|Robert Niblock||Chairman, President and CEO|
|Richard Maltsbarger||Chief Development Officer and President, International|
|Mike McDermott||Chief Customer Officer|
|Peter Benedict||Robert Baird|
|Andrew Minora||Gordon Haskett|
|Simeon Gutman||Morgan Stanley|
|Eric Bosshard||Cleveland Research|
|David Schick||Consumer Edge Research|
Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Lowe’s Companies Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call. This call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] Also, supplemental reference slides are available on Lowe’s Investor Relations website within the investor packet.
While management will not be speaking directly to the slides, these slides are meant to facilitate your review of the company’s results and to be used as a reference document to the following call.
During this call, management will be using certain non-GAAP financial measures.