Sleep Number (SNBR)

David Schwantes Vice President of Finance, Investor Relations and Decision Support
Shelly Ibach President and Chief Executive Officer
David Callen Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Peter Keith Piper Sandler & Co.
Seth Basham Wedbush Securities Inc.
Robert Griffin Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
Atul Maheshwari UBS
Curtis Nagle Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Welcome to Sleep Number's Q4 and Full-Year 2021 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed in a listen-only mode until the question-and-answer session. Today's call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] I would like to introduce Dave Schwantes, Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations. Thank you.

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David Schwantes

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Shelly Ibach

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David Callen

Shelly. Thanks,

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Piper Keith Instructions] from with Peter the question Your comes Sandler. first [Operator line of

Your is line open.

Peter Keith

the Good afternoon. Thank commentary. guidance just want I you. guess I follow-up to on

it remarks, So calling in demand just for the single-digit. David, growth to you're of mid last sounds like high

what of talking would think you're – can then you guys not line a factoring about that in this confirm you with And backlog. your I be in last quarter? correspondingly, were reduction

of the an basically guidance you're through million the about $XXX into demand So what's carrying this that's excess point? at the on year, balance factored sheet

David Callen

for thanks question. Peter, Hey, the

as XXXX. the we thinking same right demand do in You're quarter We about about the growth demand last generation. expect were for XXXX

into million. access the of terms In carrying far it's more backlog $XXX than that that we're XXXX,

know, our net you our the demand meaningfully sales for As exceeded year.

we're we supply electronic visibility the However, currently suppliers. and that got with the the constraints through provided that the guidance have, the are managing our we now of the largely shape we've for commitments and year, way our on we EPS on basing XXXX that our from color

Shelly Ibach

at level And at Peter, end to same year we XXXX. that backlog the I'll expect add of have largely the this we as did end of of the

Peter Keith

clarifying a FlexFit the then basis. point, specifically it just And the like Okay. with shortages adjustable are sounds

if then base or on the deliver just purchase later follow whatsoever and the you at couldn't a bed any making is a a base date? not deliveries initially you're of with So part

Shelly Ibach

Yes. quarter, fourth component that Peter, the came late all. the semiconductor in impacted

first related the in to a high-end that base. smart delay with the chip X quarter, is is our associated adjustable FlexFit Here

it's weeks that or of So either XX that six delivery weeks. one right a has now

adjustable weeks if would queen FlexFit our depending specifics a are available it two our including you XX opening So to six or of be within whether XX% point one is delivering. it's smart of weeks right king. we Over purchase base, combination, the weeks. a beds, that price now, bed, And the or on

Peter Keith

quarter, question, of to the picture. outside want big in one I kind And more last just slip Okay.

this having with all data technology. of SleepXXX So sleep science in talked the the about you've past

plans thinking tease fairly a basis? subscription are you proprietary. like doing something on that other that devices to this How this monetize seems number of competing this on leaning Could your of information There dynamic. market service subscription is maybe guys some or any further. a the You're into you of type are about out provide you to type It have customers? go-forward

Shelly Ibach

weight the Well, line expanded that really monitoring revenue all platform, to are XXX our ClimateXXX Absolutely, Peter. We're late such a smart has full beds then new this thanks of bed year. that's be the a will following year. new new, introduce for for excited most temperature, that stream that in And This things expand then health company. assessments, our additional factors broader components new dynamic future important that which question, the our smart platform as only assessment. temperature puts position And and series. for also like and all are to monitoring, monitoring even those the to and for customers. as other of enables potential that subscription factors. our customers, not us much do a we And all And health a a but deliverable

Peter Keith

Okay. Thank much. you very

David Callen

Thanks, Pete.


with comes Seth Basham next the from Your of line question Wedbush.

is line open. Your

Seth Basham

afternoon. Thanks situation better a backlog to just lot and want I good understand the again.

$XXX the I over think quarter exiting $XXX be and fourth the same the now the you first shifting $XXX quarter exiting the million? was million to Do you expect the million quarter said the year from it third Is beyond. with carry XXXX? to entire fourth to exiting fourth range quarter through that backlog expected

David Callen

safe the Hey. net Seth, quantified dollar sales it's of is of But north the that in equivalent. we backlog. the $XXX haven't to million it's backlog excess assume amount exact

Seth Basham

of million. North $XXX

so So it from expanded only or quarter? some the the third fourth $XX million to

David Callen

right. That's

Seth Basham

it. Got

just than expect certain improving of Okay. anything matter to And backlog is then supply related online? going or be more more make as really And it the else. to in to a quarter the would that of it you the first XXXX, through later relates it's chips to progress

Shelly Ibach

Yes. Seth, absolutely.

of technology global additional components, allocation day. a manufacturers. it today Our weekly and stable and semiconductor we disruption we more bit single head we a more more board what guidance industry than this includes characterize a around half probably would lot every from the the challenged certainly there's And the through the the as see expect but them includes back And guidance for this I stable, because of flows being for on big less allocations industry by allocation half, to time remains fight our we those We the have through, as coming factories do that receive little XXXX. balance year. it's the a capacity into this time. in back at additional

here be XXXX. until first to our QX. So it don't meaningful delays. any we end in year-end reduction But that after where getting expect and we we'll the By increase really the it was then have to QX backlog this will It with year. in expect then exiting half, in at be of about

sit the we in cut will be XXXX as here So in today.

if our on more next and on you able obviously, to Now update procure – that we're we'll update we'll call.

Seth Basham

Thank dynamics understand in you. making to follow I quarter. up, the And right. fourth just sure the All

by If missing over your and sales missed expected million, $XX piece by than backlog $XXX more expectations there? you what's expanded million you the

David Callen

be the Well, into backlog our some quarter quarter. went the delivered to excess was that sales of the fourth contributing in going to

ending net of XXXX, size generating now on talking about the that of company is the of excess of the cumulative larger at sales backlog of larger equivalent. $XXX based in the million of we're the demand portion volumes neighborhood of So we're end north that and that the

Seth Basham

Okay. Thanks.

Shelly Ibach

the just add that's I'll because the demand quarter, Seth, a really And important part. fourth think about I in

in quarter. moving XXX. $XXX ended be by experienced. quarter. supply of in we've It to strong to that not then importantly high had the does to And the constraints single-digit needed was two at fourth last the demand appear end. be hit to – impacted was seem here Our we strong to the equivalent be that it that only million We up, deliveries the demand does is weeks not continues that demand And the and a this demand able

Seth Basham

you. Thank

David Callen

Thanks, Seth.


comes Your with next Griffin of from the Raymond Bobby question James. line

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Robert Griffin

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David Callen

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it's to plus So opposed downside on the minus. as or

Robert Griffin

better Okay. Yes. now that, have ask questions but than figured, I That's with helpful. it's I to agree later.

Shelly Ibach


David Callen

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Shelly Ibach

Yes. Thank you.

Robert Griffin

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Shelly Ibach

level of backlog. you the the it's know, lost. we real, Yes. Thanks is end about the this year, year is different a not backlog with, demand question, we as at a ended And while Absolutely similar for the backlog talk this Bobby.

fact, customers. to of our within over XX% are are right We seven our XX smart servicing And days available beds in now.

stay also And vertical customers, and bed Bobby well the smart when based very to is in really advantages right as selling with match the able for online they being the with the tight process their customer's need the buy. team as and the to includes model, meet our relationship our match members that So on right needs them. in the it allow person develop us or whether stores, of our customers,

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David Callen

and Yes. where way big Bobby, visibility our model want us when is at to of can into weeks, of deep standing behalf that wait. while customers that I'd just these if one through register. are that proven And promise makes it, to helping this we we we're what the benefits want able add they new. that's difference the to inventory is do commit see on. to and vertical this they're on and capability life-changing improvements. highlighted we manage They've and be – that's of And – creating to now that that willing a to that Shelly they're cash in That's digital different. decisions chain. better supply they that great our this can make it's several That's the the us

Robert Griffin

the, think products be stuff. normal, just and control in these some you are simpler we supply source climate Or a new assembled new products from new chain embedded to world products when and where of the the beds go systems to the lastly, and Are with the and gets the to guess supply kind coming chain? forward? compelling to I going have be bed And close this out helpful. about global is going its new and that's hopefully, you how understand back and risk Okay, going

Shelly Ibach

new as global Yes. on their suppliers in for the semiconductor platform world. working closely is developers the chips the well. necessary team We're top our software And electronic our working with with

and around So our their developers helpful this then in and have component and as robust, in important reduction And to to that we is will top be actual the obviously as future top significant our for all-new close SKUs relationship well. both also fairly our to really company line a company. we transition XX%

Robert Griffin

you, Shelly. was here looking That's luck very for. exactly Thank That was this helpful. I what in of environment. Best

Shelly Ibach

you. Thank

David Callen

Bobby. Thanks


the [Operator comes with Instructions] UBS. of Atul Maheshwari And from line your next question

is line open. Your

Atul Maheshwari

a guidance on Thanks lot what my incorporated supply know question. is to expectations you chain today, were based XXXX Shelly this for Dave, risk to could trying I'm conservative that what than evening. with how taking miss? your cause you supply basically to Good guidance? and you just the worse understand respect you've into your the that is what when around chain you’re setting

Shelly Ibach

question. you Atul, Yes. the for thank

guidance Our supply today we what contemplates know our on chain.

build delivering commitments, have able in half. the be that strengthen to on starts that first widespread in We backlog – this chips have half. to and steadiness any industry weekly to the back the allocations And not and belief We back in half. on I the we for here the then didn't would quarterly of in reduce the semiconductor in build year. that we've demand. about the talked we built this the create and of to delivery in. We able we've expectation did demand built But we're top there's

David Callen

that saw add. And that had that new starts pretty and information. XXXX and in Omicron we impact – variant a was terms with of globally some late on I'd Atul, people's big the had in performance. Yes. COVID, had fits Look, year

our don't real happen that XXXX, could have are but those into for again. like risks built that Something We remain. guidance that still

Atul Maheshwari

to you to the your or I that guidance, it. demand be upside have guidance? really potentially cause can there to upside, the to stronger Got be for frame to better see, get upside And if need and supply

Shelly Ibach

leaning going demand. near-term continue answer – strong supply. strong cash drive strengths model we're the It's are we're these demand, demand, into flow strategy. Strong upside, comes supply. to But our of is short-term, The and from important. the to our We're business not and

will we demand any obviously, it be Now delivered. create,

well. greater still future demand than as So upside expectations there's by our

David Callen

that make happen XXXX, in built guidance, sure. into to be we're would love happens that whether That's assumed but – our trying for we'd And that EPS Yes. not great.

Atul Maheshwari

then inability a fulfill on XX% call it. And is out you to plus, Got even was as demand. final for inventory me question up

So it seems a bit of a disconnect.

So you to? increase what related was could clarify inventory this

David Callen

margin was be why components XX% remainder talking About tied PPV, constraining is pretty had electronic sure. we rate that the For QX inflation the we're than really of significant the in about of XX% the gross which cost low. our of part to performance. other And that is that is chips so

Atul Maheshwari

luck the helpful very of Thank you. It's year. good rest with and Understood.

Shelly Ibach

you Thank very much.


line question Your of Curtis comes from of next Bank with the America. Nagle

open. line Your is

Curtis Nagle

Thanks. much. Thanks very

I carry that big just fully It just a I seen reconcile quarters, Is I'm sure commentary. maybe the such like Is fully sounds why guys forgive being cancellation. for end I I of backlog right. it? understand a issue? So I over It's couple to And here. have think, still just number? you of obtuse know, not – little confirm not I just that's not the the to do How year, the me maybe past the would, then semi due correct? that to, the don't wanted any

David Callen


highlighted, that's sitting of increase are new been talking appreciable of cancellation that, we purchase. that have the despite a model the this the rate, our they're communications and of And excited the customers we've time on on that warm, seen while basis, So people about. about benefit Shelly in them vertical their keeping another not backlog. have with in lengthening regular any Part as rates the cancellation we that is

seeing some favor not that, are and we've because of higher, that capabilities. cancels indications in been could go So these our new actually

benefit our baked more thinking get we XXXX. we're assumed in describe terms that drive that supply, And of XX% certainly do in about continuing of for how backlog we talked by We're And I our the taking for invest EPS our year want supply still in mean what will carrying to the So demand If driving against to growth. I our that the drive the demand. any to not drive any We can is which that growth We're But into guidance XX% way short-term year. through guidance. we're greater performance do into balance what the backlog, reducing we're that. about challenges. to will demand, we've of we our the to to of our this? backlog QX planning not how that's have is spending year, increase and benefit we in

Curtis Nagle

Okay. Thank you.

David Callen



I'll There further questions to time. this no remarks. at closing are back call turn management team the any for the

David Callen

joining look well big. with We and today. Sleep forward our April. us Thank first quarter dream you performance for to discussing in XXXX you


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