the it

David Gardella

in Yes, of terms them really difficulty] difficulty] move that of to allowed trade would things ad driven. [technical cost those at you're look we is and that out to the a the regulatory of us costs the just structure mentioned prepared are when has cost Dan on into or our overall a one in of have lower remarks, the out of at move XXXX. additional [technical to Alexis, And just fixed our combination reduction the what say his the platform the ability the Yes, either better moved I own majority assets, take is summary two was work

originally contemplated to out. further So was be that

Alexis Huseby

Okay, it I thank wondering suppose quarter, that. initiatives was you which and savings much cutting expense nicely my - could question, the the how in if of next the you for quantify cost you consider was And would done, sustainable?

David Gardella

Alexis, Yes, so that one. I'll take

the decline quantified looking face his the related here, quarter. remarks cost years, at regulatory to an mentioned prepared We on about print headwinds through the Dan changes, in the always reductions. we that aspect of amount and savings ongoing are in specifically reduction still the even over We quarters is absent cost frankly handful haven't talked last cost secular

place. to in yet related I XXe-X are the reductions think cost not

be cost while in so, as had and normal kind to efforts. the of execute ready And would that appropriate, to plans a we addition mitigation

Daniel Leib

company efficiencies business sustained company the job what to it, I'd business these Yes, tremendous and thing mix everyone and like look is are levels. and and doing by cost add to some by facilitated the differently thinking that shift, this needs of throughout that, the Dan ways of savings at the only company the of driving all is, within just

Alexis Huseby

capital IPO so markets fairly maintained then on that transactional us, off one thank quarter. Understood, well the for one the sounds based first side, transactions of review in our actually you. like last it And

And more so, be is M&A to trends. then in maybe that that's from leads I'm of on bullish long-term? inferring April it any most the in your you volumes going and which of M&A course lower, improvement Venue to to seen leading coming medium Have outlook

Daniel Leib

and Dave. one comment jump start I'll and in Yes, and then

for closed the year last had or the and we as to was the So so. about month think first year, market last comparison we certainly SEC

early the So did of And it pretty moved seen that then, a the Thankfully, was in on Pacific from Asia viruses we the we've of rebound that region. region. impact virus as coming see some IPO light on has the environment.

pretty little about was were it we I and Charlie's my good look when M&A think mentioned domestic look as the quarter, so quarter-to-quarter. both we is, actually activity April And think up levels, I and soft that, international. think at yes, March a IPOs But So obviously in news when comments was it the doesn't in worldwide, a And there then good. I arena question. so

there think to there's that a lot as of stabilize. environment out I foreshadow Dave add. Then would you want dynamics M&A a better things

David Gardella

going I thanks. to what say, No covered you Dan was

Operator

question is your And ahead. go Sharma next from Please Raj Donnelly Financial. with

Raj Sharma

wanted areas touch couple to I just A on. of

be in immaterial guidance of So material fiscal XXXX you And that mentioned correct, because that this year. you would XXe-X. savings? working free beginning the of new cash obviously the change XXe-X no in year, capital that from impact that the the from flow there's Is starts said also,

David Gardella

That's correct.

Raj Sharma

SaaS FundSuite And what the overall growth now was and are SaaS what a as I the up in that business then is business know what percentage was percentage year-on-year? of the of double-digits? overall the number the the offerings

David Gardella

You’re right.

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Daniel Leib

or XX% so. over just Yes

Operator

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Unidentified Analyst

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Daniel Leib

would something on. we yes Yes, that's that not comment

Unidentified Analyst

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Daniel Leib

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Unidentified Analyst

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Daniel Leib

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Unidentified Analyst

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Daniel Leib

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Unidentified Analyst

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Daniel Leib

any or that say Obviously plans. not anything conditions October next about specific beyond its any contemplating. of note by contemplating driven are market But in callable on of refinancing we comment that that that wouldn't transactions lot again wouldn't at year a XXX. Yes, is

Unidentified Analyst

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Operator

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Daniel Leib

your thank you in to virtually Okay, if thank thanks person the And and We much, very you not in future. near seeing everyone interest. joining. to again forward look for for you,

Operator

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