Cooper Tire & Rubber Company's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (CTB)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 27, 2012 11:00 a.m. ET


Curtis Schneekloth – Director, IR

Roy Armes – Chairman, President and CEO

Bradley Hughes – VP and CFO


Ravi Shanker – Morgan Stanley

Pat Nolan - Deutsche Bank Securities

Brett Hoselton – KeyBanc Capital Markets

Saul Ludwig – NorthCoast Research

Amy Carroll - JP Morgan

Elizabeth Lane – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch



Good morning. My name is Tanya, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Cooper Tire Fourth Quarter 2011 Results 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)

I will now hand the floor to Curtis Schneekloth, director of investor relations. Thank you. The floor is yours.

Curtis Schneekloth

Good morning everyone. Thanks for joining the call today. My name is Curtis Schneekloth, and I serve as the company’s Director of Investor Relations. To begin with, I would like to remind you that during our conversation today, you may hear forward-looking statements related to the future financial results and business operations of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.

Actual results may differ materially from current management forecasts and projections. Such difference may be a result of factors over which the company has limited or no control. Information on these risk factors and additional information on forward-looking statements are included in the press release, and in the company’s reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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