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CenterPoint Energy's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

CenterPoint Energy (CNP)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 03, 2012 11:30 am ET

Executives

Marianne Paulsen -

David M. McClanahan - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Scott E. Rozzell - Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Tracy B. Bridge - Senior Vice President and Division President of Gas Distribution Operations

C. Gregory Harper - Senior Vice President and Group President of Energy Pipelines & Field Services

Joseph B. McGoldrick - President of Natural Gas Operations

Gary L. Whitlock - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Unknown Executive -

Analysts

Carl L. Kirst - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Ali Agha - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division

David Frank

Andrew Weisel - Macquarie Research

Yves Siegel - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Steven I. Fleishman - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the CenterPoint Energy's First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call with Senior Management. [Operator Instructions] I will now turn the call over to Marianne Paulsen, Director of Investor Relations. Ms. Paulsen?

Marianne Paulsen

Thank you very much, Beverly. Good morning, everyone. This is Marianne Paulsen, Director of Investor Relations for CenterPoint Energy. I'd like to welcome you to our first quarter 2012 earnings conference call. Thank you for joining us today. David McClanahan, President and CEO; and Gary Whitlock, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will provide highlights on key activities, and our business unit leaders will discuss the first quarter 2012 results for their respective segments. In addition to these senior executives, we have other members of management with us who may assist in answering questions following the prepared remarks.

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