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Aaron's Inc's CEO Discusses Q@ 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Aaron's Inc. ( AAN)

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.

Gilbert 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.

So, Lee.

Lee Wilder

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,, in the Investor Relations section. And this webcast will be archived for replay there as well.

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