Press Release

Roper Technologies Announces Third Quarter Results

Company Release - 10/27/2020 6:55 AM ET

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP), a leading diversified technology company, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Third quarter GAAP and adjusted revenue increased 1% to $1.37 billion and organic revenue decreased 3%. GAAP gross margin was 64.1% while adjusted gross margin was 64.2%. GAAP diluted earnings per share (“DEPS”) was $2.21 and adjusted DEPS was $3.17.

EBITDA increased 1% to $501 million and EBITDA margin decreased 10 basis points to 36.6%. GAAP operating cash flow decreased 66% to $138 million. Adjusted operating cash flow increased 12% to $454 million and adjusted free cash flow increased 14% to $442 million.

"We are very pleased with the continued strong execution by our business leaders this quarter," said Neil Hunn, Roper’s President and CEO. "We once again benefited from our diverse and resilient portfolio, and saw improvement across many businesses. Importantly, we have seen an accelerated shift towards SaaS solutions and an expansion of our software networks. Notably, our laboratory software businesses and Verathon’s video intubation solutions have been on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.”

"We successfully deployed $5.8 billion over the past few months, led by our acquisition of Vertafore last month. These niche software acquisitions continue Roper’s long-term transformation by enhancing the quality and resilience of our portfolio, increasing our mix of recurring revenue, and further strengthening our ability to consistently compound cash flow. We are well positioned for a strong fourth quarter and a great 2021," concluded Mr. Hunn.

Increasing 2020 Guidance

The Company now expects full year adjusted DEPS of $12.55 - $12.65, compared to previous guidance of $11.90 - $12.40.

For the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company expects adjusted DEPS of $3.39 - $3.49.

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

Conference Call to be Held at 8:00 AM (ET) Today

A conference call to discuss these results has been scheduled for 8:00 AM ET on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.  The call can be accessed via webcast or by dialing +1 844-750-4898 (US/Canada) or +1 412-317-5294 and referencing Roper Technologies.  Webcast information and conference call materials will be made available in the Investors section of Roper’s website ( 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 dialing +1 412-317-0088 with access code 10148216.

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)
 Q3 2019 Q3 2020 V %
Adjusted Revenue Reconciliation     
GAAP Revenue$1,354  $1,366  1 %
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue3  3 A  
Adjusted Revenue$1,358  $1,369  1 %
Components of Adjusted Revenue Growth     
Organic    (3)%
Acquisitions/Divestitures    3 %
Foreign Exchange     %
Rounding    1 %
Total Adjusted Revenue Growth    1 %
Adjusted Gross Profit Reconciliation     
GAAP Gross Profit$874  $876   
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue3  3 A 
Adjusted Gross Profit$877  $879   %
GAAP Gross Margin64.5% 64.1% (40 bps)
Adjusted Gross Margin64.6% 64.2% (40 bps)
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation     
GAAP Net Earnings$278  $234   
Taxes60  69   
Interest Expense49  62   
Depreciation12  13   
Amortization94  117   
EBITDA$493  $495   %
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue and commission expense3  3 A  
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions and divestiture2  3 B 
Adjusted EBITDA$498  $501  1 %
% of Adjusted Revenue36.7% 36.6% (10 bps)

Table 2: Adjusted DEPS Reconciliation C
 Q3 2019 Q3 2020 V %
GAAP DEPS$2.64   $2.21  (16)%
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue and commission expense0.02   0.02 A  
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions and divestiture0.02   0.08 B 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets D0.70   0.86   
Adjustment to income tax expense related to the gain on sale of Scientific Imaging businesses0.01      
Adjustment to previously recognized deferred tax expense related to new deal structure for divestiture of Gatan(0.10)     
Adjusted DEPS$3.29   $3.17  (4)%

Table 3: Adjusted Cash Flow Reconciliation ($M)
 Q3 2019 Q3 2020 V %
Operating Cash Flow$404   $138   (66)%
Cash taxes paid on sale of Gatan   192    
Deferred tax payments E   124    
Adjusted Operating Cash Flow404   454   12 %
Capital Expenditures(14)  (8)   
Capitalized Software Expenditures(3)  (5)   
Adjusted Free Cash Flow$387   $442   14 %

Table 4: Forecasted Adjusted DEPS Reconciliation C
 Q4 2020 FY 2020
 Low End High End Low End High End
GAAP DEPS$2.36  $2.46  $8.92  $9.02 
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue and commission expense A0.03  0.03  0.07  0.07 
Restructuring charge associated with certain Process Technologies businesses    0.10  0.10 
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions B    0.09  0.09 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets D1.00  1.00  3.37  3.37 
Adjusted DEPS$3.39  $3.49  $12.55  $12.65 

A. 2020 actual results and forecast of estimated acquisition-related fair value adjustments to deferred revenue and commission expense related to the acquisitions of Foundry, iPipeline, and Vertafore as shown below ($M, except per share data).
   Q3 2019A Q3 2020A  Q4 2020E FY 2020E
  Pretax$3  $3   $3  $10 
  After-tax$2  $2   $3  $8 
  Per Share$0.02  $0.02   $0.03  $0.07 
B. Transaction-related expenses for the Vertafore, IFS, and WELIS acquisitions ($3M pretax, $2M after-tax), and associated bridge financing origination fee ($7M pretax, $6M after-tax).
C. All Q3'19 and 2020 adjustments taxed at 21%.
D. Actual results and forecast of estimated amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets ($M, except per share data); for comparison purposes, prior period amounts are also shown below. Tax rate of 21% applied to amortization.
   Q3 2019A Q3 2020A  Q4 2020E FY 2020E
  Pretax$93  $116   $134  $450 
  After-tax$73  $91   $106  $356 
  Per share$0.70  $0.86   $1.00  $3.37 
E. $124M of income tax payments that were deferred into the third quarter of 2020.

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

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, the prospects for newly acquired businesses to be integrated and contribute to future growth, and 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 the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, operations, financial results and liquidity, including the duration and magnitude of such effects, which will depend on numerous evolving factors which we cannot accurately predict or assess, including: the duration and scope of the pandemic; the negative impact on global and regional markets, economies and economic activity; actions governments, businesses and individuals take in response to the pandemic; the effects of the pandemic, including all of the foregoing, on our customers, suppliers, and business partners, and how quickly economies and demand for our products and services recover after the pandemic subsides.  Such risks and uncertainties also 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, cybersecurity and data privacy risks, risks related to political instability, armed hostilities, incidents of terrorism, public health crisis (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) or natural disasters, 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 litigation, including 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, 2020 December 31, 2019
Cash and cash equivalents$302.1   $709.7  
Accounts receivable, net773.4   791.6  
Inventories, net214.9   198.6  
Income taxes receivable43.1   18.5  
Unbilled receivables249.9   183.5  
Other current assets122.8   97.6  
Total current assets1,706.2   1,999.5  
Property, plant and equipment, net146.6   139.9  
Goodwill14,158.6   10,815.4  
Other intangible assets, net7,122.5   4,667.7  
Deferred taxes95.1   95.6  
Other assets423.0   390.8  
Total assets$23,652.0   $18,108.9  
Accounts payable$173.1   $162.0  
Accrued compensation251.5   240.1  
Deferred revenue868.1   831.8  
Other accrued liabilities409.3   346.2  
Income taxes payable35.1   215.1  
Current portion of long-term debt, net602.8   602.2  
Total current liabilities2,339.9   2,397.4  
Long-term debt, net of current portion9,101.2   4,673.1  
Deferred taxes1,563.9   1,108.1  
Other liabilities486.1   438.4  
Total liabilities13,491.1   8,617.0  
Common stock1.1   1.1  
Additional paid-in capital2,069.9   1,903.9  
Retained earnings8,349.4   7,818.0  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(241.4)  (212.8) 
Treasury stock(18.1)  (18.3) 
Total stockholders' equity10,160.9   9,491.9  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$23,652.0   $18,108.9  

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,
 2020 2019 2020 2019
Net revenues$1,366.1   $1,354.5  $4,021.8   $3,972.0  
Cost of sales490.2   480.9  1,445.4   1,437.8  
Gross profit875.9   873.6  2,576.4   2,534.2  
Selling, general and administrative expenses508.3   488.4  1,526.0   1,434.2  
Income from operations367.6   385.2  1,050.4   1,100.0  
Interest expense, net62.3   48.8  155.2   137.6  
Other income (expense), net(2.2)  1.5  (3.4)  (2.6) 
Gain on disposal of business        119.6  
Earnings before income taxes303.1   337.9  891.8   1,079.4  
Income taxes68.7   60.4  197.9   182.6  
Net earnings$234.4   $277.5  $693.9   $896.8  
Net earnings per share:       
Basic$2.24   $2.67  $6.64   $8.64  
Diluted$2.21   $2.64  $6.57   $8.54  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:       
Basic104.7   104.0  104.5   103.8  
Diluted105.9   105.2  105.6   105.0  

Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Selected Segment Financial Data (unaudited)
(Amounts in millions; percentages of net revenues)
 Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2020 2019 2020 2019
 Amount % Amount % Amount % Amount %
Net revenues:               
Application Software$447.9    $405.4    $1,251.4    $1,177.2   
Network Software & Systems430.2    391.2    1,290.4    1,103.7   
Measurement & Analytical Solutions367.9    398.3    1,097.0    1,208.5   
Process Technologies120.1    159.6    383.0    482.6   
Total$1,366.1    $1,354.5    $4,021.8    $3,972.0   
Gross profit:               
Application Software$307.6  68.7% $275.4  67.9% $851.8  68.1% $791.5  67.2%
Network Software & Systems287.1  66.7% 271.9  69.5% 865.1  67.0% 763.6  69.2%
Measurement & Analytical Solutions218.4  59.4% 234.7  58.9% 654.5  59.7% 706.1  58.4%
Process Technologies62.8  52.3% 91.6  57.4% 205.0  53.5% 273.0  56.6%
Total$875.9  64.1% $873.6  64.5% $2,576.4  64.1% $2,534.2  63.8%
Operating profit*:               
Application Software$125.6  28.0% $110.1  27.2% $336.6  26.9% $299.9  25.5%
Network Software & Systems134.3  31.2% 137.5  35.1% 403.6  31.3% 392.0  35.5%
Measurement & Analytical Solutions122.5  33.3% 127.0  31.9% 359.5  32.8% 375.4  31.1%
Process Technologies31.5  26.2% 55.5  34.8% 91.7  23.9% 162.8  33.7%
Total$413.9  30.3% $430.1  31.8% $1,191.4  29.6% $1,230.1  31.0%
*Segment operating profit is before unallocated corporate general and administrative expenses; these expenses were $46.3 and $44.9 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $141.0 and $130.1 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Roper Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(Amounts in millions)
 Nine months ended September 30,
 2020 2019
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net earnings$693.9   $896.8  
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash flows from operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment38.3   35.9  
Amortization of intangible assets319.8   263.2  
Amortization of deferred financing costs7.4   5.2  
Non-cash stock compensation88.4   80.4  
Gain on disposal of business, net of associated income tax   (87.4) 
Income tax provision, excluding tax associated with gain on disposal of
197.9   150.4  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired businesses:   
      Accounts receivable126.1   52.1  
      Unbilled receivables(49.1)  (26.6) 
      Inventories(15.2)  (25.2) 
      Accounts payable and accrued liabilities53.3   (59.2) 
      Deferred revenue(57.5)  26.5  
   Cash tax paid for gain on disposal of businesses(201.9)  (39.4) 
   Cash income taxes paid, excluding tax associated with gain on disposal
   of businesses
(236.1)  (255.0) 
Other, net(14.4)  (22.1) 
            Cash provided by operating activities950.9   995.6  
Cash flows from (used in) investing activities:   
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired(5,653.3)  (2,351.9) 
Capital expenditures(23.0)  (42.2) 
Capitalized software expenditures(9.8)  (7.7) 
Proceeds from (used in) disposal of businesses(4.2)  220.5  
Other, net(2.7)  (2.5) 
            Cash used in investing activities(5,693.0)  (2,183.8) 
Cash flows from (used in) financing activities:   
Proceeds from senior notes3,300.0   1,200.0  
Borrowings (payments) under revolving line of credit, net1,160.0   60.0  
Debt issuance costs(42.0)  (12.0) 
Cash dividends to stockholders(160.0)  (143.5) 
Proceeds from stock-based compensation, net72.5   38.8  
Treasury stock sales7.3   5.2  
Other(1.4)  3.6  
            Cash flows from financing activities4,336.4   1,152.1  
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash(1.9)  (5.3) 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(407.6)  (41.4) 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period709.7   364.4  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$302.1   $323.0  

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