Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
July 27, 2012 09:00 a.m. ET
Alan Miller – Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Steve Filton – Chief Financial Officer
Tom Gallucci – Lazard Capital
A.J. Rice – UBS
Ralph Giacobbe – Credit Suisse
Gary Lieberman – Wells Fargo
Darren Lehrich – Deutsche Bank
Kevin Campbell – Avondale Partners
Gary Taylor – Citigroup
John Ransom - Raymond James
Frank Morgan – RBC Capital Markets
Kevin Fischbeck – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Good morning, my name is Benitta, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the UHS Second Quarter 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. I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Steven Filton, Chief Financial Officer.
Thank you and good morning. Alan Miller, our CEO is also joining us this morning. Welcome to this review of Universal Health Services’ results for the first quarter ended March 30, 2012.
During the conference call, Alan and I will be using words such as believes, expects, anticipates, estimates, and similar words that represent forecast, projections, and forward-looking statements.
For anyone not familiar with the risks and uncertainties inherent in these forward-looking statements, I recommend a careful reading of the section on risk factors and forward-looking statements and risk factors in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.