PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. Revenue was $386.4 million, down 5% compared to fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $405.2 million. Operating income in the fourth quarter was $100.1 million, compared to $109.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 net income was $77.3 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared with net income of $76.1 million, or $0.48 per diluted share in the fourth quarter a year ago. Cash provided by operations in the fourth quarter was $112.9 million. During the quarter, the Company repurchased 4.5 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $18.84 per share.
Revenue from the Company's Commercial Systems division decreased 5% from the fourth quarter of 2011, to $212.8 million. Within the Commercial Systems division, revenue from the Thermal Vision and Measurement segment was $180.1 million, a decrease of 5% from the fourth quarter results last year. The Raymarine segment contributed $32.7 million of revenue during the fourth quarter, down 7% from the prior year.
Revenue from the Company's Government Systems division decreased 4% from the fourth quarter of 2011, to $173.5 million. Within the Government Systems division, revenue from the Surveillance segment was $136.4 million, a decrease of 7% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue from the Detection segment was $12.8 million, a decrease of 46% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, and the Integrated Systems segment contributed $24.4 million of revenue during the fourth quarter, an increase of 134% from the prior year.
For the full year, revenue was $1,405.4 million, down 9% compared to $1,544.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. Operating income for 2012 was $303.3 million, down 3% from $313.2 million in 2011. Net income for 2012 was $222.4 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, compared with 2011 net income of $221.5 million, or $1.38 per diluted share. Cash provided by operations during the year was $285.5 million.
The Company's backlog of firm orders for delivery within the next twelve months was approximately $520 million as of December 31, 2012, a decrease of $45 million during the quarter. Backlog in the Government Systems division was $356 million, decreasing $36 million during the quarter. Backlog in the Commercial Systems division was $164 million, down $9 million during the quarter.
"The fourth quarter was an encouraging end to a 2012 that was focused on rationalizing our businesses to enhance operating leverage and prepare us well for 2013," said Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR. "We saw higher bookings in the fourth quarter versus the prior year, helping us end 2012 with over $60 million more in order backlog than 2011. We also reached record operating cash flow for the year, which allowed us to acquire two very strategically significant businesses and return a significant amount of capital to our shareholders through repurchasing 10.5 million of our shares and distributing $42 million in dividends."
Revenue and Earnings Outlook for 2013
FLIR also announced today that it expects revenue in 2013 to be in the range of $1.5 billion to $1.6 billion, an increase of approximately 7% to 14% compared to 2012, and net earnings to be in the range of $1.56 to $1.66 per diluted share, an increase of approximately 8% to 14% compared to 2012.
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