Q3 2012 Earnings Call
March 20, 2012 5:00 pm ET
William C. Gale - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President
J. Michael Hansen - Vice President and Treasurer
James Samford - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
Scott A. Schneeberger - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division
Nathan Brochmann - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division
Andrew C. Steinerman - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Gary E. Bisbee - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Shlomo Rosenbaum - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division
Joe Box - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division
Gregory W. Halter - LJR Great Lakes Review
David Ridley-Lane - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
John M. Healy - Northcoast Research
Justin P. Hauke - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division
Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Cintas Quarterly Earnings Results Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Bill Gale, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Please go ahead.
William C. Gale
Thank you for joining us this evening, where we will report our third quarter results for fiscal 2012. With me is Mike Hansen, Cintas' Vice President and Treasurer. After some commentary on the results, we will be happy to answer your questions.
We are pleased to report that our third quarter revenue grew 7.9% from last year's third quarter to revenue of $1,012,000,000. Net income increased by 28.7% to $76 million, and earnings per share were $0.58, a 41.5% increase over last year.