B&G Foods will hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET today, October 18, 2012. The call will be webcast live from B&G Foods’ website at www.bgfoods.com under “Investor Relations—Company Overview.” The call can also be accessed live over the phone by dialing (888) 337-8192 for U.S. callers or (719) 325-2207 for international callers.
A replay of the call will be available one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176 or (858) 384-5517 for international callers; the password is 4769596. The replay will be available from October 18, 2012 through November 1, 2012. Investors may also access a web-based replay of the call at the Investor Relations section of B&G Foods’ website, www.bgfoods.com.
__________________________________________1 Please see “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Items Affecting Comparability” below for the definition of the term EBITDA and a reconciliation of EBITDA to the most comparable GAAP financial measures. About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Items Affecting Comparability “Adjusted net income,” “adjusted diluted earnings per share” and “EBITDA” (net income before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and loss on extinguishment of debt) are “non-GAAP financial measures.” A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of financial performance that excludes or includes amounts so as to be different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in B&G Foods’ consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, changes in stockholder’s equity and cash flows. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most directly comparable GAAP measures. The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The Company uses “adjusted net income” and “adjusted diluted earnings per share,” which are calculated as reported net income and reported diluted earnings per share adjusted for certain items that affect comparability. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments to reported net income and diluted earnings per share to eliminate the items identified below. This information is provided in order to allow investors to make meaningful comparisons of the Company’s operating performance between periods and to view the Company’s business from the same perspective as the Company’s management. Because the Company cannot predict the timing and amount of charges associated with unrealized gains or losses on the Company’s interest rate swap and gains or losses on extinguishment of debt, management does not consider these costs when evaluating the Company’s performance or when making decisions regarding allocation of resources.