IDEXX Laboratories' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. ( IDXX)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

January 27, 2012 09:00 am ET

Executives

Jon Ayers - Chairman, President & CEO

Merilee Raines - Corporate VP, CFO & Treasurer

Analysts

Ryan Daniels - William Blair

David Clair - Piper Jaffray

Miroslava Minkova - Leerink Swann

Jonathan Block - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Ross Taylor - CL King

Erin Wilson - Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

Nicholas Jansen - Raymond James & Associates

Mitra Ramgopal - Sidoti

Presentation

Operator

Good morning everyone and welcome to the IDEXX Laboratories fourth quarter 2011 earnings conference call. As a reminder, today’s conference is being recorded. Participating in the call this morning are Jon Ayers, Chief Executive Officer; Merilee Raines, Chief Financial Officer; and Pete Levine, Director, Investor Relations.

IDEXX would like to prefix the discussion today with a caution regarding forward-looking statements. Listeners are reminded that statements that members of IDEXX management may make on this call regarding management’s future expectations and plans and IDEXX’s future prospects constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as expects, may, anticipates, intends, would, will, plans, believes, estimates, should and similar words and expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding management’s expectations for financial results for future periods.

Listeners are reminded that actual results could differ materially from management’s expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences are described in IDEXX’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 and annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 in the section captioned risk factors which are on file with the SEC and also available on IDEXX’s website idexx.com. In addition any forward-looking statements represent any IDEXX’s estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing the company’s estimates as of any subsequent date.

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