FLIR Systems, Inc.
FLIR SYSTEMS INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/04/2005 15:56:16)
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark one)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2005

 

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

For the transition period from                      to                     

 

Commission file number 0-21918

 

FLIR Systems, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Oregon   93-0708501

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

27700A SW Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville, Oregon   97070
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(503) 498-3547

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x   No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes x   No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.): Yes ¨   No x

 

At October 28, 2005, there were 69,374,343 shares of the Registrant’s common stock, $0.01, par value, outstanding.

 



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INDEX

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

   Financial Statements     
     Consolidated Statements of Income – Three Months and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 (unaudited)    1
     Consolidated Balance Sheets – September 30, 2005 and December 31, 2004 (unaudited)    2
     Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – Nine Months Ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 (unaudited)    3
     Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)    4

Item 2.

   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations    12

Item 3.

   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk    16

Item 4.

   Controls and Procedures    16
     PART II. OTHER INFORMATION     

Item 1.

   Legal Proceedings    17

Item 2.

   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds    17

Item 3.

   Defaults Upon Senior Securities    17

Item 4.

   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Shareholders    17

Item 5.

   Other Information    17

Item 6.

   Exhibits    17
     Signature    18


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PART 1. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


   Nine Months Ended
September 30,


     2005

   2004

   2005

    2004

Revenue

   $ 113,031    $ 110,769    $ 352,314     $ 338,925

Cost of goods sold

     52,911      51,789      162,281       165,501
    

  

  


 

Gross profit

     60,120      58,980      190,033       173,424

Operating expenses:

                            

Research and development

     11,777      11,324      39,002       32,706

Selling, general and administrative

     22,002      21,997      71,229       65,983
    

  

  


 

Total operating expenses

     33,779      33,321      110,231       98,689

Earnings from operations

     26,341      25,659      79,802       74,735

Interest expense

     1,954      1,954      5,921       6,061

Other expenses (income), net

     949      429      (2,637 )     1,037
    

  

  


 

Earnings before income taxes

     23,438      23,276      76,518       67,637

Income tax provision

     6,094      6,452      19,895       20,204
    

  

  


 

Net earnings

   $ 17,344    $ 16,824    $ 56,623     $ 47,433
    

  

  


 

Net earnings per share:

                            

Basic

   $ 0.25    $ 0.25    $ 0.81     $ 0.71
    

  

  


 

Diluted

   $ 0.22    $ 0.22    $ 0.73     $ 0.63
    

  

  


 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except par value)

(Unaudited)

 

    

September 30,

2005


    December 31,
2004


ASSETS               

Current assets:

              

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 133,884     $ 120,692

Accounts receivable, net

     111,470       116,928

Inventories, net

     103,817       98,258

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     22,902       21,769

Deferred income taxes, net

     9,771       9,771
    


 

Total current assets

     381,844       367,418

Property and equipment, net

     51,111       34,778

Deferred income taxes, net

     24,008       12,573

Goodwill

     149,475       149,475

Intangible assets, net

     45,900       47,180

Other assets

     15,813       8,691
    


 

     $ 668,151     $ 620,115
    


 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY               

Current liabilities:

              

Accounts payable

   $ 33,569     $ 32,321

Deferred revenue

     9,561       7,601

Accrued payroll and related liabilities

     16,861       22,375

Accrued product warranties

     5,843       5,465

Advance payments from customers

     4,159       5,009

Other current liabilities

     9,898       10,585

Accrued income taxes

     5,863       5,626

Current portion of long-term debt

     81       105
    


 

Total current liabilities

     85,835       89,087

Long-term debt

     205,937       205,335

Pension and other long-term liabilities

     16,869       12,520

Commitments and contingencies

              

Shareholders’ equity:

              

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000 shares authorized; no shares issued at September 30, 2005, and December 31, 2004

     —         —  

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000 shares authorized, 70,038 and 69,118 shares issued at September 30, 2005, and December 31, 2004, respectively, and additional paid-in capital

     231,142       219,230

Retained earnings

     129,506       72,883

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) earnings

     (1,138 )     21,060
    


 

Total shareholders’ equity

     359,510       313,173
    


 

     $ 668,151     $ 620,115
    


 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,


 
     2005

    2004

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

                

Net earnings

   $ 56,623     $ 47,433  

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

                

Depreciation and amortization

     11,105       10,870  

Disposals and write-offs of property and equipment

     (47 )     (57 )

Deferred income taxes

     (11,435 )     (18,338 )

Income tax benefit of stock options

     12,583       18,338  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities (excluding effect of acquisitions):

                

Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable

     736       (7,023 )

Increase in inventories

     (10,629 )     (10,422 )

Increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets

     (1,809 )     (3,343 )

Increase in other assets

     (1,498 )     (650 )

Increase in accounts payable

     2,348       4,731  

Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue

     2,420       (107 )

(Decrease) increase in accrued payroll and other liabilities

     (4,387 )     4,615  

Increase in accrued income taxes

     212       13,240  

Increase in pension and other long-term liabilities

     985       1,233  
    


 


Cash provided by operating activities

     57,207       60,520  
    


 


Cash flows from investing activities:

                

Additions to property and equipment

     (23,098 )     (9,590 )

Proceeds on sale of property and equipment

     171       180  

Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

     (4,157 )     (159,961 )

Other investments

     (1,500 )     (1,716 )
    


 


Cash used by investing activities

     (28,584 )     (171,087 )
    


 


Cash flows from financing activities:

                

Repayment of capital leases and other long-term debt

     (78 )     (3,717 )

Repurchase of common stock

     (25,524 )     (3,144 )

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     23,368       11,325  

Proceeds from shares issued pursuant to employee stock purchase plan

     1,485       758  
    


 


Cash (used) provided by financing activities

     (749 )     5,222  
    


 


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     (14,682 )     2,247  
    


 


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     13,192       (103,098 )

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     120,692       197,993  
    


 


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 133,884     $ 94,895  
    


 


Schedule of non-cash financing activities:

                

License rights acquired

   $ 4,146     $ —    
    


 


 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1. Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements of FLIR Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) are unaudited and have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the opinion of management, these statements have been prepared on the same basis as the audited consolidated financial statements and include all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of the consolidated financial position and results of operations for the interim periods. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004.

 

The accompanying financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. The results of operations for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the operating results to be expected for any subsequent interim period or for the year ending December 31, 2005.

 

On February 2, 2005, the Company effected a two-for-one split for each share of common stock outstanding on January 12, 2005. The Company issued approximately 34.6 million shares of common stock as a result of the stock split. The Company’s number of shares and per share amounts of common stock have been restated to reflect the stock split for all periods presented.

 

Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year’s data to conform to the current year’s presentation. These reclassifications had no impact on previously reported results of operations or shareholders’ equity.

 

Note 2. Stock-based Compensation

 

The Company has two stock incentive plans for employees and consultants, one stock option plan for non-employee directors and one employee stock purchase plan, which are more fully described in Notes 1 and 14 in the “Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements” included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004.

 

The Company follows the provisions of Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25, “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees,” and related interpretations in accounting for its stock-based employee compensation plans. No stock-based employee compensation costs are reflected in net earnings, as all options granted under those plans had an exercise price equal to or greater than the market value of the underlying common stock on the date of grant.

 

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 2. Stock-based Compensation—(Continued)

 

The following table illustrates the effect on net earnings and earnings per share if the Company had applied the fair value recognition provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 123, “Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation,” to stock-based employee compensation (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


    Nine Months Ended
September 30,


 
     2005

    2004

    2005

    2004

 

Net earnings – as reported

   $ 17,344     $ 16,824     $ 56,623     $ 47,433  

Deduct: Total stock-based compensation expense determined under fair value method

     (1,706 )     (3,591 )     (10,926 )     (10,961 )
    


 


 


 


Net earnings – pro forma

   $ 15,638     $ 13,233     $ 45,697     $ 36,472  
    


 


 


 


Earnings per share:

                                

Basic – as reported

   $ 0.25     $ 0.25     $ 0.81     $ 0.71  

Diluted – as reported

   $ 0.22     $ 0.22     $ 0.73     $ 0.63  

Earnings per share:

                                

Basic – pro forma

   $ 0.22     $ 0.19     $ 0.66     $ 0.54  

Diluted – pro forma

   $ 0.20     $ 0.18     $ 0.60     $ 0.49  

 

The fair value of the stock-based awards granted in the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 reported above was estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following weighted-average assumptions:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


    Nine Months Ended
September 30,


 
     2005

    2004

    2005

    2004

 

Employee Stock Option Plans:

                        

Risk-free interest rate

   4.1 %   2.9 %   3.5 %   2.4 %

Expected dividend yield

   0.0 %   0.0 %   0.0 %   0.0 %

Expected life

   3 years     3 years     3 years     3 years  

Expected volatility

   41.2 %   50.6 %   43.8 %   54.2 %

Employee Stock Purchase Plan:

                        

Risk-free interest rate

   3.2 %   1.2 %   2.7 %   1.1 %

Expected dividend yield

   0.0 %   0.0 %   0.0 %   0.0 %

Expected life

   6 months     6 months     6 months     6 months  

Expected volatility

   42.3 %   37.4 %   39.4 %   37.3 %

 

The effects of applying SFAS 123 in the above pro forma disclosures are not necessarily indicative of future amounts. The Black-Scholes option pricing model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options that have no vesting restrictions and are fully transferable. In addition, option pricing models require the input of highly subjective assumptions, including the expected stock price volatility.

 

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 2. Stock-based Compensation—(Continued)

 

Under the Black-Scholes option pricing model, the weighted-average estimated values of options to purchase shares granted during the period were (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

    

Three Months Ended

September 30,


   Nine Months Ended
September 30,


     2005

   2004

   2005

   2004

Employee Stock Option Plans:

                           

Per share

   $ 9.72    $ 11.45    $ 9.62    $ 7.60

Total estimated value

   $ 182    $ 165    $ 22,540    $ 19,729

Employee Stock Purchase Plan:

                           

Per share

   $ 5.62    $ 5.92    $ 5.40    $ 4.83

Total estimated value

   $ 424    $ 263    $ 762    $ 491

 

Note 3. Net Earnings Per Share

 

Basic earnings per share is based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed similar to basic earnings per share except that the weighted shares outstanding are increased to include additional shares from the assumed exercise of stock options, if dilutive, and from the assumed conversion of the $210 million convertible notes. The number of additional shares from the assumed exercise of stock options is calculated by assuming that outstanding stock options were exercised and that the proceeds from such exercises were used to acquire shares of common stock at the average market price during the reporting period. The conversion of the convertible notes is assumed to have taken place on the date of issuance. In addition, net earnings used for purposes of computing diluted earnings per share is reported net earnings adjusted for interest costs of the convertible notes, net of statutory tax, as if the conversion had taken place when the convertible notes were issued. Diluted earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, has been restated for the assumed conversion of the convertible notes.

 

The following table sets forth the reconciliation of the numerator and denominator utilized in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


   Nine Months Ended
September 30,


     2005

   2004

   2005

   2004

Numerator for earnings per share:

                           

Net earnings, as reported

   $ 17,344    $ 16,824    $ 56,623    $ 47,433

Interest associated with convertible notes, net of tax

     1,094      1,094      3,283      3,289
    

  

  

  

Net earnings available to common shareholders – diluted

   $ 18,438    $ 17,918    $ 59,906    $ 50,722
    

  

  

  

Denominator:

                           

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

     69,777      67,910      69,617      67,182

Assumed exercises of stock options net of shares assumed reacquired under the treasury stock method

     3,052      4,336      3,206      4,148

Assumed conversion of convertible notes

     9,463      9,463      9,463      9,463
    

  

  

  

Diluted shares outstanding

     82,292      81,709      82,286      80,793
    

  

  

  

 

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 3. Net Earnings Per Share—(Continued)

 

The effect of stock options for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 that aggregated 2,115,000 and 4,000 shares, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004 that aggregated 1,880,000 and 4,000, respectively, has been excluded for purposes of diluted earnings per share since the effect would have been anti-dilutive.

 

Note 4. Inventories

 

Inventories consist of the following (in thousands):

 

     September 30,
2005


   December 31,
2004


Raw material and subassemblies

   $ 59,734    $ 62,906

Work-in-progress

     30,681      21,181

Finished goods

     13,402      14,171
    

  

     $ 103,817    $ 98,258
    

  

 

Note 5. Accrued Product Warranties

 

The Company generally provides a one-year warranty on its products. A provision for the estimated future costs of warranty, based upon historical cost and product performance experience, is recorded when revenue is recognized. The following table summarizes the Company’s warranty liability and activity (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


    Nine Months Ended
September 30,


 
     2005

    2004

    2005

    2004

 

Accrued product warranties, beginning of period

   $ 5,581     $ 5,031     $ 5,465     $ 3,511  

Amounts paid for warranty services

     (729 )     (818 )     (2,834 )     (3,077 )

Warranty provisions for products sold

     991       710       3,212       4,489  
    


 


 


 


Accrued product warranties, end of period

   $ 5,843     $ 4,923     $ 5,843     $ 4,923  
    


 


 


 


 

Note 6. Credit Agreements

 

On April 28, 2004, the Company signed an amended and restated Credit Agreement (“Credit Agreement”) with Bank of America, N.A., Union Bank of California, N.A., and U.S. Bank National Association. The agreement provides for a $50 million, five-year revolving line of credit, with an option for an additional $50 million until April 28, 2008. Under the Credit Agreement, borrowings will bear interest based upon the prime lending rate of Bank of America or Eurodollar rates with a provision for a spread under/over such rates based upon the Company’s leverage ratio. At September 30, 2005, the interest rate ranged from 5.10% to 6.25%. The Credit Agreement contains four financial covenants that require the maintenance of certain leverage ratios, in addition to minimum levels of EBITDA and consolidated net worth and a maximum level of capital expenditures, and is collateralized by substantially all assets of the Company. At September 30, 2005, the Company had no amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement and was in compliance with these four financial covenants. The Company had $2.4 million of letters of credit outstanding under the Credit Agreement at September 30, 2005, which reduces the total available credit.

 

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 6. Credit Agreements—(Continued)

 

The Company, through two of its subsidiaries, has a 30 million Swedish Kroner (approximately $3.8 million) line of credit at 2.70% and a $2 million line of credit at 6.00% at September 30, 2005. At September 30, 2005, the Company had no amounts outstanding on these lines. The 30 million Swedish Kroner line of credit is secured primarily by accounts receivable and inventories of the Company’s Sweden subsidiary and is subject to automatic renewal on an annual basis on December 31. The $2 million line of credit is secured by substantially all assets of the Company’s United Kingdom subsidiary and is subject to renegotiation annually on June 25.

 

Note 7. Long-Term Debt

 

In June 2003, the Company issued $210 million of 3.0% senior convertible notes due 2023 in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933. The issuance was made through an initial offering of $175 million of the notes made on June 11, 2003, and the subsequent exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase an additional $35 million of the notes on June 17, 2003. The net proceeds from the issuance were approximately $203.9 million. Interest is payable semiannually on June 1 and December 1. The holders of the notes may convert all or some of their notes into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion rate of 45.0612 shares per $1,000 principal amount of notes prior to the maturity date in certain circumstances. The Company may redeem for cash all or part of the notes on or after June 8, 2010. The proceeds were used primarily for general corporate purposes, which included the acquisition of Indigo Systems Corporation and other working capital and capital expenditure needs.

 

During the quarter ended September 30, 2004, one of the terms that allow for conversion of the Company’s convertible notes, as described in the prospectus, was met. As of September 30, 2005, no note holders have elected to convert their notes into Company stock.

 

Note 8. Comprehensive Earnings

 

Comprehensive earnings includes net earnings, cumulative translation adjustments, additional minimum pension liability adjustments, if any, on the Company’s Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan and fair value adjustments on available-for-sale securities that are reflected in shareholders’ equity instead of net earnings. The following table sets forth the calculation of comprehensive earnings for the periods indicated (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


   Nine Months Ended
September 30,


 
     2005

   2004

   2005

    2004

 

Net earnings

   $ 17,344    $ 16,824    $ 56,623     $ 47,433  

Realization of previously unrealized losses on short-term investments

     —        —        —         779  

Translation adjustment

     184      2,514      (22,198 )     (438 )
    

  

  


 


Total comprehensive earnings

   $ 17,528    $ 19,338    $ 34,425     $ 47,774  
    

  

  


 


 

Translation adjustments represent unrealized gains/losses in the translation of the financial statements of the Company’s subsidiaries in accordance with SFAS 52, “Foreign Currency Translation.” The Company has no intention of liquidating the assets of the foreign subsidiaries in the foreseeable future.

 

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

Note 9. Pension Plans

 

The Company previously offered most of the employees outside the United States participation in a defined benefit pension plan that has been curtailed. In addition, the Company offers a Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan for certain US executive officers of the Company. These plans are more fully described in Note 14 in the “Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements” included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004.

 

Components of net periodic benefit costs are as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


   Nine Months Ended
September 30,


     2005

   2004

   2005

   2004

Service costs

   $ 62    $ 84    $ 185    $ 252

Interest costs

     161      153      491      458

Net amortization and deferral

     69      52      207      155
    

  

  

  

Net periodic pension costs

   $ 292    $ 289    $ 883    $ 865
    

  

  

  

 

Note 10. Contingencies

 

The Company is subject to legal proceedings, claims and litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. In accordance with SFAS 5, “Accounting for Contingencies,” the Company makes a provision for a liability when it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. The Company believes it has recorded adequate provisions for any probable and estimable losses.

 

Note 11. Repurchase of Common Stock

 

In April 2005, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 3.0 million shares of the Company’s outstanding shares of Common Stock in the open market through April 2006. During the nine months ended September 30, 2005, the Company repurchased 1.0 million shares for a total of $25.5 million. During October 2005, the Company repurchased approximately 834,000 shares for $19.4 million.

 

Note 12. Operating Segments and Related Information

 

Operating Segments

 

The Company has determined its operating segments to be the Thermography and Imaging market segments. The Thermography market is comprised of a broad range of commercial and industrial applications utilizing infrared cameras to provide precise temperature measurement. The Imaging market is comprised of a broad range of applications that is focused on providing enhanced vision capabilities where temperature measurement is not required, although differences in temperature are used to create an image. The Imaging market also includes high performance daylight imaging applications.

 

The accounting policies of each of the segments are the same. The Company evaluates performance based upon revenue and earnings from operations. On a consolidated basis, this amount represents earnings from operations as represented in the Consolidated Statement of Income. The Other segment consists of corporate expenses and certain other operating expenses not allocated to the operating segments for management reporting purposes.

 

Accounts receivable and inventories for operating segments are regularly reviewed by management and are reported below as segment assets. All remaining assets, liabilities, capital expenditures and depreciation are managed on a Company-wide basis.

 

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NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

Note 12. Operating Segments and Related Information – (Continued)

 

Operating segment information is as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


    Nine Months Ended
September 30,


 
     2005

    2004

    2005

    2004

 

Revenue:

                                

Imaging

   $ 74,509     $ 74,035     $ 227,278     $ 228,789  

Thermography

     38,522       36,734       125,036       110,136  
    


 


 


 


     $ 113,031     $ 110,769     $ 352,314     $ 338,925  
    


 


 


 


Earnings from operations:

                                

Imaging

   $ 18,723     $ 18,663     $ 58,435     $ 55,914  

Thermography

     13,494       12,814       40,525       36,681  

Other

     (5,876 )     (5,818 )     (19,158 )     (17,860 )
    


 


 


 


     $ 26,341     $ 25,659     $ 79,802     $ 74,735  
    


 


 


 


                 September 30,
2005


    December 31,
2004


 

Segment assets (accounts receivable and inventories)

                                

Imaging

                   $ 160,974     $ 147,281  

Thermography

                     54,313       67,905  
                    


 


                     $ 215,287     $ 215,186  
                    


 


 

Revenue and Long-Lived Assets by Geographic Area

 

Information related to revenue by significant geographical location is as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


   Nine Months Ended
September 30,


     2005

   2004

   2005

   2004

United States

   $ 66,924    $ 72,360    $ 199,933    $ 206,928

Europe

     25,443      27,962      92,506      80,540

Other foreign

     20,664      10,447      59,875      51,457
    

  

  

  

     $ 113,031    $ 110,769    $ 352,314    $ 338,925
    

  

  

  

 

Long-lived assets are comprised of net property and equipment, net identifiable intangible assets, goodwill and other assets. Long-lived assets by significant geographic locations are as follows (in thousands):

 

    

September 30,

2005


   December 31,
2004


United States

   $ 237,136    $ 216,138

Europe

     25,163      23,986
    

  

     $ 262,299    $ 240,124
    

  

 

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

 

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)

 

Note 12. Operating Segments and Related Information—(Continued)

 

Major Customers

 

Revenue derived from major customers is as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,


   Nine Months Ended
September 30,


     2005

   2004

   2005

   2004

US Government

   $ 38,205    $ 50,385    $ 121,169    $ 143,691
    

  

  

  

 

Note 13. Acquisition of Indigo Systems Corporation

 

On January 6, 2004, pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization dated as of October 21, 2003 by and among the Company, Indigo Systems Corporation (“Indigo”), Fiji Sub, Inc., and William Parrish, as Shareholders’ Agent, Fiji Sub Inc. was merged with and into Indigo (the “Merger”). As a result of the Merger, Indigo became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The acquisition of Indigo was accounted for as a purchase as of January 6, 2004, and accordingly, the consolidated statements of income, consolidated balance sheets and consolidated statements of cash flows include the full effect of Indigo as a wholly owned subsidiary for all periods presented, including the effect of the acquisition on the Company’s cash flows.

 

Note 14. Acquisition of Brysen Optical Corporation

 

On May 12, 2005, the Company acquired for cash the net assets of Brysen Optical Corporation (“Brysen”), a maker of advanced optical coatings. The acquisition was accounted for as a purchase and the portion of the $4.2 million purchase price, which includes professional fees and other costs directly associated with the acquisition, that is in excess of the net assets acquired is reported in intangible assets. The allocation of the purchase price has not been finalized. The operations of Brysen are not material to the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events and the future results of FLIR Systems, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“FLIR” or the “Company”) that are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s business, management’s beliefs, and assumptions made by FLIR’s management. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “sees,” “estimates” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions 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, but not limited to, those discussed in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” as well as those discussed from time to time in the Company’s other Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they were made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Report. If the Company updates or corrects one or more forward-looking statements, investors and others should not conclude that the Company will make additional updates or corrections with respect to other forward-looking statements.

 

Results of Operations

 

Revenue. The Company’s revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2005 increased 2.0 percent, from $110.8 million in the third quarter of 2004 to $113.0 million in the third quarter of 2005. The Company’s revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 increased 4.0 percent, from $338.9 million in the first nine months of 2004 to $352.3 million in the first nine months of 2005. The increase in revenue was primarily due to an increase in unit volumes in the Company’s Thermography business.

 

Imaging revenue increased $500,000, or 0.6 percent, from $74.0 million in the third quarter of 2004 to $74.5 million in the third quarter of 2005. Imaging revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2005, decreased 0.7 percent, from $228.8 million in the first nine months of 2004 to $227.3 million in the first nine months of 2005. The slight decrease in Imaging revenue for the first nine months of 2005 compared to the same period in 2004 was primarily due to declines in the sales of air-borne and maritime products offset by increases in the sales of land and security systems.

 

Thermography revenue increased 4.9 percent, from $36.7 million in the third quarter of 2004 to $38.5 million in the third quarter of 2005. Thermography revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 increased 13.5 percent, from $110.1 million in the first nine months of 2004 to $125.0 million in the first nine months of 2005. Higher Thermography revenue in the third quarter and first nine months of 2005 was primarily due to an increase in unit sales of the E-Series and OEM products.

 

The timing of deliveries against large contracts, especially for the Company’s Imaging products, can give rise to quarter to quarter and year over year fluctuations in the mix of revenue. Consequently, year over year comparisons for any given quarter may not be indicative of comparisons using longer time periods. While the Company currently expects an overall increase in total annual revenue for 2005 of between 6 percent and 8 percent, the mix of revenue between our Imaging and Thermography businesses and within certain product categories in our Imaging business will vary from quarter to quarter.

 

As a percentage of revenue, international sales were 40.8 percent and 34.7 percent for the quarters ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively, and 43.3 percent and 38.9 percent for the first nine months of 2005 and 2004, respectively. While the percentage of revenue from international sales will continue to fluctuate from quarter to quarter due to the timing of shipments under international and domestic government contracts, management anticipates that revenue from international sales as a percentage of total revenue will continue to comprise a significant percentage of revenue.

 

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Sales to the US Government declined by 24.2 percent in the third quarter of 2005 to $38.2 million, from $50.4 million in the third quarter of 2004. For the first nine months of 2005, sales to the US Government declined by 15.7 percent to $121.2 million, from $143.7 million in the first nine months of 2004. While revenue from the US Government can fluctuate from quarter to quarter, the reduction in US Government revenue in 2005 was attributable to lower purchases of the Company’s handheld and maritime systems following very strong demand in 2004.

 

Gross profit. Gross profit for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 was $60.1 million compared to $59.0 million for the same quarter last year. As a percentage of revenue, gross profit was 53.2 percent in the third quarter of 2005 and 2004. Gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 was $190.0 million, or 53.9 percent of revenue, compared to $173.4 million, or 51.2 percent of revenue, for the same period in 2004. The increase in gross profit as a percentage of revenue for the nine month period was due to the product mix within the Imaging segment, production efficiencies in the Company’s Imaging facilities, the product mix between the Thermography and Imaging segments, lower detector costs from the use of Indigo detectors, and $1.3 million of expense in 2004 related to the recognition of a portion of the one-time stepped-up values of the acquired inventories of Indigo.

 

Research and development expenses. Research and development expenses for the third quarter of 2005 totaled $11.8 million, compared to $11.3 million in the third quarter of 2004. Research and development expenses for the first nine months of 2005 were $39.0 million, compared to $32.7 million for the same period of 2004. The increase in research and development expenses was due to the continued investment in new products and engineering to enable future growth. As a percentage of revenue, research and development expenses were 10.4 percent and 10.2 percent for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively, and 11.1 percent and 9.6 percent for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $22.0 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2005 and 2004. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first nine months of 2005 were $71.2 million, compared to $66.0 million for the same period in 2004. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was due to the continued growth in the business. Included in selling, general and administrative expense are charges related to legal and professional fees associated with our indemnification and cost advancement payments on behalf of former officers who are the subject of criminal and civil enforcement actions. Such indemnification and cost advancement expenses totaled $1.0 million and $562,000 for the quarters ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively, and $3.0 million and $1.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue were 19.5 percent and 19.9 percent for the quarters ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively, and 20.2 percent and 19.5 percent for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

 

Interest expense. Interest expense was $2.0 million for the third quarter of 2005 and 2004, and $5.9 million and $6.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. Interest expense is primarily attributable to the accrual of interest on the convertible notes that the Company issued in June 2003 and the amortization of the related costs of the issuance of the notes.

 

Other expenses/income. For the quarter ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, the Company recorded other expenses of $949,000 and $429,000, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2005, the Company recorded other income of $2.6 million, compared to other expenses of $1.0 for the same period of 2004. The other expenses in the third quarter of 2005 consist primarily of foreign currency transaction losses of $1.5 million, offset by interest income of $559,000. The other income for the first nine months of 2005 consists primarily of interest income. The other expenses in the third quarter of 2004 was primarily due to foreign currency transaction losses in Europe offset by interest income earned on short-term investments. The other expenses in the first nine months of 2004 was primarily due to realized losses from short-term investments in the first three months of 2004 and foreign currency transaction losses in Europe, offset by interest income from invested cash at certain foreign subsidiaries.

 

Income taxes. The income tax provision of $19.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2005, represents an effective tax rate of 26 percent, which reflects the Company’s estimate of expected year-end earnings and losses and resulting taxes in its various tax jurisdictions. The effective tax rate for the first nine months of 2004 was 30 percent. The Company’s effective tax rate is lower than the US Federal tax rate of 35 percent because of lower foreign tax rates, the effect of the Company’s current foreign tax structure and estimated tax credits.

 

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The Company is in the process of evaluating whether it will repatriate foreign earnings under the repatriation provisions of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. The deduction is subject to a number of limitations and, as of today, uncertainty remains as to how to interpret numerous provisions in the Act. As such, management is not yet in a position to decide on whether, and to what extent, if any, foreign earnings that have not yet been remitted to the US might be repatriated. For the Company, the one-year period during which the qualifying distributions can be made expires on December 31, 2005.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At September 30, 2005, the Company had cash and cash equivalents on hand of $133.9 million compared to $120.7 million at December 31, 2004. The increase in cash and cash equivalents was primarily due to cash provided from operations of $57.2 million and proceeds of $24.9 million from the exercise of stock options and issuance of shares under the employee stock purchase plan, offset by $25.5 million used to repurchase approximately 1 million shares of the Company’s common stock, capital expenditures of $23.1 million, including the purchase of a building and associated property in Wilsonville, Oregon for $10.2 million, and the acquisition of Brysen Optical Corporation for $4.2 million.

 

Accounts receivable decreased from $116.9 million at December 31, 2004 to $111.5 million at September 30, 2005. The decrease was primarily attributable to the decrease in revenue during the third quarter of 2005, compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2004.

 

At September 30, 2005, the Company had inventories of $103.8 million compared to $98.3 million at December 31, 2004. The increase was primarily due to an increase in materials in anticipation of fourth quarter shipments and recent and planned new product introductions.

 

Property and equipment increased from $34.8 million at December 31, 2004 to $51.1 million at September 30, 2005. The increase was primarily related to the purchase of the Wilsonville, Oregon, property in the first quarter of 2005.

 

The Company’s investing activities totaled $6.8 million and $3.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively, and $28.6 million and $171.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. The higher level of investing in the first nine months of 2004 was primarily due to the acquisition of Indigo.

 

Other assets at September 30, 2005 were $15.8 million compared to $8.7 million at December 31, 2004. The increase is primarily due to license rights acquired for the production of detectors.

 

Accrued payroll and related liabilities was $16.9 million at September 30, 2005 compared to $22.4 million at December 31, 2004. The decrease is primarily due to the timing of payroll payments, including the payments for commissions and incentives accrued at December 31, 2004.

 

Pension and other long-term liabilities increased from $12.5 million at December 31, 2004 to $16.9 million at September 30, 2005. The increase is primarily due to recording minimum royalty obligations related to the licensing rights acquired for the production of detectors.

 

On April 28, 2004, the Company signed an amended and restated Credit Agreement (“Credit Agreement”) with Bank of America, N.A., Union Bank of California, N.A., and U.S. Bank National Association. The agreement provides for a $50 million, five-year revolving line of credit, with an option for an additional $50 million until April 28, 2008. Under the Credit Agreement, borrowings will bear interest based upon the prime lending rate of Bank of America or Eurodollar rates with a provision for a spread under/over such rates based upon the Company’s leverage ratio. At September 30, 2005, the interest rate ranged from 5.10% to 6.25%. The Credit Agreement contains four financial covenants that require the maintenance of certain leverage ratios, in addition to minimum levels of EBITDA and consolidated net worth and a maximum level of capital expenditures, and is collateralized by substantially all assets of the Company. At September 30, 2005, the Company had no amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement and was in compliance with these four financial covenants. The Company had $2.4 million of letters of credit outstanding under the Credit Agreement at September 30, 2005, which reduces the total available credit.

 

The Company, through two of its subsidiaries, has a 30 million Swedish Kroner (approximately $3.8 million) line of credit at 2.7% and a $2 million line of credit at 6.00% at September 30, 2005. At September 30, 2005, the Company

 

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had no amounts outstanding on these lines. The 30 million Swedish Kroner line of credit is secured primarily by accounts receivable and inventories of the Company’s Sweden subsidiary and is subject to automatic renewal on an annual basis on December 31. The $2 million line of credit is secured by substantially all assets of the Company’s United Kingdom subsidiary and is subject to renegotiation annually on June 25.

 

In June 2003, the Company issued $210 million of 3.0% senior convertible notes due 2023 in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933. The issuance was made through an initial offering of $175 million of the notes made on June 11, 2003, and the subsequent exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase an additional $35 million of the notes on June 17, 2003. The net proceeds from the issuance were approximately $203.9 million. Interest is payable semiannually on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The holders of the notes may convert all or some of their notes into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion rate of 45.0612 shares per $1,000 principal amount of notes prior to the maturity date in certain circumstances. The Company may redeem for cash all or part of the notes on or after June 8, 2010. The proceeds were used primarily for general corporate purposes, which included the acquisition of Indigo and other working capital and capital expenditure needs.

 

During the quarter ended September 30, 2004, one of the terms that allow for conversion of the Company’s convertible notes, as described in the prospectus, was met. As of September 30, 2005, no note holders have elected to convert their notes into Company stock.

 

On April 14, 2005, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 3 million shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock and up to $100 million of its outstanding convertible notes. During the nine months ended September 30, 2005, the Company repurchased approximately 1 million shares for $25.5 million. During October 2005, the Company repurchased approximately 834,000 shares for $19.4 million. The timing and the amount of any future repurchases of common stock or convertible notes will be determined based on our evaluation of market conditions and other factors.

 

We believe that our existing cash combined with the cash we anticipate to generate from operating activities and our available credit facilities and financing available from other sources will be sufficient to meet our cash requirements for the foreseeable future. We do not currently have any significant capital commitments nor are we aware of any significant events or conditions that are likely to have a material impact on the Company’s liquidity.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

There have been no significant changes to the Company’s contractual obligations since December 31, 2004.

 

New Accounting Pronouncements

 

In December 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued a revision of SFAS 123, “Share-Based Payment.” This statement supersedes APB Opinion No. 25, “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees.” This amendment requires the recognition of the cost of employee services received in exchange for valuable equity instruments issued, and liabilities incurred, to employees in share-based payment transactions.

 

Effective April 20, 2005, the Securities and Exchange Commission has amended Regulation S-X to amend the date for compliance with the revision of SFAS 123. The statement is effective for the first annual reporting period beginning after June 15, 2005. Accordingly, the Company will adopt the revision of SFAS 123 on January 1, 2006. The impact of adopting the revision of SFAS 123 is impracticable to estimate at this time and is contingent upon the number and nature of future options granted, the selected transition method and the selection of an option valuation model. The adoption of this statement will have no impact on the Company’s cash flows.

 

In November 2004, FASB issued SFAS 151, “Inventory Costs.” This statement amends the guidance in chapter 4 of ARB No. 43, “Inventory Pricing,” to clarify the accounting for abnormal amounts of idle facility expense, freight, handling costs and wasted material. This statement requires that those items be recognized as current period charges regardless of whether they meet the criterion of “so abnormal” and requires that allocation of fixed production overheads to the costs of conversion be based on normal capacity of the production facilities. The statement is effective for inventory costs incurred during the fiscal year beginning after June 15, 2005. Accordingly, the Company will adopt SFAS 151 on January 1, 2006 and does not expect a material effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

 

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In May 2005, FASB issued SFAS 154, “Accounting Changes and Error Corrections.” This statement replaces APB Opinion No. 20, “Accounting Changes,” and SFAS 3, “Reporting Accounting Changes in Interim Financial Statements,” and changes the requirements for the accounting for and reporting of a change in accounting principle. The statement is effective for the fiscal year beginning after December 15, 2005. Accordingly, the Company will adopt SFAS 154 on January 1, 2006.

 

In June 2005, FASB issued FASB Staff Position No. 143-1, “Accounting for Electronic Equipment Waste Obligations,” to address the accounting for obligations associated with Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment adopted by the European Union. This guidance is effective beginning on the later of the first reporting period ending after June 8, 2005 or the date of adoption of the law by the applicable EU member country. The impact of this guidance for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 for the Company’s “historical waste” is estimated to not be material and the Company continues the process of interpreting these new laws and further evaluating the financial impact in the countries in which it operates.

 

Risk Factors

 

The Company reaffirms the risk factors as reported in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The Company reaffirms the critical accounting policies and our use of estimates as reported in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

There has been no material change in the Company’s reported market risk since the filing of the Company’s 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 4, 2005.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As of September 30, 2005, the Company carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures. Based on the evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no significant changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting or in other factors that could significantly affect these controls including any corrective actions with regard to significant deficiencies and material weaknesses during the period covered by this report.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

The Company is subject to legal proceedings, claims and litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. In accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 5 “Accounting for Contingencies,” the Company makes a provision for a liability when it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. Management believes it has recorded adequate provisions for any probable and estimable losses.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

In April 2005, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 3.0 million shares of the Company’s outstanding shares of Common Stock in the open market through April 2006. All shares repurchased will be subject to applicable securities law, and at times and in amounts as management deems appropriate.

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2005, the Company did not repurchase any shares. During the nine months ended September 30, 2005, the Company repurchased 1 million shares for a total of $25.5 million.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Shareholders

 

None.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

Number

  

Description


31.1    Principal Executive Officer Certification Pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 302.
31.2    Principal Financial Officer Certification Pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 302.
32.1    Principal Executive Officer Certification Pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 906.
32.2    Principal Financial Officer Certification Pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 906.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

       

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.

Date November 4, 2005

     

/s/ S TEPHEN M. B AILEY

       

Stephen M. Bailey

       

Sr. Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

       

(Principal Accounting and Financial Officer and Duly Authorized Officer)

 

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Exhibit 31.1

 

I, Earl R. Lewis, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of FLIR Systems, Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this quarterly report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date November 4, 2005

     

/s/ E ARL R. L EWIS

       

Earl R. Lewis

       

President and Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit 31.2

 

I, Stephen M. Bailey, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of FLIR Systems, Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this quarterly report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date November 4, 2005

     

/s/ S TEPHEN M. B AILEY

       

Stephen M. Bailey

       

Sr. Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of FLIR Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Earl R. Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date November 4, 2005

     

/s/ E ARL R. L EWIS

       

Earl R. Lewis

       

President and Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of FLIR Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Stephen M. Bailey, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date November 4, 2005

     

/s/ S TEPHEN M. B AILEY

       

Stephen M. Bailey

       

Chief Financial Officer