China Automotive Systems' CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

China Automotive Systems, Inc. (CAAS)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 9, 2012 9:00 AM ET

Executives

Kevin Theiss – IR

Qizhou Wu – CEO

Analysts

Alain Lillie [ph] – Maxim Group

Presentation

Operator

Greetings and welcome to the China Automotive Systems’ second quarter 2012 conference call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder this conference is being recorded.

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Mr. Kevin Theiss. Thank you. You may begin.

Kevin Theiss

Thank you for joining us today and welcome to China Automotive Systems 2012 second quarter conference call. My name is Kevin Theiss and I am with Grayling, China Automotives’ U.S. Investor Relations Advisor.

Joining us today are Mr. Hanlin Chen, Chairman; Mr. Qizhou Wu, Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Jie Li, Chief Financial Officer; and Mr. Daming Hu, Chief Accounting Officer of China Automotive Systems. They will be available to answer questions later in the conference call and we will help with translation.

Before we begin, I will remind all listeners that throughout this call we may make statements that may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this call and actual results may differ materially from the results described in or anticipated by our forward-looking statements due to certain risks and uncertainties, including those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2012, and in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time.

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