51job, Inc. (JOBS)
Q2 2011 Earnings Call
August 4, 2011 9:00 p.m. ET
Linda Chien - Assistant VP, IR
Rick Yan - President and CEO
Kathleen Chien - Acting CFO and COO
Wendy Huang - RBS
Ming Zhao - SIG
Tim McHugh - William Blair
Gillian Chung - Morgan Stanley
Good morning and good evening ladies and gentlemen, thank you for holding. Welcome to the 51job, Inc. Second Quarter 2011 Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions. (Operator Instructions) I will now hand the conference over to Ms. Linda Chien, Assistant Vice President of Investor Relations. Thank you, Madam. Please go ahead.
Thank you, Mein, and Thank you all for attending this teleconference to discuss un-audited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. With me for today’s call are Rick Yan, President and Chief Executive Officer and Kathleen Chien, Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer. A press release containing second quarter 2011 results was issued earlier today and a copy may be obtained through our website at ir.51job.com.
Before we begin, I would like to remind you that during this call, statements regarding targets for the third quarter of 2011, future business and operating results constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended and as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These statements are based upon management’s current expectation and actual results could differ materially. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ are the number of recruitment advertisements placed, sales orders received and customer contracts executed during the remaining weeks of the third quarter of 2011; any accounting adjustments that may occur during the quarterly close; fluctuations in the value of the Renminbi against the U.S. dollar and other currency; behavioral and operational changes of customers in meeting their human resource needs as they respond to evolving social, economic and political changes in China as well as stock market volatility; introduction by competitors of new or enhanced products or services; price competition in the market for the various human resource services that the company provides in China; acceptance of new products and services developed or introduced by the company outside of the human resources industry and fluctuations in general economic conditions.