Big Lots Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Big Lots (BIG)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 23, 2012 8:00 am ET

Executives

Andrew 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

Analysts

Meredith Adler - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Joseph I. Feldman - Telsey Advisory Group LLC

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

Laura A. Champine - Canaccord Genuity, Research Division

Jeffrey S. Stein - Northcoast Research

Charles X. Grom - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

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

Peter J. Keith - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

John Zolidis - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

Bradley B. Thomas - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Patrick McKeever - MKM Partners LLC, Research Division

Anthony C. Chukumba - BB&T Capital Markets, Research Division

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

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Big Lots' Second Quarter 2012 Teleconference. This call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] At this time, I would like to introduce today's first speaker, Director of Investor Relations, Andy Regrut. Please go ahead.

Andrew Regrut

Thanks, Deanna, and thank you, everyone, for joining us for our second quarter conference call. With me here today in Columbus are Steve Fishman, our Chairman, CEO and President; Chuck Haubiel, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer; Joe Cooper, Executive Vice President and President of Big Lots Canada; and Tim Johnson, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

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