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World Wrestling Entertainment's CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ( WWE)

Q3 2011 Earnings Call

November 3, 2011 11:00 am ET

Executives

Michael Weitz – Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Vincent K. McMahon – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

George A. Barrios – Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Marla Backer – Hudson Square Research

James Clement – Sidoti & Company

Cody Slach – Roth Capital Partners LLC

Michael Kupinski – Noble Financial Capital Markets

Brad Safalow – PAA Research

Robert Routh – Phoenix Partners Group

Dan Kilmurray – UBS

Marla Backer – Hudson Square Research

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to WWE 2011 Third Quarter Earnings Call. My name is John, and I will be your operator for today’s call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session.

I will now turn the call over to Mr. Michael Weitz, SVP of IR for WWE. Mr. Weitz, you may begin.

Michael Weitz

Thank you, John, and good morning everyone. Welcome to our third quarter call. Joining me for today's discussion are Vince McMahon, our Chairman and CEO; and George Barrios, our Chief Financial Officer.

We issued our earnings release earlier this morning, and as is our practice, have posted the release, our earnings presentation and other supporting materials on our website at corporate.wwe.com. These materials can be referenced in conjunction with the discussion today to clarify our performance and to shed light on the trends in the business.

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