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MATW Matthews International

Participants
William Wilson Senior Director, Corporate Development & IR
Steven Nicola CFO & Corporate Secretary
Joseph Bartolacci CEO, President & Director
Daniel Moore CJS Securities
Liam Burke B. Riley Securities
Scott Blumenthal Emerald Research
Bruce Geller Geller Ventures
David Niewood Phoenix Insurance Company
Austin Nelson AIG
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Operator

Welcome to Matthews International Corporation Fourth Quarter and Year-end Fiscal 2020 Financial Results. [Operator Instructions]. At this time, I'll turn the conference over to Bill Wilson, Senior Director of Corporate Development. Mr. Wilson, you may begin.

William Wilson

Rob. you, Thank and and everyone, the International Matthews Good Year-end welcome XXXX Quarter Fiscal Conference Fourth morning, to Call. This is Corporate of Bill Wilson, Senior Director Development. Officer; are and Chief today Bartolacci, Officer. and Executive Financial us our Steve With Nicola, Joe Chief President

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Steven Nicola

are I earnings turn good quarter fiscal key and you, the XXXX our for X. fiscal yesterday Thank want year. that fourth consolidated and Bill, to regarding Slide items to There announcement highlight morning. our Please several from financial results

as emphasize we First, the generation to flow this reported continued cash again, challenging company, operating strong in cash environment.

set million. flow operations $XXX from XXXX, the cash company of For new a for record fiscal over

ratio leverage debt quarter. again, recent the reduced company, Second, outstanding the and its during

to XX, X, our debt outstanding XXXX. specifically net our X.X reduced leverage $XXX by we September XXXX, million fiscal at and below ratio For

the into to per difficult impacts continued of adjusted remain COVID-XX, of same a the growth Brand EBITDA basis, segments the acceleration the or all These to into compared year. basis loss intangible quarter COVID-XX for million of share fourth during quarter, has impacts share for in the continued share impact per quarter December in SGK amortization the to quarter compared to a compared last $XX.X million XXXX The share still the quarter goodwill consolidated Consolidated the of from share per earnings of year earnings million $X.XX pandemic current level quarter for varying impacts year. year included as experience On a Solutions included quantify, fourth to Third, quarters per per $X.XX last or amortization share. we XXXX the $X.XX commercial $X.XX of quarter. year. names both our ongoing expense last fiscal segment. respect and was the fiscal reported With the per a of $XX.X trade the $XX.X to XXXX share for certain Also, discontinued reported fiscal write-down fourth expect company GAAP ago. adjusted $X.XX and on or sales, earnings per GAAP we some fourth a

$X.XX the depreciation fiscal XXXX for segment, to related For fourth higher million other and to lower compared or $XX.X share of consolidated program addition last XXXX A in portion the realized $X.XX of expense $XX.X a year. and fiscal compared fiscal expenses. primarily intangible to reduction increase an before or fiscal travel-related share in adjustments and reflected and recent significant the million $X.XX per per expense, cost the the impacts quarter for company's and interest charges XXXX years or the Adjusted last decline reported million million per per ago. Memorialization income loss company fiscal which program. per million share compared for $XX.X expense were $X.XX increase GAAP for year, $X.XX represents reduction $XX.X amortization of which XXXX. share company's the fiscal The Both goodwill, the taxes, EBITDA, amortization million of $X.XX cost per net included was income XXXX $XX.X write-downs Intangible or reflected from was savings for to share share in year a to sales, $XX.X particularly amortization year.

were For earnings the and $X.XX higher year, per EBITDA EBITDA sales. primarily on adjusted to $XXX.X compared compared The million ago. fiscal decrease for earnings share adjusted the expense. year-to-date share last $X.XX non-GAAP the was $XXX.X a and consolidated year adjusted XXXX our reconciliations EBITDA see for per fourth basis, reflected a increase year, non-GAAP share lower adjusted adjusted primarily of interest XXXX Please a in million On website. to fiscal quarter per reflecting

of plans. same decline income average the interest For XX, XXXX fiscal compared the XXXX fourth the in ended fourth the rates quarter quarter XXXX fiscal average million year-to-date year certain fiscal to were reflecting in compared was year. expense the for last current share of for to trust primarily $X was XXXX $XXX,XXX to last Interest ago. earnings the September Investment ago, $X.XX for year fiscal year in year, the reduction reflecting lower for the debt for investments relative $X.X EBITDA. income year, per $X.X and compared $X.XX adjusted $XXX,XXX $X a the quarter for value reflects income in primarily Investment million million Investment changes quarter held XXXX. a to adjusted to company's the for million a compared benefit was

last income net cost $X.X million included For year. million decrease cost. September XXXX the for $X.X pretax represented million the income last of investment pension XX, income XX, income a a quarter The year. and represented and Other decrease the compared the $X.X a year. to September quarter deductions and assets. ended $XX.X income million include year interest XX, same September portion expense post-retirement ended year of loss Other in year nonservice compared net million in on $XX a $X.X and of to deductions method deductions XXXX, ended for million for compared Other related last prior XXXX was $X.X million pretax to and the

September For and pension million XX, was XXXX, compared year. the ended nonservice to portion $X.X the of post-retirement $XXX,XXX cost last quarter

in compared last ended prior review million the to equipment. $XXX,XXX million year to X price sales XXXX of tax $XXX.X last year The of our primarily Please XX, Memorialization year expected XXXX also $X.X million Slide year. $XX.X year XXXX, favorable XX, in an segment were compared impact reflected The Consolidated and Cemetery quarter sales $X pretax the benefit foreign and The ago. income ended benefit million fourth increase resulted ago. reflected of were XXXX a last and had to Memorial quarter an current for loss begin $X.X was million fiscal and nonservice for and compared to caskets product the increase from for to a fiscal international casket for $XXX,XXX expense from cost a pension portion year. of exchange million results. quarter the were generated to to for sales the from income a $X.X primarily year improved for expense the higher in currency the rates benefit. turn income memorial higher same pretax September were to post-retirement of loss primarily For realization cremation XXXX a taxes caskets, Products Changes of for deaths increased of compared COVID-XX. the U.S. compared operating quarter sales loss sales resulted of year. sales increase on to ago. Fiscal a segment on taxes due compared quarter $XXX.X fourth Mausoleum carryback goodwill year a September benefit of quarter million Consolidated the unit write-down. net the the a the

was year memorial orders September XX, primarily the last sales. compared sales by by For memorial of year. $XXX.X segment sales stay-at-home cremation sales related lower Cemetery casket offset $XXX higher product The XXXX, and Memorialization local were of the an sales product in result to million cemetery partially ended on increase were equipment, in impacted million fiscal adjusted to the cemeteries million fourth their year million was compared XXXX limited unfavorable last $XX.X $XX.X access to year. which exchange approximately for an memorials. to $XXX,XXX order had segment compared segment COVID-XX, a Changes order rates impact quarter the of foreign in to ago. families' EBITDA currency Memorialization to sales increase

sales ended the market, decrease and cylinders to were the by the year Brand SGK partially segment surfaces performance-based compared higher the was primarily the on $XXX Sales X. were engineered decreases million year. for travel-related the foreign $X.X Memorialization ago. of year-to-date XXXX segment material merchandising XX, and and revenues impact year with a increased lower turn for of Changes September sales exchange expenses, adjusted rates costs European attributable sales The by benefits and productivity was favorable last had sales, brand higher a million resulted U.S. and same which in brand to XXXX, compared ended initiatives $XXX.X primarily sales increases currency from solutions. These offset million segment lower and in September lower solutions, to label from in of the of million offset EBITDA compensation much COVID-XX. partially Slide declines impact the XX, to quarter quarter For of $XXX.X Please and $XXX.X year. private products sales higher The Solutions compared of million reflected quarter last expense.

sales the SGK the Brand Solutions Fiscal unfavorable Solutions XXXX $XX.X Brand to $XX.X were million for rates for compared on in million for adjusted segment an $X.X million million the to our segment with $XXX.X had SGK fourth shift combined for last The for sales fiscal ago. year. September $XXX.X product mix fiscal higher an year tobacco-related declines last partly EBITDA million cylinders currency last sales segment a compared adjusted unfavorable to margins. quarter pricing compared compared year, unfavorable the the lower XX, impact in to product lower EBITDA XXXX reflected year-to-date of Changes in year. pressure. XXXX was For The which million $XXX.X of shift incremental segment's ended and million have sales generally and was quarter ongoing business, mix primarily The reflected the $XX.X year. year XXXX impact

the sales compared current for year-to-date September initiatives In expense Industrial the savings and travel-related Technologies and Slide for the segment to to reduction in Changes ended automation fiscal foreign $XX.X favorably remained were addition, of for quarter periods. by reflected the cost ago. than same EBITDA impact million on Orders currency access and COVID-XX. current the expenses year last to releases million solutions turn Realized year. quarter primarily warehouse with year systems. XXXX these quarter to The segment recent projects favorable for adjusted X. job has Sales sites lower a performance-based strong, warehouse XX, of a had $XXX,XXX decrease exchange and segment's compensation higher compared the the automation impacted Please ago. complete $XX.X quarter lower order a impacted from but for been year were sales rate

XX, September to ended year lower were XXXX, Industrial warehouse the $XXX.X primarily for Technologies compared sales. For year, million last million fiscal sales automation reflecting $XXX.X XXXX

year. year $X.X quarter EBITDA the consistent currency last the the in year. a was Adjusted sales ended and million company's year. impact million in in lower adjusted flow product accounts segment's year year-to-date $XX.X periods million capital, identification year ago. of was the payment the for year activities $XXX.X fourth for on sales segment's -- an current the to sales of which Cash million segment was from the compared $XXX.X compared offset XXXX, year Cash efforts. receivable last XXXX last had Changes flow to X. million significant $XX.X increase September fiscal reflected activities flow EBITDA decrease primarily were segment million sales, compared expenses. reflected operating compared lower quarter from and operating to primarily particularly collection management for compared cash $XX.X For working a XX, million changes segment's to Technologies XXXX impact unfavorable rates million relatively year-to-date quarter favorable was our with ago. $X.X the for with The with current to from Industrial EBITDA turn $XX.X travel-related in Year-to-date, Please a operating partially the for was last adjusted by The $XXX,XXX compared the fiscal Slide ago.

by As debt quarter its cash result operating the company XXXX the during company's reduced fourth the a strong flow, fiscal million. outstanding $XX.X of

covenant was fiscal $XXX.X current ratio at $XXX debt, the outstanding reduced well was XX, net ratio the at XX, represents compared net debt approximated this XXXX, $XXX X.X its our of leverage the in domestic by within September At at million. X.XX. on the net Outstanding September year, XXXX, for based which debt For XXXX covenant debt XX, covenant company is facility with to credit September debt. million. bank company our less bank outstanding cash, The limit covenant leverage purposes as million

recall, As to negotiated the global facility leverage the covenant ratio X.X the a economic revolving in in due increase you last temporary of will of credit threshold at quarter, XXXX. covenant uncertainties company may back COVID-XX. net This the XX, reduce to renewal the March limit proactively

X-year of at The rate the and As our XX.X were renewed XX, facility. revolving renewed previous receivable credit facility March up revolving maintains terms renewed previously domestic we credit outstanding accounts facility revolving for has to and credit The in provides September facility reported, credit interest XXXX. structure same generally shares $XXX million a the facility XXXX. term. Approximately securitization million borrowings and

the pension quarter, recent the shares XXX,XXX principal-defined contributed to plan. its benefit company During

company company repurchased Year-to-date, repurchase XXX,XXX XXX,XXX addition, the its under the shares. In program. shares approximately purchased share

to this quarterly cash dividend share earlier increased performance Joe XX, increase, in The share. Directors on our is December the reflects This XXXX. concludes from the confidence record Finally, which XXXX November and increase, the financial continued XXth operations. XX, company's dividend $X.XX the of dividend The $X.XXX Board's company's flow. and to comment Board of per stockholders week, consecutive the company's represents review, annual operating now will company's payable the per

Joseph Bartolacci

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essential the are Of and EBITDA almost deliver to our $XX clients generated success they the we products of million that quarter. recognize up which for have colleagues to our Memorialization and Our segment, and is stepped services, critical of the plate delivered. which particular note

of expected I well pandemic, they businesses during have many these Although the to well. you performed perform may have exceptionally believe

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our this production the of the engineered facilities. of beyond pushed as All done facilities team was capacity

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as expectations fuel our very you have know which the mentioned storage for market, energy business, past, we all and have cells. a in we fast-moving high batteries As lithium-ion in operates

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questions. it let's open Now for up

Operator

our question is first Instructions]. from Daniel Securities. of [Operator the with And Moore line CJS

Daniel Moore

in Curious quarter start stroke fiscal results I fiscal to kind how strong broad the -- in wanted very posted? QX see how terms those continuing, you you the just just you quarter. shaping with Obviously, that Memorialization. of relative see to up

Steven Nicola

mean, I So same that newspapers the read read. all you we

what business, as is today first our to our lot rates And that that elevated -- we of of quarter would abundantly have we're relatively I matter, of we getting the businesses death are parts time. clients of them saw whether seeing rest But packaging, that And in core a the businesses. where aware, that be So need are automation as are critical in consistent and have. into our this going Memorialization what industrial you for quarter businesses remain business. operate last be, it at with XXXX those we whether they performance all to on that be tied it to our

Daniel Moore

the stay-at-home examples back on, one opportunity markers, historically likelihood continuing of the pull And quarter because of talk Do the granite -- bronze any Just still is expect purchasing I is don't that markers? kind families what impact to and X if any know about longer there? thoughts Does we helpful. Very and delayed, or to orders. of you being lingers? things build the now of it set for that but going there's -- memorials obviously,

Joseph Bartolacci

around And of have been last the back. an memorials crisis. I we financial did time those had mean event XXXX-XXXX that this come would kind the

the We next want caution in next coming everybody come I it quarter what doesn't in back XX orders is next the maybe to months. months. Just in XX saw or XX to over the

more at marked. get rather than latter end those the of Now part, the day, at sites the generally beginning but the

now, the you at you that just with know, tell consistent as I hundreds operating with passed deaths, thousands being have can't So are time -- of more come normalized at people right may all should levels you would when. we tell the point rates of of some in to memorialized. which that

Daniel Moore

Understood.

one maybe it about and at I'll Solutions, for Or maybe we've has activity with XX versions, the seen last, like And talk more, same Okay. of been hand starting it status, that for new largely to now months? over. But kind say, what CPGs? just the of level upgrades, folks new conversations larger they're Are designs Brand 'XX? look the the product

Joseph Bartolacci

then you our a at take look and what of take the into at call covers we up the So that business look it, if a core break engineering. underneath surfaces, segment segment, really we we cylinders, that

relatively segment, frankly, frankly, the struggled. for the in-store be grocers work or private bad, would call we business, it we last have challenging quarter do before is we our X And the with Those that. in merchandising environments I strong do our businesses, what whether that On whether despite it that results label displays core really be the that retail so had business. quarter not and

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gets time let's So store this to months and current out, X will having pandemic state again, by its past X we done any better into openings, without the gets than are investment. say, -- months XX we retail be

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Operator

the comes Riley. Burke next The question from with Liam B. line of

Liam Burke

I sort of invest after CPG imagine business? to a you a been could parse I Europe? And through? Joe, U.S. all and wanted shutdowns that side? COVID challenging, have on the business, get continue CPG little whatnot, U.S. has more they how Europe the to Or that, versus on of with influenced the sense

Joseph Bartolacci

great a question. it's So

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in geographically, spending does shutdowns significantly, that mean I Europe, impacted market in more when to home is this more look But of whole we as portfolio we But was Now businesses, not forever a in at market. less the expect North relatively -- America right. that stays our a consumer probably The overall APAC a less you're reverse. people traditionally than stable. them have general.

we exceptionally of the challenging well expect. what misunderstood that probably think because by So business they which has very performed in was times, market these

printers. not are We

not the the of are design high We spectrum. end

what these France's those We have the example, of work, very core for France. packaging has challenged. very, have that, Air we Air businesses down. and in lot businesses We been significantly times. business is that But spending overall, well do do performed for call challenging a

Liam Burke

And -- on incineration in incineration is front, Great. that the backlog number? have any you cremation do

Joseph Bartolacci

Yes. Yes, we do.

the might occur is as U.K. because of environment. postponed, the we that expect, to were XXXX in done A In lot work in that fact, of expected projects you

those shutdowns, have can't do this have is working and we people would in as epicenter what's as remain accepted that of their the going in incineration U.K. now, little know today. a the various part bit all of Europe I discussion. in probably what's on ramped wait. happening You probably you as well we But projects tell normal environment up right more with they

We at expect a when to year. this today expect this projects but we is those can't done not be least word completed control substantially big control, year,

Liam Burke

revenue giving that XXXX, just you're XXXX, an you guidance, And know relative a or clarification, you're comments, on sort Okay. the Relatively said your over a is of quick but prepared in Joe. basis? steady Even year-over-year EBITDA a I just giving directional sense. us on not on

Joseph Bartolacci

basis, that I revenue for mean, off. that we the more, would our can't we we And can expect deliver speak control materially on have we but more. not be to really knowing but opportunity the guidance we whether give EBITDA

Liam Burke

isn't So EBITDA, it it is revenue.

EBITDA. it's Okay, so

Okay.

Joseph Bartolacci

revenue. was principally and Well, it EBITDA

Operator

line Our is Advisers. next the of Blumenthal Emerald from with Scott question

Scott Blumenthal

this for the gross Terrific one's work you. capital. great performance working year-over-year, margin Steve, there on

other I let's in think you order that And with or one. there. little there? more swing start a cash opportunities Any had $XX bit pull out million of to a something

Steven Nicola

set a are we're points So make. we're couple threshold that progress year. that when think on the that difficult time. capital, Scott, We to and of for I on the It's, certainly all One, made in about working believe a yes, we guess, you working there opportunities. we the environment next

now. when So that through several on we implemented we recall, -- the optimize are if through work you we years systems having one though, our ERP. ERP, opportunity to And we're said ago going that we're global talked about those once our going

more the capital. that in project of is about. embedded we working is about, that for in that one that cost But looking of improvement that the outcomes talked initiative talked we're that from Some we

So expect to 'XX. going quick I suggest be be to to level think and in do same we as that able overly would there's would I at I it's the to But as optimistic achieve more were come. -- fiscal I

Scott Blumenthal

sales working at all? a Have to you capital target enunciated

Steven Nicola

have not. we No,

Scott Blumenthal

with Matthews. that industrial. weren't XX% this Is do to compared you we were and the some in fact you kind And certain higher? time? Is the get backlog right. backlog number, of All sites XX% that us that where give projects there. in just Okay. higher? the customer has that you up can don't at a to backlog know is cremation suspect that on of you for that able ever Joe, gauge I it of I the history to to a largest mentioned it but Maybe size of give in kind

Joseph Bartolacci

other cremation than difficult. X our backlog essentially. than might do more a we our equipment business, expect, Each weeks, lasts of Yes, it's as that in Memorialization one segment you are have not businesses our --

come you, work. and the to perfect I I for win example time in. today we a there. you're caution higher added Well, a a dollar-wise, XX% that's is because, But a than get I before at new backlog. can't continued give that that's this -- get you the to So recent orders U.S. right, higher not Canada into specific though, to to not to Canada. on things example than -- see you couldn't XX% I'll was warehouse we're number XX% probably were give we do can't we out at portfolio where year least. of the Cremation, side, that operating X% because client in

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Scott Blumenthal

any to of an weren't be on you for of able the you venture to number you guess feel much able either that had a get to to you just of sales, Will as QX how customer sites by impact on reasons? Sure. fact

Joseph Bartolacci

expectations simple Could not And million industrial I it's better our $XX they $X were Customer -- the a in our would year-over-year necessarily million, have automation sites? $X have been, I business not they mean, to would result. down. million. fair. million, not that been million, $X that look, answer It's is have $X mean,

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year-over-year. So kind that the been to number closer have -- we of would flat would that's

Operator

line Next the Bruce of with Ventures. question Geller Geller comes from

Bruce Geller

the admire here. difficult period company's through very a I resilience

Joseph Bartolacci

we. do So

Bruce Geller

I How a of how call, this storage for how -- you've segment energy Could what exactly business that. potential this opportunity appreciate shareholder, some Solutions? made last big big the you component then is? On And engineering is business references that today? to a As on please to both business. this you elaborate How call your an and the is is a you? large called that And the also for there? within even fits Brand backlog

Joseph Bartolacci

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Bruce Geller

So run is that how on large an today, rate? annualized roughly business

Joseph Bartolacci

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Bruce Geller

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Joseph Bartolacci

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Bruce Geller

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Joseph Bartolacci

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Bruce Geller

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Joseph Bartolacci

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Steven Nicola

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Operator

from question with the next line Securities. Daniel Moore of Your is CJS

Daniel Moore

control maybe expense come temporary as containment that those? of about sort talk just to initiatives of are Again, 'XX, reductions the those balance And additional of the maybe we of cost back things order magnitude wanted that look would and some your at between net of fiscal 'XX? -- in in

Joseph Bartolacci

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Daniel Moore

on see right after little you sense fiscal headwind for holding maybe year? CapEx for you from bit think flow. more -- this could working Steve, maybe, just I seemed cash you're hear a And Any pin get you I And Did benefit that bit like potentially the it Okay. have indicating 'XX in hard. line to that it could a that a 'XX? thought would benefit were capital. down fiscal more you little more

Steven Nicola

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Daniel Moore

just Perfect. And a -- few undervalued. dollars, the shares an been spent lastly, update that, you least on are adamant at buybacks. obviously, on you've know I

additional we about thinking 'XX? into Just with get reduction how balancing as fiscal debt leverage you're buybacks

Joseph Bartolacci

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Operator

question next Niewood Phoenix with of David Company. from the Insurance is line Our

David Niewood

customers XXs $XX million it And you exclusive customer. business the about their Tesla specific speak the to -- given $XX specific say of going of Saueressig electrode, numbers been battery popular in talking curious on that relatively happy it's technology. something around to the if the XXX storage of anywhere like. hours, a your has period. the is X difficult about want And if terms the previously. Phoenix talk listening public to multiple as they're discussed, much may in business. domain, one follow-up I what million about even impressive on performance from not need a to battery that's which new suggested electrode we're press done, from was -- of I is with in is wouldn't a fold be tens specifically The all as working may, but press, the dry that mostly with to, dry to their has potential If terawatt issue able energy or gigawatts I popular discussed suggests shareholder, did to when Tesla industry is

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Joseph Bartolacci

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Operator

AIG. the with from is next Austin of The question Nelson line

Austin Nelson

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Joseph Bartolacci

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Austin Nelson

very one Solutions. on And Brand helpful. just That's then more

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Joseph Bartolacci

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get we're to X fairly we're able to So on this next bullish X that, presuming through months.

Austin Nelson

That Yes. lot been... helpful. projects That sounds have very a There sense. of capital that makes essentially are big

Joseph Bartolacci

They're $XXX,XXX are. about projects. they not We're Yes, not talking small.

Operator

additional end At at time. this the of questions Bill, time, we we've reached session. have the question-and-answer no this

William Wilson

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Operator

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