Patterson Companies (PDCO) Q1 2013 Earnings Call August 23, 2012 10:00 am ET Executives Scott P. Anderson - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director R. Stephen Armstrong - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Analysts Kevin K. Ellich - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division Michael Cherny - ISI Group Inc., Research Division Robert P. Jones - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Lisa C. Gill - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Lawrence C. Marsh - Barclays Capital, Research Division Robert M. Willoughby - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Steven Valiquette - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division Jeffrey D. Johnson - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division Roberto Fatta Michael A. Hamilton - RBC Wealth Management, Inc., Research Division Charley R. Jones - Barrington Research Associates, Inc., Research Division Erin E. Wilson - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division PresentationOperator
Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Patterson Company's First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] This conference is being recorded today, August 23, 2012. I would now like to turn the conference over to Scott Anderson, President and CEO. Please go ahead, sir. Scott P. Anderson Thank you, Erin. Good morning, and thanks for taking time to participate in our first quarter earnings conference call. Joining me today is Steve Armstrong, our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who will review some highlights of our first quarter performance following my opening remarks. Since Regulation FD prohibits us from providing investors with earnings guidance unless we release that information simultaneously, we provided financial guidance for our fiscal 2013 in our press release earlier this morning. This guidance is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause Patterson's actual results to vary from our forecasts. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in detail in our annual report on form 10-K and other SEC filings, and we urge you to review this material.