April 27, 2007

FLIR Systems Announces First Quarter 2007 Financial Results

Revenue Increases 38%; Operating Income Rises 91%; Increases 2007 Financial Outlook

PORTLAND, OR, Apr 27, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007. Revenue was $161.4 million, up 38% compared to first quarter 2006 revenue of $117.3 million. Operating income for the quarter was $36.0 million, up 91% from $18.9 million in the first quarter of 2006. Net income for the quarter was $26.3 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared with net income of $12.7 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, in the first quarter a year ago.

Revenue from the Company's Thermography division increased 19% over the first quarter of 2006, to $54.0 million, due primarily to strong demand in the InfraCAM®, P-Series® and E-Series® product lines. Revenue from the Company's Government Systems division increased by 52% to $81.2 million, driven by strength across all served markets, including airborne, land, and maritime. Revenue from the Company's Commercial Vision Systems division increased 42% over the first quarter of last year, to $26.2 million, reflecting growth across numerous product lines.

The backlog of firm orders for delivery within the next twelve months was approximately $280 million at March 31, 2007, an increase of $6 million during the quarter. Backlog in the Government System's division was $216 million, down slightly from $220 million at December 31, 2006, as deliveries and orders were both strong. Backlog in the Commercial Vision System's division was $53 million, up $11 million during the quarter due primarily to strong demand for its security and surveillance product lines. Backlog in the Thermography division was $11 million, down $1 million during the quarter. The Thermography division operates primarily on a book and ship basis, and thus carries minimal backlog relative to revenue.

Cash flow from operations for the quarter was $34 million. At March 31, 2007, cash and cash equivalents were $153 million, up $14 million from $139 million at December 31, 2006.

"Each of our three divisions had an excellent start to the year," noted Earl Lewis, President and CEO. "New product introductions, expanding distribution channels and lower price points drove rapid volume growth in our commercial businesses, while demand in our Government Systems division remained strong. Based on the quarter's results, and the expectations for the remainder of the year, we are increasing our guidance for the year."

Updated Revenue and Earnings Outlook for 2007

Based on the financial results for the quarter, and the outlook for the remainder of the year, the Company is increasing its revenue and earnings guidance for 2007. The Company currently expects net revenue in fiscal 2007 to be in the range of $690 million to $710 million, and net earnings to be in the range of $1.58 to $1.63 per diluted share, which includes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $15.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share. This guidance assumes a tax rate for the year of approximately 28%, and an average share count of approximately 80 million diluted shares.

Conference Call

FLIR has scheduled a conference call at 11:00 AM EDT today. A simultaneous WebCast will be available from the Investor Relations link at www.FLIR.com. A replay will be available after 1:00 PM EDT at this same internet address. For a telephone replay, dial (800) 642-1687, reservation #4918564 after 2:00 PM EDT.

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications including condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring and ground-based security. Visit the Company's web site at www.FLIR.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this release by Earl R. Lewis and the statements in the section captioned "Updated Revenue and Earnings Outlook for 2007" 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 the Company'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 the Company's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the ability to manufacture and deliver the products in the time period required, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the Company's continuing compliance with US export control laws and regulations, the timely receipt of export licenses for international shipments, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, actual purchases under agreements, the continuing eligibility of the Company to act as a federal contractor, the amount and availability of appropriated government procurement funds and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company'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 the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

                            FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
                    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
            (In thousands, except per share amounts)(Unaudited)
                                                       Three Months Ended
                                                            March 31,
                                                      --------------------
                                                         2007       2006
                                                      ---------  ---------
Revenue                                               $ 161,363  $ 117,339
Cost of goods sold                                       71,541     56,491
                                                      ---------  ---------
    Gross profit                                         89,822     60,848
Operating expenses:
 Research and development                                18,016     15,229
 Selling, general and administrative                     35,824     26,753
                                                      ---------  ---------
    Total operating expenses                             53,840     41,982
    Earnings from operations                             35,982     18,866
Interest expense                                          2,740      1,924
Other income, net                                        (2,409)      (701)
                                                      ---------  ---------
    Earnings before income taxes                         35,651     17,643
Income tax provision                                      9,387      4,984
                                                      ---------  ---------
    Net earnings                                      $  26,264  $  12,659
                                                      =========  =========
Net earnings per share:
 Basic                                                $    0.40  $    0.18
                                                      =========  =========
 Diluted                                              $    0.35  $    0.17
                                                      =========  =========
Weighted average shares outstanding:
 Basic                                                   66,042     69,163
                                                      =========  =========
 Diluted                                                 78,034     81,311
                                                      =========  =========
                            FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
                        CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                        (In thousands)(Unaudited)
                                                     March 31, December 31,
                                                         2007       2006
                                                     ---------- ----------
                        ASSETS
Current assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents                         $  153,463 $  138,623
   Accounts receivable, net                             153,727    167,502
   Inventories, net                                     149,561    135,928
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets             29,798     29,155
   Deferred income taxes, net                            15,641     15,262
                                                     ---------- ----------
        Total current assets                            502,190    486,470
Property and equipment, net                              95,790     92,156
Deferred income taxes, net                                1,136      3,687
Income taxes receivable                                   2,030         --
Goodwill                                                159,486    159,802
Intangible assets, net                                   39,032     40,917
Other assets                                             14,967     15,116
                                                     ---------- ----------
                                                     $  814,631 $  798,148
                                                     ========== ==========
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
   Notes payable:                                    $   28,500 $   45,500
   Accounts payable                                      45,164     40,608
   Deferred revenue                                      15,709     13,709
   Accrued payroll and related liabilities               26,331     25,831
   Accrued product warranties                             5,262      5,174
   Advance payments from customers                        9,481     10,064
   Other current liabilities                             13,208     12,149
   Accrued income taxes                                   1,685     17,331
   Current portion of long-term debt                          7          7
                                                     ---------- ----------
        Total current liabilities                       145,347    170,373
Long-term debt                                          207,241    207,024
Deferred tax liability, net                               4,867      2,392
Accrued income taxes                                      5,872         --
Pension and other long-term liabilities                  19,868     19,607
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders' equity                                    431,436    398,752
                                                     ---------- ----------
                                                     $  814,631 $  798,148
                                                     ========== ==========

Company Contact:
Tony Trunzo


+1 503.498.3547
www.flir.com

SOURCE: FLIR Systems, Inc.

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