Below is transcript of the Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE)’s Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call, held on January 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. ET. Gmt Capital, Mountain Lake Investment Management and Private Capital Management was among Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) shareholders at the end of the third quarter.
Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) manufactures chemical products. The Company’s portfolio consists of five main businesses: Acetyl Products, Chemical Intermediates, Acetate Products, Technical Polymers Ticona and Performance Products. Celanese has 29 production plants, with major operations in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company integrates CoolPoly E-Series, CoolPoly D-Series and CoolPoly Elastomers into its engineered materials portfolio.
Jon Puckett – Vice President, Investor Relations, Celanese Corporation
Mark Rohr – Chairman and CEO, Celanese Corporation
Christopher Jensen – SVP, Finance and Interim CFO, Celanese Corporation
Duffy Fisher – Barclays Capital, Inc.
David Begleiter – Deutsche Bank
Laurence Alexander – Jefferies & Co., Inc.
John McNulty – Credit Suisse
PJ Juvekar – Citigroup Investment Research
Frank Mitsch – Wells Fargo Securities
Cooley May – Macquarie Research
Kevin McCarthy – Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bob Koort – Goldman Sachs
Vincent Andrews – Morgan Stanley
Good morning, and welcome to the Celanese Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Please note this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Jon Puckett. Please go ahead.
Jon Puckett, VP, IR
Thanks Drew. Welcome to the Celanese Corporation Fourth Quarter 2014 Conference Call. My name is Jon Puckett, Vice President of Investor Relations. With me today are Mark Rohr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chris Jensen, Senior Vice President, Finance. The Celanese Corporation fourth quarter 2014 earnings release was distributed via Business Wire yesterday after market close. The slides for the call and our prepared comments for the quarter were also posted on our website, www.celanese.com, in the Investor Relations section. As a reminder, some of the matters discussed today and included in our presentations may include forward-looking statements concerning, for example, Celanese Corporation’s future objectives and results. Please note the cautionary language contained in the posted slides.