Waste Management's (WM) CEO James Fish on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Apr. 20, 2018 5:19 PM ETWaste Management, Inc. (WM)
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Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call April 20, 2018 10:00 AM ET

Executives

Ed Egl - Director of IR

James Fish - President and CEO

James Trevathan - EVP and COO

Devina Rankin - SVP and CFO

Analysts

Brian Maguire - Goldman Sachs

Hamzah Mazari - Macquarie Capital

Michael Hoffman - Stifel

Jeff Silber - BMO Capital Markets

Tyler Brown - Raymond James

Ken Wang - First Analysis

Noah Kaye - Oppenheimer

William Griffin - UBS

Michael Feniger - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Operator

Good day ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Waste Management First Quarter 2018 Earnings Release Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder today's program is being recorded.

I would now like to turn this conference call to Mr. Ed Egl, Director of Investor Relations. You may begin, sir.

Ed Egl

Thank you, Kevin. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us for our first quarter 2018 earnings conference call. With me this morning are Jim Fish, President and Chief Executive Officer; Jim Trevathan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; and Devina Rankin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

You'll hear prepared comments from each of them today. Jim Fish will cover our high-level financials and provide a strategic update, Jim Trevathan will cover price and volume details and provide an operating overview, and Devina will cover the details of the financials.

Before we get started, please note that we have filed the Form 8-K this morning that includes the earnings press release and is available on our website at www.wm.com. The Form 8-K, the press release, and the schedule for the press release include important information.

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