Praxair Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Praxair (PX)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 25, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Kelcey E. Hoyt - Director of Investor Relations

James S. Sawyer - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Duffy Fischer - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Vincent Andrews - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Donald Carson - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, Research Division

David J. Manthey - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Michael J. Sison - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Laurence Alexander - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Michael J. Harrison - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division

John P. McNulty - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Robert Koort - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

David L. Begleiter - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

P.J. Juvekar - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the second quarter Praxair Earnings Conference Call. My name is Stephanie, and I'll be your coordinator today. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the presentation over to your host for today, Ms. Kelcey Hoyt, Director, Investor Relations. Please proceed.

Kelcey E. Hoyt

Thanks, Stephanie. Good morning and thank you for attending our second quarter earnings call and webcast. I'm joined this morning by Jim Sawyer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Liz Hirsch, our Vice President and Controller.

Today's presentation materials are available on our website at praxair.com in the Investors section. Please read the forward-looking statement disclosure on Page 2 of the slides and note that it applies to all statements made during this teleconference.

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