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McCormick & Co. Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

McCormick & Co. (MKC)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

June 27, 2012 8:00 am ET


Joyce L. Brooks - Vice President of Investor Relations and Member of Investment Committee

Alan D. Wilson - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Gordon M. Stetz - Director and Chairman of Investment Committee


Kenneth Goldman - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Thilo Wrede - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Gretchen Guo

Akshay S. Jagdale - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Christopher Growe - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Eric R. Katzman - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Robert Moskow - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Ann H. Gurkin - Davenport & Company, LLC, Research Division

Mitchell B. Pinheiro - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Research Division

Andrew Lazar - Barclays Capital, Research Division


Joyce L. Brooks

Good morning. This is Joyce Brooks, McCormick's Vice President of Investor Relations. Thank you for joining today's call to review the company's second quarter financial results and 2012 outlook.

We have posted a set of slides to accompany today's call at our website, [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, the conference is being recorded.

With me on today's call are Al Wilson, Chairman, President and CEO; and Gordon Stetz, Executive Vice President and CFO. Mike Smith, formerly Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations, who participated in our past 2 calls, recently accepted the role of CFO of our EMEA region and is in the process of relocating to U.K. Our remarks this morning will be brief so that we have time for your questions and can start to wrap up around 8:50 a.m., allowing time for those who plan to join the General Mills call at 9 a.m.

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