Staples' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Staples (SPLS)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 29, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Chris Powers -

Ronald L. Sargent - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee

Michael A. Miles - President, Chief Operating Officer and President of Staples International

John J. Mahoney - Vice Chairman

Demos Parneros - President of US Retail Stores

Joseph G. Doody - President of North American Delivery

Analysts

Brian W. Nagel - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division

Michael Lasser - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Colin McGranahan - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Gregory S. Melich - ISI Group Inc., Research Division

Christopher Horvers - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Matthew J. Fassler - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Kate McShane - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Joscelyn MacKay - Morningstar Inc., Research Division

David Gober - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Daniel T. Binder - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Anthony C. Chukumba - BB&T Capital Markets, Research Division

Sam Reid - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Joseph I. Feldman - Telsey Advisory Group LLC

Jeremy Ridder Brunelli - Consumer Edge Research, LLC

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Staples. Inc. Earnings Conference Call. My name is Jeff, and I'll be your coordinator for today. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Chris Powers (sic) [Chris Powers] , Director of Investor Relations. You have the floor, sir.

Chris Powers

Thanks, Jeff. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us for our fourth quarter 2011 earnings announcement.

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