Newell Rubbermaid (NWL)
Q4 2011 Earnings Call
January 27, 2012 10:00 am ET
Nancy O'Donnell - Vice President of Investor Relations
Juan R. Figuereo - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Michael B. Polk - Chief Executive officer, President, Director and Member of Audit Committee
Budd Bugatch - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division
Christopher Ferrara - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
William B. Chappell - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division
Jason Gere - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division
Linda Bolton-Weiser - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division
Lauren R. Lieberman - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Dara W. Mohsenian - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
William Schmitz - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Constance Marie Maneaty - BMO Capital Markets U.S.
Good morning, and welcome to Newell Rubbermaid's Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, today's conference is being recorded. A live webcast of this call is available at newellrubbermaid.com on the Investor Relations home page, under Events and Presentations. A slide presentation is also available for download. I will now turn the call over to Nancy O'Donnell, Vice President of Investor Relations. Ms. O'Donnell, you may begin.
Great, thank you. Welcome, everybody, to Newell Rubbermaid's Fourth Quarter Conference Call. On the call with me today are Mike Polk, Newell Rubbermaid's President and CEO; and Juan Figuereo, Executive Vice President and CFO.
We have a couple of administrative items before we begin. First, during the call today, we will refer to certain non-GAAP financial measures including, but not limited to, normalized results and outlooks. We present this non-GAAP information for comparative purposes because management believes providing insights on these measures enables investors to better understand and analyze our ongoing results of operations. For further information on reconciliations to comparable financial measures under GAAP, please see our earnings release on the Investor Relations area of our website, as well as in our filings with the SEC.