July 25, 2007

FLIR Systems Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results

Revenue Increases 33%; Operating Income Rises 42%; Increases 2007 Financial Outlook

PORTLAND, OR, Jul 25, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. Revenue was $184.3 million, up 33% compared to second quarter 2006 revenue of $138.6 million. Operating income for the quarter was $41.2 million, up 42% from $29.0 million in the second quarter of 2006. Net income for the quarter was $29.1 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared with net income of $21.4 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the second quarter a year ago.

Revenue from the Company's Government Systems division increased 45% over the second quarter of 2006, to $90.0 million, driven by strength across all served markets, including airborne, land, and maritime. Revenue from the Company's Commercial Vision Systems division increased 49% over the second quarter of last year, to $36.9 million, reflecting growth across all major product lines. Revenue from the Company's Thermography division increased 11% over the second quarter of last year, to $57.4 million, primarily due to strong demand in both the upper and lower ends of the market.

The backlog of firm orders for delivery within the next twelve months was approximately $311 million at June 30, 2007, an increase of $31 million from $280 million at March 31, 2007. Backlog in the Government System's division was $245 million, up $29 million during the quarter, primarily due to orders for stabilized, multi-sensor systems for the U.S. military. Backlog in the Commercial Vision System's division was $54 million, up $2 million during the quarter. Backlog in the Thermography division was $11 million, flat with the prior quarter. The Thermography division operates primarily on a book and ship basis, and thus carries minimal backlog relative to revenue.

Cash used in operations during the quarter was $4 million, as net income for the quarter was offset by tax payments and increases in accounts receivable and inventory. At June 30, 2007, cash and cash equivalents were $152 million, down $1 million from $153 million at March 31, 2007.

"Overall, the successful start to the year we experienced last quarter continued throughout the second quarter," noted Earl Lewis, President and CEO. "Demand was excellent, particularly in our Government Systems and Commercial Vision Systems divisions, as backlog at the end of the quarter again set a record at $311 million. Based on the quarter's results, and the expectations for the remainder of the year, we are once again 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 $730 million to $750 million, and net earnings to be in the range of $1.64 to $1.70 per diluted share, which includes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $15.2 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 #4675050 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    Six Months Ended
                                      June 30,             June 30,
                               --------------------  ---------------------
                                  2007       2006       2007        2006
                               ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
Revenue                        $ 184,296  $ 138,550  $  345,659  $ 255,889
Cost of goods sold                85,150     64,639     156,691    121,130
                               ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
  Gross profit                    99,146     73,911     188,968    134,759
Operating expenses:
  Research and development        17,915     15,166      35,931     30,395
  Selling, general and
   administrative                 40,068     29,696      75,892     56,449
                               ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
    Total operating expenses      57,983     44,862    111,823      86,844
    Earnings from operations      41,163     29,049     77,145      47,915
Interest expense                   2,564      1,953      5,304       3,877
Other income, net                (1,169)    (2,725)    (3,578)     (3,426)
                               ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
  Earnings before income taxes    39,768     29,821     75,419      47,464
Income tax provision              10,683      8,410     20,070      13,394
                               ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
  Net earnings                 $  29,085  $  21,411  $  55,349   $  34,070
                               =========  =========  =========   =========
Net earnings per share:
  Basic                        $    0.44  $    0.31  $    0.83   $    0.49
                               ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
  Diluted                      $    0.38  $   0.28   $    0.73   $    0.45
                               =========  =========  =========   =========
Weighted average shares
 outstanding:
  Basic                           66,742     69,109     66,394      69,136
                               ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
  Diluted                         78,913     80,801     78,402      81,001
                               ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
                    FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
                 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                 (In thousands)(Unaudited)
                                                June 30,     December 31,
                                                  2007           2006
                                              -------------- --------------
               ASSETS
Current assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents                  $      151,624 $      138,623
   Accounts receivable, net                          173,556        167,502
   Inventories, net                                  162,951        135,928
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets          44,716         29,155
   Deferred income taxes, net                         15,578         15,262
                                              -------------- --------------
        Total current assets                         548,425        486,470
Property and equipment, net                          104,148         92,156
Deferred income taxes, net                             1,811          3,687
Income taxes receivable                                1,988             --
Goodwill                                             159,710        159,802
Intangible assets, net                                40,375         40,917
Other assets                                          14,583         15,116
                                              -------------- --------------
                                              $      871,040 $      798,148
                                              ============== ==============
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
   Notes payable                              $       22,000 $       45,500
   Accounts payable                                   47,100         40,608
   Deferred revenue                                   17,446         13,709
   Accrued payroll and related liabilities            28,340         25,831
   Accrued product warranties                          5,408          5,174
   Advance payments from customers                     8,312         10,064
   Other current liabilities                          12,026         12,149
   Accrued income taxes                                  501         17,331
   Current portion of long-term debt                       7              7
                                              -------------- --------------
        Total current liabilities                    141,140        170,373
Long-term debt                                       207,458        207,024
Deferred tax liability, net                            4,816          2,392
Accrued income taxes                                   5,778             --
Pension and other long-term liabilities               20,271         19,607
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders' equity                                 491,577        398,752
                                              -------------- --------------
                                              $      871,040 $      798,148
                                              ============== ==============

Company Contact:
Tony Trunzo


+1 503.498.3547
www.flir.com



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