The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG)
F3Q12 Earnings Call
August 10, 2012 9:00 a.m. ET
Jim King - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs
James Hagedorn - Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
David Evans - Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Barry Sanders - President and Chief Operating Officer
James Lyski - Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Alice Longley - Buckingham Research
Olivia Tong - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
William Chappell - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Joseph Altobello - Oppenheimer
Jon Andersen - William Blair
Jim Barrett - CL King & Associates
Joshua Borstein - Longbow Research
Jeff Zekauskas - JPMorgan
Good morning, and welcome to the Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Thank you. Mr. Jim King, you may begin your conference.
Thank you, operator. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our third quarter conference call. With me this morning are Jim Hagedorn, our Chairman and CEO, as well as Dave Evans, our Chief Financial Officer. After their prepared remarks, Jim, Dave and other members of the management are here to take your questions. In the interest of time though, we ask that you keep your questions to one and to one follow-up. If you have other unanswered questions, I am glad to spend time with you one on one after the call.
With that, I want to move on to today’s call. I want to remind everyone that our comments will contain forward-looking statements. As such, actual results may differ materially. Due to that risk, Scotts Miracle-Gro encourages you to review the risk factors outlined in our Form 10-K and our most recent 10-Q, which was filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.