McDonald's (MCD) CEO Steve Easterbrook on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Jan. 30, 2018 6:30 PM ETMcDonald's Corporation (MCD)
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McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call January 30, 2018 11:00 AM ET


Michael Flores - IR

Steve Easterbrook - President and CEO

Kevin Ozan - CFO


David Palmer - RBC

Brian Bittner - Oppenheimer

Andrew Charles - Cowen

Sara Senatore - Bernstei

Chris O'Cull - Stifel

David Tarantino - Baird

Jeff Bernstein - Barclays

Brett Levy - Deutsche Bank

John Glass - Morgan Stanley


Hello, and welcome to McDonald's January 30, 2018, Investor Conference Call. At the request of McDonald's Corporation, this conference is being recorded. Following today's presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session for investors. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Mike Flores, Investor Relations Officer for McDonald's Corporation. Mr. Flores, you may begin.

Michael Flores

Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us. With me on the call today are our President and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Easterbrook; and Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Ozan.

Today's conference call is being webcast live and recorded for replay by webcast. Now before I turn it over to Steve, I want to remind everyone that the forward-looking statements in our earnings release and 8-K filing also apply to our comments today. Both documents are available on, as or any reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures mentioned on today's call with their corresponding GAAP measures.

And now, I'd like to turn it over to Steve.

Steve Easterbrook

Thanks, Mike. Good morning, everyone. 2017 was a very strong year of performance for McDonald's. Our results demonstrate we successfully completed the transition from turnaround to growth. Our momentum is broad based across the McDonald's system. There are strong leadership teams in place, our business is fit for purpose and grown platforms underpinning our strategy of residential customers and markets around the world.

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