AutoNation, Inc.(AN) Q2 2010 Earnings Call Transcript July 22, 2010 11:00 am ET Executives Cheryl Scully – Treasurer and VP, IR Mike Jackson – Chairman and CEO Mike Short – EVP and CFO Mike Maroone – President and COO Analysts Ravi Shanker – Morgan Stanley John Murphy – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Rick Nelson – Stephens, Incorporated Patrick Archambault – Goldman Sachs Dan Gallatin – Deutsche Bank Himanshu Patel – J.P. Morgan Matthew Nemer – Wells Fargo Colin Langan – UBS Brian Sponheimer – Gabelli PresentationOperator
Thank you for standing by, and welcome to AutoNation's second quarter earnings conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the presentation, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) Today's conference call is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. I will now turn the call over to Ms. Cheryl Scully, Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations for AutoNation. Ma'am, you may begin. Cheryl Scully Good morning, everyone, and welcome to AutoNation's second quarter 2010 conference call. Leading our call today will be Mike Jackson, our chairman and CEO; Mike Maroone, our president and chief operating officer; and, Mike Short, our chief financial officer. Following their remarks, we'll open up the call for questions. I will also be available by phone following the call to address any additional questions you may have. Before we begin, let me read our brief statement regarding forward-looking comments and the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Certain statements and information on this call will constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Additional discussions of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in our SEC filings.