The Hershey (HSY)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
July 26, 2012 8:00 am ET
Mark K. Pogharian - Director of Investor Relations
John P. Bilbrey - Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Humberto P. Alfonso - Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President
Kenneth Goldman - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Andrew Lazar - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Christopher Growe - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division
Robert Moskow - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Jason English - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Jonathan P. Feeney - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Research Division
Bryan D. Spillane - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
David Driscoll - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
David Palmer - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division
Thilo Wrede - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Kenneth B. Zaslow - BMO Capital Markets U.S.
Alexia Howard - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division
Eric R. Katzman - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Robert Dickerson - Consumer Edge Research, LLC
Good morning. My name is Tabitha, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to The Hershey Company Second Quarter 2012 Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]
Thank you. Mr. Pogharian, you may begin your conference.
Mark K. Pogharian
Thank you, Tabitha. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to The Hershey Company Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. J.P. Bilbrey, President and CEO; Bert Alfonso, Senior Vice President and CFO; and I will represent Hershey on this morning's call. We also welcome those of you listening via the webcast.