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SPS Commerce (SPSC) Q2 2022 Earnings Name Transcript

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SPS Commerce (SPSC 4.34%)
Q2 2022 Earnings Name
Jul 27, 2022, 4:30 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Ready Remarks
  • Questions and Solutions
  • Name Members

Ready Remarks:

Operator

Good day and thanks for standing by. Welcome to SPS Commerce Q2 2022 earnings convention name. [Operator instructions] Please be suggested that at present’s convention is being recorded. I’d now like handy the convention over to your speaker for at present, Irmina Blaszczyk.

Chances are you’ll start.

Irmina BlaszczykInvestor Relations

Thanks, Towanda. Good afternoon, everybody, and thanks for becoming a member of us on SPS Commerce second quarter 2022 convention name. We are going to make sure statements at present, together with with respect to our anticipated monetary outcomes, go-to-market technique and efforts designed to extend attraction and penetration with retailers and different prospects. These statements are forward-looking and contain plenty of dangers and uncertainties that might trigger precise outcomes to vary materially.

Please word that these forward-looking statements mirror our opinions solely as of the date of this name, and we undertake no obligation to publicly replace or revise any forward-looking statements, whether or not because of new data, future occasions or in any other case. Please check with our SEC filings, particularly our Type 10-Ok, in addition to our monetary outcomes press launch, for a extra detailed description of the chance elements which will have an effect on our outcomes. These paperwork can be found at our web site, spscommerce.com, and on the SEC’s web site, sec.gov. As well as, we’re offering a historic knowledge sheet for straightforward reference on our investor relations part of our web site, spscommerce.com.

Throughout our name at present, we’ll focus on adjusted EBITDA monetary measures and non-GAAP earnings per share. In our press launch and our filings with the SEC, every of which is posted on our web site, you can find further disclosures concerning these non-GAAP monetary measures, together with reconciliations of those measures with comparable GAAP measures. And with that, I’ll flip the decision over to Archie.

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

Thanks, Irmina, and welcome, everybody, to SPS fiftieth earnings convention name. Strong efficiency within the second quarter was pushed by ongoing momentum in EDI adoption. Demand for success and analytics stays sturdy, with 17% and 12% year-over-year development, respectively. Complete income grew 15% to $109.2 million, and recurring income grew 16%.

Adjusted EBITDA grew 13% to $30.9 million. SPS continues to capitalize on the retail {industry}’s ongoing investments in provide chain administration effectivity, digital transformation and cloud migration. Retailers and suppliers are extra motivated than ever to overtake their methods to accommodate the calls for of an omnichannel retail and to deal with ongoing provide chain disruptions. Because the pandemic, buying and selling companions have been beneath stress to implement agile, seamless and resilient workflows to make sure enterprise continuity, and that want has been amplified by ongoing macro challenges.

SPS is uniquely positioned to help our prospects with full-service EDI, which incorporates entry to assist handle more and more advanced buying and selling associate communications and assist retailers and suppliers throughout varied industries efficiently navigate difficult provide chain dynamics, whereas they concentrate on attaining their enterprise goals. Daikin Industries, the world’s #1 indoor consolation options firm and largest HVAC producer, has over 90 manufacturing websites worldwide. To help their development plan, Daikin is tackling pricey and time-consuming redundancies to get merchandise to prospects quicker by eliminating all guide processes. They partnered with SPS to efficiently accomplish EDI onboarding of all of their suppliers.

Garnet Hill, an internet boutique retailer specializing in vogue and residential items, selected to interchange an present order success course of and undertake EDI to enhance the client expertise with environment friendly stock administration, order monitoring and growing pace to shelf. Peavey Industries, a number one farm and ranch provide retailer in Canada, presents a singular product combine that differentiates the corporate within the market with an assortment of 45,000 SKUs from greater than 1,400 distributors. Peavey labored carefully with SPS on vendor outreach to speak how important automation is the corporate’s development. And at present, near 93% of the retailers’ product quantity is automated by EDI.

Peavey additionally leverages SPS’ analytics resolution, sharing point-of-sale knowledge with distributors for higher visibility into its stock place to drive gross sales efficiency and to develop vendor partnerships that help its ongoing success. With the assistance of SPS Commerce, retailers are recognizing the significance of sharing knowledge to drive enterprise choices and develop globally. Ooni, a pizza oven firm, expanded operations past U.Ok. and now companions with SPS throughout North America and Europe.

International firms, resembling Crax are leveraging sell-through knowledge throughout their gross sales channels to assist drive visibility, profitability and predictability to mitigate stock stress throughout their provide chain. SPS frequently strives to assist buying and selling companions work higher collectively as we develop our community and construct on our management place. Earlier this month, we acquired GCommerce, a software program resolution supplier recognized for its experience within the automotive aftermarket {industry}. We’re excited to welcome the GCommerce workforce and prospects to SPS Commerce.

In abstract, growing complexity in omnichannel, retail and provide chain administration proceed to gas funding in digital transformation as buying and selling companions try to enhance collaboration and efficiently ship on at present’s client expectations. With that, I will flip it over to Kim to debate our monetary outcomes.

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Thanks, Archie. We had an important second quarter of 2022. Income was $109.2 million, a 15% improve over Q2 of final yr and represented our 86th consecutive quarter of income development. Recurring income this quarter grew 16% yr over yr.

The overall variety of recurring income prospects elevated 12% yr over yr to roughly 38,650, and pockets share elevated 4% to 10,550. For the quarter, adjusted EBITDA grew 13% to $30.9 million in comparison with $27.3 million in Q2 of final yr. We ended the quarter with whole money and investments of roughly $259 million and repurchased roughly $15 million of SPS shares. As well as, the board of administrators has approved a brand new program to repurchase as much as $50 million of widespread inventory, which turns into efficient on August 26, 2022, and is anticipated to run out on July 26, 2024.

With the corporate’s November 21 program, the beforehand approved repurchase of as much as $50 million will terminate when the brand new program goes into impact, Now, turning to steering. We acknowledge the evolving dynamics of inflationary stress and the uncertainties within the world financial system, which can influence the retail {industry} and our prospects. Nevertheless, given our restricted publicity to overseas trade fee fluctuations, our pricing construction and the function we play in supporting buying and selling companions throughout all retail channels, our working mannequin and development expectations stay unchanged. For the present third quarter of 2022, we count on income to be within the vary of $113.4 million to $114.4 million, which represents roughly 16% development yr over yr.

We count on adjusted EBITDA to be within the vary of $32 million to $32.7 million. We count on totally diluted earnings per share to be within the vary of $0.29 to $0.31, with totally diluted weighted common shares excellent of roughly 37.2 million shares. We count on non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to be within the vary of $0.51 to $0.52, with stock-based compensation expense of roughly $8.5 million, depreciation expense of roughly $4.5 million and amortization expense of roughly $3 million. For the complete yr, we count on income to be within the vary of $446.4 million to $448.4 million, representing roughly 16% development over 2021.

We count on adjusted EBITDA to be within the vary of $128.2 million to $129.4 million, representing 20% to 21% development over 2021. We count on totally diluted earnings per share to be within the vary of $1.25 to $1.29, with totally diluted weighted common shares excellent of roughly 37.1 million shares. We count on non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to be within the vary of $2.13 to $2.15, with stock-based compensation expense of roughly $34.2 million, depreciation expense of roughly $17.3 million and amortization expense for the yr of roughly $11.1 million. For the rest of the yr, on a quarterly foundation, buyers ought to mannequin a 30% efficient tax fee calculated on GAAP pre-tax web earnings.

Past ’22, we preserve our annual income development expectations of 15% or higher, and we proceed to count on adjusted EBITDA greenback development of 15% to 25% as we spend money on the enterprise to capitalize on market dynamics and help present and future development. In the long run, we preserve our goal mannequin for adjusted EBITDA margin of 35%. In abstract, SPS Commerce is effectively positioned for long-term development as macro dynamics, digital transformation and the rising want for buying and selling associate collaboration continued to gas demand for SPS’ full service EDI. With that, I would wish to open the decision to questions.

Questions & Solutions:

Operator

[Operator instructions] Our first query comes from the road of Matthew Pfau with William Blair. Your line is open.

Matthew PfauWilliam Blair and Firm — Analyst

Nice. Thanks for taking my questions, guys. I needed to only begin off. I feel it will be useful in the event you may — Kim, you talked about the pricing mannequin has been a constructive for SPS.

However possibly it will simply be useful to dig in a bit when it comes to how a lot modifications in quantity or retail gross sales influence the pricing mannequin that you’ve got along with your prospects?

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

Sure. Matt, I will take that. I feel there’s a few issues. One, do not forget that we’re utterly omnichannel.

In different phrases, as e-commerce goes down, if it is going into brick-and-mortar, that is the very first thing. Second factor may be very little of our income comes from really transactions, and we haven’t any income coming from GMV. What we have discovered previously is even when general retail gross sales drop, what we have seen traditionally is the transaction volumes have a tendency to not fluctuate. Actually, in occasions of uncertainty, generally it will really go up.

As an alternative of ordering 100 shovels, they will purchase 45 twice. So — and that is the best way we’re paid. We’re paid by buying and selling associate relationships, primarily buying and selling associate relationships, after which a small portion from transaction quantity. So we do not — as GMV goes up, because it has previously, you are not going to see a growth for SPS Commerce.

And the flip facet can be true.

Matthew PfauWilliam Blair and Firm — Analyst

Bought it. After which, only a follow-up. In tougher occasions, what would you count on to see from a churn perspective inside your buyer base?

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Certain. So our churn has remained fixed at round that 12% on an annual foundation. If I look again traditionally on time intervals the place it has been a bit of bit tougher financial system, we now have seen that churn traditionally go up by about 1%, however that isn’t one thing that we’re at present seeing. The identical might be mentioned once you take a look at general income.

Once more, there have been occasions previously the place there’s been form of tougher financial system. And even throughout these time intervals, the quantity of influence that it is needed to our general income has been fairly nominal, once more, a p.c or so.

Matthew PfauWilliam Blair and Firm — Analyst

Proper. Thanks, guys. Recognize it.

Operator

Thanks. Please stand by. Our subsequent query comes from the road of Jeff Van Rhee with Craig-Hallum. The road is open.

Jeff Van RheeCraig-Hallum Capital Group — Analyst

Nice. Thanks for taking my query.Two fast ones off the highest. Archie, I feel previously, you have mentioned, lots of occasions, ERP alternative choices immediate a rethinking of how persons are conducting ERP. Definitely, it appears proper now, these ERP choices would seemingly be delayed or at the very least beginning to be delayed.

So the broader query is simply exterior of us and the entire world telling you issues are getting actually dangerous actually fast, I imply what have you ever seen in your mannequin? Have you ever seen any of these impacts from the delayed ERP? It feels like the reply isn’t any. And have you ever seen another variations?

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

To our enterprise, no. A few issues. One, I feel, frankly, within the provide chain world in retail, that is my private opinion, you are going to proceed to see some investments. And the first purpose is what retailers and suppliers did through the pandemic is they begin fulfilling on the shoppers’ calls for.

However they did not essentially try this effectively. And what we’re seeing during the last yr is folks making an attempt to determine find out how to do what they’re doing extra effectively and successfully. So I feel a few of these provide chain expenditures are going to proceed. And I feel that features the cloud migrations as a result of sometimes, particularly with the cloud migrations tends to not be an enormous capex.

It tends to be a pay as you go. In order that does assist the mannequin. We’ve got not seen any slowdown. I’ll inform you what we have traditionally seen, which we’re not seeing at present, is in a — we now have been not general affected or minimally affected in a down financial system.

What we have seen previously is lots of places and takes in these environments the place our retail workforce really will get a digital enterprise as a result of we’re a really cost-effective, non-capital intensive manner for retailers to drive efficiencies of their provide chain. So we have seen power in that space. On the flip facet, we have seen a bit of harder gross sales cycle in analytics and on the provider facet. Once more, we’re not seeing that at present, however historical past would inform you that may be a potential.

Jeff Van RheeCraig-Hallum Capital Group — Analyst

OK. After which, on the GCommerce acquisition, possibly simply spend a minute there. I feel you could have made a reference, however simply refresh me on buyer rely and ARPU impacts. After which, possibly only a minute on the logic there and what it brings?

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Certain. So the acquisition, which closed in July, so you will see it mirrored in our Q3 outcomes, added a couple of web 500 further prospects. The ARPU for that 500 web new prospects is round 12,000. Our common ARPU is about 10,500.

So all in, after we mix the 2 collectively, it is a very, very nominal influence to that general mixed ARPU. A reminder, after we introduced that acquisition, we mentioned in 2022, we anticipated it will add about $2.5 million of income and be barely unfavourable on adjusted EBITDA, once more, about $300,000. We additionally did give our view because it pertains to 2023, saying we anticipated it so as to add about $7 million in income in 2023 and ship about $2.5 million in EBITDA.

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

And I’d say it is a few issues. One, they’ve a robust presence within the automotive aftermarket, which strengthens our management place there. After which, the client base, clearly extraordinarily essential. We predict we now have further methods so as to add worth to these prospects, which might probably permit us to monetize that.

After which, we additionally suppose we bought a really, very gifted employees there. So once more, simply increasing our already industry-leading community and constructing on that.

Jeff Van RheeCraig-Hallum Capital Group — Analyst

 OK, I will go away it there. Thanks.

Operator

Please stand by for our subsequent query. Our subsequent query comes from the road of Scott Berg with Needham & Firm.  Your line is open.

Scott BergNeedham and Firm — Analyst

Hello. Archie and Kim, congrats on the great quarter. I suppose, too, there’s in all probability a macro theme to all of us right here at present. I needed to additionally contact on the macro a bit of bit is, how do you all see the macro at present when it comes to not the macro setting, however your area as an entire? When you think about the secular demand for success options, in the event you look again at ’08 or ’09, I feel you’d characterize that as a really sturdy demand setting, particularly for cloud as a result of it was constructing momentum.

As you quick ahead to, say, 14 years until at present, is the secular power in your finish market as sturdy as what it was again then? Or has it modified someway?

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

Sure. General, we predict it is — there is a ton of potential. And really, we predict what’s occurred during the last two years ought to profit us for a while as once more, retailers, in my view, actually fought to fulfill the calls for of the buyer during the last two years. However they don’t seem to be doing that essentially effectively or successfully.

So they should proceed to speculate. And once more, we went public off our numbers in 2009, which had been very sturdy. And in 2009, what we noticed was a weakening — a strengthening of our retailer leads as retailers, this turned a better precedence for retailers. On the flip facet, we did see longer gross sales cycles and tougher gross sales cycles on the provider facet.

So net-net, we had been considerably unaffected, however lots of places and takes beneath the covers.

Scott BergNeedham and Firm — Analyst

Bought it. Useful. After which, Kim, your income outperformance within the quarter was considered one of your, we’ll name it, smallest that I can bear in mind off the highest of my head. But your buyer additions, your web buyer additions had been really fairly sturdy within the quarter at roughly, I feel, 750 by my rely.

Was there something totally different in possibly the linearity of the quarter versus different current quarters which may have pushed possibly a smaller income outperformance given what appeared to be a extremely sturdy really web buyer acquisition quarter?

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Certain. So we really feel actually good about our ends in the quarter, and that actually goes throughout our entire product portfolio. However to your level, one factor that was a bit totally different than we had anticipated, we really had a better web buyer provides of 700-plus within the quarter, which is greater than it has been the final couple of quarters. And so, that half was a bit totally different than we thought in a constructive path.

However do be mindful, sometimes, what occurs is after we add extra prospects by enablement campaigns, and so forth., lots of occasions, these are going to finish up being smaller income prospects initially. After which, we actually have the chance to develop that guide of enterprise with these prospects over time. So the one factor that actually is considerably totally different within the quarter is greater variety of web buyer provides. And once you take a look at these prospects, there actually is a side of that that smaller than common prospects.

Scott BergNeedham and Firm — Analyst

That is tremendous useful. Thanks for taking the query.

Operator

Thanks. Please stand by for our subsequent query. Our subsequent query comes from the road of Mark Schappel with Loop Capital. Your line is open.

Mark SchappelLoop Capital Markets — Analyst

Hello. Good night. Thanks for taking my questions. Only a couple.

Archie, with respect to the vertical markets that you just promote into, are you seeing any notable power or weak spot in any explicit vertical?

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

I’d say, from a promoting standpoint, no, I feel we proceed to be fairly broad-based. We proceed to see in all probability a bit of extra momentum within the distribution space than anywhere. However general, it has been comparatively constant.

Mark SchappelLoop Capital Markets — Analyst

OK. Nice. After which, on the worldwide entrance, I notice your worldwide enterprise is comparatively small, however how are you seeing that phase carry out?

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

Sure. Nicely, a few locations. In Europe, that’s — we’re primarily attacking Europe with our analytics product, and we proceed to see very nice momentum. We are not caught up within the financial system or the warfare or anything there, Now, that might be only a issue of we’re off a really, very small base, however we aren’t seeing any slowdown on that facet.

Australia continues to be sturdy. So happy with our worldwide presence and momentum.

Mark SchappelLoop Capital Markets — Analyst

Nice. After which, lastly, the service service resolution. I feel it has been a few quarters since it has been launched. I used to be questioning in the event you may simply give us a way of what you are seeing when it comes to the pipeline.

And possibly once you suppose that resolution could develop into materials to the P&L?

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

Sure. I feel — effectively, it is contributing, as we had talked about, a really small portion. It is a small add-on. These are examples of how to proceed so as to add worth to our prospects and in the end, monetize that worth.

And so, we proceed to see momentum. We proceed to see pipelines rising, and we’re studying find out how to promote it and make it simply a part of a bundle once you purchase. So continued momentum, and I am actually optimistic about how we try this and different merchandise into the longer term.

Mark SchappelLoop Capital Markets — Analyst

OK. Nice. Thanks. Recognize it.

Operator

Thanks. Please stand by for our subsequent query. Our subsequent query comes from the road of Parker Lane with Stifel. Your line is open.

Parker LaneStifel Monetary Corp. — Analyst

Yeah, hello. Thanks for taking the questions. Archie, you simply alluded to the power in analytics in Europe. I hoped to — if we take a look at the stability of inflation and provide chain disruption, alongside fears of a recession in each Europe and right here, which of these elements do you suppose as an even bigger affect in the best way that consumers are interested by that product? Is it essential for them on this present setting? Or do you suppose it might be a bit squishier as they form of prioritize different areas of funding?

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

Sure, in Europe, it is a bit of bit totally different story simply because we’re coming off a small scale. So once more, we bought an enormous place to fish, and we’re not seeing that. Once more, I feel in the event you go into continued recession, historical past would inform you, and we’re not seeing that proper now, historical past would inform you that the places and takes beneath the covers of our enterprise is we’d see stronger retail enterprise, we’d see longer gross sales cycles and suppliers and a harder time and analytics. That is what historical past would inform you.

General, it will look roughly the identical, however lots of places and takes beneath.

Parker LaneStifel Monetary Corp. — Analyst

Sure. Talking of historical past, can we return to ’08, ’09, and possibly you may remind us in regards to the cadence or magnitude of retailer bankruptcies, and the way would you assess the well being of the retailers you are working with at present versus again in that point?

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

 Sure. We did not see that many retail bankruptcies. And people are at all times factored in if it is one — it is likely to be 1%. You are at all times topic to that 1% income hit.

We have no concentrations. So lots of occasions, when anyone goes bankrupt, there is a small payment from many suppliers that will get — you convey the income down from these suppliers. I feel the most important quarter we have ever seen an influence was about 1% or lower than 1% is the most important influence we have seen. I’d say general, I imply, quite a bit has been made about bankruptcies and retail during the last 4 or 5 years.

However actually, once you take a look at who has primarily gone bankrupt, it is firms that had large debt infrastructures, didn’t make investments into their enterprise. You’re taking like 5, six years in the past, Sports activities Authority, large — they’d invested of their shops. They did not have an omnichannel presence in any respect. Actually, they’d bought off the rights to their e-commerce.

So clearly, at all times a danger, however with over 3,000 retailers within the community, really feel fairly good in regards to the minimal publicity.

Parker LaneStifel Monetary Corp. — Analyst

Bought it. Recognize the colour and congrats within the quarter. Thanks once more.

Operator

Thanks. Please stand by for our subsequent query. Our subsequent query comes from the road of Nehal Chokshi with Northland Securities. Your line is open.

Nehal ChokshiNorthland Securities — Analyst

Yeah. Thanks. Good quarter, particularly given the macro backdrop. Kim, you probably did point out that your buyer provides had been stronger on the small facet than normal, but you probably did have a very nice stable Q-over-Q improve in ARPU.

So are you able to speak by that discrepancy?

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Certain. When you concentrate on the remark that I used to be making is we had a fairly excessive web provides of roughly 700. And when you concentrate on what makes up our buyer provides, the most important amount —

Nehal ChokshiNorthland Securities — Analyst

Hi there?

Operator

Women and gents, please stand by. Your convention will resume momentarily because of technical points. lease stand by. Thanks in your endurance.

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Hi there. Who do I’ve? That is Kim and Archie. We had gotten disconnected.

Operator

Sure, you might be linked again. Thanks. We will hear you.

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

OK. Are we reside?

Operator

Sure, you might be.

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

OK. Nicely, apologies for that. Nehal, to reply the query that you just had, you had been asking because it associated to buyer, in addition to the pockets share. So the remark that I used to be making is that within the quarter, we had roughly 700 web buyer provides, a bit of bit greater than we have had within the final couple of quarters.

And simply as a reminder, the overwhelming majority of our web buyer provides come by neighborhood campaigns. So the remark that I used to be making is often, after we get these prospects for the primary time by neighborhood, they are typically a smaller than common ASP dimension. After which, we now have the chance to develop that enterprise over time. In order that’s mirrored to the — my remark because it associated to the 700 prospects.

Then because it pertains to the pockets share dimension, to your level, actually, pockets share did improve in absolute {dollars}. In the event you take a look at it from a development fee perspective, final quarter, it was a 5% improve, this quarter, it was a 4% improve. In order that’s actually the comp that I used to be referring to.

Nehal ChokshiNorthland Securities — Analyst

Bought it. So in the event you take a look at the pockets share improve on a Q-over-Q foundation after which annualize that, it is even higher than the 4%. And so, what’s the driver of what was, simply I’d name, an excellent sequential Q-o-Q improve within the pockets?

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Certain. So in the event you take a look at the general outcomes of our enterprise, we had very sturdy efficiency on each success and analytics. All of that will get mirrored into our general recurring income. After which, the output of that’s there’s additionally an idea of plenty of prospects and within the pockets share.

So the touch upon the pockets share related to the brand new prospects, really feel like I’ve answered that, the remaining would merely be the general enterprise. So in the event you take a look at the power of our enterprise in success and analytics, you may also look on the analytics that elevated about 1% sequentially in year-over-year development, that went from 11% to 12%.

Nehal ChokshiNorthland Securities — Analyst

Bought it. That is incredible. After which, on GCommerce, what was their development profile previous to acquisition?

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Certain. So that they had been rising. Considerably much like our development fee. Our expectation is, general, the expansion fee of the mixed firms will stay at what we now have said, which might be 15% or higher for the foreseeable future.

Nehal ChokshiNorthland Securities — Analyst

Bought it. Thanks very a lot.

Operator

[Operator instructions] Our subsequent query comes from the road of Joe Goodwin with JMP Securities. Your line is open.

Joe GoodwinJMP Securities — Analyst

Nice. Thanks a lot for taking my query. Simply curious, are you sustaining your — the identical funding path all through the rest of the yr? Or have you ever slowed any hiring on the gross sales facet? Or is there any modifications made in any respect?

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Joe, it is Kim. No modifications. So our expectation, we had supplied some visibility into this towards the top of final yr, and it stays by this yr. We proceed to speculate again within the enterprise in areas of hiring, though, in fact, we’ll rent in all areas.

We’ll, particularly, concentrate on the client success space, in addition to gross sales. Made good progress within the quarter in each of these areas, and we’ll proceed to make investments to fulfill not solely our present prospects’ wants and expectations, but additionally within the development alternatives we see going ahead.

Joe GoodwinJMP Securities — Analyst

Bought it. OK. After which, on GCommerce, is there any extra background — I suppose, are you able to share who engaged who on the transaction and possibly when that transaction course of really started? And in the event you may present a bit of extra colour on the connection between the 2 firms previous to the acquisition?

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

 One of many issues we have executed over a protracted, lengthy time period is get to know the folks within the {industry} and the opponents. So Steve Smith, the CEO there, I’ve recognized for a decade and had totally different conversations alongside the time. And on all of those, the vendor must be ready to promote at an affordable worth and need to promote. And so, this — I feel all of it got here collectively for them at the moment on the proper worth and on the proper time.

So most of those — lots of these are multiyear relationships the place you construct belief over a time period and watch their enterprise.

Joe GoodwinJMP Securities — Analyst

Nice. Thanks.

Operator

[Operator signoff]

Length: 0 minutes

Name contributors:

Irmina BlaszczykInvestor Relations

Archie BlackChief Govt Officer and Board Director

Kim NelsonChief Monetary Officer

Matthew PfauWilliam Blair and Firm — Analyst

Jeff Van RheeCraig-Hallum Capital Group — Analyst

Scott BergNeedham and Firm — Analyst

Mark SchappelLoop Capital Markets — Analyst

Parker LaneStifel Monetary Corp. — Analyst

Nehal ChokshiNorthland Securities — Analyst

Joe GoodwinJMP Securities — Analyst

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