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Cedar Fair's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Cedar Fair L. P. (FUN)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 09, 2012 10:00 a.m. ET


Stacy Frole – Director, IR

Matthew Ouimet – President & CEO

Brian Witherow – EVP & CFO

Richard Zimmerman – COO


Paul Patterson – Glenrock Associates

Ali Agha - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Ashar Khan - Visium Asset Management

Michael Jin – Epoch Investment Partners

Steven Gambuzza - Millennium Partners

Sri Raja – Deutsche Bank

Michael Walsh – Wells Fargo



Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Cedar Fair Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call. During today’s presentation, all parties will be in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, the conference will be open for questions. [Operator Instructions] This conference is being recorded today, Thursday, August 09, 2012.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Stacy Frole, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Stacy Frole

Thank you Fudayo [ph]. Good morning, and welcome to our second quarter earnings conference call. I’m Stacy Frole, Cedar Fair’s Director of Investor Relations. Earlier this morning, we issued our 2012 second quarter earnings release.

A copy of that release can be obtained on our corporate website at or by contacting our Investor Relations Offices at 419-627-2233. On the call this morning are Matt Ouimet , our President and Chief Executive Officer; and Brian Witherow , our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Richard Zimmerman, our Chief Operating Officer, is also with us today for the call.

Before we begin, I need to caution you that comments made during this call will include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Securities laws. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements. You may refer to filings by the company with the SEC for a more detailed discussion of these risks. In addition, in accordance with Regulation G, non-GAAP financial measures used on the conference call today are required to be reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

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