Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS)
Q1 2012 Results Earnings Call
April 19, 2012 8:30 AM ET
Julie Prozeller – FTI Consulting, IR
Ed Heffernan – President and CEO
Charles Horn – Chief Financial Officer, Alliance Data
Bryan Pearson – President, LoyaltyOne
Jim Kissane – Credit Suisse
Sanjay Sakhrani – KBW
David Scharf – JMP
Dan Perlin – RBC Capital Markets
Bob Napoli – William Blair
Good morning. And welcome to the Alliance Data First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time all parties have been placed on a listen-only-mode. Following today’s presentation, the floor will be opened for your questions. (Operator Instructions)
In order to view the company’s presentation on your website, please remember to turn-off the pop-up blocker on your computer. It is now my pleasure to introduce your host Ms. Julie Prozeller of FTI Consulting. Ma’am, the floor is yours.
Thank you, Operator. By now you should have received a copy of the company’s first quarter 2012 earnings release. If you haven’t, please call FTI Consulting at 212-850-5721.
On the call today we have Ed Heffernan, President and Chief Executive Officer; Charles Horn, Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Data; and Bryan Pearson, President of LoyaltyOne.
Before we begin, I would like to remind you that some of the comments made on today’s call and some of the responses to your questions may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to the risks and the uncertainties described in the company’s earnings release and other filings with the SEC. Alliance Data has no obligation to update the information presented on the call.