IDEX Corporation (IEX)
Q1 2012 Earnings Call
April 24, 2012 10:30 AM ET
Michael J. Yates – VP and Chief Accounting Officer
Andrew K. Silvernail – Chairman and CEO
Heath A. Mitts – VP and CFO
James Lucas - Janney Capital Markets
Charlie Brady - BMO Capital Markets
Scott Graham - Jefferies & Company
Joe Radigan – KeyBanc Capital Markets
Nathan Jones – Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
John Moore – C.L. King & Associates, Inc.
Good morning. My name is Sarah, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the IDEX Corporation Q1 2012 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator instructions). Thank you.
Mr. Michael Yates, Vice President of Corporate Accounting. You may begin your conference.
Michael J. Yates
Thank you, Sarah. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us for our discussion of the IDEX first quarter 2012 financial highlights. Last night, we issued a press release outlining our Company's financial and operating performance for the three month period ending March 31, 2012. The press release along with the presentation slides to be used during today's webcast can be accessed on our Company's website at www.idexcorp.com.
Joining me today from IDEX management are Andy Silvernail, our Chairman and CEO and Heath Mitts, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The format for our call today is as follows. We will begin with a summary of the first quarter 2012 followed by a walk-through of our three business segments. And finally, we will wrap up with our outlook for 2012. Following our prepared remarks, we’ll then open the call for your questions.