The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) Q1 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) Q1 2023 Earnings Conference Call February 1, 2023 9:00 AM ET

Company Participants

Aimee DeLuca – Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Jim Hagedorn – Chairman and CEO

Matt Garth – Chief Financial Officer

Mike Lukemire – President and COO

Chris Hagedorn – Division President, Hawthorne

Patti Ziegler – Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications

Conference Call Participants

Jon Andersen – William Blair

Joseph Altobello – Raymond James

Chris Carey – Wells Fargo

Eric Bosshard – Cleveland Research

Andrew Carter – Stifel

Bill Chappell – Truist

Gaurav Jain – Barclays

Carla Casella – JPMorgan

William Reuter – Bank of America


Good day and thank you for standing by. Welcome to The Scotts Miracle-Gro First Quarter Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers’ presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. Please be advise that today’s conference is being recorded.

I would now like to hand the call over to Aimee DeLuca, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Aimee DeLuca

Thank you and good morning. I am Aimee DeLuca and I would like to welcome you to The Scotts Miracle-Gro first quarter earnings conference call. I have recently stepped in to lead Investor Relations after 21 years at Scotts and other finance and strategy roles. It’s been a pleasure meeting many of you already and I look forward to meeting many more of you over the coming months.

Joining me this morning are our Chairman and CEO, Jim Hagedorn; our new CFO, Matt Garth; as well as Mike Lukemire, our President and Chief Operating Officer; and Chris Hagedorn, Division President of Hawthorne. In a moment, we will share some brief prepared remarks from Jim and Matt. Afterwards, we will open the call for your questions.

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