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Hain Celestial (HAIN)

Participants
Anna Kate Heller Investor Relations
Mark Schiller President and Chief Executive Officer
Chris Bellairs Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
David Palmer Evercore ISI
Michael Lavery Piper Sandler
Alexia Howard Bernstein
Ken Goldman JPMorgan
Eric Larson Seaport Research Partners
Anthony Vendetti Maxim Group
John Baumgartner Mizuho Securities
Rebecca Scheuneman Morningstar
Scott Mushkin R5 Capital
Jon Andersen William Blair
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Operator

00:04 Greetings, and welcome to Hain Celestial Third Quarter 2022 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. 00:30 I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Anna Kate Heller, Investor Relations. Thank you and over to you.

Anna Kate Heller

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Mark Schiller

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Chris Bellairs

everyone. morning, Mark, and good Thanks, XX:XX

results demonstrate challenging, other of of growth given Hain’s very said, into a XX:XX financials, facing are industry-wide. unprecedented we and me as X.X to a execution building QX that let third move highlight strong platform aspects Mark solid turning few quarter of the transformation plan environment As journey. that our was our Now, companies key the we and

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look And sheet are start fourth discussion balance line sequential quarter, XX:XX flexibility. our already the finally, improvement and encouraged top of with Hain. to capital across a good by are we as Let line with bottom remains top allocation seeing forward the results. our me we and Third, strong we

than net these During quarter XXX benefited discontinuations factors, After sales and sales labor XXX versus driven availability, the net points, by quarter, prior freight industry-wide by the and net loss and expected shipments to the and year basis inflation in carrier net pressures and XX:XX about acquisitions, by basis gross cost Our prioritize we consolidated consumption by chose unit, strong negatively of were as finished reduction a impacted to in EBITDA year-over-year prior issues brands growth margin we marketing year international UK, in including account, incurred halt price XXX in U.S., partially cost quarter adjusted international soft by customer taken decision $XXX increases points. sales selected store business to temporarily a on supply quarter operations adjusted from driven XX% resulting period. Third that non-dairy service for resulting we total disruptions, Foreign divestitures to disruption sales productivity. of in lower Third basis ongoing ago accelerating by compared at sales partially experienced with the non-dairy year costs Total during Grocery negotiations. year in sales declines a freight prior price raw of continued of other deleverage. the XX:XX date to made by chain sales to in third SG&A, period. the shipment mentioned increased and negotiation offset halt inflation we've period. higher adjusting The the by co-man sales U.K. customer, from XX:XX million, year the XX:XX increased brand material co-man to warehouse quarter, previously fixed Channel chain offset the X.X% price compared large goods came decreased, X% million, and shortages, the Exchange and net loss primarily supply large while in-line reduced points. $XX.X driven to we by a and approximately exclude

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company about chain Capital than $X claim and fiscal supply under prior expected first flow spending from challenges was While Act of the refund third million which million, months for spending reflected quarter labor lower CARES a XX:XX benefited $XX nine year-to-date tax $XX availability. operating the by the cash XXXX. during the year, given was versus lower the of million

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of outstanding significant the or believe flexibility we Consistent the principles, X.X and as at million, quarter. commissions share return to excluding during XX:XX of we stock, at quarter, shares shareholders. the about allocation Our sheet $XXX and to we end in million of $XXX $XX.XX our strong per the remains program the reinvest authorization X.X% price both our turning million additional total for balance with value leaving a an repurchased Now, with to of us business a our average result, have outlook. XX:XX repurchase capital under common XXXX approximately of third

higher reported of quarter margin EBITDA we pricing SG&A driven versus expect lost sales with decline, expect additional This projects the strong implies adjusted sell prior adjusted quarter, should expected an is This fourth The first to decline. throughout we full-year to basis And adjusted adjusted QX. XXX Modest flat fiscal are additional XX:XX coming sales acquisition the costs, QX, volume, driven plants XXX modest XX:XX fourth overhead, net sales gross of normalized than of Roll. improvement versus the margin Sales prior growth as and rate, low-to-mid year net approximately QX year XX as That's results higher the adjusted the points productivity office. We net of see with That's in approximately XX:XX versus growth the from single-digit currency For gross significant total the continued net million including year, the lower sales continued QX Roll Also half growth, headwind. note, How that reduction dollars pricing, How growth to reduction the commissions, sequential sales and sequential America implies higher absorption double-digits XXXX addition approximate brokerage of sales. related QX by benefit approximately versus due year. grow in expenses low-to-mid in grow improvement improvement people be growth single-digit North improvement point adjusted and taken with sequential full return low-double-digit mainly behind we We store by our EBITDA international negative adjusted to in fruition. and some net co-man of to consumption. XX:XX volume versus QX less get and

highly environment In by Hain navigating by strategy. guidance Our to the the EU. of deliver by and in call the business EU ongoing inflationary under, pricing line XX:XX and already North achieving back are will the encouraged updated strong to UK Mark. offset a the XX:XX that Grocery X.X we've America, and challenging we [soft] UK store very full-year track are the disruptions, top and I we [ph] are are taken remain summary, the our supply momentum actions the environment in trends chain now on turn reflects impact and improving operating we

Mark Schiller

XX:XX Thank you, Chris.

turn challenging overall we're we While our our by we momentum, the take of questions. macro nimbleness. work, your we I the certainly and reducing over all improving for our team American to a was basis Hain let navigate it can long operator want of quarter, our teammates haul. our confident QX so XX:XX importantly, international And Executive to and X.X current On trends headwinds. the encouraged their Board me ahead, on optimistic thank as North top cost behalf potential back line about laser-focused and in Hain the Directors, hard tenacity, remain strategy and With significant that,

Operator

Palmer first from Please question [Operator comes the you. David The Thank go ahead. with XX:XX Instructions] Evercore of ISI. line

David Palmer

remarks the to about interesting we're at pricing part new year into time be going you XX:XX ongoing prepared me your there of your morning. of Mark, and fiscal that that kind guidance. comment coming Good reminds in a, a a that of year. made out an It fiscal

taking? what of margin expecting of are these here? pricing So, that? what that you sort from I sort are are you you wondering, by do ongoing performance reclaim mean actions I'm mean, What expecting you

Mark Schiller

and was quarter. took that of the in we Yes. The the comment script David. XX:XX third middle the pricing basically morning, Good

pricing do Europe. while in it Inflation, comes preparing bit, a said, down not that list have QX, planning We be take So, certainly we of look, frequency, continue depth terms and to of will and the take that surgical our additional price multiple we both in and And of strategy, have looking to held changing we hopeful increases ameliorates up in and volume and well here the our expect in in we're but full it's realization to have to part weight we're so that need we happen in XX:XX that of just levers why of those going has etcetera. this environment. that we terms are already will trade double-digit we're pricing it how at face that's the and whether been in as will unit increases, pricing, products, of for pricing.

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David Palmer

gross just that In I'll times where one. aspirational are keeping may past over but better you've know, profit the talked not you gross might by be line gross a a you're new the margin dollar, to XXXX, you nominal able top ask XX% sometimes fiscal down target long-term higher leverage line. pricing to up if margin these and EBITDA the for that And is of margins be long-term, XX:XX about

So, that achievable I'm XXXX? how of wondering in gross thinking you margins still are XX% are fiscal

Mark Schiller

between Obviously now expect a have XX:XX time Yes, great dramatically a inflation will and away, certainly then. and way lots down then and XXXX of I that in now long so between we it's question. would come

have because tremendous our who come the on service with XX:XX same keep low we to making this lots can and will small else significant are shelves does. down the the penetration the we customer for time. as struggling the everybody that we've to trial supply. conscious household over we short-term many And with prioritize scheme there keep ability margin pricing in over of and see sticks margin relatively expect are holes time in getting service us over full is the obviously, decision if And costs we relatively where shelves and we moderate, expansion and so, brands the that are of got Short-term, things headwinds it

short-term, So, confident but to our continue some we'll pressure, see to we margins over ability time. expand are in

David Palmer

Thank you. Okay. XX:XX

Operator

you. Sandler. from the Thank XX:XX Michael next Lavery ahead. of Please The go comes question Piper with line

Michael Lavery

you. Thank Good XX:XX morning.

Mark Schiller

XX:XX Good morning.

Michael Lavery

a unexpected next your how international to you're XXXX planning don't in energy should you maybe outlook the about can get want too pressures, has of some we we what bread flow of how for should but if realize on maybe being some especially the in I through? sense XX:XX great. give detail on be offer this yet, quarter, would we headwinds into just the few you year, Just can next thinking keep mind? changed maybe quarters or most any had something certainly to expecting you the sentiment crumbs is for the thinking you there Specifically headwind are cost much

Mark Schiller

when XX:XX environment kind us not we a about obviously very planning time, has in our Yeah, to a supply of deeply we're any things give gave us war early too and terms both we to around are XX:XX Ukraine changed it's inflation for remind pretty are challenges. the talk global bit So, in say What here in of would guidance continue. things and folks XXXX guidance volatile real QX, all for Russia started obviously changing Europe I I'd dramatically and little though early XXXX. is, to had the that it's and where for it and for yet,

We cover. taking additional are to pricing

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it's put stake a so, pretty kind of point. the ground early at us And in this to for

Michael Lavery

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Mark Schiller

XX:XX Yes.

retailer – European much Canadian market market that for they that are here. aspect than the more consolidated the So, for are and example

presenting so started were more there Difficulty] You than negotiations always That retail our been and on has bigger have said, increases difficult here. fewer against we pricing is XX:XX like it stabilizing. Difficulty] things [Technical price [Technical

retailers getting come pushback to on costs continue, going were some going to whether or energy so the down. And as whether to were not were costs we

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is macro inflation are worse, better So, what's or a learned we better. the retailers is getting not perspective I and clearly worse, and whether getting lot from it’s this the inflation is supply on what's not transitory that think it not, really the challenges requirement war getting getting of

guns. And so, our we stuck to

that consumer. we XX:XX we're it. trying passing on Now, successful going will we going and certainly is significant to ultimately take that, and and but disruption any we're in forward, sure more the to again, inflation to associated the are passed were reflect forward that We no get make on and our increases to is anticipated costs go with question doing that guidance, has There's

Michael Lavery

like it Well, reflects sounds and getting the in, demand XX:XX it consumer too. products ultimately the

for and for questions. thanks that [ph] thanks So, [clarification] the

Mark Schiller

need brands, nine right, also and it with X the our the of strength X And brands, products. share the Yeah. retailers reflects XX:XX Number

shared X, have an soup brands [shelf] example, is We the very shelf X short [ph] X, which life. Number as

shipping is lost. period that during lost not we whatever of So,

not you depleted – It's in short if it appeasing us. XX:XX a certainly retailers, costs. and but from to sure product work partnership make our accepting not a It’s they're covering the when retailers but good like comes dramatically to hard is suffers we going product, top and position have shelf We’re very the the So, not to a we're category that inventory life three brands think category, it's back. we negotiate. also we're in

Michael Lavery

XX:XX Okay, Thanks. great.

Operator

The question Please Howard of next the ahead. line with from you. Thank XX:XX Bernstein. Alexia comes go

Alexia Howard

morning, everyone. you. Thank XX:XX Good

Mark Schiller

XX:XX Good Alexia. morning,

Alexia Howard

Okay. XX:XX

So, and pressures energy and to Slide packaging, basis chain let most of feel where can it related we XX, break the XXX supply inflation composition it input last last disruption? possible the of much was shifted of on is specifically, freight to the for input quarter? and points how from ask it we us chain costs and much have know that disruption, You changed when gave supply the Just And have much dramatically a that how down the ingredient about of was pressures? over headwind from was freight have couple months? how big and guidance so you what it of costs

Mark Schiller

Yes. XX:XX

inflation double-digit across seeing Alexia. we're everything So, almost

packaging, freight, gone labor, have ingredients, So, dramatically. up costs

considerably changed original the versus wrote back when the gave certainly guidance and last that plan So summer. original we

ingredients Russia double issue about to have to as at which effect And oils, they're those packaging an inflation our often prices any shortages, business. originally We're coming oil our ability find the which With our certainly, business, premium planned oil we oil XX:XX prices becomes all of affects XX% question there from contracts the the Sunflower up freight. example, seeing to Ukraine said it, impacted ingredients are regard XX:XX of on have Indonesia, to the supply of is a XX% affects have while gone knock-on a going going the on alternatives regard is get which cost. which dramatically, like from We snacks export not and there palm our that have so, within with coming gas supply the had World And demand things of up. we for. when quarter, with we spectrum to and of challenged

a environment cost. alternatives we constrained and a very seek And so, to in find that comes at

of originally guidance was the when gave we for changed planned versus part a what what QX. big And so that was

Alexia Howard

much And as factors not How the then to are things follow-up, weeks pressured trying just qualitatively, you. the several I and Thank it that those it shipping in that? piece, able sales overall hit you in you this you quarter? were top other get know was like to And short-term saw quantify And Thank retailers that Europe. XX:XX a them factors decline Europe? if the line the much of I'll short-term we that like pass outlined to there of your how on. versus co-manufacturing

Mark Schiller

XX:XX Yes.

So, were would softness, X%. was Food the first that's thing every down store in X% total down is units I total store which UK was category. out down X%, point the and

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share is. has where And so X we largely volume. and in will gained plant-based our resell in XX:XX the points volume that months, label beverages XX The private last that's

time gets already from be softness all get as consumer in have So, We confident XX:XX look at that better chart we the the we quarter. was So, expect as replacing volume remarks, prepared also the in that fourth there, also that to if I volume existing said the wait that that have over you we'll of not end by in for quarter. in overlap see the an UK replace back. for just going of the into And we'll get we're the to you to to replaced fourth us another half is expire issue. contracts it

So, got that from we've to here. improve lot are a believe going trends the of reasons to

Alexia Howard

XX:XX it Great. Thank on. you pass very much. I'll

Operator

ahead. next of with The JPMorgan. the go Please Goldman XX:XX from Ken you. comes Thank line question

Ken Goldman

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Mark Schiller

Yes. XX:XX

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Ken Goldman

quick And XX:XX then Thank follow-up. you.

will this bit, now free it toward pace fairly stock flow anticipated ignore due? aggressive a the it. attractive quite heading been repo this too to You've previously is as you level drive that's may that off much or little Just year, to cash cool you that with as share you maybe is see assume as evaluation fair not

Mark Schiller

question. depends capital going for what great not a and XX:XX uses Yes. a to because between we or it also that's other on that have. It's cash conversation answer I'm the give for us and Board specific a

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may we're we repurchases, get for quarters lens decide So, at be things same to it all other of some look the be best and may going and these or where through the highest that return quarters maybe shareholders, capital M&A.

we've hard decisions. me until you it's those So, answer a for to specific made specific give

Ken Goldman

Thanks. Understood. XX:XX

Operator

go XX:XX question Eric The Please Larson Partners. Research Seaport Thank with ahead. you. from next comes the line of

Eric Larson

XX:XX Yes, question. Thanks thanks everybody. for the

your of pretty America the very is we're So, more here there North the even rates moving in Mark, pieces in in a or there strong of problematic might of and inflation lot possibility consumption situation over U.S. seeing have dire maybe there is in prepared well? in talked than trade-off growth Europe your as consumers getting stretched maybe are obviously, little I here, the becomes as we slowdown maybe in a a are is trading down, consumers comments, but concerns this but now what think U.S. also you about one more in

Mark Schiller

Yes. XX:XX

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Eric Larson

and could can question seeing idea that for you've of one obviously, we with productivity of Okay, show of of productivity back us that that’s a in know some and then but an – three etcetera, little remind give inflation, thanks. my the step productivity, XX:XX a is, of the of us long-term start here had incremental P&L? cost might us been what give the ranges guidance for up your last you And years, the you color on big you here, more follow-up timing then bit final positives question some

Mark Schiller

tell continue been productivity that. What generating I and is would $XX we've million $XX which Yes, we that of expect XX:XX will year, about to we do X% million to a around the resources some capital months, to and things of just formulations to as have in six opposed to is like though automation three our you things last shifted that. projects like productivity

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the we'll to still just the range productivity lose million it generating we're we any a time of we in that productivity the want the we on continuing given that XX I we today, and in it's a mentioned as and supply and robust we challenges very the resources be productivity I amount you spending magnitude to projects expect disruption momentum materializing are see because to and XX As million are so So, have and XX:XX remarks, people that prepared and pipeline but don't adding many fair good of have, the ideas are inflation I costs, work. in P&L a fighting various of have result. don't

Eric Larson

you. All XX:XX Thank right.

Operator

Vendetti from go question line Please Maxim The the comes XX:XX Anthony next Thank of you. Group. with ahead.

Anthony Vendetti

XX:XX Thanks.

questions. two Just

is And successful that ingredients, war but and you're you you increases not it it's if and was – Ukraine? growth? mentioned increased obviously, just a there's is the year-over-year in you accounted do costs increases, material packaging continue all increased the been on, freight would whether labor, volume looks much contribute where you've down how most the because to may particular this of the revenue cost, of then, raw have since quick follow-up obviously the price been line, first costs going throughout the for like on top So, quarter, been in can, and taking price to

Mark Schiller

XX:XX Yes.

volume in question, was it volume America, in but the international. up on North was down So

our growth and America. taking up the of we're at our I in double-digit our good shipping softness XX:XX product, and about strength is talked mid-single-digits our prepared top the our business, are unit in was the volume our not gaining in about gaining and we're the units where international necessarily really we weak that pricing. but not time environment mentioned, categories remarks, and was in it competitors the Given we either. definitely an line And households feel down consumer, So, how brands the fact when a that aren't North

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Anthony Vendetti

That's great. Thanks Okay, helpful. Mark. XX:XX

Operator

you. question [Operator The line of with next from ahead. Please Baumgartner XX:XX Instructions] go comes Mizuho Thank Securities. John the

John Baumgartner

XX:XX the for Good Thanks morning. question.

Mark Schiller

XX:XX Hi, John.

John Baumgartner

subject cost the like of productivity, Mark, and to revisit XX:XX the increasing importance push. there given I offsetting

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John Baumgartner

Yeah, XX:XX a question. great

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Operator

XX:XX Thank of from The line the Morningstar. comes question you. Scheuneman next ahead. Please with Rebecca go

Rebecca Scheuneman

you. Great, thank XX:XX

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Mark Schiller

what so it the forward, own war and just part the around Russia people's Well, driven Ukraine of XX:XX certainly their implications the going finances of be by right. is angst war and to are going

states we to And overlap if an overlap left states easier Europe are and have has and Russia at a is, kids was things. you included, weren't, this that in had and some that on volume coming, some supply were there home, is you So They’ve was anxious it. that's some at of lockdown But threatened and thing complete has year, XX:XX also some Poland issue look what's lunch we lockdown the purchases the affecting which the year look locked unlike of certain about the if they're to relevant Finland, red complete States, now back go go ago, was United chart, that, that result the was we seeing the down trading cut as earnings and chart there's off a completely of is with provided forward. people that that because other last blue kind down a going again, that work here much which a gets and elevated very so we're very occasion back and overlap, where as and period open, shows school. certainly, to people the

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Rebecca Scheuneman

Capital. Please from the Thank comes line question Mushkin next with of The Scott ahead. XX:XX RX you. go

Scott Mushkin

XX:XX Hey, my questions. Thanks guys. for taking

it, missed So, is do said of your you you on shelf wanted inflation this I I I to, and reflected the price, already guess how much but already think? maybe

Mark Schiller

Yeah. XX:XX

are pricing elasticities where so pricing. XX:XX It more that a totally cover it inflation Certainly, war, we that as the hence of lags we what So, will we significant still for all there as to the just cost in may of increases the not that Not and inflation not was in brands the we before which pricing We've we some So, because the were war January we've did in reflected out to negative into took, before need QX started. third the with in was does that pricing see QX erosion of pricing. but we there's next impact was in quarter. saw first third and second erosion. out resilient read selling built QX, sufficient come the December, the pricing the we so round just Ukraine be the that it's additional is our took the why in want we because where And just and understand quarter pricing to impact margin guided coming again, to than continuing XX:XX of pricing brands quarter we QX. in inflation, the So, lag. fully have more coming. the we from of but took some

Scott Mushkin

Now XX:XX make understand. good. to want just I so I – is that's sure

buying, increase or here big of drip all went some make still sure understand. then [indiscernible] the going another kind through in at and – we're shelf? in is to quarter I of if and your like is, [ex-Ukraine] want quarter know So, is inflation price I'm through to I all of the second products the the have second reflected you of now it just to have in place the we the bought [ph] whatever that I one U.S., is

Mark Schiller

XX:XX Yes.

basis, seen XX:XX ago we've on before additional forward. inflationary be in pricing going have on a these we are but the second reflected end in the remember cost obviously we likely earnings year as we contracted the our the third for through also, today, that of announcement be and year quarter an taken have year contracts of will was to you they ends fiscal June in that known all have are fiscal cost that annual So, to some all roll-off, the are QX increases costs basis. reflects that the versus And materialize. year what a for contracts So, quarter,

and pass to that very make it sure do inflation going in disciplined again that to on So, is a we and need way. continue we

Scott Mushkin

if quite of one what already, increases maybe far? XX:XX seen versus bit we've taken missed commodities, you I apologize on obviously all the price is and coming it, war a one [Technical And going said final this which I because off thus then have and they Ukraine Difficulty] too what's just

Mark Schiller

your XX:XX I'm you sorry, part out. more cut of missed question, I time. Say one

Scott Mushkin

Sorry. XX:XX

size but So, commodities basically versus we've on the increases future said missed given if what's it you I going price have in if I of the already you seen, labor with and already, what must apologize, the that did.

Mark Schiller

I didn’t. No, XX:XX

So, in the first X%, was took we range. X% increase

the was probably of in X% will somewhere middle This we in two. one be range. second The took the those

Scott Mushkin

guys. right, All XX:XX Perfect.

Operator

Thank of Jon Please XX:XX The question Andersen from you. go next ahead. the comes William line with Blair.

Jon Andersen

XX:XX question see. let's but Good morning Thanks. after up the struggling of all come everybody. with to those, here I'm

and a it kind into guess co-man could situation? I that so of in – is be that surprised you the of about maybe is, unique I’ll what Really business be visibility shift over customers, customer your this in or just business have one you Thanks basis, sort a ask with that helpful Europe, and about is would basis? a much. regular the to annual you had of since understand, turns unlikely an likely in of much of co-man question kind ask a it how Let's you kind repatriating Europe with much do how on on

Mark Schiller

XX:XX Yes.

those number the three Europe, plant-based contracts. annual as companies, are as both supplier we of co-manufacturers have all beverages continental branded relationships in private So, the for label of well

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Operator

reached gentlemen, you. closing And like remarks. the Thank to XX:XX have session. and Mark we would to for question-and-answer end Ladies of turn back the I Schiller call

Mark Schiller

with for forward. America the excited everybody growth that believe do and Obviously, day the we’ll thank continued we today. in we just go will and proud some I that we're saw the in to as XX:XX extremely improve I'd we're answer questions. time your QX be pressures of we reiterate, throughout available North that seeing

intact. is thesis our So,

Our team is strong.

good, you. Our thank optimistic we're and future. very execution about the is that, I With

Operator

Thank This today's conference XX:XX call. you. concludes

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