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CMS Energy CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

CMS Energy (CMS)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. ET

Executives

Laura Mountcastle - VP and Treasurer

John Russell - President and CEO

Tom Webb - EVP and CFO

Analysts

Kevin Cole - Credit Suisse

Paul Ridzon - KeyBanc

Paul Patterson - Glenrock Associates

Mark Barnett - Morningstar Research

Ali Agha - SunTrust

Brian Russo - Ladenburg Thalmann

Steve Fleishman - Bank of America

Jonathan Arnold - Deutsche Bank

Andy Levi - Avon Capital

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the CMS Energy 2012 First Quarter Results and Outlook Call. This call is being recorded. Just a reminder, there will be a rebroadcast of this conference call today, beginning at noon Eastern time running through May 3. This presentation is also being webcast and is available on CMS Energy's website in the Investor Relations section.

At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Ms. Laura Mountcastle, Vice President and Treasurer. Please go ahead.

Laura Mountcastle

Thank you. Good morning and thank you for joining us today. With me are John Russell, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Tom Webb, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Our earnings press release issued earlier today and the presentation used in this webcast are available on our website.

This presentation contains forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and should be read in conjunction with our Form 10-Ks and 10-Qs. The forward-looking statements and information and risk factors section discuss important factors that could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

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