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Fifth Street Finance's CEO Discusses F1Q12 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Fifth Street Finance Corp. ( FSC)

F1Q12 Earnings Call

February 9, 2012 10:00 AM ET

Executives

Stacey Thorne – IR

Len Tannenbaum – CEO

Bernie Berman – President

Alex Frank – CFO

Analysts

Joel Houck – Wells Fargo

Mickey Schleien – Ladenburg

Robert Dodd – Morgan Keegan

Greg Mason – Stifel, Nicolaus

Casey Alexander – Gilford Securities

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Fifth Street Finance Corp. Earnings Conference Call. My name is Carol and I will be your coordinator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. We will be facilitating a question-and-answer session towards the end of today’s conference. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder ladies and gentlemen this conference is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to turn the presentation over to Ms. Stacey Thorne, Director of Investor Relations. Ma’am?

Stacey Thorne

Good morning, and welcome everyone. My name is Stacey Thorne and I’m the Head of Investor Relations for Fifth Street Finance Corp. This conference call is to discuss Fifth Street Finance Corp’s first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011. I have with me this morning, Leonard Tannenbaum, CEO; Bernard Berman, President; and Alex Frank, Chief Financial Officer.

Before I begin, I would like to point out that this call is being recorded. Replay information is included in our January 4, 2012 press release and is posted on our website www.fifthstreetfinance.com. Please note that this call is the property of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Any unauthorized rebroadcast of this call of any form is strictly prohibited. Before going into our earnings portion of the call, I would like to call your attention to the customary Safe Harbor disclosure in our January 4, 2012 press release regarding forward-looking information.

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