Aaron's Inc. (
Q2 2011 Earnings Conference Call
July 25, 2011 5:00 p.m. EDT
Gilbert Danielson – CFO, EVP, Director
Lee Wilder – Investor Relations
Robert C. Loudermilk Jr. – President and CEO
William "Ken" Butler Jr. – COO, Director
R. Charles Loudermilk – Chairman of the Board
Brad Thomas – KeyBanc Capital Markets
TJ McConville – Raymond James & Associates
Arvind Bhatia – Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc.
David Magee – SunTrust Robinson & Humphrey
Chuck Ruff – Insight Investments
John Baugh – Stifel Nicolaus
Laura Champine – Cowen & Company
John Rowan – Sidoti & Company
Good afternoon and welcome to the Aaron's Second Quarterly Earnings Conference Call. All lines will be muted during the presentation portion of the call, with an opportunity for questions and answers at the end.
At this time, I would like to pass the conference over to your host, Gil Danielson, CFO of Aaron's Inc. Thank you and you may proceed, Mr. Danielson.
Thank you for joining us this evening. I'm going to turn the call over to Lee Wilder who does Investor Relations for the company and shall read our standard Safe Harbor Statement. And then we'll get started on the conference call.
Good afternoon. My name is Lee Wilder and I assist in Investor Relations for Aaron's. The company's earnings release issued today and the related Form 8-K are available on our website, www.aaronsinc.com, in the Investor Relations section. And this webcast will be archived for replay there as well.