Ecolab Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Ecolab (ECL)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 31, 2012 1:00 pm ET

Executives

Michael Monahan - Senior Vice President of External Relations

Douglas M. Baker - Chairman of The Board and Chief Executive Officer

Analysts

David L. Begleiter - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Nathan Brochmann - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division

John P. McNulty - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Edward H. Yang - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division

Gary E. Bisbee - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Dmitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research LLC

David Ridley-Lane - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

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

Shlomo Rosenbaum - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Andrew J. Wittmann - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

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

Rosemarie J. Morbelli - Gabelli & Company, Inc.

Jeffrey J. Zekauskas - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the Ecolab Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] This call is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. Now I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Michael Monahan, Senior Vice President, External Relations. Sir, you may begin.

Michael Monahan

Thank you. Hello, everyone, and welcome to Ecolab's second quarter conference call. With me today is Doug Baker, Ecolab's Chairman and CEO. A copy of our earnings release and the accompanying slides referenced in this teleconference are available on Ecolab's website at ecolab.com/investor.

Please take a moment to read the cautionary statements on Slide 12 -- or Slide 2, stating that this teleconference and the slides include estimates of future performance. These are forward-looking statements, and actual results could differ materially from those projected. Factors that could cause actual results to differ are described in the section of our most recent Form 10-K under Item 1A, Risk Factors, and our second quarter earnings release and on Slide 2. We also refer you to supplemental diluted earnings per share information in the release.

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