Even if Congress can expediently pass Monday's compromise on tax rates, big hurdles on entitlements, the debt ceiling, and possible further tax-code revisions await, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the DaVita Fourth Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. Thank you.
Good morning. Okay, roadmap for today. We ll start with our comments on the fourth quarter performance, move on to an overview of DaVita, then we ll have a discussion of the risks and opportunities of investing with us, on to a deep dive in our business fundamentals, the financial review, and then we ll warp up with a summary and taking your questions.