Patterson Companies (PDCO)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
November 22, 2011 10:00 am ET
Scott P. Anderson - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
R. Stephen Armstrong - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer
Ross Taylor - CL King & Associates, Inc.
S. Brandon Couillard - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Michael A. Hamilton - RBC Wealth Management, Inc., Research Division
Jeffrey D. Johnson - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division
Steven Valiquette - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division
John Kreger - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division
Lawrence C. Marsh - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Glen J. Santangelo - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Lisa C Gill - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Patterson Companies Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] This conference is being recorded today, Tuesday, November 22, 2011. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Scott Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer. Please, go ahead.
Scott P. Anderson
Thank you, Alicia. Good morning, and thanks for participating in our second quarter earnings conference call. Joining me today is Steve Armstrong, our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. At the conclusion of our formal remarks, Steve and I will be pleased to take your questions.
Since Regulation FD prohibits us from providing investors with any earnings guidance unless we release that information simultaneously, we've provided financial guidance for fiscal 2012 in our press release earlier this morning. This guidance is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause Patterson's actual results to vary from our forecast. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in detail in our annual report on Form 10-K and our other SEC filings, and we urge you to review this material.