Big Lots Management Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Big Lots (BIG)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 23, 2012 8:00 am ET


Andy Regrut

Timothy A. Johnson - Senior Vice President of Finance

Joe R. Cooper - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President and President of Big Lots Canada

Steven S. Fishman - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President


Laura A. Champine - Canaccord Genuity, Research Division

Matthew R. Boss - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Jeffrey S. Stein - Northcoast Research

David M. Mann - Johnson Rice & Company, L.L.C., Research Division

Peter J. Keith - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

Daniel R. Wewer - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Charles X. Grom - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Anthony C. Lebiedzinski - Sidoti & Company, LLC

Patrick McKeever - MKM Partners LLC, Research Division



Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Big Lots First Quarter 2012 Teleconference. This call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] At this time, I would like to introduce today's first speaker, Senior Vice President of Finance, Tim Johnson. Please go ahead, sir.

Andy Regrut

Thanks, Chris, and thank you, everyone, for joining us for our first quarter conference call. With me here today in Columbus are Steve Fishman, our Chairman, CEO and President; Chuck Haubiel, Executive Vice President in Real Estate, Legal and General Counsel; Joe Cooper, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Big Lots and President of Big Lots Canada; and Tim Johnson, Senior Vice President of Finance.

Before we get started, I'd like to remind you that any forward-looking statements we make on today's call involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to our Safe Harbor provisions, as stated in our press release and SEC filings, and that actual results can differ materially from those described in our forward-looking statements.

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