FLIR Systems, Inc.
FLIR SYSTEMS INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/07/2014 13:38:34)


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, 2014
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.)
 
 
 
27700 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 has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes   x     No   ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one)
Large accelerated filer
   x
 
Accelerated filer
   ¨
Non-accelerated filer
   ¨
 
Smaller reporting company
   ¨
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 31, 2014 , there were 140,892,298 shares of the Registrant’s common stock, $0.01 par value, outstanding.





INDEX
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
Item 5.
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
 




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,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue
$
375,366

 
$
358,141

 
$
1,096,288

 
$
1,096,053

Cost of goods sold
190,980

 
185,251

 
560,652

 
549,134

Gross profit
184,386

 
172,890

 
535,636

 
546,919

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research and development
34,022

 
32,986

 
106,655

 
109,271

Selling, general and administrative
76,295

 
76,365

 
241,737

 
234,706

Restructuring expenses
4,060

 

 
15,420

 

Total operating expenses
114,377

 
109,351

 
363,812

 
343,977

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings from operations
70,009

 
63,539

 
171,824

 
202,942

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
3,663

 
3,696

 
11,000

 
10,361

Interest income
(398
)
 
(256
)
 
(934
)
 
(721
)
Other (income) expense, net
(3,719
)
 
53

 
(4,987
)
 
(536
)
Earnings before income taxes
70,463

 
60,046

 
166,745

 
193,838

Income tax provision
17,606

 
13,560

 
39,236

 
45,558

Net earnings
$
52,857

 
$
46,486

 
$
127,509

 
$
148,280

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.37

 
$
0.33

 
$
0.90

 
$
1.04

Diluted
$
0.37

 
$
0.32

 
$
0.89

 
$
1.02

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
141,433

 
141,863

 
141,315

 
142,849

Diluted
143,413

 
144,231

 
143,756

 
144,831





The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
1



FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
52,857

 
$
46,486

 
$
127,509

 
$
148,280

Other comprehensive (loss) earnings, net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension Plans
163

 

 
163

 

Cash flow hedges
359

 
(408
)
 
(362
)
 
1,119

Foreign currency translation adjustments
(48,994
)
 
22,587

 
(57,800
)
 
5,560

    Total other comprehensive (loss) earnings
(48,472
)
 
22,179

 
(57,999
)
 
6,679

Comprehensive income
$
4,385

 
$
68,665

 
$
69,510

 
$
154,959

























The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
2



FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except par value)
(Unaudited)
 
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31, 2013
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
565,373

 
$
542,476

Accounts receivable, net
298,559

 
286,573

Inventories
343,300

 
344,719

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
89,789

 
97,574

Deferred income taxes, net
38,154

 
38,389

Total current assets
1,335,175

 
1,309,731

Property and equipment, net
237,837

 
234,041

Deferred income taxes, net
18,666

 
17,883

Goodwill
560,488

 
575,701

Intangible assets, net
138,991

 
154,195

Other assets
63,135

 
51,808

    Total assets
$
2,354,292

 
$
2,343,359

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
90,500

 
$
85,730

Deferred revenue
25,831

 
28,844

Accrued payroll and related liabilities
62,959

 
62,069

Accrued product warranties
12,881

 
14,665

Advance payments from customers
34,952

 
25,414

Accrued expenses
38,903

 
39,316

Accrued income taxes
2,527

 
663

Other current liabilities
4,273

 
4,814

Current portion, long term debt
15,000

 
15,000

Total current liabilities
287,826

 
276,515

Long-term debt
361,622

 
372,528

Deferred income taxes
14,001

 
12,255

Accrued income taxes
19,742

 
19,996

Other long-term liabilities
49,367

 
48,685

Commitments and contingencies

 

Shareholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000 shares authorized, no shares issued at September 30, 2014, and December 31, 2013

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000 shares authorized, 140,865 and 140,782 shares issued at September 30, 2014, and December 31, 2013, respectively, and additional paid-in capital
24,209

 
42,955

Retained earnings
1,629,524

 
1,544,425

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) earnings
(31,999
)
 
26,000

Total shareholders’ equity
1,621,734

 
1,613,380

    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
2,354,292

 
$
2,343,359



The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
3



FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
127,509

 
$
148,280

Income items not affecting cash:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
44,278

 
44,978

Deferred income taxes
971

 
(38
)
Stock-based compensation arrangements
24,006

 
20,673

Gain on sale of certain optics assets
(4,129
)
 

Other non-cash items
3,241

 
1,485

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable
(17,422
)
 
52,856

(Increase) decrease in inventories
(7,196
)
 
6,481

Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets
10,248

 
(2,142
)
Increase in other assets
(26,609
)
 
(4,911
)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable
6,362

 
(374
)
(Decrease) increase in deferred revenue
(2,194
)
 
808

Increase (decrease) in accrued payroll and other current liabilities
5,795

 
(9,865
)
Decrease in accrued income taxes
(2,571
)
 
(12,347
)
Increase in other long-term liabilities
1,111

 
3,907

Cash provided by operating activities
163,400

 
249,791

CASH USED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Additions to property and equipment, net
(40,928
)
 
(36,997
)
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 
(20,073
)
Proceeds from sale of certain optics assets
12,000

 

Cash used by investing activities
(28,928
)
 
(57,070
)
CASH USED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Proceeds from long-term debt, including current portion

 
150,000

Repayments of long term debt, net
(11,250
)
 
(7,500
)
Repurchase of common stock
(76,624
)
 
(133,049
)
Dividends paid
(42,410
)
 
(38,695
)
Proceeds from shares issued pursuant to stock-based compensation plans
34,168

 
5,953

Excess tax benefit of stock options exercised
7,705

 
928

Other financing activities
(36
)
 
(1,273
)
Cash used by financing activities
(88,447
)
 
(23,636
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
(23,128
)
 
1,375

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
22,897

 
170,460

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
542,476

 
321,739

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
565,373

 
$
492,199








The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
4


FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)



Note 1.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements of FLIR Systems, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (the “Company”) are unaudited and have been prepared 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 Company’s 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 fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 .
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All significant 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, 2014 .


Note 2.
Stock-based Compensation
Stock-based compensation expense recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Income are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Cost of goods sold
$
679

 
$
672

 
$
1,974

 
$
1,902

Research and development
1,371

 
1,388

 
3,951

 
3,675

Selling, general and administrative
4,752

 
5,288

 
15,486

 
15,096

Restructuring expenses

 

 
2,595

 

Stock-based compensation expense
$
6,802

 
$
7,348

 
$
24,006

 
$
20,673

Stock-based compensation costs capitalized in inventory are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
Capitalized in inventory
$
665

 
$
789

As of September 30, 2014 , the Company had $41.9 million of total unrecognized stock-based compensation costs, net of estimated forfeitures, to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.9 years.  

5


FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 2.
Stock-based Compensation - (Continued)
The fair value of the stock-based awards granted in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was estimated with the following weighted-average assumptions:
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Stock option awards:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Risk-free interest rate

 
0.6
%
 
0.9
%
 
0.3
%
Expected dividend yield

 
1.1
%
 
1.2
%
 
1.5
%
Expected term

 
4.5 years

 
4.3 years

 
4.3 years

Expected volatility

 
31.4
%
 
28.7
%
 
33.7
%
Employee stock purchase plan:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Risk-free interest rate

 

 
0.5
%
 
0.1
%
Expected dividend yield

 

 
1.2
%
 
1.5
%
Expected term

 

 
6 months

 
6 months

Expected volatility

 

 
28.2
%
 
25.0
%
The weighted average fair value of stock-based compensation awards granted and vested and the intrinsic value of options exercised during the period were (in thousands, except per share amounts):  
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Stock Option Awards:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average grant date fair value per share
$

 
$
7.65

 
$
7.32

 
$
5.92

Total fair value of awards granted
$

 
$
278

 
$
4,446

 
$
6,095

Total fair value of awards vested
$

 
$
33

 
$
4,662

 
$
5,059

Total intrinsic value of options exercised
$
4,884

 
$
1,910

 
$
26,217

 
$
3,748

Restricted Stock Unit Awards:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average grant date fair value per share
$

 
$
31.30

 
$
32.85

 
$
23.91

Total fair value of awards granted
$

 
$
2,427

 
$
21,830

 
$
28,063

Total fair value of awards vested
$
287

 
$
222

 
$
28,049

 
$
13,541

Employee Stock Purchase Plan:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average grant date fair value per share
$

 
$

 
$
7.87

 
$
5.25

Total fair value of shares estimated to be issued
$

 
$

 
$
591

 
$
552

The total amount of cash received from the exercise of stock options in the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was $5.2 million and $2.0 million , respectively, and the related tax impact realized from the exercise of the stock options was a benefit of $1.5 million and $0.4 million , respectively. The total amount of cash received from the exercise of stock options in the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was $33.3 million and $3.7 million , respectively, and the related tax impact realized from the exercise of the stock options was a benefit of $8.5 million and $0.3 million , respectively.


6


FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 2.
Stock-based Compensation - (Continued)
 Information with respect to stock option activity is as follows:
 
Shares
(in  thousands)
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
(in thousands)
Outstanding at December 31, 2013
7,338

 
$
22.38

 
4.6
 
 
Granted
608

 
33.86

 
 
 
 
Exercised
(1,735
)
 
19.19

 
 
 
 
Forfeited
(83
)
 
29.95

 
 
 
 
Outstanding at September 30, 2014
6,128

 
$
24.32

 
4.7
 
$
47,251

Exercisable at September 30, 2014
4,949

 
$
23.36

 
3.8
 
$
42,453

Vested and expected to vest at September 30, 2014
6,069

 
$
24.28

 
4.7
 
$
47,011


Information with respect to restricted stock unit activity is as follows:
 
 
Shares
(in  thousands)
 
Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Outstanding at December 31, 2013
2,788

 
$
21.16

Granted
665

 
32.85

Vested and distributed
(815
)
 
34.36

Forfeited
(162
)
 
22.56

Outstanding at September 30, 2014
2,476

 
$
26.49

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 , the Company granted approximately 665,000 and 1,167,000 time-vested restricted stock units, respectively. The fair value of time-vested restricted stock units is fixed and determined on the date of grant based upon the Company's stock price on the date of grant. The weighted average fair values per share of the time-vested restricted stock units granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were $32.85 and $23.96 , respectively.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , the Company also granted approximately 7,000 market-based restricted stock units. These units may be earned based upon the Company's total shareholder return compared to the total shareholder return of the S&P 500 Index over a three year period. The fair value per share of the market-based restricted stock units granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $15.87 . There were no market-based restricted stock units granted during the three or nine months ended September 30, 2014 .
There were 85,000 shares issued under the 2011 Employee Stock Purchase Plan ("ESPP") during the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 3,545,000 shares remain available under the ESPP at September 30, 2014 for future issuance. Shares issued for ESPP purchases are newly issued shares.



7


FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 3.
Net Earnings Per Share
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,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Numerator for earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings for basic and diluted earnings per share
$
52,857

 
$
46,486

 
$
127,509

 
$
148,280

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denominator for earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
141,433

 
141,863

 
141,315

 
142,849

Assumed exercises of stock options and vesting of restricted stock awards, net of shares assumed reacquired under the treasury stock method
1,980

 
2,368

 
2,441

 
1,982

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding
143,413

 
144,231

 
143,756

 
144,831


The effect of stock-based compensation awards for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 , which aggregated 142,000 and 85,000 shares, respectively, and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 , which aggregated 136,000 and 478,000 shares, respectively, have been excluded for purposes of calculating diluted earnings per share since their inclusion would have been anti-dilutive.


Note 4.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The Company had $30.3 million and $28.5 million of cash equivalents at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , respectively, which were primarily investments in money market funds. The Company has categorized its cash equivalents as a Level 1 financial asset, measured at fair value based on quoted prices in active markets of identical assets. The fair values of the Company’s foreign currency forward contracts and interest rate swap contracts as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 are disclosed in Note 5, "Derivative Financial Instruments," of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements below and are based on Level 2 inputs. The fair value of the Company’s senior unsecured notes as described in Note 13, "Long-Term Debt," of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements is approximately $261.3 million based upon Level 2 inputs at September 30, 2014 . The fair value of the Company's term loan, also described in Note 13, approximates the carrying value due to the variable market rate used to calculate interest payments. The Company does not have any other significant financial assets or liabilities that are measured at fair value.




8


FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 5.
Derivative Financial Instruments
Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Contracts
In general, the gains and losses related to the Company's foreign currency exchange rate contracts recorded in other (income) expense are offset by the reciprocal gains and losses from the underlying assets or liabilities which originally gave rise to the exposure. The net gains and losses from these contracts for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 were a loss of $2.8 million and a loss of $5.7 million , respectively. The net gains and losses from these contracts for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 were a gain of $1.4 million and a loss of $2.1 million , respectively.

The following table provides volume information about the Company's foreign currency exchange rate contracts. The table below presents the net notional amounts of the Company's outstanding foreign currency forward contracts in United States dollar equivalent amounts (in thousands):
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Swedish kronor
$
85,965

 
$
99,214

Canadian dollar
15,270

 
2,914

British pound sterling
11,892

 
5,641

Australian dollar
4,258

 
5,986

Japanese yen
2,867

 
4,462

Euro
313

 
265

Other
4,741

 
3,448

 
$
125,306

 
$
121,930

At September 30, 2014 , the Company’s foreign currency forward contracts, in general, had maturities of six months or less.
The carrying amount of the foreign currency forward contracts included in the Consolidated Balance Sheets are as follows (in thousands):
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
Other current assets
 
Other current liabilities
 
Other current assets
 
Other current liabilities
Foreign currency forward contracts
$
128

 
$
1,853

 
$
392

 
$
613


Interest Rate Swap Contracts
At September 30, 2014 , the effective interest rate on the Company's term loan was 2.49 percent . As of September 30, 2014 , the following interest rate swaps were outstanding:
Contract Date
 
Notional Amount
(in millions)
 
Fixed Rate
 
Effective Date
 
Maturity Date
March 15, 2013
 
$
63.8

 
1.02
%
 
April 5, 2013
 
March 31, 2019
March 29, 2013
 
$
63.8

 
0.97
%
 
April 5, 2013
 
March 31, 2019
The net fair value carrying amount of the Company's interest rate swaps was $1.9 million , of which $2.8 million and $0.9 million have been recorded to other assets and other current liabilities , respectively, in the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2014 .


9


FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 6.
Accounts Receivable
Accounts receivable are net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $8.4 million at September 30, 2014 and $7.7 million at December 31, 2013 .


Note 7.
Inventories
Inventories consist of the following (in thousands):
 
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Raw material and subassemblies
$
186,778

 
$
204,542

Work-in-progress
53,973

 
45,060

Finished goods
102,549

 
95,117

 
$
343,300

 
$
344,719



Note 8.
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment are net of accumulated depreciation of $246.5 million and $235.3 million at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , respectively. Property and equipment, net, as of September 30, 2014 , includes land and a building valued at approximately $3.8 million that are held for sale.


Note 9.
Goodwill
In February 2014, the Company announced a realignment of its business which resulted in the elimination of its division structure and the formation of six reportable operating segments effective as of January 1, 2014. This reorganization required the Company to reassign its reported goodwill as of January 1, 2014 to its new reporting units based on the relative fair value of the respective business units at that time.
During the third quarter of 2014, the Company completed its annual review of goodwill and determined there had been no impairment on its recorded goodwill. The carrying value of goodwill by operating segment and the activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
Surveillance
 
Instruments
 
OEM and Emerging Markets
 
Maritime
 
Security
 
Detection
 
Total
Balance, January 1, 2014
$
108,693

 
$
163,995

 
$
92,166

 
$
114,419

 
$
48,199

 
$
48,229

 
$
575,701

Currency translation adjustments
(852
)
 
(6,107
)
 
(3,389
)
 
(2,091
)
 
(1,795
)
 
(24
)
 
(14,258
)
Other activity

 

 
(955
)
 

 

 

 
(955
)
Balance, September 30, 2014
$
107,841

 
$
157,888

 
$
87,822

 
$
112,328

 
$
46,404

 
$
48,205

 
$
560,488


Other activity in the OEM and Emerging Markets segment is a reduction in goodwill that was related to the Company's August 2014 sale of certain tangible assets and intellectual property related to the design and manufacturing of non-thermal micro-optics.


Note 10.
Intangible Assets
Intangible assets are net of accumulated amortization of $96.9 million and $81.7 million at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , respectively.



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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 11.
Credit Agreement
At September 30, 2014 , the Company had no borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility pursuant to the Credit Agreement, dated February 8, 2011, with Bank of America, N.A., U.S. Bank National Association, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and other lenders, as amended on April 5, 2013, and had $38.1 million of letters of credit outstanding, which reduced the total available credit under the revolving credit facility to $161.9 million .


Note 12.
Accrued Product Warranties
The following table summarizes the Company’s warranty liability and activity (in thousands):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Accrued product warranties, beginning of period
$
15,989

 
$
16,791

 
$
17,732

 
$
16,152

Amounts paid for warranty services
(2,368
)
 
(1,128
)
 
(7,131
)
 
(5,273
)
Warranty provisions for products sold
2,254

 
768

 
5,546

 
5,309

Currency translation adjustments and other
(343
)
 
160

 
(615
)
 
403

Accrued product warranties, end of period
$
15,532

 
$
16,591

 
$
15,532

 
$
16,591

Current accrued product warranties, end of period
 
 
 
 
$
12,881


$
13,464

Long-term accrued product warranties, end of period
 
 
 
 
$
2,651


$
3,127



Note 13.
Long-Term Debt
Long-term debt consists of the following (in thousands):
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Unsecured notes
$
250,000

 
$
250,000

Term loan
127,500

 
138,750

Unamortized discounts and issuance costs of unsecured notes
(878
)
 
(1,222
)
 
$
376,622

 
$
387,528

Current portion, long-term debt
$
15,000

 
$
15,000

Long-term debt
$
361,622

 
$
372,528


In August 2011, the Company issued $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.75 percent senior unsecured notes due September 1, 2016 (the “Notes”). The net proceeds from the issuance of the Notes were approximately $247.7 million , after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses, which are being amortized over a period of five years. Interest on the Notes is payable semiannually in arrears on March 1 and September 1 . The proceeds from the Notes are being used for general corporate purposes, which may include working capital and capital expenditure needs, business acquisitions and repurchases of the Company’s common stock.
The Credit Agreement discussed in Note 11, "Credit Agreement," of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements above, incorporates a $150 million term loan facility that matures on April 5, 2019 . On April 5, 2013 the Company drew down $150 million under the term loan facility. Interest is accrued at the one-month LIBOR rate plus the scheduled spread and paid monthly . Quarterly principal payments of $3.75 million commenced on June 30, 2013 and will continue through December 31, 2018 with the final maturity payment including any accrued interest due on April 5, 2019. See Note 5, "Derivative Financial Instruments - Interest Rate Swap Contracts ," for additional information on the effective interest rate on the term loan at September 30, 2014 .



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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 14.
Shareholders’ Equity
The following table summarizes the common stock and additional paid-in capital activity during the nine months ended September 30, 2014 (in thousands):
 
Common stock and additional paid-in capital, December 31, 2013
$
42,955

Income tax benefit of common stock options exercised
8,477

Common stock issued pursuant to stock-based compensation plans, net
25,464

Stock-based compensation expense
23,937

Repurchase of common stock
(76,624
)
Common stock and additional paid-in capital, September 30, 2014
$
24,209

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014 , the Company repurchased approximately 2,264,000 shares of the Company's common stock through open market transactions. The repurchases were under the February 2013 authorization by the Company’s Board of Directors pursuant to which the Company is authorized to repurchase up to 25.0 million shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock. This authorization expires in February 2015 .
On February 9, 2011, the Company’s Board of Directors adopted a dividend policy under which the Company intends to pay quarterly cash dividends on its common stock. Accordingly, a dividend of $0.10 per share of outstanding common stock was paid on September 5, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 19, 2014 . The total cash payments for dividends in the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $42.4 million .

Note 15.
Contingencies
FLIR Systems, Inc. and its subsidiary, Indigo Systems Corporation (now known as FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc.) (together, the “FLIR Parties”), were named in a lawsuit filed by Raytheon Company (“Raytheon”) on March 2, 2007 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Raytheon's complaint, as amended, asserted claims for tortious interference, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, breach of contract and fraudulent concealment. The FLIR Parties filed an answer to the complaint on September 2, 2008, in which they denied all material allegations. On October 27, 2010, the FLIR Parties and Raytheon entered into a settlement agreement that resolved the patent infringement claims (the "Patent Claims") pursuant to which the FLIR Parties paid $3 million to Raytheon and entitles the FLIR Parties to certain license rights in the patents that were the subject of the Patent Claims. On October 28, 2014, a trial began with respect to Raytheon's remaining claims of misappropriations of trade secrets and claims related to 31 alleged trade secrets. At the time of the filing of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, such trial remains ongoing. The FLIR Parties dispute the claims and continue to vigorously defend themselves in this matter. Although the Company is unable to estimate the amount or range of potential loss, if any, which might result if the outcome of the trial is unfavorable, an adverse ruling against the FLIR Parties could be material.


Note 16.
Income Taxes
As of September 30, 2014 , the Company had approximately $24.6 million of unrecognized tax benefits, all of which would affect the Company’s effective tax rate if recognized. The Company believes that it is reasonably possible that the unrecognized tax benefits that may be recognized within 12 months as the result of settlements or effective settlements with various tax authorities, the closure of certain audits or the lapse of the applicable statute of limitations will range from approximately $3.0 million to $10.0 million.
The Company classifies interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions as income tax expense. As of September 30, 2014 , the Company had approximately $2.5 million of net accrued interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions.

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 16.
Income Taxes - (Continued)
The Company currently has the following tax years open to examination by major taxing jurisdictions:
 
 
Tax Years:
US Federal
2012 – 2013
State of Oregon
2012 – 2013
State of Massachusetts
2011 – 2013
State of California
2008 – 2013
Sweden
2008 – 2013
United Kingdom
2008 – 2013
Belgium
2011 - 2013

Note 17.
Operating Segments and Related Information
Operating Segments
In February 2014, the Company announced a realignment of its business which resulted in the elimination of its division structure and the formation of six reportable operating segments effective as of January 1, 2014. Those operating segments are as follows:
Surveillance
The Surveillance segment develops and manufactures enhanced imaging and recognition solutions for a wide variety of military, law enforcement, public safety, and other government customers around the world for the protection of borders, troops, and public welfare. Offerings include airborne, land, maritime, and man-portable multi-spectrum imaging systems, radars, lasers, imaging components, integrated multi-sensor system platforms, and services related to these systems.
Instruments
The Instruments segment develops and manufactures devices that image, measure, and assess thermal energy, gases, and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial, and scientific applications. Products include thermal imaging cameras, gas detection cameras, firefighting cameras, process automation cameras, and environmental test and measurement devices.
OEM and Emerging Markets
The OEM and Emerging Markets segment develops and manufactures thermal imaging camera cores and components that are utilized by third parties to create thermal and other types of imaging systems. The segment also develops and manufactures intelligent traffic systems and hand-held and weapon-mounted thermal imaging systems for use by consumers and law enforcement.
Maritime
The Maritime segment develops and manufactures electronics and imaging instruments for the recreational and commercial maritime market. The segment provides a full suite of networked electronic systems including multi-function helm displays, navigational instruments, autopilots, radars, sonar systems, thermal and visible imaging systems, and communications equipment for boats of all sizes.
Security
The Security segment develops and manufactures cameras and video recording systems for use in commercial, critical infrastructure, and home security applications. Products include thermal and visible-spectrum cameras, digital and networked video recorders, and related software and accessories that enable the efficient and effective safeguarding of assets at all hours of the day and through adverse weather conditions.
Detection
The Detection segment develops and manufactures sensor instruments and integrated platform solutions for the detection, identification, and suppression of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives threats for military force protection, homeland security, and commercial applications.

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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 17.        Operating Segments and Related Information - (Continued)
Operating Segments - (Continued)
Operating segment information is as follows (in thousands):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
Revenue – External Customers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surveillance
$
119,126

 
$
126,591

 
$
342,105

 
$
392,439

Instruments
82,561

 
77,199

 
250,583

 
236,011

OEM and Emerging Markets
56,105

 
54,782

 
168,895

 
153,700

Maritime
44,728

 
41,297

 
152,533

 
146,437

Security
48,648

 
35,409

 
122,692

 
99,331

Detection
24,198

 
22,863

 
59,480

 
68,135

 
$
375,366

 
$
358,141

 
$
1,096,288

 
$
1,096,053

Revenue – Intersegments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surveillance
$
2,659

 
$
1,942

 
$
6,642

 
$
5,119

Instruments
74

 
2,119

 
548

 
4,342

OEM and Emerging Markets
4,721

 
6,762

 
15,277

 
19,601

Maritime
804

 

 
2,308

 

Security
2,971

 

 
7,361

 

Detection
4

 
6

 
64

 
1,730

Elimination
(11,233
)
 
(10,829
)
 
(32,200
)
 
(30,792
)
 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

Earnings (loss) from operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surveillance
$
30,070

 
$
29,836

 
$
69,366

 
$
97,810

Instruments
23,191

 
20,433

 
64,678

 
63,378

OEM and Emerging Markets
16,121

 
16,814

 
45,445

 
43,453

Maritime
4,614

 
2,966

 
23,159

 
20,447

Security
6,988

 
4,460

 
14,560

 
12,097

Detection
4,167

 
4,102

 
5,519

 
10,547

Other
(15,142
)
 
(15,072
)
 
(50,903
)
 
(44,790
)
 
$
70,009

 
$
63,539

 
$
171,824

 
$
202,942


 
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
Segment assets (accounts receivable, net and inventories):
 
 
 
Surveillance
$
279,925

 
$
282,037

Instruments
109,180

 
117,336

OEM and Emerging Markets
83,828

 
88,317

Maritime
64,854

 
68,915

Security
55,501

 
45,053

Detection
48,571

 
29,634

 
$
641,859

 
$
631,292


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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 17.        Operating Segments and Related Information - (Continued)
Operating Segments - (Continued)
Revenue and Long-Lived Assets by Geographic Area
Information related to revenue by significant geographical location, determined by the end customer, is as follows (in thousands):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
United States
$
192,049

 
$
191,261

 
$
544,895

 
$
576,278

Europe
81,438

 
81,748

 
262,282

 
260,474

Other international
101,879

 
85,132

 
289,111

 
259,301

 
$
375,366

 
$
358,141

 
$
1,096,288

 
$
1,096,053

Long-lived assets by significant geographic locations are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
United States
$
616,777

 
$
600,261

Europe
330,776

 
359,444

Other international
52,898

 
56,040

 
$
1,000,451

 
$
1,015,745



Major Customers
Revenue derived from major customers is as follows (in thousands):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
US Government
$
77,496

 
$
89,866

 
$
227,715

 
$
282,470



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FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 18.
Restructuring Costs
In 2013, the Company initiated a realignment plan that includes closing six sites in the United States and Europe and transferring those operations to the Company's larger facilities. The Company is also consolidating its optics and laser manufacturing businesses to better realize the benefits of vertical integration in these areas. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 , the Company recorded net pre-tax restructuring expenses totaling $4.1 million and $16.0 million , respectively. There were no restructuring expenses recorded during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 . The Company recorded the restructuring expenses in the segments as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2014
Surveillance
$
358

 
$
5,082

Instruments
3,674

 
9,868

OEM and Emerging Markets

 
278

Maritime
28

 
(97
)
Security

 

Detection

 
759

Other

 
120

 
$
4,060

 
$
16,010


Restructuring expenses were recorded in the Consolidated Statements of Income as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2014
Cost of goods sold
$

 
$
590

Restructuring expenses
4,060

 
15,420

 
$
4,060

 
$
16,010


The following table summarizes the activity by cost type (in thousands):
 
 Severance and personnel costs
 
 Inventory
write downs
 
Facilities Exit, Lease Terminations & Other
 
Total
Balance, December 31, 2013
$
18,191

 
$

 
$
3,670

 
$
21,861

Additional costs
4,750

 
590

 
3,063

 
8,403

Utilization
(6,340
)
 
(590
)
 
(5,744
)
 
(12,674
)
Balance, March 31, 2014
$
16,601

 
$

 
$
989

 
$
17,590

Additional costs
3,423

 

 
124

 
3,547

Utilization
(5,437
)
 

 
(267
)
 
(5,704
)
Balance, June 30, 2014
$
14,587

 
$

 
$
846

 
$
15,433

Additional costs
3,711

 

 
349

 
4,060

Utilization
(3,708
)
 

 
(495
)
 
(4,203
)
Balance, September 30, 2014
$
14,590

 
$

 
$
700

 
$
15,290



Note 19.
Subsequent Events
On October 23, 2014 , the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share on its common stock, payable on December 5, 2014 , to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 18, 2014 . The total cash payment of this dividend will be approximately $14.1 million .

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

Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Report”), including “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Part I, Item 2, 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 management’s current expectations, estimates, projections, and assumptions about the Company’s business. 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 the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 , “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Part I, Item 2, and elsewhere in this Report as well as those discussed from time to time in the Company’s other Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Report or, in the case of any document incorporated by reference, the date of that document, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Report, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers. If we update or correct one or more forward-looking statements, investors and others should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections with respect to other forward-looking statements.

Results of Operations
The following discussion of operating results provides an overview of our operations by addressing key elements in our Consolidated Statements of Income. The “Segment Operating Results” section that follows describes the contributions of each of our business segments to our consolidated revenue and earnings from operations. Given the nature of our business, we believe revenue and earnings from operations (including operating margin percentage) are most relevant to an understanding of our performance at a segment level as revenue levels are the most significant indicators of business conditions for each of the respective segments and earnings from operations reflect our ability to manage each of our segments as revenue levels change. Additionally, at the segment level we disclose backlog, which represents orders received for products or services for which a sales agreement is in place and delivery is expected within twelve months.
In February 2014, we announced a realignment of our business which resulted in the elimination of our division structure and the formation of six reportable operating segments effective as of January 1, 2014. The six operating segments are: Surveillance, Instruments, OEM and Emerging Markets, Maritime, Security and Detection. See Note 17, "Operating Segments and Related Information" of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information on the six operating segments. The segment operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 below have been adjusted to conform to the new operating segment structure.
Revenue. Consolidated revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2014 increased by 4.8 percent year over year, from $358.1 million in the third quarter of 2013 to $375.4 million in the third quarter of 2014 . Consolidated revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 increased slightly year over year, from $1,096.1 million in the first nine months of 2013 to $1,096.3 million in the first nine months of 2014 . Year over year revenue growth, for both the three and nine month periods, was primarily due to increases in our commercially-oriented segments of Instruments, OEM and Emerging Markets, Maritime and Security offset by declines in our Surveillance segment.
The timing of orders, scheduling of backlog and fluctuations in demand in various regions of the world 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 we currently expect total annual revenue for 2014 to be slightly higher than 2013 revenue, unexpected changes in economic conditions from key customer markets or other major unanticipated events may cause total revenue, and the mix of revenue between our segments, to vary from quarter to quarter during the year.
International sales accounted for 48.8 percent and 46.6 percent of total revenue for the quarters ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 , respectively, and 50.3 percent and 47.4 percent for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 , respectively. The proportion of our international revenue compared to total revenue will fluctuate from quarter to quarter due to normal variation in order activity across various regions as well as specific factors that may affect one region and not another. Overall, we anticipate that revenue from international sales will continue to comprise a significant percentage of total revenue.

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Cost of goods sold. Cost of goods sold for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $191.0 million and $560.7 million , respectively, compared to cost of goods sold for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 of $185.3 million and $549.1 million , respectively. The year over year increase in cost of goods sold for the three month period primarily related to higher revenue while the increase in cost of goods sold in the nine month period primarily related to changes in product mix.
Gross profit. Gross profit for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 was $184.4 million compared to $172.9 million for the same quarter last year. Gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $535.6 million compared to $546.9 million for the same period last year. Gross margin, defined as gross profit divided by revenue, increased from 48.3 percent in the third quarter of 2013 to 49.1 percent in the third quarter of 2014 , and decreased from 49.9 percent in the first nine months of 2013 to 48.9 percent in the first nine months of 2014 . The increase in gross margin for the three month period was primarily due to product mix and production efficiencies in our Instruments segment and product mix in our Surveillance segment. For the nine month period, the decrease in gross margin was primarily due to sales in certain lower margin product lines, particularly in our OEM and Emerging Markets segment and our Security segment, and deliveries in the first quarter of 2014 on two large lower margin programs in our Surveillance segment.
Research and development expenses. Research and development expenses for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $34.0 million , compared to $33.0 million in the third quarter of 2013 . Research and development expenses for the first nine months of 2014 and 2013 were $106.7 million and $109.3 million , respectively. Research and development expenses as a percentage of revenue were 9.1 percent and 9.7 percent for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 , respectively. Research and development expenses as a percentage of revenue were 9.2 percent and 10.0 percent for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 , respectively. Over the five annual periods through December 31, 2013 , our annual research and development expenses have varied between 8.0 percent and 9.9 percent of revenue, and we currently expect these expenses to remain within that range, on an annual basis, in the future.
Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $76.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 , compared to $76.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 . Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first nine months of 2014 and 2013 were $241.7 million and $234.7 million , respectively. The slight decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses year over year for the quarterly period was primarily related to a decrease in administrative expenses offset by an increase in marketing expenses. For the nine month period, the year over year increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was primarily related to increases in marketing spending and a $6.1 million increase in corporate expenses largely related to higher legal expenses incurred for litigation matters in the ordinary course of business. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue were 20.3 percent and 21.3 percent for the quarters ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 , respectively, and 22.1 percent and 21.4 percent for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Over the five annual periods through December 31, 2013 , our annual selling, general and administrative expenses have varied between 19.2 percent and 23.9 percent of revenue.
Restructuring expenses. During the quarter ended September 30, 2014 , we incurred $4.1 million in pre-tax restructuring expenses, all of which is recorded in operating expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Income. During the first nine months of 2014, we incurred $16.0 million in pre-tax restructuring expenses, of which $15.4 million is recorded in operating expenses and $0.6 million is recorded in costs of goods sold. For the quarter and the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 , $3.8 million and $11.8 million of pre-tax restructuring expenses, respectively, related to operational realignment initiatives announced in the fourth quarter of 2013. For the nine month period, $3.6 million of pre-tax restructuring expenses related to employee termination costs incurred as a result of our decision to eliminate our division structure and realign into six new reportable operating segments as of January 1, 2014.
Interest expense. Interest expense for the third quarter of both 2014 and 2013 was $3.7 million . Interest expense for the first nine months of 2014 was $11.0 million compared to $10.4 million for the same period of 2013 . Interest expense is primarily associated with the $250 million aggregate principal amount of our 3.75 percent senior unsecured notes due September 1, 2016, which were issued in August 2011, and the $150 million term loan that was drawn upon on April 5, 2013.
Other (income) expense, net. Other income for the third quarter of 2014 includes a $4.1 million gain from the sale of certain tangible assets and intellectual property related to the design and manufacturing of non-thermal micro-optics.
Income taxes. The income tax provision of $17.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 represents 25.0 percent of pre-tax income in the period. We expect the annual effective tax rate for the full year of 2014 to be approximately 24.25 percent, excluding discrete items. The effective tax rate is lower than the US Federal tax rate of 35 percent because of the mix of lower foreign jurisdiction tax rates, the effect of federal, foreign and state tax credits and discrete adjustments.


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Segment Operating Results
Surveillance
Surveillance operating results are as follows (in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
Revenue
$
119.1

 
$
126.6

 
$
342.1

 
$
392.4

Earnings from operations
30.1

 
29.8

 
69.4

 
97.8

Operating margin
25.2
%
 
23.6
%
 
20.3
%
 
24.9
%
Backlog, end of period
 
 
 
 
340

 
323

Revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 decreased by 5.9 percent and 12.8 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods of 2013 . The declines in revenue were primarily due to continued reductions in demand from US Government customers. In addition, deliveries on two large programs took place during the second quarter of 2013. The decrease in earnings from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 , compared to the same period of 2013, was primarily due to lower year over year revenue and $5.1 million of restructuring expenses partially offset by lower operating expenses.
Instruments
Instruments operating results are as follows (in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
Revenue
$
82.6

 
$
77.2

 
$
250.6

 
$
236.0

Earnings from operations
23.2

 
20.4

 
64.7

 
63.4

Operating margin
28.1
%
 
26.5
%
 
25.8
%
 
26.9
%
Backlog, end of period
 
 
 
 
37

 
27

Revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 increased by 6.9 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods of 2013 . The year over year increases in revenue were related to increased deliveries in most geographic regions and across most product lines, particularly for products introduced within the last year. The increases in earnings from operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 , compared to the same periods of 2013 , were primarily due to increases in revenues and gross profits, offset by restructuring expenses of $3.7 million and $9.9 million, respectively.
OEM and Emerging Markets
OEM and Emerging Markets operating results are as follows (in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
Revenue
$
56.1

 
$
54.8

 
$
168.9

 
$
153.7

Earnings from operations
16.1

 
16.8

 
45.4

 
43.5

Operating margin
28.7
%
 
30.7
%
 
26.9
%
 
28.3
%
Backlog, end of period
 
 
 
 
125

 
115

Revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 increased by 2.4 percent and 9.9 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods of the prior year. The nine month increase in revenues was primarily due to increased deliveries in almost all of the segment's product lines, and included the revenues from our optical components group which was acquired in

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August of 2013 and sold in August 2014. The changes in earnings from operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 , compared to the same periods in the prior year, were due to the increases in revenue year over year partially offset by a reduction in operating margins due to an unfavorable mix of products sold and increases in operating expenses related to the development of our new Lepton camera core and related products.
Maritime
Maritime operating results are as follows (in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
Revenue
$
44.7

 
$
41.3

 
$
152.5

 
$
146.4

Earnings from operations
4.6

 
3.0

 
23.2

 
20.4

Operating margin
10.3
%
 
7.2
%
 
15.2
%
 
14.0
%
Backlog, end of period
 
 
 
 
14

 
10

Revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 increased by 8.3 percent and 4.2 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods of 2013 due to higher deliveries in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the effects of new or enhanced products introduced in 2013, and year over year unit volume increases across certain product lines. The increases in earnings from operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 , compared to the same periods of the prior year, were primarily due to the increases in revenues.
Security
Security operating results are as follows (in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
Revenue
$
48.6

 
$
35.4

 
$
122.7

 
$
99.3

Earnings from operations
7.0

 
4.5

 
14.6

 
12.1

Operating margin
14.4
%
 
12.6
%
 
11.9
%
 
12.2
%
Backlog, end of period
 
 
 
 
27

 
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Revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 increased by 37.4 percent and 23.5 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods of the prior year. The increases in revenue for the three and nine month periods were due to increased deliveries in all product families and expanded distribution. The increase in earnings from operations year over year for the three month period was primarily due to the increase in revenues, partially offset by increases in sales and marketing expenses. For the nine month period, changes in product mix, including lower deliveries of our relatively higher margin, high-end thermal security cameras and increased research and development, sales and marketing expenses related to new products partially offset the increase in year over year revenue. The increase in backlog at September 30, 2014 compared to September 30, 2013 was primarily due to an increase in orders from international customers which often have longer delivery times.

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Detection
Detection operating results are as follows (in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
 
 
 
(as reclassified)
Revenue
$
24.2

 
$
22.9

 
$
59.5

 
$
68.1

Earnings from operations
4.2

 
4.1

 
5.5

 
10.5

Operating margin
17.2
%
 
17.9
%
 
9.3
%
 
15.5
%
Backlog, end of period
 
 
 
 
37

 
37


Revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 increased by 5.8 percent and decreased by 12.7 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods of 2013 . The increase in third quarter revenue in 2014 compared to 2013 was primarily due to the timing of deliveries on a major program. The decline in revenue for the first nine months of 2014 compared to 2013 was primarily due to $5.5 million of deliveries on a major program in the first quarter of 2013 and lower contract research and development revenues. The decline in earnings from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to the prior year was primarily due to the decrease in year over year revenues and $0.8 million of restructuring expenses recorded in 2014.


Liquidity and Capital Resources
At September 30, 2014 , we had a total of $565.4 million in cash and cash equivalents, of which $212.7 million was in the United States and $352.6 million was at our foreign subsidiaries, compared to cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2013 of $542.5 million , of which $221.0 million was in the United States and $321.5 million was at our foreign subsidiaries. The increase in cash and cash equivalents was primarily due to cash from operations, partially offset by $76.6 million spent for the repurchase of shares of our common stock, capital expenditures of $40.9 million , and dividend payments of $42.4 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2014 .
Cash provided by operating activities totaled $163.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 , which primarily consisted of net earnings, adjusted for non-cash charges for depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation, partially offset by net increases in working capital components.
Cash used by investing activities totaled $28.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 , consisting of capital expenditures in the ordinary course of business, offset by proceeds from the sale of certain tangible assets and intellectual property related to the design and manufacturing of non-thermal micro-optics.
Cash used by financing activities totaled $88.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 , which primarily consisted of the repurchase of shares of our common stock, payment of dividends and the quarterly term loan principal payment, partially offset by amounts provided by our stock compensation plans.
On February 8, 2011, we signed a Credit Agreement (“Credit Agreement”) with Bank of America, N.A., U.S. Bank National Association, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and other lenders. The Credit Agreement provides for a $200 million, five-year revolving line of credit. On April 5, 2013, the Credit Agreement was amended to extend the maturity of the revolving credit facility from February 8, 2016 to April 5, 2018 in addition to incorporating a $150 million term loan facility maturing April 5, 2019. We have the right, subject to certain conditions including approval of additional commitments by qualified lenders, to increase the line of credit by an additional $150 million until April 5, 2018. The Credit Agreement allows us and certain designated subsidiaries to borrow in US dollars, euros, Swedish Kronor, pound sterling and other agreed upon currencies. The Credit Agreement requires us to pay a commitment fee on the amount of unused credit at a rate, based on the Company’s leverage ratio, which ranges from 0.25 percent to 0.40 percent. The Credit Agreement contains two financial covenants that require the maintenance of certain leverage ratios with which we were in compliance at September 30, 2014 . The five-year revolving line of credit available under the Credit Agreement and the term loan facility are not secured by any of our assets.
As noted above, the Credit Agreement amendment of April 5, 2013 incorporates a $150 million term loan facility that matures on April 5, 2019 . On April 5, 2013 we drew down $150 million under the term loan facility. Interest is accrued at the one-month LIBOR rate plus the scheduled spread and paid monthly. By entering into interest rate swap agreements, we have effectively fixed the basis for calculating the interest rate on the term loan. The effective interest rate paid is equal to the fixed rate in the swap agreements plus the credit spread then in effect. At September 30, 2014 , the effective interest rate on the term loan was 2.49

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percent . Principal payments of $3.75 million are made in quarterly installments which commenced on June 30, 2013 and will continue through December 31, 2018 with the final maturity payment including any accrued interest due on April 5, 2019.
At September 30, 2014 , we had no amounts outstanding under our revolving credit facility pursuant to the Credit Agreement and the commitment fee on the amount of unused credit was 0.3 percent . We had $38.1 million of letters of credit outstanding at September 30, 2014 , which reduced the total available credit under the revolving credit facility.
On August 19, 2011, we issued $250 million aggregate principal amount of our 3.75 percent senior unsecured notes due September 1, 2016 (the "Notes"). The interest on the Notes is payable semiannually in arrears on March 1 and September 1. The proceeds from the Notes are being used for general corporate purposes, which may include working capital and capital expenditure needs, business acquisitions and repurchases of our common stock.
On February 6, 2013 , our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 25.0 million shares of our outstanding common stock. As of September 30, 2014 , there were approximately 16.7 million shares still remaining for repurchase under this authorization, which expires on February 6, 2015 .
United States income taxes have not been provided for on accumulated earnings of certain subsidiaries outside of the United States as we currently intend to reinvest the earnings in operations outside the United States indefinitely. Should we subsequently elect to repatriate such foreign earnings, we would need to accrue and pay United States income taxes, thereby reducing the amount of our cash.
We believe that our existing cash combined with the cash we expect 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. Except for approximately $40.0 million in building improvements to a facility we own, we do not have any significant capital commitments for the next twelve montthss nor are we aware of any significant events or conditions that are likely to have a material impact on our liquidity.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In March 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-05, "Parent's Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity or of an Investment in a Foreign Entity" ("ASU 2013-05") which addresses the accounting for the cumulative translation adjustment when a parent either sells a part or all of its investment in a foreign entity or no longer holds a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary or group of assets that is a nonprofit activity or a business within a foreign entity. ASU 2013-05 is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2014. Accordingly, the Company currently intends to adopt ASU 2013-05 on January 1, 2015, and does not expect the adoption of ASU 2013-05 to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers" ("ASU 2014-09") which establishes new guidance under which companies will recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 also provides for additional disclosure requirements. ASU 2014-09 is effective for the annual period, and interim periods within the annual period, beginning after December 15, 2016. Accordingly, the Company currently intends to adopt ASU 2014-09 on January 1, 2017, and is currently evaluating the impact that the adoption of ASU 2014-09 will have on its consolidated financial statements.
In June 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-12, "Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period" ("ASU 2014-12") which requires that a performance target that affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period be treated as a performance condition. ASU 2014-12 is effective for annual and interim periods within the annual period beginning after December 15, 2015. Accordingly, the Company currently intends to adopt ASU 2014-12 on January 1, 2016, and does not expect the adoption of ASU 2014-12 to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

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 fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 . As described in Note 1, Nature of Business and Significant Accounting Policies," of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 , the determination of fair value for stock-based compensation awards requires the use of management’s estimates and judgments.
Contractual Obligations
There were no material changes to our contractual obligations outside the ordinary course of our business during the quarter ended September 30, 2014 .

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Contingencies
See Note 15, "Contingencies," of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for a description of an ongoing lawsuit filed by Raytheon Company against FLIR Systems, Inc. and its subsidiary, FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc.


Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

As of September 30, 2014 , the Company has not experienced any changes in market risk exposure that would materially affect the quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risk presented in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 .


Item 4.
Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
As of September 30, 2014 , 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, as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e). 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 such 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 was no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the Company’s fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, such internal control over financial reporting.

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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 its business. See Note 15, “Contingencies,” of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information on the Company’s legal proceedings.


Item 1A.
Risk Factors

There has been no material change in the risk factors previously disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 .


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

During the three months ended September 30, 2014 , the Company repurchased the following shares of its common stock:
 
Period
Total Number
of Shares
Purchased (1)
 
Average
Price Paid
per Share
 
Total Number of
Shares Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced Plans or
Programs
 
Maximum Number of
Shares that May Yet Be
Purchased Under the
Plans or Programs (2)
August 1 to August 31, 2014
366,386

 
$
33.62