Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (FMS)
Q2 2010 Earnings Call
August 3, 2010 09:30 am ET
Oliver Maier - SVP, Head - IR
Ben Lipps - Chairman and CEO
Mike Brosnan - CFO
Kevin Ellich - RBC Capital Markets
Andreas Dirnagl - Stevens Incorporated
Tom Jones - Berenberg Bank
Lisa Clive - Sanford Bernstein
Michael Jungling - Morgan Stanley
Ilan Chaitowitz - Redburn Partners
Stephan Gasteyger - Jefferies
Martin Wales - UBS
Ann Wireheim - Invesco
Justin Lake - UBS
Martin Whitbread - Credit Suisse
Rosanna Burcheri - FrontPoint Partners
Good afternoon and good morning everybody. I would like to welcome you to our second quarter and first-half year results conference call. I am joined today by Ben Lipps our Chairman and CEO. Ben would address our strategic priorities and give us a general business update and our Chief Financial Officer; Mike Brosnan who will then discusses our second quarter and first-half results in greater detail and addresses our growth outlook for the full-year.
We will use slides for the presentations today which has been posted on our website and link will sent to you separately by e-mail. I would like to remind you that our comments today will be gathering to our Safe Harbor statement. So the course of our presentation today we make certain forward-looking statements and actual results could vary materially. We will use non-GAAP financial measures to help you to understand our underlying business performance although the GAAP reconciliations are provided in our investor news.
So with that actually I would like to turn the call over to Ben. Ben, it’s yours.