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Waters' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Waters (WAT)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

January 24, 2012 8:30 am ET

Executives

Douglas A. Berthiaume - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

John A. Ornell - Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance & Administration

Analysts

Ross Muken - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Amit Bhalla - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Jonathan P. Groberg - Macquarie Research

Daniel Arias - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Jeff Ares - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Nandita Koshal - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Derik De Bruin - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Peter Lawson - Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Research Division

Jon Davis Wood - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Doug Schenkel - Cowen and Company, LLC, Research Division

Sung Ji Nam - Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Research Division

Daniel L. Leonard - Leerink Swann LLC, Research Division

Quintin J. Lai - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Tycho W. Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. Welcome to the Waters Corporation Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] This conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] I would like to introduce your host for today's call, Mr. Douglas Berthiaume, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waters Corporation. Sir, you may begin.

Douglas A. Berthiaume

Thank you. Well and good morning, and welcome to this, the Waters Corporation Fourth Quarter Financial Results Conference Call. With me on today's call as usual is John Ornell, Waters' Chief Financial Officer; and Gene Cassis, the Vice President of Investor Relations. And as it's our normal practice, I'm going to start with an overview of the quarter's highlight, and then John will follow with details of our financial results and provide you with an outlook for the first quarter of 2012 and for the full year. But before we get going, I'd like John to cover the cautionary language.

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