The Hershey Company (HSY) CEO Michele Buck on Q4 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Jan. 30, 2020 11:36 AM ETThe Hershey Company (HSY)
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The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Q4 2019 Earnings Conference Call January 30, 2020 8:30 AM ET

Company Participants

Melissa Poole - VP, IR

Michele Buck - Chairman, President and CEO

Steve Voskuil - SVP and CFO

Conference Call Participants

Andrew Lazar - Barclays Capital

Robert Moskow - Credit Suisse

Ken Goldman - J.P. Morgan

Alexia Howard - Bernstein

Jason English - Goldman Sachs

Steven Strycula - UBS

Jon Feeney - Consumer Edge

John Baumgartner - Wells Fargo

Rob Dickerson - Jefferies

David Palmer - Evercore ISI


Greetings, and welcome to The Hershey Company Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Ms. Melissa Poole, Vice President of Investor Relations. Thank you. You may begin.

Melissa Poole

Thank you. Good morning, everyone. We appreciate you joining us for The Hershey Company's fourth quarter 2019 earnings conference call and webcast. Michele Buck, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO; and Steve Voskuil, Senior Vice President and CFO, will provide you with an overview of our results, followed by a Q&A session.

Before we begin, please remember that during the course of this call, we may make forward-looking statements within the meanings of the Federal Securities Laws. These statements are based on our current expectations, and involve risks and uncertainties that could differ materially from actual events and those described in these forward-looking statements contained in our 2018 10-K filed with the SEC and today's press release.

Finally, please note that on today's call, we will refer to certain non-GAAP financial measures that we believe will provide useful information for investors. The presentation of this information does not intend to

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