Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (KRO)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
August 9, 2012 10:00 am ET
Janet Keckeisen – Vice President-Investor Relations
Steven L. Watson – Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Gregory M. Swalwell – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Robert D. Graham – Executive Vice President and General Counsel
David Begleiter – Deutsche Bank Securities
Trey Grooms – Stephens Inc.
Edward Yang – Oppenheimer & Co.
Neal Miller – Fidelity Investments
Gregg Goodnight – UBS
Des Kilalea – RBC Capital Markets
Vivek Shah – Tellus Asset Management, LLC
Sanjay Pamnani – Foundation Asset Management
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Kronos Worldwide Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. My name is Derrick and I will be your operator for today’s call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session.
I will now like to turn the call over to your host, Ms. Janet Keckeisen, Vice President of Investor Relations for Kronos Worldwide. You may begin, Janet.
Thanks, Derrick. Good morning and welcome to the Kronos Worldwide 2012 second quarter earnings call. With me this morning are Steve Watson, Chief Executive Officer, and Greg Swalwell, Chief Financial Officer. The earnings release that was issued this morning can be found on our website at kronosww.com.
During the course of this conference call, we will make forward-looking statements. All statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that represent management’s beliefs and assumptions based on currently available information. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot give any assurances that these expectations will prove to be correct. Such statements, by their nature, involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could significantly impact expected results, and actual future results could differ materially from those described in such forward-looking statements.