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Brinker International's CEO Discusses F3Q2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Brinker International, Inc. (EAT)

F3Q12 Earnings Call

April 23, 2012 10:00 a.m. ET

Executives

Tony Laday – VP of IR, Treasury and Global Finance

Doug Brooks – Chairman, President and CEO

Guy Constant – EVP and CFO

Wyman Roberts – EVP and President, Chili's Grill & Bar



Analysts



Bryan Elliott – Raymond James

Jeff Bernstein – Barclays Capital

Michael Kelter – Goldman Sachs

John Glass – Morgan Stanley

John Ivankoe – JPMorgan

Joe Buckley – Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

Mitch Speiser – Buckingham Research

Peter Saleh - Telsey Advisory Group

Sara Senatore - Sanford Bernstein

David Palmer – UBS Securities LLC



Presentation



Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Brinker International Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) It’s now my pleasure to turn the floor to your host, Mr. Tony Laday. Sir, the floor is yours.

Tony Laday

Thank you, Everett. Good morning everyone, and welcome to Brinker International’s third quarter fiscal 2012 earnings call, which is also being broadcast live over the Internet.

Before turning the call over, let me quickly remind you of our safe harbor regarding forward-looking statements. During our management comments and in our responses to your questions, certain items may be discussed which are not based entirely on historical facts. Any such items should be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include factors more completely described in this morning's press release and the company's filings with the SEC.

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