Thoratec Corporation (THOR) Q1 2012 Earnings Call May 1, 2012 4:30 pm ET Executives Taylor Harris – Senior Director, Investor Relations and Business Development Gerhard F. Burbach – President and Chief Executive Officer Roxanne Oulman – Vice President-Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer Analysts Robert A. Hopkins – Bank of America Corporation Christopher Pasquale – JPMorgan Steven Lichtman – Oppenheimer & Company Rajeev Jashnani – UBS Securities Co., Ltd. Jason Mills – Canaccord Genuity Bruce Nudell – Credit Suisse Thomas Gunderson – Piper Jaffray Matt Taylor – Barclays Capital Suraj Kalia – Rodman & Renshaw Jayson Bedford – Raymond James Spencer Nam – ThinkEquity LLC Danielle Antalffy – Leerink Swann LLC Lawrence H. Biegelsen – Wells Fargo Securities, LLC David Roman – Goldman Sachs Derek Winters – Wunderlich Securities Inc. PresentationOperator
Good day, and welcome to the Thoratec Corporation Earnings Conference Call. Today’s conference is being recorded. At this time, I’d like to turn the conference over to Taylor Harris. Please go ahead, sir. Taylor Harris Thanks Camille. Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today. With me are Gary Burbach, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Roxanne Oulman, the company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Gary will discuss highlights from the first quarter of 2012 and then turn the call over to Roxanne, who will review the financial results for the quarter and provide an update on guidance for 2012. We will then open the call to your questions. Before turning the call over to Gary, I want to remind you that, during the course of today’s conference call and the question-and-answer session that follows, we may make projections or other forward-looking statements that are subject to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Securities laws regarding future events or the financial performance of the company.