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Jonathan Doros Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Steven J. Demetriou Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Kevin C. Berryman Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Jamie L. Cook Credit Suisse Securities (NYSE:USA) LLC
Tahira Afzal KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc.
Chad Dillard Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.
Andrew John Wittmann Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
Corinne Jenkins Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Anna Kaminskaya Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michael S. Dudas Vertical Research Partners LLC
Erika Jackson UBS Securities LLC
Andrew Kaplowitz Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
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Operator

Good morning. My name is Jodie, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Jacobs Engineering Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. you. Thank of may Head your Relations, Investor Doros, begin you conference. Jonathan

Jonathan Doros

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Steven J. Demetriou

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Kevin C. Berryman

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Now, let some thoughts. me closing turn it back over to Steve for

Steven J. Demetriou

CHXM. lines progress Thank and we're integration extremely second of all quarter our our of pleased with across business the of of Overall, performance you, Kevin. our

we're $X.XX our a from to fiscal raising such, is to range adjusted outlook guidance of $X.XX, $X.XX. quarter's up As which to $X last EPS of XXXX

open So, the now operator, we'll questions. call for

Operator

line Credit Suisse. And Jamie the first comes question your Cook from of of

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Kevin C. Berryman

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what color some relative CHXM second sort (USA) we might terms Jamie LLC sort - L. schedule And strategy with you just Securities you what longer you're the would certainly that's the you potential guess reinvest would be and question, opportunity to gross and said savings. business. of in sort terms of to of you term, surprise ahead we're of upside driving alluded Cook degree And of the could of give But in looking can on aligned our I So, do to Credit you. what where have profile. reinvest? Thank then upside us my Suisse of where you thought obviously margin of then some that

Kevin C. Berryman

on there. so it just real the aggressively certainly the duplication to move to organization, over-performance implications relative away people think we throughout be are the continuing after to sometimes the can so and potentially real I tricky to of that estate Look, We're peel continued offices Yes. and takes for relocate estate, while and improvements, potential as forth. go it's resources labor a and because onion that not has but

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Steven J. Demetriou

this think the it Jamie, see through summarized able we as that is year you into and important next progress us line. I well. is year, claim think synergies I be all bottom Kevin, see hitting most what thing you'll them with we'll as the to we

updated in everybody and how providing, - back we're creating we'll queue. quarterly on a Thanks. get Securities LLC Suisse Cook that's Okay. rigor the Jamie keep value. that's L. Credit (USA) just I'll so, And basis

Operator

from line Your comes of the Markets. Tahira Afzal next of question Capital KeyBanc

is line Your open.

Tahira Afzal

in Hi the congrats and quarter.

Steven J. Demetriou

Thanks, Tahira.

Kevin C. Berryman

Thank you.

Tahira Afzal

if and other of in know other opportunities you're the you're the your water. area and in I I talking about frame of can seeing of of In terms months, Steve, to more this perhaps kind you're one some know segments? you but more it's of seeing maybe the synergies, with point you of out, look the is size would businesses? revenue most or early still what you context what scope

Steven J. Demetriou

ECR Yeah, so ECR now CHXM there's being excited as et think cetera. our Facilities, commercial the we Tahira, bring what mind, side, business. to to building the as about that footprint, mining parts similarly, one. clearly and we're you now to and getting The synergy pipeline, business our opportunity of sector, water environmental the well to when of early-stage across company, say hit revenue environmental CHXM's able permitting things our I'd bring the can on that Advanced a capabilities petroleum come other chemicals about handful so

like of example, major are in of brought now, unfolding a clearly increasing lot the exciting And pipeline the with an pretty that for Jacobs, another programs another semiconductor side, the sector mind. electronics deeper, big what the clearly, looks CHXM our Nuclear are opportunities things that capabilities to combined going that And seeing a business. the of on opportunities company of As comes there. some very as and environmental on a demand combination comprehensive cleanup more we're for with horsepower area

as I revenue heavily now building hear you're opportunity coming two the got said, the excited. we've synergy there, to cost going several on on. a pipeline Kevin but across the more significant together. next over pretty we're about side think and of more quarters So, companies synergies been focused And We've early

Tahira Afzal

as to macro be but perhaps And beyond Steve. of the you, some expansion out follow-up XXXX, Kevin, more fiscal up seem Thank be you it. you revenue shaping visible cost appearance look to opportunities is synergies partly just seem of of environment this maybe Got hinting from margin the a for as more for well perhaps year also because and synergies. and

identify which look driver year or or more As synergies perhaps equal? itself fiscal cost business of upside, the they're potential the prominent you maybe you the as XXXX, into margin would

Steven J. Demetriou

Well, let start. just me

I the improvement Our that the confident focused and we're able comments be around drive we're continue to in that to all to ECR that couple business, will focus opportunity business, of very as type think margin on that demonstrated there and synergy our going sort we're be our centered as on of I delivery in my project whole that part the last project that over of new years business there has capabilities of the winning, excellence delivery center cost well. been of excellence

going that profit in improvement area these more scale opportunity margin aggressively those you're benefits continue as see there. from the to of we're as as going be ECR well. to combining and operating benefit to BIAF, businesses benefit we an we the of for the cost two think in But see companies, two grow ATEN of also showing structure So, productive do of efficient, I us

Tahira Afzal

Got it.

a again and quarter. Steve, congrats good you, on Thank Okay.

Steven J. Demetriou

Thank you.

Kevin C. Berryman

Thank you.

Operator

from comes the question next Your line Bank. of Deutsche Chad Dillard of

is line open. Your

Chad Dillard

Good Hi. everyone. morning,

Kevin C. Berryman

Good morning.

Steven J. Demetriou

Morning, Chad.

Chad Dillard

this your gains And as you the sustainable do you on just business. you've to the little relatedly, growth is? just Can year and a a on you forma share I about basis? bit unlock how can this then talk commentary keep So, think this think exit growing to ATEN in wanted pro you you changed ATEN what focus backlog about

Steven J. Demetriou

there's that things Yeah, have several contributed to gains. the share

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those there's it several other how share think of that factors are go as getting I well. into we're So, examples and gains,

Kevin C. Berryman

work now other businesses in the where nuclear about and be and having we're environmental as the think to into augment Jacobs pedigree. the world have positioned of to CHXM to that that you acquisition, Steve's access where projects think the strong the point, didn't have that the we of poised most very to if Chad, much I complex comments, from prior come are

businesses the positioning to us solidified was at portfolio Jacobs in also nuclear we've so parts about really and augmented we the So, strategy environmental feel good compete too, not of and well highlighting, going on only, higher as our Steve but a legacy stuff, that. forward ATEN those are level the

Chad Dillard

for these then just total in expectations and awards, And nature on the like to like visibility you terms available to could switching about talk that the over hit environment be of you're going contractor side, versus brownfield, just actually the share greenfield of you just mining you after. of project go and just and the the awards can and capacity timing from what If it. that seeing the then your Got the is mining, more space? can in it competitive

Steven J. Demetriou

as it's more business, gain clearly sector. whole optimism commodity we Still that table. it ECR area I'd at to improvement. is the characterize a mining across of real demonstrate postponed canceled was side we the or where at starting to stage The the coming work When more Yeah. lot and previously now that back a is starting say do we're look it on the

for we involved convert full to of fully FEEDs still XXXX. EPCM work these smaller now is half going on going as we would the lot a a give CapEx and front-end us client. to more that services XXXX we're more building we to I studies, consulting, some convert ramp-up It's in start the probably enter say first be the that going to So, to what for and to as FEED – other projects expect of those these are fiscal pre-FEED, this is bigger and and projects now confidence studies on are opportunities

around other very the a Our a areas the where and markets few and iron I'd of few focus say but in are and copper Australia last remains mining seeing world, as around the message we're it's biggest other focused Latin opportunities. and America And quarter, those ore opportunities. same the the very,

Chad Dillard

it. Thank Got you.

Operator

Andy question Wittmann from of comes of next Baird. Your the line

Your line is open.

Andrew John Wittmann

with beat Maybe, or the $X.XX. boil expect you Thanks. essentially Are as to about balance year? just the balance of comment of consensus just guidance the really thinking on the can about mostly there and the your to contribute improvement $X.XX prior unchanged you number that to guidance? is a passed from just along, tangible real Kevin, being $X.XX start or the down, out, by the to year operational you is Great. raise You it here, outperformance the

Kevin C. Berryman

in the on working driving focused relates the slight big the both of part we're how pieces performance, things saw moving were improving with we figures quarter, think and culture where got to lot aligned there a year. that. versus delivery good I ultimately right was Well, But all balance-of-the-year the it which before. being half focused the of uptick we're is creating I we'll a plays towards the of we together, actually. and in to single Clearly, that Look, that we've a a a dynamics now, that's out of company balance of of the Andy, bit back the would deliver of little there's as see say in

time. to level in point So, focused we'll at continue I would an there. say be particular it's appropriate guidance this

that an but I we guidance imagination, our appropriate to taken. step go think of by know you prudent think any stretch the have and on I don't overboard it's

Andrew John Wittmann

what ATEN You like and in couple of in sense BIAF just some terms comments sounded expecting you for think to in up on give were your do you specifically Welfare the what adjust if of they but you that made margins kind And the want sense the there of can I you're India year. that It organic get for in item? revenue margin a just a recognizing generally margins the of us outlook. there's of the about segments optimism could your ECR, balance

Kevin C. Berryman

it number hopefully, kind that Look, the that X% be think range the range or above X%, in of for plus the ECR was thereabouts. business where in We a QX good quarter. we'll on was for

important certainly to see So, growth us I profit come do there's going feel to for be to into there. to start growth, us of get that be it's that to to would off the position and XXXX leverage some incremental do will opportunities as gross able that we think we play. look

since that much So, the improvements about the of end position line about half. initiated feel We're they of the good can historically, and how made our think than strategy. kind feeling a were we in different good businesses back we at those I we're we near levels

Andrew John Wittmann

the but here, changes And just question update portfolio. evaluation or so some a time optimize an right it happening there you'd before evaluate final clears you organization Is the continue to on changing much on in wonder that didn't I with so deck you maybe I is going you dust portfolio? wait my there's specifically bit the you a till now? integrate to said now little specifically, portfolio that. much to like And the another text is comment willing undertake as if think right but you that you lot do of the because the could give would be you given have inside CHXM,

Steven J. Demetriou

the majority when the about always talking majority, say but to to continuing integration Jacobs. continue XX% of the of are and – the I going say organization successful We're I'm portfolio, we'll evaluate – focused CHXM on

doing initiatives, we're cultural driving and this that next occurring about, getting the success, in that's And deleveraging demonstrating quarters, and what nothing further the folks corporate and stage, and few a it's the But be have job to how to market this about from accretion for expect we're acquisition, we've and discuss got is discussed. have their about on. that all a several we We at integration, to the synergies, portfolio monitor second to all we cost the the continue demonstrating future. evaluate successful think half focused as the

Andrew John Wittmann

Thank you. Okay.

Operator

Your Goldman next question Revich of comes Jerry from of Sachs. the line

Your line is open.

Corinne Jenkins

Jerry. for This Hi. on is Jenkins Corinne

could a across bid was the bit competitive you about I So, environment your little hoping pipeline. talk

Steven J. Demetriou

get ATEN this of industry, know, our we of market that of. three share always across have sense The competitive huge really, small level. In very environment a we're a winning that's you I extremely battling think, we're you businesses battle hope where all in an high I as that and still what our where government predominantly side they're different. services as the at And competes, lines a

is seeing it I've hadn't we job last across competed several previously about not many model that at share excellent companies And that continuing against. team chipping think years and next the I so, ATEN I and And years, against, several had there the in an think competitors through doing gain project the we're a it previously our synergy to cases to of competed that extent, talked we we away the pretty That's of we the part Jacobs it. it's of not has, intense key about that competitive as offering way broader portfolio field for to we In the offering opportunities with renew can BIAF, is you some I in And Enterprise and water bring to our focused Jacobs bigger CHXM narrow innovation decades, we're these say definitely with our ourselves, also environmental think relationships of that not our and do scale projects and the a bring. that to a out started combination companies. Connected CHXM pipeline. competitive because can here from two these And conditions area. power then with cases, we've with situation overall, when try from a and opportunity there back, terms take the combination, clearly those those created in partnerships at is onerous away high-risk in clients many in getting awards into with now other really the with clients just on specific against competing sole-sourced ECR, we focused stay differentiating stay and tremendous digitization and initiatives. being to But you continuing and a again, a of and step bring what and excited because

stay So, here clients provide solutions really we bid. rather commodity-competitive that and be I focused away trying we're where I'm trying to than on in and is profile to from describe the can traditional win trying areas hone really think with that what to those a on

Corinne Jenkins

strategic about you've much that a you of that maybe versus booked backlog was the implementing are strategy margin on something Thanks. how before gotten Great. being in current reflects talked up. this you'd focus how Can really backlog the it? along far And and you just about there lot talk gross on your

Steven J. Demetriou

What talk only margin we're backlog, in and quarter, we incrementally backlog. been calls gross very have about is as to quarters, the but about several to in margin demonstrated quarterly improving. And we're is gross try the the to excited the we this that backlog again, not these building just have as revenue backlog do that the talk last

as better it in percent the line where to that and we remain every of to these out And three business so, margin and by projection just going continuing a to of sort that are lines on profit margin remain we're and revenue. better focused. been we're that point to to to awarded we've then higher hit We're businesses bottom going not of going of win of we demonstrate fully on to other keep And quarter it. a than driven executing put ultimately the operating focused each

Corinne Jenkins

you. Thank

Operator

line the Bank America. question of of from comes Kaminskaya Anna next Your of

Your line is open.

Anna Kaminskaya

Good robust. Maybe why receivable can morning, just about realize do such Any on very big cash start cash I free organic I had flow. color guys. we has been off talking outflow? growth a

year? parts leverage any targets on moving end rates, free can So, any be for if by eaten flow for at And such year. capital? you cash we of color for by of the the the Just growing more working cash the set a will continue lot

Kevin C. Berryman

Kevin. is this Anna, Yeah.

come the So, of we actually a March. briefly, very we as real very, course quarter, over in the saw just chunk large into the business play sales trend saw of

DSO fact. terms, So, was of in have given the XX-day there businesses came the the fact that of bulk many March, tick in up of that really our a growth because that

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than to to and we're compensation try So, that on the able of down relative obviously to balance payout. year. that the less satisfied drive be We'll be figure focused over our

hundred expenses the and The have to That as well was is over did dollars. other sizable point we acquisition-related that couple one-times a costs. million synergy-related it relates

to And this half for lot that a of QX, noise. we're is back that one the substantial in able seeing more would year. de-leveraging quarter expect we position the So, to we we'll we get and where be we think where have as a QX of the back

Anna Kaminskaya

of of Great. I take your outlook quarters. in and see and year? together, the growth steady maybe going put outlook here from if kind in be implied then comments to for sequential of all backlog end moving on? your the of of next energy some just year, through it Can the chemical should summarizing large your back what And trying outlook, parts your Just we comments the the for the rest the project on the on maybe government on and comments business the

Steven J. Demetriou

in we're go had the a to say our backlog. would years. of ATEN we over driving Generally, last on the you when sequential back significant half year, a has in for backlog growth increase couple second

unfolding. see from power mentioned is the ATEN continue. areas of to are getting legacy the demonstrated to X I Jacobs ahead growth that know, we're to we'll low the continue and this to now And backlog, appears and benefiting over last, a of unit, X, I should start part months of think that on to out business ECR to X combined maybe showing couple modest together now. over I an and next XX But Jacobs timing CHXM which out again, in And continue from so, XX signs where ourselves going improvement expect be course expect XX again, to and growth and But as in is on the projects regret getting recurring that into over months to we of revenue rather has upcycle expect standpoint, X, quarters awards selectively next, don't than risk we nice from BIAF, some backlog. prudent X focused long-term pick to and come early as you those to the we that of of years in. ATEN that stay to

the overall, expectation that's for our backlog a I XX growth So, around think message positive months. X over next to

Anna Kaminskaya

Great. Thank you quarter. very much. Great

Steven J. Demetriou

you. Thank

Operator

of from line of Michael Your the next Vertical question Research. comes Dudas

open. is line Your

Michael S. Dudas

industry of business a and been calls backlogs in going Good risk morning. forward. of the talk there's and Steve, lot mixes about

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Steven J. Demetriou

Yeah.

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that's focus is. so, our And where

the We selective have selective very excellence with or work, we're kind we've focused water clients those a or in where delivery areas success where projects. there build do strong we've proven example, EPC global leader on project very to design markets, those of industry for with proven capability some are and that but side had

try shouldn't Jacobs that our stay area on at to and sort So, other to into areas extend this risky construction of see or you expect time, of strategy. focused ourselves

Michael S. Dudas

of get and anticipate be would talent, you that that. you modest into change? have diverse given but and half follow-up, base to and in order well do confirmed that How XXXX fulfill year you Steve, growth opportunities going and opportunities the backlog business growth? My see and employees front in do a is upgrade the And we you not you have the over this achieve your XXXX? to only the three XX,XXX that enough expectations the the years, Good second with to to more ability the five the and employee and next

Steven J. Demetriou

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our seen clearly have we've companies. set potential the of CHXM company focused now and to aggressive. quote regard targets combined growth synergy mentioned, these we're a And don't from with to don't anywhere or from that I two benefit are that revenue the standpoint. goals now near a standpoint We're the acquisition, specific is what But I think as we with going so,

about side, around synergy expect fully top you're get standpoint what expect to whole So, a from companies. the going we more as through line we of year I next combined the cost hear these

Michael S. Dudas

Steve. Thanks,

Operator

the line Your next question of Steven comes of UBS. from Fisher

open. Your line is

Erika Jackson

restructuring Do the Hi. of on the second to that half year. Erika I just business. in quick start deleveraging Steve. This Jacobs flow question I the a for is finish guess, half kind combined of you cash in also the hitting the business free I full to of, more will expect potential cash start this flow the the all story cost? know this you're going had of combined profile of CHXM second that year cash and you XXXX or accelerating Jackson the up be once about

Kevin C. Berryman

this is So, Kevin.

comment. Just a quick

receivable on our a that get boils the it's with We I accounts end of I'll the do to little accounts timing to our But think hit see that traction. see fact do going of fiscal very from CHXM ourselves. the Exactly year we're that to incentive and to efforts that start to we much comp to how it got the that that traction to established end of targets to receivable our we've need start organization. integration gain that really bit DSO result it want and not, we whether that hedge improve the the clear on comment. mere by we or expect for we down the we

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You guys forth. new in, terms about out, negotiating relates is and have a pick-and-shovel with customers, heard are which appropriate me discussing on and day lot so day it how say this is and to rigor and work, so as contracts discipline, receivables of that

it, to targets we're clearly, for established our personally I'm on an to So, ourselves. timing way. this get it's we The going well But of on part we've in incentive for us important able think our going to to exact be it. to hedge be company

Erika Jackson

Great. Thank you.

Operator

of line question from Kaplowitz the Citigroup. final your Andrew comes And of

open. Your line is

Andrew Kaplowitz

Good guys. quarter. Hey,

Steven J. Demetriou

Thank you.

Kevin C. Berryman

Andrew. Thank you,

Andrew Kaplowitz

a on with that. Jacobs in higher and than business legacy So, big pro businesses mid-teens look, your forma, was obviously, up acceleration revenue

gains. legacy market Steve, think, the about business, guys interesting a seems is than acceleration I've just like I you here you What's probably Jacobs sudden ever. seen it maybe in talked share bigger for

So, Is waiting start been the when for? that. spend I tend customers this about to you again. Because we've to maybe guys side cycle on the talk earlier guess, inflection be,

respond an uptick higher Is So, you just the and customers it to commodity orders/sales. as prices? reform your the March tax mentioned

Steven J. Demetriou

or a about coming growth higher decline is, that legacy shed to were question, margins a revenue as to explained of growth. you're really again, the most to started here a I shift We phase. we couple business start started. and the the we richer is factors sustain we some that we ended And business think went side unveiling several were We we you going with that low-value and and mind that started value. our company now what's on two-thirds revenue started our the we strategy on There's focusing we see up to back years did that asking with that, that if before as committed grow business even then what's to on as that focus Jacob's margin. part pivot those ago, mix that's And to go unfolded is whole CHXM acquisition for the of what happening and organic through clean-up had probably said we we to unprofitable would

you're you clearly year, showed also you quarter, growth a last this ago which look quarter data then Jacobs And two year growth legacy to we've at, to at CHXM, organic yes, second quarter I'm tack correct. year. from organic When the from on revenue So, years from quarter from this second looking growth. that demonstrated – second

we benefit as to next P&L continue growth that to to And have put of together years. and a one from revenue a start benefit from the this several standpoint the company. going the over the so, that expect now strength track combined you portfolio We fully drive companies is us combined

Kevin C. Berryman

a too, other comment Just quick Andrew.

year lowest the about this the may level when ago of revenue, were of recall, kind you we we and that talking of the reached QX As to point that's was growth factor. pivoting

year-ago figures, is that it going do we of where you the start if growing, kind So, what look now to okay, said happened. point sequentially at it's which is

this that to of that's was last it's So, time, ago, which been just low. year acceleration building over the a part comparing quarter quite

necessarily over now comparing the look, year of starting the to that year numbers at be back in And them half. because to to I some growing we're we're figures so, growth the started in inherent be mid-teen see to balance don't last think going

Andrew Kaplowitz

rest then just Kevin, X% for I some you mentioned and margins, for questions, of clean-up think the margin the ATEN year. X%,

talking you and for last X.X% quarter. and I were about oranges, old but X% in A&T versus that on reported the that and think X%, business, you be may to you could quarter, comment maybe that the apples it just

Kevin C. Berryman

of that X% restructuring X%, to pulls businesses of X% been into legacy now Yeah, legacy lines number. the to so ATEN where it down has the our Jacobs CHXM the

pieces portfolio. in we're believe now the CHXM of X% we X% range to So, new the with the

way. oranges, right yeah, it's positive and to more feel we forward and in drive try apples there's So, opportunities that and still like you're a

how So, to we'll out. plays look see that

Steven J. Demetriou

second point and is to Yeah. back the and stand-alone basis, that quarter at Kevin's if Jacobs year profit that's you're second margin. build year operating CHXM out to side is a quarter because go think take the grew legal their just analyzing And I side, this year important on onetime, on look and both them last you when the this matter

over whole you'd the track talked that talking think the think I so, what is in to about, of with And what ATEN. margin couple growth I last years we've is story about with that continuing put Kevin

Andrew Kaplowitz

cash, for in in CHXM is, And just cash you you're one term. curious on to I'm if from you just can versus if sort have cash if Maybe the what I could, mentioned you of clean-up tell million but that generation deal more don't payments CHXM-related Jacobs break potential consideration want medium I how and Kevin, out payment. that we QX you me, $XXX sort know us of progressing can, know that you a cash used including over the final CHXM

Kevin C. Berryman

up call it the to I Look, I would say – items. clean it as look, relates kind would of consideration

activities, being actually things in international control-related stub example, was, kinds December period of were up for all of these shareholders So, had. there change and executed of we that ending in not that two-week

they costs, $XXX the of transaction-related of as they whether banker was whether then the it half fees, these probably well. legal be that, internal be be investment we're and half there's maybe to on they costs, onetime-related other making investments So, million, other was relative whether

So, was high this That's a a high point. look, point.

actually that great down million. think question $XXX debt bit earlier I receivables with and we gross about the in in little went our Anna's QX it's that with talked with this ultimately, a uptick

these we're and I costs certainly onetime behind the are to the able the going – how that and portfolio power effectively. of to this things shows us would it transaction-related that So, I those be it the costs, de-lever once us. from And consideration call things think you behind are

now, to the get we're out about So, investments synergies. really talking the

back So, that see the us to will to over in the year. allow that the of leverage itself looking we're half to start see

Andrew Kaplowitz

Thanks, guys.

Kevin C. Berryman

good. Very right. All

Steven J. Demetriou

the call committed joining for thanks acquisition. CHXM committed we fully Thank and you. that on remain we've strategy I delivering our So, that on to today. reiterate our to promises want just executing And to the

Operator

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