Alliance Data Systems' CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS)

Q1 2012 Results Earnings Call

April 19, 2012 8:30 AM ET


Julie Prozeller – FTI Consulting, IR

Ed Heffernan – President and CEO

Charles Horn – Chief Financial Officer, Alliance Data

Bryan Pearson – President, LoyaltyOne


Jim Kissane – Credit Suisse

Sanjay Sakhrani – KBW

David Scharf – JMP

Dan Perlin – RBC Capital Markets

Bob Napoli – William Blair



Good morning. And welcome to the Alliance Data First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time all parties have been placed on a listen-only-mode. Following today’s presentation, the floor will be opened for your questions. (Operator Instructions)

In order to view the company’s presentation on your website, please remember to turn-off the pop-up blocker on your computer. It is now my pleasure to introduce your host Ms. Julie Prozeller of FTI Consulting. Ma’am, the floor is yours.

Julie Prozeller

Thank you, Operator. By now you should have received a copy of the company’s first quarter 2012 earnings release. If you haven’t, please call FTI Consulting at 212-850-5721.

On the call today we have Ed Heffernan, President and Chief Executive Officer; Charles Horn, Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Data; and Bryan Pearson, President of LoyaltyOne.

Before we begin, I would like to remind you that some of the comments made on today’s call and some of the responses to your questions may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to the risks and the uncertainties described in the company’s earnings release and other filings with the SEC. Alliance Data has no obligation to update the information presented on the call.

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