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Dean Foods Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Dean Foods (DF)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 08, 2012 9:30 am ET

Executives

Barry Sievert - Vice President of Investor Relations

Gregg L. Engles - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee

Shaun P. Mara - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Alexia Howard - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Eric R. Katzman - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Amit Sharma - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Ryan Oksenhendler - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

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

Judy E. Hong - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Christine McCracken - Cleveland Research Company

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

Robert Moskow - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

David Palmer - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the Dean Foods Company Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Please note that today's call is being recorded and is also being broadcast live over the Internet on Dean's Food's corporate website. This broadcast is the property of Dean Foods, and any redistribution, retransmission or rebroadcast of this call in any from without the express written consent of the company is strictly prohibited.

At this time, I would like to turn the call over for opening remarks to Vice President of Investor Relations, Mr. Barry Sievert. Please go ahead, sir.

Barry Sievert

Thank you, Jennifer, and good morning, everyone. Thanks for joining us for our second quarter earnings conference call. Yesterday, we issued an earnings press release as well as a press release announcing the proposed initial public offering of common stock of the WhiteWave Foods Company, whose business will be comprised of the WhiteWave-Alpro segment. These press releases are available on our website at deanfoods.com. The press releases, which are filed as exhibits to Form 8-Ks, are -- as well as the S-1 filing, are also available on the SEC's website at sec.gov. Also available during this call at the Dean Foods website is a slide presentation, which accompanies today's prepared remarks. A replay of today's call, along with the slide presentation, will be available on our website beginning this afternoon.

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