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Kathy Liebmann Investor Relations
Melinda Whittington President & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Lucian Chief Financial Officer
Brad Thomas KeyBanc Capital Markets
Anthony Lebiedzinski Sidoti
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Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the La-Z-Boy Fiscal 2022 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Conference Call. At this time, all participants have been placed on a listen-only mode, and the floor will be opened for your questions and comments after the presentation. It is now my pleasure to turn the floor over to your host, Ms. Kathy Liebmann, Investor Relations. Kathy, over to you.

Kathy Liebmann

Jenny. you, Thank thank fiscal and joining to us Good fourth you quarter our XXXX results. and discuss morning for full year this Whittington, Melinda Officer; Chief morning and Officer. us Financial Executive Lucian, and La-Z-Boy's Chief Bob With President are and Melinda to will midway segment the financials speak the Bob will and close open through. and call, performance

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Melinda Whittington

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Bob Lucian

everyone. and Melinda, morning, you, Thank good

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million $X to the dividends, For $XX we the and quarter. returned via share fourth shareholders $XX paid including repurchase fiscal million in dividends million through year, full in

be to mind comparisons Melinda, XX-week fiscal me Please against fiscal let fiscal 'XX and be will items period. Before 'XX. XX-week turning year the 'XX call back a the important keep several that highlight for in will

containing affected, reflecting XX shutdown first be always, our weeks, production 'XX's July. one-week quarter Additionally, by in will annual comparability as fiscal

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Melinda Whittington

sell brands, company-owned team Century I'm La-Z-Boy execute excited the have strong Bob. We talented our and future great about segment place in to distribution, a very manufacture growing of Thanks and retail Incorporated. Vision. broad a and

facet future, environment driving and long on of the choppy Although we the foreseeable the focus can what through organization. term, is macroeconomic for and is the will remain every volatile our controlling agility

and strong this is sheet balance future. important move Our allow making in our investments period through while to uncertain will us

intention and We from best and come every profitable our back to and your have as growing I'll We you yet of growth for to the call new all long-term Kathy. thank base believe time turn to the we morning, is returns deliver this stakeholders.

Kathy Liebmann

Thank you, getting now. queue questions. Melinda. the the to We'll ask question-and-answer review begin please Jenny, into period the instructions for

Operator

Markets. now the questions. gentlemen, is from open and Ladies Brad to Capital of KeyBanc coming Instructions] [Operator Brad floor over question first is for Thomas Your you.

Brad Thomas

that, to of record the Sorry it quarter Good about and obviously, year I a was congratulations just first Company. a Kathy. and give strong morning, And for Bob all, muted. my wanted on

Melinda Whittington

morning, Good Thank Brad. you.

Brad Thomas

questions a recent getting in of industry. the about trends lot We're

of give so to Melinda, had couple I a volatile I all, that on have so commented have detail far? you I hoping And been that. more more first any of June was late. how of Could questions trends trending and May you about us maybe been address believe But

Melinda Whittington

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talked about certainly can we we from everything As more inflation there. into and and go some

don't of of know impact piece relative other these think I each The of is seasonality. the that the return we

we difference years getting that big is really for last couple spring a kind and several years, haven't So This spring the consumer all. were a quarter-to-quarter first are traveling had consumers the regular of in again, of summer. in People sentiment.

spring than the so And our always were if the of year. of pre-pandemic, kind significantly half you back and go back summer slower

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Brad Thomas

Or environment is performing that and constrained because Is the it that versus more be trends down La-Z-Boy? -- on up the we're are seeing in Melinda, Joybird in? that, follow a or is how it brand by better? might it's slowed terms DXC it to at of perhaps more customer what has And performing you more

Melinda Whittington

Yes.

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Brad Thomas

helpful. function delay hearing out turn receipt into you are this That's regard to of sales delay can having this starts of these have to the that very long wanted then what you before presume does from product, slowed orders to canceled And customers? that it down. they that their retail customers have a How is work? and I with larger How

Melinda Whittington

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Operator

Anthony question is question. coming Your from next please ask Anthony, of Lebiedzinski your Sidoti.

Anthony Lebiedzinski

So better any throughout get Was production the your delivered first, the of progressed? terms as wanted quarter? changes Or notable progress as consistent capacity, how sense in quarter own just there your the a revenue quarter gains. I did terms was in it to to of

Bob Lucian

fairly was slow a the It consistent as -- increase progressed. quarter

-- in latest Torreón slowly went and we last the coming quarter our capacity Our online, Mexico, was down allowing through. increase plant to us as was over that

quarter So well. the finished we

Melinda Whittington

some making right maybe simple opportunity to some product for Mexico we've make our well in took like long we're quarter We the We training. fourth were the reposition about lines they product demand. to cells, making started sure time re-pointing for sure a -- talked as we're more as cells make to

as there progress the well. about good feel we so And

Anthony Lebiedzinski

Yes. Got it.

your processes your plants. you the some So Melinda, changed you said remarks, in during of

what is referred So Or is there there to? as you well? that else something

Melinda Whittington

Yes. sir. Yes

Anthony Lebiedzinski

Got Okay. it.

kind inventories feel And would of on like lot traffic your about a Okay. your you given a and macro just have obviously, companies, and inventory, health you your so characterize the do of How just going then in terms with of the what's inventory increased. other health of of How inventory? concerns?

Bob Lucian

the We to come things of lockdowns that holding and over to are that on ended China We're fabric impact the and and in year that our the from some some parts with like wanted level of with. don't the going year that end the from what's delays the to China now given occurring we of right ensure inventory still production facilities.

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Anthony Lebiedzinski

it. Got

that obviously, increases, so price have does fiscal as think you quarter, first end? within of you year a take? you include you provided gone increases the how may pricing quite that price yes, bit. we terms Or any up should taken in that you may has then since the additional pricing guidance additional And actions that Okay. -- for about the Are noted,

Bob Lucian

we pricing we actions Well, out take. future come never on

Part on We in accordingly that way continue others. to will through to took look it the will price maintaining materials QX. continue our raw coming and February, But The its and speaking, last and through going make what's QX working always work that's faster in to pricing generally we're and backlog. pricing is of working into margins. the through, of we its at way pricing sure is its way that with than

Anthony Lebiedzinski

it. Got

Okay. lastly me. And for then

So you fiscal XX you 'XX. in stores will stated open that

think your this store is growth? we Or annual rate? plans a So how run new should about long-term for

Melinda Whittington

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that our Century So do period. -- and over time Vision we've said we'll

but there So, run number, any is rate not the given a be certainly some on ballpark bad XX year. volatility will

Operator

question. Your next Griffin Raymond Bobby Bobby, ask of is from James. your coming question

Bobby Griffin

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Melinda Whittington

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Unidentified Analyst

just a do build getting capacity? on we from much flexibility how much too your And follow-up out? capacity really That's helpful. current that, you protect have do How then Okay. with

Bob Lucian

along and overtime will a virtually way combination our to via reducing down, it that or as see manage that's we of single way one all demand we The that planning right we run is manage of every plants now. manage been if we being we've at go see the

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So, working of so we're balance going are backlog. the orders down trying talked to try what seeing those again, out it we what employ well about, our production consistent with to balance we strategies from types as Melinda out incoming as -- to has that to

Unidentified Analyst

us you And of investments? Is lastly you a of those Perfect. content? existing increase additional Okay. mentioned advertising Can it investments just to developing function then Are content? guys beginning new through me, in walk you marketing. of for some

Melinda Whittington

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Operator

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Kathy Liebmann

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Operator

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