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SXT Sensient Technologies

Participants
Paul Manning Chairman, President and CEO
Stephen Rolfs SVP and CFO
Michael Sison KeyBanc Capital Markets
Brett Hundley Vertical Group
Francesco Pellegrino Sidoti & Company
Christopher Perrella Bloomberg Intelligence
Garo Norian Palisade Capital Management
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Operator

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sensient Technologies Corporation 2017 Third Quarter Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. At this time for opening remarks, I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Steve Rolfs. Please go ahead, sir.

Stephen Rolfs

morning. Good Senior Chief Rolfs, Sensient Officer President Corporation. Technologies Vice Steve Financial and of I'm to of results. welcome conference like would I all discuss third call you XXXX quarter financial to Sensient's to Sensient's I'm morning Officer. joined and by Manning, this Chief Chairman, Paul Executive President XXXX released financial quarter our results. Yesterday, third we at A copy site is on our now of available the web release sensient.com.

results of During of the with costs a which is evaluate with Non-GAAP as and comments costs, comments as including financial Private the investors investors of this non-GAAP Investor Litigation the directly comparable We this connection provide information A GAAP. release. in these impact to financial reporting we of restructuring we noted the GAAP filings. to or the today, performance accordance section website the most between to with encourage review measures will reconciliations currency from also substitute improve certain available movements forward-looking reference responses reconciliation on made financial include questions, non-GAAP Reform our remove press your our for in we may morning, of call considered These other defined remind Company's everyone in I XXXX. like believe statements our would non-GAAP to make measures be isolation as and the measures, at to Act financial results Information that in sensient.com Securities morning. information and not Company's financial financial should in in periods. the additional comparability calculated measures

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Paul Manning

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revenue flat, low be For digit to to with quarter, expect growth. I the profit mid-single fourth

points low of for next deliver operating ahead Looking growth basis improvement Fragrances to at revenue year, I profit Flavors to and mid-single margin expect mid-single XXX least, digit year. the growth, and to digit

on the Steve $X.XX provide We growth. guidance represents I quarter EPS single about are the you results. to future. and to remain company's optimistic very $X.XX the our maintaining now be details digit high which additional adjusted with will year, mid between third for

Stephen Rolfs

quarter $XX.X impairments, Indianapolis restructuring and was million include Paul. asset the period quarter this year's costs you, related to of year. million third in income to results the to in Thank year's last $X The charges third quarter. for restructuring The $XX in costs Sensient's operating million site. in operating compared primarily the in $X last quarter the income of to million due are non-cash closure the comparable other

$XX.X operating million adjusted of million and third respectively. $XX XXXX was and costs, XXXX other income in and restructuring the the Excluding quarters

period quarter. were compared operations year. and in last X% translation the in approximately Diluted currency the higher were $X.XX and third last to $X.XX quarter. expenses. quarter last income was in by reduced by the income year's and quarter continuing driven earnings and third earnings by by operating year's and per corporate from by year. Color Restructuring increase share in in in in Flavors lower and Foreign the costs quarter per $X.XX per this and both X% $X.XX in comparable increased earnings adjusted $X.XX operating in in quarter EPS period Fragrances the the comparable The share approximately Adjusted revenue share other $X.XX third

of this was $X.XX in results increased and period operations million million XXXX respectively. compared XXXX, in nine months in the costs comparable nine adjusted to Operating costs, of first year, $XXX.X first include the of restructuring of XXXX $XXX.X first in adjusted last $XX.X Foreign in impact year. the were per months and income the and $XXX.X diluted XXXX. other and same continuing share last period, operating the translation million in in of and first other currency first from $X.XX year the of Adjusted nine quarter. months the the $XXX.X nine The months EPS this restructuring nine Removing operating was year. $X.XX income per the million million by months million of and earnings in $XX.X share income

did flow $XX Cash quarter from the period. income significant approximately between were operations to in diluted and per and compared earnings expenditures the year-to-date expenditures the $XX.X not million last translation on in for in currency quarter. adjusted $XX.X $XX to year's impact third have was adjusted the capital or $XX be expect operating a the Foreign year. million million for quarter, million share Capital we million

number this for estimates was $XX previous $XX million Our million. to

During we the approximately shares opportunistically XXX,XXX of third we more repurchased than XXX,XXX have common purchased stock. Year-to-date, shares. quarter,

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opportunistic evaluating we We for this you term approach on for open will which much time very morning, capital questions. to an acquisitions includes call Thank long repurchases will prudent the a allocation and your now share take to and balanced, continue your strategy, our basis.

Operator

comes question first our Sison KeyBanc. And Instructions]. Mike from from [Operator

Michael Sison

and there. as the you mid-single that look has growth? consistent Hey XXXX, quarter guys. that in into been gives growth. of you to out you head What Flavors can low think Fragrances, Nice type now, of when you about XXXX generate kind that struggle Paul, you confidence, digit as revenue

Paul Manning

be Couple now, number there. good I lot am right the beyond, so or trends of of a seeing our they'd I think Americas there I one, in factors; in businesses some so are think whether

overall. customers, also colors. And mentioned two, I regional the but exceeds growth in I are not whose certainly customers of rate, then and We on. that focused in Flavors, local plays the think small only out, types think, underlining actively number market that we

culling I last like good. about factor we quarter, that and were in So up are more you we up think factor Pacific we then at Asia factors situation, When I are down in about X.X. those are about a look when X.X%. this you [ph], When X.X%

-- think probably from is again, enough, I I positive can't or the it another can't behind my standpoint. And underestimate us. fourth that's that is think distraction So say the of major restructuring I

homemade and I think new sort that on of focus of fixing gives commercial a issues. found activities less

legislative I Taking respect that for think or little So sugar been those less particularly say four trends are developing with will many desired. important. little more there very the bit we certainly extracts, changes sugar, think, salt, something from in markets, out and to a technical for as have swapping three certainly a is a of I well, good And very a both of is be a as the salt a number out number markets. issues standpoint. There a interest flavors there bit in has and -- in good of a regions growing I for then use there, of offering these substitute in think

to of and offer as us, that's as think for I a successful very because historically. been these we they So opportunity are well, be sales I think company good technically each a have where able one driven

Michael Sison

have and business and improving the that you it. to portfolio the on in you margins Okay, in And talked repositioning you great. lot solutions really of a as lower about, And driven. know , embarked then, be margin improved have called divested when Flavors stuff ’XX you Fragrance more

As XXXX, just portfolio into like maybe you have or and to acquisition looking products been are that new is and such? head if what areas to add, not, this other you'd that the improve, you via the

Paul Manning

I with the to well portfolio, was -- start think certainly many businesses. it the of Well good in

obviously taste of lot trends. palettes continue consumer a change consistent of continue changing with We have these in The lot evolve. to to these a enhanced and regions that

throughout for the think that do good to So pretty the with, do well. And these something job libraries a had organization. that I as that's we flavors

these prefaces think So a It of you big plays effectiveness that's very it. can well. expected. EBIT that growth of tell that I part portfolios the the out I with in we

Group today, tell publicly that are I the at declared As in overall margin is EBIT that for that, at Americas essentially goal every can we now -- have I as the the now I look group. our benchmark business you

efforts we what the So very flavor is good conclude then historical had with on really that enhance tell which ingredients, the you EBIT the and certainly then the we portfolio that a the to flavors, GAAP also points our price selling we would and margin, need where that of better strong that on. be strategy from emphasis would Europe. is, But would at and you in okay, executing are than

execute type actually these do that Pacific, quantifiable -- So evidence that the and throughout are so, at real positive enhanced in on demonstrated have flavor indicative the and selling there that company flavors, can price Americas, the and certainly is, we in we Asia want in of therefore we we of margins the can points enhanced EBIT overall.

So will quite well. There potentially more is Europe. upside Americas as to efforts businesses focus well these in still continue in as the frankly,

grow beyond, have confidence So results there, transferrable the this gives to Europe. are that, me that we definitely that of we our to showing been able more operations specific to there, lot are and

Michael Sison

but Maybe your your growing customers double I am is terms grow is part in which double fast, that fast, is the growth companies follow-up, market ability price growing in that quick [considering pretty of that cosmetics, and sense digits the or one help And wrong, of that this that, the to I don't are][ph] digit the business? adapt Okay. driving impressive.

Paul Manning

when think, or But what cosmetics, is about latter. other of rate. really world borne pockets not market innovation the bit some In to bit care stretch fulfilling The a parts can in innovation. an be from you'd other long our industry. lines. the in that in is the are innovation, approach store certain a food overall I a The what in term to there than moment words, and results general, and to on longer words, product In that longer. shelf, personal even on are you on sales longer, of growing is perhaps in very cycles very show at a the a cosmetics bit tend cases, Yet these see in certain quite

seeing from this a in success certainly and are the year, have even these year we those into for and efforts. prior little and bit So of a results been last lot cosmetics, year,

what enough R&D? folks but so, and tell year know know are in place of well, -- years. we exactly you on are right precisely is, can that for results money seven the spending the say, I to And when. in seeing will I by they want we driven the I plan had that And R&D, launch we business spending cosmetics being you And are much how fellows have many-many efforts think what five NPD our are money hey, throughout now, oftentimes to don't significantly -- innovation

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So these are market to think advantage take positive right now. that dynamics, fundamentally of we are I all very able

Michael Sison

Great. you. Thank

Paul Manning

Okay. Thanks Mike.

Operator

And Group. Hundley question the from Brett your next Vertical from comes

Brett Hundley

morning Hey, good guys.

Paul Manning

Hey Brett.

Brett Hundley

you a question Paul, the Flavor/Fragrance two margin. had for I part on

And seemingly this are to of statement you your your goal segment of year, how XX% an off QX talked about margin that this at you mainly expectation easing for with improvement for least year. performance that's your the So due year.

for bips of least the at committed the on time, However, year. the being for at at remained to full QX had report, at XXX hopeful improvement or that end you QX least

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Paul Manning

Okay.

first on to the part year. So and the this margin expectation margins the

As you the we I XXX did that QX. were look four was quarters to out -- We to basis in back points think year, of about XXX it again EBIT. last of three certainly of

We are QX, here on QX. in all and the XX know up certainly we about story

We are the very always businesses, and pushing expectations. create we high

of of the products of, the good very with have Some matter pipeline, is carry therefore projects got projects a this business. projects and margin overall and lot close, higher they benefit generally consistent strategy, and a when we are are to in the that

affected So quarters. be even been of two unfortunately year the have put three last or sometimes back that it a for in launches, beyond years, have and shouldn't delayed, and of anybody particular two any back these launches, been by surprise can timing lot even pushed estimates these a to that, pushed quarter, as come the last

about you can pipeline to what realistic the remain so, And do. want

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Brett Hundley

appreciate color. that I helpful. really That's

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Paul Manning

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Brett Hundley

journey. the appreciate I

as into should Steve, Just CapEx that updated as or we XXXX Should that management? quick we a more real is read of that the by of of more delay read more a delay? views on change,

Stephen Rolfs

little bit little have of restructuring may be priorities, changed QX, the delay. focus of the there and a put a some It's on QX bit our in in of a both. so even with it Certainly we have could

number are because the and to do I also. fewer think an on and that into of revision so think have maintenance year. so realization the down, our relatively number We I update, come and facilities we a lot the CapEx needs restructuring, a in revised based conservative of bit going little the our is

Paul Manning

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me projects, some So don't ROI no of the certain opportunity any company. simply decline yield a this or is for significant that opportunity to ROI saying

as And think calculation part so that's of I this well.

evolved appealing real have things look didn't perhaps as sign. some a As they formally, positive as or changed, think that's had and projects I certain

Brett Hundley

great. That's All for the right. Thanks time guys.

Paul Manning

Okay. Brett. Thanks

Operator

the Francesco And comes our next Sidoti. from line of Pellegrino question from

Francesco Pellegrino

Good morning guys.

Stephen Rolfs

morning. Good

Paul Manning

Francesco. Hi

Francesco Pellegrino

you lines, be am not concern, specifically, Fragrances end for like had any to? bit, over attributable reassess given maybe CapEx sure the product here if or the as Just be tempered appealing. projects am year's it's million might if Colors, that causing delay, next -- certain mentioned just in there of wondering, some certain could whether be about I little not the or you sort since will streams maybe Flavors quarter market fourth we $XX or a were to discussing expectations investments just to may -- where left is reduction I revenue between carry and of not

Paul Manning

No.

think fact CapEx, of not you When significant project. a In about it's at if all.

two from First going or anywhere complete year to it. to it's take all, of

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invest if we then to to might find CapEx the up, revenue. opportunities number to we fact, trouble, are you more the thought in more in In need generate see business because I shoot

Francesco Pellegrino

Okay. in fair a forward But be that a is is be that potential the planning needs of guidance end then? market long your slowing again, all indicative -- could term of your in down a change to then nature indicated, it a how any there in you actually CapEx it question had and that thinking reduction

Paul Manning

have would No. changed It's on indicative a I my mind investment. of, anything good be that

Francesco Pellegrino

that had to regards Okay. guidance provided full I that for be given Flavors and the is year in revenue In actually you think to Fragrances, guidance the flat, regards you quarter your right? and fourth Flavors to

Stephen Rolfs

That was QX.

Francesco Pellegrino

Okay.

Stephen Rolfs

It was QX. applied guidance to revenue flat a

Francesco Pellegrino

Okay, okay, QX.

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Paul Manning

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Francesco Pellegrino

to was any authorization, repurchase in your during fourth adjusted helpful. of to quarter does regards fourth Okay. item number range; the the guidance share One the range implied EPS repurchases addition housekeeping given quarter? imply That share adjusted guidance the EPS

Stephen Rolfs

really amount. Not basis. share share opportunistic based our repurchase a significant given really. It's on not is No, count our on right an program, and now,

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Francesco Pellegrino

it, not you mentioned for I sure And the fourth rate Okay. implied am tax quarter? the if

Stephen Rolfs

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Francesco Pellegrino

perfect. you much. guys Okay, so Thank

Paul Manning

Francesco. Thanks Okay.

Operator

our from question Intelligence. Christopher next Perrella And comes Bloomberg from

Christopher Perrella

A question has the that disruption the regards Hi, the in good to morning. first of business half stabilized year? on in customer that Asia; happened

Paul Manning

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and want where certainly nowhere You be, it up, saw that was near where can I be. to the top line it

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future the good continues think I very-very be to in Asia. So

Christopher Perrella

flavors you the seen growth in competition increased the or from trying regional business, seen And players smaller has market small companies? in larger slowed at label bids other the companies? and reach the among customers, you among to right. Have private All have activity since increased regional down,

Paul Manning

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Christopher Perrella

One realized what number? Okay. still question, are housekeeping for Fair XXXX, any your to be savings expectations restructuring enough. that for

Paul Manning

range the $X talking are $X in million to We million. of

Christopher Perrella

very you Thank Okay. much.

Paul Manning

Christopher. Okay. Thank you,

Operator

of Capital. line Palisade Garo our from And next Norian question from comes the

Garo Norian

Hey guys.

Paul Manning

Hey Garo.

Garo Norian

maintenance days? things small these few CapEx ballpark your would a What Just here. you

Paul Manning

I -- to am say about $XX would $XX million. I thinking million

Stephen Rolfs

I million. would about $XX

Garo Norian

can of, this color than doing kind you year, little or the things rolled doing Is just on expecting Okay. of on give you for And restructuring you next into kind guess, is is? I that a then sooner incremental that what been you would have haven't things that thought, are just that might you have year, exactly? what that are or

Stephen Rolfs

understand the I On restructuring want make I -- question. which, sure on your to

Garo Norian

reduced, Well considering the of I kind non-GAAP because gap the mean Has versus I guess? the yeah, GAAP incremental the gotten the restructuring, for this restructuring year. is some

Stephen Rolfs

Yeah.

was it. So what

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write some the on we had So down assets. fixed

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Garo Norian

it. Got Great.

much. Okay, that's all I need. so Thanks

Paul Manning

Garo. thanks Okay,

Operator

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Stephen Rolfs

Okay, thank morning. you for your this everybody time

call today. Thank As follow-up the and moderator any us by all means, a have that our conclude will you said, for questions call, give you. if can you

Operator

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