Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ are the number of recruitment advertisements placed; sales orders received and customer contracts executed during the remaining weeks of the third quarter of 2012; any accounting adjustments that may occur during the quarterly close; fluctuations in the value of the renminbi against the US dollar and other currencies; behavioral and operational changes of customers in meeting their human resource needs as they respond to evolving social, economic and political changes in China as well as stock market volatilities; introduction by competitors of new or enhanced products or services; price competition in the market for the various human resource services that the company provides in China; acceptance of new products and services developed or introduced by the company outside of the human resources industry; and fluctuations in general economic conditions.
For additional information on these and other factors that may affect the company’s financial results, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 51job undertakes no obligation to update targets prior to announcing final results for the third quarter of 2012 or as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Also I would like to remind you that during the course of this call we may discuss non-GAAP measures. Reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided in the tables appended to the press release. This conference call is being broadcast on the internet and is available through our website at 51job.com.
Now I’ll turn the call over to Rick.Rick YanThank you, Linda and welcome to today’s call. I will begin with a review of the second quarter, followed by Kathleen with a detailed presentation of our financial results. Then I will discuss current market conditions and our guidance. Finally, we’ll open the call to your questions.
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