Compass Minerals' CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP)

Q2 2012 Earnings Conference Call

July 30, 2012 9:00 AM ET

Executives

Angelo Brisimitzakis - President and CEO

Rodney Underdown - CFO, Secretary & VP, Compass Minerals U.K.

Peggy Landon - Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Analysts

Ivan Marcuse - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

David Begleiter - Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Jeffrey Zekauskas - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Robert Koort - Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Edward Yang - Oppenheimer & Co.

Mark Gulley - Gulley & Associates LLC

Joel Jackson - BMO Capital Markets.

Presentation

Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Compass Minerals Second Quarter Earnings Conference. Today’s call is being recorded. At this time, I’d like to turn the call over to Ms. Peggy Landon. Please go ahead.

Peggy Landon

Thank you, Brandi. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us this morning. I have with me here Angelo Brisimitzakis, our President and CEO and Rod Underdown, our CFO.

And before I turn the call over to them, let me remind you that today’s discussion may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These statements are based on the company’s expectations as of today's date, July 30, 2012, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially. The differences could be caused by a number of factors, including those identified in Compass Minerals’ most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

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