Crane's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Crane Co. (CR)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 24, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Richard Koch – Director, Investor Relations

Eric Fast – President and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Krawitt – Vice President, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer

Analysts

Matt McConnell – Citi

Robert Barry – UBS

Matt Summerville – KeyBanc Capital Markets

Ronald Epstein – America/Merrill Lynch

Presentation

Operator

Good day everyone, and welcome to Crane’s Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call. Today’s call is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the call over to the Director of Investor Relations, Mr. Richard Koch. Please go ahead, sir.

Richard Koch

Thank you, operator. Good morning, everyone. Welcome to Crane’s second quarter 2012 earnings release conference call. I am Dick Koch, Director of Investor Relations. On our call this morning we have Eric Fast, our President and CEO; and Andrew Krawitt, our Principal Financial Officer. We will start off our call with a few prepared remarks, after which we will respond to questions.

Just a reminder, the comments we make on this call may include some forward-looking statements. We refer you to the cautionary language at the bottom of our earnings release, and also in our Annual Report, 10-K and subsequent filings, pertaining to forward-looking statements.

Also during the call, we will be using some non-GAAP numbers, which are reconciled to comparable GAAP numbers in the table at the end of our press release, which is available on our website at www.craneco.com in the Investor Relations section.

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