Entergy's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Entergy (ETR)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Paula Waters - Vice President of Investor Relations

J. Wayne Leonard - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee

Leo P. Denault - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Gary J. Taylor - President of Utility Operations

Richard J. Smith - President of Entergy Wholesale Commodity Business

Charles Barlow -

Analysts

Paul Patterson - Glenrock Associates LLC

Leslie Rich - J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Inc.

Julien Dumoulin-Smith - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Steven I. Fleishman - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Michael J. Lapides - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Dan Eggers - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day everyone, and welcome to the Entergy Corporation First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. At this time, for introductions and opening comments, I'd like to turn the call over to the Vice President of Investor Relations, Ms. Paula Waters. Please go ahead.

Paula Waters

Good morning, and thank you for joining us. We'll begin this morning with comments from Entergy's Chairman and CEO, Wayne Leonard; and then Leo Denault, our CFO, will review results. [Operator Instructions] As part of today's conference call, Entergy Corporation makes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there are factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these factors is included in the company's SEC filings. Now, I'll turn the call over to Wayne.

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