Pier 1 Imports (PIR) Q2 2013 Earnings Call September 13, 2012 11:00 am ET Executives Kelley Buchhorn Alexander W. Smith - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Executive Committee Charles H. Turner - Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President and Treasurer Analysts Matthew R. Nemer - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division Thomas J. McConville - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division Simeon Gutman - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division Vincent J. Sinisi - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Alan M. Rifkin - Barclays Capital, Research Division Bradley B. Thomas - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division PresentationOperator
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Pier 1 Imports Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings Call. At the request of Pier 1 Imports, today's conference call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to introduce Kelley Buchhorn, Director of Investor Relations for Pier 1 Imports. Kelley Buchhorn Thank you, and good morning, everyone. Prior to market open today, we issued a press release, which included the detailed financial results for the second quarter ended August 25, 2012. In just a few moments, we will hear comments from Alex and Cary about the financial results and the company's growth initiative, followed by a question-and-answer period. Before we begin, I need to remind you that certain comments made during this call may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and can be identified by the use of words such as may, will, expect, anticipate, believe and other similar words and phrases. Our actual results and future financial conditions may differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements as a result of many factors that may be outside of our control.