West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST)
Q2 2010 Earnings Call
August 3, 2010 09:00 am ET
John Woolford - Westwicke Partners
Don Morel, Chairman and CEO
Bill Federici - CFO
Mike Anderson - Vice President and Treasurer
Dave Windley - Jefferies & Company
Derek DeBruin - UBS
Arnie Ursaner - CJS Securities
Welcome to the West Pharmaceutical Services Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions) Today's conference is being recorded. If you have any objection, you may disconnect at this time.
Now, I will like to turn today's meeting over to John Woolford from Westwicke Partners. Sir, you may begin.
Good morning, everyone and welcome to West's second quarter 2010 results conference call. We issued our financial results this morning and the release has been posted in the investor section on the company's website located at www.westpharma.com. If you have not received a copy of this announcement, please call Westwicke Partners at 443-213-0500 and a copy will be sent to you immediately.
There is also posted on the company's website, a slide presentation that management will refer to in their remarks today. The presentation is in PDF format and you may need to download appropriate software in order to view the presentation. A link to a free download of that software is provided at the website.
Before we begin, I remind you that statements being made by management may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of US Federal Securities Law and that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions, current expectations, estimates and forecasts. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements that are preceded by, followed by, or that include, words such as estimate, expect, intend, believe, plan, anticipate and other words and terms of similar meaning are forward-looking statements. West's estimated or anticipated future results, product performance or other non-historical facts are forward-looking and reflect our current perspective on existing trends and information.