Good morning, and thank you for joining us for our third quarter earnings call. Presenting on today’s call are John Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Joe Parsons, Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer.Before we begin let me remind you that certain statements made on this call may constitute forward-looking statements which are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those that we expect. Those risks and uncertainties are described in today’s press release and in the company’s registration statement on Form F-1, which are available on the company’s website at www.michaelkors.com. Investors should not assume that the statements made during the call will remain operative at a later time, and the company undertakes no obligation to update any information discussed on the call.
Thank you, Christina. Good morning and welcome to Michael Kors third quarter fiscal 2013 earnings call. With me today is Joe Parsons, Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer. I will begin the discussion with a brief overview of the quarter and share with you an update on our strategic growth plans. Joe will then provide a detailed review of our third quarter financial results. Additionally, he will provide our outlook for the fourth quarter and for fiscal 2013, the full year.
We are extremely pleased with our third quarter performance across all our luxury retail, wholesale and licensing segment throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The brand strength, innovative fashion design and jet set in store experience drove strong sales and earnings during the critical holiday season. Due to creative vision and design leadership of Michael Kors, our talented design team once again delivered exciting designs for the holidays creating a collaboration that encouraged customers to celebrate the season.