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Gen-Probe's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: GPRO

Gen-Probe Incorporated ( GPRO)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 13, 2012 4:30 p.m. ET

Executives

Michael Watts – VP, IR and Corporate Communications

Carl Hull - Chairman and CEO

Herm Rosenman - SVP, Finance and CFO

R. William Bowen - SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

Eric Tardif - SVP, Corporate Development and Marketing

Kevin Herde - VP, Finance, and Corporate Controller

Analysts

Dave Clair - Piper Jaffray

Jon Groberg – Macquarie Capital

Bill Bonello – RBC Capital Markets

Vijay Kumar - Deutsche Bank

Dan Leonard – Leerink Swann

Jon Wood – Jefferies & Company

Ashim Anand – Natixis Bleichroeder

Quintin Lai - Robert W. Baird

Isaac Ro – Goldman Sachs

Tycho Peterson – JPMorgan

Presentation

Operator

Welcome and thank you for standing by. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. We will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) Today’s conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time.

I will now introduce to your host for today’s conference Mr. Mike Watts, Vice President of Investor Relations. Sir, you may begin.

Michael Watts

Thank you, Sherry and good afternoon everyone. I am pleased to welcome you to this conference call to discuss our fourth quarter 2011 business results. A press release announcing our results was issued today just after 4 p.m. Eastern Time and is posted on our website at www.gen-probe.com.

After our prepared remarks today, we’ll take your questions for the balance of an hour, then post our script on our website for your convenience and reference.

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