Bentley Systems, Incorporated (BSY) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript



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Bentley Systems, Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSY)
Q1 2021 Earnings Call
May 11, 2021, 8:30 a.m. ET


  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Carey Mann

Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us for Bentley Systems’ Q1 2021 operating results webcast. I’m Carey Mann, Bentley’s VP of investor relations. On the webcast today, we have Bentley Systems’ chief executive officer, Greg Bentley; and chief financial officer, David Hollister. Before we begin, allow me to provide a disclaimer regarding forward-looking statements.

This webcast, including the question-and-answer portion of the webcast, may include forward-looking statements related to the expected future results of our company and are, therefore, forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from our projections due to a number of risks and uncertainties. The risks and uncertainties that forward-looking statements are subject to are described in our earnings release and other SEC filings. Today’s remarks will also include references to non-GAAP financial measures.

Additional information, including reconciliation between non-GAAP financial information to the GAAP financial information, is provided in the press release and supplemental slide presentation. This webcast will be available for replay on the Bentley Systems investor relations website at Greg will begin by reviewing business developments and our progress over the last quarter. David will then take you through a review of the financial results.

We will then conclude with Q&A. With that, let me introduce the CEO of Bentley Systems, Greg Bentley.

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Good morning, as the case may be. As in each of these quarterly operating results discussions, this being our third, I will start by reviewing the tone of business from perspectives behind and beyond the reported financial numbers, and then we’ll put in context our acquisitions and other corporate developments. Our CFO David Hollister will follow to explain the reported figures including where arcane accounting rules obscure our otherwise straightforward business progress and then we look forward to your questions. In both of the previous quarterly reporting occasions, we presented annual outlooks, respectively for 2020 and 2021, and explained our ongoing medium-term initiatives.

And reporting on ’21 Q1, we are adhering to the financial outlook for this year that you’ve already digested. There’s particularly no need to go over those numbers again as we expect the Seequent acquisition to close during the remainder of this quarter. So when we report on ’21 Q2, we will update our 2021 financial outlook as the acquisition will have accordingly become financially significant rather than merely, as we say, programmatic. That’s a reminder that even after our March 2nd report on ’20 Q4, we saw most of you again on March 12th when we announced Seequent.

In the short time since then, there have simply been no changes in the directional business trends since that last update. The same observations still apply equally so I will not repeat them. Our first two quarters as a public company spanned choppy periods during 2020, which were each unique but ’20 Q1 represented relatively unremarkable continuity. In general, each year’s first calendar quarter appears undramatic for us in terms of business volume primarily because of the seasonal pattern of scheduled annual contract renewals as David will quantify.

Some differences this year from the usual first quarter are worth remarking upon. Upgrades to E365, where we always bill an estimate annually in advance, from ELS, where we have sometimes billed quarterly, contributed to our disproportionately high operating cash flows this past quarter. And underlying our ’21 Q1 P&L numbers beyond the largely offsetting commercial model nuances, which we will next go through at length, most of our colleagues and our users have remained locked down from office work. The related cost savings account primarily for our inordinately high profitability in the quarter, which can serve to increase our confidence in meeting our full-year 2021 operating margin outlook.

But quite apart from expected economic recovery and or expected public policy stimulus to infrastructure activity, it is my observation and belief that a return to in-person work environments within our accounts and within our sales force will also increase new business growth in enterprise-level opportunities, especially for ProjectWise, AssetWise in iTwin cloud services. Otherwise, this year’s first quarter does reflect our usual seasonality. As confidence throughout our sector increases, I would like to explain the reasons that mere expectations of post-pandemic usage increases don’t tend to contribute yet to our revenues nor ARR through ’21 Q1. Under our ELS commercial program where our ARR and revenue is fixed for the coming year, only a renewal can provide an accretion opportunity and they don’t happen to be many ELS renewals during our first quarter.

The ELS renewal is a function of the trailing 12 months of usage, specifically the second highest such month for each product. So the 2020 trough in usage would weigh down renewal accretion throughout 2021 to have more immediate revenue and ARR upside from upward trends and enterprise utilization is one reason we have been promoting steady upgrades from ELS to the E365 program, and more on that in a moment. Our select commercial program covers all perpetual licenses owned by subscribers to which they, of course, can add at any time. But given our preference for subscription licensing, we have consciously reduced the incentive for select subscribers to purchase incremental perpetual licenses.

Select coverage entitled subscribers to pool their licenses for full utilization but they are able, unless they can figure otherwise, to exceed their license pools as their needs grow, in which case we charge them for term licenses only to the extent and for the period of such overuse. So that takes us back to E365 where we charge per application per day, administered quarterly in arrears, and increasingly subject to colored ranges which we’ve mutually agreed with accounts to balance risks. As we’ve made clear since mid-2020, this has generally worked against us in revenue and ARR, mainly because of the continuing lapses in the workloads of industrial EPCs. New upgrades to E365 from ELS, generally upon annual renewals, can add to ARR even before usage increases because we implicitly charge more than we otherwise would for application day to compensate us for the cost of our embedded success colleague resources.

Embedding those success plans are our primary motivation for preferring E365 since our experience is that they accelerate usage growth and application mix accretion, all else being equal. And here is where we finally have a glimmer of momentum from anticipated growth and infrastructure engineering. We think expectations for post-COVID recovery are increasing the interest of ELS accounts in E365 because they want this expert assistance so that by going digital, they can expand their productivity faster than increasing their staffs as they resume their own business growth. So all considered, E365 is ultimately a win-win, notwithstanding, the lingering pandemic volatility.

And in our now familiar comparisons of application usage versus a year earlier, the baseline 2021, excuse me, ’20 Q1 period was, of course, a hybrid different in each region of pre-pandemic normal and eventually locked down. Overall, usage of our applications was flat versus a year earlier. But not surprisingly trending ahead by quarter-end. By infrastructure sector, the picture hasn’t changed from our March report with a slight decline year over year in the commercial facility sector, the greater decline in the industrial resources sector, and continued slight increases in our public works and utilities mainstay.

But here’s another cut on application usage, which is consistent with the overall hypothesis we’ve been expressing. Project delivery accounts, engineering, and or construction contractors now have slightly lower application usage than in ’20 Q1 while owner-operator accounts have higher application usage now. From another perspective, we’ve acknowledged that among both contractors and owners, our accounts who spend under $100,000 per year with us, let’s call them SMB accounts, aggregated together, presently fall way short of the base of a pyramid. Focusing on this SMB opportunity is one of our growth initiatives for the 2020s and where I’d like to report some headway today.

To start with, in terms of their application usage trends, the larger accounts usage is slightly lower than a year ago. I think that’s because almost all of the industrial resources sectors’ work, being inherently of large scale, is performed by these large accounts. Conversely, the application usage of our SMB accounts has increased appreciably over the past year. Even more notably, even though SMB accounts represent only about a third of our revenues in ’21 Q1, about two-thirds of our new business growth occurred within SMB accounts.

As to our overall new business growth, perpetual license sales were not particularly strong, but term licenses tend to more than make up for this from our standpoint. Though revenue in the quarter suffered somewhat as a result, you may recall that the quota plan weightings that I showed last time institutionalize our preference for subscriptions. Our Virtuosity initiative is now scaled up to offer Virtuoso subscriptions, which include expert assistance as well as software licensing via low-touch e-commerce. Our channel partners are each important even though they collectively contribute only 8% of our revenue.

But while our peers rely primarily on channel partners to reach SMB accounts, more than three-quarters of our new business growth in SMB accounts are generated directly through inside sales. While we consider that we have much more to improve in self-service, Virtuosity has brought us over 1,000 new SMB accounts since its inception less than a year ago. For yet more competitive differentiation we’ve recently determined to add to Virtuosity’s offerings perpetual licenses combined with Virtuoso expert assistance. We just announced another initiative to also go broad in reaching students, future infrastructure professionals.

Phasing in geographically throughout the world during 2021, our new learning licenses are now available at no charge including for schools and faculties as well as students. Many investors have pointed out that this strategy has worked successfully for our competitors. We believe that over time, this broad promotion to attract and reach our future users will help us to increase our brand recognition and reception, especially in SMBs will also help our accounts recruiting. Our new higher profile and our investment in self-service fulfillment now make this democratization of Bentley Education feasible and important for BSY as well as for infrastructure constituencies at large.

The Bentley Education program will cost us most of our revenue from universities, but we have to factor that into our financial outlook for 2021 as one of the investments such as for SMB, generally, that will pay off in higher growth over the longer term. By product line, subscription growth from a year earlier was led in ’21 Q1 by ProjectWise asset and network performance, which also had the strongest new business growth this quarter, our civil design applications, and our PLAXIS geotechnical offerings boding well for our forthcoming Seequent consolidation. By way of geographies and subscription growth over the past year, Russia was a standout; Europe, including the U.K., has rebounded notably by contrast to the Middle East, which is still bottoming out; Greater China is back to great growth year over year, although each New Year starts slowly there; and the U.S. has been growing solidly.

In short, we regard ’21 Q1 as quite satisfactory in the context of our expectations for the full year 2021 as it is further emerging. To put our corporate developments in the broadest perspective, we believe that our initiatives to advance infrastructure digital trends can uniquely improve both global economies and environments. Far beyond the usual connotation of ESG and reaching substantively toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals. I refer to our potential for ES pairing DG.

So far beyond merely reducing our environmental footprint, we can and should especially prioritize BSY’s ESDG handprint. As investors are appropriately requesting, we’re working on many ways to help track improvements and to give credit to infrastructure engineers’ efforts, innovations, and results in going digital to accelerate ESDG progress, particularly in relation to those sustainable development goals to which we can best help our infrastructure engineering users to contribute. This month, Fast Company announced that our project with Microsoft for the city of Dublin’s Digital Twin Project to make a virtue of necessity in pandemic resilience was a finalist in its 2021 competition for World-Changing Ideas in the Spaces, Places, and Cities category. This project, combining our OpenCities applications with teams in Azure, is one of our joint initiatives that Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, spoke about at our Year in Infrastructure 2020 conference.

At Microsoft’s Annual Developer conference ignite during this past quarter, this keynote speaker showed our initiative together for increasingly autonomous bridge inspections applying and advancing mixed reality. Because a generational opportunity on the scale of digital twins takes an ecosystem, Microsoft was instrumental information last year of the broad Digital Twin Consortium and continues to work with us directly in the particular case of infrastructure digital twins. NVIDIA is another ecosystem partner leveraging its Omniverse visualization environment. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang highlighted the collaboration with BSY for integration of our iTwin platform at their GTC conference last month.

We’re particularly enthused about our corporate developments year to date in 2021, and I would like to explain the rationale for and the significance to us of the acquisitions we’ve announced since we were last together. Our captive digital integrator, Cohesive Companies, added on tracks consulting and 60-plus colleagues primarily in Alberta, Canada for yet more comprehensive critical mass across capabilities and geographies. The Cohesive Companies are increasingly profitable leaders and implementation services for IBM Maximo for our AssetWise, Asset Performance Solutions, and ultimately for digital twins in these infrastructure enterprise environments. Construction management differs in India and elsewhere in Southeast Asia because of the region’s distinctive labor economics.

But going digital is nonetheless a priority for meeting the burgeoning and backlogged infrastructure demand there. To take advantage, our Acceleration Initiatives Group added the 30 experienced colleagues of Nadhi Information Technologies to bootstrap new opportunities for our growing synchro construction modeling software and cloud offerings throughout Southeast Asia and ultimately to export construction digital twin integration services more globally. Our vision and plan, which is on track though obviously still in the early days, is for our iTwin platform to enable and underly digital twins for all infrastructure-asset types. To break this ground with powerful examples, our Acceleration Initiatives Group selectively enters into internal incubation combined with external joint ventures because it takes an ecosystem to put together complete twin-powered solutions, which prove and inform the platform’s advancements and fitness for purpose.

An important announcement during ’21 Q1 was the release of OpenTower iQ, a comprehensive solution that is being stress-tested in live adoption for infrastructure digital twins of the world’s communication towers. The ownership and management of communication towers have rapidly been consolidated into global or regional specialized and often publicly traded tower codes. In addition to in effect being responsible for the pace of going digital in the world at large through 5G additions to existing towers, the tower codes have themselves declared and are acting upon their own priorities for going digital in their capital programs and operations. And what I believe is a harbinger for the widespread future, they are urgently demanding digital twins, literally, in their proliferating RFIs and RFPs for the purpose, not for experimentation through limited pilots but in production for their full fleets to assure safety, quality, and compliance as they competitively increase capacity and its utilization, including for the 5G fit-out race.

I would like to bring this development to your full attention because I think this current developing case study for communications tower digital twins, procedures, the adoption cycle for infrastructure twins, and all infrastructure asset types. In turn, we intend to learn a lot from it. As we have explained in our definition and in our experience to date, infrastructure digital twins necessarily combined three essential characteristics and enabling technologies. Let’s consider how OpenTower iQ illustrates this.

As we just saw, to be a twin of the physical asset, the 3D reality must be captured for intuitive immersive navigation. For communication towers, as for most infrastructure assets, only drone UAV surveys can do this safely and relatively continuously during the operation. In the case of communication towers, which are often on roofs as well as freestanding, the needed digital context includes the surrounding terrain to enable the engineering of sightlines and accessibility, centimeter or even millimeter accuracy is possible. Machine learning creates and subsequently improves the stored flight paths for each tower.

But the first operations tower codes want performed on their tower digital twins is their inventory. Applying machine learning upon the 3D reality mesh in 2D imagery to recognize and classify the placement of equipment from their digital component libraries, including their serial numbers as applicable. Among the purposes for this intelligent veracity, this then enables the engineering modeling of structural integrity, wind loading, electromagnetic fields, and hence the capacity for additional revenue generation, so the tower digital twins continually increase ROI. And of course, the tower code’s digital twin objectives include automated inspection through machine learning and AI for corrosion, breakage, and installation and vegetation problems.

Far beyond what’s possible from merely static imagery, the evergreen digital chronology maintained over the towers’ history through change synchronization of both repeated surveys and engineering updates provides the fidelity to confidently identify trending maintenance issues and to prescribe recommended interventions. So, the compelling benefits of infrastructure digital twins as in the forerunner case of communication towers depend on converging their reality, veracity, and fidelity as OpenTower iQ does. Another way to describe this convergence to enliven digital twins is that the cloud services, at the heart, if you’d like, needed to maintain the digital chronology of the synchronized changes and to provide intuitive mixed-reality environments for immersive visualization and semantically aligned analytics visibility are IT technologies. And this term appropriately connotes as well integration with enterprise transaction systems, typically SAP and Maximo for instance, for maintenance records.

But for communication towers, as for all infrastructure digital twins, the greatest value comes from the engineering modeling, which captures and sustains the semantic understanding and relationships between their functioning digital components. For communication towers, as for most of infrastructure, construction never ends as continued adaptation for resilience and fitness for purpose is vital. By virtue of the digital twin, the design validated engineering simulations and trade-offs can be continuously applied to the ever-changing-as-operated asset. No matter its reality and fidelity, an evergreen digital twin is only as useful as its evergreen ET, engineering technologies, which happened to be our competitive mainstay at BSY.

To interject a commercial message, we do not need to worry about even our much larger ecosystem partners such as those I’ve named going it alone, because as they learn about infrastructure digital twins, they realize that our ET provides the indispensable substantive frame of reference if I only had a brain. However, let us consider the sources of digital context, having established that photogrammetry and scanning from UAVs are essential for our communications towers’ examples. But these surveying modalities are just a special case of operational technologies, OT, and a tower digital twin also makes good use of what we would all know as IoT inputs, such as sensors for real-time conditions of radiation, wind, seismic activity, and or water if I only had a nervous system. This convergence of ET, IT, and OT, and in through an infrastructure digital twin is what is required to realize the full potential of analytics.

Leveraging machine learning and AI to advance infrastructure by going digital. Here are the potential contribution of an ecosystem comes to mind, again, as of awareness to investors I’m sure, so much attention and investment has been cumulatively attracted to the industrial Internet of Things. We believe IoT could add comparable value as that which has merited such investment to infrastructure, but that it takes a digital twin with its intrinsic ET and IT, making sense of what would otherwise be IoT data overload to make this breakthrough broadly worthwhile. In fact, one could say that the combination makes an infrastructure digital twin indeed a living digital twin.

That’s the infrastructure IoT opportunity opened up by our acquisitions announced last month of sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision. Though these bring us only about 40 new colleagues, we consider them the leading experts furthest up the learning curves and closing the gap between infrastructure assets and the existing IoT ecosystem of sensor devices and edge connectivity solutions, and data environments such as Azure IoT and Siemens’ MindSphere. Rather than duplicating existing ecosystem capabilities, our priority with infrastructure IoT is extending our iTwin platform so that every infrastructure digital twin can add appropriate connections to sensor instrumentation and data management with what I think of as drag-and-drop simplicity. Sensemetrics from its outset has been uniquely focused on cloud-based platform standardization for the sensor categories and device providers, pertinent to infrastructure environmental monitoring.

And Vista Data Vision has literally pioneered the leading-edge infrastructure IoT applications. As a pure software and cloud services vendor, we at BSY do not have intentions to be in the businesses of proprietary infrastructure asset data, nor proprietary analytics, nor aggregate benchmarking acting upon such data. Though we very much aspire to be the digital twin cloud platform provider supporting these activities. Our ideal is for our engineering and project delivery accounts to become the digital integrators and analytics proprietors for the owner-operator accounts.

The engineering firms’ future depends on introducing such recurring revenue business models, where they would be paid for the value of outcomes rather than for their hours of input. While creating and curating infrastructure digital twins are to them a conceptually appealing opportunity, our iTwin platform progress within engineering firms has been constrained by slow development of business cases. With our iTwin platform now the entry point for infrastructure IoT and vice versa, we can now offer every engineering firm an immediate opportunity without their incurring substantial software development risks to offer ongoing environmental monitoring services for every infrastructure asset they have delivered. Their expertise and resourcefulness is needed to determine what and how to instrument and how to configure triggers and recommendations from real-time inputs to iTwin-powered digital twins to make the most of our joint ET engineering models and simulations, which they’ve created with our applications or with many others that our iTwin platform supports.

A case in point is Schnabel Engineering, a leader in the geotechnical engineering of dams and tunnels ranked No. 203 among the ENR Top 500 Design Firms. Their proprietary infrastructure monitoring service, IMS cloud platform is enabled by sensemetrics, improving Schnabel’s business at the same time as we together improve environmental sustainability. A now well-known case in point for the priceless importance of critical infrastructure monitoring is at the Oroville Dam in California, which was in danger of breach in recent years and where HDR engineering was a finalist in our 2020 Going Digital Awards for their 3D seepage and stability analysis.

The Oroville Dam owner California Department of Water Resources has standardized on sensemetrics solutions for its dams and across its supply chain of local and global engineering firms with the attendant opportunity for us to iTwin power this broad, new opportunity to increase infrastructure safety and environmental resilience. For subsurface digital twins, deepened by our pending acquisition of Seequent happens that, of course, UAVs, cameras, and laser scanners don’t function underground where these serious environmental risks originate. So, sensors and infrastructure IoT will be instrumental in further accelerating subsurface digital twins through new iTwin-powered environmental applications such as these examples. Now anticipating potential questions, it’s too soon to speak knowledgeably about the causes of last week’s catastrophic collapse of an elevated transit section, effectively a bridge, in Mexico City.

But subsurface conditions may have been a factor. In any case, this underscores the ESDG potential, were imperative, for infrastructure digital twins and infrastructure IoT in averting such failures. A relevant demonstration of what’s becoming practical for this purpose of broadly propagating critical infrastructure IoT is this special recognition awarded 2020 year in infrastructure project in Korea. You can find it on Page 17 of your 2020 infrastructure yearbook.

It met the challenge of a $10,000 budget minute to instrument a typical highway bridge by combining video and affordable sensors for OT with BSY applications for ET. I think governments need to bear in mind these vulnerabilities in existing infrastructure when allocating funding for new infrastructure investment programs as the U.S. is now debating. Notwithstanding whatever can be afforded for incremental capacity projects, it is clearly essential to extend the lifetime of existing infrastructure assets, while their — while improving their adaptability, including energy transitions to sustain fitness for purpose and increasing their environmental resilience.

The most advantageous and far-sighted investments would prioritize infrastructure digital twins, enabling infrastructure IoT for existing assets. An immediate opportunity is for mobility digital twins, where we at BSY are already a world leader in traffic simulation, but which we can timely advance through our frequent — recent acquisition of INRO. Rather than utilizing mobility modeling only for a new capital project planning, mobility digital twins should work continuously and comprehensively to maximize throughput of existing transportation networks. Our ET for mobility digital twins already includes LEGION for leading pedestrian simulation and CUBE for metropolitan planning.

Now INRO and its 35 colleagues headquartered in Montreal, Canada bring us any simulation for a world-leading multi-modal simulation of transit and roadways together, and Dynamic for dynamic simulations at the level of individual vehicles. An example of what can then be enabled with continuous IoT traffic inputs is better dynamic optimization of urban congestion pricing, whose time has come now even in the U.S. So, now, over to David to review our financial results.

David HollisterChief Financial Officer

Thank you, Greg, and good morning, everyone. I’m going to jump right in starting with revenues. Our first-quarter revenues of $222 million grew 14% over the same quarter last year. Of course, most of that growth comes from subscriptions, which represent 85% of our revenues and grew 10.5% over the prior year.

Very little of that subscription growth comes from acquisitions and a little over 4% of that subscription growth comes from the currency tailwinds of a weaker U.S. dollar on average this year relative to the same period last year. As Greg mentioned, several product lines led that subscription growth with each of ProjectWise asset and network performance, civil and geotechnical noted, and standouts. Our perpetual licenses revenues, which are now less than 5% of our total revenues, declined by about $700,000, likely influenced by the ongoing progression of our various subscription offerings, including term licenses and virtuosity subscriptions.

Our professional services revenues, now about 10% of our total revenues, increased by $10.1 million or 74% over the same quarter last year. Effectively, all of this was stimulated by acquisitions concluded throughout 2020 and fully informed our full-year 2021 guidance previously shared. Our recent first-quarter 2021 acquisition of Ontracks did not contribute materially to 2021 Q1 results, nor do we consider it material to our expected full-year 2021 results. Our acquired digital integrated businesses are growing even since we acquired them.

Hence technically, there is some organic growth here which in effect I am classifying as acquisition growth. So, I’ll offer a further comment on our services revenues and recent acquisitions. We obviously don’t have an ambition to become a professional services business. That said, these digital integrator service business acquisitions have brought scale to our existing service offerings and are profitable, as you will note, a favorable trend and finally positive services margins on the face of our income statement.

To have the benefits of scale, capability, and profitability from these acquisitions, while also addressing our underlying primary strategic objectives of digital twin software pull through and the learning curve for digital twin integrated ecosystem is a compelling combination, we think. I’m presenting here on the right a reminder of our full-year 2021 revenue outlook as was provided during our year-end 2020 earnings call. You’ll recall we provided a range of $895 million to $920 million for revenues, representing growth of 11.7% to 14.8%. We believe our Q1 performance firmly supports our full-year outlook.

Our last 12 months’ recurring revenues, which include primarily our subscription revenues, but also will include certain services revenues delivered under contractually recurring success plans increased by 10.7%. This is supported by our recurring revenue retention rate of 107%, which is reflected here on a rev rec 606 basis in 2021 as we are now required to present. The preceding data points on this chart are based on 605 rev rec. Had we presented this metric on a 605 basis for Q1 2021, it would be slightly better, but would still round down to 107%.

To further quantify the new account growth that Greg highlighted, new accounts contributed 3% of our year-over-year quarterly revenue growth, which is growth occurring in addition to these recurring revenue retention metrics. Obviously, we’re not excessively losing accounts as you can see by the consistent 98% account retention metric. But there is an observable modest decline in existing account growth clearly influenced by largely pre-pandemic Q1 2020 dropping out of the metric, which is tending to be offset by new account growth and some observable momentum from our SMB initiatives that we’ve discussed at length. A significant KPI for us is our annual recurring revenue or ARR, which has grown by 10% over the same period in the prior year.

Of this growth, 9% is inorganic and 1% is the result of the various programmatic acquisitions we’ve concluded in the last year and this year to date. Our ARR growth is seasonal and has a high correlation to contract renewal dates throughout the year. Sequential ARR growth metrics are consummated by the meaningful seasonality patterns in our ARR growth. And I’ll speak more on seasonality in a moment.

Our GAAP operating income was 55.6 million for the first quarter of 2021, up 21% relative to the same quarter last year. As you know, there is a bunch of noise in the GAAP results between endeavor and filter and to provide more meaningful commentary and analysis of the adjusted EBITDA, which grew 43% over the prior year to 82.8 million. This yields an adjusted EBITDA margin slightly better than 37%. I went to some lengths to explain our recent history and full-year 2021 EBITDA margin outlook during our call last quarter, and I encourage you to revisit that.

Our margin performance for Q1 2021 is strong. And I again admonished that it is unusually strong due to pandemic-related cost savings that continue to accrue to our benefit. Although compensation levels and incentive plan payouts are returning to normal for 2021, there are seasonal patterns for this expense recognition, which I will discuss. Further, our travel savings continue to be significant.

We are resolved and committed to reinvesting such savings going forward into growth, that being people, go-to-market investments, and acquisitions. In summary, our profitability and margin performance was strong in Q1, but we expect some level of reversion based on reinvestment plans ahead. Thus, I am reminding you of our full-year 2021 performance targets, which we are not yet prepared to adjust. As you can see here, our GAAP operating cash flows are up over 80% for both the first-quarter 2021 relative to 2020 and for the trailing 12 months that ended.

We’ve consistently presented our business model as highly cash flow efficient with a conversion ratio of adjusted EBITDA to cash flow in the 85% to 90% range. However, recent and current cash flows are particularly strong and unusual. As I’ve mentioned, we don’t have appreciable multi-year contracts. So there are no upfront multiyear windfalls.

However, the conversion of certain ELS contracts with quarterly payment cycles into E365 contracts, where we seek to collect as a deposit the estimated consumption for a full year at the outset of the contract has accelerated our cash flows. Further, continued expansion of our term license program, where we also seek to collect and maintain a year of consumption on deposit in the form of a CSS has also generated stronger cash flows. As these programs grow, their cash flows outpaced the historical usage and resulting revenue recognition. We are focused and efficient on cash flow, but I don’t represent the current goals and performance to be long-term sustainable.

As a quick review of what we discussed in our last call, during our Q1 2021, we successfully executed some substantial financing transactions. The results of both our newly secured $850 million senior secured revolving credit facility and our $690 million convertible notes issuance and the related cap calls are now reflected in our financial results and position as of March 31, 2021. All of this was undertaken to avail of a receptive market and to enhance our capital structure for continued growth and notably to position us to potentially pursue acquisitions on a larger scale as we subsequently deal with Seequent. As of the end of March, our net debt was 103 million, and net debt total leverage was quite low by 0.4 times.

Cash on hand and full-revolving credit availability position us well to conclude the Seequent acquisition and the cash purchase price of $900 million and to support our ongoing investment for growth and quarterly dividends. Initial leverage after Seequent is still estimated to be well below four times, and our long-term total net debt leverage target continues to be ideally in the two to three times range. In lieu of quarterly guidance, I thought it would be helpful to offer some commentary on our seasonality. It is historically and still the case that perpetual licenses are most prominent toward the end of our year.

You just heard Greg mentioned that China, although delivering a solid Q1, typically has a stronger last half of the year for us. It is also the case that relative to other geographies, perpetual licenses in China remain a more prominent commercial choice for users. The new for us in 2019, 606 revenue recognition standards introduced some quirkiness, as Greg sometimes referenced this. Essentially, any of our realized contracts that renew and bill annually require upfront revenue recognition of approximately 80% of the contract value, with the remaining 20% recognized ratably over the year.

This upfront revenue recognition skew is more impactful in each year’s first and fourth quarters for us. I highlight here the directional pattern of our quarterly revenues for the last several years, which reflect this trend. Although it could be somewhat masked by the growth in services from acquisitions, we should all expect the same general pattern this year. That’s not backing off of our outlook, which I’ll address in a moment, just educating as to normal and expected intra-year volatility due to accounting rules.

Also, on the issue of accounting quirks, as we convert annually built ELS subscriptions into E365 subscriptions, we leave behind that upfront revenue recognition and introduce a rev reg pattern that follows the actual consumption of the software and more closely approximates a ratable pattern throughout the year. But when we do that, we compare apples to oranges when looking back to compare year-over-year revenue. For example, an ELS that renewed and booked upfront revenue of 85% in Q1 2020 and then converted to an E365 in, say, Q1 2021 will reflect only a single quarter of consumption measure revenue recognition in that initial Q1 2021 period. Of course, then in subsequent quarters, the year-over-year comparison reflects a full quarter in the current year compared to only 5% of the contract recognition during the same quarter of the prior year.

Analysis of these dynamics is complicated given the ongoing migration from ELS to E365. To date, the effects have not been worth much mentioned. I will comment now, however, that in this particular Q1 2021 had the portfolio of our converted E365 contracts been normalized for the aforementioned skewing effect, our subscription revenues would have reflected 2% greater year-over-year growth. We don’t get overly excited about it.

It will all normalize. And we’re just as happy to lead the lumpy ELS upfront recognition behind us as we continue our E365 migration. I teased before that our ARR growth follows a seasonal pattern, which is impacted by the timing of normal annual renewal cycles for our subscription contracts. Historically, the approximate average pattern of ARR growth in a given year presents us 10% of the growth in our Q1, and then 25% of our growth in each of the second and third quarters, then ahead fourth quarter of renewals of which yield 40% of our annual ARR growth.

This seasonality is likely to temper going forward as more annual ELS contracts renewing in Q4 become E365 contracts, which effectively renew each quarter and get reflected in ARR throughout the year. Lastly, just a few comments on operating expenses. We try to concentrate annual raises for our colleagues to occur as of April 1 of each year. Although significantly abated for 2020, full normal single return in 2021.

Since approximately 80% of our cost structure is people and related support costs, annual raises are nontrivial and the effect on operating expenses in Q2, Q3, and Q4 relative to Q1 is meaningful. This is further compounded by variable incentive compensation, which is historically higher in the last half of our year. There is also a seasonality to certain of our larger promotional and event-related costs, which are historically highest in the last half of our year. And lastly, and generally, we are growing.

Those cost savings that we have been almost apologizing for are being steadfastly reinvested in the growth initiatives, people costs, go-to-market costs, and acquisitions. That’s a good segue into reassuring here exactly what we shared last quarter related to our financial outlook for 2021. Our Q1 2021 was, at least, as good as we expected when we shared our guidance, but not so extraordinary that we feel compelled to modify the full-year outlook at this time for any of these metrics. Related to Seequent, as Greg mentioned, we continue to navigate the administrative process of gaining regulatory approvals, but at this point, expect no substantive issues.

We continue to anticipate a second-quarter closing, subject, of course, to regulatory pace. I remind you here generally what we expect from Seequent in terms of scale and contribution. Once Seequent closes, then we will update our 2021 outlook, hopefully, when we report our second-quarter earnings. And before I wrap up and we open up for questions, I’m also reassuring here our views on what we are targeting in our long-term financial performance.

What we consider a solid Q1 is generally consistent with our views and ambitions for these targets, and we’ll keep working to deliver them. With that, Carey, I think we’re now ready for any questions [Inaudible].

Carey Mann

All right, everybody. We’ll start with Gal Munda from Berenberg. Gal? 

Gal MundaBerenberg — Analyst

Hello. Yeah. I thought I was muted. Yeah.

So, thank you for taking my questions, and congrats on the first quarter. Greg, maybe the first question for you. What we’ve seen when there’s an adoption of new technology in — especially in the construction-related space, like when we talked about BIM, in the past, has always been helped with some of the mandates that were happening, especially across the world. And then when we think about all the use cases that we’re getting now, we were talking about Mexico City most recently, we talked about [Inaudible] Minneapolis and all of that.

Do you believe that there could be a mandate that helps the adoption of digital twins in infrastructure that could be supported by the fact that all these use cases now, the accidents are helping? And could that effectively help the adoption going forward?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Well, the mandate to add digital twins for existing infrastructure would be supported by, you know, the ROI case — along with safety and resilience. The U.K., of course, you referred to, I think, when you talked about BIM mandates, the U.K. is coming far with digital twins. But remember, that governments have a particular opportunity and responsibility when it is government-funded infrastructure.

They feel they are obliged, in fact, to going digital to help that be a better long-term investment. So governments wouldn’t have to mandate a technology preference in private investment, but for public investment, there are — and especially public investment to hasten the adaptation, energy adaptation, and safety and resilience of existing assets. We are bringing to attention the — bringing to the attention of governments as we can, the advantages of doing that, which largely are sharing what has worked, for instance, here in the United States sharing what has worked in other countries, but it has to be said, there’s not a track record on our part or anyone’s part of influence saying, it has a lot to do with, in the end, contracting and procurement rules, and those don’t change very quickly. But it’s a great opportunity when there is new public investment for it to be investment in extending the safe and resilient life cycle of the infrastructure existing already.

Gal MundaBerenberg — Analyst

That’s very helpful. Yeah. That’s what I was thinking because most of the investment there is coming from public works. So from that perspective, they could have a big implant on it.

OK. My second question is just kind of a follow-up on the transition from BLS to E365, and maybe it’s the question for a combination of yourself and David. In terms of — you know, in the previous quarters, we’ve said it’s kind of going to take its natural part I don’t know if it’s correct to think, but Q1 seems to have accelerated that a little bit more. And you sound a little bit more open on — as well on the transition going forward.

I understand the benefits of it. But maybe if we just revisit, what would you like — what would your ideal model look like in the future because you’re probably not trying to convert all the ELS licenses effectively into the E365. And like what would the normal outlook like maybe in a couple of years, the way you see it?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

I think in a couple of years, it will all be converted, but we were cautious to start with because any software company venturing into charging per application per day when previously you were paid a fixed amount for the year would be concerned about the risk we’re taking on of volatility in end-market activity. And guess what, that came to roost in the industrial resources portion of our — it’s not a huge part of our business, but it’s a large part of the E365, not surprise me, those firms, which know about their volatility prefer to be on a program where they are costs likewise track with their workload. But that’s pretty much behind us now, and we wish to participate in the upside to come. And that is something we’re seeing even now and in quarters of slow renewal activity, we work hard on evangelizing and introducing the E365 upgrade to accounts that can convert and upgrade later in the year.

But we think that will continue to be a natural progression. The other thing we’ve adapted over the past year is we have — we tend to have collars on the contract now that the accounts don’t mind that either because we expect fairly rapid growth in their own consumption as the economy recovers. So we’re learning as we go, and I’m glad we didn’t do it all at once so that we could factor in this learning. 

David HollisterChief Financial Officer

So, Gal, I wouldn’t characterize Q1 as accelerated in terms of conversions. It’s — you know, the lower-hanging fruit hasn’t been picked early. We were smarting a bit from some of that daily volatility. We learned to introduce these colors, which by the way about 40% approximately of our outstanding 365.

It had some form of this color protection. It’s also the case that the pipeline of conversion that’s going to go for multiple years here isn’t just ELS contracts. It’s the larger select contracts, too, that we would look to convert as well. And we’re, at this point, not even halfway through what could be the potential part of the — of conversion into E365.

Gal MundaBerenberg — Analyst

That’s really helpful. Thank you.

Carey Mann

Next, we’ll go to Matt Hedberg from RBC.

Matt HedbergRBC Capital Markets — Analyst

Hey, guys. Thanks for taking my question. Greg, you know, adding 1,000 customers in the SMB market was certainly impressive over the last year. You know, given that, I think I would assume a lot of them were pressured by COVID, can you talk about the durability in sort of SMB strength? And remind us how big of an opportunity longer term? I think David said it’s about 23% of revenue today.

How big of an opportunity is SMB relative to your typical large enterprise focus?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Well, I think for the potential of it, one can look at our competitor Autodesk because I think that’s the mainstay of their business. I — which I had otherwise knowledge about the distribution of infrastructure engineers and the size of the firms they work in. But I’ll say we’re encouraged. I would have thought it would have taken us much longer to add 1,000 new SMB accounts.

But of course, the products they need are the same products. I don’t, by the way, think it had much to do with COVID because, with COVID, you’d like collaboration in ProjectWise. But ProjectWise is not the offering for SMB accounts. These are individual applications.

They are practitioners. They are smaller firms or in some cases, maybe sold practitioners in infrastructure engineering. And we just haven’t tried to find them before or have them find us. And we are certainly encouraged that it’s not only a large number of accounts but can be a substantial portion of the business.

We’re sure of that when we look across the fence at the greener grass in our competitive landscape and where our strategy is different because we’re focusing on inside sales, on efficient e-commerce, on self-service, on connecting up with this expert assistance, which is virtually delivered and machine-learned and so forth. It’s something great for us to work on. But it’s also — I think that’d quantitatively significant. We can now, for the first time, say that. 

Matt HedbergRBC Capital Markets — Analyst

Thanks. I’ll keep it there for the sake of time. Thanks for the answer, Greg. 

Carey Mann

All right. Next, we’ll go to Jason Celino from KeyBanc.

Jason CelinoKeyBanc Capital Markets — Analyst

Great. Thanks for taking my question. Maybe — so digital twins, you know, big opportunity albeit in a relatively early start. Aside from the straight straightforward financial metrics, how should investors measure the pace of progress here?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Well, it’s a reason I promote our yearbook. This is where accounts nominate their own projects for going digital awards. And increasingly, it’s more and more of a digital twin approach. I grant that’s qualitative in assessing that.

But it provides great case studies for others to look at and be encouraged from and learn from. But I think this ecosystem is helping when you have Nvidia and Microsoft. You know, recall their — their Ignite Conference showed the bridge inspection case in point, you know, that we’ll be on all of our minds now with actual bridge failures. But it’s creating mindshare among owners that they would expect to have a digital twin, and that’s an opportunity they can’t fulfill for themselves.

They need an ecosystem to do that. It’s the future of infrastructure engineers to not be working on rote things that can be automated but to be working on analytics that are — is enabled by the data that comes out of silos and goes together. So where have problems have multiple causes, you can put them together in a digital twin. You can add the sensor real-time inputs and avoid these problems.

But to talk about extending the life usefully and safely, it’s what most engineers will be working on for most of the future, and promoting cases, you can see that I am working on that myself to get the word out.

Jason CelinoKeyBanc Capital Markets — Analyst

OK, great. And then maybe just one quick one. You know, we’ve seen a number of these smart tuck-ins so far this year, in addition to obviously Seequent. But how should we think about the near-term pace of your M&A strategy going forward?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

David, I’ll ask you to take that one.

David HollisterChief Financial Officer

Yeah. So it’s been a busy first quarter. And we’ve still got a pipeline. I wouldn’t expect us to keep up the pace in the second and third and fourth quarters that we’ve had in the first four months to date.

But there’s still out there, Jason. We’re — this is still part of our normal development of our portfolio. Do we spend multiple years to develop it or can we fill that gap in that white space more efficiently with an acquisition? And it’s still part of our strategy. It’s still part of how we’re going to grow.

But in terms of pace, we can’t keep up that first quarter. We can just [Inaudible]. You know, we’re pretty disciplined about integration, as you know, and we’ve got some work to do with all these taken on so far this year. 

Jason CelinoKeyBanc Capital Markets — Analyst

OK. Excellent. Thank you. 

Carey Mann

Next, we’ll go to Joe Vruwink from Baird.

Joe VruwinkRobert W. Baird — Analyst

Great. Hi, everyone. I thought it was interesting. I think I’ve heard this right that AssetWise was the actually strongest area for new business growth in the quarter.

Any particular solutions within the broader kind of category that were better than others or maybe certain subsectors that showed greater incremental demand for AssetWise in the quarter?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Well, rail is the subject of investment programs across Europe and in Asia. We have particularly strong offerings there. Roadway, we’re bringing together mobility digital twins and asset performance. But I think most of that opportunity is still ahead for us.

And in industrial, you do have owner-operators spending more to make their existing assets more efficient and adding on our solutions to their enterprise environments for asset reliability. That — I mentioned that third, but it isn’t — it’s new capital projects that are curtailed than industrial and resources, not better utilization and resilience of existing investment.

Joe VruwinkRobert W. Baird — Analyst

OK. That’s great. And then just final one for me. Of the constant currency ARR growth picking up relative to what had been the case in 3Q and 4Q, just to make sure I understand that slight acceleration.

Is that really the E365 upgrades that are doing it? And then can you just maybe relate the 10% growth in 1Q? I think the guide for the year was eight to 10. So starting out at the high end. I would have maybe thought the comps get easier in the back half. So you’re starting at a good point.

Maybe you can just talk about kind of how you would expect the year to progress relative to starting at 10% constant currency growth.

David HollisterChief Financial Officer

OK. So, Joe, it is the case that any uplift we get upon conversion in the E365 does accrue to ARR as does the thousand new accounts we’ve taken on board, which are largely subscriptions, accrue to ARR. So all that helps us, as usage, as does modest pricing, etc., etc. And it always has.

In terms of, you know, 10% year over year growth in the first quarter, you know, even compared to a largely pre-pandemic first quarter of 2020, it’s a good sign. But remember, when I described the pattern of our ARR growth in the year, it’s 10%, 25%, 25%, and it’s a big fourth quarter of 40%. Do I wish I’d had that 10% in the fourth quarter? Yeah. But that’s still in front of us.

But 10 — but the 10% growth as of the first quarter is a good sign, and we’ll take it.

Joe VruwinkRobert W. Baird — Analyst

Great. Thank you.

Carey Mann

Next, we’ll go to Matt Broome from Mizuho.

Matt BroomeMizuho Securities — Analyst

Great. Thanks very much. Hi, Greg and David. So it looks like you recently raised pricing on Virtuosity across most product lines from what we can tell.

Have you similarly raised prices across your enterprise-focused plans? And going forward, how are you thinking about pricing, particularly in terms of contributing to your longer-term revenue growth target of 10% per year?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Well, I would say for Virtuosity, you know, on the learning curve, that follows its own cycle. The Virtuosity subscription includes these expert assistance keys, which are literally people who are embedded and so forth, and we may be getting experience in how they’re utilized and so forth. Otherwise, we do adjust for escalation once per year. And, David, I think that takes effect with renewals that start in the second quarter, is that right, calendar one?

David HollisterChief Financial Officer

Correct. That’s correct.

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

And it is a usual escalation which is related to cost of living, maybe it’s a little higher than that. But it’s not a extraordinary program for us.

Matt BroomeMizuho Securities — Analyst

OK. And then, just curious, how does your partnerships with the likes of Microsoft, Siemens, and Topcon perform during the quarter?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Well, with Siemens, we’re — we created a lot of new cloud services over the past couple of years. And now, the focus is on go to market for them. In the case of Topcon, it’s largely to do with our digital construction works. A joint venture that has a considerable footprint in the industrial space.

So that has slowed that down somewhat and we’re diversifying it a bit. With Microsoft, there are a number of different initiatives that have us and Microsoft pretty excited and occupied. One of them is ProjectWise 365, which is the instant-on ProjectWise which could be an entry point for SMB. I don’t think it has been quite yet.

That’s why I answered the earlier question that that’s mainly applications. But with Microsoft, the Microsoft Store is going to be part of that and so forth. We’re both interested in this SMB potential, and the integration of Teams with ProjectWise especially is something we’ll be talking about for quite a while.

Matt BroomeMizuho Securities — Analyst

OK. Thanks very much.

Carey Mann

And finally, we’ll go to Brian Essex from Goldman Sachs.

Brian EssexGoldman Sachs — Analyst

Great. Thank you very much. Thank you for taking the question and a nice set of results. I was wondering first if I could dig into — I know that obviously subscription revenue growth contributed nicely in the quarter.

But services revenue growth also accounted for a couple of hundred basis points. Can we maybe unpack that a little bit and maybe understand it a little bit better what the implications are for that for the rest of the year on the growth of the business and what’s going on there, particularly is there also, you know, mostly had positive gross margin with the business?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Yeah, Yeah. Thanks, Brian. So yeah, the growth in services year over year for the quarter is like — it was like 74%, and almost all of it. Look, we’re pretty transparent about it because it’s all material and services, almost all of it is from the 2020 acquisitions that we made back in the — middle of the second quarter last year, we acquired Cohesive.

Then in the fourth quarter, we acquired PCSG and SRO. All of those are these digital integrator services businesses. And those fully informed the guidance outlook that we gave. We obviously — when we have those on board, and they were — they are part of that guidance outlook that we — that we’ve given.

And yeah, actually, we’re really pleased with their contribution to margin. They’ve brought us some scale and they’ve turned our services business profitable. They’re well-run professional services businesses. Whereas, historically, that has not been our business.

So there are some learnings we’ve got on board that are also helping the margin performance. Of course, it’s a bit of a mix shift overall, right, because they’re never going to have software margins. But that’s not the goal. The goal is the strategic element of it which is to create that pull-through of digital twin software and then stimulate this ecosystem of digital integrators out there and light the way for that.

Brian EssexGoldman Sachs — Analyst

All right. That’s helpful. Maybe to follow up. Greg, I think, you know, last year, we saw a bit of an impact from oil and gas industry, and I was wondering if maybe you pull on your experience now that gas prices are coming back the other way and are spiking up.

Any inference that we might have on the performance on oil and gas industry in kind of the macro-environment there and how that might drive incremental usage of your platform now, particularly going through this year?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Well, as I say, there’s not been a slowdown in performance at existing asset performance and reliability initiatives. In fact, those are moving toward digital twins. And digital twin is the terminology used by the majors there in their strategy for improving their efficiency of their existing assets. But on the capital projects side, it’s more to do with energy transition opportunities.

And I mentioned the example last time of our offshore structural software, primarily used for fossil-based platforms. Nut now, it’s used for wind power platforms, which is a big enough opportunity that it actually is — has resumed growing well. So infrastructure engineers are always going to be busy when there is a need for transitions and so forth. However, sometimes, it takes time for projects to start up and make up for the lapses in workloads.

Brian EssexGoldman Sachs — Analyst

Have you seen — you know, historically, have you seen when gas prices are high like this, an increase in conversation with regard to alternative asset projects? 

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

I think that conversation is committed and it’s going to go on forever. I don’t think there’s any cyclical hitches to energy transition that has everyone’s full attention and prioritization, and it’s fun to work on.

Carey Mann

So apologies to Brian. We’ll go to Brad unless you have a follow on.

Brian EssexGoldman Sachs — Analyst

No, Carey, I was just going to make sure you got to Brad. We haven’t seen him raised.

Brad SillsBank of America Merrill Lynch — Analyst

Great. Hey, guys. Thanks so much for taking my question here and squeezing me in. I wanted to double-click a little bit on your comments on strength in China.

Wonder if you could drill into that a little bit? Is that business representative of the subsectors that you see in the rest of the business? In other words, is there more weighting toward public works versus industrial over there within — are there any segments that you’re seeing greater strength in China, or is it pretty representative of the broader business?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

It may not be quite representative, but I think it’s more accidental and institutional than it is some larger pattern. We do well in state-owned enterprises and their design institutes for rail, and road, and cities. We have some penetration in metal industries. We do well in electric grid and substations, are starting to do better in water.

But I don’t think it is public versus private, just has to do with probably good salespeople, good reference accounts, and so forth. But one maybe concluding thing to say about getting better back to better business in China is they resumed in-person work sooner. And I want to reiterate my belief that all of our businesses are going to improve with in-person work, and then we have that ahead in the rest of the world now based on the empirical observation about the pace of business in China.

Brad SillsBank of America Merrill Lynch — Analyst

Great. Thanks so much, Greg. And then one more if I may please. You — earlier in the call, you’ve cited some uptick in E365 consumption on some renewals, I believe, and I think your explanation was anticipation of a broader infrastructure spend coming with perhaps a bill.

What are you hearing from customers with respect to that?

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

So, no, I’m glad you asked about that. It’s not that consumption is up yet in that I was referring to, it is that interest in converting to E365 from ELS is up because accounts that will otherwise face their ELS renewal are saying we’d like the success plan aspect of E365 so that you can embed people, helping us in going digital so that we can do more work faster without taking on people faster. That — but that’s not the same thing as consumption in the existing E365 book which continues to follow the pattern of green for public works and utilities, yellow almost green in commercial and facilities, and red still for industrial and resources. There’s just nothing those folks can do to bring back projects very much sooner.

They’ll be entering into energy transition projects, but they have to sell that work to get everyone busy. In general, the big EPCs are talking about expecting and bringing back their furloughed employees and so forth. I think that’s looking better as well, but they’re already on E365.

Brad SillsBank of America Merrill Lynch — Analyst

Got it. OK. Thanks so much, Greg. 

Carey Mann

That’s it.

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

Thank you very much for your attention.

Carey Mann

Thanks, everybody.

Duration: 77 minutes

Call participants:

Carey Mann

Greg BentleyChief Executive Officer

David HollisterChief Financial Officer

Gal MundaBerenberg — Analyst

Matt HedbergRBC Capital Markets — Analyst

Jason CelinoKeyBanc Capital Markets — Analyst

Joe VruwinkRobert W. Baird — Analyst

Matt BroomeMizuho Securities — Analyst

Brian EssexGoldman Sachs — Analyst

Brad SillsBank of America Merrill Lynch — Analyst

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