Hill-Rom (HRC)

Mary Ladone VP of IR
John Groetelaars President and CEO
Barbara W. Bodem SVP and CFO
Larry Keusch Raymond James & Co.
Bob Hopkins Bank of America Merrill Lynch
David Lewis Morgan Stanley
Matthew Taylor UBS Investment Bank
Rick Wise Stifel Nicolaus
Kristen Stewart Barclays Bank PLC
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Good morning, and welcome to Hill-Rom's Fiscal First Quarter 2019 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.

objections, at any time. have you please this disconnect If call to Ms. I like the over would now turn to Mary Kay Ladone, and Investor Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations. Development Strategy Ms. Ladone, may begin. you

Mary Ladone

Thanks us for quarter and earnings everyone. fiscal XXXX our first joining call. conference good morning for Thanks

John Financial me Chief Chief Executive Barbara President Officer Joining Groetelaars, and Hill-Rom; of are and today Officer. Bodem,

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John Groetelaars

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Barbara W. Bodem

good and John, Thanks, morning, everyone.

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John Groetelaars

excellent forward To start on to this Thanks, four off momentum throughout year XXXX. priorities. we Barb. executing that to building strategic our summarize in look are By an and

past we can have sustain confident the over We the three quarters. that delivered we momentum are

and creating our value on enhanced growth, our for open-up call driving mid With single-digit are shareholders. questions. the for line will while earnings that, we double-digit and We growth, durable committed mission strengthening our margins delivering top delivering to


Our Larry Thank you. from [Operator from Keusch of Instructions] Raymond first comes James. question line the

Your line is open.

Larry Keusch

really first two just talk in quarter about at one to the Thank could you. Good decelerated in strong you X% was But nicely very to start outlook XQ. the the morning, the little is Maybe first obviously but growth John everyone. core X%. a questions, bit

core XQ. So comp the -- for think and XQ the I the the same and essentially are

around a you little So about bit deceleration. talk could thoughts the

John Groetelaars

Yes Larry, question. good

First the last results were year half the the and X% progression of growth quarter the core a and year first X%. starting first with from very at and third X% accelerating of nice fourth pleased in acceleration quarter

our look So as for at certainly all in we good that we considering takes guidance and are puts trajectory QX, occurring business. are the the

got we QX. things international factoring that It a and tougher in are Europe the at of One other into look that really some we’ve as QX see in and was last a was strong the markets. just guidance we year, quarter we comp

For the to we But the out it X% representative X% across for we're and with confident business. a more it guide. QX, calling like to of the looks just full-year, still what see very X% we’re be

Mary Ladone

Larry, the X% looking for are is at in and year. Mary the And first growth X% guidance our X% The it's we for the of X%, core X% Kay. at QX to end in top which QX half

Larry Keusch

got And some to there can dig comments I a you had time. that of in a be that to you more what that needs into of done I into some be obviously a emerging being that and period that bit is leave higher made the been that of there? answer, if know very guess, what question it. think the little that penetration and are to and to about you’ve your product now markets and investments chance need the the that kind portfolio do think drive have then, in geographies durable have X% been overseas. growth Okay, challenged is John, recorded, how you around encouraging the made progress for

John Groetelaars

at growth regions Larry And to single-digit international, year, about pleased markets, it's double-digit X%. in the the in the in mid core of X% PAC. growth a total start Yes, America we’re Asia and great Latin with emerging and question,

solid really start So year. the to

As I international tough mentioned in comp our some us for earlier, QX bigger a represents regions. of

for reason growth that in international overall deceleration product would year core look is for aligning our expect the to a some the making I in rates and the market the ourselves the of growth. that's emerging primary regions. see and the So in driven for by acceleration at end categories we're towards around key organization the full-year, of investments But early as we those

in for for Asia-Pacific, plan We together are in being now the us. an final opportunity China stages markets putting biggest of the with in emerging the obviously investment Asia-Pacific

turn expect investments half before mentioned second in the on as the those We to of year.

So this -- the 'XX. would quarter are and investments the of at our end later, finalizing all we at about period those really plans next fiscal year ourselves to that of current in expect those to is comparing on investments. about mature end those begin to the turn see LRP right a We

And So have as we're the year annual and Latin we’ve in to emerging excited over previously opportunities. had an where in They emerging market drive like discussed, period, growth we about other comments the Africa compounded a rate. ability and America. East promising in growth Middle look similar three markets XX% we shown regions

being QX. confidence the revenue we to grow in with So are in that and in deliver to we markets able saw our the early more success continues emerging consistent durable growth pleased

Larry Keusch

Terrific. Okay. Thank you.


question. America with of Hopkins And on your question. a Bank Please the state Bob of line is

is line open. Your

Bob Hopkins

you good morning. Thank and

John Groetelaars

morning, Good Bob.

Bob Hopkins

earnings changes wanted the such. just year. with question ask guidance a But on for some of pieces accounting of Good realize moving the I to and morning. here I lot the there's a

for in I’m be from in was offset is to that just new So the conversations impression the last the reason comp may compensation it EPS an actually stock-based accounting you that I stock-based assuming of call asked And the are my earnings. change. curious kind on new what in the impact -- of the that guidance

very is EPS So, on to assuming what comp this in I from guess, be guidance? my stock-based of question in fiscal are you 'XX terms clear impact the new

Barbara W. Bodem

this How you take I'll Bob. It's Barb. one. today? are Hi,

Bob Hopkins

great. I’m

Barbara W. Bodem

to you stock-based comp. question regard Thank the for with

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John Groetelaars

QX stock-based -- XX% rate. and growth a ex EPS XX% ex we is for for rate. stock-based had growth then impacted rates XXX just comp changes. not ASC are to Growth And by then, comp our Yes, the XX% the still in the full-year full-year

hope I your that question, Bob? answers So

Bob Hopkins

clear. very That’s Yes. that. I appreciate

is that, that include, But makes of equal, hard to it all sense to those else interpretation my it's not all So be offset. comments could predict. an

I source least on as depending out, of it. how it's still offset, things to You read a it may potential choose play invest at but

John Groetelaars

to good Yes, I it. way a read that’s think

Bob Hopkins

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John Groetelaars

Yes, together, we the I guess business I QX. will that put Surgical it's we a that kind start phase to out, we our Bob, when expected to by be saying of how lighter year is plan this through going knew

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Bob Hopkins

very Terrific. Thank much. you


on state is Morgan question. line of a Lewis Please David And with your question. the Stanley

Your open. is line

David Lewis

Good morning. Great.

your in you’re guidance. your the kind Kay's sort of in performance Mary operating Just end the aside a the sort year, quick of beginning stock-based above two think you’re of first clear aside, there. of suggest follow-up quickly. year commentary just ASC of XXX really expectations, expectations, of John, with for for is comp kind half at I the Barb then pretty kind and maybe margin the mean, of line I just taking top about the think starting Barb, and

at expected to end where then in for the coming tariffs, the on range, revenue of $X.XX margins right is just of time? with update revision that net top and they And towards again does this us still John. earnings number? why kind couple $X.XX an necessitate So the And

Barbara W. Bodem


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last to is that about headwind $XX we million. $XX from I tariffs think estimated fall million to going thought be the we

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to lot earnings. too we’ve time, would to it cover. the in upside so this a And be hope And any point thought to signal ground certain at I of your answers question. we that

David Lewis

just is pipeline Yes. from -- changed Centrella Very, Centrella kind particular strategic for one of here. one the two to of you Centrella John, the the tactical, much. a you where very it just, sense money few contribution just so above improved is Care talked about and or that business, Front markets strategically and And Whether does last could portfolio thinking the likely Line it's the Barb. you’re that as quarter? some clear, couple then million LRP, then from On from And emerging see kind weeks the How now go? piece? quarters about the it Where we communications of investments give right here me. can you the go? $XX in sort growth of talk this of just ago this contribution the Thanks

John Groetelaars

Thanks, Yes. David.

at of can. a beyond on the Centrella then first, Centrella to I will bit kind little me let get and it specifics So out into I broaden extend

XX% products. year. contribution my $XXX of new that in comments, prepared I all, rate is I about QX a for new products, an What million didn’t prior over in first from say that’s said So of first as the growth

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running of getting insights intervention per second EarlySense a of costly a In EarlySense reduce WATCHCARE. that’s complications really the actionable life-threatening So into required into And rate heart that respiratory our excited think the new rate technology. heart early case and we're rate. -- and we respiratory very to provide of Noncontact, about really bringing and new launch strong ecosystem growth. measurement to where We're of twice trend breakthrough and with complications. technology -- rate the

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connected beds, as connected reductions I think of signs vital one digital in is of command the really center incorporated months how in the really significant to these of highlights well allows that and plus last of hospital as XX% they’ve three and show that and that North with them workflow first falls neighborhood. types same improvements setting products a visiting seeing America's

connected bring, investment about a So forward value that the the neighboring your very of complete XX second have seeing customers on world response are question, proposals as the lot organization, products the or around Getting we’re we million, about a as standalone, $XX that now in around a ecosystem. coming David, but excited not is to so. just the from

those speak stacking racking data and perhaps studies we a innovation and a commercial as clinical It or And the those clinical products what and best and new operations markets. select in vetting between generation. of couple be will like. emerging other are investments and look mix We opportunities

question, the realized a looking those we cash. to investments too forward little about the exactly will as that we say invest but best $XX million bit new early our for to it's to coming to deploy So David. the are, pace Thank what will put have with be years, are investments we that over and first certainly you think as savings how --

David Lewis

John. Thanks,


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is Your line open.

Matthew Taylor

Thank Hi. for Good the you morning. taking question.

John Groetelaars

Good morning, Matt.

Matthew Taylor

-- theme. with kind this newer for wanted seeing fee to you last your good unit wanted morning. of ask -- I just to about guidance I

rate you guess, X% to question, you in I with comfortable that grow early raising could the or kind actually unfair that an you can one-time talk you thing bit you at this raising? above quarter, a the they this certainly confidence little if second confidence I of quarter, give year enough in You about prudent. more a understand this might on feel help are you give growth X%, that not like little feel does when color X% were that’s had stage bit us or quarter? its you more of but just maybe X% just growth getting could

John Groetelaars

Yes, great question, Matt.

reiterate. me Let

X%. momentum to We X% are to now year-ago from about the happy a very up

driving the growth. and So driving core portfolio is our clearly organic momentum

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Barbara W. Bodem

time. might Barb. is the revisit, obvious to QX timing With of this is Matt, we And regards when

we through out. we get sending have So position that an our quarter, revisit be obviously as if update we and the will second we'll

So thanks though. for the question

Matthew Taylor

focus. prioritized of talk that give could be about us in or into of kind Thank you. that you one that’s here half any here, they’re back initiatives the expand anything it you’ve that changed you'll wondering margin savings laid to year? on that some have the on sequentially follow-up. was of the for I helping sooner if executing be initiative the out will you flavor seems just Can coming like cost I you had some

John Groetelaars

then with comments. and will that Matt, question additional start I sure. Yes, hand over to Barb for

off going those fronts. kicking We’re on now. It's right multiple

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additional rolls add? next Any gets So fiscal X-year to as you evenly those out. when period And it I three its periods, between then off lot the year year this half the and this of in more of spread that the A see kicked first point relatively begin into comments, the you over will are X-year as realize it savings. out. annualize year, of look at we the it would second Barb we terms it

Barbara W. Bodem

within that would that repurposing we’re say, what in flat The thing growth the you in is our SG&A. flat relatively, not R&D What’s particular, I see, X% so got other don’t got that see and you the in SG&A, fact actively we’ve spend, is only SG&A. we’ve flat add investments visible

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and going hope the changes I So expense some helped in the little in we’ve. a line, all visible of in extra as are to the see P&L happening realignment spend that that because giving it's you color. of be really we're not the lines the making you it, the redirection

Matthew Taylor

Thank all you that. for does. It so much


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Rick Wise

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John Groetelaars

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Rick Wise

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priorities? the key sort your are John, Just what what maybe Barbara know be perspectives talk improvement maybe -- CFO, on for the the second hear Both expect about of of cash given about that you’ve are to What and I’ve part individual, both in how think M&A? door. been in happy priorities. hear the you would would opportunities in now, work strategy in the you Barbara, is the excellent You thinking a and just key front like your are balance did. about I SG&A, are person to new kind reduction you you. efficiencies. you portfolio over a place and could fund. Steve may growth. on building sheet of biz walking John heard you’re repurposing M&A great talked perspective foundation company Thank on, your do what Greisch are -- above dev asking that and through of you I and how the and promoted can a you question rockstar we flow the leverage significant while and John, we

John Groetelaars

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my Rick, time everything that’s time, Barb? So, spending expect spend you in where on. I’m me addition to else to that would

John Groetelaars

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Rick Wise

Yes, so much. thank you

Mary Ladone

Lisa, question more we have morning. just time this for one


question. Kristen state your Stewart of Our come from Please final will question Barclays.

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Kristen Stewart

question. everybody. taking Hey to welcome for Barb, Thanks [indiscernible]. the

of back, clarifying a questions. guess, Just of more I to go couple

that about a flat fair going basis? talking XXX. you’re flat year-over-year is revised for XXX Is Is growth when also or that the versus ASC second that be So ASC to on quarter.

Barbara W. Bodem

for Kristen be Excited the it's Thanks to here. Barb. welcome.

forward our change. XXX is of guidance All under going

Kristen Stewart


Barbara W. Bodem

helping So you QX XXX. the to performance. only do XXXX is XXX time forward only is Go we understand anything going were under

Kristen Stewart


Barbara W. Bodem

constant core XXX. under from the that an So disproportionate of flat then about EPS would talked on said QX. think a reported And QX, perspective we looking be also when a remember impact guidance a basis. that on we all will quarter, XXX do it in we from currency flagged the for I see for we and X% X% at a growth change

Mary Ladone

And Mary Kristen it's Kay.

base you [indiscernible] update for under that’s clarify, modified need the do so the your models results, XXX. to XXXX to for Just

Okay. I thought. That’s what

ASC restated So offer number. its kind the flat of a call it XXX, that revenue XXX million

Michael Klein

Yes, that’s correct.

Kristen Stewart

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Barbara W. Bodem

second margins sort that the we when the we as as at we’re as looking mix to does projecting of little thing. are well are going of of think looking timing mix for a quarter I fluctuate quarter-to-quarter headwinds. at from that well driven are as the multi The bit margins and products for and QX by quarter, be initiatives factorial

the quarter. know So there's on for can of there. straight XXX a don't margin and in you that draw lot the different pieces second between the conclusions I moving

Kristen Stewart

that’s and full-year to willingness reinvest $XX additive of the LRP and line will we comp, with savings that the for just you’ve something the to ramped million talked not automatically to as about stock-based to there's should this and think just not opportunities, sweeping of horse, you I quarter, to the back hearing responded to Okay. of comp guidance. how the you’re kind the guess be else's conversation, to you but the $X.XX that just kind If was go And of everyone just kind in then in to guys really think I’m dead as the just targeting extent kind that necessarily back more should along additional kind about, range same be of beginning a comments, about the of stock-based we get

Barbara W. Bodem

the for clarify question the for SBC the side. thanks opportunity Kristen, thanks and to on back

again, the LRP what of reinvesting First is you all, the from an don't -- have optimization and not know perspective, in the that to it is from forecast perspective a the we business incremental goal year fiscal of LRP on which of SBC, with all also that. we

we to about are the think When how think things of not these two when the either with XXXX. that you are laid we remainder benefits we those those something guidance EPS we the included to factored long-range to seeing that there's try achieving believe in plan about out we've the we guidance and or things can in seeing in benefits the would the not the where SBC Again, year that I are we out, extent looking year? have early into benefits. a are for at that guidance, four good So do enough for position the forecast

year, for when the opportunities. extent look of opportunities benefits the within Does then when help. our have guidance to for don't full-year? quarter incremental timing the up will that being the and we we that investment come SBC the that fiscal and end the potential will We align within To see true reinvestment

Kristen Stewart

Yes, Thanks so does. it much.

John Groetelaars

Kristen. Thanks,


over turn Groetelaars for will back closing remarks. the John I to now call

John Groetelaars

would Well in the core thanks summary in comments We’ve and questions -- I been thanks are great morning. confident from this of and growth never X% half ability a be X% Coming year alive for to top like feel better. growth mid was very things line gone and X% first all guess engagement organic consistent durable. QX QX, is our working this ;XX, We growth. was X%, engine That’s and into last single-digit year. the about deliver well. growth

shown addition XX over to In think we’ve that, quarters. I

Our deliver adjusted double-digit ability to EPS.

confident guidance QX for for we So confident guidance all in you for our and are I attention to our morning. the time are want your in thank and full-year. this


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