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Charles River Laboratories International's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (CRL)

Q2 2012 Earnings Results Conference

August 8, 2012 08:30 AM ET


James C. Foster - Chairman, CEO, President and Member of Strategic Planning & Capital Allocation Committee

Thomas F. Ackerman - CFO and Corporate EVP

Susan E. Hardy - Corporate Vice President of Investor Relations


Ross Muken - ISI Group Inc., Research Division

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

Garen Sarafian - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Timothy Evans - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Douglas Schenkel - Cowen and Company, LLC, Research Division

Tycho Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

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

Ricky Goldwasser - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

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



Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Charles River Laboratories Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Call and Meeting with Management. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct the question-and-answer session. Instructions will be given to you at that time. (Operator Instructions) And as a reminder, today’s conference call is being recorded.

I’d now like to turn the conference over to Susan Hardy, Corporate Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Susan E. Hardy

Thank you. Good morning and welcome to Charles River Laboratories’ Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call and Webcast. This morning, Jim Foster, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Tom Ackerman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will comment on our second quarter results and review guidance for 2012. Following their presentations, we will respond to questions.

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