WILSONVILLE, OR — FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. Revenue was $358.1 million, up 8% compared to third quarter 2012 revenue of $332.2 million. Operating income in the third quarter decreased by 14% to $63.5 million and net income decreased 17% to $46.5 million. Third quarter earnings per diluted share were $0.32, compared to $0.37 during the third quarter a year ago. Cash provided by operations in the third quarter was $52.5 million, compared to $46.4 million in the third quarter of 2012.
The Company’s backlog of firm orders for delivery within the next twelve months was approximately $523 million as of September 30, 2013, a decrease of $5 million during the quarter and $42 million from a year ago. Backlog in the Government Systems division was $334 million, decreasing $5 million during the quarter and $58 million from the prior year. Backlog in the Commercial Systems division was $189 million, a decrease of $1 million during the quarter but an increase of $16 million over the prior year.
“Results for the third quarter were disappointing; however, with the exception of our OEM cores business, our Commercial Systems business grew mid-single digits with each of the major geographic regions showing growth for the first time in two years. We were also pleased with the performance of our recently acquired businesses, which delivered good growth and profitability for the quarter,” noted Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. “The weakness in order flow from U.S. Government-funded customers affected our book-and-ship business in the third quarter and, more importantly, the outlook for the fourth quarter. In addition to our strategic realignment plan, we have initiated changes to our cost structure to better operate under the assumption of a challenging domestic government procurement environment. We expect to see significant productivity and profitability gains from these actions in 2014 and beyond.”
Revenue and Earnings Outlook for 2013
Based on financial results for the first nine months of 2013 and the outlook for the remainder of the year, FLIR now expects 2013 revenue to be in the range of $1.45 billion to $1.5 billion and net income, excluding restructuring charges associated with business realignment and cost reduction initiatives as well as executive retirement charges, to be in the range of $1.38 to $1.43 per diluted share. These estimates compare with management’s prior outlook of revenue of $1.5 billion to $1.6 billion and net income of $1.56 to $1.66 per diluted share.