Smithfield Foods' CEO Discusses F3Q12 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Smithfield Foods Inc. ( SFD)

F3Q12 (Qtr End 01/29/2012)

March 8, 2012 9:00 am ET


Keira Lombardo - VP, IR

Larry Pope - President and CEO

Bo Manly - CFO


Christina Mcglone - Deutsche Bank Securities

Diane Geissler - Credit Agricole Securities

Rohan Patkar - KeyBanc Capital Markets

Christine Mccracken - Cleveland Research Company

Farha Aslam - Stephens Inc.

Ann Gurkin - Davenport & Company

Ken Zaslow - BMO Capital Markets

Ken Goldman - JPMorgan

Tim Ramey - D. A. Davidson & Company

Robert Moskow - Credit Suisse



Welcome to the Smithfield Foods fiscal 2012 third quarter earnings conference call. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to turn the conference over to Ms. Keira Lombardo.

Keira Lombardo

Good morning. Welcome to the conference call to discuss Smithfield Foods' fiscal 2012 third quarter results. We would like to caution you that in today's call there may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Federal Securities laws. In light of the risks and uncertainties involved, we encourage you to read the forward-looking information section of the company's 10-K for fiscal year 2011.You can access the 10-K and our press release on our website at

On our call today are Larry Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Bo Manly, Chief Financial Officer. This is Keira Lombardo, Vice President of Investor Relations. Larry will begin our call this morning with a review of operations followed by Bo who will review the company's financial results. Then Larry will provide our outlook for the future, after which the line will be opened for questions. Larry?

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