Founded in 1987, Caesarstone is a pioneer in developing and manufacturing engineered quartz surfaces. Our products, engineered slabs made mainly of quartz, are used for residential and commercial internal applications, including countertops, vanities, wall cladding, flooring etc. Our products are currently sold in 42 countries through our direct sales in some markets and through a network of independent distributors in other markets.
Management will hold conference calls to report their quarterly and year end results throughout the year. The calls will be available to the general public via webcast in the investor relations portion of Caesarstone's website. Replay information will also be available for one week following the call.
Caesarstone is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "CSTE."
No, we do not pay a dividend at this time.
Caesarstone's historic stock information can be found in the investor relations portion of the website under "Stock Information."
Caesarstone's financial documents may be found on either the Investor Relations portion of caesarstone.com under "Financial Information" or on the Securities and Exchange Commission website, www.sec.gov.
Caesarstone's transfer agent and registrar for ordinary shares is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Its address is 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219, and its telephone number is (800) 937-5449.
Caesarstone's headquarters are located at Kibbutz Sdot Yam, MP Menashe, 37804, Israel.
Caesarstone Ltd. is an Israeli company, but is listed in the United States.
As of December 31, 2015, we had 1,282 employees, of whom 650 were based in Israel, 410 employees in the United States, 101 employees in Australia, 97 in Canada and 24 in Asia.
Caesarstone's fiscal year ends at the end of the calendar year, December 31.
Yair Averbuch currently serves as Interim CEO and has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2010. Prior to joining us, from September 2005 to April 2010, Mr. Averbuch served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the Israeli operations of Applied Materials, Inc., a semiconductor capital equipment company (NASDAQ: AMAT).
From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Averbuch served as a business unit controller of various Applied Materials' Product Business Groups. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Averbuch served as Chief Financial Officer of Orbot Instruments Ltd., an Israeli provider of diagnostic and control tools to semiconductor manufacturers, acquired by Applied Materials in 1997. Mr. Averbuch holds a B.A., M.A. and MBA in Business Administration and Economics, each from Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
We have retained ICR, Inc. to assist us with investor relations and the primary contact is James Palczynski, who can be reached at 203-682-8229 or by email at email@example.com.
Caesarstone's independent auditor is Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer, a member of Ernst & Young global, located in Israel.