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Roper Technologies announces first quarter financial results

SARASOTA, Fla., April 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roper Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROP) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. The results in this press release are presented on a continuing operations basis.

First quarter 2024 highlights

  • Revenue increased 14% to $1.68 billion; organic revenue increased 8%
  • GAAP DEPS increased 33% to $3.54; adjusted DEPS increased 13% to $4.41
  • GAAP net earnings increased 34% to $382 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 16% to $676 million
  • Operating cash flow increased 14% to $531 million

"We had a great start to 2024, highlighted by 14% total revenue growth, 8% organic revenue growth, 16% EBITDA growth, and a 31% free cash flow margin," said Neil Hunn, Roper Technologies’ President and CEO. "Our businesses continued to execute at a high level, while further innovating and investing to drive durable, long-term growth. We completed our acquisition of Procare during the first quarter and remain excited about the value creation opportunity this represents for Roper."

"We are increasing our full year 2024 outlook, supported by our strong first quarter results, continued customer demand for our businesses' mission critical solutions, and the ongoing expansion of our recurring revenue base. With significant M&A capacity and a robust pipeline of attractive acquisition opportunities, we remain well positioned to execute our disciplined and process-driven capital deployment strategy," concluded Mr. Hunn.

Increasing 2024 guidance

Roper now expects full year 2024 adjusted DEPS of $18.05 - $18.25, compared to previous guidance of $17.85 - $18.15.

For the second quarter of 2024, the Company expects adjusted DEPS of $4.42 - $4.46.

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 Friday, April 26, 2024. The call can be accessed via webcast or by dialing +1 800-836-8184 (US/Canada) or +1 646-357-8785, using conference code 02972. 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 dialing +1 646-517-4150 with access code 02972#.

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.

Minority interests

Following the sale of a majority stake in its industrial businesses to CD&R, Roper holds a minority interest in Indicor. The fair value of Roper’s equity investment in Indicor is updated on a quarterly basis and reported as "equity investments (gain) loss, net." Roper also holds a minority interest in Certinia, a leading provider of professional services automation software. The Company’s investment is accounted for under the equity method and its proportionate share of earnings or loss associated with this investment is reported as "equity investments (gain) loss, net." Roper makes non-GAAP adjustments for the impacts associated with these investments.


Table 1: Revenue and adjusted EBITDA reconciliation ($M)
(from continuing operations)
 Q1 2023 Q1 2024 V %
GAAP revenue$1,470  $1,681   14%
      
Components of revenue growth     
Organic     8%
Acquisitions     6%
Foreign exchange     %
Revenue growth     14%
      
Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation     
GAAP net earnings$284  $382   
Taxes 76   102   
Interest expense 37   53   
Depreciation 9   9   
Amortization 175   185   
EBITDA$581  $731   26%
      
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions    2   
Financial impacts associated with the minority
investments in Indicor & CertiniaA
 1   (57)  
Adjusted EBITDA$582  $676   16%
% of revenue 39.6%  40.2% +60 bps


Table 2: Adjusted DEPS reconciliation
(from continuing operations)
 Q1 2023 Q1 2024 V %
GAAP DEPS$2.66  $3.54   33%
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions    0.01   
Financial impacts associated with the minority investments in Indicor & CertiniaA (0.02)  (0.45)  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assetsB 1.26   1.31   
Adjusted DEPS$3.90  $4.41   13%
      


Table 3: Cash flow reconciliation ($M)
(from continuing operations)
 Q1 2023 Q1 2024 V %
Operating cash flow$465  $531   14%
Capital expenditures (10)  (9)  
Capitalized software expenditures (10)  (10)  
Free cash flow$445  $513   15%
      


Table 4: Forecasted adjusted DEPS reconciliation
(from continuing operations)
 Q2 2024 FY 2024
 Low end High end Low end High end
GAAP DEPSC$3.07  $3.11  $12.71  $12.91 
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions       0.01   0.01 
Financial impacts associated with the minority investments in Indicor & CertiniaATBD TBD TBD TBD
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assetsB 1.35   1.35   5.33   5.33 
Adjusted DEPS$4.42  $4.46  $18.05  $18.25 
        

Footnotes:

A.Adjustments related to the financial impacts associated with the minority investments in Indicor & Certinia as shown below ($M, except per share data). Forecasted results do not include any potential impacts associated with our minority investments in Indicor or Certinia, as these potential impacts cannot be reasonably predicted. These impacts will be excluded from all non-GAAP results in future periods.
          
  Q1 2023A Q1 2024A  Q2 2024E FY 2024E
 Pretax$1  $(57)  TBD TBD
 After-tax$(2) $(48)  TBD TBD
 Per share$(0.02) $(0.45)  TBD TBD
          
B.Actual results and forecast of estimated amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets as shown below ($M, except per share data). These adjustments are taxed at 21%.
          
  Q1 2023A Q1 2024A  Q2 2024E FY 2024E
 Pretax$170  $178   $185 $730
 After-tax$135  $141   $147 $577
 Per share$1.26  $1.31   $1.35 $5.33
          
C.Forecasted GAAP DEPS do not include any potential impacts associated with our minority investments in Indicor or Certinia. These impacts will be excluded from all non-GAAP results in future periods.
  

Note: Numbers may not foot due to rounding.

About Roper Technologies

Roper Technologies is a constituent of the Nasdaq 100, S&P 500, and Fortune 1000. Roper has a proven, long-term track record of compounding cash flow and shareholder value. The Company operates market leading businesses that design and develop vertical software and technology enabled products for a variety of defensible niche markets. Roper utilizes a disciplined, analytical, and process-driven approach to redeploy its excess capital toward high-quality acquisitions. Additional information about Roper is available on the Company’s website at www.ropertech.com.

Contact information:
Investor Relations
941-556-2601
investor-relations@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, acquired businesses, including obtaining any required regulatory approvals with respect thereto. 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, including risks related to labor shortages and rising interest rates, changes in foreign exchange rates, difficulties associated with exports, risks associated with our international operations, cybersecurity and data privacy risks, including litigation resulting therefrom, risks related to political instability, armed hostilities, incidents of terrorism, public health crises (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, including as a result of the current inflationary environment and ongoing supply chain constraints, environmental compliance costs and liabilities, risks and cost associated with 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.   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)  
(Amounts in millions)   
    
 March 31, 2024 December 31, 2023
ASSETS:   
    
Cash and cash equivalents$198.4  $214.3 
Accounts receivable, net 763.5   829.9 
Inventories, net 126.0   118.6 
Income taxes receivable 25.2   47.7 
Unbilled receivables 118.2   106.4 
Other current assets 194.4   164.5 
Total current assets 1,425.7   1,481.4 
    
Property, plant and equipment, net 119.6   119.6 
Goodwill 18,310.8   17,118.8 
Other intangible assets, net 8,830.9   8,212.1 
Deferred taxes 31.2   32.2 
Equity investments 852.5   795.7 
Other assets 407.8   407.7 
Total assets$29,978.5  $28,167.5 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:   
    
Accounts payable$145.2  $143.0 
Accrued compensation 165.2   250.0 
Deferred revenue 1,507.7   1,583.8 
Other accrued liabilities 464.2   446.5 
Income taxes payable 127.5   40.4 
Current portion of long-term debt, net 499.7   499.5 
Total current liabilities 2,909.5   2,963.2 
    
Long-term debt, net of current portion 7,222.3   5,830.6 
Deferred taxes 1,624.9   1,513.1 
Other liabilities 424.2   415.8 
Total liabilities 12,180.9   10,722.7 
    
Common stock 1.1   1.1 
Additional paid-in capital 2,837.1   2,767.0 
Retained earnings 15,118.0   14,816.3 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (141.9)  (122.8)
Treasury stock (16.7)  (16.8)
Total stockholders’ equity 17,797.6   17,444.8 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$29,978.5  $28,167.5 
    




Roper Technologies, Inc.   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (unaudited)   
(Amounts in millions, except per share data)   
    
 Three months ended
March 31,
  2024   2023 
Net revenues$1,680.7  $1,469.7 
Cost of sales 499.7   451.1 
Gross profit 1,181.0   1,018.6 
    
Selling, general and administrative expenses 699.7   617.6 
Income from operations 481.3   401.0 
    
Interest expense, net 53.2   37.4 
Equity investments (gain) loss, net (57.0)  1.2 
Other expense, net 1.2   2.3 
    
Earnings before income taxes 483.9   360.1 
    
Income taxes 101.9   75.8 
    
Net earnings from continuing operations 382.0   284.3 
    
Net loss from discontinued operations    (1.2)
    
Net earnings$382.0  $283.1 
    
Net earnings per share from continuing operations:   
Basic$3.57  $2.67 
Diluted$3.54  $2.66 
    
Net loss per share from discontinued operations:   
Basic$  $(0.01)
Diluted$  $(0.01)
    
Net earnings per share:   
Basic$3.57  $2.66 
Diluted$3.54  $2.65 
    
Weighted average common shares outstanding:   
Basic 107.0   106.3 
Diluted 107.9   107.0 




Roper Technologies, Inc.       
Selected Segment Financial Data (unaudited)       
(Amounts in millions; percentages of net revenues)       
        
 Three months ended March 31,
  2024   2023 
 Amount % Amount %
Net revenues:       
Application Software$895.2    $761.4   
Network Software 370.8     354.5   
Technology Enabled Products 414.7     353.8   
Total$1,680.7    $1,469.7   
        
        
Gross profit:       
Application Software$625.7   69.9% $520.5   68.4%
Network Software 316.3   85.3%  299.4   84.5%
Technology Enabled Products 239.0   57.6%  198.7   56.2%
Total$1,181.0   70.3% $1,018.6   69.3%
        
        
Operating profit*:       
Application Software$239.6   26.8% $193.2   25.4%
Network Software 167.0   45.0%  147.5   41.6%
Technology Enabled Products 136.2   32.8%  115.5   32.6%
Total$542.8   32.3% $456.2   31.0%
        
* Segment operating profit is before unallocated corporate general and administrative expenses and enterprise-wide stock-based compensation. These expenses were $61.5 and $55.2 for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.



Roper Technologies, Inc. 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(Amounts in millions)
 Three months ended
March 31,
  2024   2023 
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net earnings from continuing operations$382.0  $284.3 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings from continuing operations to cash flows from operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment 9.2   8.6 
Amortization of intangible assets 185.0   175.1 
Amortization of deferred financing costs 2.2   2.6 
Non-cash stock compensation 33.6   29.6 
Equity investments (gain) loss, net (57.0)  1.2 
Income tax provision 101.9   75.8 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired businesses:   
Accounts receivable 79.4   98.0 
Unbilled receivables (12.2)  (8.7)
Inventories (7.9)  (3.8)
Accounts payable 0.3   11.2 
Other accrued liabilities (69.3)  (103.7)
Deferred revenue (70.5)  (61.4)
Cash income taxes paid (19.0)  (16.0)
Other, net (26.2)  (27.9)
Cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations 531.5   464.9 
Cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations    (1.2)
Cash provided by operating activities 531.5   463.7 
    
Cash flows used in investing activities:   
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (1,858.7)  (1.1)
Capital expenditures (9.3)  (9.8)
Capitalized software expenditures (9.6)  (9.9)
Other, net (1.0)  (2.8)
Cash used in investing activities from continuing operations (1,878.6)  (23.6)
Cash used in disposition of discontinued operations    (3.2)
Cash used in investing activities (1,878.6)  (26.8)
    
Cash flows from (used in) financing activities:   
Borrowings under revolving line of credit, net 1,390.0    
Cash dividends to stockholders (80.5)  (72.3)
Proceeds from stock-based compensation, net 21.7   15.1 
Treasury stock sales 5.8   4.7 
Other, net (0.1)   
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities 1,336.9   (52.5)
    
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (5.7)  4.4 
    
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (15.9)  388.8 
    
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 214.3   792.8 
    
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$198.4  $1,181.6 
    


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