Alliance Data Systems' CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 19, 2012 08:30 am ET

Executives

Julie Prozeller - FTI Consulting, IR

Ed Heffernan - President & CEO

Charles Horn - EVP & CFO

Bryan Kennedy - EVP & President, Epsilon

Analysts

Jim Cassin - Credit Suisse

Sanjay Sakhrani - KBW

Darrin Peller - Barclays

David Scharf - JMP Securities

Presentation

Operator

Good morning and welcome to the Alliance Data second quarter 2012 earnings conference call. At this time all parties have been placed on a listen-only mode. Following today's presentation the floor will be open for your questions. (Operator Instructions)

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host Ms. Julie Prozeller of FTI Consulting. Ma’am you may begin your conference.

Julie Prozeller

Thank you, operator. By now you should have received a copy of the company's second quarter 2012 earnings release. If you haven't please call FTI Consulting at 212-850-5721. On the call today we have Ed Heffernan, President and Chief Executive Officer; Charles Horn, Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Data and Bryan Kennedy, President of Epsilon.

Before we begin I would like to remind you that some of the comments made on today's call and some of the references to your questions may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to the risks and the uncertainties described in the company's earnings release and other filings with the SEC. Alliance Data has no obligation to update the information presented on this call.

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