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Participants
Mary Kay Ladone Vice President, Investor Relations
John Greisch President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven Strobel Chief Financial Officer
David Lewis Morgan Stanley
Rick Wise Stifel
Bob Hopkins Bank of America
Matthew Taylor Barclays
Lawrence Keusch Raymond James & Associates
Matthew Mishan KeyBanc Capital Markets
Mike Matson Needham & Co.
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Operator

Good morning, and welcome to Hill-Rom's Fiscal Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call.

During the presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. At the end of management's prepared remarks, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this call is being recorded by Hill-Rom and is copyrighted material. It cannot be recorded, rebroadcast or transmitted without Hill-Rom's written consent.

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Mary Kay Ladone

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Steve today and our me of Greisch, are and Officer. John Chief Joining Chief Officer Financial Executive President Hill-Rom; Strobel,

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John Greisch

Good Kay. for joining us. and Mary morning, Thanks, thanks everybody

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Steven Strobel

Thanks, John, good and morning, everyone.

GAAP of $X.XX reported quarter the share we compared release, press the in fourth per to $X.XX in in year. mentioned earnings diluted the As prior

exceeding $X.XX special of diluted range share Excluding share. XX%, $X.XX increased our adjusted of guidance per $X.XX per to earnings items,

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John Greisch

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John Greisch

Steve. Thank,

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Operator

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Your line is now open.

David Lewis

ask Good for questions. morning, of thanks only a I morning concise three lot this to and will the I'm us show presentation, going very discipline very,

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John Greisch

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David Lewis

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John Greisch

was we'll get hurricane QX first we mentioned headwind kind impacting the perspective also on back in of close Rico that of point go million QX, X the we in year a on of earning’s prepared as remarks so hopefully, is is Puerto most the us bucks also. but that’s Okay, quarter I and a in growth want that through just $X.XX, comment about our to that David, so to

rate is innovation, the over the I your So overall growth in to I yes. which answer improve time, on question for think participate do our expect that we the markets short

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David Lewis

your pay from that the Okay, certain for thanks Steve's me obviously quick margins way I you million cash, about to more can if last John, some granular across just over time. $XXX get Steve the debt LRP, EBITDA it's leverage one there wonder little be getting could more out free a of target, but up just by you X.X the

much. wonder versus pay share how are period terms buybacks I that any time? about Thanks in potential how we LRP down buybacks? three you then in do of year deals of debt versus number transformational share about John this thinking incremental think there number? Are so And So, over

three Sorry for the questions.

Steve Strobel

of is XXX option opportunistic XXX that going leverage of that buybacks will cash a remainder flow, call good the I be where pay some down, toward that is Thanks debt that obviously there to David, There of I acquisitions will would it's the of have XXX have million dilution. our going at free or good. go our increased think increased chunk Out or remainder XXX some to we're debt the to going to have share the be buyback additional it in to paid offset I over it because either keeping of going we've to that built we're rate. stop some dividend over million that we dividend to so partially well left with down million be timeframe comp the normal and ratio timeframe is or mentioned anticipate got as

profitability. the of continue So we've over plenty our well have free provide cash the flexibility take that priority better growth think was of of advantage remaining the out company to got flow we I deleverage continue to that out top timeframe better as we to as for to, as cash said of that flow, opportunities and

John Greisch

chance what about is in the the focus it to be around and continue feel being got it's generation high we exciting and I great front LRB us we with one in in side what's we of last on We've innovation have actually and of in today, incremental there more a previous launched asked referred are last transformational I products prepared going revenue that we've we're do you queue of incremental, expansion end this LRP last in few million the your comments of and opportunity years TSR to and go on front I of growth terms great our we where as your lot to at probably the that's margin to company the our a opportunities should to as at the on go here about got over a a lot from us think of to creation continuing forward. years pier the performance go part to question, execute things our that a versus David ramp pretty think of with expectations more be big forward. and period think couple value least $XXX if the going to we about year the steady over we XXX underappreciated

incremental that we going in can as got push executing issues will M&A well. keep We're and optimization opportunities. like as obvious Mortara with here executing expansion, the the XXXX us we've those busy So strategically cost plenty margin that did add to we and for

David Lewis

so much. Thanks Okay.

John Greisch

questions. concise your for Thanks

Operator

Wise and Thank Rick question from you next comes with our Stifel.

now Your line is open.

Rick Wise

morning John. Good

grower? stronger performance been part Let as just maybe international international, obviously growth sustainably called and me much contributor with has of and understand just the sustainably easier much us believe truly growth it start as How why at better a as ’XX. to saying you the in is a was and ’XX is key how help of it now and faster that fiscal faster that that comps you

John Greisch

sustainable. absolutely answer Sure is Rick. Short it's

between in a answer had to lower growing compelling and some done look that's with and was XXXX, had I country think we I think look I of U.S. across at improve region us to And efficient fourth now getting the look most move and growth companies forward. X% go growth corrected I to lower is XXXX as for why quarter we a call challenged the What stumbles was I as there expect the those, in good X% that just for if we am the backwards last here at we As into growth you our in put Asia we've also as is for portfolio the penetration growth incredibly healthcare overall, did that, globe the but that international confidence have the my time international XXXX. some high sustained core we're we fastest we that and frontline in why did in margin higher we XXXX. confident rid strong in lower of still internationally up a PSS most the in and growth a grew the the the growth and today a internationally had went We other redeploying he's question the portfolio, for think the those have Hopefully being surgical on few think a at low significantly in the quarters, the when double largely confidence got so fourth for it's in saw been higher I XXXX to in growth I business I I three business rate and we within Asia momentum opportunities, we're were we not in products guide wrong where X% runs driver single behind in care. your of We overall conservative the our us. into international strong a digit surgical the you lower digits. on a muscle starting more international maintaining here go quarter lot markets again products first surgical really do the cautious with critical We're rates put are that’s but growth surgical adding care guiding We've to XXXX. resources there ability also in I've actually back markets, a tough into in resources Steve XXXX team again as in a frontline we in a place of portfolio those but two outlook amount region we the surgical had on that leverage got what surgical bit business, for the of for tough opportunities we we're quarter, really growth overall growth with at X% now who and outlook. albeit still Europe despite couple exactly Carlos we a years. margin XXXX, our globally the focus confidence in The stronger and in still are I've growth and quarter Alonso got those in the drivers of he's from that fourth level, now pretty front can of conservative fourth tremendous we team the international heard and their with to put that as into

Rick Wise

in assume and out, that called some Thanks the would that be assets by it? should XXX the actually incremental do and way non-strategic about turning of you're that get to you remaining again how we we point clear there that at the million divestiture think be think operating of margin targets at the rid timing in LRP, does latter,

John Greisch

out growth you that remaining we of projections period exit XXX I and to but it yes X% timing but our the did think to as for we've exit our out be that of our yes the bucks is Rick, ’XX to it as to X%. strip tried that it is Steve going look million as XXXX we XX comment about revenue the core already We quickly guidance XX just to we can, going is and expectation was last objective how gone XX we down divested year depend ’XX reduction, at by mentioned, get isolate on to we of that the revenue time on like will in the core that XX

Steve Strobel

our in But is margin progression, margin, the that Rick so killed yes. that into

Rick Wise

structural just me, rate. I you Got noise no positive if assume two drop you in toXX%, business about XX% and would think would a one be seem potential reinvest you guys the or it from lower corporate enjoying that? obviously there's half it's and a top last a let in reason to that rate, large off or tax do or back for But reinvest it of tax lower about prevent fall it would you benefiting from we how from

Steve Strobel

just the foreign details the would on but of affiliates. top favorable taxes despite the some we is this you're a a I right, There's of to off that publication provisions dam it before for there's water that U.S. Rick, excise right and look there here, terms of off a particularly companies to yesterday Steve. around were rate still really some think under to in go to us Thanks be are that. reduction still understand the by -- in to made payments lot the be devils lot implications bat

United in Mexico, products in So, the Germany, I from import Singapore work in need think because that we're obviously to going locations in to through we do Sweden, into States.

to is of end reduction, plan benefit down top-line or this and the up said we that to whether the would, becomes through obviously we reinvesting detail that be apparent road model having do up as if that as from and the going a getting to So details in tax up offset business, more but here a not more could that go and going outcome a have we're model assess what dropping the there to as that bottom the word don't is think improve look to for that and eventual end there's of reform. enough in the to caution that would tax specificity our EPS because clear line the I likely I like than not

John Greisch

where a be from gets I it's reinforce we're given probably this John, that I will back of at done than into the from Rick reinvesting something business. front beneficiary Yes the starting rate said. Steve likely is said there not If the what be but that net-net will we as if will line just lower benefit we here end

taking complexity out opportunities G&A looking at reinvest I to new we growth prepared the support where said growth reinvestment come of to think, as to and reducing the from. we're SG&A the in particularly comments business our going and that's

can’t taxes, bottom the So, any benefit if lower we line. will get fall to it

Rick Wise

you. Got

XX, better how that here in fiscal in XX, fiscal XX months we to out I you. we about be I the or for X% appreciate specific maybe line top ’XX is on accelerators could if line Thank potential for you're last sit mean sort desire with need guiding of turn about a me, end side where the Just launch think markets you're we in for question the and that's growth about the of business of conservatism, here now, if thinking a in it to way seems equation? your the of do from think the or or product average fiscal

John Greisch

new it Rick. recently team just probably just on it really products of it that excited the Where two three about ago. ’XX, Sure we it's question. to I that just are referred are Centrella for the about, Thanks fiscal we I take think launched trained sell that might weeks towards areas, one from, sales our end come we

ground as we they're speak. the that So, hard hitting product with

product growth think an the that you'll of acceleration I relative as company. entire the ’XX go we see for to through

touched we So, have for I one be think to may where would were accelerators the in the Centrella other the relative ’XX. new we products included that some that slide area that have deck guidance that we

the single X% said in team you extent good Surgical, weak we a had to momentum and out as placed continuing I in now that sustaining familiar what despite we've sales is historically really digit have I stronger ’XX in feel second the spot the all we've back low I area. about that too challenges with and we and of would the the ’XX asked that there guided international, the I a be internationally with, performance to about there's you're coming itself growth the second that that even a mentioned as mentioned we've it success of as forward on had growth had ‘XX. The optimistic initially Europe, PS about given going in I'm

my So, tailwind we've X question, to well. I with of not in think ourselves towards response X we've view cautious in street as taken or a I've year spirit first David's some volatility any got recognizing quarterly just, have or got said trailing quarterly disappointing the we the as

Rick Wise

you. Thank

Operator

our from Bank America. next Bob And of of comes you. Thank question Hopkins

is line open. Your now

Bob Hopkins

Thanks. Can you hear me okay?

John Greisch

Bob, good morning.

Bob Hopkins

thanks accretion the leverage. operating the level for in morning, plan taking on my the of kind I of range top growth, of for for want and XXXX be Good on potential but first call Mortara into from terms question long it but normal impression it like the in-line XXXX start seems for heading really your ask strong deal, a this that of because guidance earnings to my was XXXX is question it that would XX% sort guidance the around on -- with congrats

either what's to maybe guess or Mortara you. lower of EPS assumptions from me lot or on So, Thank a one suggest on slightly wondering accretion is my little it going if could sort help of the to guidance very and was Mortara accretion? I seems margin with you is me which conservatism it, question just I underlying

John Greisch

me accretion address add then the so to Yes, Mortara let comments. briefly Steve can

we here, thought with to achieve eight are solid nine over would they much mentioned that we in for growth year of earlier the identified I all are ’XX required about in channel out as months XX ’XX, that exactly with guess inventory with eight my think expected synergies at comments, for years, in deal So, the gate the had own we in months we the I two pleased Mortara. some pretty company, where be, roughly that we really the are opening to on that, we we the but are in I we million we Mortara we or track time looking Margins did came

So momentum trending well. is

margin margin it. the operating XXX XX that some product is a in line, line, looking next elsewhere for investments at recognizing the with as BIPS line gross of we're Mortara behind BIPS gross today, talked margin, again growth on in that a line and we operating of piece year on nothing line forward, our on here company the we go sitting the The the making introductions Mortara. and are new We has drive the to about the changed expectations

accretive, other the and expectations it line that a elsewhere two or there is mitigate made margin conservatism either So those probably is it we to it's in in for with accretion investments Mortara extent our any to is buckets. other somewhat

don't guidance is earlier Bob. but guidance I and also is our I be our but about I here to making some where of said, opportunities accelerator for behind conservative I say want our talked think As ’XX we're we sit being might growth I because are the investments mentioned that

Steve Strobel

And X% includes sure as an with which in EPS quarter XX% in the And impact it the has it XXX still investments John year of the behind here hurricane full over have good the impact even points new operating additional obviously translates they midpoint. feel well ramp. in the and year, Bob improvement but even that with XX% to do think into we I mentioned first to margins about products EPS growth these year we make mentioned construct of basis some basis, that

Bob Hopkins

here, My that. question and back last for you on is maybe on thank Centrella. Okay, second question track

like any the this for any at it mentioned that. meaningful company, an acceleration couple doesn't times look important I when the there's in launch or for I acceleration, really You've it guidance on as the division, call look think

a it that conservatism core to that because important launch? tone like question of headwinds sort is that division, the in same growth again would does So affect pretty seem other

Steve Strobel

That's question the customers extent the be a so my cycle far within may we unknown replacement accelerate go from to to in positive feedback Bob. it launch great is as med-surg been The into the which mentioned as comments. The market. incredibly has able I ’XX

flat know well launch for U.S. going largely is and market U.S. As in be a Canada the to is and here XXXX us. you relatively med-surg the

to that have to question answer a go that as early is days It's through what year evaluated can the mark accelerate one. we're So, an we the Centrella to extent cycle. replacement

through looking. year, go we that's So, as we the everybody on will obviously update how

So, going Centralla’s do around about we existing excited exactly our market on that will as between little be opportunity replacing are that's we we of play accelerate with to how the to to in probably the the that will excitement replacement products cycle, a get in ’XX. the belief cautious able to out

product been us. customers So I a home no is that doubt have having this going for with to personally run be

And as be through but accelerate as med-surg us probably is we it CapEx are of a we it at spending time can to that's function that $XX,XXX go And accelerate directed I in growth the will poking are will into a for in I question cautious we one think little you're which think rate towards the be tell the the year. going on med-surg XXXX? year Bob.

Bob Hopkins

market equipment year? the as you today see next and capital generally that market as forecast for as seems stable it you Does

Steve Strobel

any the changes It particularly very if is. year, ICU for but don't has throughout med-surg been we both at stable and year. you look next us expect and It

and product investments two the with to accelerated make this have ability seen year. some of couple we customers, for a optimism the customers really but drive for my So don't

the obvious stability that our accelerate for here baking of will to we but cycle, tips ski it reasons environment months under outlook CapEx until want of I get we what for few think our generally planning again to the the replacement more is I are belt. But out see don't our into XXXX. the

Bob Hopkins

very Great. Thanks much.

John Greisch

a lot Thanks Bob.

Operator

of our you. next from Thank question Matthew Barclays. comes Taylor And

now is line open. Your

Matthew Taylor

taking thanks the Hi, for question.

X% of for get when thing you years. guess X% is end you guidance the year at for wanted kind the I to I and to of the core this plan look the grow have two to first ask X% X% conceptually So just high over to to the next

potentially to help do us how bed? new a with can three You can and think rate from going you portfolio this you at you to your with year that like get Are bridge we things higher the exit six.

John Greisch

us. that I as of going come your obviously expect growth we through international and in opportunities the accelerated growth big don't question the portfolio X, two accelerated the growth math to mentioned from with drive that growth products new is across with I as we yes. to answer but enjoyed XX business. come the XX again and And the that market mean part go that in it's to I do going in year we faster to be our XX those is earlier revenue correct. fundamental of XX the source and a some is our are for is we We XX Short need the improvement modestly. we of to areas the of If growth product really just second have really where underlying XX, seen the of some is new XX accelerated in expect new of growth. and going and PSS, products Matt, from a big come accelerated ramp in out

Matthew Taylor

causing Okay. this capital kind do you And is of healthier think what environment.

environment surprised a investors U.S. are it of U.S. think has on comment is capital referring that the or of really hospitals business? parts your struggling, you with how you can in different are so I trends lot healthy improvement to been

John Greisch

Yes, healthy and the that I don't be words to I improving. with confused stable, want use

when So and analog flattish the comment, stable overall. the bed truly it's is capital business probably it's dependent business capital at that our would look our say flat case so I particularly our for and best I in with relatively bed

indicate to you stable is is would define healthy, seeing. with guys providers others in I but you what what CapEx that is relatively one as So look stable I research we I am we the interacting continuing and line not am among with No think are be panicking sure but how forward.

Matthew Taylor

Okay. Thanks very much.

Operator

of Thank & and James next Keusch our Lawrence Raymond from you Associates, question Inc. comes

line now is open. Your

Lawrence Keusch

Good everyone. morning

one had picture I a then one questions. quick sort couple just just and larger So of

$X articulated quarter the clear, Is first is that you the for of $X.XX will some Steve that to million the So get year. there just the correct? throughout just hurricane be back of and that an impacts anticipation that course you the on

Steven Strobel

I of think. little A it

think cost the I certainly there of the out is cost.

costs business get is the impact there We I loss top-line going there. the back, to think are some not

back I a getting And it's so XXXX. little for but headwind of we say are planning that on a would

Lawrence Keusch

just really about about helpful. last of us out clear then next to just but around M&A? of years? are the three over I look framework if is Obviously through thinking you changes on years you a can that's about this think something sort I not mean, John, transformational to tuck-in, is more help wanted but it put be And over bunch Okay there the some couple the any LRP the as have done as you thinking how anticipate M&A way think the the sort and are you you might see you of

John Greisch

of we the we Welch to I growth with continue strategy, relative again but Transformational deploy add in in-line talked what I patch bencher to the areas obviously that forward M&A are add out two leading customer see Mortara large categories to as is where meaningful we and relationships are channels. I go some are Line and don't that's leverage I do areas Changes really terms leading focus us like those and our business our category part maybe want our the rule where two going worry, but Care investments Allyn Front franchise be. we on probably market continue where to to two opportunities did deals, think of as those Welch sales we think about to those started and have some to think anything can look Mortara the The our Allyn, side Trumpf think ever on would I with M&A you the obviously forward with as into portfolios. capital what strengthen think I plate products will to capital some and where more some we platforms even I like acquisition is whole like build the on gave two mentioned surgical portfolio earlier, we our us I with

Lawrence Keusch

just just for then through some lastly, looking that's Steve helpful. of the LRP assumptions. again Okay And

LRP the some a margin margin that you operating it looking perhaps Just of on that that are you step businesses that the ratable fairly expansion, or is there are that parts. helps than expansion up at more through are two part of the margin question, divesting parts other

little see LRP notable question CapEx be under think rate and is that in sort XX to or the of if just a we thinking is, of $XXX LRP just should that million from how then a the there sort that wanted that thinking should about sort million up bit of the the that I at and again of through about? we something just kind was, that So notice progression about moving to LRP that as over of ratable LRP XXX course through within picks be period in

Steven Strobel

for the thanks Yes, question.

we if three at over answer of ratably them XXXX think points think got course the years. the them I we is, about of will expand XXX about the to XXXX, XXX basis both I more have operating in you look our margins

on ratable borrows any guidance kind in don't at as So we you another into of the well about think again and for spending ratably the year huge I as look that three so or across XXXX one it CapEx fits years. nicely for approach have

Lawrence Keusch

much. thanks perfect, Okay, very

Operator

next our Thank you Mishan KeyBanc and Capital question from Matthew comes of Markets, Inc.

now open. Your line is

Matthew Mishan

of million the think can my but bit the to little a extending asked and you Lot has the over so I about years. three the call. of questions morning $XX sounded divested. you been million Hi. runoffs, non-core cadence have for thank been Good talk $XXX or It that already

So through? really next over $XX three million to years got we work that the it's

John Greisch

at I will them gone it XX for look to one think I’d revenue two is probably It's Matt. half the components XX. going roughly XXXX. by if that's end of reported number really definitely gone, be say think you Yes, of I the is be XX of

we are working half can other hard quickly exit to to. as as we The

growing. So, margin margin, and clearly sub-average not

can depending think on are with good exit as definitely third-party that I other be both business. the we One is the one by would business. confidence And say possible. surface them to the is pretty which how TBD I as objective So exit quickly to exit able XX

Matthew Mishan

and was And very the the going? order it some sounded trends like number year, headwinds encouraged what Okay got then in quarter, it's Mortara you it. like the where the started about inventory but are

John Greisch

showing of this Yes, I quarter was year. just the

backlog came that through I $XX the Mortara below approximately But but the specific and slightly reported think owned be we we was in we good the quarter. the for order recall under period right million I million number we we about the again, the don't number that good last said, into delivered to in call, the may strongest QX it. in really it here coming pretty we and $XX team it said, and quarter. you And just a think quarter, with we’re fourth strongly expected rate

Matthew Mishan

X%, in acceleration then Alright, great. got do core is driving like from And from is then the but it bigger to XX growth you XX? you lastly, growth XX. XX XX question, just see XX and X% What to it's picture in core in X% X%

John Greisch

you can of question? that end the repeat Matt, Sorry

Matthew Mishan

acceleration see long from do to entire get the to XX XX? ranged in as What of the X% the you you and to plan X% driver for the X%

John Greisch

Yes.

presentation, as to on in well go and the launched strength, in have that that be has a forward. slides again I we think contributor the new ones are International come going the is as think also we going in, it's XX the of products that one XX. been Mortara ones to be

as that becomes part of in our I that's X% brought are that we the is core intent about it. it to revenue going third at growth the accelerate to so our I think and growth to piece which Allyn for before add think I as numbers we XX XX would be that is did Welch to they when

Matthew Mishan

Thank you Okay. very much.

Mary Kay Ladone

last going one question. are we And take our to

Operator

LLC. our And question line Needham of from final you. & the Matson comes Mike Thank Co. of

Your line is now open.

Mike Matson

thanks Hi, me fitting in. for

Just ask target wanted XXXX $XXX you million to about the revenue and $XXX think in new product million so you numbers a I gave, have XXXX. that said you for

have revenue is do just incremental of of sort much So within a versus those sense sales? is how you’re existing cannibalizing numbers that products you that of how much replacing of

John Greisch

I before in gray today much area weigh going we forward Yes, spending most from the see much the product more that new is is that acceleration is Centrella, cards is the rest the the in going look earlier biggest are Med-Surg If growth it into CapEx of how think product at we we of of non-replacement my replacement, to how of that drive growth. want comment question falls that back is to probably piece of that where to a one. on I play few out

LRP cannibalization the is the slide into the So in on was that of that helps. bucket. ones probably hope I that one the that deck, Centrella falls materially

Mike Matson

then and reason pretty with or X% good Yes so one-off like pretty range are the Thanks. you kind X% solutions looks plan had was year longer it a that conservatism X% this a projecting Okay. was healthy to year? some surgical that’s it is of strong just there slowdown, where so growth

John Greisch

integrated The had biggest, table biggest motion year. consistently if we don't of the two XX and a team of it the year had growth year. the year growth in full That know in which said I points for we probably to but was surgical throughout impact of one-off, I surgical call delivered the the into X% three hell the added

drive as Xi, growth we some a going for the pretty range The the momentum percentage here forward. to have slow into But products get Vinci growth what penetrated conservatism we launched market longer to motion do is pretty So the the of have to is other maybe da the matching closer for is business but strong integrated of as business. the we that some strong growth we’re rate the again, continue business chosen expect XX obviously to moving in spirit here. clearly we of with the rate to more that going new growth table

Mike Matson

Okay.

on other systems are table sort agreement There of with or any partner those Just with potential market. some there the of surgical? a for robotic motion coming is other companies to product. to exclusive intuitive this the you Is

John Greisch

possible. It’s possible. It's

developed OR also the companies hybrid areas have exciting partnerships within of I opportunities that think other with. partnership with is and some of surgical there some we some other the

Matt that's for So forward possibility a sure. going

Mike Matson

Alright. Thanks lot. a

Operator

would concludes to Thank session back any for the remarks. you. question-and-answer John over Greisch turn for conference to And our today. I that closing like

John Greisch

this Great. our we is to a in appreciate so us a for prepared you want Thank you ground, thank I as going everybody lot of long comments, as wrap as Kenneth. want I forward. morning. long focus the real We This a but you up call hanging joining of for lot what to covered with with of couple and is did. a comments

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we and So be thanks further back updates. your to months with will time morning three in this

Operator

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