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Clarus (CLAR)

Participants
Cody Slach Gateway Investor Relations
John Walbrecht President
Aaron Kuehne Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Randy Konik Jefferies
Jim Duffy Stifel
Laurent Vasilescu Exane BNP Paribas
Matt Koranda ROTH Capital
Ryan Sundby William Blair
Mark Smith Lake Street Capital Markets
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Operator

Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for participating in today's conference call to discuss Clarus Corporation's Financial Results for the Third Quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Joining us today are Clarus Corporation's President, John Walbrecht; Chief Administrative Officer and CFO, Aaron Kuehne; and the company's External Director of Investor Relations, Cody Slach.

Following their remarks, we'll open the call for your questions.

Before we go further, I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Slach as he reads the company's Safe Harbor statement within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that provides important cautions regarding forward-looking statements. ahead. go please Cody,

Cody Slach

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John Walbrecht

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Aaron Kuehne

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Operator

Randy with Thank first [Operator from will question And Instructions] you, sir. come Jefferies. our Konik

John Walbrecht

Hello, Randy.

Randy Konik

guys, afternoon. are Hey, good How you?

John Walbrecht

are Good. How you?

Randy Konik

the question, seems I'm side color kind on great. things, picking question, obviously like is any great. Quick first our up. of BD on That's so business - of it

I on should how posturing customer color think in up for you're was things be spring how for you said any Europe, and XXXX? - it we seeing just orders

John Walbrecht

about I seen We've positive 'XX. in 'XX. think momentum moving spring we're spring

I theme bookings think at retailers per with not the as and retailers. to we've of said, that down. move watching we the sales but and week, importantly more market, monitor in positions only we And seen, ASAP very continue have more up, inventory retailers that consistently each closely, are the business leans are positions towards our sales inventory increasing at more way though our

separated load will said we their too all people up. not running sales, Obviously, sometime the as far. retailers eventually get which expectations kind levels then into now 'XX, as and now have and effectively sometime winter, to inventory is negatives refit to growth on inventory March, between so you of keep to given between this keep on spring can't probably of And and

So that. we're seeing

I second and and kicking of consumer and be a here think will some will norm which start maybe normalization retailers with demand that today's to to to holiday point align a helps you. it. will Hopefully by give the demand. are brands off this seems now there's a come At levels Thank inventory plan they strong. to how retailers new still announcement confidence a conservative vaccine wave as maybe on Pfizer that, that season, on out little

Randy Konik

side Sierra a kind of gives Barnes a and position things. Can Obviously, the what if helpful. as you supply capacity potentially how maybe looks of just Barnes give talk some like - - in more on seems then that's about outstripping And you're far demand picture picture it today? or capacity us of and and really about you Yeah, capacity.

So capacity, playing how the us of maybe in terms that's thoughts supply more more out getting market. some to mosaic give around

John Walbrecht

everybody tell is bullets world, there. and everybody. in what so demand that Okay, the that's from And exceeding obviously, is ammo capacity would far out that you

break at capacity you and think separately. have look So them I to down

at driving smarter you lean we've the placements, way If our we're in runs. machinery and been and as smarter investing really look being Sierra well as which the in model, about in manufacturing, long

continue is. of its as think is because ownership accelerating or it the I of And with is we're anybody the case faster. in Barnes, to and the through else there fast there market the both bullet In capacity on our to more as management increase our is Remington, machines, on capacity the and opportunity and so to as to as keep side be as utilize you, side, capacity that business. we're with looking through do we the as people, terms loading staffing well how ammo will And as OEMs, But able as through current of partners to machinery we goal there. pace honest are efficiency, well we up chasing XXXX, are doubt full at to up we And in what at we catch that. keep with demand their additional in well to have own that be re-accelerate

super-fan but upside brand. both there's also lifts in in the significant capacity that XXXX. left never if bullets, well Fortunately, we managed, in think And ammo

Aaron part balance transition said short-term. and accelerate doing our that's in using that sheet in report, that brand as of up we're that ramping so then is help And here integration the the to the and

Randy Konik

thanks, helpful, Super guys.

Operator

Duffy next Your comes of Stifel. from question the line with Jim

Jim Duffy

Thank you. guys Good doing afternoon. Hope you are well.

John Walbrecht

We're Jim. good. Hey,

Jim Duffy

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John Walbrecht

Yes.

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quick on inventory long. You that can mentality only turn run lean so

Jim Duffy

Thanks for That's that great. John. perspective all

ask to does following business, can comment on between And ASAP How and Barnes want out spoken into split Sierra, capacity Now, forward far is business you how your into this 'XX orders? that I XXXX? orders? visibility on

John Walbrecht

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Jim Duffy

that's and I where your Aaron. you end? levels expect mentioned inventory but to you one speak it, Maybe did it at missed last Got and

Aaron Kuehne

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Jim Duffy

Thank you, guys.

Aaron Kuehne

Appreciate it.

Operator

BNP Laurent Your Vasilescu Exane next question from Paribas. comes with

Laurent Vasilescu

you love Thank afternoon. Good congrats any your questions of about you Barnes. potentially on gentlemen, forward? acquisition I'd M&A my pursuing further really taking think you forward? standpoint? that going be going in you there acquisitions space? very level is the are like And to and the commentary you ammunition any Would strategy for set hear high interested much organic Or would do from upon to business would verticals in touch bullets

John Walbrecht

growth hope two bullet pinnacle And premium those that we literally the in could would build long-term opportunities over Barnes ammo Barnes and years. was for strategy, in would have off our manufacturers always strategic been a top I we the plus brands. believing watching that Sierra Yeah, say that two two marketplace,

is of chapter in that closed us brand of today For the terms it. perspective

there But mountain And on focus see more activity accelerate. more on they're partners that the have the said, able future or retail our to we or For our that and able with know super-fan core consumer, to when outdoor to like our go-to-market space. based is exercise. and Brands strategy super the haven't maybe outdoor brands innovate a more opportunity. understanding, align than but in consumers focused space, opportunities our we see And real really base ideally, possible. acquisitions, and we'll I and in stay our

Laurent Vasilescu

question in great Aaron, and hear. the to did near That's fourth bit revenue quarter? EBITDA here. But the more you contribution parse little Barnes term a out from And

Aaron Kuehne

not. No, did we

highlighted anticipate process through this to associated that revenues. working we've start business still able for of XX we So are is end up. that with ramp June at We that $XX Barnes an we'll million that the a integration But was to in business. doing roughly be

activities be and certain also process are EBITDA past the the were because there severed talked once that about we're the Remington bankruptcy this in that rebuilding. up or we we mentioned way we've of is a will note John that is As from of XX% that then an repairing in anywhere please EBITDA. to And from XX% expect, this the that business going, that get generating perspective,

Laurent Vasilescu

then terms then takes costs in you Very my quarter, - and helpful Barnes? whether of Aaron, terms about the should Does of there margin? and back fourth we or think pulled as are which with the third gross for it's question about integration it how in quarter, the last puts think And marketing, SG&A? any it's

Aaron Kuehne

strong in just noise, things an be we going QX work to little Yeah, year. from as through of will side a continue perspective of so Barnes what we consistent only fairly will But Barnes businesses business Sierra, with to process saw that bit favorable mix. also be growth in out Barnes. of our more continued of There last is and SG&A strong with integration now, excluding to from QX not a and gross a that the growth product performance we coming anticipated but the is direct-to-consumer margin see

QX, a accretive what and gross expect to the on get we back we or margin track Sierra of place. activities see result, to continuing enhancing And margins with find so a compared to do margin recovery taking as nice our saw in

Laurent Vasilescu

to all hear. color. the for great That's Thank you

Operator

Your next from one Matt comes question Koranda Capital. with of ROTH

John Walbrecht

how Matt, you doing? are Hey,

Matt Koranda

are guys? thanks. guys, He Doing you well, how

John Walbrecht

Good.

Matt Koranda

the of this in cover is or the touch guidance wanted you're guess in But closer relatively portion for of that strong. XQ, commentary seems guess channel, year-over-year. lean suggests a be moment, range to really quite strength, given been down Q&A I the BD to positions providing, the BD XX retail revenue so which you'd around to I at of is you inventory sort ski backcountry suggest your if call the say demand are in there's a that everything of I million bit you've just midpoint in

higher end upper the year? range that So sort range of hold I'm that would and the curious, full provided from back for of just what factors you you the toward the for getting BD XXX

John Walbrecht

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Matt Koranda

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John Walbrecht

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Matt Koranda

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John Walbrecht

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Matt Koranda

and back in job great jump I'll guys, Excellent, queue.

John Walbrecht

you. Thank

Operator

of comes question line next from with Your Sundby Blair. William Ryan the

Ryan Sundby

taking Thanks guys. my Yeah. for Hi, question.

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John Walbrecht

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Ryan Sundby

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John Walbrecht

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Ryan Sundby

it Got sense, makes thanks.

Operator

from Capital comes with of Street question Lake final a Your Markets. lot Mark Smith

John Walbrecht

Hey, Mark.

Mark Smith

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John Walbrecht

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Mark Smith

Asia in and America talk world? you Diamond as kind a you're in seeing talk lot at about Europe, I what anywhere a trends And or can we also look especially great. any at seeing then businesses Europe. Okay, in bit can you of trends what that winter the looking little focus you're sports, then like And on think But today? we Black else and North

John Walbrecht

to because it house BD in of that, probably But the glove so to window. seeing services growth with think to skis, footwear, it that opportunities momentum. this has a years, Yeah, opportunity time what deliver that I expected it, see a super-fan there translate is things opportunities, in would short-term. gain has those binding, surges with to this as And opportunities, apparel goal segments And season category as share innovate as to for brand, equipment will but two and reorders can. seeing more we've brand and more to is brand to start maximize led the continues matter market which X% packs, footwear gloves equipment obviously consumers that that a how and that have that in we of ski us on can this long-term new continue expect will always as many that solely Backcountry winter we all we're probably will our continue like our realize it amount out the with year. the retailers accelerate it's is the we to in run business. industry, already it and use we're we apparel, of double still seeing we on attention no probably so to about that fast the that is good and not will feel chasing is maximize next side. a we're Obviously, get. caveat winter big Obviously, packs, you on be surging, of or years and got continue is this our industry point good rapid the represents year, to the the represents season the a and will you and gain it you XX% play bad inventory put come sets, But repo skins, beacons, name this of into

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Mark Smith

on and the me stores. just to for then Okay one retail one last squeeze more

continue you've stores? been You kind your about appetite guys to then retail over talk have can more here, last so what opened you of you've or the learned opening and year -

John Walbrecht

Yeah.

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Mark Smith

you. Okay, Thank great.

Operator

At turn back this Walbrecht now our concludes the Mr. like closing time, to this question-and-answer to for I session. would over remarks. call

John Walbrecht

again guys the and you forward you to after to really speaking we you've moving on thoughts us. today's quarter look in the thank with Thank taken our forward appreciate Great and you. We for time beyond. meeting, fourth XXXX

Operator

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