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Laboratory Of America Holdings' CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Laboratory of America Holdings (LH)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 19, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

David P. King - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Stephen Anderson -

William B. Hayes - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Analysts

Adam T. Feinstein - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Bill Bonello - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

Robert M. Willoughby - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Darren Lehrich - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Amanda Murphy - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division

Kevin K. Ellich - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

Thomas Gallucci - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division

Gary Lieberman - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Ralph Giacobbe - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Dane Leone - Macquarie Research

Steven Valiquette - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Gary P. Taylor - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Ricky Goldwasser - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Gavin Weiss - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Brian Zimmerman

Isaac Ro - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Arthur I. Henderson - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings Earnings Conference Call. My name is Keisha and I'll be year coordinator for today. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. David P King, Chairman and CEO of LabCorp. Please proceed.

David P. King

Thank you, Keisha. Good morning, and welcome to LabCorp's first quarter 2012 conference call. Joining me today from LabCorp are Brad Hayes, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Ed Dodson, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer; and Steve Anderson, Vice President, Investor Relations. This morning we will discuss our first quarter 2012 financial results, reaffirm our 2012 guidance, highlight our progress on our Five Pillar Strategy and provide answers to several frequently asked questions.

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