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Jul 24, 2019
FLIR Systems Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.34; Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.56

Revenue Growth of 6%; Organic Revenue Growth of 3% Over Prior Year

Maintaining 2019 Revenue and EPS Outlook

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 24, 2019-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. “We are pleased with our execution in the second quarter of 2019,” said Jim Cannon, FLIR President and Chief Executive Officer. “Overall our businesses performed well in the quarter executing on our strategic plan, managing headwinds in a few of our end markets and integrating our recently acquired unmanned businesses.”

Mr. Cannon continued, “We grew topline revenue by 6.5% with meaningful contributions from our recent acquisitions. We also delivered organic growth as we lapped the very strong performance experienced in the second quarter of 2018 when we reported 10.7% organic revenue growth. Our current backlog is up 12.4% positioning the company well to deliver in the second half of 2019 and on into 2020.”

Second Quarter 2019

Second quarter 2019 revenue was $482.0 million, 6.5% higher than second quarter 2018 revenue of $452.7 million. Organic revenue growth was 2.6%, which excludes revenue from acquisitions within the last twelve months.

GAAP Earnings Results

GAAP gross profit in the second quarter 2019 was $233.6 million, compared to $232.6 million in the second quarter 2018. GAAP gross margin decreased 290 basis points to 48.5% in the second quarter 2019, compared with 51.4% in the prior year. GAAP operating income in the second quarter decreased 28.1% to $63.7 million, compared to $88.7 million in the prior year, representing a 640 basis point decline in operating margin. GAAP gross margin and GAAP operating margin were both negatively impacted by the increase in amortization of intangible assets associated with the previously announced acquisitions.

Second quarter 2019 GAAP net earnings were $46.1 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared with GAAP net earnings of $71.6 million, or $0.51 per diluted share in the second quarter last year. GAAP net earnings in the quarter were also negatively impacted by the increase in amortization of intangible assets associated with the previously announced acquisitions.

Cash provided by operations was $121.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, compared to $153.3 million realized in the first half 2018. Approximately one million shares were repurchased in the first half of 2019.

Non-GAAP Earnings Results

Adjusted gross profit was $248.1 million in the second quarter 2019, increasing 5.0% over adjusted gross profit of $236.4 million in the second quarter 2018. Adjusted gross margin decreased 70 basis points to 51.5%, compared with 52.2% in the second quarter 2018. Adjusted operating income was $101.8 million in the second quarter 2019, which was flat compared to adjusted operating income in the second quarter 2018. During the second quarter 2019, the acquisitions of Aeryon Labs and Endeavor Robotics contributed an operating loss. Adjusted operating margin decreased 140 basis points to 21.1%, compared with 22.5% in the second quarter 2018.

Adjusted net earnings in the second quarter 2019 were $77.0 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, which was 1.7% higher than adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.55 in the second quarter 2018.

Business Unit Results

Revenue from the Industrial Business Unit was $188.9 million, an increase of 0.3% over the second quarter results of last year, with strength in cooled thermal cores. The Government and Defense Business Unit contributed revenue of $197.5 million during the second quarter, up 22.7% from the prior year, with all major product lines experiencing strong growth, led by strength in unmanned systems and solutions, including the revenues from the acquisitions of Aeryon Labs and Endeavor Robotics. The Commercial Business Unit recorded $95.6 million of revenue in the second quarter, down 7.4% from the prior year. The Commercial Business Unit was negatively affected by slowness in the Maritime market, restructuring impact on the Outdoor and Tactical Systems business (OTS), and continued negative foreign exchange effects.

Financial Outlook for 2019

Based on financial results for the second quarter of the year and the outlook for the remainder of the year, FLIR continues to expect revenue in 2019 to be in the range of $1.92 billion to $1.95 billion. This represents 8% to 10% revenue growth compared to 2018, including approximately 5% organic revenue growth, in-line with the strategic plan presented in May 2018. FLIR also continues to expect 2019 adjusted operating income margins to be in the range of 22% to 23%, and adjusted earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $2.30 to $2.36. 2019 financial outlook includes contributions from the Aeryon Labs and Endeavor Robotics acquisitions, which have been and are expected to be dilutive to adjusted EPS through 2019.

Dividend Declaration

FLIR’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share on FLIR common stock, payable on September 6, 2019, to shareholders of record as of close of business on August 23, 2019.

Conference Call

FLIR has scheduled a conference call at 9:00 a.m. EDT today to discuss its results for the quarter. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call and the accompanying summary presentation may be accessed online from a link in the Events & Presentations section of www.flir.com/investor. A replay will be available after 12:30 p.m. EDT at this same internet address. Summary second quarter and historical financial data may be accessed online from the Financial Info Database link under the Financials & Filings section at www.flir.com/investor.

About FLIR Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems is a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense, industrial, and commercial applications. FLIR Systems’ vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense,” creating technologies to help professionals make more informed decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit www.flir.com and follow @flir

Definitions and Financial Measures

Organic revenue growth is defined as total revenue growth less the sales of companies acquired and divested in the past twelve months. Operating margin is defined as operating income as a percentage of revenue. Management uses operating income and operating margin as key measures to assess the performance of the Company as a whole, as well as the related measures at the segment level.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures: In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this earnings release makes reference to non-GAAP measures. With respect to the outlook for the full year 2019, certain items that affect GAAP net earnings per diluted share are out of the Company’s control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted. Consequently, the Company is unable to provide a reasonable estimate of GAAP net earnings per diluted share or a corresponding reconciliation to GAAP net earnings per diluted share for the full year. Additional information regarding the reasons the Company uses non-GAAP measures, a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, and other information relating to these measures are included below, following the GAAP financial information.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release by Jim Cannon and the statements in the section captioned "Financial Outlook for 2019" above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates,” or similar expressions) should be considered to be forward looking statements. 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, the impact of self-imposed or government mandated remediation efforts related to FLIR’s compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations and similar laws and regulations, the timely receipt of any necessary 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 filings and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   June 30,
 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

               
Revenue

$

481,998

 

 

$

452,707

 

 

$

926,734

 

 

$

892,325

 

Cost of goods sold

 

248,378

 

 

 

220,156

 

 

 

459,455

 

 

 

441,860

 

Gross profit

 

233,620

 

 

 

232,551

 

 

 

467,279

 

 

 

450,465

 

               
Operating expenses:              
Research and development

 

53,021

 

 

 

46,429

 

 

 

101,019

 

 

 

90,990

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

116,862

 

 

 

97,456

 

 

 

221,441

 

 

 

205,139

 

Loss on sale of business

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

10,178

 

Total operating expenses

 

169,883

 

 

 

143,885

 

 

 

322,460

 

 

 

306,307

 

               
Earnings from operations

 

63,737

 

 

 

88,666

 

 

 

144,819

 

 

 

144,158

 

               
Interest expense

 

7,272

 

 

 

3,992

 

 

 

12,788

 

 

 

8,044

 

Interest income

 

(438

)

 

 

(656

)

 

 

(1,495

)

 

 

(1,612

)

Other (income) expense, net

 

(1,220

)

 

 

2,377

 

 

 

646

 

 

 

158

 

               
Earnings before income taxes

 

58,123

 

 

 

82,953

 

 

 

132,880

 

 

 

137,568

 

               
Income tax provision

 

12,005

 

 

 

11,390

 

 

 

25,014

 

 

 

26,810

 

               
Net earnings

$

46,118

 

 

$

71,563

 

 

$

107,866

 

 

$

110,758

 

               
Earnings per share:              
Basic

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

0.80

 

 

$

0.80

 

Diluted

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

0.79

 

 

$

0.79

 

               
Weighted average shares outstanding:              
Basic

 

135,519

 

 

 

137,749

 

 

 

135,530

 

 

 

138,124

 

Diluted

 

137,084

 

 

 

140,149

 

 

 

137,105

 

 

 

140,564

 

               
               
               
FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)(Unaudited)
       
 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

ASSETS      
       
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents

$

268,885

 

$

512,144

Accounts receivable, net

 

356,991

 

 

323,746

Inventories

 

394,743

 

 

352,107

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

110,103

 

 

104,650

Total current assets

 

1,130,722

 

 

1,292,647

       
Property and equipment, net

 

251,684

 

 

247,407

Deferred income taxes, net

 

98,330

 

 

100,620

Goodwill

 

1,352,198

 

 

904,571

Intangible assets, net

 

273,225

 

 

146,845

Other assets

 

138,527

 

 

89,152

 

$

3,244,686

 

$

2,781,242

       
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
       
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable

$

132,294

 

$

95,496

Deferred revenue

 

36,601

 

 

32,703

Accrued payroll and related liabilities

 

62,085

 

 

81,118

Accrued expenses

 

47,492

 

 

41,761

Accrued income taxes

 

-

 

 

13,855

Other current liabilities

 

67,004

 

 

51,081

Credit facility

 

100,000

 

 

-

Current portion long-term debt

 

12,493

 

 

-

Total current liabilities

 

457,969

 

 

316,014

       
Long-term debt

 

654,858

 

 

421,948

Deferred income taxes

 

46,940

 

 

22,927

Accrued income taxes

 

75,669

 

 

76,435

Other long-term liabilities

 

97,359

 

 

67,132

       
Commitments and contingencies      
       
Shareholders’ equity

 

1,911,891

 

 

1,876,786

 

$

3,244,686

 

$

2,781,242

       
       
FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)(Unaudited)
       
  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

       
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net earnings

$

107,866

 

 

$

110,758

 

Income items not affecting cash:      
Depreciation and amortization

 

48,915

 

 

 

33,055

 

Deferred income taxes

 

2,187

 

 

 

3,189

 

Stock-based compensation arrangements

 

17,278

 

 

 

14,400

 

Change in accrued income taxes

 

(7,885

)

 

 

(33,078

)

Other activity impacting operating cash flows

 

(46,905

)

 

 

25,020

 

Cash provided by operating activities

 

121,456

 

 

 

153,344

 

       
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Additions to property and equipment, net

 

(17,781

)

 

 

(13,435

)

Proceeds from sale of assets

 

2,973

 

 

 

-

 

Proceeds from sale of business

 

-

 

 

 

25,920

 

Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

(602,456

)

 

 

(14,195

)

Other investments

 

(5,000

)

 

 

(9,500

)

Cash used by investing activities

 

(622,264

)

 

 

(11,210

)

       
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Net proceeds from credit agreement and long-term debt

 

723,054

 

 

 

-

 

Repayments of credit agreement and long-term debt

 

(376,250

)

 

 

-

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

(49,996

)

 

 

(99,957

)

Dividends paid

 

(46,064

)

 

 

(44,330

)

Proceeds from shares issued pursuant      
to stock-based compensation plans

 

17,350

 

 

 

16,890

 

Tax paid for net share exercises and issuance of      
vested restricted stock units

 

(10,346

)

 

 

(12,113

)

Other financing activities

 

(522

)

 

 

(11

)

Cash (used) provided by financing activities

 

257,226

 

 

 

(139,521

)

       
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

323

 

 

 

(13,761

)

       
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(243,259

)

 

 

(11,148

)

Cash and cash equivalents:      
Beginning of period

 

512,144

 

 

 

519,090

 

End of period

$

268,885

 

 

$

507,942

 

       
FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.  
BUSINESS UNIT PERFORMANCE  
(In thousands)(Unaudited)  
                 
 

Three Months Ended

  Six Months Ended  
  June 30,   June 30,  
 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 
BUSINESS UNIT REVENUE                
Industrial

$

188,902

 

 

$

188,421

 

 

$

368,272

 

 

$

359,079

 

 
Government and Defense

 

197,509

 

 

 

161,027

 

 

 

370,859

 

 

 

320,358

 

 
Commercial

 

95,587

 

 

 

103,259

 

 

 

187,603

 

 

 

212,888

 

 
                 
BUSINESS UNIT EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS                
Industrial

$

62,077

 

 

$

58,096

 

 

$

118,974

 

 

$

103,550

 

 
Government and Defense

 

48,970

 

 

 

45,548

 

 

 

97,237

 

 

 

91,730

 

 
Commercial

 

12,980

 

 

 

17,367

 

 

 

25,928

 

 

 

31,839

 

 
                 
BUSINESS UNIT OPERATING MARGIN                
Industrial

 

32.9

%

 

 

30.8

%

 

 

32.3

%

 

 

28.8

%

 
Government and Defense

 

24.8

%

 

 

28.3

%

 

 

26.2

%

 

 

28.6

%

 
Commercial

 

13.6

%

 

 

16.8

%

 

 

13.8

%

 

 

15.0

%

 
                 
FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
(In thousands, except per share amounts)(Unaudited)
               
 

Three Months Ended

  Six Months Ended
  June 30,   June 30,
 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

Gross profit:              
GAAP gross profit

$

233,620

 

 

$

232,551

 

 

$

467,279

 

 

$

450,465

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

12,429

 

 

 

3,817

 

 

 

16,107

 

 

 

7,536

 

Purchase accounting adjustments

 

899

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

899

 

 

 

-

 

Restructuring

 

72

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(474

)

 

 

-

 

Acquisition related expenses

 

492

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

492

 

 

 

-

 

Other

 

600

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

600

 

 

 

382

 

Adjusted gross profit

$

248,112

 

 

$

236,402

 

 

$

484,903

 

 

$

458,383

 

               
Gross margin:              
GAAP gross margin

 

48.5

%

 

 

51.4

%

 

 

50.4

%

 

 

50.5

%

Cumulative effect of non-GAAP Adjustments

 

3.0

%

 

 

0.9

%

 

 

1.9

%

 

 

0.9

%

Adjusted gross margin

 

51.5

%

 

 

52.2

%

 

 

52.3

%

 

 

51.4

%

               
Earnings from operations:              
GAAP earnings from operations

$

63,737

 

 

$

88,666

 

 

$

144,819

 

 

$

144,158

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

21,045

 

 

 

6,099

 

 

 

26,974

 

 

 

12,086

 

Purchase accounting adjustments

 

899

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

899

 

 

 

-

 

Restructuring

 

3,073

 

 

 

2,140

 

 

 

3,137

 

 

 

1,297

 

Acquisition related expenses

 

3,257

 

 

 

2,110

 

 

 

9,734

 

 

 

2,847

 

Loss on sale of business

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

10,178

 

Executive transition costs

 

1,058

 

 

 

1,330

 

 

 

1,499

 

 

 

2,208

 

Export compliance matters

 

4,733

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

8,075

 

 

 

15,000

 

Other

 

3,951

 

 

 

1,618

 

 

 

3,949

 

 

 

1,965

 

Adjusted earnings from operations

$

101,753

 

 

$

101,963

 

 

$

199,086

 

 

$

189,739

 

               
Operating margin:              
GAAP operating margin

 

13.2

%

 

 

19.6

%

 

 

15.6

%

 

 

16.2

%

Cumulative effect of non-GAAP Adjustments

 

7.9

%

 

 

2.9

%

 

 

5.9

%

 

 

5.1

%

Adjusted operating margin

 

21.1

%

 

 

22.5

%

 

 

21.5

%

 

 

21.3

%

               
Net earnings:              
GAAP net earnings

$

46,118

 

 

$

71,563

 

 

$

107,866

 

 

$

110,758

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

21,045

 

 

 

6,099

 

 

 

26,974

 

 

 

12,086

 

Purchase accounting adjustments

 

899

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

899

 

 

 

-

 

Restructuring

 

3,073

 

 

 

2,140

 

 

 

3,137

 

 

 

1,297

 

Acquisition related expenses

 

3,257

 

 

 

2,110

 

 

 

9,734

 

 

 

2,847

 

Loss on sale of business

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

10,178

 

Executive transition costs

 

1,058

 

 

 

1,406

 

 

 

1,499

 

 

 

2,284

 

Export compliance matters

 

4,733

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

8,075

 

 

 

15,000

 

Other

 

4,691

 

 

 

1,618

 

 

 

5,183

 

 

 

1,965

 

Estimated tax benefit of non-GAAP adjustments

 

(7,945

)

 

 

(2,741

)

 

 

(11,378

)

 

 

(9,360

)

Discrete tax items, net

 

89

 

 

 

(4,746

)

 

 

(2,227

)

 

 

(1,391

)

Adjusted net earnings

$

77,018

 

 

$

77,449

 

 

$

149,762

 

 

$

145,664

 

               
Earnings Per Diluted Share:              
GAAP earnings per diluted share

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.51

 

 

$

0.79

 

 

$

0.79

 

Cumulative effect of non-GAAP Adjustments

 

0.22

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

0.30

 

 

 

0.25

 

Adjusted earnings per diluted share

$

0.56

 

 

$

0.55

 

 

$

1.09

 

 

$

1.04

 

               
               
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding:

 

137,084

 

 

 

140,149

 

 

 

137,105

 

 

 

140,564

 

               
               
               

Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We report our financial results in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). As a supplement to our GAAP financial results, this earnings announcement contains some or all of the following non-GAAP financial measures: (i) adjusted gross profit, (ii) adjusted gross margin (defined as adjusted gross profit divided by revenue), (iii) adjusted operating earnings/income, (iv) adjusted operating margin (defined as adjusted operating income divided by revenue), (v) adjusted net earnings/income, and (vi) adjusted earnings per diluted share (EPS). These non-GAAP measures of financial performance are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and computational methods may differ from those used by other companies. Additionally, these non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for any other performance measure determined in accordance with GAAP and the Company cautions investors and potential investors to consider these measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, its consolidated financial results as presented in accordance with GAAP. Each of the non-GAAP measures is adjusted from GAAP results and are outlined in the "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation" tables included within this earnings release.

In calculating non-GAAP financial measures, we exclude certain items (including gains and losses) to facilitate a review of the comparability of our core operating performance on a period-to-period basis. The excluded items represent amortization of acquired intangible assets, purchase accounting adjustments, restructuring charges, acquisition related expenses, loss on sale of business, executive transition costs, export compliance matters, discrete tax items, and other items we do not consider to be directly related to our core operating performance. We use non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate the core operating performance of our business, for comparison with forecasts and strategic plans, for calculating return on investment, and as a factor for determining incentive compensation for certain employees. Accordingly, supplementing GAAP financial results with these non-GAAP financial measures enables the comparison of our ongoing operating results in a manner consistent with the metrics reviewed by management. We believe that these non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with our GAAP financials, provide useful information to investors by facilitating:

  • the comparability of our ongoing operating results over the periods presented;
  • the ability to identify trends in our underlying business; and
  • the comparison of our operating results against analyst financial models and operating results of other public companies that supplement their GAAP results with non-GAAP financial measures.

The following are explanations of each type of adjustment that we incorporate into non-GAAP financial measures:

  • Amortization of acquired intangible assets. GAAP accounting requires that intangible assets are recorded at fair value as of the date of acquisition and amortized over their estimated useful lives. The timing and magnitude of our acquisition transactions and maturities of the businesses acquired will cause our operating results to vary from period to period, making comparison to past performance difficult for investors.
  • Purchase accounting adjustments. GAAP accounting requires certain adjustments to acquired inventory balances at the time of acquisition based on the fair value of the assets acquired. These non-cash charges are not reflective of our ongoing operations and can vary significantly in any given period driven by variability in our acquisition activity.
  • Acquisition related expenses. Included in our GAAP financial measures are acquisition related expenses, consisting of external expenses resulting directly from acquisition related activities, including banker fees, due diligence, legal, acquisition-related insurance premiums, valuation, tax and audit services. The timing and nature of our acquisition activity can vary significantly from period to period impacting comparability of operating results from one period to another. These transaction-specific costs can vary significantly in amount and timing and are not indicative of our core operating performance.
  • Restructuring charges. Included in our GAAP financial measures are restructuring charges and related adjustments which are primarily for employee compensation resulting from reductions in employee headcount and facilities exit and lease termination costs in connection with Company reorganization and restructuring activities. We believe that excluding these costs provides greater visibility to the underlying performance of our business operations, facilitates comparison of our results with other periods, and facilitates comparison with the results of other companies in our industry.
  • Loss on sale of business. We recognized a loss, representing the difference between the carrying value and expected sales proceeds, associated with the divestiture of the retail and SMB security products business of the Commercial business unit. We excluded this loss for purposes of calculating certain non-GAAP measures. This adjustment facilitates an alternative evaluation of our current operating performance and comparisons to past operating results consistent with the metrics reviewed by management
  • Executive transition costs. Executive transition costs primarily include costs associated with separation and severance agreements of the Company’s former CEO, COO, CHRO and other former members of the executive management team; professional services expenses associated with the transition of the former CEO, CFO, and CHRO including recruitment fees, legal services and other related costs, as well as sign-on cash bonus payments to the current CEO and others reporting to the CEO; partially offset by benefits associated with stock compensation reversals for share-based awards forfeited upon the departures of the former CEO, COO, CFO, CHRO and other former members of the executive management team.
  • Export compliance matters. Export Compliance Matters refer to costs incurred for compliance and remediation activities to address and improve certain historical practices associated with U.S. and international trade control laws and regulations. Such costs include a DDTC estimated penalty associated with an administrative agreement with the U.S. Department of State (the “Consent Agreement”), expenses associated with retention of a Special Compliance Officer, remedial actions and new or enhanced compliance program initiatives and implementations as required by the terms of the Consent Agreement or otherwise necessary to remedy and achieve full compliance with U.S. and international trade control laws and regulations. These costs are excluded from our non-GAAP measures because they are not representative of the ongoing operating costs of our compliance programs and are exclusive of sustaining costs we have incurred and expect to incur during and beyond the term of Consent Agreement.
  • Other. Other charges include product remediation charges associated with certain SkyWatch™ surveillance towers, bank guarantee fees associated with the Swedish tax matter, certain non-core legal matter settlement costs, and certain long-term contract adjustments related to contracts completed by companies acquired by FLIR prior to their acquisition. We exclude other charges from our non-GAAP measures because we do not believe such costs are representative of our ongoing operations.
  • Estimated tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments. This amount adjusts the provision for income taxes to reflect the effect of the previously listed non-GAAP adjustments on non-GAAP net income. We estimate the tax effect of the adjustment items by applying the Company's overall estimated effective tax rate, excluding significant discrete items, to the pretax amount.
  • Discrete tax items, net. Included in our GAAP financial measures are income tax expenses and benefits related to discrete events or transactions that are not representative of the Company's estimated tax rate related to ongoing operations. These discrete tax items can vary significantly from period to period impacting the comparability of our earnings from one period to another. Discrete tax items include charges and reversals of provisions associated with certain unrecognized tax benefits, benefits or charges associated with the windfalls or shortfalls resulting from vesting and exercise activity of share-based compensation, benefits associated with the reversal of previously recorded valuation allowances against certain deferred tax assets, and other discrete items not included in the annual effective tax rate associated with our ongoing operations. We exclude discrete tax items from our non-GAAP measures because we do not believe such expenses or benefits reflect the performance of our ongoing operations.

 

Source: FLIR Systems, Inc.

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Carol Lowe
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