AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
May 21, 2019 • 10:00 am ET
Good morning, and welcome to the AutoZone conference call. Your lines have been placed on listen-only until the question-and-answer session of the conference. Please be advised, today's call is being recorded, and if you have any objections, please disconnect at this time.
The conference call will discuss AutoZone's third quarter earnings release. Bill Rhodes, the Company's Chairman, President and CEO, will be making a short presentation on the highlights of the quarter. The conference call will end promptly at 10:00 a.m. Central Time or 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Before Mr. Rhodes begins, the Company has requested that you listen to the following statements regarding the forward-looking statements.
Certain statements contained in this presentation constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements typically use words such as believe, anticipate, should, intend, plan, will, expect, estimate, project, position, strategy, seek, may, could and similar expressions. These are based on assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that we believe to be appropriate.
These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, product demand, energy prices, weather, competition, credit market conditions, access to available and feasible financing, the impact of recessionary conditions, consumer debt levels, changes in laws or regulations, war and the prospect of war including terrorist activity, inflation, the ability to hire and retain qualified employees, construction delays, the compromising of confidentiality, availability or integrity of information including cyberattacks, and raw material cost of suppliers. Certain of these risks are discussed in more detail in the Risk Factors section contained in Item 1A under Part 1 of this annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended August 25th, 2018, and these risk factors should be read carefully.
Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. And events described above and in the Risk Factors could materially and adversely affect our business. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Except as required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results may materially differ from anticipated results.
Thank you. I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Bill Rhodes.
William C. Rhodes
Good morning, and thank you for joining us today for AutoZone's 2019 third quarter conference call. With me today are Bill Giles, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Brian Campbell, Vice President, Treasurer, Investor Relations and Tax.
Regarding the third quarter, I hope you've had an opportunity to read our press release and learn about the quarter's results. If not, the press release, along with slides complementing our comments today, is available on our website www.autozoneinc.com. Please click on Quarterly Earnings Conference Calls to see them.