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Q4 2023 LivePerson Inc Earnings Call

Participants

John Sabino; CEO & Director; LivePerson, Inc.

John Deneen Collins; COO, CFO, Principal Executive Officer & Principal Financial Officer; LivePerson, Inc.

Jon Perachio

Christopher Shane Madison; Research Analyst; William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division

Daniel Wang; Senior Associate; Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Research Division

Jeffrey Van Rhee; Partner of Institutional Research & Senior Research Analyst; Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, Research Division

Zachary Cummins; Equity Research Analyst; B. Riley Securities, Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to LivePerson's Fourth Quarter 2023 Earnings Conference Call. My name is Dana, and I will be your conference operator today. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.
I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Jon Perachio, Senior Director, Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Jon Perachio

Thank you, Dana. Joining me on today's call is John Sabino, CEO; and John Collins, CFO and COO.
Please note that in today's call, we'll make forward-looking statements, which are predictions, projections and other statements about future results. These statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions as of today, February 28, 2024, and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially due to various factors, including those described in today's earnings press release and in the comments made during this conference call, as well as in 10-Ks, 10-Qs and other reports we file with the SEC. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
Also, during this call, we'll discuss certain non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is included in today's earnings press release. Both the press release and the supplemental slides, which include highlights for the quarter, are available on the Investor Relations section of LivePerson's website.
With that, I will turn the call over to John.

John Sabino

Thank you all for joining us today. I am excited to lead LivePerson as its new CEO. The past 20 years of my career has been focused on leading organizations through challenging transformations and unlocking growth through operational excellence, product alignment and focused go-to-market execution. My experience in scaling software adoption for customers and, in turn, driving significant double-digit improvements in renewals, product consumption, expansion and new logo acquisition is directly aligned to my priorities for LivePerson in the short term and the long term. We are refocusing our go-to-market strategies, product development and strategic partnerships to unlock a new phase of growth.
In the 50 days since joining LivePerson, my focus has been on assessing how our company operates and engages with customers and aligns its product development efforts to meet the needs of the market. As part of this process, I've had many conversations with the management team, Board members, employees, investors and with dozens of customers. What I've discovered from all of these interactions validates my hypothesis for joining the company.
We have a tremendous opportunity with the products we provide, the customers we serve and the market we compete in. This is because we have three fundamental strengths: number one, we have a product that provides real value to our customers and opens the door for an AI-driven future that is still unfolding; number two, we have an impressive list of Fortune 500 customers that value our strategic partnership and are willing to provide excellent thoughtful input on how we can continue to best support their needs; and number three, our employees are passionate about our core enterprise offering and excited to deliver the vision to fully unlock enterprise digital conversations at scale.
But to capitalize on these strengths and unlock our full potential value, LivePerson needs to set clear priorities and execute a rigorous transformation strategy to improve our financial performance, reinvigorate our go-to-market capabilities and achieve operational excellence. All of this will take investment in our product, people and customers, so we can return to profitable growth. It is this transformation plan that I will share with you today before I transition the call to our CFO and COO, John Collins to discuss our financial results.
LivePerson's strategy is to act as a bridge for companies looking to manage their customer conversations digitally while orchestrating new and existing conversation channels to the most optimal customer experience. This is a multibillion-dollar market opportunity that LivePerson is currently exposed to and can win with the right operational and commercial rigor. Furthermore, this strategy will allow us to assist companies preparing for an AI-driven future by orchestrating various customer conversations across their enterprise without being locked into one vendor or platform.
In becoming the bridge to the future of digital conversations, LivePerson will continue to be an integral part of our customers' digital transformation strategy well into the future. To execute on this strategy and capture the opportunity within our reach, we'll focus on three key areas: the first is strengthening our capital structure; the second is focusing our go-to-market operations, which include renewals, pricing and packaging and partnerships; and third is leaning in on our advantage with strong product integration and orchestration capabilities for improved time-to-value and increase customer flexibility to avoid vendor lock-in.
First, let me address our capital structure. We are currently reviewing our capital structure with an eye towards refinancing our convertible notes due in 2026. We want to ensure our customers have confidence in us as a long-term partner. As such, strengthening our capital structure is a key priority for me in order to successfully implement our strategic initiatives to unlock the value of LivePerson for our investors, customers, partners and stakeholders.
Second, as it relates to our go-to-market operations, there have been headwinds in the company's expansion and retention efforts that have slowed our ability to attract new customers to our products. I have significant experience in this area, and I'm already seeing opportunities to improve.
First, improving go-to-market starts with addressing the renewal motion. The guidance given today is significantly driven by renewals issues that have root causes and events that occurred 9 to 12 months ago. There was a lack of focus on our core business that led to changes in leadership and brought us to the situation we are in today. That being said, we are now in a better position to make key changes to improve results going forward.
I believe in a strong customer success organization that allows the sales team to focus on hunting new business. Customer success should be like an engine that runs reliably to support the renewal base while ensuring each customer receives the utmost value from our product. This is an area that I had extensive experience in as a former Chief Customer Officer. I have a track record of bringing several organizations with low renewal rates to industry-best above 90% GRR. The improvements needed are not capital-intensive. And with the appropriate rigor and focus, it can be achieved over the next few quarters.
Second, there is an opportunity to improve our pricing and packaging strategy to make it simpler for brands to do business with us and to standardize our offerings to unlock our differentiated value proposition across our product. I know our clients will respond positively to extracting more value from their spend with us, and this will reinforce LivePerson's position as a strategic partner.
Third, we need to drive partnerships with greater velocity. While I believe that the digital management of all customer conversations will lead to better customer outcomes and experiences, voice engagements will remain an integral part of the foreseeable future. Accelerating and deepening partnerships with voice providers will enable us to deliver the full impact of our orchestration, automation and analytics capabilities across voice and digital channels, enhancing customer value with a 360 view of conversational data and improved customer experience. Integrating with one or more strong voice partners, many of whom have reached out to us directly seeing LivePerson as a potential value partner, will greatly enhance the multichannel customer experience.
Lastly, in order to help execute these commercial transformations, we'll need to bring in new talent with an experience in managing these turnarounds at scale. We recently hired our first Chief Customer Officer, Kevin Meeks, who will focus on our existing customers to ensure they not only get value from our software but they renew and expand with LivePerson. I am confident that under his direction, we will improve our NRR and create greater strategic value. Kevin has already hit the ground running to implement operational changes that are proven successful in delivering double-digit improvements in renewal rates in other companies. We've also hired a skilled VP of Sales Operations, [Eric Johnson], who has made a career of implementing data, systems and operations to ensure commercial excellence and optimal go-to-market execution. [Eric] brings with him over 30 years of experience in the space and will ensure we create the capabilities that can scale and create profitable growth for the company.
So this brings me to our third and final area of focus, we need to lean in our differentiated product strengths and our ability to integrate and orchestrate across our customers' current architecture and extend our current advantage in this space. One of LivePerson's greatest strengths is our ability to integrate a variety of systems and orchestrate customer conversations across many different third-party channels. Our Tango capability has been orchestrating conversations among bots and agents, agents and customers and customers and bots for years. Customers love this capability. But given that we primarily serve large enterprise brands, we need to offer these features within a well-integrated product.
Today, we connect to a range of third-party data, services and AI to power the orchestration of our customer care conversations across channels, but the underlying integrations often require customization, which extend the time-to-value and delay ROI. To mitigate these constraints, we are prioritizing the following product initiatives in 2024.
First, in order to bridge the divide between traditional synchronous call centers and fully digitized and automated customer care experiences, I personally put a renewed focus on integration into the voice channel where most of our customer conversations track today. By unlocking the data in the voice channel, customers are able to identify the intense ripeness for digitization and automation. We do this today for many brands, but growing the breadth and depth of these integrations through partnerships will empower more brands to leverage their voice conversational data to accelerate their digital transformation. This is an area where we intend to expand strategic partnerships alongside our product development. We will announce such partnerships in the coming months.
Second, customers want to extract value with the technology they have in use today, and we have experience and capabilities to help them. Many customers use our products with conversational orchestration across multiple channels, in 6 to 8 different automation technologies, including Amazon Lex, Google Dialogflow, IBM Watson and others, underpinned by our orchestration layer. We will bring more CDP, CRM and third-party consumer data into our product to dynamically personalize conversations in real time based on user profiles and behaviors. This will allow us to orchestrate with greater precision and purpose and help customers extract greater efficiencies from their operations. Furthermore, this will generate more ROI from the technologies clients currently own and which they've already invested in.
Third, while LivePerson can accommodate almost any channel, Web and in-app remain the most widely adopted and where the greatest volume of conversation takes place. As such, we will improve the messaging experience within these channels and increase usage and stickiness.
Lastly, customers often use multiple AI vendors and LLMs. We want to orchestrate all bots within our product. As such, we're enhancing third-party bot connectors to incentivize the "bring your own LLM" strategies, which will further accelerate the return on AI investments.
Speaking from my experience in leading customer care and experience organizations, customers do not want to be locked into a single product platform or vendor. They want to extract more value from the technology they have already invested in without going through the costly and risky strategy of a rip-and-replace.
At LivePerson, our strategy is to be the integral partner who seeks to lower our customers' TCO for all conversational technologies, leaving open possibilities of further improvements through generative AI in the future. We are the preferred strategic partner to execute this strategy because we have enterprise capabilities to manage customer conversations at scale, and we are product-neutral. By improving our product integration and orchestration, it allows enterprise customers to use the best-in-breed technology seamlessly on our product and always have the freedom to evolve in the changing digital conversation space without risky vendor lock-in.
In summary, I am confident that the transformation plan I have laid out will lead to a future of profitable growth for LivePerson. The challenges we face today are solvable and a much lower cost to solve than product issues, which are more difficult to unravel or require significant capital expenditure to improve. Throughout my career, I have stepped into organizations in similar situations. Circumstances demand we execute with a sense of urgency and accuracy, and that is exactly what we're doing.
With that in mind, as you can see from the guidance we issued, we have taken a hard reset. We believe this is a prudent decision given the significant transformation we are undertaking, and we look forward to sharing our progress quarter after quarter with all of you.
Now before passing the call off to John Collins, I would like to thank John for all he did as interim CEO and CFO leading the company. He has focused the company on our core digital messaging and voice to messaging business. He's continued to rightsize the cost structure while providing strong leadership at a time of significant transition.
Lastly, and most importantly, I would like to thank the entire LivePerson team for their dedication and commitment during this time of change and for their passion for the next chapter of LivePerson's success.
And with that, let me hand the call over to John. John?

John Deneen Collins

Thanks, John. I'm excited to partner with John on the path ahead, and I share the Board's confidence that his leadership and go-to-market expertise are a powerful complement to LivePerson's leading digital products and Fortune 500 customer base.
The rapid growth in our market, coupled with repeated validation of our product by our customers, investors and by third-party research, makes it clear that LivePerson has a compelling growth opportunity following the rebuild of its sales and customer success motion.
Before I share an update on the quarter, I'd like to emphasize a few broader themes for 2024.
First, as we have discussed in our guidance in place, we are at the beginning of a multi-quarter rebuild. While we are already observing a positive operational impact from recent changes to our go-to-market motion, considering the length of our sales and renewal cycles, it will take time for these changes to translate into significant improvements to key financial metrics. As John mentioned, and I'll discuss further in the context of guidance, the past lack of focus in multiple strategic pivots caused disruptions to our sales and rental cycles, which is reflected in our guidance for the first quarter and the full year 2024.
Second, deleveraging our capital structure represents a strategic imperative for the company. Our leverage ratios have become a friction in our go-to-market motion, and we need to ensure our customers have confidence in LivePerson as a long-term strategic partner in their transformations. To this end, we plan to settle the $73 million balance of the 2024 notes maturing later this week using cash from the balance sheet, and we expect to share more on our plan for the 2026 notes soon.
The third and final thing I'd like to emphasize before moving forward with the quarterly updates relates to transparency in the business. Considering the divestiture and wind-down of noncore business lines over the last year and the multi-quarter rebuild we have just embarked on, we recognize the need for additional specificity on key performance indicators and revenue segmentation to better measure our progress. As I'll elaborate on shortly, we are now providing a value for net revenue retention and for B2B Core recurring revenue. Regarding WildHealth, we are actively marketing a sale of the business, which is the only noteworthy noncore asset remaining, and we are now providing the revenue contribution from that business.
With that, I'll proceed with the quarterly update. We signed a total of 62 deals in the fourth quarter, 46 expansions and renewals, including 3 7-figure deals and 16 new logos. Total bookings were the highest since the third quarter of 2022, up 33% year-over-year and 27% sequentially.
Continued momentum within the financial services vertical was the primary driver of the fourth quarter's strong results. We signed renewals with one of the world's largest banks, a large U.K. financial services provider, a growing U.S. credit card issuer, a major U.S. credit union and a large Australian retail bank. All 5 deals included material expansions, 2 in the 7 figures and 1 in the 8 figures in terms of ACV.
In addition, we acquired a new logo in a leading personal loan provider through our partner network, which will equip over 2,000 contact center agents with an integrated voice experience through Tenfold, a business we acquired in 2021. Other selected deals included a new logo win through a partner with a major telecom services provider in Southeast Asia, a renewal with a leading U.K. connectivity provider and a new logo with a globally recognized designer.
These deals also underscore the momentum we continue to build with our SI partner network. Three of our top 5 new logo deals in the quarter were driven by partners, and we moved 3 partners from on-demand usage arrangements to fully committed contracts with our voice-based analytics product, which was integrated into LivePerson's core product following an acquisition in 2021.
In addition to expanding our reach and efficiency through our SI partners, we are also actively building deeper technology integrations with voice providers. Considering cross-channel orchestration and analytics are among LivePerson's greatest strengths, it is clear that these integrations will enable our customers to seamlessly shift voice conversations to the most appropriate digital channels, accelerating time-to-value and obviating the need for costly, high-risk re-platforming strategies.
As for our fourth quarter financial results, total revenue was $95.5 million, above the midpoint of our guidance. Note that WildHealth contributed $3.4 million to total revenue in the fourth quarter, inclusive of approximately $2 million received through Medicare reimbursement, which was consistent with the expectation we set last quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $3.7 million, slightly above the midpoint of our guidance.
In terms of our reporting segments, within total revenue for the fourth quarter, Hosted Services was $78.6 million, down 7% year-over-year. Within Hosted, B2B Core recurring revenue was $83 million, up 2% year-over-year, driven by customer expansions. Professional Services revenue was $16.8 million, down 41% year-over-year, driven by the completion of the engagement with the Claire JV in the first quarter. Excluding revenue from the Claire JV, professional services revenue improved 8% year-over-year, again, driven by customer expansions.
From a geographic perspective, U.S. revenue was $68.3 million and international $27.2 million or 72% and 28% of total revenue, respectively.
For the fourth quarter, ARPC was $610,000, up 12%, driven in part by expansions with our largest customers.
Net revenue retention was 95% in the fourth quarter compared to 98% in the third quarter and two consecutive quarters of sequential improvement. Considering NRR is a new disclosure, we have provided values for the last 5 quarters in the supplemental materials on our Investor Relations website.
Finally, RPO was $317 million in the fourth quarter, which was a slight sequential improvement over the third.
In terms of guidance for the first quarter, we expect revenue to be in the range of $79 million to $83 million. Note that this is a sequential decline of approximately $15 million at the midpoint from the fourth quarter which, as discussed, is primarily driven by customer cancellations.
While we previously expected to repeat the relative success of the fourth quarter, after further evaluation and discussions with canceling customers, it has become clear that the lack of a robust customer success motion has increasingly turned down-sells into cancellations. Note that down-sells due to pandemic normalization and the onetime Medicare reimbursement of approximately $2 million also contributed to the sequential revenue decline.
B2B Core recurring revenue is expected to be approximately 92% of total revenue in the first quarter, and adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter is expected to be in the range of negative $2 million to positive $2 million. And again, the sequential decline here from the fourth quarter is attributable to the same factors driving the decline in revenue.
For the full year, we expect revenue to be in the range of $300 million to $315 million. This range is heavily impacted by the concentration of cancellations in the first quarter, which have full year revenue impact.
Considering the focus and substantial resources we are committing to our customer success motion, now and moving forward, we expect to reduce the impact of cancellations and down-sells in subsequent quarters.
As for B2B Core recurring revenue, consistent with the first quarter, we expect it to be approximately 92% of total revenue for the full year. We expect full year adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $15 million to $26 million, and we expect the B2B business to be free cash flow positive for the full year.
And with that, I'll turn the call back to John for his final comments before we proceed with Q&A. John?

John Sabino

Thanks, John. While there are areas of our business we need to address to improve the renewal challenges we are looking at in the first quarter, we are taking action. We're improving the capital structure, strengthening our team, implementing new operational strategies and refreshing go-to-market and product integration and orchestration.
Looking forward, I want to thank the LivePerson team for their commitment to this journey. What we are striving to accomplish is achievable. And with a focus on executing the plan we laid out today, LivePerson can begin on a path to profitable growth.
With that, let's open the line for Q&A. Operator?

Question and Answer Session

Operator

(Operator Instructions) The first question we have comes from Jeff Van Rhee from Craig-Hallum Capital Group.

Jeffrey Van Rhee

Two quick ones and then one a little more in depth. I missed the bookings growth commentary. John, could you just repeat that?

John Deneen Collins

Jeff, sure thing. So with regard to total bookings in the fourth quarter, we were up 33% year-over-year, 27% sequentially, and it was the highest bookings quarter since the third quarter of 2022. That was the comment in the prepared remarks.

Jeffrey Van Rhee

Got it. And then I guess you gave the revenue on WildHealth. Can you share the EBITDA contribution?

John Deneen Collins

It's a negative value. And again, we are actively marketing the sale of that business and expect to have more to share in that sense very soon.

Jeffrey Van Rhee

Okay. I'll come back to that later. Okay, so to the big issue, obviously, not every day you see a recurring model miss by 25%. This issue that you're talking about, I mean, you got to expand on this. What did you not know that you suddenly found out about customer satisfaction or usage of the product that was that dramatic and that sudden? I mean, with a recurring model, obviously, you can see the usage of your platform. Yes, help me understand the suddenness and the magnitude is something rarely seen here.

John Sabino

John Collins, do you want to start with just from November to now? And then I'll jump in with what I'm seeing since joining for Jeff.

John Deneen Collins

Sure. So Jeff, when we last spoke, we were in the midst of successfully executing the strategy in the fourth quarter, which closed better than we had actually expected. And given those data points, we expected to carry that momentum forward to the first quarter. The first quarter has been very fluid. We're observing customers providing significantly shorter notice of intent to cancel than we've observed historically. And as we discussed in the prepared remarks, we're seeing previously expected down-sell risk manifest as cancellations. And the full year guide clearly reflects the renewal dynamics we're observing now in the first quarter. And obviously, with the investments we're making in customer success, we expect to mitigate that risk going forward, but the guide does reflect what we're seeing in the first quarter.
And I think to elaborate a bit, it's become clear to us that from further discussions with customers, the absence of a robust customer success motion is a primary reason for the lack of meaningful lead time to address cancellation risk and the perceived lack of value by certain customers. And so even in some cases, we're observing customers cite a lack of specific capabilities that our product actually has today, including certain integrations and multichannel support. And again, from our perspective, this underscores the importance of a robust success function and our confidence that the investments we're making here will lead to a meaningful turnaround.

John Sabino

Most renewal cycles that you'll see start 9 to 12 months out. And that's precisely when there were some challenges within the company, some corporate instability, the financial profile. So when these decisions were being analyzed by our customers, it's a ways out. And this is where a CS function that is engaging with your customers, moving the customer through a prescriptive value path on what they should be doing with your product and helping them grow and expand, really needs to be taking place. And that's one of the things that I've identified since coming to the company that we really have to strengthen that motion.
So if we look at what we're doing now in the reset, this is to ensure that we can be strong in this area going forward. So it really does have to do with that renewal cycle and some of the buying that was done during the pandemic. With us remaining as, in some cases, a point solution rather than a true platform, digital conversation solution, really does point back to these challenges we have around the customer success motion in the company, and I'm confident we can turn that around and we're already starting on it.

Operator

The next question we have comes from Siti Panigrahi of Mizuho.

Daniel Wang

It's actually Dan on for Siti. I think, John, you hinted at it in the last answer, but maybe can you just elaborate on what exactly drove the renewal challenges over the past year or so? I guess what specifically was hindering your success with the renewals in the past? And what are some of the steps you're taking to address those issues?

John Sabino

John, do you want me to take a quick jump at that and then you can talk to the history? So I've been talking with a number of customers, many that are staying with us and some that have actually left. And what I'm seeing is that the cancellations that we see really had to do with LivePerson and the way that we were supporting and engaging with our customers. In many cases, we were just providing core messaging support when, in fact, the platform can do a lot more than that. And that's where our customers are looking for more.
In the cases where we just are a point solution, there's an opportunity for a voice provider and others that are extending into the digital space to provide a good is good enough capability in the digital space. And so where this customer success motion is critical and what we need to work on going forward here is establishing truly the integration and orchestration-enabling conversations across the entire enterprise which is what customers who are moving into a digital transformation are looking for. And those are the ones that are staying with us and expanding. And so we have to bring that to more of our customers than just an isolated view here and there. It has to be a much more structured way to engage with them.
John Collins, if you want to add anything on the history, what you saw prior to me joining, I'm happy to have that commentary.

John Deneen Collins

No, I think your answer captures most of the history. As you said, the motions that we're seeing manifest in cancellations today began 9 to 12 months ago.

John Sabino

Yes. Thank you for the question, Dan.

Operator

(Operator Instructions) The next question we have comes from Zach Cummins of B. Riley Securities.

Zachary Cummins

Welcome aboard, John. My question is really geared towards potential changes towards your pricing and packaging for some of your solutions. Can you talk about maybe some of the issues you saw with the old go-to-market motion and maybe what are some easier kind of blocking-and-tackling things that can be done to improve that here over the next couple of quarters?

John Sabino

Yes. I'm glad you asked the question because I do want to elaborate on this. This is one of the things that I observed as soon as I stepped into the company, both in talking with our customers, looking at third-party information that we have from investors and consultants. And I do believe that, historically, LivePerson made it a little bit difficult to do business with us. We either sold or engaged with our customers more on a selling a functionality or capability than truly providing a full solution sell that enables a digital transformation.
So going forward, our intent is to package our capabilities and our pricing and packaging around enabling customers to use the full suite of products and capabilities that we have today. This is what we know customers want. This is what we know retains customers and helps them expand. And what I've observed in my 50 days from some of our larger customers and the ones that are having a great experience with LivePerson is that, that is how they're using the product. So our pricing and packaging needs to make it easier to get that off the ground from the very beginning.
Lastly, I'll point back at the CS motion. Once you've sold to a customer in that way, it's imperative that you walk them through that value path of how to leverage the whole platform. And so we're going to engage in on both fronts: pricing and packaging to make it easier to buy the full suite and get the most value out of it and a CS team that acts in a much more consultative way, leading a customer through a digital transformation for their conversations than just looking at product feature and functionality. Both of those things together really should help us out in the marketplace.

Zachary Cummins

Understood. That's helpful. And my one follow-up question is really just around the cost structure. Can you talk about where you sit right now in terms of head count? And any potential changes that you need to make to execute upon on this multi-quarter transformation for the business?

John Deneen Collins

Yes, I'll start with that one. Zach, as you know, we've gone through more than a year of more or less continuous restructuring. We've taken additional costs out of the business in the first quarter. And I think we have a reasonable cost structure given the guide that we have today. And we're obviously very conscious of the capital structure and the need to produce cash. And we'll be continuously reevaluating our performance on top line and what that might imply for the cost structure. But at this moment in time, we feel that we have a reasonable balance and we have our sort of heads down to execute on the go-to-market side of the equation, as described on this call.

Operator

The last question we have comes from Arjun Bhatia of William Blair.

Christopher Shane Madison

This is Chris on for Arjun. One of the first things I want to touch on, looking at the transformation plan, there's a lot of pretty significant operational strategic changes. There's been a number of changes at the senior management level over the past couple of quarters. Kind of wanted to get an understanding for what your approach is to help get everyone within the organization realigned around some of these new priorities. And surely, you executed on this plan successfully.

John Sabino

Yes. So what I've laid out today really is in line with what I have seen in the past. And this really is around operational go-to-market, which is what is being impacted today. So I'm confident that the transformation plan that we've laid out today for everybody will return us back to growth. And these problems are very solvable. Again, they are all about our go-to-market. And we already started bringing in leaders that we know can help us in scaling on that side. And the leadership team we have today really is aligned on where we need to go. And we, since the 50 days of joining the company, came together to actually put together the strategy to execute with details behind the plan that I've laid out here.
Additionally, as with all transformations, it's about your communication strategy, setting your targets and your metrics and your systems and data to align to that, and that's the operational improvements that I've already mentioned in my prepared remarks that we're moving against. So we are executing a classic transformation strategy that really has to do with setting where we're going, clearly communicating it to the customer, bringing in leaders, two of which I've already spoken to, to help augment the current team that we have today through that transformation and making sure that we have a robust set of capabilities on reporting, process and operations to ensure that we're moving forward on these transformations.
And that's where I'd really like to highlight why I came to this company. These things that need to be improved are the things I've seen in past companies. And over the course of quarters, we were able to make substantial improvements with them that had dramatic improvements to ARR, consumption and value with the customer and ultimately new logo growth and growth for the company overall.

John Deneen Collins

I'd like to add before we move on that we had, at the Investor Day, and the analyst community is very aware, a lot of noncore initiatives over the past few years that's caused substantial distraction to the wider employee base and the leadership team.
Over the last 6 months, however, we have become more focused than ever on the core value proposition this company brings to its enterprise customer base. And I think what we're seeing now in John's plan is that we're putting the meat on the bones of that newfound focus that we already have. So I think the company and the leadership team is very aligned to what we've laid out on today's call, and we're really putting the details in place for execution as opposed to just strategic thinking. So we're in a good place as a company and a team with respect to the direction we're highlighting now.

Christopher Shane Madison

Yes. That's all really helpful to hear and refreshing. And then one kind of like logistic question, I guess, for you, John. What is included in the guidance in terms of contribution from WildHealth, to the extent you can share?

John Deneen Collins

Sure. There is little in the guide from WildHealth. There is a mid-single-digit expectation, low to mid-single-digit expectation for full year, that would be baked in to the overall full year '24 guide. And again, last year, just to ensure it's clear, we had more than $8 million contribution from Medicare reimbursement that occurred in the second half of 2023. That certainly will not reoccur in 2024.

Operator

Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the end of our call today. Thank you for joining us, and you may now disconnect your lines.

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