Hain Celestial (HAIN)

Mary Celeste Anthes SVP, Corporate Relations
Irwin Simon Founder, Chairman, President and CEO
Gary Tickle CEO, Hain Celestial North America
James Langrock EVP and CFO
Scott Mushkin Wolfe Research
Andrew Lazar Barclays
Ken Goldman JP Morgan
Amit Sharma BMO Capital Markets
Alexia Howard Bernstein
Akshay Jagdale Jefferies
Rupesh Parikh Oppenheimer
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Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Hain Celestial Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session, and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over Ms. Vice Relations. Senior Anthes, Celeste President, Corporate Mary Ma’am, begin. you may

Mary Celeste Anthes

and you morning, joining us Good for today. thank all Skyler,

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further the for allows, additional questions, take call we’ll and limit please time be question. to yourself available will if So, after And one management discussion.

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Irwin Simon

and Thank morning, good you, everyone. Mary,

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James Langrock

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our question [Operator from from Instructions] Sir, open. of And you. first the Thank your now line comes is Wolfe line Scott Mushkin Research.

Scott Mushkin

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Irwin Simon

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Scott Mushkin

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Irwin Simon

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Gary Tickle

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Irwin Simon

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Gary Tickle

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Irwin Simon

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Scott Mushkin

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Irwin Simon

Thank you.


Our next Andrew Lazar from the question of comes line from Barclays.

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Andrew Lazar

Hi. Good morning, everybody.

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Irwin Simon

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Ken Goldman

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Gary Tickle

as in it spend will we the back James half, Ken, But, said.

Ken Goldman

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Irwin Simon

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Ken Goldman

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Markets. Capital the next from our comes BMO Sharma from And line question Amit of

open. Your line now is

Amit Sharma

term. Irwin and on then, clarifications and of Gary, have guidance, I actually the a couple a on longer -- of questions little

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James Langrock

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Amit Sharma

Commodities inflation?

James Langrock

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Irwin Simon

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Amit Sharma

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James Langrock

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Amit Sharma

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Gary Tickle

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Irwin Simon

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Gary Tickle

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Irwin Simon

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Amit Sharma

me. that just growth shift be online considering, faster we if a model portfolio? has we for for this And, Does from Irwin, margin one last should your implications

Gary Tickle

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Irwin Simon

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of next from Alexia question comes line Howard our And the from Bernstein.

is now line Your open.

Alexia Howard

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Irwin Simon

and then, there. Gary, you take it jump I’ll in

Gary Tickle


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Irwin Simon

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Gary Tickle


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question next And Akshay of Jefferies. our Jagdale comes from from line the

Your line now open. is

Akshay Jagdale

Good morning.

ask to So, I point of U.S. about first, just clarification. wanted the a

your U.S. guidance changed the haven’t for You sales

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Gary Tickle

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Akshay Jagdale

of this, it, this and in And of just these Gary. the Got for okay. more effectiveness is then, and investments terms

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Irwin Simon

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Gary Tickle

question. I’ll pick the up

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Akshay Jagdale

And then…

Gary Tickle


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Akshay Jagdale

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Gary Tickle

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benefit; So, the we are are starting to lower margin see those SKUs.

we as getting will you cycle this, out So, benefit through see these of SKUs. the of


of Oppenheimer. And our from from line last question Rupesh Parikh the comes

line is open. now Your

Rupesh Parikh

taking and questions. Good for my morning thanks

more the from I are you competitive additional prepared front other I and the just a maybe what from was you channel. curious competition seeing players? side your or branded in also additions comments, private private label product label, discussed within MULO+C So, think guys on

Irwin Simon

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Rupesh Parikh

one more quick then, And question.

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Irwin Simon

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Rupesh Parikh

you. Thank great. Okay,

Irwin Simon

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