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IHS CEO Discusses F1Q12 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

IHS Inc. ( IHS)

F1Q12 Earnings Call

March 22, 2012 8:00 a.m. ET

Executives

Andy Schultz - VP IR

Jerre Stead - CEO

Scott Key - President and COO

Richard Walker - EVP and CFO

Analysts

Eric Boyer - Wells Fargo

Brian Karimzad - Goldman Sachs

Suzi Stein - Morgan Stanley

Peter Appert - Piper Jaffray

Michael Meltz - JPMorgan

Gary Krishnan - Credit Suisse

Bill Warmington - Raymond James

Daniel Leben - Robert W. Baird

Robert Riggs - William Blair

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 IHS Inc. Earnings Conference Call. My name is Kim and I'll be your coordinator for today. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this call is being recorded.

I will now turn the call over to your host for today's conference, Mr. Andy Schultz, Vice President Investor Relations. Please proceed, sir.

Andy Schultz

Thank you, Kim. Good morning and thank you for joining us for the IHS first quarter 2012 earnings conference call. We issued two news releases and a supplemental presentation earlier this morning. If you do not have the releases and presentation we issued today, you will find copies of them on our website at ihs.com.

Some of our comments and discussions on the quarter are based on non-GAAP measures. Our non-GAAP or adjusted numbers exclude stock-based compensation and other non-cash charges and other items. Our earnings release includes both our GAAP-based income statement and statement of cash flows and reconciliations to the non-GAAP measures discussed during this call. These reconciliation schedules can also be found on our website. The non-GAAP results are a supplement to the GAAP financial statements. IHS believes this non-GAAP presentation and the elimination of these items is useful in order to focus on what we deem to be a more reliable indicator of ongoing operating performance.

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