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Covance Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Covance (CVD)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 26, 2012 9:00 am ET


Paul Surdez

Alison Cornell - Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Vice President

Joseph L. Herring - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

William E. Klitgaard - Chief Information Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President and Treasurer


John Kreger - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division

Timothy C. Evans - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Stephan Stewart - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

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

Gregory T. Bolan - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division

Ross Muken - ISI Group Inc., Research Division

Andrew Schenker - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Garen Sarafian - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

David H. Windley - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Todd Van Fleet - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division

Stephen S. Unger - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division

Lauren Migliore - Morningstar Inc., Research Division

Douglas D. Tsao - Barclays Capital, Research Division



Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Covance Second Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Call. This call is being recorded.

At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I'd like to turn the call over to the Vice President of Investor Relations, Mr. Paul Surdez.

Please go ahead, sir.

Paul Surdez

Good morning, and thank for joining us for Covance's second quarter 2012 earnings teleconference and webcast. Today, Joe Herring, Covance's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Alison Cornell, Covance's Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting our second quarter financial results. Following their opening comments, we will host a Q&A session.

In addition, the press release, 20 slides corresponding to our prepared comments are available on our website at

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