Safeguard Scientific's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 26, 2012 09:00 am ET

Executives

Peter Boni – President & Chief Executive Officer

Steve Zarrilli – Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Jim Datin – Executive Vice President & Managing Director

John Shave – Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Communications

Analysts

Jim Macdonald – First Analysis Securities

Paul Knight – CLSA

Greg Mason – Stifel Nicolaus

Matt Dolan – ROTH Capital Partners

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to Safeguard Scientific’s Q2 2012 Results Conference Call. Please note this event is being recorded. (Operator instructions.) I would now like to turn the conference over to John Shave, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Communications. Please go ahead.

John Shave

Good morning, and thank you for joining us for Safeguard Scientific’s 2012 Conference Call and Update. Joining me on today’s call are Peter Boni, Safeguard’s President and Chief Executive Officer; Steve Zarrilli, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Jim Datin, Executive Vice President and Head of the Safeguard Deal Team.

During today’s call Peter will review Q2 2012 highlights as well as other developments, then Steve will discuss Safeguard’s financial results and strategies. After that we will open the line for your questions.

Before we begin I must remind you that today’s presentation includes forward-looking statements. Reliance on forward-looking statements involves certain risks and uncertainties including but not limited to the uncertainty of future performance of our partner companies and the risks of acquisition or disposition of interests in partner companies, capital spending by customers and the effect of regulatory and economic conditions generally as well as the development of the life sciences and technology markets and other uncertainties that are described in our SEC filings.

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