Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the fifth- biggest U.S. bank by assets, said quarterly profit almost tripled as gains in the value of the firm's own investments contributed to the first year of revenue growth since 2009.
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to your Fastenal Company 2010 Second Quarter and Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all lines are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. And as a reminder, this program is being recorded.
Good morning and welcome to Fastenal Company s 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year End Earnings Conference Call. This call will be hosted by Will Oberton, our Chief Executive Officer, and Dan Florness, our Chief Financial Officer. The call will last up to 45 minutes. The call will start with a general overview of our quarterly results and operations by Will and Dan with the remainder of the time being open for questions and answers. Today s conference call is a proprietary Fastenal presentation and is being recorded by Fastenal. No recording, reproduction, transmission or distribution of today s call is permitted without Fastenal s consent. This call is being audio simulcast on the Internet via the Fastenal s Investor Relations homepage at www.investor.fastenal.com. A replay of this webcast will be available on the website until March 1, 2010, at Midnight Central Time.