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CenterPoint Energy's CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: CNP

CenterPoint Energy (CNP)

Q2 2011 Earnings Call

August 04, 2011 11:30 am ET

Executives

Marianne Paulsen - Director of Investor Relations

Scott Rozzell - Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Gary Whitlock - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

David McClanahan - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Analysts

James Krapfel - Morningstar Inc.

Carl Kirst - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Andrew Weisel - Macquarie Research

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to CenterPoint Energy's Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call with senior management. [Operator Instructions] I will now turn the call over to Marianne Paulsen, Director of Investor Relations. Ms. Paulsen?

Marianne Paulsen

Thank you very much, Dea. Good morning, everyone. I'm Marianne Paulsen, Director of Investor Relations for CenterPoint Energy. I'd like to welcome you to our second quarter 2011 earnings conference call. Thank you for joining us today. David McClanahan, President and CEO; and Gary Whitlock, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss our second quarter 2011 results and will also provide highlights on other key activities.

In addition to Mr. McClanahan and Mr. Whitlock, we have other members of management with us who may assist in answering questions following their prepared remarks. Our earnings press release and Form 10-Q, filed earlier today, are posted on our website, which is www.centerpointenergy.com, under the Investors section.

I would like to remind you that any projections or forward-looking statements made during this call are subject to the cautionary statements on forward-looking information in the company's filings with the SEC. Before Mr. McClanahan begins, I would like to mention that a replay of this call will be available until 6:00 p.m. Central Time through Thursday, August 11, 2011.

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