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QIAGEN's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

QIAGEN N.V. ( QGEN)

Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call

February 1, 2012 09:30 ET

Executives

Albert Fleury – Director IR North America

Peer Schatz – Chief Executive Officer

Roland Sackers – Chief Financial Officer

John Gilardi – Vice President and Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Analysts

Quintin Lai – Robert W. Baird

Doug Schenkel – Cowen and Company

Nandita Koshal – Barclays Capital

Tycho Peterson – JPMorgan

Jon Groberg – Macquarie

Martin Wales – UBS

Bill Quirk – Piper Jaffray

Romain Zana – Exane BNP Paribas

Peter Lawson – Mizuho Securities

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the QIAGEN NV Investor and Analyst Conference Call on the Q4 Results 2011. Throughout today's recorded presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instruction)

I would now like to turn the conference over to Albert Fleury, Director IR North America.

Albert Fleury – Director IR

Thank you. Good afternoon and welcome to the QIAGEN conference call to discuss our results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011. Joining me on the call are Peer Schatz, Chief Executive Officer, Roland Sackers, Chief Financial Officer and John Gilardi, Vice President and Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. A copy of this announcement and the presentation for this conference call can be downloaded from the Investor Relations section of our homepage at www.qiagen.com.

Moving onto Slide 2, before I turn the call over to Peer, please keep in mind that the following discussion and the responses to our questions reflect management’s view as of today, February 1, 2011. As we share information to help you better understand our business, we will make statements and provide responses that state our intentions, beliefs, expectations, or predictions of the future. These constitute forward-looking statements for the purpose of the Safe Harbor provision. These involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause QIAGEN’s actual results to differ materially from those projected. QIAGEN disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements. For a compete description of the risks and uncertainties, please refer to our Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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