Waste Management's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Waste Management (WM)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Ed Egl -

David P. Steiner - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Steven C. Preston - Principal Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance, Recycling & Energy Services

Analysts

Scott J. Levine - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Vance Edelson - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Albert Leo Kaschalk - Wedbush Securities Inc., Research Division

William H. Fisher - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Michael E. Hoffman - Wunderlich Securities Inc., Research Division

Christopher S. Parkinson - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

David Warner - First Analysis Corporation

Tatiana Vasilyev

Unknown Analyst

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. My name is Ashley, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Waste Management First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the call over to Ed Egl, Director, Investor Relations. Thank you. Mr. Ed Egl, you may begin your conference.

Ed Egl

Thank you, Ashley. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us for the First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. With me this morning are David Steiner, Chief Executive Officer; and Steve Preston, Executive Vice President of Finance, Recycling and Energy Services. David will start things off with a summary of the financial results of the quarter. Steve will cover our revenue growth, including price and volume trends, operating costs and financial statements. We will conclude with questions and answers. During their statements, any comparisons made by David and Steve, unless otherwise stated, will be with the first quarter of 2011.

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