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STAAR Surgical's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: STAA

STAAR Surgical Company (STAA)

Q2 2012 Earnings Conference Call

August 1, 2012 16:30 ET

Executives

Doug Sherk – Investor Relations

Barry Caldwell – President and Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Andrews – Chief Financial Officer

Don Todd – President, Asia-Pacific

Hans Blickensdoerfer – President, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America

Don Fagen – Vice President, North America

Analysts

Chris Cooley – Stephens Inc

Raymond Myers – The Benchmark Company

Christine Healy – Canaccord Genuity

Rick D'Auteuil – Columbia Management

Joe Munda – Sidoti & Company

Bruce Jackson – Northland Capital Markets

Jason Mills – Canaccord Genuity

Larry Haimovitch – HMTC

Presentation

Operator

Thank you for standing by. Welcome to the STAAR Surgical Second 2012 Financial Results Conference Call. During today’s presentation, all parties will be in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, the conference will be opened for questions. (Operator Instructions) This conference is being recorded today, Wednesday, August 1, 2012.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Doug Sherk. Please go ahead sir.

Doug Sherk

Thank you, operator, and good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us for the STAAR Surgical conference call and webcast to review the company’s financial results for the second quarter which ended on June 29, 2012. The news release announcing the second quarter results crossed the wire about a half an hour ago and it’s available at STAAR’s website at www.staar.com. Today’s call is also being broadcast live via webcast.

In addition, a slide presentation will accompany remarks by management. To access both the webcast and the presentation slides, go to the Investor Relations section of STAAR’s website at www.staar.com. If you are listening via telephone to today’s call, I would like to review the slides that accompanying management’s remarks. Please navigate that a live webcast as I have just reviewed and choose the no-audio/slides-only option. In addition, an archived replay and slides will be available on the STAAR website.

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