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July 28, 2011, 11:00 am ET
Bruce Byots - VP, Corporate & IR
Dusty McCoy - Chairman & CEO
Peter Hamilton - SVP&CFO
Ed Aaron - RBC Capital Markets
Jimmy Baker - B. Riley & Company
James Hardiman - Longbow Research
Tim Conder - Wells Fargo
Rommel Dionisio - Wedbush Securities
Joe Hovorka - Raymond James
Good morning, and welcome to Brunswick Corporation’s 2011 second quarter earnings conference call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode, until the question-and-answer period. Today's meeting will be recorded, if you have any objections you may disconnect at this time.
I would now like to introduce Bruce Byots, Vice President of Corporate and Investor Relations. Please proceed.
Good morning and thank you for joining us. On the call this morning is Dusty McCoy, Brunswick's Chairman and CEO and Peter Hamilton, our CFO.
Before we begin with our prepared remarks, I would like to remind everyone that during this call, our comments will include certain forward-looking statements about future results.
Please keep in my mind that our actual results could differ materially from these expectations. For the details on the factors to consider, please refer to our recent SEC filings and today's press release. All these documents are available on our website at brunswick.com.
At this point, I would like to turn the call over to Dusty.
Thank you Bruce, good morning everyone. By now I am sure you had the opportunity to review our second quarter earnings release. Our strong performance in the second quarter reflected higher marine wholesale shipments compared to the prior year.