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MTW Manitowoc

Participants
Ion Warner Vice President-Marketing and Investor Relations
Barry Pennypacker President and Chief Executive Officer
David Antoniuk Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Seth Weber RBC Capital Markets
Ann Duignan JPMorgan
Steven Fisher UBS
Ben Burud Goldman Sachs
Joe Grabowski R.W. Baird
Stephen Volkmann Jefferies
Charley Brady SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Jamie Cook Credit Suisse
Call transcript
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Operator

Good day, everyone, and welcome to The Manitowoc’s Fourth Quarter Full Year 2018 Earnings Conference Call. Today’s conference is being recorded. At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn today’s call over to Ion Warner, Vice President, Marketing and Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Ion Warner

Thank you, Dave. outlined welcome fourth Manitowoc our quarter year outlook, and review call XXXX everyone, press business company’s evening’s the XXXX as morning, to conference The to full release. Good last in performance and Conducting Chief Officer; the President Chief and and Vice Executive Financial Senior call Officer. Barry Antoniuk, President be and will Pennypacker, David webcast a slide in section Relations Investor website. includes presentation, found Today’s of the which can our be

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Barry Pennypacker

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delivered the along in full the evidenced points supply material For and regions, and year, is energy and basis result familiar margin increase costs The construction as of over rising tariffs, such recovery logistic a adjusted to XXX across headwinds primarily increased improvement. commercial chain constrained shipments improvement. sales, aforementioned we EBITDA end crane all-too- XX% a effectively with of due This all costs were managed labor shortages, markets. EBITDA skilled and margin the in by

mixed. are conditions market forward, Looking

as with $XXX healthy said and increase. XX% I of quarter year-over-year in conference a year backlog the However, a finished call, the we third million

U.S. continue markets to they be Our about end customers project planned optimistic serve. the work in

in guidance. turn prior Construction We data The growth tracking the positioned drive our and transformation seeing we’re encouraging has shown over experiencing growth the of we’re well the to that, us Way, results I’ll still healthy Europe where we demand in markets, well some walk to David challenges using Despite in expansion and financial deceleration beyond. Europe very Manitowoc saw years. and rate Germany in end of And and the us and call also continued to margin in of certain are through these markets Presently, XXXX with highs. in has after XXXX closely. our half principles U.S., order environment are second historic the a slowdown we rates At off same in time, in slower rental a XXXX. the utilization an France cautious but

David Antoniuk

and Barry, morning, good everyone. Thanks,

of XX% orders $XXX which XXXX. were U.S. decrease Fourth X. stocking not Slide year. million the million, quarter orders did last of quarter by totaled compared to Let’s in dealer impacted In repeat XXXX, magnitude to to move favorably same orders orders, a fourth $XXX the

moderating Middle change negatively in low In East in demand impacted X% addition, exchange in unfavorable the a demand by and foreign Europe, rates. orders were currency

As in campaign. XXXX would crane quarter by be million third XX% during for our quarter year-over-year. impacted orders our are orders Adjusting stocking approximately were I favorably outlined our the $XX last fourth call, of placed that orders fourth this, tower quarter down typically winter

and XXXX, the million fourth $XX X% This in improved in XXXX, up Europe not backlog backlogs shipment XX% increased demand also which exchange an sales the in ship of lower ending currency both by the backlog approximately to was rates. in over Middle million in Middle impacted Barry from also quarter nonrecurring changes East. U.S. of year, Net in was half offset of approximately unfavorably $XXX in large As unfavorably and currency increase region the Benelux mentioned, was a X% driven by Ending prior approximately declining XXXX sales first by exchange offset reoccur the were partly our million X% partly rates. XX% year by in did by Currently, of market, from over is scheduled or Net East. $XXX the foreign impacted backlog year-end XXXX. changes by in demand the from in Americas, primarily in our driven the a foreign ago.

related we incurred During quarter, European approximately $X costs. the million of restructuring fourth to severance expenses, predominantly

impairment fourth in our We quarter XX-Q a million non-GAAP to XXXX, goodwill a continued filing of million was sales adjusted that $XX on XX%. quarter in $XX the volume could in increase result of Flow in the charge. market capitalization XX%. quarter decline was through disclosed third adjusted equity EBITDA compared an for our EBITDA fourth increased the Our

million As a result quarter, goodwill decline of in impairment the we capitalization in our noncash market fourth $XX continued recorded an the charge.

approximately supplemental We due inclusion calculation under outlined the U.S. to restructuring charges, income quarter $XXX our share reported adjusted the reform schedule of transition or and legislation taxable press continuing diluted from income million. for tax in the release. million the was impairment net per of operations related Excluding our tax $X and our $X.XX as a completed income

net operating However, expense losses in transition inclusion a under because cash allowance and tax transition U.S., anticipate valuation tax tax have income we we related fully offset we are other incurring tax this legislation. the reform do a to full or sufficient not or U.S.

to hand December $XXX of year our the $XXX an XXXX. on $XX the total XX, the of million, As XX, of from liquidity compared million as was was increase of Cash million end December million as at year. prior $XXX

margin execution operating year. full results Now the I’d was year and a expansion. the continued to XXXX successfully for like of recap operational

EBITDA year, adjusted or XX% non- over our improved $XX GAAP million prior the the year. For

cash In flows a adjusted our by XXX X.X% $XX addition, Full basis, of neutral sales. adjusted basis X% to percentage by working basis despite EBITDA XXX a of year-over-year margin our point non-GAAP driven a in On million, capital year were decreased improvement working currency points as improved sales. growth. capital operating revenue

full continuing from on and refinancing noncash would million a of year operations charge, discrete write Our included impairment loss net now adjusted loss tax per charges for share. update the our year venture $X.XX I resulting charges, of down structure. you continuing certain an the from operations net XXXX or capital pension items like $XX the of in on to goodwill receivable, give diluted income joint settlement the restructuring Chinese the

the quarter’s the last no of of financial The options in December. a month mentioned I and providing interest reducing high goal in debt ended we expense flexibility. call, are yield as XXXX issuances with level of high- were evaluating markets uncertainty more with As there

ABL While waiting for settle, forward these on and in of new closing the we our first to have moved markets a facility refinancing the quarter. facility anticipate with

Our also notes. and new refinancing Recently, a reduce result making progress the restrictions structure and refinance shown markets are signs existing program our improve simplified and and liquidity facility to our current high-yield excellent receivable for debt will have in we encouraging securitization accounts costs.

Our we expectation of will also this that complete the transaction the by end guidance quarter. an first reflects

full million; Turning billion; approximately depreciation million, to to approximately tax Slide approximately to of million, to to restructuring $XX and we $X.XX million; million million revenue of $XX million. of $XXX EBITDA income are the million $XX our $XX of call of million; With to approximately follows: interest guidance to as of XXXX approximately year $XXX to expense $XX billion X, now $X.XX adjusted that, I $XX refinancing back expenditures $XX Barry. debt expense items; capital approximately approximately million costs; $XX excluding discrete turn excluding of million $XX providing will

Barry Pennypacker

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simple. goal Our is

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strong a finish was year. the quarter This to

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Operator

We Seth Capital Instructions] [Operator Weber will from hear RBC with Markets. first

Seth Weber

morning good guys. Hey,

Barry Pennypacker

morning, Good Seth.

David Antoniuk

Seth. Good morning,

Seth Weber

Good I’m just comment were Was we wondering a morning. what cost? than your it here It sounds again, into then, pretty message upside the the expectations, you your the been just came than call cost has I first could suggested. that on on just results comment to the quarter onerous price better think mix? on to last be think execution better from? but quarter. had the good, was little bit if like you Was and where better of price had it you fourth going I sort expecting, in came what Can better and guidance in relative

maybe factor you the swing or that call So anything else was out? would

Barry Pennypacker

prepared say to talked performing. really our priorities my remarks try our about that when plants I in I are strategic

the three upside at the our happening plants, variances I pleasant a through in our getting of these as activities. We principles global are from that expect now and result years I continue. of transformation plants The into our to what I when is look Way. utilizing And truly see we’re Manitowoc of

Your is price question cost about neutral.

that We incremental that But XXXX, earnings that operations. it’s performance our overall, improvement, think in of came I our out neutral. say in would to the truly continue guidance margin the in

Seth Weber

to the next then the side big thanks. for on have XXXX Okay, revenues. pretty for relative And EBITDA you a range year

last to versus what just talk this you range are factors change about you versus expect upper to can of seen some do the the – guess, mean, mix we’ve as end, get all swing or I could of through what the to lower be end So year the XXXX at I XXXX? your

Barry Pennypacker

and we with think to expected what probably is mix, much going pretty Seth, year. I be consistent this about

not to beat come RTs crawlers, death, and still of a market I We’re that North we of expecting America we’re that substantial portion mean, to recovery drum as for in waiting the back. that

for very XXXX, basically So our really changed hasn’t much. mix

more We will U.S. have than Europe.

primarily the in range I for the uncertainty the mean, range, Europe. As is

out the on You’ve Turkey, got Brexit, all yellow on the got hold going and factors got got with in just different be things you you all kinds that are stimulating jackets you of put France, to moved some. demand

recognizing, anything that around the you mean, we David, know think account in really you very are that I we it add? to management I So again, if wanted take Europe. into range of a guidance, have team, our to possibilities conservative centers primarily do

David Antoniuk

would No. made. Seth, same the comments that I Barry echo

it. With the range was we wider the keep prudent more adjusting uncertainty a at a felt this narrow range point year and than in

falls So narrow – that I and year suggest look range that into would at place, goes as accordingly. it we’ll the

Seth Weber

much very good a guys. it. Thanks Okay. Appreciate Have weekend.

David Antoniuk

you. Thank

Barry Pennypacker

You are welcome.

Operator

Duignan with we’ll And Ann hear from JPMorgan.

Ann Duignan

Hi, good Ann morning. It’s Duignan.

Barry Pennypacker

Good Ann. morning, Yes.

David Antoniuk

Ann. Hi,

Ann Duignan

guys. Hi

million around built they the in China and $XXX would world these just some the near-term. strength be building the and in Can for billion you who in talk, think path et magazines to of trade about tower splash big and cetera. the through particularly, cranes sales competition really making facility expect the to their they of new cranes of rest double world-class et from total talking Barry, for about Chinese Just distribution? China facilities innovation, manufacturing competitors a $X.X about Zoomlion in is cetera, they gaining

Barry Pennypacker

long our of is complicated really to a an that – That’s and it’s not market China, my that’s best. When I believe excellent the will addressable in segment the products. And question. a but do market try we XX% by Yes. answer, we

cranes particular market demand demand the is ability Potain the that the ensure the XX% are look on China has in we of development completely in to in want is we companies And And tower brand it overall Chinese China, particular, it excess of when that to these say serve, at when large the the to I believe So have when in serve. developed best-performing, crane cranes look ability has Europeans. with that the their sites, the that doing standards the to international they job what highest-quality do. are that they that are

Now, as a remarks, said address. that in I there don’t we prepared there market large is currently my

the pretty We’re address to are But market, equivalent able XX%, address Europe. not the to that of going China’s even to products XX% full much we market in that in our to develop if XX%. it’s entire

So it now have believe isn’t one but a I longer taken than to have I in team like we that had, would management the strategic focus that’s for have us. a do It’s little place. what

to this opportunity. We of need have advantage the organic that full engineering we wonderful order in capability take

Ann Duignan

building now rest opposite, the European European And with about of competition players standard Chinese could What are address accelerating Barry, product. facilities from in that the world? Chinese the the standard you manufacturing the

Barry Pennypacker

Where we’ve Northern we Middle world competition been has a have accelerated the Africa the never and the in very Chinese had primarily Africa. rest the in Northern of in And presence strong seen from East. really

East, it So, really have a that mean, affected demand product East, overall The presence they point. a in Middle for disadvantage this us substantial we that but hasn’t at level seen the the at really Middle yet. low I market haven’t a as such competitive is

Ann Duignan

Maybe XXXX, at a the I XXXX. just if in then And of that $X explain million you was? this up end what clarification. the quickly you cycle. had follow on charge impairment the being late Can just could anticipated of restructuring Okay. in finished really And point restructuring

get So reconcile line. would of you in both just I back those, and I’ll could appreciate

David Antoniuk

Sure, Ann.

continued the value accounting there a and of Barry? there So stock price your anything. in With we forward. stock net look QX, with up with the calculation we regard with whereby may any is rule to think value capitalization that ended to And market to we than decline compared rules, goodwill going restructuring, a don’t the the the you In impairment we’re the your our mathematical impairment. regard market book into or the at an did we of impairment, company balance I and in what the price to what an – have our the segment, operations QX, booked deteriorating as had be calculation saying more the European a impacts to it fee. of said there’s of

Barry Pennypacker

said think North Ann, done of restructuring, when Yes. are we I that point much with a toward met really we pretty clarification, as we America.

Ann Duignan

in Thank back color. helpful. I line. I’ll get Okay. the appreciate That’s you.

Barry Pennypacker

You’re welcome.

Operator

We will UBS. Steven Fisher now with hear from

Steven Fisher

guys. Good Thanks. morning

David Antoniuk

Good Steve. morning,

Steven Fisher

Good morning.

X% you mentioned for thinking Just some target XXXX, the pricing. growth clearly revenue about

in you So what do assume for volumes equation? this

David Antoniuk

speaking, would range, look the wide looking to volume Yes, at Steve. is There anticipated a uptick Generally number impact slight on that that. are at I when is say, if you’re you volume, of year-over-year pretty a But range have true we going a of basis. volume. factors our in

Steven Fisher

would Okay. of up And North sort reflect American, down that Europe?

David Antoniuk

Correct.

Steven Fisher

Okay.

the Next, I scale a thinking overall the you’re business here, think, question curious bigger of I’m portfolio, did you how last quarter. and picture guys Barry. about M&A,

than would raise Your intended would currently refinancing have. – currently more you debt

thinking So of just and factors what forward? those about kind sense curious might how make going some you’re of

Barry Pennypacker

in Yes. be position will completed is this to in going options forward. our I deal debt a for really earnings after mean we growth various use

share we restricted right very acquisitions. now as know, concerned are and/or as far you doing buybacks are dividends As anything and/or from

cash hope to go our into overall we look look based our also, conditions, where we is. going of to at EBITDA. there make share would we will have want can current the take account at price us of that debt that when the opportunities as this are we the deployment on to current forward. have flexibility. So grow as And But always to cash I for I like we add Steven, where best that through that we deployment market say, will sure deal, we

Steven Fisher

Thanks Fair enough. lot. a

Barry Pennypacker

welcome. You’re

Operator

Sachs. from to And a Revich Goldman Jerry now, we’ll move with question

Ben Burud

good Jerry. This is Ben Hi, Burud everyone. for on morning

Barry Pennypacker

Hey, Ben.

Ben Burud

had Just question on orders. a

were for were XX% color than comp. And months to some to was So you want normal the give went sequential they we’re worse just our XX%, guys campaign Can strong the a coming of you seasonality. off a down basis, first mentioned still against by quarter, estimates is XXXX? a on you tough October? then, where said as they as maybe a kind obviously the how what us six after guys how of set table winter But

Barry Pennypacker

Yes.

any was generally would question talked the as such campaign significant XXXX We a why why U.S. performed expected. think is the in the think XXXX versus one with So, stocking about of have or is of issues go-forward, I over Ben, didn’t we customers large particularly I volume a things that. I there. our in there go-forward that we range. and orders, delta speaking, say is from occurred have – the is the the winter answer The is we orders that

how in with see the to are influencing global that the all waiting out factors economy. market general plays We’re more

comment orders such large So going first where the right because the are versus half, half range I’m but now. we second be year in to a not to think going the that’s have as reason of to guidance we our in

Ben Burud

an captivating going Can the upside what’s I Got it. highlight could new Bauma. a embedded So you think in anything product you maybe sense of bunch Are there XX, orders? guys of and just us drive spring, outlook guys at strong you that in you very the introductions? really to terms And they’re give idea those refreshes, six to last is in for of what’s lineup, filled holes portfolio. of had us can your new give like

Barry Pennypacker

tower new captivating mobile customers as it’s what’s for Well, as them. about those are that cranes. And cranes our between well mix ask products and good a

biggest the the the higher towers from opportunities see capacity of is we line for end. growth itself overall in One that refreshing on

and for these reading On evasive the you comment, easier in you the things higher increase products tires, customers will are be a our that just I the that if I’m don’t from like put opportunities to being I that because that we different end, painting the do cranes. them ground setup on want – to These perfectly give this to rest away have well teardown our capacity it assured and up enable feel wheels some much as is absolutely are will Bauma. asked as that easier capacity for. new much see have everything the little But color. changing a want fancy customers not at

Ben Burud

it. Thank Got you.

Operator

we’ll now Dobre R.W. Mig from with And hear Baird.

Joe Grabowski

incremental Hey, morning. implied there’s incremental What the midpoint the the kind do takes Joe mix, this guys. that Mig sales XX% midpoint margins your are the margin. your on XX% guidance? Question in of Grabowski It’s guidance, an good and EBITDA at for on of morning, guidance think of of How and kind incremental you improvement? operational of the about cost puts price

David Antoniuk

Yes. of right. Generally be of book plants the answer order matter to is well our how going Where all takes those, perform. It’s the a us.

from think current dynamics. price reasonably standpoint, cost a shape, in I the we’re good given market

perspective, we’re It to from part pretty good. is going we’re that down think to be. the So other comes where And restructuring. really I

the be as bottom ongoing impact, well. as probably line in first have we tuned some to item can’t that’s as at an talk We’re that going impact going our and updates quarter, the restructuring stay we’ll looking well. it to And but now and to on about as

Joe Grabowski

Got it.

my question they for the would what the in Germany in other then, X How And elevated perhaps the impacted were exiting Tier much inventory flow that levels? inventory cash levels were free Thanks. be, engine of year. year prebuy Okay. the some follow-up or somewhat was on factors the

David Antoniuk

do. I’d Germany associated production not in output say X I factor would was material. generally increase with have that say, the the increases X, to and we the in Tier the

main the as we look our improved that the you When composition of at is composition driver think inventory. inventory, well. the the of really that’s So

which you in payables. So end we sitting the side, the good products the in at offset that look we���re in large year, to which a some there. of in that shape of liabilities increase was by if brought still liabilities, extent the And on the is is

Joe Grabowski

Got it.

Thanks taking questions. my Okay. for

Operator

Now we with Jefferies. Stephen will hear Volkmann from

Stephen Volkmann

guys. need you picture be you volume questions. about? type out some you Just us, figure guess, in about progress reset good would? Hi, think that right of number success the May longer-term of I’m for you couple morning, thinking goal? is How Do Barry, kind XX% I still to number of how significant that to trying have there? are to maybe And Is you’re making had get the EBITDA about if guys feeling sort big there.

Barry Pennypacker

question I about. a believe and single me, Yes, I’m glad that that, isn’t single Excellent goal isn’t within there day, to maybe about XX% me, talk an believe talked hour this have company that. opportunity

gotten tariffs and have employee – way that some We originally than we roadblocks with costs that didn’t charges material we were thought. that anticipate, that encountered have change our in we higher what had

However, committed that’s for we’re our for off still and excuse of coming us that. no to long-term target

think talk have in about a I bit than Europe more what I me heard past. you little the

we’ve lot more major activities know, had than that portfolio would quite frankly And American good you and say, a the the work number that in truly has that is of our what I been a As for a begun we’ve done really North restructuring of closed and reasons. needed originally facility One, a primarily, very the in job, anticipated. of driver Europe. but product restructuring I market, only

a our are And want single goes we a where not goal so portfolio to minute have isn’t isn’t XX% customers that that that to But we me, ensure purchase from. and product about we’re day investing in the by long-term revising or there value company that believe goal. and talked

Stephen Volkmann

Okay.

guess, I looking we’re about So right something that at to basis XXX forward? think points then XXXX, going is cadence around the for

Barry Pennypacker

conservative team. this very correct. said, as As it’s we you the points for about XXX management That’s are year. saw basis guidance, But I a in

Stephen Volkmann

this this about Manitowoc be you pay And I after down old the to it you’re crane said you one But probably of more company. right, super-nitpicking little leave then couple I’m add that at same will know potentially and a model. talking more actually just time, and on. times you else. I debt, said pass All or and one someone here, noticed may attractive the independent probably debt refinance I but you

it’s how So much I’m to be you road? down companies important I independent, whether potential stay you’d curious in to guess, interested the with other combinations

Barry Pennypacker

a think we standalone crane company. I are

future, do a the that, and standalone no at have I We been a that. sure a That our this mean, see making this I management we isn’t forward I do was long-term be to to that have to bigger this want that is look lot of ability a that, in we much as what And we’re overtime and strategy company. it face by going team thought We than grow it. in in there role crane is wouldn’t on I extremely has our a is continue to as history shareholders. long all think capitalize intention let’s had in I come stock our in, internally see have up or today happens then and the bought long-term. And position want that it I pretty company. grow strategy. saying a crane standalone all going it. be accretive. make to it acquisitions to at to it. to to want that to the do become be sell here honest, I for ability to whatever mean, to company the very I’m if had And that all of We

Stephen Volkmann

I it. appreciate Understood,

Operator

SunTrust We’ll Brady Charley now Robinson Instructions] [Operator from take with Humphrey. our question

Charley Brady

a just Hey, term longer guys. guys. of kind Thanks, Barry, basis. on morning, a question good

or SG&A couple about done wondering where comes trying kind of to bringing down out going you that on the basis, there’s to? at so good three to, there longer that you two, look You’re there time? something do of revenue long-term but still is Europe, over over really job of, sense as past percent a in a moves obviously a where term got target of a just alluded I’m the restructuring that – to talking I’m a it that ESG&A, you a see If you of years. doing

Barry Pennypacker

The longer developing communicated I term because yet still it. target we’re haven’t

innings are our tell we’re As little innovation earlier, takes I Charley, correct will grow very XXXX. bodies very, we And opportunity of all and us comfortable for said, middle in I the time the our for substantial approaching be still situation with. and it that a earnings. we’re that get a minds portfolio you takes to a is in getting But SG&A it tune where to quickly stay what

Charley Brady

got companies East compete you Middle the slow on the just And got a just into of that get and you some out from around a down, whenever weak seen start have in competitive the markets markets wanted those there when competitors Europe, get tend Thanks. areas. private market. irrationality some I’m it. you from competitive to those just that with, creeping Got wondering Asian commentary you any standpoint, irrational standpoint

Barry Pennypacker

company as Not Middle don’t if yet. mean, be so that results is East, there. to right the there expected detrimental again, yet. would of but becomes now as our Middle intense I think business low of I Not as it a competition our overall East in I

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Charley Brady

Actually in more here. one

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Barry Pennypacker

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Charley Brady

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Operator

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Jamie Cook

Hi, good morning.

a couple Just follow-up questions.

that be Thank shows, that get higher markets, you. about companies First, my generally question in start can February and what whether seems costs from mean, there, I this you so cetera about are orders other what with could year your just sort you like second the think what you I talk And chain as about seeing would have supply you’re issues talked then, et freight XXXX? assumptions helpful. you industrial guess, of if for assumption do, or you’ve order trade and with – for you January your orders trends in benefit seen some Bauma, as

Barry Pennypacker

are prepared on that account market. Yes. freight remarks, taken ratio about our we the into actions increase have regards to price-cost we talked With that think costs already We resolute that into that the and absolutely in neutral. pricing making other our we with already we’ve introduced

and/or David much other our within that we I of – part year. the sorry, second for So an tariffs, any I’m was account have into as increase commodity pretty what ahead. as our okay, think, the guidance prices I taken go in first and backlog overall your from think And – you freight well

David Antoniuk

look Jamie, by in One doesn’t as a side, expectations, mean, accordance start our our XXXX. that was we year to going in where that to a because trade down tell. show, shift just in it’s with expectations will that I and number I be for on to year-over-year tend that’s February, you you But of say we orders saying but thought early be. of right. were make So at line as to we’re trade typically orders when they with a have QX show. goes I’d of I far order knew January too that do again, going reasons. came the say when would, month to – order

Show. Bauma into we out the So see QX Trade orders because move me of it wouldn’t surprise if QX some of

Jamie Cook

Okay. Thank you.

Operator

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Ion Warner

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Operator

Warner any the turn With or will closing additional questions, to additional for no call over back I remarks. Mr.

Ion Warner

you, Thank Jake.

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Operator

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