Innodata (INOD)

Amy Agress Investor Relations
Jack Abuhoff Chief Executive Officer
Robert O’Connor Chief Financial Officer
Tim Clarkson Van Clemens
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Good morning, and welcome to the Innodata Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. Today’s conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Amy Agress. Please go ahead, ma’am.

Amy Agress

Thank you, Anna. everyone. morning, Good joining for Thank us you today.

then today Innodata; of speakers who our provide business, results Abuhoff, review second with from take CEO Robert O’Connor, will your and the about We’ll Jack for and perspective will our of first, follow a Our Jack are Robert quarter. CFO. then the hear We’ll questions.

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Jack Abuhoff

Thanks Thank today. our Good morning, everybody. for you call Amy. joining very much,

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offer Let some context and me take some and these each of proof points.

this let’s and expecting Synodex year. In automations electronic our data systems technology both additional our of health routines records. extract businesses both take the Agility. traditional built have business, unstructured First, to year, into complex grow medical and building records Synodex AI. health are we from these This using and records, that I’m medical we we

a We are customers. engagements bringing several insurance with select existing customers, number industry of and our we expanding of on are new

over quarter increased year, increasing first with XX% last this half XX% Synodex year-over-year. Our revenues revenues

extraction we our revenue of nature. grow The to scale, business. integrating While It plus nearly margins, contributing into and scale will believe enjoys and its process flow. is strong to us and in AI to markets small target our recurring all data path business is still us the the cash is XX% enable free give business expand incremental that

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a environment. Our few the but target just rate is XX%, points to our continue and quarter of a $XXX,XXX internal retention business combination about given with grow new with XX%, We in a our booked retention of performance of a is business function direct to net the year-to-date retention, our We small staff, shy modestly. enough subscription sales revenue of solid bookings. a our we which our of with economic ended believe,

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Robert O’Connor

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questions. take We’re ready to


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Tim Clarkson

you would Jack, on reductions? be $X.X year, the $X.X – reduction this of factor it now $X the you when cost expense a is million total announcement, in million are an or it the million additional combination this

Jack Abuhoff


structural other savings as million next year, operating words, in In So we’re it that costs would be and million terms $X.X a over of cumulative. measuring XXXX and $X year baseline. this costs

Tim Clarkson


million a $X It’s $X.X million. million. So $X.X it’s not plus total of

Jack Abuhoff

That’s correct.

Tim Clarkson



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Jack Abuhoff


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call As And net we’re given a for. that result. tremendous I going in today, just that aim shy what’s XX% the market, a we think points this in of couple the said that’s on, we of retention

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Tim Clarkson

I Xx worth at this think that’s still Do that companies industry in thought you one about you time, revenues. are know true?

Jack Abuhoff

a of important You year space. know saw this couple acquisitions place what? take We last in

valued But market check a on SaaS based it – that was valuation. are which to as want the was cash forecasted ability result typically back penetrate to mean, of a come their Xx they’re and say of flows to grow, look you. to have One I’ll their to I revenue, ability at yes, businesses, you that. and that when I their

done we’re that well the think results I we’re the positioned given extraordinarily work and seeing. now right that we’ve

Tim Clarkson


Let’s move Synodex. to

So it move. changed seemed insurance to contracts? they’re get trying was it to these companies some forever finally sign like that to starting life What’s

Jack Abuhoff


– changed. think things have a I I think few

more becoming and more is what the are one we we things First, of at do. big efficient

takes for to We’re us cutting cycle time out that it data. produce

operationally the expanding in we’re where We’ve those And progressively they’ve relationships. We’re leading reliant with many great clients – companies, insurance and become have upon before. that by haven’t who us. we or got place succeeding are of at nature. conservative automating partnerships we are companies automated But more

that and area. industry One AI additional open availability those that, will do. outside those is working more then see we’re insurance, the insurance, products make work that to in It in cycle our we’re more additional within do of and bring on essentially we that. very I integrating for. That technology all into that our as terms is of by use this and market It And also for will things both reduce excited up the think will cases us. are efficient but looking of time, we’re to we us going

So well. that excited very about as

Tim Clarkson

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Jack Abuhoff

Sure, happy to.

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we’ve data high-quality cost-effective extraordinarily producing So built our company very at means. around a

– doing. problem that was give refined market customers and you is companies we’re handfuls we it. launching at an And our then of and AI and to what what our now need small make data to publishers. verticals companies project seeing and AI, that financial, grow a can data of an who what’s Fast end, our of But forward back today, of market. come us we’re all a every are that as you’re great data denominator big in handfuls enough going couple legal And that on fast lots successful or constraining projects. to in and common to exactly a see project, is high-quality of who It’s with sorts a project forward highly AI of didn’t Now but a for handfuls there space are then result, couple into. for were to a factor few medical sets,

from intelligence. handfuls know, market a a went we that moving a to company all any much just out to market as a every looking So sudden, pretty from we company couple of of all artificial includes of that’s is companies that there. And of embrace newspapers, the virtually

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Tim Clarkson

Right. Right.

deals million, Now away? this years close? these X that total in $X.X turning million maybe that are close million, doing million Is we $X into a some about $XXX,XXX, $X Or AI you how is seeing of of at $X year. mean $XXX,XXX I about deals. talked $X million, $XXX,XXX, pretty

Jack Abuhoff


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at the and I So companies is they’ve most broken done of has – they tech. things see among them, look are into big that how – to them they’ve And one but successful. the successful

outside You year can companies, high-quality or and are – think that, X of are high-quality on of the of of per millions annotation. big tech engineering data then that And there’s data XX for these are companies X tens another almost equally important. that AI, dollars the spending

the that and So And and from understanding your that, and you tremendous traction to develop kind once things got of amount you as that’s is can is then you a there. into break get my a another one, ticket reputation, accomplish and of we we companies one break do to of need to key into we that market. one know a these to need you

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the the were you’re fighting [a right road X off works], when – were that who was were selected, was doing get So we something we our incumbents doing business, you it’s told right. And for what quality charts.

where dollars relationship is that a and that companies care other are said, AI, intention expand – of and our and share there’s grow of of into people data lot this these get people X relationship, we on referrals. the talk a utmost activity what think which we relationships pivot to market, can and for as that incestuous with of a of progressively use to I that, spending cultivate they’re to in So lot doing, millions tens year that

Tim Clarkson

last One Right. question.

able If for business AI. Let of me kind was needs have or How what the it has in you of into trying start-up be be to annotation difficult experience I any that do be to ask this. break would somebody done? data to doesn’t the to

Jack Abuhoff

a quality It’s are you’re it. for stack. simple We a that technology a We’ve to you’re go think XX% looks funny our do be many, absolutely to should market you that data, try of years. data able to the It’s talking about of it is been technologies we about do until couple refine And bring critical. like to table things many building being One it. not when many, talking thing. high

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to So that be to the is we’ve able technologies critical. quality And built there. That’s right up that. handle standard

the or that thing problem know got domain is that data expertise we’ve building we The AI. legal second what’s medical of by in third got into we’ve data, in to the can sets we training implicated deep for we’ve very expertise areas AI domain now AI a data, for the world. there. the how got that data that lot And of on table bring training going integrate to are deep Financial data, the thing is

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Tim Clarkson

Sure, margins exciting. would question. the sure. be very one What on Well, AI last this incremental it’s some of business? And

Jack Abuhoff

it’s safe think XX% it think similar XX% just DDS, do. other that to not incremental. business as we In It’s to to about I

Tim Clarkson

right. Right,

start revenues? a money more higher lot at you making slightly So

Jack Abuhoff


Tim Clarkson


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So I’ll pass. with that,

Jack Abuhoff

Tim. Thanks,


gentlemen, our any will and you. [Operator Ladies for Instructions] Thank remarks. turn the call back host additional I to

Jack Abuhoff

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