Robert Half International Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Robert Half International (RHI)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 24, 2012 5:00 pm ET

Executives

Harold Max Messmer - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Committee

M. Keith Waddell - Vice Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Mark S. Marcon - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Timothy McHugh - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division

Andrew C. Steinerman - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Kelly A. Flynn - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Jeffrey M. Silber - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Paul Ginocchio - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Sara Gubins - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Gary E. Bisbee - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Thomas Allen - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

James Samford - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Tobey Sommer - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division

Kevin D. McVeigh - Macquarie Research

James J. Janesky - Avondale Partners, LLC, Research Division

Jennifer Huang - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Hello, and welcome to the Robert Half International Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. Our host for today's call are Mr. Max Messmer, Chairman and CEO of Robert Half International; and Mr. Keith Waddell, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Messmer, you may begin.

Harold Max Messmer

Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us. Before we begin, we would like to remind you that comments made on today's call contain predictions, estimates and other forward-looking statements. These statements represent our current judgment of what the future holds and include words such as forecast, estimate, project, expect, believe, guidance and similar expressions. We believe these remarks to be reasonable but would remind you that they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. We've described some of these risks and uncertainties in today's press release and in our SEC filings, including our 10-Ks, 10-Qs and today's 8-K. We assume no obligation to update the statements made on this call.

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