Covance (CVD) Q1 2012 Earnings Call May 03, 2012 10:00 am ET Executives Paul Surdez - William E. Klitgaard - Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President and Treasurer Joseph L. Herring - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Analysts Eric W. Coldwell - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division David H. Windley - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division Robert P. Jones - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Tycho W. Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Gregory T. Bolan - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division Ricky Goldwasser - Morgan Stanley, Research Division John Kreger - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division Todd Van Fleet - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division Garen Sarafian - Citigroup Inc, Research Division Stephen S. Unger - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division Douglas D. Tsao - Barclays Capital, Research Division Timothy C. Evans - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division Sean W. Wieland - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division PresentationOperator
Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Covance First Quarter 2012 Investor Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. At this time, for opening remarks, I'd like to turn the call over to Vice President, Investor Relations, Mr. Paul Surdez. Please go ahead, sir. Paul Surdez Good morning, and thank you for joining us for Covance's first quarter 2012 earnings teleconference and webcast. Today, Joe Herring, Covance's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Bill Klitgaard, Covance's Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting our first quarter financial results. Following our opening comments, we will host a Q&A session. In addition to the press release, 18 slides corresponding to the commentary you are about to hear are available on our website at www.covance.com.