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EVA earnings call for the period ending September 30, 2021.

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Enviva Partners (EVA)
Q3 2021 Earnings Call
Nov 04, 2021, 10:00 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:


Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Enviva's third quarter of 2021 earnings conference call. [Operator instructions] Please note this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Ms. Kate Walsh, vice president of investor relations.

Please go ahead.

Kate Walsh -- Vice President of Investor Relations

Thank you. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Enviva's third quarter of 2021 earnings conference call. We appreciate your interest in Enviva, and thank you for participating today. On this morning's call, we have John Kepler, chairman and CEO; and Shai Even, chief financial officer.

Our agenda will be for John and Shai to discuss their financial results and provide an update on our current business outlook and operations. Then we will open up the call for questions. During the course of our remarks and subsequent Q&A session, we will be making forward-looking statements, which are subject to a variety of risks. Information concerning the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in our forward-looking statements can be found in our earnings release, as well as in our other SEC filings.

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We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new or changed events or circumstances. In addition to presenting our financial results in accordance with GAAP, we will also be discussing adjusted EBITDA and certain other non-GAAP financial measures pertaining to completed fiscal periods, as well as our forecast. Information concerning the reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures and other relevant disclosures are included in our earnings release. It's also important to note that our guidance for full year 2021 does not reflect a potential recap of our historical results, which may be required under GAAP due to the simplification transaction.

2021 guidance reflects our stand-alone reporting performance through October 14, 2021, when we closed the simplification transaction, combined with our expected performance, on a consolidated basis, from the closing date through year end. We believe our 2021 guidance provides investors with the best information to evaluate the company's financial and operating performance. I would now like to turn the call over to John.

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Thank you, Kate. Good morning, everyone, and thanks for joining us today. It's only been a few weeks since we were last on a call together, where we announced our transformative simplification transaction and our plans to convert our organizational structure from a master limited partnership to a corporation. Since that time, we've had the pleasure of meeting with dozens of investors and the feedback has been universally positive.

It's been really good to see a constructive market reaction to a transaction structured to be non-taxable to our unitholders that eliminated our IDRs, bought in a tremendous growth profile, lowered our cost of capital, and ultimately, moves us to a structure that makes us investible by the broadest global investor base possible. All this while preserving our dividend guidance and growth for next year and maintaining our conservative balance sheet. We're pretty excited about the first step we've taken to unlock significant value to shareholders, as we evolve our same great business into an even better corporate structure. We are progressing quickly with our conversion from an MLP to a corporation.

And as you will have seen from a press release, we issued yesterday afternoon, we have established November 19th as the record date for our unitholder meeting, which will be held on December 17th. We expect the conversion to be completed by the end of the year, and our first expected training day as a corporation is Monday, January 3, 2022. Once we are trading as a corporation, we will have created a unique opportunity for investors across the globe to participate in the step-change accretion we have ahead of us whether that's through investing in Enviva, Inc. or passively through one of the many indices in which we will become eligible for inclusion.

One exciting tailwind supporting our growth is the rapidly decarbonizing industrial sector. Today, we are very pleased to announce our inaugural contract with a European customer, who will process our solid biomass into refined liquids that ultimately become high-grade renewable fuels like sustainable aviation fuel and biodiesel. This is an important milestone for us, and is the first of many we see ahead as we work with large industrial customers around the world to not only decarbonize our energy supply chain, but also to make their difficult to abate industrial processes, less greenhouse gas-intensive and more sustainable. Our initial tranche under the industrial contract I referenced is for 60,000 metric tons per year of wood pellets with a tenure of 10 years.

We expect deliveries to commence in 2023, subject to certain conditions precedent. As already customer brings on additional production trains each year, over the following five years, we as their sole source of wood pellets supplier forecast our contracted volumes to grow in lockstep, growing to an expected 1.2 million metric tons per year, once the customer's production capacity is fully ramped. Shai will discuss our third quarter financial results in more detail, which were right in line with the expectations we outlined several weeks ago. As I shared with you during our simplification transaction and conversion call, we expected to generate between $61 million and $65 million of adjusted EBITDA for the quarter, and we landed at the midpoint of that range, delivering about $63 million.

Based on the durability of our business model and the strong cash flow visibility we have going forward, our board of directors declared a distribution of $0.84 per unit for the third quarter of 2021, an 8.4% increase over the distribution paid for the same quarter of last year. This represents our 25th consecutive distribution increase since our IPO and maintains the 12% distribution category we have delivered since then. We are also reaffirming the full year 2021 and 2022 guidance we discussed recently, which we updated alongside our simplification transaction and conversion announcement. From a distribution standpoint, we are reaffirming $3.30 per share for full year 2021 and $3.62 per share for 2022.

Returning capital to our shareholders has always been a critical part of the way we manage our business, unlike all great things about Enviva, that's not going to change with the simplification of our structure and conversion to a corporation. As Enviva, Inc. our dividend policy will continue to reflect the fundamental commitment we have to deliver a stable, durable, and over time growing return of capital to our shareholders. Now, I'd like to turn it over to Shai to share more detail on our third quarter results in financial highlights. 

Shai Even -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, John, and good morning, everyone. For the 2021, we generated net revenue of $237 million, which represents a 5% increase over the corresponding quarter of 2020. The increase in net revenue is a result of incremental product sales, as we ramp deliveries to new customers and deliver larger volumes to existing customers. This increase in revenue and product sales volume was temporarily dampened by COVID-related issues experienced by our contractual and supply chain partner although we believe these issues are beginning to be behind us.

Adjusted gross margin for the third quarter of 2021 was approximately $57 million, which was relatively flat as compared to the third quarter of 2020. Adjusted gross margin per metric ton was approximately $48 for the third quarter of 2021, down slightly from the $50 a metrics ton achieved in the third quarter of 2020. The decrease in adjusted gross margin per metric ton was primarily attributable to the issues that affected our revenue and product sales volumes adjusted guidance. Net income was almost breakeven for the third quarter of 2021 as compared to the net income of $1.4 million for the third quarter of 2020.

Adjusted net income was $28 million for the third quarter of 2021 as compared to the adjusted net income was $16 million for the corresponding quarter in 2020. Adjusted net income increased by 76% when comparing the third of 2021 with a third quarter of 2020. As John mentioned earlier, Enviva generated adjusted EBITDA of approximately $63 million for the third quarter of 2021, an increase of approximately 16% on the third quarter of 2020. The increase in adjusted EBITDA was familiarly due to the benefits of the Lucedale plant in Pascagoula terminal acquisition.

Distributable cash flow was $49.5 million for the third quarter of 2021, which represent a 17% increase from the corresponding quarter in 2020. Our distribution coverage ratio on a cash basis for the third quarter of 2021 was 1.13 times. When we referred to the distribution coverage being on a cash basis, it means we are not factoring in the 9 million units issue that positively cash transaction that are subject to the dividend reinvestment committee. Our liquidity as of September 30, 2021, which included cash on hand and availability under revolving credit facility was $192 million.

As we convert from a partnership to a corporation, Enviva commitment to conservatively managing its balance sheet is unchanged. We now expect to fund future growth projects increasingly with cash flow generated from the business and will be transitioning to a fully fill funding growth model of capital expenditures over the next five years, with timing dependent on the cadence of new plant construction. Our long-term dividend coverage ratio target is 1.5 times on an annual cash basis, and we expect to have the financial flexibility to increase dividends over time. As we near the close of 2021, and with solid visibility into 2022, we're reaffirmed a full year of 2021 and 2022 guidance.

As Kate mentioned, at the beginning of our call, our guidance for full 2021 does not reflect a potential recast of our historical results which may be required under GAAP due to the simplification transaction. Important takeaway from our guidance is that we expect adjusted EBITDA to increase by 20% when compared to full year 2021 to 2020. And we expect adjusted EBITDA to increase by another 20% or more when we compare 2022 to 2021. There just isn't another company with a similar profile or visible, doable cash flow going at this rate, and we believe we have a much more shareholder value yet to unlock.

Now, I would like to turn it back to John. 

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Shai. The future has truly never been brighter for Enviva. We are entering 2022 with a contracted revenue backlog of over $21 billion, which is complemented by a similarly large and growing customer pipeline. This customer pipeline is high quality and diverse.

We continue to have a healthy number of opportunities in our traditional markets for biomass-fired power and heat generation notably in the United Kingdom and the European union, where Germany and Poland represent sizable addressable markets for us. Asia continues to offer a material source of growth, which includes incremental demand from Japan, emerging potential in Taiwan, and maturing opportunities in South Korea. We talked about the burgeoning industrial demand earlier on the call, specifically demand for sustainable aviation fuels and biodiesels, if that is only a fraction of the picture. The full addressable industrial market is truly exponential when you layer in the potential for decarbonizing industries like steel, cement, lime, and the chemical verticals.

Over the next 12 months, we expect to continue our successful track record and convert a number of our pipeline opportunities into binding long-term contracts, in addition to affirming a previously signed exclusive memorandum of understanding. Given our robust contracted physician and growing demand profile, we were also aggressively growing our production capacity. Earlier this year, we acquired the Lucedale plant in Pascagoula terminal. We expect each to be ramping up production during the first half of 2022.

The Lucedale plant increases our production capacity by roughly 14%. Additionally, we have a series of highly accretive projects underway and nearing completion, namely the Mid-Atlantic, the Multi-Plant, and the Greenwood with expansion. These expansion projects when combined represent a capacity increase similar to a new mid-size plant. As we look further out to meet the growing demand for our products, we acquired projects at 15 plant sites as part of our simplification transactions, all in various stages of evaluation and development.

One is the fully contracted Epes plant, which is currently under development. We expect to commence construction in early 2022 with an in-service date scheduled for mid-2023. Epes is designed and permitted to produce more than 1 million metric tons per year of wood pellets, which would make it the largest wood pellet production plant in the world. We think our next most likely Greenfield plant is in Bond Mississippi, which we are designing to produce between 750,000 and more than 1 million metric tons per year of wood pellets.

We expect construction of Bond to commence once Epes is operational, but the timing of construction could be expedited depending upon the schedule and delivery requirements of additional off-take contract opportunities under negotiation and general market conditions. Shaping a secure and sustainable energy future continues to be at the forefront of the global energy dialogue. And I'm very excited to have accepted an invitation to present next week at COP26 to respected climate and energy authorities and policymakers from around the world about the important and well-recognized role that modern bioenergy plays as a part of the global solution to climate change. Our renewable products help our customers meet their net-zero targets and we expect our own net-zero commitments to further reinforce our environmental leadership and reputation for sustainability.

We are in a very fortunate position to have built a business that by design generates only a modest level of emissions from our own operations. We recently announced a 10-year contract with GreenGasUSA an integrated renewable natural gas solutions provider to decarbonize natural gas-related emissions in our own operations. We have built a track record of making important commitments and then delivering on them with a broad range of stakeholders. This renewable natural gas contract is a big step toward our net zero commitment.

And, since it is expected to display 75% of our current Scope 1 emissions, on an annual basis, it is something we are particularly proud of. Before we close, I want you to recap what has made 2021 such an incredible year for Enviva, for our team, and for our stakeholders. First, we completed the sizable acquisition of the Lucedale plant in Pascagoula terminal, simultaneously with a successful equity offering and concurrently with our Mid-Atlantic, Multi-Plant, and Greenwood expansions all underway. Second, we completed our simplification transaction and commenced the process to convert to a corporation, a milestone we expect to complete by year end.

Third, we signed our inaugural industrial contracts, one which we expected to be just the first of many, as we expand our customer base into the rapidly growing industrial sector, a sector that could drive exponential growth for us. And finally, we accomplished all of this, while delivering purely return to our equity holders. We are fortunate to be able to define our company in relatively simple terms. The world continues to want less carbon, more quickly and more cost-effectively, and that's exactly what we offer.

We are incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to continue to build a company and a unique platform that was great as a partnership and will be even better as a corporation at delivering real climate change benefits today, while consistently, safely, and sustainably generating superior returns for all of our stakeholders. Now, let's open up the call for questions. 

Questions & Answers:


Operator

[Operator instructions] And the first question will come from John Mackay with Goldman Sachs. Please go ahead.

John Mackay

Hey, everyone. Good morning. Thank you for taking my question. I wanted to congratulate you on the industrial contracts and just dig into that a little bit more.

Can you maybe just talk a little bit about the path to getting to that 1.2 million tons? John, I appreciate the color you kind of gave on the ramp, but just curious if any of that depends on your customer on a needing to get more comfortable with the technology or the chemistry of it? Or is it really just a matter of, how quickly they can build that capacity?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

John, great to talk with you this morning, and thanks for the question. Look, what I think you see going on in the industrial sector and I would expect that we would see this replicated in a number of the different verticals that we are targeting lime, cement, steel as well is what we have is a phased-in approach much the same way that the early adopters of power and heat generators migrated to a biomass strategy as well.And so, we've got an initial transfer with our customer coming online and the full expectation is that, continue to stamp those out year over year for the five-year period of construction. I think it's an appropriate from our diligence and perspective. It's an appropriate phased approach to construction, and we look forward to the contract ramping to its full life of 1.2 million metric tons per year.

John Mackay

And maybe a quick follow-up. By any chance you can kind of give us some guidance on, I don't know like barrels per day or gallons per year of SAS 60,000 tons could be?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

I couldn't do so. Obviously, that's a quite important confidential piece of information for our customers out there.

John Mackay

Totally understand. Maybe I'm just shifting gears last one more and then I'll turn it back over. Just curious on what you're hearing from some of your customers, given the recent spike in coal, gas, power, carbon prices, etc., and whether or not that could be driving those new contracts and then also maybe some better recontracting on your existing contracts that are already couple of years into their last?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Yes, John. Great comments, and I think your question highlights a good amount of what we actually see going on in the market right now for our product which continues to be structurally short supply in a market where a demand continues to grow. And as we highlighted in our prepared remarks, potentially, exponentially what we do see is longer-term upward pressure on pricing, as well as the continued emphasis on the certainty of supply. And given that we are the world's largest supplier, in this market, we do think that is an important set of tailwinds for us, complemented by pretty constructive global energy complex right now, which is driving up prices for more traditional fossil fuels, combined with the pressure to increase renewables and the adoption of baseload and dispatchable power only on the basis of biomass. It means that we have a pretty compelling market position right now.

Operator

The next question will come from Mark Strouse with J.P. Morgan. Please go ahead.

Mark Strouse

Yes, good morning. Thank you very much for taking our questions. I just hoped that you could go back to the metric tons sold being down you mentioned some kind of COVID issues and whatnot. Can you just give us a bit more color there? And then obviously you're leaving your guidance and your target for next year unchanged, so how should we be thinking about that metric going forward? And kind of the follow-on to that is the gross profit per metric ton was a bit better than what we were expecting.

How does that flow through given what you're expecting on the tonnage?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

No, Mark. Great, and thanks for the call. Always glad that I had the opportunity to talk with you. As we highlighted a couple of weeks ago on our call, what we saw in the third quarter was the sort of knock-on effects of COVID-19 and some of the labor-related challenges within our supply chain and contractors.

I think it's important to point out that we have of course been largely insulated from the impacts of COVID-19, but not ultimately immune. Our facilities have continued to operate in a very healthy and safe workforce. Our vaccination rates are up pretty considerably and that's the result of a lot of work by the folks on our team to ensure that as we operate in and continue to work in the Southeast U.S. This is an area of the country that got hit pretty hard with COVID-19 and case rates going up pretty significantly, roughly from the period of the 4th of July through about Labor Day.

What we saw is that that pretty significantly impacted some of our supply chain partners, and they had labor availability and health challenges within their workforce, which meant that we couldn't actually bring those folks on our sites until they could demonstrate that they were also COVID free. That created additional sort of downtime and longer maintenance outages than we would've otherwise expected. And so, as a result, you saw a lower production profile in the quarter. We generally see that abating and certainly the decrease in case rates, which is pretty widely reported these days.

As a tailwind for us there, so we're optimistic that this is beginning to be behind us. And as a result, you should expect to see a continued increase in our overall production profiles would go through the year, and obviously then carry into 2022, which gave us the confidence to not only reaffirm for full year 2021 but full year 2022 as well. With respect to the margin profile, I think that we've tried to traditionally guide to mid 40s guide for a full year basis. And subject to the seasonality provisions that generally make it a little bit more costly to do produce in the first and second quarter of the year and then the back half of the year being stronger.

I don't think we've backed off on that right now.

Shai Even -- Chief Financial Officer

And also to add that next deal with the extension projects we have bringing online about the size of the mid-time -- new mid-size new plant, when you're combining the extension -- the volume coming from the expansion of the Mid-Atlantic, the Multi-Plant expansion and begin with facility. Altogether, you can see more than 600,000 metrics tons for 2022.

Mark Strouse

OK. Thanks for that. And then, just a follow-up to John's question on the industrial customer. Obviously not asking for specifics here, but do you have other similar size deals in your kind of near-term pipeline over the next 12 months that you think have a good probability of closing? And maybe it kind of comment on the size of those potential customers, is this deal that you signed is this kind of indicative of what we should be expecting going forward?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

We certainly believe so. And I think that the industrial application, given the processes that we're serving, many industrial customers will operate in multiple trains of production similar to the contract that we've just announced. So I think that you can expect to hear from us similarly structured contracts as we open up new markets, new segments, and new verticals within the industrial sector. But from a notional contract value that obviously the size that makes a whole lot of sense for us.

Operator

The next question will come from Ryan Levine with Citi. Please go ahead.

Ryan Levine -- Citi -- Analyst

Hi, good morning. Couple of questions on the industrial dynamics. What type of complexity of the refiners may be needed to handle the pellets for this feedstock? And is there any color you could share around the application here?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

There are a number of pathways for both biofuels and sustainable aviation fuel production, including gasification process host of others that are proven in various different applications. Our customer of course is using one of those. And so from a material handling basis, the perspective that we offer of courses that we're delivering are solid fuel product, the same spec that we deliver around the world. But it's delivered into the front end of the plant, that's going to be ultimately making a different product.

Ryan Levine -- Citi -- Analyst

Are there any wins or any other fuel credits that help enable this use case? And is it U.S. centric or is there certain markets that are more conducive to selling your pellets through this application?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Great question, Ryan. I mean, it certainly, there are worldwide markets for this, and depending upon the particular jurisdiction, there are different market drivers of adoption. In this case, it's a European plant. And so, they're benefiting from a European demand for sustainable aviation fuels and biodiesels.

And so they're participating in that market. Clearly, the U.S. market has a number of different regulatory structures, wins, and others. Certainly, low carbon fuel standards in particular locales that an emerging customer set is also seeking to participate in, but the contract we just announced forces as a European-based customer.

Ryan Levine -- Citi -- Analyst

So, the European dynamics don't assume any type of fuel credit or [Inaudible] that's more centric to the U.S. Is there any comparable program that helps on the rates this type of investment?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Well, so over time, I think we can see a lot of different structures emerging. I mean, obviously that's an important topic at COP26 right now, but the customer contract that we announced today has its own contracted downstream position with a number of existing players in this market.

Operator

[Operator instructions] Our next question will come from Elvira Scotto with RBC Capital Markets. Please go ahead.

Elvira Scotto -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

Hi. Good morning everyone. Just a couple of follow-up questions around the industrial contract. First, does the contract have a similar structure and margins to your existing contracts? Does it have price escalators, cost testers, etc.? Is it isn't similar basically?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Yes, Elvira, great to talk to you, and yes, it is. By design, when we think about new customers, new geographies, new segments, we want to make sure that the underlying cash flow profile of the contract is similar to the alternatives that we have. And so, you should expect the same credit characteristics, the same margin profile, the same escalators, and the same contract structure.

Elvira Scotto -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

Thank you. That's helpful. And then, so the second question that I have on that contract is. So the initial tranche of 60,000 metric tons per annum, so I think you said, a plan a year over the next five years.

So to get to that 1.2 million by 2027, I mean, should we just assume ratable kind of additions or how do you get from 60,000 to 1.2 million?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

So, it will be a stepped addition each year sort of linearly for those five years in a stepped based function for additional production trains at our customer.

Elvira Scotto -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

Got it. Perfect. Thanks. And then, how aggressively and quickly do you think the industrial market can grow? And just to follow up from a previous question.

I mean, are you, if you were to kind of compare the number of discussions that you're having with various potential customers globally, what percent of that is, are those discussions industrial versus your traditional type of customers?

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Well, I wouldn't characterize it necessarily as a percentage. What I'd say is that the momentum behind decarbonization and deep decarbonization difficult in industries is just top of mind around the world. As we think about COP26 and the major theme for COP26 is, this is a code red for the environment and undertaking activities today that can dramatically impact and mitigate the implications. Climate change is first and foremost the priority.

And so, the utilization of biomass is one of the proven low-cost ways of doing so, and customer adoption rates and customer interest on biomass, and long-term certainty around that biomass and their own applications is driving a tremendous amount of customer interest in what we're up to. As we talked about on the last several calls, there are some key verticals in those difficult to abate industries cement, lime, fuels like sustainable aviation fuel. And so, what we have is quite honestly, dozens of multinational companies with an interest in decarbonization that are driving incremental contract discussions. And so, we are very proud of what we are able to accomplish in pretty short order, from a contract cycle basis.

What I'd say that is fairly different than the more traditional power and heat sector. These are counterparties that can tend to move relatively quickly. And so, that means that the sales cycle may be shortening. We looked back.

How long ago did we initially start talking about the industrial sector? And of course, we don't see a major contract, relatively shorter, so pretty excited about that. And of course, it is occupying a lot of sales and marketing teams time, while we continue to work on the core segments that we started to serve today in emerging markets like Germany, Poland, Taiwan, and the continued growth we've seen in Japan. I mean, we were of course, really happy to announce just a couple of weeks ago, another large Japanese contract, and that's a market that grows very rapidly for us, too.

Elvira Scotto -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

Great. Thanks. One final question for me, just especially since you brought it up just kind of any update you can give a fun Germany where the government is on regulation? And when you think you can announce something, and then congratulations on the industrial contracts, I did think that was very quickly announced.

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Obviously, it reflects the momentum and there's similar momentum on contracts like that in Germany directly. The heat in the industrial sector, this has been a focus of all of the parties that are now forming the coalition government, the SPD, the SPB, the greens, which their focus has been on. How do you do this quicker, faster? They're starting to talk about whether it's 2030.

How do you accelerate a bunch of these pieces? Obviously, that coalition is just settling itself down. Expectation is that it's about around the end of the year completed, which means legislation shortly thereafter. But we should remember there's a subsidy in place approval in the industrial market, and the activities and the focus of this coalition government accelerating that only means frankly more momentum and more tailwinds. So, what we expect and given the conversations that we have with our counterparties in Germany across that whole range, power, heat, and industrials that this is a market that is going to continue to grow very, very rapidly with additional certainty given the tailwind of the election cycle now completing.

Elvira Scotto -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

Thank you very much.

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Elvira, it's always great talk to you.

Operator

This concludes our question-and-answer session. I would like to turn the conference back over to John Keppler for any closing remarks. Please go ahead, sir.

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Well, I really appreciate everyone hopping back on the phone with us. I do realize it's only been a short time since we were last together. But as I think that today's discussion highlights, we're really excited about the momentum that continues to exist in the markets that we serve, the efforts around the world to decarbonize, the fact that COP26 is actually generating incremental opportunities in real time for us. And so we're quite privileged to be in the position that we're in.

And as you've heard me say before, with that, we believe we have a really, really important responsibility to continue to deliver the consistent and strong execution that you've seen from us over the last several years. And so we're going to continue to do the job we do, working hard every day to safely stabilize and reliably displaced coal across a whole range of applications, and we're going to do that by growing more trees and fighting the climate change. And we're certainly looking forward to talking about our progress again as we get through the next quarter. In the meantime, have a great day, and thank you for joining us.

Operator

[Operator signoff]

Duration: 36 minutes

Call participants:

Kate Walsh -- Vice President of Investor Relations

John Keppler -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Shai Even -- Chief Financial Officer

John Mackay

Mark Strouse

Ryan Levine -- Citi -- Analyst

Elvira Scotto -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

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