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ATHN Athena Technology Acquisition

Participants
Dana Quattrochi Executive Director, IR
Marc Levine EVP, CFO, CAO & Treasurer
Jeffrey Immelt Executive Chairman
James Stockton Wells Fargo Securities
Michael Cherny Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rivka Goldwasser Morgan Stanley
Sean Wieland Piper Jaffray Companies
George Hill RBC Capital Markets
Sean Dodge Jefferies
Donald Hooker KeyBanc Capital Markets
Mohan Naidu Oppenheimer & Co.
David Larsen Leerink Partners
Eric Percher Nephron Research
Matthew Gillmor Robert W. Baird & Co.
Nathan Rich Goldman Sachs Group
Stephanie Davis Citigroup
Call transcript
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Operator

Welcome to athenahealth's Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Conference Call.

As a reminder, today's call is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Dana Quattrochi, Head of Investor Relations for athenahealth. Please go ahead, Ms. Quattrochi.

Dana Quattrochi

you us. thank and morning, for joining Good With Executive Directors; Chairman the call and Jeffrey Immelt, today is of Officer. Levine Chief me our on Marc Financial our Board of share today's brief we've On this then questions. and will afternoon, and Marc Jeff published highlights the prepared call, from remarks take we will as forward-looking XXE everyone the meaning the of the XXA of We remind statements Act as during within that would of like Section this amended. statements made Act amended of Securities Exchange XXXX Securities certain of to conference and call are XXXX Section fact All exploration statements, statements future. and improve other position to of made expectations operational than our during experience regarding our customer our for statements the the operating conference statements for forward-looking efforts create of market are and new financial client our value, and historical strategic performance add call features management's and and future this alternatives including expenditures, environment,

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Marc Levine

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our guidance. to and for we're our performance now year outlook. XXXX financial the Turning updating year, of second our financial fiscal the Based half our year-to-date on expectations

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in our guidance customer original are we comparability expect platform allow continuing cost mind of our revenue plan. indirect following support prior the for impact as is to well recognition behind to to year research investment our services to slightly keep prior to against and standard Please experience, work in the new invest the full do results. deepen that While improve year development the our to we continue fall and as to

to $XXX to $X,XXX,XXX,XXX We're non-GAAP to million guidance to the XXXX new full to expect $XXX revenue or within or to of recognition of introducing XX.X% of operating of revenue. and $XXX X.X% under For be be $XXX to fiscal income the XX.X% the GAAP revenue, standard. range financial year revenue the be operating $X,XXX,XXX,XXX, million million within income to the within range of also a XX.X% year, we range million

be revenue. we $X,XXX,XXX,XXX, income within call new $XXX financial revenue. brief year, presented million the range XXXX, within million And full standard. XX.X% the process GAAP to under as of the For the million to the year operating be to non-GAAP range to to I'd XX.X% as business fiscal or income $XXX to be expect $X,XXX,XXX,XXX update operating be to With ongoing the on or will of guidance explore like Jeff to recognition only XX.X% revenue within XX.X% range our to of to in million that, the $XXX on $XXX Starting comments some well to over results and strategic of revenue turn alternatives. for a our of

Jeffrey Immelt

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Operator

Instructions]. [Operator

the question first ISI. Muken Ross comes Evercore Our of from of line

Unidentified Analyst

Suzie [ph] is Ross. This on for

you see on How have few organization been to And and pretty to eventful good multiple us typical the the share sequential these half of terms is a that'll nice the the the to model the responded expectations has So appreciate months can in of the with changes. a other strategic results. balance announcements? then follow-up the year? management seasonality in first around second and anything there bookings. last help than But uptick It's the color given better half regards

Jeffrey Immelt

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the and shows seen on up we've and great stability that And results. response, again, so good

Marc Levine

as Marc. I the echo given good you would the in of quarter, all we sequential and out, that. second bookings. events The pointed said, -- solid This QX think a you Yes. delivered in showed, I is as improvement

your bookings. Regarding for full for your question year didn't we half with respect just -- second for going the part offer guidance second don't the half. -- guidance the to we not second to any bookings, any offer We're of

Operator

Our line the of Wells Stockton next of question from Jamie comes Fargo.

James Stockton

the of of here. year-over-year. on but comment fixing was you might are those caught some customers. undermined by that picked deals you still status lot what's pickup have that call large the about partner you sounds piece issues? Just reductions sequentially. it still on was of aren't the happening, I maybe last the guys you one up lot with said Could headcount are Marc, year, down bookings guys QX another channel existing that expanding then know that that of the been guess, happened I late like, from relationships existing the largely it And that enterprise talked I bookings on customers? there a touch a

Marc Levine

so mainly first the deals large on new Jamie, the Yes. customers. large deals, were

So you'll pickup We real this quarter. a last was that large were was recall, signal quarter. There that good us. it for this didn't some see volume deals any see good to as quarter so

are reps to The where, I moving own momentum. right direction. it's but think, want done, the right see necessary the between and in ultimately, partners, making the talked a would time smoothly. you little model any make the I that of their sales a is about in to second the last it as team to reps, partner Regarding takes whenever the in the get in operations as those your channel direction. relationship describe positive get to the And certainly and think we move I quarter, I saw channel think recalibrate and change to for start it connections what quarter, team, wouldn't I it describe our I business running people we bit think it I it's sales go-to-market direction,

Operator

line America. Cherny Our Bank comes question of next Michael of of from the

Michael Cherny

volume perspective? how price book what of clearly same-store your and you're still about core, You business previous that going activity, a talk terms in What's going bit growth on you're as market? talk a bookings from to at about base there, had? your growing the the of be they're As of about type doing book talk think else about think your about go-forward you've you basis, from the you What years. from And how customers always in clip a are pretty little see should but below client you the growing business? healthy getting you do you pickup. Can think trend what across of a

Marc Levine

Look, Yes. is was for was about Recurring quarter, collections. healthy. XX% is that And We the activity I the solid fact Collector the quarter. a talked with provider think Collector base signal. increase in XX% XX% base was that good provider base, business the the remaining certainly for up up revenue and the

that's think, rate. is to So be. stability, grow in to the a think to the we of to expect the I quarters it in where prepared bookings healthy in us maintain indicated with we several over It's And continue. line the and expected kind and seen that numbers, retention remarks, as past up really, continue I we'd we've the those to retention

me some base. So all stability for of things the in those signal

Operator

Goldwasser from Ricky question Morgan line Stanley. comes next the of Our of

Rivka Goldwasser

So the business? the cost And cutting How the biggest of the were continues about to savings? exceed margins we think for our sources should operating sustainable what expectations.

Marc Levine

took see driven that you in that at and last process are at this from So the actions carry business. we cost the the to related really that reflected end ran Most the savings in into really the this of we the structure year. of point passives year early Ricky, forward were actions

the the we as initial So any to baked material see of the reductions of into continue of were that result the R&D. about, be you more We be an way we to development. our think at actions They're related beginning perspective, going We've wouldn't financials. do some product into talked to that's right that. year, grow R&D business expecting up to program. and that From ramped significant savings the to we forward, going the a reinvesting

are see that's that well one in some that to growth. going that investments showing as make we results. necessary as that on is You increase the P&L area just new the platform, continue We're to sales to the think the out in as can see market. products to for we going bring the team work rolling continue that rearchitecture can those It's

Operator

the Piper Sean from of comes Jaffray. question next of Wieland line Our

Sean Wieland

you're So be in focusing on days segment, said bed you the where will were and said down hospital positive. experience customer you

your So the strategy. thinking into latest just segment an fits on hospital wanted to the how get update broader on

Marc Levine

a bed Yes. were actually Sean, so year-over-year. basis. on sequential up XXX% flat They days were

during the So brought we eight quarter. live added we -- new hospitals

a it As make but we great about the we're can still that to that well hospital is a and our sure before, make we to, customers we that talked committed experience. do sure want segment segment customer have

until focused and that feel do that certainly on have share. good going some hospital we it segment And smaller good customers then in, we're we that market market move relatively we're experience successfully just the get in. the So not really and we're to we can upstream take

Operator

Our next RBC. question comes from the line of George Hill of

George Hill

you Marc, change guess, there I has talk can churn you any of the comments quarter? rates? any success how can or on the was strategy guess, impacted the not about I in process go-to-market and retention kind during whether provide And client

Marc Levine

some The where think from Yes, of direction. scores I rate right mentioned, right saw we We churn, the movement churn in tracking with -- quarter to is our actually be. it another in the customers. George. in good NPS We expect our we're line as

now going So best direction right of moving that's in probably the of for our us, forward. leading and quarters several indicators one retention it's in improvement

look the then really perspective. team and team. things retention good organization, So sales are a from having how yes, kind go-to-market we that's of from the actually And go-to-market response

and them in them. whenever finishes team quarter, a Concern, I the that behind that tailwind pretty they with are felt I in strong, very I and energized. going it's the supported events quarter, the they finished middle good think happened company got them a the obviously, the they of strong but whole sales forward. And think behind think

in it showing have least QX. up for we confidence seems results a what they're to lot the So the doing, team, that and -- of at go-to-market be in

Jeffrey Immelt

These the goodwill And confidence mainly Marc speak said. clients. to There's with the XX for team probably now chance think our in are athenahealth. has for and me. think well are to our known had clients. market echo or tremendous support that tremendous from I'd I Marc's XX I the to people point, right great great commercial I've what company, support

Operator

the is Sean Dodge of question Jefferies. next Our line of from

Sean Dodge

Maybe one term. longer got any and on a I being margins the talked come savings longer margin thoughts still belt. ramping targets mean, quarters. the you I Marc, or from Do now in over under reinvestment you've reflected fully or term your have about margin coming on guess, to R&D initiatives cost couple of what trajectory quarters should you could be?

Marc Levine

you the this What sure to expansion margin our for look, picture client not places while. and direction, end anything we're in it activity, going of clearly, I for going we up. to to we're ability -- interrupt margin interrupt not of we we've important out a but priorities sure platform right. most to I we to products to make signaled that opportunities it increased on figure what is get want really yes, we go-to-market new are. something here out and about that the experience Those right perspective, thing the creation, are that those business forward value the roll So make want talked doing has think haven't our to do moving value creation not Sean, now, I the when think where going about the in right continue from and and potential interrupt going that that are to business that that's going to work the

ways but not of that's to So at we'll to land kind continue this going going at can look to to always continue margin, ready call that We're look it. we're we point. where at expand to

Operator

next line the is Hooker of Donald from Our KeyBanc. question of

Donald Hooker

gap add So in could your P&L? that maybe maybe all service around you small what can in on acquisition make offering? like Can management May. a filled financially kind of anything contract elaborate elaborate And the you -- maybe on you -- you to made that looks did

Marc Levine

Yes, sure.

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Operator

from Our Oppenheimer. the of Naidu Mohan next of question comes line

Mohan Naidu

guys one new right in that? on you flat you And like It looks more what What follow-up is but just segment. the small causing hospital quarter Marc, quick or eight hospitals attrition. days had attrition the to are seeing doing bed now? this change

Marc Levine

the on a small is basis. said, sequentially and I it's relatively Yes. up small We're Look, were and year-over-year numbers, bringing hospital we haven't you as business that live, right -- these The now talked a about attrition in the growing accounts pretty mentioned still space. base. The Mohan. in off days, bed we're flat base

really now you even discharge can that movements So they base in swings I cause have installed have hospitals days. These are we're don't of right the bed big census numbers. small and in, can think activity within small that

So census in a still on in hospitals it these sequential small bed to a will move days base discharge a in take lot basis. a numbers for small result with

So I read than don't that this at in would it think point into time. more I

Operator

line comes the next Our David question Leerink. Larsen of of from

David Larsen

that in some like of be the some also you or checks? you about pop on you then in solution, cost bit Are last little product, or adding I Coordinator fully year, along health benefit staffed like touch force? functionality the there adding think new may reduction late enhancing that How mentioned real-time that Following process? not? the a can sales And talk the you you you're far products the are some that you Can sales back. guys

Marc Levine

sure. Yes,

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good pretty that. feeling we're So about

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Jeffrey Immelt

small the change really high the to during and impacted add was traction which said. group most probably from quarter. the the showed year, Marc last would think some second I Win rates I segment, what remain

commercial think, So engaged team is us hard. things, all I in make like driving those the feel really

Operator

Nephron is Research. Our the from line next of Eric of question Percher

Eric Percher

board's leveraging unlocking the opportunities the of Jeff, a athena's an your the alternatives And question that's Are as view and that is you public regarding like mission? the of to what I'd a about value thinking hear you key your standalone as Or the market? then value and today. platform? see do reflected in platform. on to the comment to accelerate this obtain not opportunity

Jeffrey Immelt

independent really about or what think limited a strong say, it's to Look, Eric, company. potential process initiated There's we will look, the good I I consider an it's sale can feel a I we've would that. in company, -- whether interest I'm that -- all outcomes for remaining and and athenahealth, say,

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Operator

line question Baird. comes of Robert the Matthew from Gillmor of next Our

Matthew Gillmor

process. as on I concerns a of Similar part question some to what's the feedback met been what of you of review their provide process. that. could have and the Jeff in mentioned questions you've details hoping review terms was been athena for had their or that clients lot with

Jeffrey Immelt

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Operator

next Sachs. of Robert question line comes of our Jones the And from Goldman

Nathan Rich

and just Nathan decline population And more is could level, quarter? lives just about for high about maybe health drove you in position maybe you talk This of the on overall future for need demand better in the what the level Rich Marc, of Bob. the talk do what market. think line of product to in this seeing to offering the kind the this you're you in kind

Marc Levine

Yes.

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Operator

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Stephanie Davis

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Marc Levine

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Jeffrey Immelt

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Operator

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Jeffrey Immelt

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Dana Quattrochi

That's right.

Jeffrey Immelt

Good.

Operator

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