ROP
$290.36
Roper Industries
($6.45)
(2.17%)
Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018 6:55:00 AM
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Roper Industries Beats

Roper Industries (ROP) reported 3rd Quarter September 2018 earnings of $3.09 per share on revenue of $1.3 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $2.94 per share on revenue of $1.3 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $3.00 per share. Revenue grew 13.7% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $3.10 to $3.14 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.10 per share for the quarter ending December 31, 2018.

Roper Industries Inc designs, manufactures and distributes energy systems and controls, scientific and industrial imaging products and software, industrial technology products and radio frequency products and services.

Results
Reported Earnings
$3.09
Earnings Whisper
$3.00
Consensus Estimate
$2.94
Reported Revenue
$1.32 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.31 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Roper Technologies Announces Record Third Quarter Results

GAAP Revenue Increased 14%; Organic Revenue Increased 9%

Operating Cash Flow Increased 32% to $418 Million

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP), a leading diversified technology company, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Roper reports results – including revenue, gross margin, earnings before taxes, net income, and diluted earnings per share (“DEPS”) – on both a GAAP basis and an adjusted basis.

Third quarter GAAP and adjusted revenue were $1.32 billion, increasing 14% and 13%, respectively. GAAP gross margin expanded 110 basis points to 63.7% and adjusted gross margin expanded 80 basis points to 63.8%. EBITDA increased 16% to $473 million and EBITDA margin expanded 100 basis points to 35.8%.

GAAP and adjusted earnings before taxes grew 18% to $312 million and $411 million, respectively. GAAP DEPS was $2.37, a 29% increase, while adjusted DEPS was $3.09, a 31% increase. Operating cash flow increased 32% to $418 million. Free cash flow increased 34% to $404 million, representing 31% of revenue.

"Our businesses delivered another quarter of excellent results," said Neil Hunn, Roper's President and CEO. "Organic revenue grew 9%, with broad-based contributions across our software, network, and product businesses. Operating profit grew double-digits and margins expanded in each of our four reporting segments as our business leaders continued their nimble execution across our diverse niche markets."

"Cash performance in the quarter was outstanding with 34% free cash flow growth,” Mr. Hunn continued. “With a strong balance sheet and a pipeline of attractive acquisition opportunities, we are well positioned for continued capital deployment.”

2018 Guidance

Roper is raising its full year guidance. The Company now expects full year adjusted DEPS of $11.69 - $11.73, compared to previous guidance of $11.40 - $11.56.

For the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company expects adjusted DEPS of $3.10 - $3.14.

The Company’s guidance excludes the impact of future acquisitions or divestitures, and also excludes the impact of the pending Gatan divestiture.

Conference Call to be Held at 8:30 AM (ET) Today

A conference call to discuss these results has been scheduled for 8:30 AM ET on Friday, October 26, 2018. The call can be accessed via webcast or by dialing +1 888-378-4398 (US/Canada) or +1 323-701-0223, using confirmation code 707328. You can also use the following Click to Join link 5-10 minutes prior to start time to have the conference system call you and connect you to the event: Go to Click to Join. Webcast information and conference call materials will be made available in the Investors section of Roper’s website (www.ropertech.com) prior to the start of the call. The webcast can also be accessed directly by using the following URL https://event.webcast. Telephonic replays will be available for up to two weeks and can be accessed by using the following registration URL https://event.replay with access code 1928033.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company supplements its consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis with certain non-GAAP financial information to provide investors with greater insight, increase transparency and allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures are included in the accompanying financial schedules or tables. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations from these results should be carefully evaluated.

Table 1: Adjusted Revenue Reconciliation and Growth Detail ($M)

 Q3 2017 Q3 2018 V %
GAAP Revenue$1,160  $1,319  14%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue12  2 A 
Adjusted Revenue$1,171  $1,321  13%
      
      
Components of Adjusted Revenue Growth     
Organic    9%
Acquisitions    5%
Rounding    (1)%
Total Adjusted Revenue Growth    13%


Table 2: Adjusted Gross Margin Reconciliation ($M)

 Q3 2017 Q3 2018 V% / Bps
      
GAAP Revenue$1,160  $1,319  14%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue12  2 A 
Adjusted Revenue$1,171  $1,321  13%
      
GAAP Gross Profit$726  $840   
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue12  2 A 
Adjusted Gross Profit$738  $842  14%
      
GAAP Gross Margin62.6% 63.7% +110 bps 
Adjusted Gross Margin63.0% 63.8% +80 bps 


Table 3: Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation ($M)

 Q3 2017 Q3 2018 V% / Bps
GAAP Revenue$1,160  $1,319  14%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue12  2 A 
Adjusted Revenue$1,171  $1,321  13%
      
GAAP Net Earnings190  248   
Taxes74  64   
Interest Expense46  48   
Depreciation12  12   
Amortization74  83   
EBITDA$397  $455  15%
      
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue12  2 A 
Purchase accounting adjustment for commission expense(1)    
Debt extinguishment charge B  16   
Adjusted EBITDA$407  $473  16%
% of Adjusted Revenue34.8% 35.8% +100 bps 


Table 4: Adjusted Earnings Before Taxes Reconciliation ($M)

 Q3 2017 Q3 2018 V %
GAAP Earnings Before Taxes$265  $312  18%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue12  2 A 
Purchase accounting adjustment for commission expense(1)    
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets C73  82   
Debt extinguishment charge B  16   
Adjusted Earnings Before Taxes$348  $411  18%


Table 5: Adjusted DEPS Reconciliation
D

 Q3 2017 Q3 2018 V %
GAAP DEPS$1.84  $2.37  29%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue0.07  0.02  A 
Purchase accounting adjustment for commission expense(0.01)    
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets C0.46  0.62   
Measurement period adjustment to 2017 provisional income tax amounts resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act E  (0.03)  
Debt extinguishment charge B  0.12   
Rounding  (0.01)  
Adjusted DEPS$2.36  $3.09  31%


Table 6: Free Cash Flow Reconciliation ($M)

 Q3 2017 Q3 2018 V %
Operating Cash Flow$316  $418  32%
Capital Expenditures(11) (11)  
Capitalized Software Expenditures(2) (3)  
Free Cash Flow$302  $404  34%


Table 7: Forecasted Adjusted DEPS Reconciliation
D

 Q4 2018 Full Year 2018
 Low End High End Low End High End
GAAP DEPS$2.48  $2.52  $9.06  $9.10 
Purchase accounting adjustments to acquired deferred revenue and commissions F0.01  0.01  0.06  0.06 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets C0.61  0.61  2.37  2.37 
Debt extinguishment charge B    0.12  0.12 
Recognition of deferred tax expense due to held-for-sale classification of Gatan G    0.10  0.10 
Measurement period adjustment to 2017 provisional income tax amounts resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act E    (0.02) (0.02)
Adjustments to 2017 provisional income tax amounts resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act TBD   TBD   TBD   TBD 
        
Adjusted DEPS$3.10  $3.14  $11.69  $11.73 

A.  Acquisition-related fair value adjustment to deferred revenue related to the acquisitions of Onvia and PowerPlan ($2M pretax, $2M after-tax). 

B.  Debt extinguishment charge ($16M pretax, $13M after-tax) related to the early redemption of 2019 Senior Notes.

C.  Actual results and forecast of estimated amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets ($M, except per share data); for comparison purposes, prior period amounts are also shown below. Tax rate of 35% applied to amortization in 2017, and tax rate of 21% applied to amortization in 2018.

 Q3 2017A Q3 2018A Q4 2018E FY 2018E
Pretax$73 $82 $81 $314
After-tax$48 $65 $64 $248
Per share$0.46 $0.62 $0.61 $2.37

D.  All 2017 adjustments taxed at 35%, all 2018 adjustments taxed at 21%.

E.  Measurement period adjustment of $3 million for Q3 2018 and $2 million for the full year 2018 to 2017 provisional income tax amounts resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

F.  Forecasted acquisition-related fair value adjustments to acquired deferred revenue and commissions of Onvia and PowerPlan, as shown below ($M, except per share data).

 Q4 2018E FY 2018E
Pretax$1 $7
After-tax$1 $6
Per Share$0.01 $0.06

G.  Recognition of $10 million deferred tax expense due to held-for-sale classification of Gatan.

 

Note: Numbers may not foot due to rounding.

 

About Roper Technologies

Roper Technologies is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper operates businesses that design and develop software (both license and software-as-a-service) and engineered products and solutions for a variety of niche end markets. Additional information about Roper is available on the Company’s website at www.ropertech.com.

The information provided in this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements may include, among others, statements regarding operating results, the success of our internal operating plans, and the prospects for newly acquired businesses to be integrated and contribute to future growth, profit and cash flow expectations.  Forward-looking statements may be indicated by words or phrases such as "anticipate," "estimate," "plans," "expects," "projects," "should," "will," "believes," "intends" and similar words and phrases. These statements reflect management's current beliefs and are not guarantees of future performance. They involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Such risks and uncertainties include our ability to identify and complete acquisitions consistent with our business strategies, integrate acquisitions that have been completed, realize expected benefits and synergies from, and manage other risks associated with, the newly acquired businesses. We also face other general risks, including our ability to realize cost savings from our operating initiatives, general economic conditions and the conditions of the specific markets in which we operate, changes in foreign exchange rates, difficulties associated with exports, risks associated with our international operations, increased product liability and insurance costs, increased warranty exposure, future competition, changes in the supply of, or price for, parts and components, environmental compliance costs and liabilities, risks and cost associated with asbestos related litigation, potential write-offs of our substantial intangible assets, and risks associated with obtaining governmental approvals and maintaining regulatory compliance for new and existing products. Important risks may be discussed in current and subsequent filings with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events.

 

Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) 
(Amounts in millions) 
 
 September 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
ASSETS:   
    
Cash and cash equivalents$363.4  $671.3 
Accounts receivable, net 671.7   641.7 
Inventories, net 212.2   204.9 
Income taxes receivable 48.8   24.4 
Unbilled receivables 176.1   143.6 
Other current assets 83.3   73.5 
Current assets held for sale 52.5    
Total current assets 1,608.0   1,759.4 
    
Property, plant and equipment, net 130.2   142.5 
Goodwill 9,401.3   8,820.3 
Other intangible assets, net 3,887.0   3,475.2 
Deferred taxes 27.4   30.7 
Other assets 102.0   88.3 
Assets held for sale 89.2    
    
Total assets$15,245.1  $14,316.4 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:   
    
Accounts payable$163.7  $171.1 
Accrued compensation 203.3   198.0 
Deferred revenue 613.8   566.4 
Other accrued liabilities 259.7   266.6 
Income taxes payable 45.0   26.4 
Current portion of long-term debt, net 801.6   800.9 
Current liabilities held for sale 32.2    
Total current liabilities 2,119.3   2,029.4 
    
Long-term debt, net of current portion 4,414.3   4,354.6 
Deferred taxes 958.2   829.6 
Other liabilities 196.8   239.2 
Liabilities held for sale 1.6    
Total liabilities 7,690.2   7,452.8 
    
Common stock 1.1   1.0 
Additional paid-in capital 1,733.6   1,602.9 
Retained earnings 6,038.4   5,464.6 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (199.6)  (186.2)
Treasury stock (18.6)  (18.7)
Total stockholders' equity 7,554.9   6,863.6 
    
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$15,245.1  $14,316.4 
 

 

Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries     
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (unaudited) 
(Amounts in millions, except per share data) 
 
  Three months ended September 30, Nine months ended September 30,
  2018
 2017  2018
 2017
Net revenues $1,318.7  $1,159.9  $3,814.9  $3,380.9
Cost of sales  478.7   433.5   1,408.5   1,281.2
Gross profit  840.0   726.4   2,406.4   2,099.7
        
Selling, general and administrative expenses  462.5   415.6   1,374.4   1,236.4
Income from operations  377.5   310.8   1,032.0   863.3
        
Interest expense, net  48.4   45.5   134.8   137.2
Loss on debt extinguishment  15.9      15.9   
Other income/(expense), net  (1.6)  (0.7)  (1.0)  5.2
        
Earnings before income taxes  311.6   264.6   880.3   731.3
        
Income taxes  64.0   74.3   193.0   203.4
                
Net earnings $247.6  $190.3  $687.3  $527.9
               
Net earnings per share:       
Basic $2.39  $1.86  $6.66  $5.17
Diluted $2.37  $1.84  $6.58  $5.11
        
Weighted average common shares outstanding:       
Basic  103.4   102.3   103.2   102.1
Diluted  104.6   103.7   104.4   103.4
        

 

Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries            
Selected Segment Financial Data (unaudited) 
(Amounts in millions and percents of net revenues) 
 
 
 Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2018
 2017
 2018
 2017
 Amount % Amount % Amount % Amount %
Net revenues:               
RF Technology$560.4   $480.6   $1,579.4   $1,370.7  
Medical & Scientific Imaging 380.0    343.6    1,120.0    1,042.6  
Industrial Technology 229.5    200.4    677.2    576.7  
Energy Systems & Controls 148.8    135.3    438.3    390.9  
Total$1,318.7   $1,159.9   $3,814.9   $3,380.9  
                
                
Gross profit:               
RF Technology$363.5 64.9% $298.9 62.2% $1,009.6 63.9% $830.1 60.6%
Medical & Scientific Imaging 273.2 71.9%  247.1 71.9%  799.8 71.4%  753.1 72.2%
Industrial Technology 117.0 51.0%  102.1 50.9%  344.4 50.9%  293.4 50.9%
Energy Systems & Controls 86.3 58.0%  78.3 57.9%  252.6 57.6%  223.1 57.1%
Total$840.0 63.7% $726.4 62.6% $2,406.4 63.1% $2,099.7 62.1%
                
                
Operating profit*:               
RF Technology$165.6 29.6% $134.2 27.9% $443.5 28.1% $342.7 25.0%
Medical & Scientific Imaging 132.8 34.9%  115.5 33.6%  379.1 33.8%  356.6 34.2%
Industrial Technology 74.2 32.3%  62.2 31.0%  214.0 31.6%  174.1 30.2%
Energy Systems & Controls 46.3 31.1%  36.4 26.9%  123.4 28.2%  99.5 25.5%
Total$418.9 31.8% $348.3 30.0% $1,160.0 30.4% $972.9 28.8%
                
 
*Segment operating profit is before unallocated corporate general and administrative expenses. These expenses were $41.4 and $37.5 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $128.0 and $109.6 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
 

 

Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)    
(Amounts in millions)    
     
  Nine months ended September 30,
  2018
 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net earnings $687.3  $527.9 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash flows from operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment  37.3   36.8 
Amortization of intangible assets  235.6   221.5 
Amortization of deferred financing costs  4.6   5.4 
Non-cash stock compensation  81.1   67.6 
Loss on debt extinguishment  15.9    
Gain on sale of assets     (9.4)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired businesses:    
  Accounts receivable  (30.1)  30.1 
  Unbilled receivables  (20.1)  (27.2)
  Inventories  (30.4)  (19.6)
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  17.6   48.3 
  Deferred revenue  32.4   50.6 
  Income taxes  (59.3)  (48.4)
Other, net  (5.9)  (17.9)
  Cash provided by operating activities  966.0   865.7 
     
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired  (1,188.3)  (88.1)
Capital expenditures  (34.2)  (35.9)
Capitalized software expenditures  (7.2)  (8.0)
Proceeds from sale of assets     10.6 
Other, net  (0.7)  (6.9)
  Cash used in investing activities  (1,230.4)  (128.3)
     
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Proceeds from senior notes  1,500.0    
Payment of senior notes  (500.0)   
Payments under revolving line of credit, net  (930.0)  (880.0)
Debt issuance costs  (12.8)   
Redemption premium for debt extinguishment  (15.5)   
Cash dividends to stockholders  (126.7)  (106.5)
Proceeds from stock-based compensation, net  46.6   32.9 
Treasury stock sales  4.1   3.2 
Other  (6.5)  0.2 
  Cash used in financing activities  (40.8)  (950.2)
     
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash  (2.7)  61.2 
     
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  (307.9)  (151.6)
     
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  671.3   757.2 
     
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $363.4  $605.6 
 


Contact Information:

Investor Relations
941-556-2601
investor-relations@ropertech.com

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