FMC's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

FMC (FMC)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 01, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Brennen Arndt - Director of Investor Relations

Pierre R. Brondeau - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Executive Committee

W. Kim Foster - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

D. Michael Wilson - President of Specialty Chemicals Group

Mark A. Douglas - President of Industrial Chemicals Group

Analysts

Frank J. Mitsch - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Michael J. Harrison - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division

Kevin W. McCarthy - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

John P. McNulty - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Rosemarie J. Morbelli - Gabelli & Company, Inc.

Michael J. Sison - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Lucy Watson - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Dmitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research LLC

Peter Butler

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Conference Call for FMC Corporation. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. Thank you. I will now turn the conference over to Mr. Brennen Arndt. Mr. Arndt, sir, you may begin.

Brennen Arndt

Thank you, and welcome, everyone, to FMC's First Quarter 2012 Conference Call and Webcast. Joining me today are Pierre Brondeau, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman; and Kim Foster, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Pierre will begin the call with a review of our first quarter performance, Kim will then report on our financial position, and Pierre will complete the call by providing our outlook for 2012 and by taking your questions. Joining Pierre and Kim for the Q&A session will be Milton Steele, President, Agricultural Products; Michael Wilson, President, Specialty Chemicals; and Mark Douglas, President, Industrial Chemicals.

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