O'Reilly Automotive Inc ORLY
Q4 2012 Earnings Call Transcript

Transcript Call Date 02/07/2013

Operator: Hello. My name is Umiki, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the O’Reilly Automotive Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. Thank you.

I will now turn the call over to Tom McFall, Chief Financial Officer. Please go ahead.

Thomas G. McFall - CFO, EVP of Finance: Thank you, Umiki. Good morning everyone, and welcome to our conference call. Before I introduce Greg Henslee, our CEO, we have a brief statement.

The Company claims the protection of the Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as expect, believe, anticipate, should, plan, intend, estimate, project, will, or similar words.

In addition, statements contained within the earnings release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, such as statements discussing among other things, expected growth, store development, integration and expansion strategy, business strategies, future revenues and future performance. These forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions and are not guarantees of future events and results.

Such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, but not limited to, competition, product demand, the market for auto parts, the economy in general, inflation, consumer debt levels, governmental regulations, the Company's increased debt levels, credit ratings on the Company's public debt, the Company's ability to hire and retain qualified employees, risks associated with the performance of acquired businesses, weather, terrorist activities, war and the threat of war.

Actual results may materially differ from anticipated results described or implied in these forward-looking statements. Please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 for additional factors that could materially affect the Company's financial performance.

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise except as required by applicable law.

At this time, I'd like to introduce Greg Henslee.

Gregory L. Henslee - Co-President and CEO: Thanks, Tom. Good morning, everyone and welcome to the O'Reilly Auto Parts fourth quarter conference call. Participating on the call with me this morning is, of course, Tom McFall, our Chief Financial Officer; and Jeff Shaw, our Executive Vice President of Store Operations and Sales; David O'Reilly, our Executive Chairman is also present.

As many of you know, in mid-December, we announced that Ted Wise transitioned from his long time role as Chief Operating Officer to Executive Vice President of Expansion. Ted continues to be a very actively involved member of our executive management team, but now he is specifically focusing his time and efforts in the areas of new store growth, maintaining our existing installed store base and new market expansion.

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