Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated ( RBA) Q3 2010 Earnings Call Transcript November 2, 2010 11:00 am ET Executives Peter Blake – CEO Rob Mackay – President Jeremy Black – VP, Business Development and Corporate Secretary Bob Armstrong – COO Rob McLeod – CFO Analysts Bert Powell – BMO Capital Markets Scott Stember – Sidoti & Company Jamie Sullivan – RBC Capital Markets Hamzah Mazari – Credit Suisse Scott Schneeberger – Oppenheimer David Wells – Thompson Research Group Craig Kennison – Robert W. Baird & Company Gary Prestopino – Barrington Research PresentationOperator
Good morning. My name is Beth, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers 2010 quarter three earnings 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. Peter Blake of Ritchie Brothers, you may begin your conference. Peter Blake Great, thanks Beth, and good morning everyone. I am Peter Blake, CEO of Ritchie Brothers, and thanks for joining us on the call today, our Q3 2010 investor conference call. I am joined today by Bob Armstrong, our Chief Operating Officer; Rob Mackay, our President; Rob McLeod, our CFO; and Jeremy Black, our Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Secretary. Before we start, I would like to make a Safe Harbor statement. The following discussion will include forward-looking statements as defined by SEC and Canadian rules and regulations. Comments that are not statements of fact, including projections of future earnings, revenue, gross auction proceeds or other financial items are considered forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties.