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BG Staffing Inc (BGSF) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

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BG Staffing Inc  (NYSEMKT: BGSF)
Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call
March 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Welcome to the BG Staffing Year End Results Conference Call. As a reminder, all participants are in listen-only mode and the conference is being recorded. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. (Operator Instructions)

I would not like to turn the conference over to Terri MacInnis, VP of IR with Bibicoff & MacInnis. Please go ahead.

Terri MacInnis -- Vice President of Investor Relations

Thank you, Ben. It's my pleasure to welcome you to the BG Staffing conference call to discuss Q4 and year end financial and operating results and a progress report on the company's business strategy.

With me today on our call is Beth Garvey, President and CEO; and Dan Hollenbach, Chief Financial Officer. By now you should have seen a copy of this morning's press release announcing BG's Q4 year end financial results, as well as the Form 10-K. If you do not have a copy of the press release or Form 10-K, you can find it in the Investor Relations section on BG's website at bgstaffing.com.

I remind you that this call is being webcast live and recorded. A replay of the event will be available later today on the company's website and will remain available for at least 90 days following the call.

I'd also like to remind you that our discussions today include forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by BG Staffing based on and are made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company's actual results could differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements because of various risks and uncertainties, including those listed in Item 1A of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the company's other filings and reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All risks and uncertainties are beyond the ability of the company to control, and in many cases, the company cannot predict the risks and uncertainties that could cause its actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this call, and BG Staffing assumes no obligation to update these statements publicly even if new information becomes available in the future.

This broadcast is covered by U.S. copyright laws, and any use or rebroadcast of all or any portion of this conference call may only be done with the company's expressed written permission.

During our call, we will discuss some non-GAAP measures, which we use for internal evaluation and to report the results of the business as useful information to management, our Board of Directors and investors about our operating activities and business trends related to our financial condition and results of operations. These non-GAAP measures are intended to supplement GAAP financial information and should not be considered in isolation, as a substitute for or superior to financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. For reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, please see today's earnings release posted on the company's website.

I'll now turn our call over to Dan Hollenbach, BG Staffing's Chief Financial Officer. Dan?

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Terri, and good afternoon to everyone. We appreciate your interest in BG Staffing.

We're enormously pleased with the performance of BG Staffing in 2018 and I'd like to start by again taking a moment to acknowledge all of our team members at each of our BG Staffing business units for their hard work and dedication to our company's continued success and strong gross profit margins. Their contributions are vitally important and we are very proud of the job they continue to do for us.

BG Staffing provides contingent staffing services within three industry segments. Our real estate segment operates in apartments via BG Multifamily and in commercial buildings via BG Talent. Our professional segment includes our finance and accounting and IT groups and we have our light industrial segment.

Today, BG Staffing operates 75 branch offices and 19 onsite locations across 27 states. Our real estate division opened three new offices and split four existing offices in 2018. We currently plan to open five new real estate offices in 2019 and expand in California. Beth will talk more about our initiative in California in her remarks. I'll review our financial results before turning the call over to Beth Garvey, our President and CEO, for her comments on the reporting period just ended, in addition to our company strategy, execution and outlook on current industry conditions.

I'll start by noting that fourth quarter 2018 results are for a 13 week period versus 14 weeks ended December 2017, and the 2018 year end results are for 52 weeks versus 53 weeks in 2017. We've provided a reconciliations of these numbers on a same day bases, in both our earnings release and our annual report on 10-K.

For the quarter, our revenues for Q4 2018 were $72 million, down 4.9% from Q4 2017, with gross profit percentage of 26%, up from 25.4% for the fourth quarter of 2017. Please note that fourth quarter 2018's same day revenue grew 4%, same day gross profit grew 6% and same day EBITDA grew 9%.

Net income for Q4 2018 was $4.9 or $0.47 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $875,000 or $0.10 per diluted share for Q4 2017. Consistent with Q3 2018, customer sentiment remained positive and demand momentum was steady as we move sequentially from Q3 through Q4 and into 2019. A reconciliation of same day calculations is again detailed in our news release and our annual report on form 10-K.

Turning to our year end results, remember, on a 52 week versus 53 week basis. Revenues for 2018 were $286.9 million, an increase of $14.3 million or 5.2%, compared with 2017. For the year, gross profit increased $8.2 million or 12% to $76.6 million. Gross profit percentage increased to 26.7%, compared with 25.1% in the previous year. The company produced robust net income of $17.6 million or $1.79 per diluted share for the year ended 2018, compared with net income of $5.8 million or $0.65 per diluted share in 2017. Please note that 2018 year end same day revenue grew 7%, same day gross profit grew 14% and same day EBITDA grew 12%.

Turning now to our annual segment results, which were reported on a GAAP basis and were impacted by inconsistent revenue days. 2018 real estate revenues, which are all from organic growth increased $15.1 million or 21% to $86.9 million over 2017, as we continue to scale this highest profit margin segment of our business. Real estate gross profit percentage was 27.9% for 2018, up slightly over the same period in 2017.

As a reminder, this segment operates through two divisions: BG Talent in commercial buildings, which was formed in 2018, and BG Multifamily, which operates in apartment communities. Talent contributed $2.7 million of the revenue increase and revenues from Multifamily contributed $12.4 million.

Field talent and the talent division typically have a higher skill set from which we generate higher margin revenue as compared with Multifamily. Our growth plan is for talent to following the footsteps of Multifamily market. We believe the total opportunity for the Talent segment can equal that of Multifamily in terms of revenues and number of offices.

Today, Multifamily operates 45 offices and Talent has six offices. Our professional segments' revenues for the year were $119.3 million, a decrease of $7.3 million or 5.8%, compared with 2017. Workday (ph) gross profit percentage for the segment increased to 26.5% from 24.2% in the prior year. This 2018 result reflect a full year of both Zycron and Smart acquisitions, whereas 2017 included 39 weeks of Zycron and 15 weeks of Smart. The Zycron acquisition contributed an additional $5.8 million and the Smart acquisition contribute an additional $8.4 million increase over 2017.

Consistent with the first three quarters of 2018, our professional segment revenues were negatively affected by a large F&A project. We generated $6 million less revenue and $1 million less gross profit attributable to that lower margin project in 2018 versus 2017.

As we seek to replace that business, we find we are doing so with higher margin accounts. The large relocation project we have discussed on previous calls is in full swing and contributed $1.6 million in revenue for 2018, at a significantly higher gross profit percent.

Light industrial segment year-to-date revenues increased $6.5 million to $80.6 million or 9% versus 2017, outperforming the industry average. Light industrial gross profit percentage was 15%, compared with 14.3% for the prior year-to-date period. We're very pleased to see both sequential and year-over-year improvements in gross margins, and what is normally ours and the industry's lowest margin business, as demand for light industrial staffing continue to accelerate along with the overall economic activity.

Turning now to selling expenses for 2018, which increased approximately $2.9 million or 6.6% over 2017, due primarily to growth in our real estate segment of $2.5 million or 16.4%, of which $1,000 was attributable to new offices. This growth was consistent with revenue growth and office expansion. Our professional segment expenses increased $2.6 million with Zycron increasing $1 million and Smart contributing $2.4 million of the increase, reflecting the full year for both in 2018. Excluding Zycron and Smart our other IT and finance and accounting group selling expenses decreased $782,000. While the light industrial segment increased $367,000 or 6.3%.

Our corporate G&A expenses for Q4 2018 reflect a $1.6 million gain on contingent consideration for earnouts. Under U.S. GAAP accounting rules, we are required to revalue this liability for estimated contingent earnout payments with any reevaluation recorded to the income statement. In effect, the revaluation of the earnout to its quarter end fair value is a reduction in the acquisition purchase price. Excluding the effect of the gain on earnout, our G&A expenses would have been $1.5 million, an amount that is 2% of revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018, which compares with 1.9% for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Our G&A expenses were down 46% for 2018 year-to-date period, primarily due to gain on earnouts of 3.8% -- I'm sorry, $3.8 million. Excluding the effect of the gain on earnouts, 2018 G&A expenses would have been $7 million, an increase of 12.4%, which is 2.4% of revenues versus 2.2% in 2017. The 0.2% increase was due to an increase in share based compensation in 2018.

Our effective income tax rate was 18% for 2018, compared with 59.7% for 2017. Contributing to lower tax rate this year was the deduction attributable to the option buyback held by our chairman Allen Baker, in connection with the company's successful public stock offering that closed in May, increased Workday credits, as well as the Rate Reduction Tax Legislation passed in December of 2017. The 2017 increase was primarily a result of write down of the deferred asset as a result of that tax change.

We currently estimated 23% effective rate for 2019. We continue to generate robust operating cash flows as a result of our strong balance sheet, effective working capital management and solid earnings, allowing us to reduce debt, while at the same time, keep returning capital to our shareholders in the form of a regular quarter dividend. Currently set at $0.30 per share with an approximate yield of 4.5%.

BG Staffing has now paid the quarterly dividend for 17 consecutive quarters. Our current debt to adjusted trailing 12-month EBITDA is 0.74%. Adjusted EBITDA for the year was $27.1 million or 9.4% of revenues in 2018, compared with $24.7 million or 9.1% of revenues in 2017. We believe adjusted EBITDA is a useful performance measure and is used by us to facilitate a comparison of our operating performance on a consistent basis from period-to-period and to provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business.

We also believe that investors, analysts and other interested parties view our ability to generate adjusted EBITDA as an important measure of our operating performance and that of other companies in our industry. Additionaly, the financial covenants in our credit agreement are based on adjusted EBITDA as defined in that agreement. Reconciliations of adjusted EBITDA to net income are available on our latest annual report on Form 10-K and our earnings release, both of which are available on our website.

Before I turn the call over to her, we'd like to congratulate Beth and tell you that Staffing Industry Analysis recently named her one of 2019 North American Staffing 100 and included her in the Global Power 150, Women in Staffing list for 2018, recognizing top influencers in the staffing industry. Congratulations, Beth.

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Thank you, Dan. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. I'm pleased to review 2018 strong operating results in which once again we met our -- met or exceeded our goals in every significant category. Based on our financial strength, overall growth and increasing profitability and cash flow, we are optimistic about 2019. We continue to see strong customer demand, once again, our success was led by solid operational performance by our management team in the field. We are proud to have reported 26% annual consolidated gross profit, our seventh consecutive quarter with consolidated gross profit percentage in excess of 25%.

BG's gross margin percentage has steadily increased from 19.1% as of fiscal year end 2013 to 26.7% for 2018. We believe that not all revenue is created equal and consistently strive to partner with clients, where our services are not classified (ph). While our revenue growth over the past several years has certainly been impressive, we believe our laser focus on the strategic priority of growing returns, as measured by gross profit margin percentage, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin benefits our shareholders with sustained value creation. Value creation grows by increasing margins, which we do to focus operational discipline, organic growth initiatives and selective value creating M&A.

We believe targeted acquisitions allow us to build our service offerings more quickly and at a lower cost than if we built them in-house. Our goal is to seek acquisitions primarily in our professional segment that will expand our footprint into new geographic markets or provide a skill set that helps complete our talent offerings puzzle. We feel this provides an ease of use for our client partners offering a one stop solution in their staffing needs. In addition, it helps us strengthen our cross-sell efforts around the country.

Now, speaking of cross-sell, we began our efforts in the summer of 2018 and we're extremely pleased that it accounted for 2.8% of our Professional division revenue by the end of the year. One good example of a successful cross-sale was our Zycron IT business to Donovan & Watkins for finance and accounting work. We now are that customers exclusive F&A provider and expect to generate $6 million in revenue over the next two to three years from that account. In addition, our Smart Resources F&A division cross-sold IT work to Zycron, which is now one of four providers down from 20 at a customer that historically averaged $20 million in annual spend.

I like to think of us as a serial acquirer. However, in 2018 we did not complete any acquisitions. With over 20,000 staffing firms in the US, the pipeline remains very full and active as we saw approximately a 100 opportunities in 2018. Each week we evaluate the opportunities for accretive businesses that we believe will complement both our existing market exposures and our diversification strategy.

On the operations side of our business, we've made meaningful early progress of our three 2019 initiatives, which are California, technology enhancement and culture. I'll start with California. In Q1, our BG Multifamily real estate division will enter the California market, the largest US apartment market with 2.8 million units. Additionally, our IT division is poised to start providing consultants in California in early April.

Our technology initiative is directed at both talent acquisition and engagement, as well as system upgrades that will enhance the field talent and customer experience. In an effort to achieve this initiative, we brought in a new CIO in January, who has spent over 11 years in the industry focusing on technology and innovation and has already started to move the needle in the right direction.

While these are important tools to help our company grow, we have not lost sight of the fact that we are in the people business. Beyond the technology component, recent candidate surveys tell us that speed, mixed with personal interaction with our team, results in our most engaged talent resource.

And corporate culture is also very important to us, and the best culture comes from focusing on the bottom up, not the top down. That belief is reflected in our new tag line "Your Future. Our Purpose". We want to attract the best in the industry and we believe that a strong culture that supports the work, life balance builds a more engaged workforce. It starts with our team. If they are engaged and appreciated, it has a ripple effect that is felt through our field talent, our customers and our communities we serve.

Now, turning to Staffing industry outlet. Subject to normal seasonal patterns, we remain optimistic about 2019. The present economy and labor markets are positive for staffing overall. Looking beyond 2019, we believe that even in a softened labor market of the future, economic momentum will continue to be positive for staffing. Industry growth indicates more companies are using temporary and contract employees as a regular and usual component of their business planning and operations across various industries. We're prepared to be agile in our movement in a softened market, which may present us with increasingly appealing acquisition targets at an attractive multiple.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that, US temporary labor market penetration rate continues to be strong at 2.06% and rising. And the staffing industry stats (ph) with approximately 7,000 US staffing and recruiting companies are encouraging. I'm proud that we play a role in contributing to the livelihoods of the more than 3 million temporary and contract employees who are working for American Staffing companies during an average week.

At BG Staffing we have a 66,000 paychecks week, resulting in paying close to 30,000 people in 2018. Now only are we in the people business, we're in the purpose business, as it all starts with the job.

We've closed the books on a record 2018 and are very optimistic about doing so again in 2019. We continue to proactively identify areas across all segments in which we can provide additional staffing services and we will continue to invest in these incremental growth activity. We look forward to the anticipated revenues from cross-selling and our entry into California market as a needle moving initiatives in 2019.

With that said, I'll turn the call back over to the operator for questions and answers.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

Thank you. We will now be conducting the question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) The first question comes from Jeff Martin, who is with Roth Capital Partners. Please go ahead, sir.

Jeff Martin -- Roth Capital Partners -- Analyst

Thank you. Hi, Beth. Hi, Dan. How are you?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Hi, Jeff.

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

Good.

Jeff Martin -- Roth Capital Partners -- Analyst

Great. Dan, you touched on the segment performance for the year. I was curious if you and Beth could comment on the segment performance in Q4 and some of the trends that are driving those segments?

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

I think we saw probably continued momentum through Q4, except in our F&A group, because of large project on that relocation, we saw a sequential revenue growth in that group from three into four sequential growth in the end staff, which of course is normal in the fourth quarter. Real estate was down in the fourth quarter, which is consistent with third quarter being their largest. And in IT we had a slight decrease in the fourth quarter. Basically we do some project and whatnot so.

Jeff Martin -- Roth Capital Partners -- Analyst

Okay. And then, Beth, could you elaborate on the strategy to enter the California market. Is it just Multifamily right now? Are you looking at taking the Talent division there over time and what about staffing in general?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Right now, we've got people in the Multifamily division that will probably be billing by the end of March. And then the IT group, they already have orders, they're just waiting for us to be able to say go, which is why in my note I said (inaudible) be billing in April. And we've already got orders pending on both sides for the Professional IT side and for Multifamily.

As far as Talent goes, I think we're just going to try to figure out right now how it works with us going into just the Multifamily, but we anticipate to be able to grow the Talent group in that market as well. We will hold off on Light Industrial and not sure we want to play in that arena right now. I think we need to do the other one first, so we'll hold off on the Light Industrial sector for that.

Jeff Martin -- Roth Capital Partners -- Analyst

Okay. And then, in terms of the tactical strategy there. Are you going in there by opening a couple of offices? And if so, what parts of California are first and over the next couple of years what is that platform looks like in terms of the footprint?

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

We're starting on in San Diego and about a year ago we hired a guy who actually sit on the National Supplier Counsel for the apartment industry and he lives in San Diego. He has kind of been going out and being our cheerleader for the last year about the fact that we are coming. So we have a lot -- since most of our customers in Multifamily have a national presence, they are just waiting for us to give them the green light and we feel like it will be very positive along the way.

We just extended an offer this week to a salesperson, who is going to start next week with her training, so we think that that's going to be positive along those lines. And then we will grow it from that perspective. But right now, the target is to just do San Diego and we will continue to do the hub environment like we have right now. So the California positions will be filled with the help of the Dallas hub, as well as a pretty nice Staffing coordinator out in California with them.

Jeff Martin -- Roth Capital Partners -- Analyst

Okay. And then, in terms of your cross-selling initiative that I think catches people's attention. Do you have a category leader there and how is that structurally going to evolve over time? It sounds like a fairly new initiative mid-year, last year?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

I think for the most part we have -- in January, everybody went on the same applicant tracking system. So everybody has access to everybody else's customer. So, in addition to that, instead of breaking it down to where we go in and we say, here's a meeting for the F&A Group and here's the meeting for the IT group, they are doing sales blitzes between all brands and those brands get together on a call and they do a training on a particular subject. So the subject for the mathematics is something to do with F&A, but the IT people were trying or vis-a-vis and then we go out and do that -- do a sale split on that.

I think what is been very, very helpful is really educating the folks in our offices as to what the other brands do. So, if someone in one office just provides Oracle or SAP and they make a phone call and they say, hey, we don't use Oracle or SAP we use Workday, then the person on the phone doesn't knows exactly that they can say we have a sister company that offers Workday and flip that business to them. Those kind of communications did not happen before. So it's been a big push in making sure that everybody understands what we have available.

Jeff Martin -- Roth Capital Partners -- Analyst

Great. That's very helpful. Thank you.

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

You're welcome.

Operator

The next question comes from Howard Halpern, who is with Taglich Brothers. Please go ahead.

Howard Halpern -- Taglich Brothers -- Analyst

Congratulations, guys. Great year.

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Thank you.

Howard Halpern -- Taglich Brothers -- Analyst

In terms of -- I guess, moving into California, specifically on the Multifamily. Is there going to be an initial bump in expenses. If so, what amount could we expect?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

I don't know that we've identified the amount yet, but there have been additional costs and that's really just been on the compliance side. So we've had to get with attorneys and have attorneys help us with onboarding paperwork and the employment laws of California. Along with that, they have some requirements where you have to actually do a training for every single individual out there, that is -- got a cost associated with that. So we have not put all of those cost together, but there is some initial cost of going into California.

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

And remember, we're talking about one office initially, where the sales person...

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

And it's a regis (ph) office.

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

In a regis office, so not a lot of initial estimate.

Howard Halpern -- Taglich Brothers -- Analyst

Okay. And in terms of the Talent segment, you said you had six offices. How -- I know that probably not all mature yet, but how are they progressing and how many of those -- how many new offices will be added to that division, if any, this year?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Right now, we do not have any new offices budgeted for them for 2019. What we're finding with that group is, the sell process is a bit slower, but the gross profit and they pay and bill rights are a lot higher. So we're getting that in the 40% on the gross margin with that division. So we're trying to let them get there -- get established in the markets that we're in right now without stressing them out for growth and letting them kind of get that under their belts.

Now, that doesn't mean that -- have a customer that wants them to go somewhere that we would open -- we would not open a new office, but right now we do not have any thing budgeted for them this year.

Howard Halpern -- Taglich Brothers -- Analyst

Okay. And just one last one on -- all the good cash that flows through the business, how much debt you estimate you might be able to repay in the coming year?

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

We -- sorry, I don't have that in front of me. I think I estimated that based on our current forecast, we will be out of debt by mid-2021.

Howard Halpern -- Taglich Brothers -- Analyst

Okay.

Absent acquisitions or anything like that.

Acquisitions, correct. Okay. Keep up the good work, guys.

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Thank you so much.

Operator

The next question comes from Greg Hillman, who is a Private Investor. Please go ahead, Greg.

Greg Hillman -- Private Investor -- Analyst

Yeah. Good afternoon. I wanted to ask few question. First of all, for real estate, is there like a career path a person can have in your organization within real estate to start at a lower level and work his way up or her way up?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Absolutely, they do really good job of bringing (inaudible) certain levels and moving them up the ladder.

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

In fact, we just promoted -- how many peeple?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

We've promoted six people.

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

Six people up to, what we call (inaudible) .

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

An assistant hub manager. So we had hub managers and then we have assistant hub managers. So we took some of the people that were actually working schedules and put them in a training mode, so that they could help get people trained in places and move them through.

Greg Hillman -- Private Investor -- Analyst

And when you say hub, that's just an office, that's a regional office, right?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

That's where we do all the recruiting. So that is like the Dallas office, the Tampa office, the Charlotte office. So that's where all the recruiting takes place.

Greg Hillman -- Private Investor -- Analyst

Okay. That's good. And also, in terms of hiring from within versus without for new either hub managers or office managers, can you talk about that or do you try to hire from within or you've been able to just hire from within as you grow or do you have to go to the outside?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

That's two fold. So when we go into a new market we go to the association and ask them to tell us who the rock star is in the association. So it maybe somebody who's got all the context within the properties but sells carpets. So they will tell us who the rock stars are and then we recruit them out of that sector, because they've got all the connections.

As far as going in and having a staffing coordinator in place, that will be a ground level person. So that person is the person that we would develop and move them up through the ranks. Now staffing a salesperson can eventually be a regional sales person. So we kind of blossom that, but the initial person in a market, we go to the outside on. Otherwise we try to promote from within.

Greg Hillman -- Private Investor -- Analyst

Okay, great. And then -- and finally, can you talk about just the time to fill in for the IT staffing, whether you measure that and whether that's improving. Can you give me like some kind of metrix on that? The direction they're going in?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

We doesn't have those metrics right now. Like I said, we just put everybody on the same platform in January. So we are building out all of those dashboards and KPI's right now.

Greg Hillman -- Private Investor -- Analyst

Okay. And when will that be operational, when we will have those metrics?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

I anticipate to have them in sometime in the next quarter.

Greg Hillman -- Private Investor -- Analyst

Okay. That'll be the quarter ended June?

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Yes. There are no problem.

Greg Hillman -- Private Investor -- Analyst

Okay.

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

My disclaimer -- I've got disclaimer here. I know they're making a lot of progress on it.

Greg Hillman -- Private Investor -- Analyst

Okay. Thanks very much.

Operator

This concludes time allocated for questions on today's call. I'd now like to turn the conference back over to Beth Garvey for any closing remarks.

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Thank you, Ben. And thanks to all of you joining our call today. I look forward to reporting our progress for you, as we drive forward our three year goal of generating $500 million in revenue with 10% plus adjusted EBITDA. Have a great afternoon. Talk to you all next quarter.

Operator

This concludes today's conference call. You may disconnect your lines. Thanks for participating and have a pleasant day.

Duration: 36 minutes

Call participants:

Terri MacInnis -- Vice President of Investor Relations

Dan Hollenbach -- Chief Financial Officer

Beth Garvey -- Chief Executive Officer and President

Jeff Martin -- Roth Capital Partners -- Analyst

Howard Halpern -- Taglich Brothers -- Analyst

Greg Hillman -- Private Investor -- Analyst

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