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Stephen J. Rolfs SVP and CFO
Paul Manning Chairman, President, and CEO
Heidi Vesterinen Exane BNP Paribas
Mark Connelly Stephens Inc.
Mitra Ramgopal Sidoti & Company, LLC
David Green Boldhaven
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Operator

Good morning and welcome to the Sensient Technologies Corporation 2020 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions]. After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions]. is event this note, being recorded. Please now Mr. would like to to over conference the turn I Rolfs. Steve go Please sir. ahead,

Stephen J. Rolfs

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Paul Manning

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Stephen J. Rolfs

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questions. open We the now will call for your

Operator

[Operator Instructions].

first Vesterinen go Please Our Heidi from question Exane. ahead. with is

Heidi Vesterinen

morning. good Hi,

Paul Manning

Hi Heidi.

Heidi Vesterinen

strong Couple flavors of please. in questions on growth the

On you then And the the how with much you had was And please strong to So think Thanks. had we you how know regaining on market point XX% that disappointed? on second many go your of on much U.S. outlined driven that. market flavors, exposure the how and was think quantify overall customers very driven by you the first the start and lost? do and do is market question regain to was to year, customers all, let's on last initiatives you and further could there you price? of big the volume you was have previously very, much that you that customers, growth U.S.

Paul Manning

comments the Okay, so U.S. a couple of on

we towards half U.S. the think of kind first across of consumers product you XXXX year, was of volume year, had the two, were ways the was A these stockpiling the So really want of lot it. throughout certainly in I the a growth the -- that in down Number market certainly Board of as cycles as the lot however second were describe went one observed it to stockpiling. categories. half launches point. receded, By or that's

launching were from I launches. think launches when raw lot bigger a just that. those the a XX% In quite customers you launches, the for meaning it down product But customers in the product consider estimates it Now bit attainable, of of the number was down suppliers. fewer words, value more by our less than about other launches of Value was smaller

the think a factor. two I launches were it factors, those in second was So reduction half

the were accelerated I throughout year. really as you the lower can kind we're volumes as our But the of group, mentioned end heavy then growth think flavor much the I towards year. and -- in our very the beginning, in see of

quite segments. And the in bit say probably rate excess of could market higher. was believe grew be, so Other what X% to second half, a to regardless a were these well growth we I actuality think fair in segments market we of X% that volume in of that in it's to about it some

flavor in board group. really each the was key segments success within and our certainly across So kind group of food of our in and the the the within U.S. colors pharma

our So we gone many, spent customers. regaining about your a restructuring lot of years is the time focusing on And our many them, core P&C customers, question to now.

I we well that past impacts. are those think

the have, XXXX generated, on built I which the certainly ability hold something in wins is that back hurt really us was we've upon we think to the to success really that and our XXXX. business that new

So factors. think I very, are key these very two

in us business have. to part very, We're a As market you very consumers. maintain end look aggressive we of a to win, to continue at the opportunity to XXXX, for the lot products launching that's continue about that there's certainly to of

chances we'd With take there, very, our your very respect there. compete think let so And we price we volume that. like Steve to I'll effectively

Stephen J. Rolfs

Sure.

the say flavor growth X%. volume was would I So price largely driven, was about

So the was there most volume. of growth

Heidi Vesterinen

Thanks.

So down. then launches could on if being talks I about your follow-up product

you appetite flavors? do see or innovation too up do off it's see early in and So taking that picking you

Paul Manning

we to of is use bellwethers sampling the Well, of customers. one our rate

probably during So XXXX, with our XX% reduction with sampling a XX% to customers. to average interestingly about consistent launches our down in enough was XX% XX% on

believe sampling here, would I we think that revenue is So rate XXXX. we a achievable mid-single-digit look suggest growth forward our in as

see first half personal type even the interest -- would back they the than more customers, our when half is as second would with would tremendous launch indications be as think timing true that the see talk absolutely most launching. indications business I pipeline, factor half in But our we half customers of is using our about That is of that think sample we would than we we business. bellwether. first at of I thinking we -- heavy our I there be more back you're care would in think a look launches our factor. anticipate at a certainly the definitely XXXX, Certainly timing. food in That's being

opportunity of cleaning COVID revitalize line, ingredients. have product their lot We this up taken a customers introducing who've really during natural more to labels,

So there I improvement second is answer the here and food was activity a of food would for XXXX, But real incremental beverage. particular here for in half the say the would first the and anticipate half in half lot in launches, of very beverage, market. some short I good second care for think but on Heidi in I personal long-term

Heidi Vesterinen

Thank you.

Operator

[Operator Instructions]. Mark is Please with question from go Connelly The Inc. ahead. next Stephens,

Mark Connelly

couple categories you really when you. things, of thinking and hit Thank you seen last A year, how like actually in half about Can well candy to cream talk first those categories? of the much the second got I'm quarter recovery energy. and back particular you've in hard ice

Paul Manning

would you're half say particularly of that was Europe. last in I ice the bad, cream Yeah, first right, pretty year

the occasion cream as market in a Much of progressed, lot is use, the the think be that Europe. feeling in for ice right. continued Americas, improved but of year to I driven it headwinds

consumed the in So home Europe say, cream of outside a Americas more lot than, ice the market. is

headwind really in we products, play, improvements not in would I second flavors that If than things XXXX. there and maybe throughout think but anything, saw so much. that growth don't area pretty, aren't the And flavored not going colored Europe, and there say because that a was we that first wouldn't Candy big don't think less because worse be headwinds colored, were we necessarily lot areas There's in traditional a in that I chocolate, continue to highly a indulge by was out. I it's but in. half, highly of beyond cocoa been little play flavored it's half we definitely was folks

side, saw Asia that's drinks, pretty steady a market, good certainly Europe the -- we really the us. across drinks. steady on Americas, to for energy the energy had And pretty to from On world in a growth a year energy that

Mark Connelly

there. of helpful. going in to couple there Okay, initiative your last talk footprint. the of maybe last the question, progress that's just over obviously Is significant a on you've that of at was some or more couple But of market? about room to quarters, manufacturing made sort go the that second is And lot a be some years

Paul Manning

No, would was the big I I the ago, two phase many principally phase at mean say work years and it's margin. one our flavors. directed that restructuring

I right footprint top we and you on saw and think the of XX completed that we've The very those last portfolio in much the that months, substantially. certainly driven. got divestitures were certainly

yeah, about optimize XX restructuring take means We're really technology, think very, the always efficiencies organization, where we out done not like I'll XX but I the still footprint, business, organization the I with to portfolio a far here. We by streamlined SG&A to more right. optimizing But more on improving we're and the of food in wake but a to along very care we're looking an costs beverage, done, days think to was that, us utilize any or you, XXXX. for our from always So manufacturing tell contemplating, enhance massive actually looking standpoint to took no it There's are to like is areas I us. for at do. around personal it's focused out standpoint. in inventory, pharma, organization, we're like more there with not

very these opportunities the in for continue improve think and We be good a big there. still to that team on lot particular operating working going got flavors. So helpful as margin in us are to profit we very, a I so of

Mark Connelly

one slot just could to attrition. question, lower customer I if more you And pointed in

run lower the obviously market You've to you your have in made there your changes way Is products. some significant you attrition more there hit or targets? room

Paul Manning

be to zero. attrition want always you Well,

it a attrition philosophical real a Customers suppose the attrition is of they from it, than delist product, it's they they remove down our yeah, natural. substantially of more the a market. target have some I I mean target. So is and But

from the But some down natural providing we're the markets new in lot letting So out to and I'm you the everybody a that's thing of this hate other projects kind Sensient by there service expect the pulled market. make is particularly to is being in that customer way. up driven to got in knows focused of things business. win for would serving, other a attrition that which poor there's And part you say I or are on that your losing then

And that I any strong really customer service. other part our the make indulge day with It's and something very think businesses business, a may blanketing day activities of lost running customers we often in very point really fundamental but it's good so things of that a in. the to gets

now we're that. very, on very focused So

and of real think trends those some in I year terms reversing XXXX. in a say XXXX improving was banner of and XXXX might've seen you

focused send like swapping the competitors us in there business out. sticky the contemplating a for that customer on Those would be as answer groups. very our don't technically tremendous or defensible those that far risk represents and be been more other tend sophisticated last that. point sophisticated And in to have our I on more that certainly good perhaps a attrition we selling there So we've is products are

with are how attrition, think some part of going it's an respect commercially. about of the think those we So to to be ongoing we things

could. So down yeah, it lower I would even I if to like get

Mark Connelly

Thank you. helpful. very That's

Operator

Heidi a is Please question with Exane. next The go follow-up from Vesterinen ahead.

Heidi Vesterinen

had your on please? and Hi costs you couple, I year cost last what about our a natural think headwinds. And outlook ingredients, again, in specifically pricing talked is material raw

at Thanks. question acquisitions second you is exposure of examples plant-based on, looking exposed we about sensible interested the So and perhaps lastly, And in sort you're then if to you your could out if And latest some trend please what you the please? are XXXX? the give as what there? is acquisitions, is talked there look sensible then what

Paul Manning

Okay.

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a inflation I think amount in we raw general, materials. don't see of on tremendous

there went very to were course we inflation availability very, or But last the were really across was annual on that for us problematic of other overall raw couple reasonable factors. products some, impact the some a of to into As year always were due pricing somewhat board material in discussions, an general, there over us.

so take us not in the to game. as a a broad XXXX than more a some therefore, in may volume revenue a XXXX. pricing here Certainly for And is surgical us we growth be going pricing of game and for it's initiative say there, based contribution but

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come. to there's really it to continued get lot technology of for real requires some number But think one that right. that potential it's I of in a years market a

to go want that say S&I something material let me, to raw you back one me Steve, there. Let on if

Stephen J. Rolfs

Sure.

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to whatever out structure gone no think change big have pricing with in So we we recapture And to. the there. needed also I cost

change big well as that we in to XXXX did cost XXXX. no front there. So on the And product uh, expect perform, line into it

Paul Manning

Heidi, And third question, then sensible your acquisitions. on

to constitute much to avenues product are lines portfolio, to want our one a invest focused these would good more in. tell that you with continue acquire. that of we So, any could portfolios really I

treated whether we're excipients, everything personal potentially of surface lasers pigments. Any us. could mix ingredients be many, of care food So for talking about these from which pharmaceutical colors, in things ranging are one soluble to the there

And for so it's earn interesting insist companies a mean, There's there. market, I of and able lot of we shareholders. out an lot right? a on companies to acquire a and out established being there's our more there, startup return

And so to would say shareholders. that of I be, to interest returns about when something sensible, the the talking implement, our generate I'm our think ability I in

of of fewer are in there but things maybe so these those, And sort tend move to cycles.

something you're But going kind product not segments, that optimistic be in XXXX. blockbuster And I of anticipate there so see XXXX. make us we some on to interest but can be in patient acquisition of may some I'm very, very sort would

bigger very hey, too. we prudent, but you be think something to want could very, I come know along never

return but we paying got a and earning to we're And we're very possibilities lot of that open a there, we're, sure make on range very, of so to acquisition.

Heidi Vesterinen

Thank you.

Paul Manning

Heidi. Thanks Okay.

Operator

Mitra is Excuse from Please next ahead. Ramgopal me, the with question Sidoti. go

Mitra Ramgopal

Thanks taking Yes, hi, questions. good morning. for the

First, I you little a subjective, us it's back of impact line? just sense you wanted at -- in on COVID I give know to terms the as and can to as bottom if the you think XXXX of but was look a what

Paul Manning

a business. a of it very that net took makeup people real going to mentioned, our company. the it Leading was our negative negative specifically just was With Steve much Well, -- as not that it personal out, clearly net was portion care toll. more and

and comment, problem Ice mentioned sort but still first though, or it a then right. so very Just earlier, Food a was that mixed, cream hit in go but the headwind, does -- in second beverage, wasn't. the somewhat half, Candy half a service over was was hard headwind. that Mark to headwind. less was a food very, it also asked was of a

in conclusion, suppose it's a net it but so a I And was for real negative us. mixed much very bag,

hell think think a instrumental what Now, just really really out And to that our we of opportunity of them. customers service of very a is And this and us our in to meaningful the then helping in an that I commercially as on business lot net in focus and us way. in this we accomplished invest I took positive was to really, mission to market. parts for was win really a really business,

whether open people very Sensient in was So very fronts, for we it as lot very, knew mission of a we delivering delivering shipments, seriously. our business, reliable took or being reviewed and was samples

we So a think from going that launches into COVID. and second and But improve activity. certainly respect as XXXX, was see half the improvements optimistic product is everybody's with customer I think incremental go do we that benefit to I to

the optimistic we're for mid-single-digit can our that So growth achieve we rate year.

Mitra Ramgopal

Okay.

great. improvement, the sounds in that operating the to plan is as assuming Now also seems about guidance that initiatives? And those then that I'm you're halfway relates through it contribution from baking some

Stephen J. Rolfs

charge that not in a a a which the talking huge being past, this about when This to say fraction about couple of scale, is -- what done of facilities, non-cash. order think of is Yeah. impact the really from is a on off, we've most you economic magnitude we're

of so millions nicely. And say those are quite terms of tens in rather than speaking we're But, millions. progressing

probably that done lot conduct half And will we'll lot event be where we'll a a then I done of is have the get really you'd first expect group Again, of And segment nominal that restructuring where a of get would and very like a kind the is to of confident be some is of fairly of and benefits. second color that. we'll impact born activity. see the the so we year in then benefits, should feel that XXXX full in really personal you'll But correctly. We see those of experience that. care more and that that see half where that

Mitra Ramgopal

as with the curious thanks. with with that to going terms the if with nice look -- could go, comfortable here No, was divestitures comfortable existing there, forward growth? how now a I of offering, to always just I you able you're to in close know one get you of now more business, some add very revamped the coming Okay. or terms And in you with just but really at are something product being

Paul Manning

right like I food done and demonstrated I nice really in over personal track care our like there. our We've think COVID it. before well odds I colors quite the a years. had certainly Well, record

chances our like I So there, great markets.

we strong have very think I there. strategies

I think we portfolios. have very good

the where that of underlining for I portfolio, flavor, food, add not ditto really, real and to course for good open something can from be opportunities And and type a to in flavors fill the good the top of reasons real operate think is, of is and again, a S&I it on, extracts trends our is, with successful up acquisition have are we on here estimation really with good. think extract those tough, extracts a towards insist the great point smart integrity. could and future. we strong. a good, a great in sure. really a is around continue a who that gap natural leaders And and also we and are much But high label growth, is programs and think And really production, the customer, there a and degree I types It's the markets have or really desirable with same group, then having trends layer really, of maybe having portfolio expectations we're on more of it's with market what well-suited Same I that. towards drives successful for my we lot really lot business, local success to in, and of right. to And and have similarly of then they converting trends more whether and really leaders leaders. our year innovation a flavors

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Mitra Ramgopal

traction globally just [ph] the sort you the way expand a some to China more And within of is on or Thanks. meant platform color -- is that gain local of Yat-Sun then the still? just collaboration, partnership, if a finally, market can give really having that Okay.

Paul Manning

is it in does Well -- long and certainly this way partnership. goes China, a global it a

opportunities. very high our things and I the and the this back we rates. are And types our see we recovers a we Yatsan with strong And, we're good that optimistic with working very think for growth so resume China's and partnership And really customers. us. on good cosmetic of indicative is market [ph] that go fully that of market

that lot think Asian and lot the insight collaboration good case, of a grow beyond. we a but of a only to in potential and recognize they co-development so And market, not within recognize sharing, that I

that quite excited got that think we've great in we're I Pacific about and for cosmetic again, sure. in opportunities Asia So business

Mitra Ramgopal

taking questions. Okay. Thanks the for

Paul Manning

Okay, thanks Mitra.

Operator

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David Green

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Paul Manning

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David Green

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David Green

thanks. many Right,

Paul Manning

David. Thanks, Okay.

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