Smart Balance, Inc. (SMBL)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
August 2, 2012 9:30 AM ET
Carole Buyers – SVP, IR and Business Development
Steve Hughes – Chairman and CEO
Chris Sacco – CFO and Treasurer
Scott Van Winkle – Canaccord
Jon Andersen – William Blair
Andrew Wolf – BB&T Capital
Mitchell Pinheiro – Janney Capital
Chris Krueger – Northland Capital
Amit Sharma – BMO Capital Markets
Akshay Jagdale – KeyBanc Capital
Good morning, my name is Kevin. I will be your conference operator today. It’s August 2 and I welcome you to the Smart Balance 2012 Second Quarter Conference Call and Audio Webcast. This call is being recorded for playback purposes and will be available beginning two hours after the conclusion of today’s call. The playback will be available through August 16, 2012. The number for the replay is 1800-753-5479, you may also listen to the broadcast by logging into www.smartbalance.com. and in the Investor Center clicking on the link. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question and answer session. (Operator Instructions)
Some of the statements we’ll make on this conference call including statements about the company’s plans, strategies, beliefs and expectations are forward-looking and subject to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ material from what is expressed in those forward-looking statements for a number of reasons including those risks and uncertainties disclosed in the company’s filing with the SEC and in its earnings release.
Now I’d like to turn the call over to Ms. Carole Buyers, Smart Balance’s, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development. Please go ahead, Carole.