American Software (AMSWA)

Vince Klinges Chief Financial Officer
Allan Dow President
Zach Cummins B. Riley FBR
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Good day everyone and welcome to today's second quarter fiscal year 2019 for Preliminary Earnings Results Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later you will have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session. Please note today's call is being recorded and I will be standing by should you need any assistance. It is now my pleasure to turn the conference over to Vince Klinges, Chief Financial Officer of American Software. ahead. go Please

Vince Klinges

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to Looking at overall was last six costs overall year. for XX% our month year-to-date XX% period, margin compared the this year-to-date gross

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EBITDA So in $X.X million XX% XX% $XX.X year-to-date operating million the to last compared to $X.X decreased Adjusted income million year. decreased compared year. last million to $X.X period year-to-date same to

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balance sheet, company's October at remains strong our million with of looking the investments So end the XX, position of cash and $XX.X XXXX. financial at approximately

quarter, million in we $X.X paid During dividends. the

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Allan Dow

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Zach Cummins

is question growth. Allan transitioning a feedback segment overall of revenue first strong some bit to seems afternoon give Can like really hearing progress we the customers Vince. SaaS what macro the good subscription of have ongoing you've It war you're trade around the in and you purchasing Good environment. and maybe the of China from making retail this activity been model. point? at with Congratulations that the really on really little potential in given specifically the some My

Allan Dow

Yes. before from leveraging But Alan. shift. help delays again that and significant delivery or navigate their really lot chain really delay seeing causing that the solution in is insights chain and their deferral or supply that this concept don't having or there. to consumer they as the pockets but certainly area, discussion that landscape those that footprint we throughout We're give people Zach, of that facing that may move to you always we're of way said extends projects a Happy to be really forward. and appreciate a a essence understand There's challenges all see move. in don't customer the them not I projects continues helps that to to some to supply solid product opportunity as

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think continue respond place world effectively them that dynamics in more there. are those enough landscape and on a in help out dynamics there's them will see to supply those happening to I chain only having solution will shift to the that solid

quarters pretty that us letting to and in and ahead. us hopefully on effectively good track we engaging the coming dialogue are keeping us in close and people pipeline our So about and feel that months and grow continue

Zach Cummins

versus the I talk Can SaaS provide And in little appreciate a of additional color. opportunities license that. color bit about then the of of the the mix pipeline instance around mentioned for terms then, Great. you and you current pipeline opportunities? of

Allan Dow

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this North little we're our pipeline. pipelines actually stable We a as enjoy point our that. pipeline happy accommodate model American at quickly some them to it's growing, customer best. actually segments, Overall them than So suits more whatever having overseas growing or is are in

and upward seeing are budgets for now, people good by to and about feel getting So coming with now. projects we're on a up a aligns light season the seeing we're wrapping pretty that year that with getting budgets their up come seeing some firmed that. next slight It's calendar right year -- we're trend fiscal confirmation things great

Zach Cummins

appreciate had backlog delay last the then, for starting a your business, quarter. projects services I little new of professional some that around bit finally, color. know you've in Understand. I And a

was maybe a up related well terms with reps. there like of rates your improved as utilization seems margin it tick to So in little as

how of anticipating and utilization just you business your and will about over backlog side could services how next about professional quarters? So you're trend of the you're rates the talk feeling current couple the

Allan Dow

good. our continue utilization very an has will pipeline got is the backlog to up and to It rates. The we're at looking mix. continued trend has that It improve interesting

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Zach Cummins

of and the good Well, luck my the Understood. taking thank you with again for questions quarter. rest

Allan Dow

for us joining thanks Well, Zach.


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Allan Dow

afternoon. Alisa, on with look everyone again the us to thank you Have your We very much. joining speaking We'd forward like near evening. a future. appreciate in and thank call. We for joining the to us this attention good you


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