The Coca-Cola (KO)
Q1 2012 Earnings Call
April 17, 2012 9:30 am ET
Jackson Kelly - Vice President
Muhtar Kent - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Executive Committee
Gary P. Fayard - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Bryan D. Spillane - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Caroline S. Levy - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division
Judy E. Hong - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Bonnie Herzog - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division
John A. Faucher - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
William Schmitz - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to The Coca-Cola Company's First Quarter 2012 Earnings Results Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. [Operator Instructions] I would like to remind everyone that the purpose of this conference is to speak with investors, and therefore, questions from the media will not be addressed. Media participants should contact Coca-Cola's Media Relations Department if they have questions.
I would now like to introduce Mr. Jackson Kelly, Vice President and Investor Relations Officer. Mr. Kelly, you may begin.
Good morning, and thank you for being with us today. I'm joined by Muhtar Kent, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Gary Fayard, our Chief Financial Officer. Following prepared remarks this morning, we will turn the call over for your questions.
Before we begin, I would like to remind you that this conference call may contain forward-looking statements, including statements concerning long-term earnings objectives, and should be considered in conjunction with cautionary statements contained in our earnings release and in the company's most recent periodic SEC report.