Furniture Brands International Inc. (
Q1 2011 Earnings Call
May 5, 2011 8:30 am ET
Ralph Scozzafava – Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Steve Rolls – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Frank Ward – Vice President, Treasurer
Todd Schwartzman – Sidoti & Company
Brad Thomas – Keybanc Capital Markets
Barry Vogel – Barry Vogel & Associates
TJ McConville – Raymond James
Good day ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the First Quarter 2011 Furniture Brands International Earnings conference call. My name is Tawanda and I will be your coordinator for today. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later we will facilitate a question and answer session. If at any time during the call you require operator assistance, please press star followed by zero and a coordinator will be happy to assist you. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes.
I would now like to turn the presentation over to Mr. Frank Ward, Vice President and Treasurer. Please proceed, sir.
Thank you, Tawanda. Good morning everyone and thanks for joining us today. After I read the Safe Harbor statement, Steve Rolls, our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will go over the financial results of our first quarter. Ralph Scozzafava, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will then follow with a discussion of what we’re doing to drive our sales, control costs, and make the necessary investments in our brands.