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GameStop's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

GameStop (GME)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

March 22, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

J. Paul Raines - Chief Executive Officer

Robert A. Lloyd - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Michael K. Mauler - Executive Vice President of International

Tony D. Bartel - President

Analysts

Gary Balter - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

David G. Magee - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division

Gregor Schauer - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Anthony Wible - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Research Division

Arvind Bhatia - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division

Brian Karimzad - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Michael J. Olson - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

William R. Armstrong - CL King & Associates, Inc.

Michael Hickey - National Alliance Capital Markets, Research Division

Edward S. Williams - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

R. Scott Tilghman - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. Welcome to GameStop Corporation's Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings and 2012 Outlook Call. [Operator Instructions] I would like to remind you that this call is covered by the Safe Harbor disclosure contained in GameStop's public documents, and this is the property of GameStop. It is not for rebroadcast or use by any other party without prior written consent of GameStop.

At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Paul Raines, CEO of GameStop Corporation. Please go ahead, sir.

J. Paul Raines

Good morning, and welcome to GameStop's year ending conference call and strategic update. Before we get started, I would like to recognize the thousands of GameStop Micromania, EB Games and Kongregate associates, who continue to provide the best customer service and innovation in 15 countries around the world. Thank you for joining us for what we believe will be an important update to investors with interest in GameStop. We have scheduled a longer call than usual today so that we can spend time discussing our strategy for 2012, as well as our 2011 accomplishments and results.

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