Safeguard Scientifics Inc. (SFE)
Q1 2012 Earnings Call
April 26, 2012 09:00 AM ET
John Shave – VP, Corporate Communications
Peter Boni – President and CEO
Steve Zarrilli – SVP and CFO
Greg Mason – Stifel Nicolaus
Matt Dallman – Roth Capital Partners
Paul Knight – CLSA
Nick Halen – Sidoti & Co.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Safeguard Scientifics First Quarter 2012 Results conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question and answer session and instructions will follow at that time. (Operator Instructions). As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded.
I would like to introduce your host for today's conference, Mr. John Shave, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Communications. Sir, you may begin.
Good morning and thank you for joining us for Safeguard Scientifics’ first quarter 2012 Conference Call and Update. Joining me on today’s call are Peter Boni, Safeguard’s President and Chief Executive Officer and Steve Zarrilli, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During today’s call Peter will review first quarter 2012 highlights as well as other developments, then Steve will discuss Safeguard’s financial results and strategies. After that, we will open the lines for your questions.
Before we begin, I must remind you that today’s presentation includes forward-looking statements. Reliance on forward-looking statements involves certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the uncertainty of future performance of our partner companies and the risks of acquisition or disposition of interests in partner companies, capital spending by customers, and the effect of regulatory and economic conditions generally, as well as the development of the life sciences and technology markets and other uncertainties that are described in our SEC filings.