Kansas City Southern's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Kansas City Southern (KSU)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 24, 2012 08:45 am ET

Executives

Dave Starling – President and Chief Executive Officer

Dave Ebbrecht – Executive Vice President, Operations

Pat Ottensmeyer – Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Mike Upchurch – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Bill Greene – Morgan Stanley

Chris Wetherby – Citigroup

Tom Wadewitz – JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Matt Troy – Susquehanna Financial

Ken Hoexter – Bank of America

Scott Group – Wolfe Trahan

John Barnes – RBC Capital Markets

Anthony Gallo – Wells Fargo

Brad Delco – Stephens Inc.

Allison Landry – Credit Suisse

Jason Seidl – Dahlman Rose

Tyler Brown – Raymond James

Presentation

Operator

Greetings and welcome to the Kansas City Southern First Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. A brief question and answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

This presentation includes statements concerning potential future events involving the company which could materially differ from events that actually occur. The differences could be caused by a number of factors, including those factors identified in the Risk Factors section of the company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC.

The company is not obligated to update any forward-looking statements in this presentation to reflect future events or developments. All reconciliations to GAAP can be found on the KCS Web site, www.kcsouthern.com.

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, David Starling, President and Chief Executive Officer for Kansas City Southern.

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