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Northeast Utilities' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Northeast Utilities (NU)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 24, 2012 8:00 am ET

Executives

Jeffrey R Kotkin -

Charles W. Shivery - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of Executive Committee, Chairman of The Connecticut Light & Power Company, Chairman of Public Service Company of New Hampshire and Chairman of Western Massachusetts Electric Company

Leon J. Olivier - Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of Western Massachusetts Electric Company, Chief Executive Officer of The Connecticut Light & Power Company and Chief Executive Officer of Public Service Company of New Hampshire

David R. McHale - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Travis Miller - Morningstar Inc., Research Division

Jonathan P. Arnold - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

James L. Dobson - Wunderlich Securities Inc., Research Division

Michael J. Lapides - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Leslie Rich - J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Inc.

David A. Paz - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Paul Patterson - Glenrock Associates LLC

Maurice E. May - Power Insights

Steven Gambuzza

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the Northeast Utilities Q4 Earnings Call. My name is Sandra, and I will be your operator for today's call. [Operator Instructions] Please note that this conference is being recorded. I will now turn the call over to Mr. Jeffrey Kotkin. Mr. Kotkin, you may begin.

Jeffrey R Kotkin

Thank you, Sandra. Good morning, and thank you for joining us. I'm Jeff Kotkin, NU's Vice President for Investor Relations. Speaking today will be Chuck Shivery, NU's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Lee Olivier, NU Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; and David McHale, NU's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Also joining us today is Jay Buth, our controller.

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