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FLIR Systems Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results and Management Changes

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PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 04/26/13 -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. Revenue was $348.6 million, largely unchanged compared to first quarter 2012 revenue of $348.5 million. Operating income in the first quarter was $69.1 million, compared to $68.3 million in the first quarter of 2012. First quarter 2013 net income was $51.6 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared with net income of $48.1 million, or $0.31 per diluted share in the first quarter a year ago. Cash provided by operations in the first quarter was $62.0 million. During the quarter, the Company repurchased 3.8 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $26.22 per share.

Revenue from the Company's Commercial Systems division increased 5% from the first quarter of 2012, to $211.8 million. Within the Commercial Systems division, revenue from the Thermal Vision and Measurement segment was $167.4 million, an increase of 7% from the first quarter results last year. The Raymarine segment contributed $44.4 million of revenue during the first quarter, down 5% from the prior year.

Revenue from the Company's Government Systems division decreased 6% from the first quarter of 2012, to $136.8 million. Within the Government Systems division, revenue from the Surveillance segment was $110.2 million, a decrease of 4% from the first quarter of 2012. Revenue from the Detection segment was $12.5 million, a decrease of 35% compared to the first quarter of 2012, and the Integrated Systems segment contributed $14.0 million of revenue during the first quarter, an increase of 15% from the prior year.

The Company's backlog of firm orders for delivery within the next twelve months was approximately $505 million as of March 31, 2013, a decrease of $15 million during the quarter and an increase of $48 million over the prior year. Backlog in the Government Systems division was $334 million, decreasing $22 million during the quarter and increasing $22 million over the prior year. Backlog in the Commercial Systems division was $172 million, increasing $8 million during the quarter and $27 million over the prior year.

"First quarter results were consistent with our expectations for how the year would begin," noted Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR. "Despite the difficult funding and macro environment our customers are experiencing, both of our divisions have meaningfully higher backlog than they did a year ago and our focus on organizational efficiency and cost control resulted in increased margins and net earnings growth. In addition, we continue to generate operating cash at a rate that significantly exceeds net income, which will allow us to generate strong returns for our shareholders."

Revenue and Earnings Outlook for 2013
Based on financial results for the first three months of 2013 and the outlook for the remainder of the year, FLIR is reaffirming its outlook for revenue and earnings per share for the full year 2013. Management expects revenue for 2013 to be in the range of $1.5 billion to $1.6 billion and net earnings to be in the range of $1.56 to $1.66 per diluted share.

Management Succession
Mr. Lewis has announced his intention to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective May 19, 2013. He will assume a senior advisor role to the Company to aid in the transition and will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors of FLIR. Mr. Andrew C. Teich, currently President of the Company's Commercial Systems division, will assume the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of FLIR upon Mr. Lewis's retirement. "This is the culmination of a process that began more than two years ago with three of my direct reports completing the Harvard Advanced Management Program," said Mr. Lewis. "Approximately a year ago, we formed a special committee of the Board of Directors and hired outside consultants to begin the difficult process of selecting one person from among three excellent internal candidates in Bill Sundermeier, Tony Trunzo, and Andy. The difficulty in making a final decision was a result of the Board's strong belief that all three were highly competent and capable leaders."

"I am, of course, very pleased to be offered the opportunity to lead FLIR," said Mr. Teich. "I look forward to leading this outstanding management team and our global group of dedicated employees to the next level of growth."

Dividend Declaration
FLIR's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share on FLIR common stock, payable June 7, 2013, to shareholders of record as of close of business on May 20, 2013.

Conference Call
FLIR has scheduled a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT) today to discuss its results for the quarter. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call may be accessed online from the Upcoming Events link at the Investor Relations page of www.FLIR.com. A replay will be available after 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT) at this same Internet address. Summary first quarter and historical financial data, including segment details, may be accessed online from the Summary Financial Data section of www.FLIR.com/investor.

About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. The Company's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. Visit the Company's web site at www.FLIR.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this release by Earl Lewis and the statements in the section captioned "Revenue and Earnings Outlook for 2013" above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about FLIR's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: changes in demand for FLIR's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, FLIR's continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, the timely receipt of any required export licenses, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability to manufacture and ship the products in the time period required, actual purchases under agreements, the continuing eligibility of FLIR to act as a federal contractor, the amount and availability of appropriated government procurement funds and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.


FLIR SYSTEMS, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share amounts)(Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, ---------------------------- 2013 2012 ------------- -------------Revenue $ 348,583 $ 348,452Cost of goods sold 164,596 165,725 ------------- ------------- Gross profit 183,987 182,727Operating expenses: Research and development 36,684 36,571 Selling, general and administrative 78,173 77,860 ------------- ------------- Total operating expenses 114,857 114,431 Earnings from operations 69,130 68,296Interest expense 2,897 3,066Interest income (191) (428)Other expense (income), net (764) (1,225) ------------- ------------- Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 67,188 66,883Income tax provision 15,552 18,058 ------------- ------------- Earnings from continuing operations 51,636 48,825Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax - (686) ------------- ------------- Net earnings $ 51,636 $ 48,139 ============= =============Basic earnings per share: Earnings from continuing operations $ 0.36 $ 0.32 Discontinued operations - (0.00) ------------- ------------- Basic earnings per share $ 0.36 $ 0.31 ============= =============Diluted earnings per share: Earnings from continuing operations $ 0.35 $ 0.31 Discontinued operations - (0.00) ------------- ------------- Diluted earnings per share $ 0.35 $ 0.31 ============= =============Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 144,629 154,485 ============= ============= Diluted 146,291 156,972 ============= ============= FLIR SYSTEMS, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands)(Unaudited) March 31, December 31, 2013 2012 ------------- ------------- ASSETSCurrent assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 246,007 $ 321,739 Accounts receivable, net 306,081 335,163 Inventories 389,995 381,378 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 100,455 96,006 Deferred income taxes, net 30,950 30,960 ------------- ------------- Total current assets 1,073,488 1,165,246Property and equipment, net 215,412 211,615Deferred income taxes, net 32,211 32,223Goodwill 545,042 503,078Intangible assets, net 167,870 140,621Other assets 44,352 124,722 ------------- ------------- $ 2,078,375 $ 2,177,505 ============= ============= LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities: Accounts payable $ 84,040 $ 94,156 Deferred revenue 29,107 29,465 Accrued payroll and related liabilities 41,287 41,506 Accrued product warranties 13,557 13,169 Advance payments from customers 15,367 12,150 Accrued expenses 27,714 32,772 Other current liabilities 3,937 4,331 Accrued income taxes - 11,943 ------------- ------------- Total current liabilities 215,009 239,492Long-term debt 248,434 248,319Deferred income taxes 8,325 7,996Accrued income taxes 22,119 22,812Pension and other long-term liabilities 59,857 58,985Commitments and contingenciesShareholders' equity 1,524,631 1,599,901 ------------- ------------- $ 2,078,375 $ 2,177,505 ============= ============= FLIR SYSTEMS, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In thousands)(Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, ---------------------------- 2013 2012 ------------- -------------Cash flows from operating activities: Net earnings $ 51,636 $ 48,139 Income items not affecting cash: Depreciation and amortization 14,871 15,207 Deferred income taxes 44 10 Stock-based compensation arrangements 5,696 5,535 Other non-cash items 2,374 (5,406) Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions (12,662) (14,490) ------------- -------------Cash provided by operating activities 61,959 48,995 ------------- -------------Cash flows from investing activities: Additions to property and equipment, net (12,648) (12,935) ------------- -------------Cash used by investing activities (12,648) (12,935) ------------- -------------Cash flows from financing activities: Repurchase of common stock (108,361) (25,389) Dividends paid (13,106) (10,784) Proceeds from shares issued pursuant to stock-based compensation plans 1,179 876 Excess tax benefit of stock options exercised 234 338 Other financing activities (22) (44) ------------- -------------Cash used by financing activities (120,076) (35,003) ------------- -------------Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (4,967) 6,263 ------------- -------------Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (75,732) 7,320Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 321,739 440,846 ------------- -------------Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 246,007 $ 448,166 ============= =============





Company Contact:
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www.flir.com



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