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Azenta (AZTA)

Participants
Sara Silverman Director, Investor Relations
Steve Schwartz President & Chief Executive Officer
Lindon Robertson Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Vijay Kumar Evercore ISI
Paul Knight KeyBanc
Jacob Johnson Stephens
Joseph Conway Needham
Yuan Zhi B. Riley Securities
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Operator

Greetings, and welcome to the Azenta Q2 2022 Financial Results.

During the presentation, all participants will be in listen-only mode. Afterwards, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded, Monday, May 9th, 2022. I will now turn the conference over to Sara Silverman, Director of Investor Relations. ahead. go Please

Sara Silverman

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Steve Schwartz

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Lindon Robertson

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Vijay Kumar

taking congratulations guidance print. and for Thanks on guys. the Maybe Hey, fiscal question here. XQ the my on one

walk like year-on-year. So at us there underlying It revenues. represents is COVID it is XX% Thank -- through into remind have the you. some you And looks perhaps the -- million like there other revenue ex being XQ supply revenues, in, lesser about disruptions China moving right? we baked few a of the are impact $XXX in growth -- the that's that growth midpoint, what us, guidance. baked chain are any Can fiscal a XX% parts, is in looks there

Steve Schwartz

your Vijay, question. a for Hey lot thanks

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Vijay Kumar

Lindon. Sorry,

FX is summarize it to that, and impact, kind a as the in low long-term? a But that you how about guys got guidance growth. given XX%, is the a year-on-year underlying -- on guess, at Just midpoint, growth, single-digit XX% worse, reported of north it's so I COVID roughly thinking about with headwind were that's China, is year-on-year the consistent the incrementally the which of

Lindon Robertson

right. that's Yeah, exactly

year-over-year. slightly a all that's to sorry, cut So the XX% year-over-year looking just at on comparison, -- the through we're midpoint arithmetic above

Vijay Kumar

one Steve ahead. go maybe, Then sorry, helpful. -- extremely That's

Lindon Robertson

to services the given, products XX% Vijay, of that that the at I'll on it's add both and guidance yeah. little that, midpoint we've a above

Vijay Kumar

Steve, about? helpful. on pipeline in landscape. cash your what a the talk market assets just should comments about couldn't is picture help that of upside. maybe as And to the the thinking but big be it of about sheet, you. the scouring close the model? about balance we like to kind source question means observe for maybe considered and That's environments I talk And But one what deals Clearly, be What these, here? And would ability the complementary

Steve Schwartz

Sure.

Vijay. thanks, So

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Vijay Kumar

mind, helpful you And for I could That's big and right squeeze quick therapy cell how Azenta gene don't in, if perspective, is now? if one Steve.

Steve Schwartz

So on about We're million the number haven't a we hovering were basis, current Right around a Vijay, XX% quarterly out year-over-year the a put $XX $XX growth quarter. on specific did but million. we talk there, in mark. now, we below again,

So it's a fast grower.

imagine that's we are. about where can you So

-- fastest about and the and remain almost the the market certainly, growth there of bullish will ability have, capture we opportunity segment consistently plus to in market So element the contributions so we of space. the really our do, that what our itself fastest-growing

Vijay Kumar

Understood. Thanks guys.

Operator

And next Instructions] question [Operator is is your KeyBanc. line from Knight Paul Our open. with

Paul Knight

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Steve Schwartz

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Paul Knight

what the be of Q, date filing the then, would now? that And

Steve Schwartz

Sorry, again?

Paul Knight

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Steve Schwartz

Yeah.

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Paul Knight

correct? Okay. is Got on balance And it. already sheet, the cash

Steve Schwartz

absolutely right. That's Yeah.

Paul Knight

thoughts completely your long-term And what away? would on are COVID go then,

Lindon Robertson

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Steve Schwartz

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to lot companies. little a different have a that us in bit gives operation China part to But compared structure of different confidence. because do again, something going that we're a from a with we deal So way other some

Paul Knight

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Steve Schwartz

Yeah.

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Paul Knight

is your What's XXXX, sorry, – I'm on your XXXX. My Yeah. question EBITDA FY Lindon? guidance XXXX goal

Lindon Robertson

Yeah.

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Paul Knight

Okay. Thanks. it. Got

Operator

Please Our Instructions] next Stephens. is question [Operator ahead. Jacob from Johnson with go

Jacob Johnson

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Steve Schwartz

sequential compare. our What do guidance million of projected growth. off in guidance drop So significant have QX And off coming pretty you on little about drop year-over-year year-over-year million Jacob, is To $XX summarize we a on in basis had our in on up. the QX, a have the we we a it a guidance, $X for a periods, a north in if described we supports earlier. about remove year XX% and both

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Steve Schwartz

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Jacob Johnson

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Lindon Robertson

Yeah.

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Jacob Johnson

there. for taking it leave I'll Great. questions. Thanks the

Operator

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Joseph Conway

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Steve Schwartz

in like many we've disclosing on engaging about it orders that's add one there is narrowed supporting pretty systems were years stopped entered quantities orders just our from backlog talking in customers repeat past. the What have strong Yeah. Joseph, backlog. And I the business, robust We've a couple But do then I you. backlog of would but that absolutely because on more large And a store and an level we for seen -- been some at but cryo characterizations larger on the store seen systems. the systems. we and uptakes saw on and year as we down stores, large SRS, this some one I aren't the we we've you systems the appreciate to customers we've understand also so pipeline our different we ago, the there's on that backlog. question, we res significant of had the through fully taken that in in in those not materialized enterprise color

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Joseph Conway

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Steve Schwartz

Yes.

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Joseph Conway

Okay, for great. taking Thanks our questions.

Steve Schwartz

Joseph. Thanks

Operator

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Yuan Zhi

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Lindon Robertson

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Steve Schwartz

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Yuan Zhi

for you color. the Got it. Thank additional

Operator

further I'll call have questions. Robertson back Lindon closing no We to for turn the remarks.

Lindon Robertson

enthusiastic and about with much difficult highlight for Thank of With more that in want We're analysts at doing. these you, -- been couldn't we're and teams team said, to how you. able thank that to the tip energized be hat our the in they've everyone, environments business, to in what by in very we help questions our momentum world have the just right. All to I'll to our we add interest color. And our the responsiveness around executed. especially, China particularly have you, the tuning the us

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to and with again look for in. tuning again we talking We So, forward you appreciate that thank quarter. said, next it, to you

Operator

you conclude that may call thank disconnect. participating, and today. now We for does And for our everyone