Express Scripts' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Express Scripts (ESRX)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 23, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

David Myers - Vice President of Investor Relations

Jeffrey L. Hall - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

George Paz - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Analysts

Lisa C. Gill - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Lawrence C. Marsh - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Thomas Gallucci - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division

Robert M. Willoughby - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Michael Cherny - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Ricky Goldwasser - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Steven Valiquette - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

John Kreger - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division

Charles Rhyee - Cowen and Company, LLC, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Express Scripts Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, today's conference is being recorded. And I would now like to turn the conference over to our host, Vice President of Investor Relations, Mr. David Myers. Please go ahead.

David Myers

Thank you, and good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us this morning. With me today is George Paz, Chairman and CEO; and Jeff Hall, CFO.

Before we begin, I need to read the following Safe Harbor statement. Statements or comments made on this call today may be forward-looking and may include, but are not necessarily limited to, financial projections or other statements of the company's plans, objectives, expectations or intentions. These matters involve certain risks and uncertainties. The company's actual results may differ significantly from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statement due to a variety of factors which are discussed in detail in our filings with the SEC.

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