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Roper Technologies Announces Record 2019 Financial Results

Company Release - 1/30/2020 6:55 AM ET

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP), a leading diversified technology company, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019.

Fourth Quarter 2019

Fourth quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share (“DEPS”) was $8.28, a 237% increase, while adjusted DEPS was $3.39, a 5% increase. GAAP results include a pretax gain of $801 million associated with the divestiture of Gatan.

GAAP revenue increased to $1.39 billion and adjusted revenue increased 2% to $1.40 billion. Organic revenue increased 1%. GAAP and adjusted gross margin both expanded 60 basis points to 64.0% and 64.1%, respectively.

EBITDA increased 4% to $518 million and EBITDA margin expanded 100 basis points to 37.0%. Operating cash flow was a record $466 million while free cash flow was $453 million, representing 32% of adjusted revenue.

Full Year 2019

Full year GAAP DEPS was $16.82, an 86% increase, while adjusted DEPS was $13.05, a 10% increase.

EBITDA increased 7% to $1.93 billion and EBITDA margin expanded 110 basis points to 35.8%. GAAP operating cash flow was $1.46 billion and adjusted operating cash flow increased 5% to $1.50 billion. Adjusted free cash flow also increased 5% to $1.44 billion, representing 27% of adjusted revenue.

“It was another excellent year for Roper,” said Neil Hunn, Roper's President and CEO. “Operationally, our teams executed at a very high level while continuing to innovate and invest for long term, sustained growth. In addition, we meaningfully enhanced our portfolio through $2.4 billion of acquisitions, led by iPipeline and Foundry, and the divestitures of our Gatan and Scientific Imaging businesses. As a result, we exit 2019 in a stronger position to continue compounding cash flow and shareholder returns.”

2020 Outlook and Guidance

“Roper is well positioned for a strong 2020, driven by continued organic growth across our portfolio of software and product businesses, TransCore’s significant New York City project, and contributions from our recent acquisitions,” said Mr. Hunn. “Aided by the proceeds from the Gatan divestiture, we enter the new year with significant financial capacity to execute against our large and active pipeline of high-quality acquisition opportunities."

Roper expects full year adjusted DEPS of $13.30 - $13.60 with first quarter adjusted DEPS of $2.94 - $3.00. The Company expects full year organic revenue growth of +6 - 7%.

The Company’s guidance excludes the impact of unannounced 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 Thursday, January 30, 2020.  The call can be accessed via webcast or by dialing +1 888-254-3590 (US/Canada) or +1 929-477-0402, using confirmation code 5500399.  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 5500399.

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, Gross Profit and EBITDA Reconciliation ($M)
            
 Q4 2018 Q4 2019 V % FY 2018 FY 2019 V %
Adjusted Revenue Reconciliation           
GAAP Revenue$1,376  $1,395  1% $5,191  $5,367  3%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue1  5  A  8  11  A 
Adjusted Revenue$1,378  $1,400  2% $5,199  $5,377  3%
            
Components of Adjusted Revenue Growth          
Organic    1%     3%
Acquisitions/Divestitures    1%     1%
Foreign Exchange    —%     (1)%
Total Adjusted Revenue Growth    2%     3%
            
Adjusted Gross Profit Reconciliation          
GAAP Gross Profit$873  $893    $3,280  $3,427   
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue1  5  A  8  11  A 
Adjusted Gross Profit$874  $898  3% $3,287  $3,438  5%
            
GAAP Gross Margin63.4% 64.0% +60 bps 63.2% 63.9% +70 bps
Adjusted Gross Margin63.5% 64.1% +60 bps 63.2% 63.9% +70 bps
            
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation           
GAAP Net Earnings$257  $871    $944  $1,768   
Taxes61  277    254  460   
Interest Expense47  49    182  187   
Depreciation12  13    50  49   
Amortization82  104    318  367   
EBITDA$460  $1,314  186% $1,748  $2,830  62%
            
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue1  5  A  8  11  A 
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions and divestiture B        6   
One-time expense for accelerated vesting35      35     
Gain on sale of Gatan and Scientific Imaging businesses C  (801)     (921)  
Debt extinguishment charge      16     
Adjusted EBITDA$496  $518  4% $1,806  $1,925  7%
% of Adjusted Revenue36.0% 37.0% +100 bps 34.7% 35.8% +110 bps


Table 2: Adjusted Net Earnings Reconciliation ($M) D
            
 Q4 2018 Q4 2019 V % FY 2018 FY 2019 V %
GAAP Net Earnings$257  $871  239% $944  $1,768  87%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue1  4  A  6  8  A 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets E64  81    248  288   
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions and divestiture B        5   
One-time expense for accelerated vesting28      28     
Gain on sale of Gatan and Scientific Imaging businesses C  (600)     (687)  
Debt extinguishment charge      13     
Deferred tax expense adjustments due to held-for-sale classification of Gatan and Scientific Imaging businesses(2)     8  (10) F 
Measurement period adjustment to 2017 provisional income tax amounts resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act(12)     (14)    
Adjusted Net Earnings$336  $356  6% $1,233  $1,371  11%
            
            
Table 3: Adjusted DEPS Reconciliation D
            
 Q4 2018 Q4 2019 V % FY 2018 FY 2019 V %
GAAP DEPS$2.46  $8.28  237% $9.05  $16.82  86%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue0.01  0.04  A  0.06  0.08  A 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets E0.61  0.77    2.38  2.74   
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions and divestiture B        0.04   
One-time expense for accelerated vesting0.26      0.26     
Gain on sale of Gatan and Scientific Imaging businesses C  (5.70)     (6.54)  
Debt extinguishment charge      0.12     
Deferred tax expense adjustments due to held-for-sale classification of Gatan and Scientific Imaging businesses(0.02)     0.08  (0.10) F 
Measurement period adjustment to 2017 provisional income tax amounts resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act(0.11)     (0.14)    
Rounding0.01        0.01   
Adjusted DEPS$3.22  $3.39  5% $11.81  $13.05  10%


Table 4: Adjusted Cash Flow Reconciliation ($M)
            
 Q4 2018 Q4 2019 V % FY 2018 FY 2019 V %
Operating Cash Flow$464  $466  % $1,430  $1,462  2%
Add: Cash taxes paid on sale of Scientific Imaging businesses        39   
Adjusted Operating Cash Flow464  466  % 1,430  1,501  5%
Capital Expenditures(15) (10)   (49) (53)  
Capitalized Software Expenditures(2) (2)   (10) (10)  
Adjusted Free Cash Flow$447  $453  1% $1,371  $1,438  5%


Table 5: Forecasted Adjusted DEPS Reconciliation D    
      
 Q1 2020 FY 2020
 Low End High End Low End High End
GAAP DEPS$2.16  $2.22  $10.28  $10.58 
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue A0.02  0.02  0.03  0.03 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets E0.76  0.76  2.99  2.99 
Adjusted DEPS$2.94  $3.00  $13.30  $13.60 


A. 2019 acquisition-related fair value adjustments to deferred revenue related to the acquisitions of PowerPlan, Foundry, and iPipeline as shown below. Forecasted acquisition-related fair value adjustments to acquired deferred revenue of Foundry and iPipeline as shown below ($M, except per share data).
                
   Q4 2019A FY 2019A  Q1 2020E FY 2020E     
  Pretax$5  $11   $2  $4      
  After-tax$4  $8   $2  $3      
  Per Share$0.04  $0.08   $0.02  $0.03      
                
B. Transaction-related expenses for the Foundry, iPipeline and ComputerEase acquisitions, and the Gatan divestiture ($6M pretax, $5M after-tax).
                
C. Gain on sale of Gatan business ($801M pretax, $600M after-tax); Gain on sale of Scientific Imaging businesses ($120M pretax, $87M after-tax).
                
D. All 2018 and 2019 adjustments taxed at 21%, except for the gain on sale of the Scientific Imaging businesses and the Gatan business, which were taxed at 27% and 25%, respectively.
                
E. 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 21% applied to amortization.
                
   Q4 2018A FY 2018A  Q4 2019A FY 2019A  Q1 2020E FY 2020E
  Pretax$81  $314   $103  $364   $101  $400 
  After-tax$64  $248   $81  $288   $80  $316 
  Per share$0.61  $2.38   $0.77  $2.74   $0.76  $2.99 
                
F. Adjustment to previously recognized deferred tax expense related to new deal structure for divestiture of Gatan ($10M).
                
  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 conditionsand 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, cybersecurity and data privacy risks, 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)   
    
 December 31,
2019
 December 31,
2018
ASSETS:   
    
Cash and cash equivalents$709.7  $364.4 
Accounts receivable, net791.6  700.8 
Inventories, net198.6  190.8 
Income taxes receivable18.5  21.7 
Unbilled receivables183.5  169.4 
Other current assets97.6  80.0 
Current assets held for sale  83.6 
Total current assets1,999.5  1,610.7 
    
Property, plant and equipment, net139.9  128.7 
Goodwill10,815.4  9,346.8 
Other intangible assets, net4,667.7  3,842.1 
Deferred taxes95.6  52.2 
Other assets390.8  101.1 
Assets held for sale  167.9 
    
Total assets$18,108.9  $15,249.5 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:   
    
Accounts payable$162.0  $165.3 
Accrued compensation240.1  248.3 
Deferred revenue831.8  677.9 
Other accrued liabilities346.2  258.0 
Income taxes payable215.1  58.3 
Current portion of long-term debt, net602.2  1.5 
Current liabilities held for sale  38.9 
Total current liabilities2,397.4  1,448.2 
    
Long-term debt, net of current portion4,673.1  4,940.2 
Deferred taxes1,108.1  931.1 
Other liabilities438.4  191.5 
Total liabilities8,617.0  7,511.0 
    
Common stock1.1  1.1 
Additional paid-in capital1,903.9  1,751.5 
Retained earnings7,818.0  6,247.7 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(212.8) (243.3)
Treasury stock(18.3) (18.5)
Total stockholders' equity9,491.9  7,738.5 
    
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$18,108.9  $15,249.5 
        


Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (unaudited)
(Amounts in millions, except per share data)
         
  Three months ended
December 31,
 Twelve months ended
December 31,
  2019 2018 2019 2018
Net revenues $1,394.8  $1,376.3  $5,366.8  $5,191.2 
Cost of sales 501.9  503.2  1,939.7  1,911.7 
Gross profit 892.9  873.1  3,427.1  3,279.5 
         
Selling, general and administrative expenses 494.5  508.7  1,928.7  1,883.1 
Income from operations 398.4  364.4  1,498.4  1,396.4 
         
Interest expense, net 49.0  47.3  186.6  182.1 
Loss on debt extinguishment       15.9 
Other income/(expense), net (2.5) 1.0  (5.1)  
Gain on disposal of businesses 801.1    920.7   
         
Earnings before income taxes 1,148.0  318.1  2,227.4  1,198.4 
         
Income taxes 276.9  61.0  459.5  254.0 
         
Net earnings $871.1  $257.1  $1,767.9  $944.4 
         
Earnings per share:        
Basic $8.37  $2.49  $17.02  $9.15 
Diluted $8.28  $2.46  $16.82  $9.05 
         
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:        
Basic 104.1  103.4  103.9  103.2 
Diluted 105.2  104.5  105.1  104.4 
             


Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Selected Segment Financial Data (unaudited)
(Amounts in millions; percentages of net revenues)
                
                
 Three months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
 Amount % Amount % Amount % Amount %
Net revenues:               
Application Software$410.8    $392.3    $1,588.0    $1,452.7   
Network Software & Systems425.8    355.5    1,529.5    1,345.2   
Measurement & Analytical Solutions387.9    446.2    1,596.4    1,705.6   
Process Technologies170.3    182.3    652.9    687.7   
Total$1,394.8    $1,376.3    $5,366.8    $5,191.2   
                
                
Gross profit:               
Application Software$273.2  66.5% $259.3  66.1% $1,064.7  67.0% $971.8  66.9%
Network Software & Systems294.4  69.1% 244.2  68.7% 1,058.0  69.2% 919.0  68.3%
Measurement & Analytical Solutions227.1  58.5% 263.4  59.0% 933.2  58.5% 1,000.5  58.7%
Process Technologies98.2  57.7% 106.2  58.3% 371.2  56.9% 388.2  56.4%
Total$892.9  64.0% $873.1  63.4% $3,427.1  63.9% $3,279.5  63.2%
                
                
Operating profit*:               
Application Software$105.5  25.7% $92.4  23.6% $405.4  25.5% $358.0  24.6%
Network Software & Systems146.5  34.4% 134.7  37.9% 538.5  35.2% 484.4  36.0%
Measurement & Analytical Solutions125.7  32.4% 144.1  32.3% 501.1  31.4% 523.9  30.7%
Process Technologies63.0  37.0% 68.7  37.7% 225.8  34.6% 233.6  34.0%
Total$440.7  31.6% $439.9  32.0% $1,670.8  31.1% $1,599.9  30.8%
                
                
*Segment operating profit is before unallocated corporate general and administrative expenses. These expenses were $42.3 and $75.5 for the three months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and $172.4 and $203.5 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.


Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)  
(Amounts in millions)    
     
  Years ended December 31,
  2019 2018
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net earnings $1,767.9  $944.4 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash flows from operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment 49.2  49.5 
Amortization of intangible assets 366.8  317.5 
Amortization of deferred financing costs 7.3  6.3 
Non-cash stock compensation 104.5  133.8 
Loss on debt extinguishment   15.9 
Gain on disposal of businesses, net of associated income tax (687.3)  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired businesses:    
Accounts receivable (46.7) (83.5)
Unbilled receivables (12.0) (14.0)
Inventories (17.3) (21.8)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (12.2) 68.8 
Deferred revenue 108.8  86.6 
Income taxes (105.4) (67.6)
Cash tax paid for gain on disposal of business (39.4)  
Other, net (22.4) (5.8)
Cash provided by operating activities 1,461.8  1,430.1 
     
Cash flows used in investing activities:    
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (2,387.3) (1,275.8)
Capital expenditures (52.7) (49.1)
Capitalized software expenditures (10.2) (9.5)
Proceeds from disposal of businesses 1,156.8   
Other, net (2.6) (0.7)
Cash used in investing activities (1,296.0) (1,335.1)
     
Cash flows from (used in) financing activities:    
Proceeds from senior notes 1,200.0  1,500.0 
Payment of senior notes   (1,300.0)
Borrowings/(payments) under revolving line of credit, net (865.0) (405.0)
Debt issuance costs (12.1) (13.9)
Cash dividends to stockholders (191.7) (170.1)
Redemption premium for debt extinguishment   (15.5)
Proceeds from stock based compensation, net 34.9  10.6 
Treasury stock sales 6.8  5.4 
Other, net 4.1  0.4 
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities 177.0  (388.1)
     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 2.5  (13.8)
     
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 345.3  (306.9)
     
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 364.4  671.3 
     
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year $709.7  $364.4 

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

 

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