Harley-Davidson, Inc. ( HOG)

Q3 2010 Earnings Call Transcript

October 19, 2010 9:00 am ET


Amy Giuffre – Director, IR

Keith Wandell – President and CEO

John Olin – CFO and SVP

Lawrence Hund – President and COO, Harley-Davidson Financial Services


Edward Aaron – RBC Capital Markets

Rod Lache – Deutsche Bank

Sharon Zackfia – William Blair

Timothy Conder – Wells Fargo Securities

Craig Kennison – Robert W. Baird

Himanshu Patel – JPMorgan

James Hardiman – Longbow Research

Robin Farley – UBS

Patrick Archambault – Goldman Sachs



Good morning. My name is Simon and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the third quarter 2010 earnings conference call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Thank you.

Ms. Giuffre, you may begin your conference.

Amy Giuffre

Thank you, Simon. Welcome to Harley-Davidson's third quarter 2010 earnings conference call. Today's call is being webcast live on harley-davidson.com, where you will also find slides containing supporting details. The slides can be accessed by clicking on Investor Relations, then Events and Announcements.

Our comments today will include forward-looking statements that are subject to risks that could cause actual results to be materially different. Those risks include, among others, matters we have noted in our latest earnings release and filings with the SEC. Harley-Davidson disclaims any obligation to update information in this call.

This morning, Harley-Davidson's CEO, Keith Wandell will share his thoughts on the progress to date against our strategy. CFO, John Olin and President of Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Larry Hund, will provide comments on the quarter. At the close of prepared comments, we will open the call for your questions. We ask that each caller ask only one question, and I appreciate your cooperation with that. So let us get started.

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