Safeguard Scientifics' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Safeguard Scientifics Inc. ( SFE)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 29, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Peter Boni – President, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Zarrilli – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

James Datin – Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Life Sciences Group

John Shave – Vice President, Business Development &Corporate Communications

Analysts

Greg Mason – Stifel Nicolaus

Matt Dolan – Roth Capital

Paul Knight – CLSA

Nick Halen – Sidoti & Co.

Roy Studness – First Manhattan

Presentation

Operator

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Safeguard Scientifics Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011 Results conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question and answer session with instructions following at that time. If anyone requires assistance, please press star then zero on your touchtone phone. As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded.

And now I’ll turn the conference over to your host, John Shave. Please begin, sir.

John Shave

Good morning and thank you for joining us for Safeguard Scientifics’ 2011 Year-End Conference Call and Update. Joining me on today’s call are Peter Boni, Safeguard’s President and Chief Executive Officer; Steve Zarrilli, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Jim Datin, Executive Vice President and Managing Director with responsibility for leading our deal team professionals.

During today’s call, Peter will review fourth quarter and 2011 highlights as well as other developments, then Steve will discuss Safeguard’s financial results and strategies. After that, we will open the lines for your questions.

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