MKS Instruments Inc. ( MKSI )

Q2 2010 Earnings Call Transcript

July 21, 2010 4:30 pm ET


Ron Weigner – VP of Finance and Treasurer

Leo Berlinghieri – CEO and President

Seth Bagshaw – VP and CFO


Krish Sankar – Banc of America/Merrill Lynch

Kate Kotlarsky – Goldman Sachs

Edwin Mok – Needham & Company

Shrini Sunder Ahuja [ph] – Barclays Capital

Michael Bertz – Kennedy Capital

Tim Carroll [ph] – Value Holdings



Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by and welcome to the MKS Instruments' second quarter earnings conference call. During today's presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, the conference will be open for questions. (Operator instructions) This conference is being recorded today, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. And at this time, I'd like to turn the conference over to Ron Weigner, VP of Finance and Treasurer. Please go ahead, sir.

Ron Weigner

Good afternoon, everyone. I'm Ron Weigner, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer and I am joined this afternoon by Leo Berlinghieri, Chief Executive Officer and President and Seth Bagshaw, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Thank you for joining our earnings call.

Today, after market close, we released our financial results for the second quarter of 2010. You can access this release at our website, As a reminder, various remarks that we may make about future expectations, plans and prospects for MKS constitute forward-looking statements.

Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those discussed in today's press release and in the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which are on file with the SEC.

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