Staples (SPLS) Q1 2012 Earnings Call May 16, 2012 9:00 am ET Executives Chris Powers Ronald L. Sargent - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee Michael A. Miles - President, Chief Operating Officer and President of Staples International Christine T. Komola - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President Demos Parneros - President of US Retail Stores Joseph G. Doody - President of North American Delivery Analysts Gary Balter - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division Bradley B. Thomas - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division Daniel T. Binder - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division Christopher Horvers - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Gregory S. Melich - ISI Group Inc., Research Division Michael Lasser - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division Kate McShane - Citigroup Inc, Research Division Colin McGranahan - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division Matthew J. Fassler - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division David Gober - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Alan M. Rifkin - Barclays Capital, Research Division Jeremy Ridder Brunelli - Consumer Edge Research, LLC Joseph I. Feldman - Telsey Advisory Group LLC Gregory Hessler PresentationOperator
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Staples Inc. Earnings Conference Call. My name is Anne, and I will be your coordinator for today's call. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the presentation over to Mr. Chris Powers, Director of Investor Relations. Please proceed, sir. Chris Powers Thanks, Anne. Good morning, everyone, and thanks you for joining us for our first quarter 2012 earnings announcement. During today's call, we will discuss certain non-GAAP metrics to provide investors with useful information about our financial performance. Please see the Financial Measures and Other Data section of the Investor Information portion of www.staples.com for an explanation and reconciliation of such measures and other calculations of financial measures that we use to analyze our business.