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Dole plc (DOLE) Q3 2021 Earnings Name Transcript

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Dole plc (NYSE:DOLE)
Q3 2021 Earnings Name
Dec 03, 2021, 10:00 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Ready Remarks
  • Questions and Solutions
  • Name Individuals

Ready Remarks:

Operator

Howdy, and welcome to the Dole plc third quarter 2021 earnings convention name and webcast. At this time’s convention is being broadcast dwell over the Web and can also be being recorded for playback functions. [Operator instructions] For opening remarks and introductions, I want to flip the decision over to the pinnacle of investor relations with Dole plc, James O’Regan.

James O’ReganHead of Investor Relations

Welcome, all people, and thanks for becoming a member of our third quarter 2021 convention name. Becoming a member of me on the decision as we speak are Rory Byrne, chief govt officer; Johan Linden, chief working officer; and Frank Davis, chief monetary officer. This convention name is being webcast dwell on our web site and shall be out there for replay after this name. Throughout this name, we shall be referring to presentation slides and supplemental remarks, and these can be found on the investor relations part of the Dole plc web site.

Please observe, our remarks as we speak will embody sure forward-looking statements inside the provisions of the federal securities secure harbor legislation. These replicate circumstances on the time they’re made, and the corporate expressly disclaims any obligation to replace or revise any forward-looking statements. Precise outcomes or outcomes might differ materially from these which may be expressed or implied attributable to a variety of things, together with these set forth in our SEC filings and information releases. Our earnings launch, monetary report and associated supplies for the third quarter will be discovered on our web site at doleplc.com/buyers.

Info concerning using non-GAAP monetary measures may be discovered within the Notes part of the discharge, which additionally consists of the reconciliation to essentially the most comparable GAAP measures of adjusted EBITDA, adjusted web earnings, web debt, and adjusted earnings per share. The small print of our statutory forward-looking statements disclaimer will be present in our SEC filings and the presentation slides we shall be discussing as we speak. With that, I am happy to show as we speak’s name over to Rory.

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Thanks, James, and thanks all for becoming a member of us on our first earnings name at Dole plc following our IPO in July. In addition to discussing our third quarter 2021 outcomes and efficiency 12 months so far, I will additionally offer you a high-level overview of the Dole plc enterprise. And later within the presentation, I will provide you with some additional perception into our long-term technique. Johan will give an replace on buying and selling, progress being made on synergies, and touch upon among the strategic initiatives being undertaken throughout the group.

And eventually, Frank will take you thru the monetary overview. So with that, turning to Slide 5, whereas 2021 has been a transformative 12 months for the group, Dole plc was fashioned by bringing collectively Whole Tasks plc and Dole Meals Firm, adopted by the IPO of this new firm on the finish of July. We obtained web proceeds of $398.9 million from the IPO, and all the proceeds had been used to strengthen our steadiness sheet by repaying larger price stash. Concurrently with the IPO, we additionally efficiently accomplished a $1.44 billion refinancing package deal, offering us with well-structured liquidity to assist our continued development.

For the aim of this presentation and as set out in our press launch issued as we speak, the monetary info has been ready on a professional forma foundation, illustrating Dole plc’s outcomes as if the merger, IPO, and refinancing had all occurred on 1 January 2020. That is according to the professional forma monetary info introduced within the Kind F-1 filed with the SEC in reference to the IPO. So for the reason that IPO on the finish of July, we have been targeted on the mixing and reorganization of administration throughout the enlarged entity, implementing our synergy technique, and additional strengthening our public firm reporting and compliance capabilities. our monetary efficiency, we have delivered robust outcomes for the primary 9 months of the 12 months in opposition to the backdrop of a novel financial atmosphere.

Professional forma income and professional forma adjusted EBITDA are each up versus the comparable prior 12 months interval, with professional forma income up 4.5% and professional forma adjusted EBITDA up 12.6%. We’re more than happy with this development and set in opposition to the context of a powerful prior 12 months and likewise given the complexities presently being skilled in provide chains throughout the globe. Expertise and dedication of our folks, together with the variety of our operations, each from a geographic and a product and repair providing perspective, in addition to our refined asset base has helped us to handle the industrywide provide chain pressures. We have witnessed firsthand the continued advantages of our built-in enterprise mannequin and having management over belongings inside our provide chain, akin to our fleet of 11 ships that we function and roughly 17,000 containers in our tropical fleet enterprise.

This has enabled us to proceed to ship in a difficult atmosphere. Regardless of the advantages of our built-in provide chain, we have not been immune from industrywide price inflation, which we managed earlier this 12 months. As rising inflationary pressures emerged, we initially targeted our efforts on optimizing our provide chain to restrict price impacts. Nevertheless, now that it is clear that inflation is pervasive and protracted, we now have reacted by rising costs within the section of our enterprise which have longer-term contracts, akin to our tropical fruit division and value-added solids.

And we’re happy that our buyer base has largely been supportive and understanding. Inside the diversified section of our enterprise, pricing tends to be extra dynamic. And so far, we have been in a position to largely cross via price will increase however working intently with our suppliers and our prospects. We’re additionally more than happy with our monetary place following the IPO.

On the finish of Q3, our web leverage stood at 2.6 occasions, which is under our focused stage of 3 times. Our well-capitalized steadiness sheet creates the premise for long-term sustainable development for the group, and I will present a recap of our long-term technique later within the presentation. At this time, we have additionally introduced a money dividend for the third quarter of 2021. We pay a dividend of $0.08 per share on January 7, 2022 to shareholders on document on the seventeenth of December 2021.

We’re offering a full 12 months 2021 professional forma income goal within the vary of $9.2 billion to $9.4 billion and the complete 12 months 2021 professional forma adjusted EBITDA goal within the vary of $390 million to $400 million. This corresponds to year-on-year professional forma development of two.6% to 4.8% and professional forma adjusted EBITDA development of 4.9% to 7.6%. I will present additional particulars on our outlook later within the presentation. So turning to Slide 7.

I will now provide you with a quick overview of the Dole plc enterprise. We’re the worldwide chief of contemporary produce of practically two occasions bigger when it comes to income than the subsequent largest firm on this class. We produce remarket, distribute an intensive number of contemporary vegetables and fruit throughout the globe. Our produce are sourced each domestically and from all over the world from a broad sourcing community and from our personal farms.

We have over — we now have gross sales in over 80 nations, the North America and Europe being our largest markets, but additionally the presence in components of Asia, Latin America, the Center East, and Africa. 4 working divisions of Dole plc are Contemporary Fruits, Contemporary Greens, Diversified Contemporary Produce America and Remainder of World, and Diversified Contemporary Produce EMEA. Contemporary Fruit division is liable for farming, sourcing, and distribution of bananas, pineapples and numerous different tropical fruits, in addition to offering industrial cargo providers. Principal markets, geographic areas served are North America and Europe.

Contemporary Greens is liable for the distribution sale of Contemporary Packed Greens in addition to value-added salads, which embody pre packed salads and new 12 months kits. The 2 diversified divisions are liable for the manufacturing, advertising and marketing, and distribution of all kinds of contemporary produce to prospects, primarily in North America and Europe throughout the retail, wholesale, and meals service channels. Dole plc has management positions in classes akin to bananas, pineapples, value-added salads, grapes, and Contemporary Packed Greens. We even have a spotlight and increasing presence certainly and faster-growing product classes akin to avocados, berries, and natural produce.

Contemporary produce is a key and rising class inside the total meals sector. We’re seeing an acceleration of development pushed by well being and wellness tendencies. Shoppers are more and more targeted on their bodily and psychological well-being on sustainability, and so they’re shifting towards plant-based vegetarian and vegan diets as a method to enhance their well being and scale back their very own carbon footprint. Consequently, the class itself is targeted to expertise annual development of over 2.7% each year over the subsequent 5 years.

One last level to say is that the market that we function in remains to be extremely fragmented with vital potential for additional consolidation. As complete produce, we used M&A as a profitable lever for development, and we anticipate Dole plc to do the identical. On Slide 8, simply to remind you, we have illustrated the large geographical presence of Dole plc in addition to giving some perception into the extremely invaluable and strategic asset base that we now have. We function in over 250 amenities throughout the globe, together with over 160 distribution amenities and 75 pack homes.

We function 12 chilly storage amenities and 5 stable manufacturing crops. We personal over 109,000 acres of land with this owned acreage mixed with the multi-continental sourcing mannequin allows working flexibility and product availability all year long, improve — and enhances our capability to handle prices. One other necessary strategic asset is our fleet of ships. We personal 13 ships and function 11 of these ships ourselves, with two presently out in constitution.

Included within the 11, two new ships, we took supply of earlier this 12 months, the Dole Aztec and the Dole Maya. Our 11 owned and operated ships are used to the transport of tropical produce from our manufacturing amenities in Central and South America to our buyer community in North America and Europe and assist our industrial cargo enterprise. Having our personal fleet of ships offers higher certainty of distribution and enhances our provide chain transparency and management. So with that, I will cross you now over to Johan to provide an replace on operations.

Johan LindenChief Working Officer

Thanks, Rory. Good morning, everybody. I wish to begin by emphasizing each my very own pleasure for what we now have began right here at Dole plc in addition to my satisfaction with how we now have progressed so far with our first step as a brand new firm. As you heard already from Rory, the efficiency of the mixed enterprise 12 months so far on a professional forma foundation has been robust and offers a wonderful basis for the alternatives forward.

Turning to Slide 11. As Rory has already famous, we’re not resistant to inflationary pressures, and so we now have had wanted to take actions to deal with the continuing challenges, together with initiated worth will increase. Within the Contemporary Fruit and Contemporary Greens division, which represents 45% of our professional forma revenues, we sometimes have longer-term contracts in place. And so we now have wanted to deal with the present points proactively.

In that context, we now have been happy with the response from our prospects to the worth will increase that we now have regarded for. And we’re progressing nicely towards having the pricing in place to offset present inflationary pressures in full in 2022. Within the Diversified Contemporary Produce division, which represents 55% of professional forma revenues. Pricing tends to be on a short-term foundation and any inflationary price will increase will be handed via the availability chain comparatively shortly.

Whereas we’re happy with the assist from our prospects, we additionally know that on this atmosphere, we must be extremely targeted and attentive to all facets of the availability chain so we are able to proceed to ship glorious merchandise and repair to our companions and a wholesome enterprise for our stakeholders. Trying on the 4 divisions in additional element. This has been an irregular 12 months in Contemporary Fruits. All year long, we now have endured vital price influence on each our sourcing base and provide chain following the November 2020 hurricane in Guatemala and Honduras and extra not too long ago by the present inflationary pressures.

To cope with the elevated price pressures, we now have been working with our prospects to extend pricing and anticipate to have the pricing we have to offset the present inflationary influence in place by the tip of 2021. It has been a difficult 12 months in Contemporary Greens division for 2 fundamental causes. Each of that are being addressed. The primary is that our Contemporary Packed Greens enterprise has suffered from persistently weak market pricing triggered partially by order provide because the market planted for a higher restoration within the foodservice sector that has been doable as COVID-19 has lingered.

To handle this subject, we now have diminished our personal planting to restrict our market publicity in 2022. We now have additionally seen some short-term reduction within the type of higher pricing because the market has achieved extra steadiness with the transfer to the winter sourcing areas. The second influence has been the numerous inflationary challenges which have affected the value-added salad enterprise, notably in relation to freight, labor, and packaging. Heading into This fall, we now have already applied worth will increase with value-added prospects to assist handle the inflationary challenges we noticed early within the 12 months.

In our Diversified enterprise in Americas, we now have overcome particular weather-related challenges by counting on our diversified vary of services and have grown our enterprise by each additional strengthening our buyer relationships, and by persevering with to develop in high-growth classes like berries and avocados. And eventually, in our diversified EMEA enterprise, we now have withstood the continued influence of COVID-19-related disruptions each in provide and in demand patterns by constructing on our robust buyer relationships and offering unmatched service in a difficult atmosphere. We additionally reorganized our Dutch companies, which has contributed to robust development. Subsequent, I want to point out among the web investments we now have made, which we imagine will drive the enterprise ahead within the years to come back.

Most critically, we took supply this summer season of two new vessels: Dole Aztec and Dole Maya, that may serve our U.S. Gulf markets and which we imagine are foundational asset for churn’s capability to handle as we speak’s distinctive provide chain challenges. 12 months so far, as numbers of quite a few international ports have suffered with congestion and delays resulting in gear shortages and rising transport prices, we now have been in a position to insulate ourselves from the worst of the disaster by counting on our owned belongings and by working out of ports the place we now have our personal working groups on the bottom. Along with the safety of our built-in provide chain has afforded us within the present atmosphere, I am more than happy to say that each the dimensions of the brand new vessels and the brand new routes we now have applied convey each a greater environmental footprint in addition to scale back prices.

To offer you some coloration with the 2 new ships we had been in a position to retire 4 previous ones. We now have additionally invested considerably in replanting in Honduras after a number of of our firm farms had been debitstated by final 12 months’s hurricanes. We imagine our fast motion to reinvest and the unimaginable work of our group on the bottom place us nicely to drive additional price competitiveness within the enterprise within the years to come back. One other reported strategic initiative for us this 12 months was the acquisition of a further pineapple farm in Costa Rica that’s adjoining to one in all our current farms.

This farm has been one in all our long-term growers and the proprietor have been trying to promote the enterprise. The acquisition safety provide permits us to entry extra grower margins and provides us alternative to broaden margins by driving synergies because of the mixed farms. Lastly, we now have additionally invested this 12 months in necessary packaging and cooling belongings at supply and near the market. We imagine investments right here not solely make sense with the operations on a stand-alone foundation however can even give us an enhanced functionality to additional drive group synergies.

And on the subject of synergies, I want to make a couple of particular factors on the extra steps we’re taking to place ourselves to delivering on our synergy targets for the years to come back. Firstly, and of vital significance, the chief administration group of Dole plc are shortly constructing on our current relationships to determine the muse for long-term development. All the required purposeful initiatives that include any mergers are advancing nicely, and we now have built-in a number of key administration groups throughout the legacy Dole Meals firm and complete produce companies. We imagine this cross-pollinations is not going to solely convey new practices and concepts to current areas, however would additionally foster the tradition we want in our administration group to maintain our current success and develop our new alternatives.

We now have already made some small investments collectively to drive additional integration, like within the French market the place we’re planning to develop our presence with new rising capabilities and in South Africa, the place we’re consolidating a few of our sourcing operations. We now have additionally established a brand new cross-company logistic perform that’s presently laying the muse for key groupwide initiatives. We’re additionally seeing good forecast for development in promoting and sourcing for each core merchandise and better development merchandise like berries and avocados. As we glance ahead into 2022, we anticipate to make additional strides with sourcing efficiencies notably in South America and in South Africa, whereas promoting alternatives and extension of the Dole model in necessary European markets and likewise with particular progress on our logistics, berries and avocado methods.

With that, I’ll hand you to Frank to provide the monetary overview.

Frank DavisChief Monetary Officer

Thanks, Johan. I am more than happy to be reporting our first quarterly earnings as Dole plc following our itemizing on the New York Inventory Change. As already talked about on the outset, the monetary info referred to as we speak and as outlined in our press launch has been ready on a professional forma foundation, illustrating Dole plc’s earnings as is the merger, IPO, and refinancing had occurred on January 1, 2020. This system is according to the professional forma monetary info introduced within the Kind F-1 filed with the SEC in reference to the IPO.

Turning first to Slide 15. Dole plc has delivered robust outcomes, with 12 months so far professional forma income of 4.5% to USD 7.1 billion on the finish of September. The rise within the year-to-date professional forma income was pushed by development within the two Diversified Contemporary Produce divisions and the Contemporary Greens division. For the third quarter of 2021, professional forma income was 0.3% forward of the prior 12 months.

12 months-to-date professional forma adjusted EBITDA is up 12.6% to $337.7 million in comparison with $299.9 million for the primary 9 months of 2020. The rise within the year-to-date EBITDA has proven — has been pushed by EBITDA will increase within the Contemporary Fruit division, adopted by a powerful first half of the 12 months and from Diversified Contemporary Produce EMEA. This was partially offset by EBITDA decreases within the Contemporary Greens division, due primarily to weak point in our Contemporary Packed Vegetable enterprise attributable to an oversupplied market in addition to inflationary pressures in value-added salads. Moreover, an EBITDA lower in Diversified Contemporary Produce Americas and Remainder of World because of the influence of hostile climate occasions on the outset of the 12 months.

Professional forma adjusted EBITDA is down 35.4 for the third quarter — 35.4% for the third quarter of 2021 versus the comparable quarter in 2020. The lower was predominantly pushed by EBITDA decreases in Contemporary Greens attributable to weak markets in our Contemporary Packed Greens enterprise and inflationary headwinds in value-added salads. As well as, we skilled EBITDA decreases within the Contemporary Fruit division because of the ongoing provide chain impacts following final 12 months’s hurricanes. Shifting to the subsequent slide.

On a professional forma foundation, adjusted web earnings was $131.6 million for the primary 9 months of the 12 months, which corresponds to a 22.5% enhance from the primary 9 months of 2020. The rise is predominantly because of the enhance in professional forma adjusted EBITDA, offset by a rise in depreciation cost and a rise within the earnings attributable to noncontrolling shareholders. every of the divisions now in additional element and beginning with Contemporary Fruit. All year long, we now have seen price pressures from the availability chain influence brought on by the hurricanes, Iota and Eta in Honduras and Guatemala in November 2020 and extra not too long ago from the inflationary pressures, which have elevated because the 12 months has progressed.

Nevertheless, extra positively, we now have additionally seen good market pricing within the first half of the 12 months and have been persevering with to optimize our provide chain, together with taking supply of our two new vessels, the Dole Aztec and the Dole Maya to enhance our personal prices. Third quarter professional forma income was down 0.8% versus the prior 12 months, attributable to decrease volumes of bananas in North America and decrease banana worth in Europe in addition to decrease pricing for pineapples in North America. This was offset partially by larger pricing in North America for bananas, quantity development in pineapples in North America and in Europe, in addition to development in industrial cargo revenues attributable to larger freight charges. 12 months-to-date professional forma income was up 2.7% in comparison with the prior 12 months, attributable to larger banana pricing in North America and better pineapple pricing throughout all markets in addition to development in industrial cargo, partially offset by decrease banana volumes in all markets.

Third quarter 2021 professional forma adjusted EBITDA was down 53.2% in comparison with the prior 12 months, attributable to decrease income and better transportation prices in North America and better produce prices pushed by supplies will increase in addition to the continued influence on provide chains from final 12 months’s hurricanes in Guatemala and Honduras. These price will increase had been partially offset by improved efficiency in our industrial cargo enterprise in addition to by the good thing about foreign money hedges in our European markets. For the 12 months so far, professional forma adjusted EBITDA is up 27%, largely attributable to larger income, particularly, with the good thing about larger costs within the U.S. banana market and the expansion of the industrial cargo enterprise, partially offset by larger sourcing prices following the influence of the hurricanes final 12 months and inflationary headwinds.

Shifting to the subsequent slide, Contemporary Greens. This division has had a difficult 12 months for 2 fundamental causes, as Johan talked about earlier. The Contemporary Packed Greens market has been oversupplied in 2021, with the extent of plantings based mostly on an expectation that the restoration in foodservice can be higher than has come to cross. This extra provide has put downward stress on all markets for contemporary packed merchandise.

With the outlook for COVID-19 and 2022 nonetheless unsure, we’re slicing again our personal planting to cut back our publicity. Inside the value-added salads enterprise, we now have endured via vital inflationary pressures attributable to each the U.S. labor scarcity and inland transportation challenges. Nevertheless, as Johan talked about, we now have already efficiently adjusted pricing with prospects to assist offset price pressures from earlier within the 12 months.

Professional forma income elevated 1% within the third quarter of 2021, primarily attributable to larger pricing within the value-added salads enterprise, offset partially by decrease volumes on this enterprise. Manufacturing was impacted by labor availability challenges within the quarter. As well as, decrease quantity and decrease pricing in Contemporary Packed Greens led to a lower in income. 12 months-to-date professional forma income elevated 4.3%, attributable to larger volumes and pricings within the value-added salads enterprise, pushed by robust market demand and a greater mixture of merchandise bought.

This was partially offset by income declines within the Contemporary Packed enterprise. Third quarter 2021 professional forma adjusted EBITDA decreased by 90.8%, primarily attributable to persistently weak Contemporary Packed Greens markets. The influence of inflation in inland transportation in addition to in packaging and labor proceed to extend. Nevertheless, the early motion taken on rising costs with prospects and value-added salads additionally began to offset a few of these pressures within the quarter.

Lastly, professional forma adjusted EBITDA for the primary 9 months decreased 84.8%, primarily once more because of the influence of persistently weak Contemporary Packed Greens market and inflationary challenges talked about earlier. Trying subsequent at Diversified Contemporary Produce Americas and Remainder of World. Third quarter 2021 professional forma income was up 4% primarily attributable to a powerful efficiency within the berry class and development in apples and kiwis from Chile, offset partially by some port-related challenges in North American export enterprise. Professional forma income for the primary 9 months of 2021 was up 5.2%, primarily attributable to larger income from obstacles and extra incrementally by development within the Chilean export group enterprise.

Third quarter 2021 professional forma adjusted EBITDA was down 52.4%, largely pushed by the persevering with influence of hostile climate throughout the Chilean grape rising season within the first a part of the 12 months, partially offset by good development in berries. Professional forma adjusted EBITDA for the 12 months so far was down 15.1%, with a lower once more considerably pushed by the hostile climate occasions that impacted the Chilean and grape season. This was offset partially by EBITDA enchancment from the berry class in addition to asparagus and within the Chilean high fruit and stone fruit. Lastly, Diversified Contemporary Produce EMEA has had a powerful efficiency in 2021 12 months so far, a reorganization of our Dutch companies in addition to a restoration within the foodservice channel contributed to this robust development.

Professional forma income decreased 0.8% for the third quarter of 2021, because of the divestment of our enterprise within the third quarter, partially offset by the incremental contributions from step-up acquisitions and a good influence of foreign money translation. Professional forma revenues is up 5.9% for the primary 9 months of the 12 months, attributable to constructive foreign money actions and robust efficiency throughout all channels and the contribution from step-up acquisitions within the interval. This was partially offset by the incremental influence of divestments within the third quarter. Third quarter 2021 professional forma adjusted EBITDA was up 9.4%, attributable to a very good restoration in our Dutch companies following the reorganization talked about beforehand in addition to a powerful efficiency throughout different European markets and the favorable influence of international foreign money translation.

Lastly, professional forma adjusted EBITDA for the 12 months so far is 33.8% forward of prior 12 months, once more, pushed by a restoration in our Dutch enterprise and good efficiency in Eire and within the U.Okay., pushed by the reopening of foodservice channels. Our Brazilian export enterprise additionally carried out strongly. The outcomes additionally benefited from favorable international foreign money on translation. our capital allocation and leverage on Slide 21.

Our capital expenditure technique is targeted on investing the place we see the best alternative for worthwhile development to assist our current robust market positions in core merchandise. This mix, we imagine, in the end drives one of the best returns for our shareholders. Whereas in a typical monetary 12 months, we anticipate that our capital expenditures shall be broadly in step with our depreciation expense, this can fluctuate at occasions, primarily our reinvestment cycle. With main capital belongings, it isn’t linear.

In 2021, we made numerous strategic investments. We made $53 million in last funds for our two new vessels within the first half of 2021. As well as, we spent $16 million reinvesting in our Honduran farms impacted by final 12 months’s hurricanes and $25 million in buying Pineapple belongings that convey a novel strategic worth to our operations. As Rory talked about beforehand, we now have introduced a quarterly money dividend for the third quarter of 2021 of $0.08 per share, which we might — which shall be paid early in early January to shareholders on document on the seventeenth of December 2021.

Lastly, we are going to proceed to give attention to sustaining leverage inside our focused stage of 3 times web debt to adjusted EBITDA. On the finish of the third quarter, our web leverage ratio was 2.76 occasions. Now I might like at hand you again to Johan, who will give an replace on ESG initiatives being undertaken throughout the group.

Johan LindenChief Working Officer

Thanks, Frank. The contemporary produce trade is delivering essentially the most nutritious of meals to the world on the lowest environmental influence. Rising consumption of fruit and greens is sort of universally beneficial by well being leaders, medical doctors, and nutritionists. Correct diet performs an important function towards enhancing the standard and longevity of lives for thousands and thousands of individuals which can be struggling in rising numbers by well being points associated to unhealthy consuming.

Compared to different meals sources, the environmental influence from produce-related emissions and water utilization is among the many lowest, making it in an distinctive meals class to sort out the meals wants on an ever-increasing world inhabitants. Whereas the contemporary produce trade is nicely positioned, we at Dole plc are formally dedicated to bold environmental and social targets for our firm and intend to guide the product trade on the journey to determine much more sustainable methods to function. We now have taken this journey in partnership with the broad stakeholder teams, whereas staying anchored in science and the most recent analysis. And we’re devoted to steady enchancment in sustainable manufacturing from area to porch.

In 2022, Dole plc will finalize a brand new mixed framework, materiality evaluation, and a set of targets throughout the first half of the 12 months. We’re additionally dedicated to disclosing our emissions as a mixed entity to CDP for the primary time in 2022. This may embody Scope 1 and Scope 2 knowledge and qualification of Scope 3 emissions is nicely underway. With that, I’ll cross you again to Rory to offer our outlook for the reminder of full 12 months ’21.

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Thanks, Johan. So I suppose even with the complexities that we’re presently experiencing on the earth all through the availability chain, we do nonetheless anticipate full 12 months professional forma income and professional forma adjusted EBITDA development. For the complete 12 months of 2021, we anticipate to ship professional forma income within the vary of $9.2 billion to $9.4 billion. We additionally anticipate professional forma adjusted EBITDA within the vary of $390 million to $400 million, our mid-single-digit development on the prior 12 months.

For the rest 2021 and looking out into 2022, we anticipate our Contemporary Fruit division to proceed to ship a sturdy efficiency by leveraging its vital asset base and buyer relationships in addition to because of the persevering with restoration in Honduras. For Contemporary Greens, we anticipate to proceed to leverage the robust underlying development within the value-added section of this division to each develop our personal gross sales and to assist the pricing mannequin and buyer relationships that enable us to answer price pressures the place they are often — the place they cannot be offset. And eventually, in our two diversified contemporary produce companies, we anticipate to proceed to construct on our success with key prospects by leveraging the advantages of Dole plc’s built-in provide chain to convey our prospects even nearer to supply and by persevering with to broaden our service choices within the market. Total, we stay assured that the wonderful underlying fundamentals of our class, our main place on this class and our high-quality asset base and other people will mix to place us for fulfillment for the rest of 2021 and into 2022.

On Slide 27, we have set out the weather of our technique to ship sustainable long-term development. Our development technique is targeted on increasing our presence within the giant and rising contemporary produce section in addition to persevering with to give attention to our core enterprise. We’re getting down to seize market share within the faster-growing classes, akin to avocados, berries, value-added salads and natural initiatives. These classes are rising at above common development ranges and collectively characterize circa 25% of our complete income.

Our built-in provide chain offers aggressive benefits. And our aim shall be to proceed to additional optimize this to unlock extra alternatives for development. We additionally personal the main model within the sector, the Dole model, a model which has aligned high quality, freshness, and a more healthy life-style for customers. We’ll proceed to make the most of the energy of this iconic model and broaden its presence into extra classes and markets.

We’ll deepen our market penetration by persevering with to give attention to new product innovation and strengthening our buyer relationships via enhanced buyer insights. That is notably related within the value-added salads class and has been one of many fundamental causes for development on this division. Lastly, we have traditionally grown complete product via acquisitions, and we proceed to search for synergistic M&A alternatives. Market is fragmented and rising, and we imagine we’re nicely positioned to capitalize on the alternatives which may be introduced.

In closing then, we’re more than happy with the corporate’s robust efficiency throughout 2021 and the outlook for the rest of the 12 months. Our place as the worldwide chief in contemporary produce, with a large geographic footprint and numerous product providing, coupled with the expertise and dedication of our folks, leaves us nicely positioned to ship long-term sustainable development. So with that, I will hand you again to the operator, and we are able to open the road for questions.

Questions & Solutions:

Operator

Thanks. [Operator instructions] The primary query as we speak comes from Adam Samuelson of Goldman Sachs. Your line is open.

Adam SamuelsonGoldman Sachs — Analyst

Oh sure. Thanks. Good morning, everybody. So I assume my first query is considering 2021.

Clearly, there’s been robust efficiency in components of the enterprise and particularly within the first half of the 12 months and particular challenges and inflationary headwinds that you have skilled within the second half. Subsequent to a full 12 months EBITDA, look, it appears fairly according to how you’ll take into consideration your long-term development framework. With what as we speak when it comes to the pricing actions that you have taken, when it comes to the worth — when it comes to managing the inflationary atmosphere that you simply’re in addressing among the particular issues within the contemporary greens. Is there a motive to assume that you simply would not have the ability to obtain that form of midterm, mid-single-digit EBITDA development in ’22 or simply — it looks as if your inventory stays very skeptical of that view, and I might like to get your perspective. 

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Sure. Thanks, Adam. Sure, I imply, I feel what you have actually received to do is maybe even look again on the historical past of after we had been complete initiatives on a stand-alone foundation. From demerger with 5s again in 2006 to the creation of this new entity, we had one thing like a compound development of 400%.

In 2019, on a stand-alone foundation in complete produce, we achieved over 10% EPS development. After which in 2020, an additional 9.1%. And if we had been working the numbers on a stand-alone complete challenge foundation for ’21, we would have actually robust numbers once more. So it is a sophisticated world on the market, plenty of headwinds, plenty of challenges round sudden surges and inflation.

I feel plenty of sudden penalties arising from the COVID disaster. An important factor for me is that we nonetheless regarded all these challenges and the variety of our earnings throughout all of the completely different geographies that we function within the completely different product segments that we function in. We have been in a position to react, and we have been in a position to hit the goal that even just about set on the time of IPO for 2021. And so we have not actually been stunned by something that is emerged.

And with every part that we all know, we have no motive to imagine that we won’t proceed on the identical path going into 2022.

Adam SamuelsonGoldman Sachs — Analyst

OK. That is actually useful. So possibly then simply on capital allocation then, simply — and once more, this involves form of a inventory valuation level. You talked about bolt-on M&A and that is smart.

Your leverage is barely under the long-term goal. How may we take into consideration opportunistic share repurchase as a use of capital, notably the place the inventory is now? It simply would appear be notably enticing use of money with the inventory buying and selling nicely under the IPO worth and your leverage under form of your goal vary. 

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Sure. I imply it is an attention-grabbing level, Adam. And clearly, we maintain our eyes on all the potential capital allocation alternatives open to us, together with buyback. And in some methods, it’s kind of contradictory to have not not too long ago IPO-ed the corporate to begin purchase again in a short time.

However there isn’t any doubt that we are going to maintain with that software within the toolbox in its place. And I imply, clearly, on the present score, it is developed by even small corporations at that worth stage personal the most important firm on the earth. So we’re nicely conscious of the dynamics. We’ll maintain our eye on it.

And it is one of many components of capital allocation that over the medium and long run is there for us to make use of. 

Adam SamuelsonGoldman Sachs — Analyst

Thanks.

Operator

Our subsequent query as we speak comes from Christopher Barnes of Deutsche Financial institution. Christopher, your line is open.

Christopher BarnesDeutsche Financial institution — Analyst

Hello. Good afternoon. I assume I simply wish to comply with up on Adam’s first query on the inflationary pressures. It is good to listen to that you simply assume you may nonetheless do a mid-single-digit development in EBITDA subsequent 12 months.

However simply — I imply, it looks as if we’re previous the height inflation, peak pressures on many commodities, however freight, particularly like inland transportation stays difficult, even when there needs to be reduction coming as capability is on-line and extra drivers return. However we’re additionally beginning to hear increasingly more about incremental labor and wage charges going ahead. So I imply, with all that in thoughts, I imply, Johan, you talked about that pricing in Contemporary Fruit ought to — is sufficient to offset present ranges of inflation and there is diversified section. They’re additionally taking pricing later this month, however I assume to the extent you see extra stress from right here, like how nicely do you assume 2022 is protected? Are there any areas you imagine want extra work from right here, whether or not when it comes to pricing or different actions in your half? Any coloration you are in a position to present there can be very useful.

Thanks.

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Yeah. Thanks, Christopher. I imply, clearly, we’re in a really, very dynamic world in the mean time. And as I stated, in answering Adam’s query, I feel, there have been big penalties from the COVID pandemic that dislocation of containers, transport disruptions to the labor market, uneven demand from customers.

So heaps and plenty of issues that has triggered surges and inflation in sure classes. You have seen the chip subject round manufacturing of automobiles and issues like that, however some extraordinary occasions that no one notably predicted. So I imply as far as we are able to, we have tried to research what the inflationary pressures are in sure facets of our enterprise, we are able to lock in prices for the complete 12 months. I feel as Johan stated as nicely, within the diversified contemporary produce facet of our enterprise.

Pricing tends to be very quick time period as nicely. So in that division, we actually — it tends to be seasonal. It tends to be fairly variable doing on provide and demand out of various areas of the world into the market, and that tends to be extra accustomed to dealing with ongoing price adjustments, and also you have a tendency to have the ability to cross it via in a way more fluid strategy to the shoppers and persons are used to variable pricing in that. It is our fixed-price areas that we have to be a little bit bit extra cautious in analyzing.

We have got some flexibility round main divergences and prices. So I imply who is aware of, Christopher, trying into 2022. We have been stunned by plenty of issues over the course of final 12 months. And as far as we are able to and with what’s inside our management, the dedication, and dedication, and administration, we’re feeling snug with the place we’re.

Perhaps Johan want to add one thing additional on that maybe.

Johan LindenChief Working Officer

No. I feel you are proper on. I imply we had been a little bit bit stunned on all the worth shocks that occurred to start with of the 12 months, and we thought possibly they’d be transitionary. So subsequently, we had been a little bit bit sluggish to react.

However now we now have reacted, and we now have the issues in place that we really feel we want going into the brand new 12 months. However we’ll keep attentive. And we even have dialogue with prospects to see if we, over time, indirectly now, however over time, can change among the contracts that we’re constructing indexes into the contract. So when one thing occurs, robotically costs shall be modified.

We now have a few of these indexes already in place on the subject of gas for North America, however we’re additionally now placing different indexes in place. 

Christopher BarnesDeutsche Financial institution — Analyst

Thanks.

Operator

The subsequent query comes from Patrick Higgins of Goodbody Stockbrokers. Your line is open, Patrick. 

Patrick HigginsGoodbody Stockbrokers — Analyst

Good morning, everybody. A few questions for me if that is OK. So firstly, simply clearly, a very good begin to the 12 months. H1, Q3, barely harder or fairly tough.

How has buying and selling continued into This fall? Have you ever seen among the challenges round provide chain or labor availability comfortable? And I assume added to that, how is pricing — the worth will increase inside the contemporary or the value-added salads enterprise being obtained? Secondly, simply on the synergies, the $30 million to $40 million, to listen to if there’s any form of early supply on them or maybe to come back with an anticipated time line supply of a few of them into subsequent 12 months. After which lastly, simply on money flows and web debt. Clearly, a powerful efficiency to finish of September. How ought to we take into consideration money flows into 12 months finish? Ought to we anticipate, I assume, an enchancment in web debt versus that September quantity? Or is there any form of outflows we should always concentrate on? 

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Thanks, Patrick. Sure, I imply when it comes to the way you take a look at H1, Q3, and This fall, I feel, one of the best ways to have a look at that’s to have a look at the forecast I’ve given you for the complete 12 months. And once more, an important level from my perspective is that the knowledge that we gave to analysts and the analyst day that we had pre the IPO, we’re very snug that that was an correct reflection of what was going to evolve over the course of 2021. And we proceed to imagine within the numbers then, clearly, they’re mirrored within the full 12 months outlook.

So I feel we’re snug with that. By way of synergies, once more, Johan would possibly wish to remark a little bit bit additional than that. However clearly, we have kicked off the method on an entire vary of initiatives. Once more, we imagine that we now have no motive to imagine that the synergies will not move in, in the identical method that we now have anticipated on the outset on the IPO.

We’re making progress the place we restructured our administration to convey collectively the 2 groups in a greater method. We’re dedicating the useful resource to the completely different initiatives. We’re trying rigorously at making an attempt to construct convey collectively the completely different components of our enterprise in classes akin to berries or avocados and the berry one, we’re having a really thorough take a look at what we have as we speak and what we wish to have tomorrow and the way we would get there. So once more, I feel, the timetable when it comes to supply of the synergies shall be inside that outlined on the time of the IPO.

After which when it comes to money flows and web debt, I do not know, Frank, possibly, to start with, Johan, in case you on one minute — one second on the synergies, after which possibly Frank would possibly cope with the money move and web debt query. 

Johan LindenChief Working Officer

Sure. Perhaps one second then on the synergies. So what we set out within the — after we did the — after we went to market and among the preliminary publication that we despatched out, we stated the synergies can be within the medium time period between $30 million and $40 million and that might construct up over time. So for the quantity that we’re on the lookout for subsequent 12 months, we really feel comparatively snug about.

And up to now, we now have progressed nicely. We now have centralized the logistic perform and we are able to see some advantages after we’re negotiating already. We now have merged sure sourcing actions, particularly on the subject of South Africa, but additionally on the subject of avocados and berries for Europe, that’s progressing nicely. What we have additionally completed is that we now have moved some folks over between the businesses, and that is truly one of the best factor you are able to do as a result of you then actually get synergies working shortly as a result of then they will clarify for the opposite facet, what is going on on, and so they can inform the — the place they’re coming from, the advantages of the opposite facet.

In order that’s working very nicely. We now have recognized the place to broaden using the model inside Europe. And so total, the group is working very nicely. So we really feel superb concerning the synergies.

And possibly only one factor so as to add some mild on the Q3. It’s that it was anticipated additionally to a sure extent, to have a weaker Q3 when you consider the hurricanes that we had final 12 months as a result of the hurricanes led to the kind marketplace for bananas within the first half, and that was anticipated. So we had good pricing. So we had superb improvement throughout the first half, whereas we additionally knew that there can be, to a sure extent, some oversupply within the Q3 space, and that occurred, and now the market is tightening up once more.

So we really feel snug. I feel that is, Rory, what I can add.

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

And Frank, then on the money move query maybe.

Frank DavisChief Monetary Officer

Positive. Sure. Patrick, as , in our trade, we are inclined to have a working capital influx at the moment of the 12 months trending towards the tip of the 12 months. So I might anticipate possibly a slight enchancment.

The rationale why it is tempered is that we even have some capex in — on the final quarter as nicely that we mood that. However total, I might anticipate — I might hope there is definitely a slight enchancment, it relies upon the place it lands, however right down to timing, however a slight enchancment, I might anticipate, Patrick, total. Nevertheless it actually is timing.

Operator

Our subsequent query comes from Bryan Spillane of Financial institution of America. Your line is open, Bryan. 

Bryan SpillaneFinancial institution of America Merrill Lynch — Analyst

Hello. Thanks, operator. Good morning, everybody. So simply two questions for me.

One, simply as we’re excited about the worth will increase that you have not too long ago applied to the extent that we begin to see reduction on prices, how a lot of that pricing do you assume will find yourself having to be rescinded or will it not? So I assume I am simply making an attempt to grasp how we needs to be excited about matching your inflation with web pricing. And to the extent that we see inflation start to average subsequent 12 months, would we anticipate that to additionally move via when it comes to decrease costs? After which I’ve a follow-up.

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Sure. I assume, Bryan, you have to be within the optimistic class about inflation, in case you assume that it should recede so strongly. I feel what Johan stated earlier is what we have completed is we’re making an attempt to introduce a couple of new classes into the variable ingredient of the annual mounted costs. So for instance, on the gas surcharge, it may go up or down relying on actions within the worth and among the different components will do one thing related.

So you have received draw back and an upside safety in it.

Bryan SpillaneFinancial institution of America Merrill Lynch — Analyst

OK. After which second query, simply round M&A. You talked — touched on it a little bit bit earlier within the name. And I assume I am curious with the stress, proper, that’s in your friends within the trade.

Has that possibly loosened issues up a little bit bit when it comes to properties that you simply could be excited by? And will it truly speed up or improve the M&A exercise?

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Sure. I imply I feel it isn’t solely truthful to say that our friends are underneath monumental stress. After which I do not fairly see it like that. The trade is definitely doing fairly nicely.

You take a look at, say, the Contemporary Monte outcomes, they really — they’d a poorer third quarter, however the remainder of the numbers are fairly good. In the event you take a look at the European corporations which have disclosed numbers or acquainted with, they’re doing superb. So the trade is de facto — it isn’t in a destructive states in any method. The basics within the trade are fairly robust.

We did very nicely throughout the 12 months. We managed to maintain working fairly nicely in the entire pandemic, tough time. So the dynamic hasn’t modified basically. Clearly, we would prefer to have a whole — we would prefer to have a a lot stronger share writing that might assist us and make it extra encouraging for us to do it.

However no, there hasn’t been a dramatic change within the out there alternatives. We have had much more folks method us, given our scale, our measurement and saying that, sure, being a part of this very attention-grabbing entity can be one thing very attention-grabbing. In order that does open with extra alternatives. Nevertheless it’s — we’re analyzing every one on its deserves.

I do not know, Bryan, if that solutions your query.

Bryan SpillaneFinancial institution of America Merrill Lynch — Analyst

Yeah, yeah, yeah. No. Undoubtedly does. Thanks very a lot. 

Operator

Our subsequent query as we speak comes from Ken Zaslow of BMO. Your line is open, Ken. 

Ken ZaslowBMO Capital Markets — Analyst

Hey. Good morning, everybody. Simply had a few questions. My first one is after I take into consideration your first half, how a lot of the profit was from pressure majeure pricing? After which whenever you look ahead into the 2022, how does the comp evaluate to that? Will your web pricing since you did discuss mid-single-digit development, does that change how you consider the revenue in 2022 on a comparable foundation?

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Sure. I feel, in case you exit to ’22, the dynamic over the course of the 12 months is kind of prone to be completely different in comparison with the quarterly dynamic over the course of 2021, for positive.

Ken ZaslowBMO Capital Markets — Analyst

Are you able to give us some framework to how a lot pressure majeure did you truly add within the first half of 2021, simply so we now have a bearable modeling [Inaudible]?

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Sure. I do not assume it is a query of pressure majeure having added something to the equation as a result of we had vital prices related to the hurricane harm in each Honduras and Guatemala. It is extra actually simply — and also you most likely may have worth for a barely longer pressure majeure to compensate for that. So it is a complicated equation.

And it is — I feel, we’ll see a extra balanced pricing over the course of 2022. Nevertheless it’s a little bit early to name that. We do not actually take a look at this on a quarter-by-quarter foundation. That is — we have to have a look at this within the context of a complete 12 months.

So sure, there will be actions from quarters 12 months on 12 months. And sure, the dynamic could also be completely different than we anticipate it to be completely different at ’22 to ’21. However we take a look at the complete 12 months, and we’re nonetheless assured of the complete 12 months 2022 end result, however pressure majeure actually lined the price of the Honduras and Guatemala hurricanes and not more than that. 

Ken ZaslowBMO Capital Markets — Analyst

OK. I will take it off-line. After which my subsequent query is, as you have seen the pricing, are you able to discuss concerning the elasticity to which you are seeing with customers? And the way is that enjoying out?

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Sure. I feel in case you take a look at, say, bananas particularly, they have been comparatively low-cost to the customers. So it has been very elastic to cost. We’ve not truly seen it have seen a falloff in consumption.

You take a look at a quite broader vary of merchandise within the diversified part. As I stated earlier, they’re used to fairly a little bit of variability in pricing relying on origin. So it isn’t the identical promoting within the U.Okay., Chile and grapes promoting Spanish grapes, for instance, with all the fee differential between transport, and many others., convey them to the market. After which because the season adjustments folks adapt to cost.

However we have not seen any influence on demand on account of worth will increase. And as I say, the baseline for bananas particularly, is kind of low and customers are completely satisfied to proceed consuming bananas even at a barely dearer worth.

Ken ZaslowBMO Capital Markets — Analyst

OK. And my final query is, when you consider the logistics points and the challenges that you simply face, does that in any respect have any influence in your synergy realization going ahead, notably on as you are making an attempt to broaden into Europe and use the model, possibly extra on the gross sales facet of it, much more than the fee facet of it? Have you ever seen any influence on that? After which there, I will go away it there, and I recognize your time.

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Sure. I can not — I do not assume we now have seen any materials influence from that on our synergy initiatives now.

Ken ZaslowBMO Capital Markets — Analyst

I recognize it. Thanks, guys, very a lot. Thanks. 

Operator

And our last query as we speak comes from Roland French of Davy. Please go forward. 

Roland FrenchDavy — Analyst

Thanks. Morning, afternoon, all people. Thanks for all the colour and thanks for taking my questions. I feel I’ve three on the pad.

Simply possibly — simply firstly, you will have stated this and I simply did not decide it up. However broadly, in case you consider form of the COGS basket, the place is inflation working out? And I assume I like that, how ought to we take into consideration what pricing is required to mitigate that inflation headwind? After which simply second, I feel, Johan, you talked about that prospects had largely been supported as we speak’s — and so they’re heading into 2020, you have taken the requisite pricing actions to mitigate that inflation. Simply in context of the contract negotiations inside contemporary meals within the banana class, in January, how ought to we take into consideration that, i.e., have you ever completed a part of the guide as we sit as we speak? However by and huge, there’s nonetheless numerous work to do in January with these retailers. After which possibly the ultimate remark, once more, only for clarification, you have form of — you have alluded to confidence round mid-single-digit development in 2022.

Simply when it comes to the form of that, clearly, not dragging 12 months into quarters, clear, you have had a really robust H1 this 12 months, however possibly even simply on a margin — high line margin foundation, if there’s something that we want to consider there, i.e., may income be stronger in context to pricing? I will go away it at that. Thanks. 

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

OK. Thanks, Roland. Sure, I imply, when it comes to the COGS inflation by class, they fluctuate by completely different components of the fee chain. Paper prices have gone up.

Fertilizer prices have gone up. Issues like transport prices are completely different for various operators. There’s some aggressive components that aren’t the identical for all operators within the recreation. We expect in some instances we have a bonus.

So I do not assume — we do not wish to get into very particular components of inflation round micro components of our price of products strains. However we’re assured that the worth will increase that we’re in search of will compensate us for these price will increase going ahead. By way of contracting, the method, clearly, is underway in the mean time. And we’re having constructive constructive interplay with all of our key prospects.

And I suppose that underpins our confidence that we will get via the required stage of worth will increase. I feel all people — as a result of it isn’t simply in our section, but it surely’s in just about all of the industries, you are seeing inflation and sudden inflation throughout completely different components of the fee chain for a lot of, many industries. So it isn’t distinctive to at least one explicit operator. It is not distinctive to us as an organization inside our — our trade is similar to many others.

So it is a dialog that the important thing prospects are having with many, many sectors. In order that maybe makes it a little bit bit extra comprehensible to the shoppers, and we’re getting a greater response from the shoppers on account of that. By way of the expansion targets for 2022, I imply, to be in step with the — we predict they are going to be broadly in step with the projections that we gave on the time of the IPO for all the explanations that we set out within the F-1, I feel, actually right here from with all of these. However we’re not breaking it down into any new or completely different expectations for 2022 versus the expectations that we gave earlier within the 12 months as a part of the IPO course of. 

Roland FrenchDavy — Analyst

OK. That is very constructive. Thanks a lot.

Operator

We now have no additional questions within the queue so I will hand again for closing remarks.

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

OK. I might identical to to say thanks very a lot to all people for taking the time to hitch us on our very first earnings name and replace name. Clearly, it is the primary time we have had the chance to work together with the buyers and analysts since we went public. We hope you have received a greater understanding of the medium-term, long-term aims that we have as a gaggle, and a greater understanding and appreciation of the size and measurement of our operations, the consistency of our earnings, and the broad variety of earnings that we have.

And thanks on your assist. And hopefully, we’ll see a greater share worth after we come again for the subsequent quarter. So thanks very a lot. Good day.

Operator

[Operator signoff]

Period: 63 minutes

Name contributors:

James O’ReganHead of Investor Relations

Rory ByrneChief Govt Officer

Johan LindenChief Working Officer

Frank DavisChief Monetary Officer

Adam SamuelsonGoldman Sachs — Analyst

Christopher BarnesDeutsche Financial institution — Analyst

Patrick HigginsGoodbody Stockbrokers — Analyst

Bryan SpillaneFinancial institution of America Merrill Lynch — Analyst

Ken ZaslowBMO Capital Markets — Analyst

Roland FrenchDavy — Analyst

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