Graco CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Graco Inc. ( GGG)

Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call

January 31, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Executives

Caroline Chambers – Vice President and Controller

Pat McHale – President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Graner – Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Charlie Brady – BMO Capital Markets

Kevin Maczka – BB&T Capital Markets

John Franzreb – Sidoti & Company

Matt Summerville – KeyBanc

Terry Darling – Goldman Sachs

Mike Halloran – Robert Baird

Liam Burke – Janney Capital Markets

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the fourth quarter and year-end 2011 conference call for Graco Inc. Please note it is not Graco Incorporated. If you wish to access the replay for this call, you may do so by dialing 1-800-406-7325 within the United States or Canada. The dial-in number for international callers is 303-590-3030. The conference ID number is 4502375. The replay will be available through February 4, 2012.

Graco has additional information available in a PowerPoint slide presentation, which is available as part of the webcast player. At the request of the company, we will open the conference up for questions and answers after the opening remarks from the management.

During this call, various remarks may be made by management about their expectations, plans, and prospects for the future. These remarks constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated as a result of various risk factors, including those identified in Item 1A of, and Exhibit 99 to, the company’s 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in Item 1A of the company’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

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