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EMR Emerson Electric

Participants
Pete Lilly Director, IR
David Farr Chairman & CEO
Surendralal Karsanbhai Executive President, Emerson Automation Solutions
James Froedge EVP, Commercial & Residential Solutions Business
Andrew Kaplowitz Citigroup
Joseph Ritchie Goldman Sachs Group
Charles Tusa JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Andrew Obin Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jeffrey Sprague Vertical Research Partners
John Walsh Crédit Suisse
Gautam Khanna Cowen and Company
Joshua Pokrzywinski Morgan Stanley
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Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Emerson First Quarter of 2021 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]. Please note that this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Pete Lilly, Investor Relations Director. Please go ahead.

Pete Lilly

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David Farr

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

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David Farr

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James Froedge

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David Farr

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James Froedge

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David Farr

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James Froedge

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

Thank you, Jamie.

James Froedge

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David Farr

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James Froedge

Yes.

David Farr

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Operator

[Operator Instructions].

Citigroup. from with Kaplowitz comes question first Our Andy

Andrew Kaplowitz

to Dave, great community. the been investment you've of us: I I entire for a all know help speak

You keep real. it

keep Lal. You time, at which Congrats, the light it same appreciate. we

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David Farr

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Andrew Kaplowitz

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customers Automation maybe where to So of us your you're point bit and you up orders are that CapEx conversations seeing changing their little open a Solutions, with yet step tell back they're to if suggest maybe that starting spigots. in the could but your

David Farr

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been to are now small States projects about a spending. Lal's and even Europe, guys across hearing the in starting bit and what talk hearing we've quite So United and even they are

continue. So conversations will I think those

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James Froedge

Yes.

David Farr

Andy. is the means coming, channel that So

think that I So about good I feel it.

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And so I feel good now. about right it

Andrew Kaplowitz

the decline look obviously at to think bit, the front-running your then points risk margin XXX And despite little hear, improved revenue. good downturn when progression, basis about That's and Analyst the adjusted a in out the Automation by Dave. Day you Solutions we when you at of QX, coming of EBIT

efforts? next be mid-XX% teens of high the your And segment here you've incrementals years? you couple the delivering improves, restructuring back should you So over margin as over the given past capable in to about talked of that adjusted the a do see path

David Farr

but to he's let one answer have opinion, him my who's I'll Lal I because deliver. the that. it I'll answer let first got

Surendralal Karsanbhai

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David Farr

next X are going businesses. Those all quarters, think earlier-cycle the you to have the if his he's So way business. will higher-margin Lal's or about X business his unfold,

about Those are what's D&I, flow you businesses. for measurement you about those as going businesses and think That's you to think him business. instrumentation, if better-margin come And so first. think back about

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

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David Farr

first good margin I And be 'XX So those they're orders of have overall, ready, plans is into The ready to I for quarter the team up new goes to going the a that fourth one. double-digit perfect my tells peak And think they gut margin, into execution on he this done. think Not this. going a be 'XX have got set margins. in is he's quarter. is he's the think his he every execution good think, the focused will has will as me I But got around very 'XX, they half question of I reach to flow-through. really going strong like moves and --

Andrew Kaplowitz

Congrats Good again, luck, guys. Dave.

David Farr

much. very thank Andy, you

Operator

Sachs. comes The Joe next question from Ritchie with . Goldman

Joseph Ritchie

throughout Go going links. Dave, you're years. everything to fixed the hit missed. knee I be retirement. yes, you thanks for as well. the Enjoy soon. Lal, congratulations that hope get But

Surendralal Karsanbhai

you. Thank

Joseph Ritchie

that's couple Investor going to a Day And But weeks. tell look first you're the with margin my maybe that's us a And to portfolio, -- to I from structure. I the maybe more things slate. forward clean bit you question. us like a working trajectory, the But little cost know you're thinking at maybe about with how maybe yes, maybe the of closer. looking that's in at Lal, about talk maybe

making Just your that you organization? on have any imprint transition then and initial the thoughts the on

Surendralal Karsanbhai

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Joseph Ritchie

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James Froedge

Yes.

Joseph Ritchie

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James Froedge

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-- towards by to tougher so you see end time back come fourth, which last the you the get to got the comp. And a fourth of growth quarter. We started

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Operator

from comes JPMorgan. with The next Steve question Tusa

Charles Tusa

a the Dave, I lot years fun been times Congrats all both. to for the XX fun. thanks or It's over really you of don't last, so. know,

David Farr

much, at one least see each time. Hopefully, other we'll Thank you Steve. very more

Charles Tusa

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David Farr

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

watching We're Yes. -- Steve. sorry,

Charles Tusa

Go ahead, sorry.

Surendralal Karsanbhai

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little And so come we'll see him in a bit later.

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Charles Tusa

revenue how contribute And much will year? this OSI

Surendralal Karsanbhai

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David Farr

to it million. gets Hopefully, $XXX

Surendralal Karsanbhai

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David Farr

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

Yes.

first So million we in booked nearly quarter. $XX the

David Farr

Yes.

Charles Tusa

you. dynamic despite XQ. reason? prior then I margins margins something we year-over-year? I I the margin a year-over-year for adjusted you're basically mean, segment on driver on of this there flat guiding, it what's I going flattish was mean, decline, last to that kind to of Right. there Is a a Like, well guess, which have is of mix kind there any And Is is year cost? for above -- one price a quarter, there? one think,

David Farr

Yes.

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Charles Tusa

one first then tough a know for in you ride one CEO. Dave. as you, had And last I your kind year of

in here shoes like sitting streak same have months cut going break You from visibility the guidance. do kind the us be comfortable of had kind feel make not enough of we're that kind mean, to and X you I now? to of to

David Farr

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

No bubbles. SPAC

David Farr

you're No SPAC bubbles. optimist. Steve, an you. No such Thank SPAC bubbles.

James Froedge

you're what -- is want One seen thing But cycles follow all up this those I before. right, facing. the call, with to -- on want for these Dave is I we're to we've absolutely didn't

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Operator

comes of with question America. Bank Andrew next The from Obin

Andrew Obin

you, congratulations. Dave. Thank And Lal,

Surendralal Karsanbhai

Andrew. Thank you. you, Thank

Andrew Obin

little the the sort your are you Analyst of talk bit a the has So opportunities And of of conversations customers relates regarding question changed? specifically I'm maybe Senate, batteries. with into relates I guys Day. the think the to tone green control maybe the But at and goes what going to Democratic grid in it of anything Ovation mining it about you're talking tone related in as EVs seeing as to has things and on to change with terms

David Farr

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

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James Froedge

it, to on dedicated have going section Andrew. We're a

Surendralal Karsanbhai

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David Farr

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James Froedge

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David Farr

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it. about good So I feel

Andrew Obin

to have sounds follow-up on like software. you at guys it question bit a are say A about Analyst quite Day. It to the going

have referring $X.X growth But to it's market multiple you the like, sort think definitions guys of of software. to. software, expecting kind year? are grow sort what of I'm I you -- seen rates business think the I What for are you at this last billion. stand-alone have the And of That's what, there quarter?

Surendralal Karsanbhai

Yes.

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David Farr

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James Froedge

require legal When have there's remediate low-GWP they're to I going out Dave, monitor, you issue. requirements rolling to an to about how leak you often talking day. AXL if a you will how -- the start or mean, what have we the just other it it have, around you Yes. -- be refrigerants, sensing have it there's refrigerants, to were

data, business. time it's to our as more it's So more the real world and moves to just more and for huge going a that in the require direction, insight opportunity

David Farr

unless so so former run give much have chart: -- Andrew, and goodbye. we and hello of will one we lot me to probably Chairman, time. we eliminate so out but only have say, the Because they they'll time. But

see. we'll So

Andrew Obin

Thank Lal, again. you, congrats And Dave.

Surendralal Karsanbhai

Thanks, Andrew.

Operator

Vertical with Sprague Research. Jeff from comes question next The

Jeffrey Sprague

you. Dave, congrats. We're going really to miss

the the like last You're of Mohicans.

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David Farr

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Jeffrey Sprague

will Lal. No, doubt do job. that's right. no a And great Lal Congrats,

Surendralal Karsanbhai

Thank you, Jeff.

Jeffrey Sprague

the based any, discussion if mind? its was pros kind I in of hey, you And again, at juncture Emerson splitting could succession for where and the cons CEOs the culminating, debate kind clearly, that decision on degree, address if discussion of and in and was the this clear around what, your But today. kind X wondering as did the all this is about, Dave, landed maybe naming was if what history? to us particular any, of

David Farr

so Well, process history, in XXXX. went we back of replay through that sort to not

analysis period the outside believe time platforms, looked businesses. with the rationale obviously hired X and value And say, relative in around the these Board that it very combined took through X clear time. we basis the on of, end at strategic the we as help, the there's more So was separating opinion the platforms, the of -- November the the the two June through we fundamentally to for help was at in and and than point that issues. Board two working And their outside table

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Jeffrey Sprague

these No costs out into total really also we obviously temporary looking think that of are $XXX get you're to XXXX. When doubt. this back? restructuring. of mitigate you only hard savings, And $XX COVID-related million of does coming wondering, hard sounds through Yes. I you've how million like even kind about was think do extraordinarily worked much It come which working back, to that

David Farr

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obviously, what things I this process, say, through we've So change. learned would some will

as but So investments it's a the certain to it's it's at say you're standpoint. not to growth for going seeing not it's It's be be we you're also we're because XX%. back, meeting going things solid we get us dollar-for-dollar looking but I I coming only that coming into back, in But point growing same happen But will growth know clearly, you a know to time growing. XXXX. be company time, that's at hard standpoint, would exact XXX% been year number, for travel but different But from an get a not to 'XX. going be mean, at

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Let's learned put it a we've that way. But lot.

Operator

John Suisse. with The next Walsh Crédit from comes question

John Walsh

A and a thank you you, to Dave, congratulations Lal. to

Surendralal Karsanbhai

Thanks, John.

John Walsh

just some things through noticed this you're here actually software. of if the I around channel curious to your the around financial is just shuffling was or I way if software changing some new some in this goes back for customers. So reporting disclosure

David Farr

going a the software to going say to columns the -- -- you there. We're what understand No, as world, so sit it. -- we things, around it. number. A his world in it make you shaking exactly worry don't there, and talked to do, Auditor the with out on companies we one head. Fundamentally, thing so about, in look measurement start about talking they're we're does those report trying Frank see integrity can is he's to Emerson of start sales. going the to accounting sure we've the going measure we how got -- I but want we've lot about measure once stages of to our worry to Because early about are

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

just change no channel, to that reporting there from change No to perspective...

David Farr

giving some software. around We're going to That's more start insights all.

John Walsh

working the guess, bit. forward that. to I the took just you I to Great. look like Okay. a than higher is cash the capital then, And understand just I wanted on there guidance, I free just the flow little up seems with some guess, earnings free there associated It higher cash sales? the dynamic flow.

David Farr

Okay.

growth and happening quarter is strong. we in So will see be pretty yes, what third this fourth

situation fourth Jamie said Now unique be what where his really someone the it's third spike. quarter. he so like could is has quarter easy to a comparison the -- And going in as know he has doesn't earlier, to got he

to be trying we're So cautious.

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Operator

Khanna question The from Cowen. next with comes Gautam

Gautam Khanna

great run, the on Congrats Congratulations. Dave.

David Farr

Thank you.

Gautam Khanna

And Lal, and luck. best congrats to of

Surendralal Karsanbhai

Thank Gautam. you,

Gautam Khanna

you I this might I lot the a couple guys commercial was any a HVAC that market. that OEMs HVAC to in maybe potential going of does Is another add in play quality air commercial the you your especially indoor are there to in But commercial address driver, wondering, being you'll or was Emerson -- about ask weeks. offering growth solutions products market, really of that? a HVAC sales? specific talk you hear and leg

James Froedge

broader Yes. We solution. folks work indirect, of it right? mean often some or an the I direct, it's do. quality upgrade with solution to put they and different compression air a and out core is change in will as the place, Indirectly, of include some it a OEMs may

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David Farr

Yes.

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James Froedge

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moving If the you in about think direction. air space, fundamentally, quality it's that

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electronics, to management. got the the monitoring, You close the humidification, the loop between particulate controls,

loop diagnostics you that a other example, business partnerships residential close And puzzle so have a then tied or of build key those there's and for solution. the And to there. you've and pieces you that's large commercial -- part full around electronics, a to if if can big thermostat the have got you

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David Farr

What want to Gautam? else you know,

Gautam Khanna

Yes.

maybe question second a Solutions. Just at Automation

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

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David Farr

U.S.A.

Surendralal Karsanbhai

story. hard of how of it how back, will that -- measure snapback comes that the End really is. And Period. quickly dimension that's the

David Farr

and assuming to going stop cautious, these guys to decision, not just that. pattern make we're think you'll because be put to happens that. not but will stop I may from order we're trying I'm that see that but Lal's out standpoint. going He that watch think I the what watch

Operator

from Stanley. question Pokrzywinski with The Morgan Josh comes final

Joshua Pokrzywinski

good Enjoy Get in Dave, it's games. miss dogs. luck. few a in you retirement. congratulations pleasure. been a Cardinals certainly Take more few I'll and Lal, a more Laguna.

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

Thank you.

Joshua Pokrzywinski

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David Farr

my relative -- and are They've had I now. see. how taking a I'll They've you couple clearly So -- as been Josh, know still thinking negative, answer, the They're give I I cautious of end back right these guys mean I'll very give to good know up. quarters.

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James Froedge

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David Farr

date pattern. short your mean, order The I --

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James Froedge

of January, million, land $XX there, month million and day. the In it somewhere in between a $XX will somewhere

David Farr

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Joshua Pokrzywinski

post got end customers are then has so to scenario? all a talking clean, are a much? where off, guys of about Just the longer over happy projects come today? would the kind be scenario have going the we slate new projects equation, back your nirvana Do COVID, on you you have those helpful. just that the we to those plus changed that That's weigh with and like What you What Do of COVID, start it. do in come fronts hearing? given great. the that there And Got shelf? world think with we shelved longer the cycle off

Surendralal Karsanbhai

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David Farr

Yes.

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Surendralal Karsanbhai

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David Farr

it more good to going early 'XX, be It's late -- -- see it as Josh, will be right be 'XX, I now. a that will

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