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CLAR Clarus

Participants
Cody Slach Investor Relations
John Walbrecht President
Aaron Kuehne Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Anna Glaessgen Jefferies
Matt Koranda ROTH Capital
Aubrey Tianello Exane BNP Paribas
Ryan Sundby William Blair
Linda Bolton-Weiser D.A. Davidson
Mark Smith Lake Street Capital Markets
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Operator

Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for participating in today’s conference call to discuss the Clarus Corporation’s final results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2021.

Joining us today are Clarus Corporation President, John Walbrecht; Executive Vice President and CFO, Aaron Kuehne and the company’s External Director of Investor Relations, Cody Slach.

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

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

Cody Slach

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John? John Now, Clarus’ call I would Walbrecht. to the like over to turn President,

John Walbrecht

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Aaron Kuehne

Thank John everyone. afternoon good you, and

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Operator

Anna come first Please from And of Jefferies. you, Glaessgen [Operator will Thank sir. question Instructions] our proceed.

Anna Glaessgen

Thanks Hi. my Good for afternoon. question. taking

how we demand should channel expect clearly, replenishment you maybe and past on today where provide to Could this long mean, perspective supply outstripped continue? stand quarters. I over some inventories from few First, tailwind the has

John Walbrecht

Thanks, Yes. Anna.

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to that think of see hoping spring probably ‘XX. I we’re normalization by some

Anna Glaessgen

now accelerate on America, Polaris, announced as the should hasn’t this historically, with this to recently on partnership And been the partnerships had potential Thanks. or like Great. and in the as you which, partnership penetration we touched North for Rhino-Rack, turning how thinking congrats distributed? about brand’s to be

John Walbrecht

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And on think us allow that this retail But our partnerships partnership to still the we’re so alongside we yes, definitely will Polaris accelerate business. chasing that.

Anna Glaessgen

Great, thanks.

Operator

Your Koranda ROTH next from Capital. is question Matt of Please proceed.

Matt Koranda

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Aaron Kuehne

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Matt Koranda

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Aaron Kuehne

Yes.

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John Walbrecht

Yes.

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be of exceeding and – as scrappy can, aggressive we a will but had as we we’ve we meeting or so expectations. also mentality as always And

Matt Koranda

idea And a take guess, I of quarterize enough. the revenue back the and for $XX I wanted million Rhino-Rack mean segments, I terms given surprised, $XX trifecta just million to in it, like complete $XX second XX-month of the just if million sort million have revenue could rate don’t quickly real if seasonality. that in for kind you on it looks I just rate. get of revenue be given the just to you speak But $XX Fair in run guess, in you on see But the maybe the year to trailing to I should little any just – constraints on Rhino-Rack. if run what a half and to that could be the half guidance sort may seasonality of of front, in here. Rhino-Rack the Was

Aaron Kuehne

Similar Barnes Yes. also things we integrate focused on and handled of that very with long-term that that for position go we that of is side one – integration this fall, the acquisition well we’re last extremely to the we things way we ourselves through the of that the ensuring success.

the up things especially of has in COVID, as marketplace. that is One that of Australian though, recently well, come the

how headroom coming with in of its businesses. give factor U.S. market there little progression into New the through it’s a we to seeing the bring and line back about is we’re want Zealand we bit currently the strong We how work conservatism where Australia. integration what markets again, core these of baked also currently on to ourselves as extremely we once – think exists. topic. But seeing right within guide in to – little But of the core We’re bit within a business

mentioned able it those John discussed the be well we chains that with similar partners need to that accelerate this this and look be credibility out go business, right in different positioned as can are well, have. to here to to well, as the But make especially we sure U.S. accelerate we needs that way so we very we we’ve domestically with and to what we where to As place in confidence the in get supply business get retail the inventory

John Walbrecht

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to points be and have smart. Now win it the board. be mean on find we doesn’t But can’t put you have ways to you to aggressive,

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Matt Koranda

and Great. leave Fair enough Nice I job there. guys. it will

John Walbrecht

it. Appreciate

Operator

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Aubrey Tianello

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John Walbrecht

we Yes, Thank you. can.

Aubrey Tianello

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John Walbrecht

Yes.

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Aubrey Tianello

it’s integration it. of as of standalone, is COVID lengthy long going we Got about an the that topic just should operate typically, a integration should expensive or or think of back Obviously, going to notwithstanding, Rhino-Rack, process? how the we then given expect? integration you. how involved but Thank to that how And

Aaron Kuehne

system-type it Because and around of topics, but seeing more don’t a process. planning lot the was go-to-market standalone, the it’s anticipate Yes. we

about And is way integration been six-month we a that thinking so the have it working towards cycle.

about it’s then also or to awareness accelerate same as been through and only years, the positioned activities. have cycle, or we really sure basic time, supported over last or make high business not thoughtful hoping that product go-to-market up. and able but we levels are innovate well new the really adjacencies extremely following activities product really expanded be on-time accelerating that by marketing the to deliveries, it an the are But enhanced that formula the playbook, want accelerate easy-to-do accelerate to being various We fulfillment, of through with, several and we to brand at introductions

And we next to are the working it’s we months. something X that with that currently And expect something have the team through so that’s on. within finalized

John Walbrecht

it a the this on the though other helps I the do side standalone side business, other markets, Australia job and New think that it’s Zealand right. in here different is they phenomenal a that that’s –

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right North Our make I hope before American to what sure assimilate want into is at take it we where the is to we home. this the And and do closer market really Rhino-Rack accelerate that’s range we this. think

Aubrey Tianello

Excellent. business. I call there be And the been then of revenue side shifting third could either rest you Is noise, that seeing if chain the there? called out supply direction? Were of a know anything the out you any some more in XQ shifts would ask have lot I you. there could disruptions. you on one Thank between the in there just general, and BD quarter last given potentially And the maybe that just on quarter, second from XQ. quarter into

Aaron Kuehne

Yes.

we to least the on shift of side, saw QX QX million. million $X from of Diamond at So, Black revenue a $X to

Aubrey Tianello

Thank Great. you.

John Walbrecht

ability up. right? order so far our and book is you capacity unachievable, you to everything our production, and the almost obviously, didn’t And can but and book maximize shift. strong The order Barnes side, It’s do our max it ammo efficiency, bullet on just at roadies the Sierra to exceeds only keep not but

Operator

next from Ryan of William Your Blair. is proceed. Please question Sundby

Ryan Sundby

of my you about lack to Could of does move any that this on question there XX% quarter. think on this higher well then said goal. make specific competition the quarter, maybe Clearly, that you that guys. ahead their quarter, number for and forward? I Was target? Aaron, the Thanks XX% congrats kind given Sierra accelerate you as that helped be and by the taking sales it’s XX% of of just inventory Hi. shelf the that rethink tracking

John Walbrecht

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Ryan Sundby

think guess Yes. target and the I I was roughly… ammunition there, specifically initiative John, Sierra just the for

John Walbrecht

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Ryan Sundby

No, no. But – yes.

John Walbrecht

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will So, there expanding increase opportunity, more production we continue while to is our our loading. and

Ryan Sundby

of bigger great little bit going that consumer year Got online it. or the also least Do either that an terms approach for think engagement hear And consumer you kind are the Yes, direct to is stressed to so. a than you coming of in brand been at mix inflection there that a maybe have what means with open or involvement you or and now for forward? that hitting are feel development stores John, perfect. this I I your more like the you that’s kind quarter. thought. like feel community-centric have of

John Walbrecht

in backcountry saw what climbing, this think we really starting even more sports ‘XX and the outdoorism name was running, trail you I of XXXX massive tailwind skiing, into people hiking, and it.

towns. the a is and leader but where this going community in our meccas only responsibility people more experience to seeing we and people we equipment-driven think that. watch heavily, therefore, grow. that to place, the growth that this have heard during mountain and voice with believe And that that we that snow to activation up are and outdoors the we the become we in access works off. that to of be but are these around place and continue we as take specifically, Alpine came going are train educational in all more are these an responsibility safety. we have And and coach, this we that educate and We from took And to to specifically to towns winter, They They not perspective also an a country safety communities and where the super-fans. make never opens – to lead outdoors. from, are be up an onerous as on these watched of what Towns really think house, sure on builder for really to opportunity, one continue popping a

Ryan Sundby

Thanks. That’s hear. great to

Operator

question is Please D.A. Linda proceed. from of next Your Bolton-Weiser Davidson.

Linda Bolton-Weiser

you. Thank Hi.

received us did magnitude So, on they I of increases a the and price some by positive those have of how customers? And are effect you May. that that, on quarter increases kind believe taken in price update results? you had Can being increases second the

Aaron Kuehne

what we around don’t We a that on Typically, were did. taking in price commodity spectrum, industry the publish really on that really were pricing standard with place industry. in that did increases the discussions wide the and we the

maintained have We prices drives those bullets and in for is even-steven markets. our fourth now in was frankly, third quarter in commodities. our quarter I and products, with demand And really literally QX place – the Pricing in an taking what what’s don’t the ammo. overarching results the for just both

Linda Bolton-Weiser

logistics – any the more freight and margin way gross strongly a bigger your things materials to Is components were there gross Okay. the break about logistics there was it up though more the on then and Thanks. and you talked can Like inflation it impact was like quantify was like shipping impact margin? component the and margin, and that. even that down? the impact impact or due And negative you on was and it the

Aaron Kuehne

things, have of that impact side and logistics It was the of on XX did to more chain and a margins. negative basis points about consolidated related supply

John Walbrecht

Sierra type on more of the Barnes. obviously, on and domestic deal Black And the Diamond production

Linda Bolton-Weiser

pretty will strongly that important in to Okay. in U.S. And distribution as you, to confident organically place How would the plans markets. and they you of you the in market I quickly really mean, after can remain New to Australia move New can the then terms I obviously, expand are to continue Australia as grow whole you I ask of near-term and in But expect in just Zealand Zealand? Rhino-Rack, integration have

John Walbrecht

Yes.

awards. new their which there. pipeline look out in But they dominant the we share, strong this really of is Australia New what like are and at and where have as we there market Two, design super-fans, is to criteria, including very does really brands they have when obviously, innovation, we a proved a look stated, innovations So as history for recent that pick one, many pipeline the the leading and Red times, Dot critical of – Zealand.

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don’t other part addressable growth help world. other will or of than and of opportunities, obviously, will – we that other that gain which to to in expect and expect market we are them the are don’t it racks growth markets anticipate expand continue anticipate faster what to find as will is will we then we into. that opportunity, in extensions be the So, the we parts And this, that expansions bring it the can accessories the share, adjacent them same we though

Linda Bolton-Weiser

Thank for it me. Okay, great. That’s you.

Operator

Mark of Please Your Street Lake proceed. Capital is from next Markets. question Smith

Mark Smith

guys. Hi

channel is in First you bullet the or backlog, hit that refill you the business just one how that ammo, at Sierra about maybe to in specifically the can large timeframe Barnes and inventory? – talk quantify all the magnitude can to business,

John Walbrecht

that tell is market this today, I you would tell months, this that months, is a going the to at next enough All think don’t if look slowdown I we with will I there my XX for at to is by right. see you are can that hope that, least ‘XX. And to for If reality we longer. get in is we maybe fall that hunt hunt fall not not season And still ammo ceiling or dealing bullets ‘XX.

Mark Smith

throughout you internationally. continue then can have demand, and be as there seen acceleration retail industry, or domestically looking outdoor as And at any is the consumer well Okay. slowing you speak some broadly all to if

John Walbrecht

we all, as season actually level not We anticipate year, and that seen we well see be not the winter slowing the any fall the – at have We shifts, come the chasing multi-door sports. the at this at as #X specialty level surge if accounts. or will winter will we activities

IGD will I out out as accelerate. which – haven’t it continue COVID, now comes momentum we coming positive rationalizes of seen months. And are we seeing actually think XX of for more the Europe, to market,

Mark Smith

how quantify all retail direct-to-consumer me, from you term growing your you And businesses can then then current partners? manage channels? e-commerce managing last your just with profitability growth while the one the Perfect. and just at also retail those and in or longer look the stores, at as relationship you DXC And

John Walbrecht

Yes.

So and obviously, have first easy-to-do good on-time delivery, fulfillment, we with. foremost, always business this. It’s stated

low you your model. because and – you do You fulfillment business DXC can’t prioritize are to difficulty have with not

So, our before it’s DXC. and wholesale market specialty prioritize that important we really our

long grow DXC. while We to want on business grow through with either product consumer we Now where Diamond product at them that Black go than believe opportunities our and I distribution more you be we our also is community-centric have struggle to awareness just themselves continues to buy to syndrome. more that to this still as is wholesale have they create DXC runway product. or just of for continue of will flagship brands. them itself, rather the the because stores BD, the BD the the of part DXC the through Part to time exposure the educated believe to and that with growing a continuing of versus

on strong both as also BD never come we Diamond, the And the an seen in see the Black our a your meta with awareness we brand but really will fronts. heard distribution. both brand. super-fan, think to be for is has that And stores never You they our on or it’s of consumer favorite those issue have whole this. of retail either who both And because world. time have The flagship proved become I expand

Mark Smith

guys. you, Thank Excellent.

Operator

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

John Walbrecht

Thank today. our speaking participating third back results look All again you best. forward conclude when come with the you at we that appreciate time. to everyone. We and We you quarter

Operator

Ladies conclude this today’s and does conference. gentlemen,

for now disconnect. participation. may your You Thank you