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Emergent BioSolutions Inc., (EBS)

Q2 2009 Earnings Call

August 6, 2009 5:00 pm ET


Robert G. Burrows – Vice President, Investor Relations

Fuad El-Hibri – Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

R. Don Elsey – Chief Financial Officer

Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi – President, Chief Operating Officer

W. James Jackson, Ph.D. – Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer


Eric Schmidt – Cowen & Company

David Moskowitz – Caris & Company

Mona Ashiya – J.P. Morgan

Sean Long – Kennedy Capital Management



Welcome to the Emergent BioSolutions Incorporated second quarter 2009 financial results conference call. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Robert Burrows.

Robert Burrows

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. My name is Robert Burrows, Vice President of Investor Relations for Emergent. Thank you for joining us today as we discuss Emergent BioSolutions financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2009. As is customary, our call today is open to all participants. In addition, the call is being recorded and is copyrighted by Emergent BioSolutions.

Joining me on the call this afternoon will be Fuad El-Hibri, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Don Elsey, Chief Financial Officer. Additional members of our senior management team will be present on the call for purposes of the Q&A session.

Before we begin, however, I am compelled to remind everyone that during the all management may make projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events and the company’s prospects or future performance. These forward-looking statements reflect Emergent’s current perspective on existing trends and information. Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements.

You are encouraged to review Emergent’s filings with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K for more information on the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ.

For the benefit of those who may be listening to the replay, this call is held and recorded on August 6, 2009. Since then Emergent may have made announcements relating to topics discussed during today’s call, so again, please reference our most recent press releases and SEC filings.

Emergent BioSolutions assumes no obligation to update the information in today’s press release or as presented on this call except as maybe required by applicable laws or regulations. Today’s press release may be found on our website at www.emergentbiosolutions.com under Investors/Press Release.

With that brief introduction, I would now like to turn the call over to Fuad El-Hibri, Emergent’s Chairman and CEO.

Fuad El-Hibri

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. We appreciate your participation on this call. Today, we announced two important items. First, we reported financial results for the second quarter and first 6 months of 2009. Let me tell you that I’m very pleased with Emergent’s overall performance year to date. We have delivered strong sales and earnings results while we continue to invest in our product pipeline. We remain on the path to achieving our financial and product development goals for the year.

Second, we announced a series of real estate transactions that expand our manufacturing and development infrastructure. In addition the strategic implication, these transactions should reduce our total debt and annual interest and operating expenses. In addition, I would like to provide a brief update on selected aspects of our business.