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American Superconductor's CEO Discusses Q1 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: AMSC

These forward-looking statements represent the company’s expectations only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing the company’s views as of any subsequent date to today. While American Superconductor anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause the company’s views to change, we specifically disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

I'd also would like to note that all of our press releases and SEC filings can be accessed on the Investors Page of our website at amsc.com.

And now, I'm going to turn the call over to CEO, Daniel McGahn. Dan?

Daniel Patrick McGahn

Thank you, Jason, and good morning, everyone. I'm happy to be speaking with you again and to be able to do it so soon. We're very pleased to be able to put the financials that we issued this morning behind us and focus our full attention on our future.

On the call today, we'll be providing some perspective on our financial results, we'll talk in greater detail about the actions we have taken to rightsize the business and get back to growth and profitability. We will discuss our strategy to build a stronger, sustainable AMSC. We will share some positive news about recent contracts and other accomplishments, and we'll also provide our near-term financial outlook.

Since we just recently focused an entire conference call on the cases we have brought against Sinovel, we won't be spending a lot of time on this topic today. But I would like to mention one significant update. This morning, the former employee that was arrested in Austria pled guilty to charges that included economic espionage and fraudulent misuse of data. We think it's important to point out that the individual not only admitted to stealing our intellectual property but he also admitted to collusion with Sinovel, and admitted that he was paid by Sinovel for this information. Since his arrest, this individual has been quite cooperative and he has provided us with important information that we have brought to the attention of Chinese courts and law enforcement.

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