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Roper Technologies Announces Third Quarter Results

GAAP Revenue Increased 23%; Adjusted Revenue Increased 24%

Raising Full Year Adjusted DEPS Guidance

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

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

Third quarter GAAP revenue increased 23% to $1.16 billion and adjusted revenue grew 24% to $1.17 billion. GAAP gross margin expanded 140 basis points to 62.6% and adjusted gross margin expanded 170 basis points to 63.0%.

GAAP DEPS was $1.84, a 13% increase, while adjusted DEPS was $2.36, a 20% increase. Adjusted EBITDA grew 24% to $407 million and adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 20 basis points to 34.8%.

“Our businesses performed exceptionally well in the third quarter as our asset-light, niche market strategy continues to produce excellent results,” said Brian Jellison, Roper’s Chairman, President and CEO. “We delivered 24% growth in both adjusted revenue and adjusted EBITDA with 5% organic revenue growth and great operating leverage. Our software and network businesses, including Deltek and ConstructConnect, continued to perform well. We also benefited from broad-based growth and strong margin performance in our product businesses.”

“Our cash performance has helped us to reduce debt by $880 million year to date, demonstrating our ability to quickly de-lever after acquisitions. We see continuing broad-based strength across the enterprise that will drive additional growth in the fourth quarter and position us well for a record 2018,” concluded Mr. Jellison.

2017 Guidance Update

Roper is raising its full year 2017 guidance and now expects adjusted DEPS of $9.27 - $9.33, compared to previous guidance of $9.12 - $9.30.

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company expects adjusted DEPS to be between $2.56 and $2.62.

The Company’s guidance excludes the impact of future acquisitions or divestitures.

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 Monday, October 30, 2017. The call can be accessed via webcast or by dialing +1 800-231-9012 (US/Canada) or +1 719-325-2168, using confirmation code 7559336. 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 7559336.

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 2016 V %
GAAP Revenue$ 1,160 $ 945 23%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenueA,B 12 A 2 B
Rounding (1) -
Adjusted Revenue$ 1,171 $ 947 24%
Components of Adjusted Revenue Growth
Organic 5%
Acquisitions/Divestitures 19%
Foreign Exchange 1%
Rounding (1)%
Total Adjusted Revenue Growth 24%

Table 2: Adjusted DEPS Reconciliation

Q3 2017 Q3 2016 V %
GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share (DEPS)$ 1.84 $ 1.63 13%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenueA,B 0.07 A 0.01 B
Purchase accounting adjustment for commission expenseC (0.01) -
Amortization of Acquisition-related intangible assetsD 0.46 0.31
Debt Extinguishment ChargeE - 0.01
Adjusted DEPS$ 2.36 $ 1.96 20%

Table 3: Adjusted Gross Margin Reconciliation ($M)

Q3 2017 Q3 2016 V Bps
GAAP Revenue$ 1,160 $ 945
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenueA,B 12 A 2 B
Rounding (1) -
Adjusted Revenue$ 1,171 $ 947
GAAP Gross Profit$ 726 $ 578
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenueA,B 12 A 2 B
Rounding - 1
Adjusted Gross Profit$ 738 $ 581
GAAP Gross Margin 62.6% 61.2% +140 bps
Adjusted Gross Margin 63.0% 61.3% +170 bps

Table 4: Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation ($M)

Q3 2017 Q3 2016 V% / Bps
GAAP Revenue$ 1,160 $ 945
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenueA,B 12 A 2 B
Rounding (1) -
Adjusted Revenue$ 1,171 $ 947
GAAP Net Earnings$ 190 $ 167
Taxes 74 73
Interest expense 46 27
Depreciation 12 9
Amortization 74 49
Rounding 1 -
EBITDA$ 397 $ 325
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenueA,B 12 A 2 B
Purchase accounting adjustment for commission expenseC (1) -
Debt Extinguishment ChargeE - 1
Rounding (1) -
Adjusted EBITDA$ 407 $ 328 24%
% of Adjusted Revenue 34.8% 34.6% +20bps

Table 5: Forecasted Adjusted DEPS Reconciliation

Q4 2017 Full Year 2017
Low End High End Low End High End
GAAP DEPS$ 2.07 $ 2.13 $ 7.17 $ 7.23
Purchase accounting adjustments to acquired deferred revenue and commissionsF 0.04 0.04 0.32 0.32
Amortization of acquisition-related
intangible assetsD
0.45 0.45 1.83 1.83
Gain on sale of divested Energy product lineG - - (0.06) (0.06)
Impairment charge on minority investmentH - - 0.01 0.01
Adjusted DEPS$ 2.56 $ 2.62 $ 9.27 $ 9.33

A Acquisition-related fair value adjustments to deferred revenue related to the acquisitions of ConstructConnect ($1.4M pretax, $0.9M after-tax), and Deltek ($10.2M pretax, $6.6M after-tax).

B Acquisition-related fair value adjustments to deferred revenue related to the acquisitions of On Center Software ($0.1M pretax, $0.1M after-tax), Aderant ($1.8M pretax, $1.2M after-tax), Atlas Medical ($0.1M pretax, $0.1M after-tax) and CliniSys ($0.2M pretax, $0.1M after-tax).

C Purchase Accounting Adjustment for Commission Expense related to the acquisition of Deltek ($1.2M pretax, $0.8M after-tax).

D Actual results and forecast of estimated amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets ($M); for comparison purposes, prior period amounts are also shown below. Tax Rate of 35% applied to amortization in all periods.

Q3 2016A Q4 2016A FY 2016A

Q3 2017A
Q4 2017E FY 2017E
Pretax$ 49 $ 54 $ 201 $ 73 $ 73 $ 292
After-tax$ 32 $ 35 $ 131 $ 48 $ 47 $ 190
Per share$ 0.31 $ 0.34 $ 1.27 $ 0.46 $ 0.45 $ 1.83

E Debt Extinguishment Charge ($0.9M pretax, $0.6M after-tax).

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

Q4 2017E FY 2017E
Pretax$ 6 $ 51
After-tax$ 4 $ 33
Per Share$ 0.04 $ 0.32

G Gain on sale of divested Energy product line ($9.4M pretax, $6.1M after-tax).

H Impairment charge on minority investment ($1.8M pretax, $1.1M after-tax).

About Roper Technologies

Roper Technologies is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper designs and develops software (both software-as-a-service and licensed), and engineered products and solutions for healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education and other niche markets worldwide. 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 thousands)
September 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents$605,616 $757,200
Accounts receivable, net 603,874 619,854
Inventories, net 209,306 181,952
Unbilled receivables 157,852 129,965
Other current assets 115,408 87,530
Total current assets 1,692,056 1,776,501
Property, plant and equipment, net 141,279 141,318
Goodwill 8,793,956 8,647,142
Other intangible assets, net 3,502,687 3,655,843
Deferred taxes 32,459 30,620
Other assets 84,236 73,503
Total assets$14,246,673 $14,324,927
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
Accounts payable$163,719 $152,067
Accrued compensation 168,931 161,730
Deferred revenue 534,562 488,399
Other accrued liabilities 261,457 219,339
Income taxes payable 46,575 22,762
Current portion of long-term debt, net 401,534 400,975
Total current liabilities 1,576,778 1,445,272
Long-term debt, net of current portion 4,932,721 5,808,561
Deferred taxes 1,163,371 1,178,205
Other liabilities 114,819 104,024
Total liabilities 7,787,689 8,536,062
Common stock 1,043 1,036
Additional paid-in capital 1,591,039 1,489,067
Retained earnings 5,062,926 4,642,402
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (177,277) (324,739)
Treasury stock (18,747) (18,901)
Total stockholders' equity 6,458,984 5,788,865
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$14,246,673 $14,324,927


Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Net revenues $1,159,912 $945,144 $3,380,888 $2,779,125
Cost of sales 433,492 366,651 1,281,204 1,073,593
Gross profit 726,420 578,493 2,099,684 1,705,532
Selling, general and administrative expenses 415,673 311,103 1,236,423 940,073
Income from operations 310,747 267,390 863,261 765,459
Interest expense, net 45,523 26,800 137,201 81,076
Other income/(expense), net (659) (534) 5,263 (1,997)
Earnings before income taxes 264,565 240,056 731,323 682,386
Income taxes 74,292 72,977 203,423 205,822
Net earnings $190,273 $167,079 $527,900 $476,564
Net earnings per share:
Basic $1.86 $1.65 $5.17 $4.71
Diluted 1.84 1.63 5.11 4.65
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 102,303 101,372 102,091 101,231
Diluted 103,680 102,522 103,397 102,424


Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Selected Segment Financial Data (unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands and percents of net sales)
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Amount % Amount % Amount % Amount %
Net revenues:
RF Technology$480,572 $303,565 $1,370,688 $872,536
Medical & Scientific Imaging 343,639 338,027 1,042,638 1,010,826
Industrial Technology 200,442 178,317 576,713 528,179
Energy Systems & Controls 135,259 125,235 390,849 367,584
Total$1,159,912 $945,144 $3,380,888 $2,779,125
Gross profit:
RF Technology$298,883 62.2% $169,123 55.7% $830,096 60.6% $492,493 56.4%
Medical & Scientific Imaging 247,138 71.9% 247,432 73.2% 753,096 72.2% 740,725 73.3%
Industrial Technology 102,092 50.9% 90,950 51.0% 293,410 50.9% 266,679 50.5%
Energy Systems & Controls 78,307 57.9% 70,988 56.7% 223,082 57.1% 205,635 55.9%
Total$726,420 62.6% $578,493 61.2% $2,099,684 62.1% $1,705,532 61.4%
Operating profit*:
RF Technology$134,148 27.9% $94,785 31.2% $342,690 25.0% $272,905 31.3%
Medical & Scientific Imaging 115,506 33.6% 118,979 35.2% 356,614 34.2% 347,706 34.4%
Industrial Technology 62,255 31.1% 52,800 29.6% 174,117 30.2% 150,850 28.6%
Energy Systems & Controls 36,351 26.9% 31,777 25.4% 99,454 25.4% 83,728 22.8%
Total$348,260 30.0% $298,341 31.6% $972,875 28.8% $855,189 30.8%
Net Orders:
RF Technology$475,003 $300,303 $1,404,768 $899,659
Medical & Scientific Imaging 351,455 332,624 1,054,254 1,014,910
Industrial Technology 210,110 173,757 607,081 528,629
Energy Systems & Controls 134,197 121,818 390,434 368,292
Total$1,170,765 $928,502 $3,456,537 $2,811,490
*Segment operating profit is before unallocated corporate general and administrative expenses. These expenses were $37,513 and $30,951 for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $109,614 and $89,730 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.


Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)
Nine months ended September 30,
2017 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net earnings $527,900 $476,564
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash flows from operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment 36,776 27,954
Amortization of intangible assets 221,518 149,149
Amortization of deferred financing costs 5,463 4,080
Non-cash stock compensation 67,598 60,480
Gain on sale of assets (9,393)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired businesses:
Accounts receivable 30,074 (1,660)
Unbilled receivables (27,186) 3,684
Inventories (19,577) (5,916)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 48,276 17,273
Deferred revenue 50,554 19,692
Income taxes (48,370) (52,728)
Other, net (17,900) (5,199)
Cash provided by operating activities 865,733 693,373
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (88,070) (277,587)
Capital expenditures (35,898) (26,933)
Capitalized software expenditures (8,043) (1,528)
Proceeds from sale of assets 10,614 866
Other, net (6,932) 1,564
Cash used in investing activities (128,329) (303,618)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Payments under revolving line of credit, net (880,000) (180,000)
Principal payments on convertible notes (4,010)
Cash premiums paid on convertible note conversions (13,308)
Cash dividends to stockholders (106,480) (90,632)
Proceeds from stock based compensation, net 32,932 13,895
Treasury stock sales 3,194 2,576
Other 179 (7,816)
Cash used in financing activities (950,175) (279,295)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash 61,187 (6,701)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents (151,584) 103,759
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 757,200 778,511
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $605,616 $882,270


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

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