Patterson Companies Management Discusses Q4 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Patterson Companies (PDCO)

Q4 2012 Earnings Call

May 24, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Scott P. Anderson - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

R. Stephen Armstrong - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer

Analysts

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

Michael R. Minchak - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Elliot Feldman - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Robert M. Willoughby - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Erin E. Wilson - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Jonathan Block - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division

Steven Valiquette - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Jason M. Bednar - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

S. Brandon Couillard - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Patterson Companies Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] This conference is being recorded today, May 24, 2012. And I would now like to turn the conference over to Scott Anderson, President and CEO. Please go ahead.

Scott P. Anderson

Thank you, Douglas. Good morning, and thanks for taking time to participate in our fourth quarter earnings conference call. Joining me today is Steve Armstrong, our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who will review some highlights of our fourth quarter performance, following my opening remarks.

Since Regulation FD prohibits us from providing investors with any earnings guidance unless we release that information simultaneously, we provided financial guidance for fiscal 2013 in our press release earlier this morning. This guidance is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause Patterson's actual results to vary from our forecast. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in detail in our annual report on Form 10-K and our other SEC filings, and we urge you to review this material.

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