Furniture Brands International's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Furniture Brands International, Inc. (FBN)

Q1 2012 Earnings Conference Call

May 03, 2012, 08:30 a.m. ET


Steve Rolls - SVP and CFO

Ralph Scozzafava - Chairman and CEO


Brad Thomas - Keybanc Capital Markets

John Baugh - Stifel Nicolaus

Sam Bergman - Bayberry Asset Management

Chad Bolen - Raymond James

Mike Ogborne - Ogborne Capital Management



Good day ladies and gentlemen and welcome t the Q1 2012 Furniture Brands Earnings Conference Call. My name is [Gruns] and will be your operator for today. At this time all participants are in listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder this call is being recorded for replay purposes.

I’d now like to turn the call over to Steve Rolls, Chief Financial Officer. Please proceed.

Steve Rolls

Thank you. Good morning everyone and thanks for joining us today. I want to take a moment to read the Safe Harbor statement before I go over the financial results of our first quarter. Ralph Scozzafava, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will then follow with the discussion of the highlights of the quarter.

I need to remind you that certain comments made during this call may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Our actual results and future financial condition may differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements, as a result of many factors that maybe outside of or control. Please refer to our SEC filings including our Form 10-Qs and Form-10-Ks for a discussion of the major risks and uncertainties that may affect our business.

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