Avery Dennison's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Avery Dennison (AVY)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 25, 2012 1:00 pm ET

Executives

Eric Leeds -

Dean A. Scarborough - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Mitchell R. Butier - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President

Analysts

George L. Staphos - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Ghansham Panjabi - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Scott Gaffner - Barclays Capital, Research Division

John P. McNulty - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Jeffrey J. Zekauskas - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Todd Wenning - Morningstar Inc., Research Division

Gaji Balakaneshan - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to Avery Dennison's Earnings Conference Call for the First Quarter, March 31, 2012. This call is being recorded and will be available for replay from 1:00 p.m. Pacific time today through midnight Pacific time, April 29. To access the replay, please dial toll-free 1 (800) 633-8284 or (402) 977-9140 for international callers. The conference ID to enter is 21543230. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the call over to Eric Leeds, Avery Dennison's Head of Investor Relations. You may begin, sir.

Eric Leeds

Thank you. Welcome, everyone. Today, we'll discuss our preliminary, unaudited first quarter 2012 results. Please note that unless otherwise indicated, today's discussion will be focused on our continuing operations. The company's Office and Consumer Products business is classified on our income statement as a discontinued operation. The non-GAAP financial measures that we use are defined, qualified and reconciled with GAAP and schedules A-2 to A-4 of the financial statements accompanying today's earnings release. We remind you that we'll make certain predictive statements that reflect our current views and estimates about future performance and financial results. These forward-looking statements are made subject to the Safe Harbor statement included in today's earnings release.

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