Hot Topic Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Hot Topic (HOTT)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 15, 2012 4:30 pm ET

Executives

James J. McGinty - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Secretary

George Wehlitz - Vice President of Finance

Lisa M. Harper - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Mizicko - Senior Vice President of Planning and Allocation

Analysts

Thomas A. Filandro - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, Research Division

Janet Kloppenburg

Jeffrey Wallin Van Sinderen - B. Riley & Co., LLC, Research Division

Adrienne Tennant - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Research Division

Stephanie S. Wissink - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

Elizabeth O. Pierce - Roth Capital Partners, LLC, Research Division

Marni Shapiro - The Retail Tracker

Linda Yu Tsai - ITG Market Research

Joseph J. Yurman - 1221 Partners, LLC

Presentation

Operator

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Hot Topic Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Before we begin, I would like to remind you that during the course of this conference call, the company will be making certain forward-looking statements, such as statements relating to financial results, guidance and future financial performance, merchandise assortment, new initiatives and related matters and statements relating to key personnel and operational issues.

These statements, as well as related information posted on the Hot Topic Investor Relations website, involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed from time to time by the company and are more fully set forth in the periodic reports that Hot Topic files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

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