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FLIR Systems' (FLIR) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, Up Y/Y

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Incorporated in 1978, FLIR Systems, Inc. FLIR is an Oregon-based corporation, which specializes in designing, manufacturing and marketing of thermal imaging systems. Its products are used in a wide variety of applications in commercial, industrial and government markets, both international and domestic. The company offers a variety of system configurations to suit specific customer requirements.

FLIR’s core strength in providing reliable and effective imaging and threat-detection technologies has been bolstering its growth momentum. This apart, the company’s “Commercially-Developed, Military Qualified” (“CDMQ”) model has been quite popular in government and military markets over the past couple of quarters, and is expected to drive earnings in the to-be-reported quarter as well.

FLIR Systems’ financials have been hurting from waning consumer spending and capital investments over the past few quarters. Sluggish economic growth in many of its key markets and intensifying competition in retail channels are expected to add to FLIR Systems’ challenges.

FLIR has had a modest earnings surprise history, with two beats and one in-line earnings over the trailing four quarters, for an average positive surprise of 1.3%.

FLIR Systems, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

FLIR Systems, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | FLIR Systems, Inc. Quote

Currently, FLIR has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) but that could change following its fourth-quarter 2017 earnings report which has just released. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

We have highlighted some of the key details from the just-released announcement below:

Earnings: FLIR’s adjusted earnings per share came in at 58 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 56 cents.

Revenue: Revenues of $494.8 million were lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $503 million.

Key Stats:  At the end of fourth-quarter 2017, FLIR's backlog of firm orders for delivery within the next twelve months stood at $652 million, reflecting an increase of 10% from the tally at the end of year-ago quarter. Four of the company’s six segments registered year-over-year revenue increase.

Stock Price: FLIR’s shares were up 0.01% in the pre-market trading following the release.

Check back for our full write up on this FLIR earnings report later!

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