Energizer Holdings' CEO Discusses F2Q12 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Energizer Holdings, Inc (ENR)

F2Q12 Earnings Call

May 2, 2012 10:00 pm ET

Executives

Jackie Burwitz - VP, IR

Ward Klein - CEO

Dan Sescleifer - EVP & CFO

Analysts

Wendy Nicholson - Citi Research

Chris Ferrara - Bank of America

Bill Chappell - SunTrust

Nik Modi - UBS

Ali Dibadj - Bernstein

Alice Longley - Buckingham Research

Bill Schmitz - Deutsche Bank

Jason Gere - RBC Capital Markets

Connie Maneaty - BMO Capital Markets

John Faucher - JPMorgan

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, my name is Stacey and I will be your conference operator for today. I’d like to welcome everyone to the Energizer Holdings Incorporated Fiscal 2012 first quarter earnings results conference call. (Operator Instructions)

I’d now like to turn the conference call over to Jackie Burwitz, Vice President, Investor Relations. You may now begin your conference.

Jackie Burwitz

Thank you, Stacey and good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us on Energizer’s second quarter fiscal 2012 earnings conference call. With me this morning are Ward Klein, Chief Executive Officer; and Dan Sescleifer, Chief Financial Officer. This call is being recorded and will be available for replay via our website energizerholdings.com.

During our prepared comments and the question-and-answer session that follows, we may make statements expressing the beliefs and expectations of management regarding our future plans and performance including future results or events, future earnings, investment or spending initiatives, future advertising and promotional spending, cost savings related to our restructurings and working capital projects, the impact of certain price increases, currency fluctuations, the impact of inflation, raw material and commodity costs; and category value and future volume and sales; future plans for return of capital to shareholders and future growth in our businesses.

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