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Compass Minerals International CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Compass Minerals International, Inc. ( CMP )

Q2 2011 Earnings Call

July 2 9, 2011 9 :00 am ET


Peggy Landon – Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Angelo Brisimitzakis – President and Chief Executive Officer

Rodney Underdown – Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer


Edward Yang – Oppenheimer & Co.

Robert Koort – Goldman Sachs

David Begleiter – Deutsche Bank

Mark Gulley – Ticonderoga Securities

Joel Jackson – BMO Capital Markets



Good day, and welcome to the Compass Minerals’ Second Quarter Earning Conference Call. Today’s call is being recorded. And at this time, I’d like to turn the call over to Ms. Peggy Landon. Please go ahead, ma’am.

Peggy Landon

Thank you, Matt, and good morning everyone. Thanks for joining us this morning. I have with me of course, Angelo Brisimitzakis, our President and CEO and Rod Underdown, our CFO.

Before I turn the call over to them, let me remind you that today's discussion may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These statements are based on the company's expectations as of today's date July 29, 2011 and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially. The differences could be caused by a number of factors, including those identified in Compass Minerals' most recent forms 10-K and 10-Q.

The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made to-date to reflect future events or developments. You can find reconciliation of any non-GAAP financial information that we discuss today in our earning release, which is available in the Investor Relations section of our website at

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