Blount International, Inc. (BLT)
Q2 2010 Earnings Call Transcript
August 9, 2010 1:00 pm ET
Josh Collins – Chairman, President and CEO
Calvin Jenness – SVP and CFO
Andy White – Longbow Research
Jeff Gates – Gates Capital Management
Alan Robinson – Royal Bank of Canada
Dax Vlassis – Gates Capital Management
Tyson Bauer – Wealth Monitors, Inc.
Jeff Matthews – Ram Partners
Good morning or afternoon, as the case may be for each of you; and welcome to the Blount International, Inc. teleconference, with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Josh Collins; and Mr. Calvin Jenness, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. My name is Andrea, and I will be your facilitator today.
The conference will begin with a brief overview of the second quarter 2010 results and the company's outlook for the remainder of 2010, followed by a question-and-answer session. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. (Operator Instructions)
At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Jenness. Mr. Jenness, you may now begin.
Thank you, Andrea; and good day, everyone. This call is being broadcast live on the internet and recorded for future transmission and use by Blount and third parties. Participants on the call, including the Q&A session, agree that their likeness and remarks may be stored and used as part of the earnings call.
Before Josh and I summarize the company's performance, I would like to remind everyone that the statements made in the course of the conference call regarding the company's or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, guidance ranges, or other expectations for the future are forward-looking statements, as defined by the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.