Guess?, Inc. (GES)
F2Q 2013 Earnings Call
August 22, 2012; 04:30 pm ET
Paul Marciano - Chief Executive Officer
Michael Prince - Chief Operating Officer
Dennis Secor - Chief Financial Officer
Russell Bowers - Chief Financial Officer, North American Retail
Erinn Murphy - Piper Jaffray & Co.
Shreya Jawalkar - Jefferies
Robby Ohmes - Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Omar Saad - ISI Group
Betty Chen - Wedbush
Diana Katz - Lazard Capital Markets
Jonathan Hart - Buckingham Research Group
Margaret Whitfield - Sterne Agee
John Kernan - Cowen
Dorothy Lakner - Caris & Company
Good day everyone and welcome to the Guess? second quarter fiscal 2013 earnings conference call. On the call are Paul Marciano, Chief Executive Officer; Michael Prince, Chief Operating Officer; Dennis Secor, Chief Financial Officer; and Russell Bowers, Chief Financial Officer, North American Retail.
During today’s call the company will be making forward-looking statements, including comments regarding future plans and financial outlook. The company’s actual results may differ materially from current expectations based on risk factors included in the company’s quarterly, annual and current reports filed with the SEC, including economic conditions, business strategies, results of litigation, tax and other similar proceedings and currency fluctuations.
Now, I’d like to turn the call over to Mr. Paul Marciano. Please proceed.
Thank you. Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today. The second quarter was both rewarding and challenging at the same time. With our national businesses offsetting North America we delivered revenue at the top end of our guidance we gave three months ago and posted earnings per share of $0.49.