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VREX Varex Imaging

Participants
Howard Goldman Director of Investor Relations
Sunny Sanyal President and Chief Executive Officer
Clarence Verhoef Chief Financial Officer
Anthony Petrone Jefferies
Paul Coster JPMorgan
Scott Marx Samlyn Capital
John Koller Oppenheimer and Close
Larry Solow CJS Securities
Anthony Petrone Jefferies
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Operator

Greetings. And welcome to the Varex Imaging Corporation’s First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Call. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation [Operator Instructions].

As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. to conference like host, to now Mr. would turn over the your I of Relations. Goldman, Investor Howard Director Thank you, Mr. Goldman.

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Howard Goldman

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Sunny Sanyal

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Clarence Verhoef

Thanks, Sunny and hello everyone.

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Operator

Instructions] proceed Our first question. of comes question Jefferies. Petrone your of line from the Please [Operator with Anthony

Anthony Petrone

be clear up item. may one and contract May on and mostly any it OEM losses, B, the the the reiterated. then so guidance top-line start slippage, on And A. Was there sounds the side, to like detector be quarter to is

does that future ups. you’re that just So strong follow then few have or I And is underlying business assume in back I wondering, elsewhere? getting Thanks. am a demand quarters

Sunny Sanyal

normal fourth August, which fourth we a through wasn’t detectors. to from September purchase no products segments managing that was our that So components from the There their early we their they’re several their to quarter, the planned detectors Essentially, And slippage your and reiterating This customers the for couple who underlined -- where to expect bounce to for We're anything the customers to losses. quarter transition answer was or customer due in due largely was well, launched levels. inventory the of have And year-end big of right -- volumes. have back, it guidance have had large built that they with in in products, first big year of in with launch going come the end tubes a to quarter, fourth we we're and half our top And they new our timeframe, quarter. the with that, the they in December. expecting -- that’s a a tend their several just particularly it that that CT they new and the saw our year, sides softness. to anticipation of customers will line so second China as performance of combined year. back strong

Clarence Verhoef

me just other is one help I couple that there to the a quarter. of the the middle adjustments happened a think add clarify in because that little came just that And the bit, comments of let things

that particular came bottoms in And preferred few points that than to be was And would like. And very so those a that well up, looking have of we have comfortable business happen, wanted and that sure up we're we we're the or have have like year may later to in pushing But at look a that, we with have of that what but transition react and discussions pretty make we to thing went one will happen. to we what is year little year through of aware the in a it the the strong lot can some of certainly it key that it that for really full what we roll out quarter, still track have was that make customers bit we time was balance to is would adjustments. just in so. once whole and other trying detailed on first timing didn’t the pulling try other to and would some the be terms really

Sunny Sanyal

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quite them. they move So with when of revenue move, they bit a

Anthony Petrone

to core stay down just $X.XX guidance, earnings the math, the to the or just guidance. And number number then $X.XX. core By earnings on our

you the earnings on in So back reiteration line miss number first have again, you top the get of the may be that a quarter. that reconciling quite that’s down some But is bit. certainly tax, just core

bit. may us little a just GAAP that bridge So help be

Clarence Verhoef

Let what me were. a number walk of a just of little do bit basically the EPS

up end at that’s of offset math away, So the area previous that in the the to as some fundamentally gone is quarter level. making midpoint and adjusted impact a take utilization of related to as gross where by that think and I X.X margin and new was is touched $X.XX that it’s with in is a the of a is little that little The the so so investments margin the that the up as XXX, to bit impact down end gross we from $X.XX. on well -- so $XX. we of the of bit and that's Fundamentally, portion to have down I the of and lower we the QX additional $X.XX The let’s tax that guidance and rate tax gain in we one By the which gain account have on just given margin. XX.X% that number midpoints. was gross that's use was as R&D already $X.XX, XXX then was I which in $X.XX midpoint range are

Anthony Petrone

for me, I'll get last And back in.

Just looking all that tax range the have here you into Does ahead is 'XX? 'XX, month. looking it the change a shift or would that been you to this that expect much January fiscal

Clarence Verhoef

takes it's quarters, state a tax, XX% out the R&D tax math Then you have to rate have offsetting XX% other rate of QX say, that some the formula tax kinds and are that to credits XX.X%. few three pure it. we other in puts averages then things if and So are that those of foreign taxes, for a is

So where net pretty fundamentally that's the am each I -- I'm those why in other. and well

the of XX% So we're in XX%. range to

for year would XX% goes I think a goes That for that that that that we of one year, down next Next which so manufacturing away, production. away gain away. say is is I the production get -- called favorable couple benefit and you're that this that goes there for there. year addition points you we domestic item get exemption

that's an So bit offset. a of little

a tax and beyond. but long in points going I 'XX feel rate we're lower of basically like on So story, to the couple be

Operator

line Paul Please next with your question. proceed question Coster the Our from JPMorgan. of comes of

Paul Coster

the think the to questions are more exceeded just from specific know So was a anything said decline around trying figure Perkin people out or I contribution growth Is what few this it there in say? quarter? XQ, can you organic expectations. you your I

Clarence Verhoef

I'll explanation. shot just of a that, take at which first little a is all,

color revenues identify year did million business get the can't much They the is systems, how merging the for we in to -- schedule that was is also to that's lines we a much but that well. that for $XX they comparison a that say it well mentioned, that impact IP and than so good we prior going I the well. together, business very new bit it's little such them. a And of a as purposes for not about better merge on are just R&D that core higher than year supply you more can process was and little the comparable was. would so So only I the bit what that, I've other is But terms as as just core integration story have really things product The give higher that challenge have than expectations of started it's our that. chains around is specific teams. Maybe ago,

I think very of are going all well. three those

Paul Coster

revenues guidance And can then cadence throughout say as know you year. But progress you anything we give about is the I don't quarterly. guys there the of

people think a the to of trying how should Just about -- second should be? model significant half how ramp

Sunny Sanyal

factors is, downs, one I the QX a looking business whether quarter and been how We of of and second for and little to the would anticipated are So had then little good a be. very at we and mercy had into a year it we've them, the then and how product and before. then Those play. for they that the what into large an an expecting had what manage we okay that QX had things we're little of more their we’re is events level that much OEMs in we okay say is the going at we where their or visibility a of it say, though -- all inventory were it. would business timing the QX of come year. normal our we already mean they than than in say are also we ends I'd ups that’s really And have and what that the pretty balance I that also manage bit we say introductions. that bit get levels, their would at month and had

in China, think definitely the in not the of we’re back half for some up that’s year. That to would us. be have QX. about talking And growth when the going I business that’s that is a challenge significantly also would of at that we is from that expect So the say to passed don’t I

Operator

Samlyn comes of Marx of line question next Our Scott Please your proceed from question. the Capital. with

Scott Marx

on Anthony’s before. question follow-up just to I from wanted

a XX%, that R&D like are. as I percentage looks the street that’s below said think revenue where on and remarks that prepared of models guiding the just it to you’re you

an guidance. difference doesn’t much Is than expense there’s it’s make just it like of to that be was. it you sound a higher So bit? consensus that, can like to and that revenues, you offset is potentially where explain the XX% But look versus additional Thanks. that earnings little of going a

Clarence Verhoef

little is baseline, we And XX% which more end then were indication these X% given X.X%. of to that year of last bit towards a going of year the lower the for into I’ve and this year. be May the was

we’ve some little as on see intent of we the a closer to that anticipate so to things see little at range, Now, there XX%, more we we was range the got that little number over a bit time, growing about give the That the the here, to just to but in we’re in talked going of movement somewhere $X of the million. end At the of was don’t that about bit same point a bit it. X.X XX%. of kind higher boundaries

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Operator

Our Oppenheimer. question. Please of proceed the question Koller of from next with your John line comes

John Koller

on to CapEx $X number, back the the Is based million comments. guess I that quarter, for right… the

Clarence Verhoef

that’s right shy of that, the number. A but little bit

about in XX-Q a see will number. week giving exact a You

John Koller

some the savings of increase And to on you the that? tax full it’s do ballpark year will run a for okay rate, expect that normalized or

Clarence Verhoef

million as you of X.X% somewhere the little which latter will previously of And little half now in is. $XX No, doing the around revenues, CapEx X.X% that. I or that additional will far some doing, would as we more the as there that the little where we’d got number a X% as be more around that I be said some with We’ve revenues, color bit would investments closer we’re of that in north goes. say CapEx be I’d give put to bit in projects a to that,

John Koller

you’re this this. And too, you expecting? there a more would to guess, of you Is you then into to whether that quantify quantify return rate this and might or then driven like the just return be topic be way back what to on that of capacity cost type expecting expect I around

Clarence Verhoef

So still… you're talking about the capital

John Koller

Yes, exactly.

Clarence Verhoef

that two is capacity that product in terms we is there’s to clearly going that spending. out we just elements element to when have replacement of spending capital our products, and the there typically be capital level can look we of is of element what cycles the additional There also is at maintenance capacity. always certain some door. an that’s is One There it around on expansion but get is

those. come like big or chunks when Don’t of equipment, facility do expansion And anticipate things, like those piece type a sometimes those will major you something clearing in that of as or a a any of such chuck. be

So allow I some augmenting more the factory. think it’s about adding and additional equipment to more throughput through

those not -- do sure be things, process stuff, the we that it that automation talking so of might changes the or for those kinds I'm little because may we’d now. it’s of Those more outsourcing I to about that kinds measure things particularly before this lot we of productivity, long-term on working great that quantify were source to in be be how part in about second around returns difficult you the you’re have is are The capacity a focusing would put answer a of when things on on. a also those.

John Koller

but component, dollar To I that of flat, the your But revenue is revenue down, we above normal, and expect was speak. higher it to so keep somewhat I'm the to in picks is up, just X% of just guess it thinking XX% X% curious, terms. or to you R&D I to part or so this as needs is too still are X%-ish going an forward that low number guess a escalation

Clarence Verhoef

in think things can come It’s things, I steady the activity we’ve are that’s that’s on a you do leverage specifically in -- that. time, the going to process this for the Those that of they us efficiencies an some times that because always that for putting to at at of have there I that going in some X% point growth is on we the when think get key kinds R&D of have a higher end XX%. still so that range. be in like us At very China, -- nice good feel all I smooth got end they uptick supporting the the driver in question, and long-term and not is lower that

that We’re product also continue side, that at at time. we the think now, revenue I prototype though point And I factor the believe in at a lot have the a to comes don’t portfolio you the play space. as you still is rate. stage have that grow we in particularly that line doing expand that as to get detector as material leverage into on right grows number then R&D of same do that the

John Koller

out are again reasonably fair? just dollars, to have not hit on taking working to correctly. go it are They this speak. then so a budget a not couple if Is try run, you million extra I These a to sure to to the And ascertain you're make are R&D and moon shots as that -- just because can understand things home where that where attachment. you quantify are you that revenue

Sunny Sanyal

to new and These investments. introductions like then the speculative or new tube launch. product not are drive new streams tied are typically revenue that These are we’ll a launch ongoing detector

products the used with small that’s but XX% dollars. forecasted. goes our amount. the -- the our build money our that there So R&D, of the that in of of then a small gets of R&D part into is And ongoing we've which technologies, those R&D put about A we ongoing to portion R&D, it's growth all our other rest our fundamental drive into business very it part the of but we and very spend

moon So R&D. that plans no shots large there are with

Clarence Verhoef

is John for research there technologies clarification one that going make enhancements cables software that Maybe into we today. that voltage or even and high tubes is new detector, X-ray

So on different that's don't a it's into I a not charter. not going there think space.

John Koller

then then or and And years. the in you've invested at know received of I historically in just three R&D looked kind revenue you've some

should we years be revenue return few new something this if return it's this at your that And it's too, a So to fair look on point assume on fair right? investment. it's going to like value spend That's that to at a a out.

Sunny Sanyal

products years Yes, see R&D we customers our start of ship. some time out when usually a three to into fame four those is turn that to

Operator

Securities. Our next CJS proceed with of your the questions. Solow question of Larry from line comes Please

Larry Solow

few joined follow I little late. A a ups,

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you the say the you lose R&D? Although, may full is a basis, offset then add the that to a now might there? so quite up higher fair cents. on tax for And few Is rate year

Clarence Verhoef

a because XX% I few which Let XX% me than our held sure is at not first growth. address if the the guidance am rather cents, lose to we saying, one, revenue

revenue So same I agree losing don't with level. a because we're few the that we're at holding cents that

Larry Solow

midpoint but $X.XX to raise you said quite the but your of not Well then would getting EPS, up you $X.XX lost you're that.

saying So only about the and lowering you’re basically else? you're really R&D nothing

Clarence Verhoef

the the on quarter but that think other margin low the is first side. the little part because was of a that I No, gross in

assume not of up or extract I that think I all that margin… that we would So gross make

Larry Solow

an right, you is R&D side, term of bunch few like a some this it to this And know Is of of short Is in products And the to typically R&D, will so last months that R&D is new over so impacted investments. that lower the years? XX this lag nature that. detector next continue panel a something of going out rates? And or I new sounds this lower this acceleration is related that? the in out launched guys piece there. this is tax level extension on of over have And flat that's the opportunistic because

Sunny Sanyal

stab our using that gains the to I'll is already tax doing R&D add efforts rate accelerate initiatives let underway, the Essentially some some first we’re and it. take from the that to we’re of to what essentially to some work add de-risk doing. Clarence then are

of instead -- probably the And three be to sure be XXXX of taking three still put revenue those we all will pull years taking it let’s won’t want make in. sure some workings, additional show to areas can that out, kind so horsepower will technology years that products about some successful it will those out but we and we’re side faster. key the or we we XXXX, pull in, and this four market out new of to to those to of But say we’re adding make get so the in up can where those bring products

Larry Solow

that fair then R&D the for will continue of years? just say to it’s rate run So higher next several

Clarence Verhoef

at grow then for guidance anticipate but now don’t we years, continuing closer around range few XX% a Yes, we’re XX% least X% anticipating between it. that’s to say. why I to given We’ve to

‘XX you here. at as go we’re ’XX, of we’ve that the So planned R&D comfortable levels and into

little I So But down it XX% will be as X% revenue, bit. a it the of will a to still think in range. percent come

Larry Solow

switched flat And and still that Obviously, some opportunity may the on and may realized then end with of follow there is the that side up, be on side think sticking of if [contingency] real what for inning have just I more how true high. some be one on lower won’t but there the side. in profitability over, you profit that the not panel on I just detector a digitalization we’re as much there. markets I the

I Do a where the of that. a then digitalization two you tailwind being the specifically higher to we questions and for opportunity, see the the opportunity Thanks. retrofit secondly, panel So And pieces? detector that retrofit is stand on much still side margin on other than there do flat you? guess

Sunny Sanyal

combination new digital the is digital. runway a So to the is converting detectors the characterize of there we that would way shipments are for

are there. quite rather still XX% the that systems being And globally of in shipped bit detectors are shipped digital with being are is grow so being about are shipped Only room detectors. there a that to of

from next also So years. XX% grow addition very that, expect years, is three two percentage few the to XX% over may But the install to there be next we that, that over in base. to large

So maybe think some about the we is given going at XX% retrofit space. around, into had JPM stats we

converting to So for long XX there about a eight runway is that. years

that as the end. and this, within end mostly low Now, radiographic high those are there’s and characterize we --

pressure margin the So is on the low end.

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Operator

Petrone from [Operator question proceed next Our Instructions] comes with Jefferies. line Please of the of your question. Anthony

Anthony Petrone

level operating see Maybe to be just And will a an years to ultimate follow-up the Day, the Analyst organic some year-over-year on this still just the or margins over some think the so, I higher get had. There's growth next goal X% was point X%, with a XX%. outlook company. at messaging acquisitions three cadence at November tuck-in is

about in as then particular, beyond? assumption we fair look 'XX debt thinking schedule. should just interest And as a you move still and out? expense into one be How pay-down the that is So we

Sunny Sanyal

take Clarence little and Let talk can me crack a bit on then first that.

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Clarence Verhoef

around let then capital structure, on guess. the questions I And touch the me

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Operator

from comes proceed your question Please of of Solow CJS next Larry Our Securities. the questions. line with

Larry Solow

of color stuff? any of that us products? a Or R&D of of it that'll products into on type in be the the Thanks. maybe obviously markets you is the Can than little type bit it you can give Is a subsystem potentially give way in this better just more more more of Is getting side? but but a is what great. just same little same color positive on the course it more tangent

Sunny Sanyal

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for tubes; so go and said going in a to that technologies. detectors China to differentiation investment create for additional generation example, our that’s and tubes invest lower for that as other in of There we new in additional are there additional both going, that bearing into things technologies do detectors. next that products, in in bringing foundational for we so detectors will some then that detector us. is earlier, that and going help cost And like There the market the markets to the potentially go chunk filament

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Operator

and proceed Our next Koller of the John question comes your Please with Close. Oppenheimer from questions.

John Koller

my around part? fair question that That Just a to tires to you're on Is assume serious smaller acquisition mischaracterization yet look maybe kicking least not you're would be in it front. or out quick way on that things? for a any at starting

Sunny Sanyal

kicking not it We're put this way. But tires differently. maybe any I'll

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continuing activity. we're to So do there has difference that, been just no in our

Clarence Verhoef

is as time all of last transaction here the sizable one working the it's our further And little actually a in at one because of going thing had of -- that, I things. starts along addition as mentioned that these up bandwidth is Maybe along a of integration obviously to bit to business. kinds the John to management year well, very let’s we call it lines in those we look start is with that which all of that's get free

that fair mean closed a amount in I of so And that by, May. gone time

not far outlook. so it from away that And we’re now the here that, of starts change so anniversary to the

John Koller

you constrained if front, capital something a this you feel don’t liked, you modestly saw from And at priced? assuming it’s point

Clarence Verhoef

valuation is right price. just structure, the tuck-ins. the for we’re get in our we’re the Yes think key, in starting opportunity yes I terms mean and But I okay mean, I of always right? capital So doing

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