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Hain Celestial (HAIN)

Participants
Anna Kate Heller Investor Relations
Mark Schiller President and Chief Executive Officer
Javier Idrovo Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael Lavery Piper Sandler
Ken Goldman JPMorgan
Anthony Vendetti Maxim
Eric Larson Seaport Global Securities
Scott Mushkin R5 Capital
David Palmer Evercore ISI
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Operator

Greetings, and welcome to the Hain Celestial Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Anna Kate Heller. Kate. Anna you, Thank

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Anna Kate Heller

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Mark Schiller

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Javier Idrovo

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Mark Schiller

Thank you, Javier.

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Operator

Instructions] Thank Thank you. you. [Operator

Piper your proceed Please with Our Lavery comes first Sandler. from question Michael question. with

Michael Lavery

Thank you. morning. Good

Mark Schiller

Good morning.

Javier Idrovo

morning. Good

Michael Lavery

top right little XX% conservative line moving there wanted understand, the have quarter your context you about it give how for for and fourth how us? cushion tougher much gave a little may any bit exceeded just, just EBITDA guide, of just well put of thinking guidance in the you bit there? the that, some you about can help you be you can know, parts, thinking how growth and obviously, a know, but for QX your all us a is, thoughts to us guess you outlook comp, Specifically, near adjusted Just you're better touch on I for you sense and

Mark Schiller

Sure.

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we're bullish. So,

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to it. there momentum we guidance we – want are be you we we confident deliver. So, that want give that is to can Hopefully, deliver built you over know, will forecast. into we But

Michael Lavery

helpful just previously there, touched talked Did very looming? give you X% gains come some in done? sense – mostly Thank a there Can some how about expecting can you and or still just us gains March on, growth, is April. some resets you. that distribution those ahead mentioned you and And resets Should give shelf? color. Are more distribution of all that TDP shelf That's the but expecting you that status we us expected? on as you you've be more shelf through

Mark Schiller

is come. There to No. more

So the had distribution that on things now got which, on business. a into see getting only not Veggie we're in significant snacks, the although an the we've move year. example on on and know, the of that has baby, gave some that we And business know, through the numbers. that year March Best sensible is distribution. categories, fuller at a are we know, picked significant most if last you'll you numbers, ratted that. on of of on reset And new taken fuller see a did fiscal growth portions We And and brand some there In you margins those certainly straws, Earth's exceptionally X% point launched of were baby we've where we're for the which that skew just only up innovating Screamin' we've up percentage we're the at resets that distribution moving sales gains basically getting of retailers, distribution the will margin. toward also Hot very you lunch end the business. snacks retailers Puffs, Veggie and ACV look because April, the into you huge XX% this of like still from EBITDA And the a We're about to segment. that but business to you XX% back XX% COVID. And extends well,

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and the So, you're Eatin' going particular, sensible, snacks, the tea distribution. And and as in also through of it But category of beginning start reset A timeframe. off call are lot in Garden of we significant wins year. getting see on yogurt the some gains in, in I'll into till some as you'll August very reset baby, care later very those but Terra the it of businesses some of kind cycle up get personal the we're gains reset to June year, picking fiscal again, category on significant categories next see doesn't well.

So, brands on Get for sure. Best and you will Earth's continued on the TDPs momentum see Bigger

Michael Lavery

That's great. Thanks so much.

Operator

you. Thank

comes with Our JPMorgan. Please question question. from proceed Goldman with Ken next your

Ken Goldman

and morning you. good thank Hi,

Mark Schiller

Hi, Ken.

Javier Idrovo

Ken. morning, Good

Ken Goldman

not I guidance quarter. to for wanted ask if growth organic the sales I'm the – Hi, fully understand I I fourth sure

by The on headwinds, right? quarter’s organic So, quarter, you items, here, mean, if promo. two-year then X% Brexit was growth the these organic timing your about third exclude talked of past indulge I you'll lapping me sales stacked non-recurring and right. by some this we hit X% math If being

quarter plus this X%, before had some X% pretty meaningful minus that And again, math the shift from guidance. your year doesn't two Mark. fourth this rate, about just [X% this X% adding year last from last talked year your you've plus hit], slowdown X% would the third to You to say in include my guiding underlying Earth’s you're the I'm that guided you to Best, excluding to the quarter, stuff of year,

what's it I'm deceleration? put right? live not So, driving there, here, math I a my is that? call I'm it And two-year fully onto right but if understand second, math is sure first, right, [indiscernible] sorry to that

Mark Schiller

as line QX is out, difference were the COVID. top in So, a one-timers basis on growth as much overlap mid-single-digit about some to we're in just QX, have QX X% there we but you in a two-year point was guiding QX, bigger on in it

overlap. of two-weeks have We COVID

homes. terms quarter far from the surge in in down first were You COVID impact were months people of the quarter QX by their locked overlapping know two that non-COVID. quarter the of biggest in as was Fourth volume and

a for headwind to depress, numbers the actual that's in going And you entire quarter. reported know, the so, the is that industry,

Brexit points terms care of in X versus the mid-single hair the in underlying becomes we're going rate to So, QX have growth and but something the in digit still QX, COVID program XXXX. similar overlapping of

Ken Goldman

offline, I'll don’t number. second be, to up I not things that XXXX’s quick quote Street would clear. my darn guess I a up on said fiscal follow here. think I'm below question XX%. that up, you'd two-year you is was up maybe I'll because I'm I The to the expect follow well this quarter asking pretty just tight being be, the margin close Okay, follow Mark. want to gross on last

outlook, don't fair little that yes, it since but inflation is to a want the last You know statement COGS detail around you given comfortable you quarter. and a just you time. much with that seen? bit give I hopefully there. poke guess know, Are brought But this I to wanted some answer too still would I game it's of the up at you've

Mark Schiller

than this given opportunities. point. haven't you we more confident we so see to guidance them. margin I would more at on while expansion we What will robust is, we're inflation, XXXX offset will tell And continue Yeah, any that have we

close certainly the you delivering look if at margins getting now, doable you So, kinds of reasonable. know, to we are XX% that is and

So, and the close. but I don't we'll get as XX, said to I way all before, we'll think get

more another, when points And can know, So, you we're a at more XXX that gross detail that tack next putting or on maybe to the year, plan you we XX more? range we summer. on the little margin get We're of together give we'll plus as speak. now, on we margin,

Ken Goldman

Thanks so much.

Operator

you. Thank

question question. comes next Vendetti with Maxim. Our with your Please proceed from Anthony

Anthony Vendetti

you. Thank

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Mark Schiller

Yeah.

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Anthony Vendetti

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Mark Schiller

Sure.

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Anthony Vendetti

Okay, Appreciate excellent. Thanks. it.

Operator

Thank you.

Eric from with Global question comes Seaport Please Our proceed your Larson next Securities. with question.

Eric Larson

you. thank Good everyone. morning, Yeah,

Mark Schiller

Good morning, Eric.

Eric Larson

you ACV you varies know, today? over you general all more that What percentages, down have, sure, Mark, help timeframe? You by I of guess, little what I the So, products? I it you I'm drill on for, those distribution, of, to, know, sort a what go bit sort your know, do overall could could know penetration you and you distribution us potential the and have know, ACV have question product,

Mark Schiller

Sure.

our ranges things like from get ACV So, to Portions for Sensible XX% about Celestial and brands, bigger on our up Seasonings. to about XX%

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Eric Larson

just quick great, question. thanks. And a follow-up Okay, then

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Javier Idrovo

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Eric Larson

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Javier Idrovo

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Eric Larson

Thank comments. I appreciate Perfect. your you.

Javier Idrovo

Yeah.

Operator

you. Thank

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Scott Mushkin

for my Thanks taking thanks. questions. guys, Hey,

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Mark Schiller

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Scott Mushkin

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Mark Schiller

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Scott Mushkin

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Operator

Thank you.

with ISI. Evercore Our question. comes David next your Palmer with proceed from question Please

David Palmer

Thanks. Question SKU… Good on morning.

Mark Schiller

morning. Good

David Palmer

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Mark Schiller

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David Palmer

Thanks.

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Mark Schiller

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David Palmer

you. Thank

Operator

back to like the turn floor Schiller I Mark to closing There over are further this would time. no questions for comments. at

Mark Schiller

Thank you.

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to this one And know quarter then look I a the FXX ones you we forward summer laying like. So, today. of we have great and on another what out for plan looks lot

time. answer I'll questions you So, you. have additional at that any Thank

Operator

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