St. Jude Medical (STJ)
Q1 2012 Earnings Call
April 18, 2012 8:00 am ET
Daniel J. Starks - Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
John C. Heinmiller - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President
Eric S. Fain - President of Cardiac Rhythm Management Division
Michael N. Weinstein - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Bruce M. Nudell - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Robert A. Hopkins - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Frederick A. Wise - Leerink Swann LLC, Research Division
Kristen M. Stewart - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Brooks E. West - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division
Welcome to the St. Jude Medical First Quarter Earnings Conference Call. Hosting the call today is Dan Starks, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Jude Medical.
Before we begin, let me remind you that some of the statements made during this conference call may be considered forward-looking statements. The 10-K for fiscal year 2011 identifies certain factors that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statement made this morning. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or development. The 10-K is available through the company or online.
During the call, non-GAAP financial measures may be used to provide information pertinent to ongoing business performance. Tables reconciling these measures to most comparable GAAP measures are available in the press release or on the St. Jude Medical website at www.sjm.com. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to turn the floor over to Dan Starks.