Quiksilver (ZQK)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

December 15, 2011 4:30 pm ET


Joseph Scirocco - Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Bruce Thomas - Vice President of Investor Relations

Unknown Executive -

Robert B. McKnight - Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President


Mitchel J. Kummetz - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

William M. Reuter - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Unknown Analyst

David E. Griffith - Roth Capital Partners, LLC, Research Division

Claire Armstrong Gallacher - Auriga USA LLC, Research Division

Adam F. Engebretson - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

Jeffrey Wallin Van Sinderen - B. Riley & Co., LLC, Research Division

M. Grant Jordan

Taposh Bari - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division



Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. [Operator Instructions] I would like to remind everyone that this conference is being recorded. I'd now like to introduce Bruce Thomas, Quiksilver's Vice President of Investor Relations, who will chair this afternoon's call.

Bruce Thomas

Thanks, operator. Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the Quiksilver Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2011 Earnings Conference Call. Our speakers today are Bob McKnight, our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Joe Scirocco, our Chief Financial Officer. Also joining us today are Craig Stevenson, our newly appointed Global Brand President and Chief Operating Officer of Quiksilver, Inc.; and Rob Colby, our new Americas region President.

Before we begin, I'd like to review the company's Safe Harbor language. Throughout our call today, items may be discussed that are not based on historical facts and are considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, statements regarding Quiksilver's business outlook and future performance constitute forward-looking statements, and results could differ materially from those stated or implied by these forward-looking statements as a result of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those identified in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically under the section titled Risk Factors in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K.

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