Marvel Entertainment Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript

Feb. 24, 2009 3:30 PM ETMarvel Entertainment Inc. (MVL)
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Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (MVL) Q4 2008 Earnings Call February 24, 2009 9:00 AM ET


F. Peter Cuneo - Vice-Chairman of the Board

Kenneth West - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

David Maisel - Chairman, Marvel Studios

John Turitzin - Executive Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive

Matt Finick - Senior Vice President Marvel Studios


Drew Crum - Stifel Nicolaus

James Marsh - Piper Jaffray

David Miller - Caris & Company

Jason Bazinet - Citigroup

Todd Schwartzman - Sidoti & Company

Ben Mogil - Thomas Weisel Partners

Doug Creutz - Cowen & Company

David Bank - RBC Capital Markets

Joseph Hovorka - Raymond James

Vasily Karasyov - J.P. Morgan

Mike Hickey - Janco Partners

Barton Crockett - Lazard Capital Markets

Jake Hindelong - Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co.


Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Marvel Entertainment fourth quarter results conference call. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Peter Cuneo, Vice Chairman at Marvel Entertainment. Please go ahead, sir

F. Peter Cuneo

Thank you, Operator, appreciate it. Good morning, everyone. Welcome to our fourth quarter conference call. We have in addition to myself five other participants today. Calling in from Marvel Studios’ new offices and facility in Manhattan Beach, California, we have David Maisel, the Chairman of Marvel Studios; and Matt Finick, who is Senior VP. In New York here we have John Turitzin, our Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel; we have Ken West, our Chief Financial Officer; and Rob [Steffens], who is Senior Vice President Finance.

As usual, we will start with the reading of our Safe Harbor agreement. We will then have some prepared comments, first from Ken West, our CFO; and then from David Maisel, the Chairman of Marvel Studios; and then we will as usual

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