Yahoo! Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Yahoo! (YHOO)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 17, 2012 5:00 pm ET

Executives

Joon Huh

Timothy R. Morse - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Mark S. Mahaney - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Anthony J. DiClemente - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Douglas Anmuth - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Benjamin A. Schachter - Macquarie Research

Heath P. Terry - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Herman Leung - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, Research Division

Jason S. Helfstein - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division

So Young Lee - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division

Martin Pyykkonen - Wedge Partners Corporation

A. Justin Post - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Peter Stabler - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Scott H. Kessler - S&P Equity Research

Kenneth Sena - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Laura A. Martin - Needham & Company, LLC, Research Division

Daniel Salmon - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Brian Nowak - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division

Ronald V. Josey - ThinkEquity LLC, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Yahoo! Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Please note that this conference is being recorded. I will now turn the call over to Joon Huh. Mr. Huh, you may begin.

Joon Huh

Thank you. Good afternoon, and welcome to Yahoo!'s second quarter 2012 earnings conference call. On the call today will be Tim Morse, Chief Financial Officer. Before we begin, I'd like to remind you that today's call may contain forward-looking statements concerning matters such as our expected financial and operational performance and long-term financial model, as well as our expectations for the economy in general and online advertising in particular; our Search Alliance with Microsoft; our agreement with Alibaba; the effects of our restructuring; and our strategic, operational and product plans. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted in our statements, and reported results should not be considered indicative of future performance. Potential risks and uncertainties that could cause our business and financial results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are described in our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, May 9, 2012, as well as in the earnings release included in Exhibit 99.1 to the Form 8-K we furnished today to the SEC. All information on this call is as of today, July 17, 2012, and Yahoo! does not intend and undertakes no duty to update this information to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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