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Sigma-Aldrich's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 24, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Kirk A. Richter - Vice President and Treasurer

Rakesh Sachdev - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Jan A. Bertsch - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Paul R. Knight - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division

Jonathan P. Groberg - Macquarie Research

Quintin J. Lai - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Peter Lawson - Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Research Division

Tracy Marshbanks - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division

Michael J. Sison - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Tycho W. Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Daniel L. Leonard - Leerink Swann LLC, Research Division

Isaac Ro - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Daniel Arias - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Derik De Bruin - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Dmitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research LLC

John E. Roberts - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

S. Brandon Couillard - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Sigma-Aldrich Corporation First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded. Now I'll turn the conference over to Vice President and Treasurer, Kirk Richter. Please begin.

Kirk A. Richter

Thank you, and good morning to all of you and welcome to Sigma-Aldrich's First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. With me today are Rakesh Sachdev, our President and CEO; and Jan Bertsch, our new Executive Vice President and CFO. Rakesh, I think you've got an opening comment.

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