Kimberly-Clark's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 20, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Paul J. Alexander - Vice President of Investor Relations

Mark A. Buthman - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President

Thomas J. Falk - Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of Executive Committee

Analysts

Ali Dibadj - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Alice Beebe Longley - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

Caroline S. Levy - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division

William Schmitz - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Gail S. Glazerman - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Jason Gere - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

Lauren R. Lieberman - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Wendy Nicholson - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Christopher Ferrara - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Linda Bolton-Weiser - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division

Constance Marie Maneaty - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

John A. Faucher - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Javier Escalante - Consumer Edge Research, LLC

Chip A. Dillon - Vertical Research Partners Inc.

Presentation

Operator

[Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to introduce today's first speaker, Mr. Paul Alexander.

Paul J. Alexander

Thank you, David, and good morning, everyone. Welcome to Kimberly-Clark's First Quarter Earnings Conference Call. Here with me today in Dallas are Tom Falk, Chairman and CEO; Mark Buthman, Senior VP and CFO; and Mike Azbell, Vice President and Controller.

Here's the agenda for our call: Mark will begin with a review of our first quarter results; Tom will then provide his perspectives on our results and our full year outlook; and we'll finish as usual with Q&A. As usual, we have a presentation of today's materials in the Investors section of our website.

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