K-Swiss Inc. (KSWS) Q1 2010 Earnings Call May 6, 2010 11:00 AM EST Executives Steven Nichols – Chairman, President, and CEO George Powlick – CFO David Nichols – EVP Analysts Jeff Van Sinderen – B. Riley Sam Poser – Sterne, Agee Brad Hathaway – Jay Goldman Chris Svezia – Susquehanna PresentationOperator
Welcome to K-Swiss’s First Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call. During the presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. Afterwards, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded, Thursday, May 6 th, 2010. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Steven Nichols, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. Please go ahead, sir. Steven Nichols Thank you and good morning, everyone. With me today is George Powlick, our Chief Financial Officer, and David Nichols, our Executive Vice President. We appreciate you being on the call this morning. Before I begin, I would like to have George cover the Safe Harbor language. George? George Powlick Certain matters discussed in this press release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to non-achievement of the assumptions discussed herein, general and regional economic conditions, availability of credit, industry trends, merchandise trends, including market acceptance of the company’s product offerings, customer demand, competition, the impact of terrorism, and/or a potential global conflict on the worldwide economy, and order cancellations and reduced sales resulting from the slower worldwide economy. A complete description of these factors as well as others which could affect the company’s business is said forth in the company’s periodic filings, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 which is currently on file with SEC.