Neogen Corporation (NEOG) F2Q2011 (Qtr End 11/30/2010) Earnings Call January 4, 2011 11:00 am ET Executives James Herbert - Chairman and CEO Lon Bohannon - President Analysts Steve Crowley - Craig-Hallum Capital Scott Gleason - Stephens Tony Brenner - Roth Capital Partners Marco Rodriguez - Stonegate Securities Steve O'Neil - Hilliard Lyons Greg Halter - Great Lakes Review PresentationOperator
Welcome to the Neogen second quarter fiscal year 2011 earnings results conference call. (Operator Instructions) I'll now turn the call over to James Herbert. Mr. Herbert, you may begin. James Herbert Good morning and welcome to our regular quarterly conference call for investors and analysts. Let me begin this morning by wishing each of you a prosperous and a happy new year. Though I'm sure we'll all see opportunities over the next calendar year, the one that we just finished was a pretty good one for Neogen Corporation. Though we don't report our business on a calendar year basis, I thought it'd be interesting to see how Neogen compared in the 12 months of 2010 to the 2009 year. And that consistency of performance was still intact, as over the past 12 months our earnings per share were up approximately 34%, with revenues up about 26%. The purpose of our call today is to report to you on Neogen's second quarter of our 2011 year, which ended on November 30. And I'll remind you that some of the statements that are made here today could be termed as forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, of course, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and the actual results may differ from those that we discuss today. These risks associated with our business are covered in part in the company's Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.