Conference season is just about starting. So I’m looking forward to meeting many more of you over the next few months. As always, we appreciate your continued support of Covanta.
Joining me today on the call will be Tony Orlando, our President and CEO; Sanjiv Khattri, our CFO; Tom Bucks, our Chief Accounting Officer; and Brad Helgelson, our Treasurer.
We will provide an operational and business update, review of our financial results and take your questions. During their prepared remarks, Tony and Sanjiv will be referencing certain slides that we prepared to supplement the audio portion of this call. These slides can be accessed now or after the call in the Investor Relations section of covantaenergy.com.
The following discussion may contain forward-looking statements and our actual results may differ materially from those expectations. Information regarding factors that could cause such differences can be found in the company’s reports and registration statements filed with the SEC.The content of this conference call contains time sensitive information that is only accurate as of the date of this live broadcast, October 20th, 2011. We do not assume any obligation to update our forward-looking information unless required by law. Any redistribution, retransmission or rebroadcast of this call in any form without the express written consent of Covanta is prohibited. The information presented includes non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measure and management’s reasons for presenting such information is set forth in the press release that was issued last night as well as in the slides posted on our website. Because these measures are not calculated in accordance with US GAAP, they should not be considered in isolation from our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. It should also be noted that our computations of free cash flow, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS may differ from similarly titled computations used by other companies.