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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe adds Innovative Design, Powertrain and Driver Convenience Technologies

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2021 Santa Fe Highlights
Exterior

  • New, range-topping Calligraphy trim adds even more content and differentiation
  • New front and rear bumper fascia, grille, headlamp, tail lamp and LED lighting signatures
  • New power-folding side mirrors and puddle lamps
  • New front and rear skid plates and muffler design
  • New alloy wheel designs

Mechanical

  • New, standard Smartstream 2.5-liter direct-injected and multi-point injected four-cylinder engine(with idle, stop and go) with eight-speed automatic transmission replaces former 2.4-liter direct-injected engine
  • New, available Smartstream 2.5-liter turbocharged, direct-injected powertrain with eight-speed wet, dual-clutch transmission (DCT) replaces former 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with an 18 percent increase in power
  • New, available Smartstream 1.6-liter turbocharged hybrid electric powertrain variant with six-speed automatic HEV-tuned transmission and HTRAC® all-wheel drive standard
  • New shift-by-wire transmission mode selector frees up center console switchgear space
  • New 7-pin trailer wire connection replaces former 4-pin design on 2.5T models
  • New trailer sway control function for towing

Safety

  • Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection
    • New, additional Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection
  • New Parking Collision Avoidance Assist – Reverse Function
  • New Highway Drive Assist (new, next-generation convenience functions)
  • New Lane Following Assist
  • New, navigation-based Smart Cruise Control with Road Curve Control

Interior

  • New quilted premium Nappa leather seating surfaces and soft-touch padding
  • New premium door panel accents and eco-suede headliner
  • New center stack and console design with new lower instrument panel design
  • New driver profile settings (Integrated Memory System, HVAC Control, Radio)
  • New ambient lighting selections
  • Rear cargo area volume increased by one-half cubic foot

Technology and Multi-media

  • New, larger eight-inch audio display (formerly seven-inch), new, larger 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display (formerly eight-inch)
  • New, segment-leading 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display
  • New Digital Key functions, a segment-exclusive feature
  • Remote Start cabin temperature, heated and ventilated seat settings control
  • New Harman-Kardon premium audio system
  • New Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), a segment-exclusive feature
  • New Dynamic Voice Recognition system (voice commands for temperature, radio, trunk)
  • New wireless charging pad for devices
  • New wireless Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay® (SE, SEL and SEL Convenience trim)

Bold New Look

The bold new face of the Santa Fe is enhanced with a wider, three-dimensional grille and a striking T-shaped LED illumination signature, including daytime running lights. The new silhouette sports a horizontal cabin profile, scalloped lower door panels and a long, highly-defined hood, with character lines extending from front to rear. Sharp shoulder crease lines connect front and rear LED lights, while rear reflector accents visually link the LED rear taillights.

The profile of the Santa Fe features a large daylight opening (DLO) with a satin surround that provides a sleek appearance with excellent visibility. The alloy wheels receive all new designs and add a new 20-inch alloy wheel. The roof side rails have a fresh design, and power-folding side mirrors with turn-signal indicators and puddle lamps are now available.

Interior Design

The Santa Fe interior now features a high-position console design indicative of a premium SUV interior. A new floating center console design adds a more spacious feel throughout the cabin. Available premium materials, including soft Nappa leather, soft-touch padding, new ambient lighting and a new 10.25-inch touchscreen display further enhance the luxurious character of the interior. A multi-layered, three-dimensional instrument panel and contrasting seat stitching convey premium touches throughout the cabin. Santa Fe’s large DLO enhances the feeling of openness for occupants with generous amounts of natural light. In addition, rear cargo area volume has increased by one-half cubic foot through optimization of the interior packaging.

Santa Fe Calligraphy Trim

2021 Santa Fe adds a new premium Calligraphy trim for buyers seeking the ultimate in styling differentiation, premium materials, exclusive features and advanced technologies. Calligraphy builds upon the Santa Fe Limited model with the more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, adding HTRAC® AWD with downhill brake control, exclusive-design 20-inch alloy wheels, quilted Nappa leather, full-color heads-up display, premium-finish front grille, premium door and seat accent trim, eco-suede headliner, expanded ambient lighting themes and auto up/down rear windows.

Powertrains

2021 Santa Fe now offers three new and improved powertrain options. The standard powertrain is a Smartstream 2.5-liter direct-injected (DI) and multi-point injected (MPI) four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, replacing the former 2.4-liter engine. This standard four-cylinder engine produces an estimated 191 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and an estimated 182 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm for effortless driving in a wide variety of conditions. The powertrain also features Idle, Stop and Go (ISG) capability to maximize efficiency in various heavy traffic conditions. The new 2.5-liter engine fuel economy is targeted to increase approximately eight percent over the 2020 powertrain from these improvements.

2021 Combined Fuel
Economy

(internal estimates)

2020 Engine
Combined Fuel
Economy

2021

% Improvement

(internal estimates)

2.5L I4 FWD

26

25

4.0%

2.5L I4 AWD

24

24

2.5L Turbo FWD

25

23

8.7%

2.5L Turbo AWD

24

22

9.1%

Santa Fe also offers a high-output Smartstream 2.5-liter direct-injected four-cylinder turbocharged engine coupled with an all-new eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (DCT), replacing the former 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and improving peak horsepower by 18 percent. This all-new powerplant produces an estimated 277 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and an estimated 311 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm for brisk acceleration and effortless highway cruising. The wet dual-clutch transmission offers numerous benefits when mated to the turbocharged engine, including high-precision shift response, greater efficiency through reduced parasitic losses and increased torque capacity via the enhanced lubrication of the oil-based wet clutch design. The new 2.5-liter turbo engine fuel economy is targeted to increase approximately four to five percent over the 2020 powertrain from these improvements.

Combined Engine Injection Systems

These all-new engines utilize both direct-injection and multi-point injection technology to leverage the wider range of benefits from each injection technology. Direct injection benefits from greater oxygen density in the combustion chamber combined with increased atomization of the intake charge for maximum power and efficiency, especially at mid- to high engine speeds. Conversely, multi-point injection helps to reduce emissions at lower rpm and lower engine torque loads. Together, these two injection systems are synchronized to yield ideal power, efficiency and low emissions throughout the full range of engine speeds and operating conditions.

Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

The eight-speed transmission for the standard 2.5-liter engine provides quick and crisp shifts for an engaging and efficient driving experience. The automatic transmission adds ratio range at both the top and bottom of output speeds allowing for extra thrust off-the-line and a quieter, more fuel-efficient trip on the interstate. A multi-disc and individually controlled hydraulic channel torque converter improves responsiveness by expanding the direct connection band, while a downsized oil pump and double ball bearings minimize frictional losses.

All-New Hybrid Propulsion System with HTRAC® All-Wheel Drive

In the first-ever application for the Hyundai SUV family, 2021 Santa Fe now offers a hybrid propulsion system for eco-focused buyers. SUV buyers expect all-weather capability and the Santa Fe Hybrid includes standard HTRAC® all-wheel drive. The hybrid powertrain features a Smartstream 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled with a new HEV-tuned six-speed automatic transmission. This new six-speed transmission is specially tuned for optimal efficiency, economy and driving performance in a turbocharged HEV application. The turbo engine yields an estimated output of 178 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, with an estimated 225 horsepower from the combined engine and motor system, and peak torque estimated at 195 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm.

The HEV starter-generator and the electric drive motor are both permanent-magnet type systems, with the hybrid starter-generator rated at 13kW and the electric drive motor rated at 44kW (59 horsepower). The system utilizes a lithium-ion polymer battery rated at 1.5 kWh and 270V/5.5 Ah, with a maximum battery output of 64kW, efficiently storing the hybrid’s electric energy efficiently in a compact and lightweight package.

HTRAC® Advanced AWD System

Santa Fe offers Hyundai’s HTRAC® All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system. The HTRAC AWD system was developed as a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles. The driver-selectable HTRAC Normal, Sport and Smart modes help provide confident control in all weather conditions. The Sport setting gives a more agile feel by sending more available torque to the rear wheels, for a sporty dynamic feel when desired. This system has a wider range of torque distribution variability than many competitive systems and has been tuned to conditions such as straight-line acceleration, medium- and high-speed cornering, and hill starts. The new Santa Fe Hybrid model includes HTRAC all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

Ride Comfort and Driving Confidence 

Ride comfort, handling and driving confidence are enhanced through key developments in the body structure, braking system and rigidity of the 2021 Santa Fe. The braking system was significantly enhanced with a high-capacity booster, increased rotor size and refinements to the ABS/ESC system for smooth and confident function in a wider variety of adverse driving conditions.

The 2021 Santa Fe body structure includes increased high-tensile steel for greater body rigidity, improving ride and handling while reducing weight. Noise from acceleration is reduced from a redesigned isolation pad in the instrument panel structure. In addition, the aerodynamic coefficient of drag (Cd) for Santa Fe has improved from 0.34 to 0.33 Cd through redesigned undercovers for the subframe, engine compartment, and center/rear floor areas.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Santa Fe features Hyundai’s latest SmartSense advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). A series of sensors and systems often restricted to luxury SUVs combines to potentially warn the driver and help take action in the event of a potential collision. Meanwhile, other ADAS systems can help the driver perform certain tasks using the SUV’s multiple radar sensors, ultrasonic sensors and cameras.

Santa Fe is very popular with families with children for good reason – its Hyundai Smart Sense safety feature suite is extensive, including the following impressive list:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian, Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection
  • Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Blind Spot View Monitor
  • Safe Exit Assist and Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Parking Distance Warning (Forward and Reverse)
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (Reverse)

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian, Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection

The 2021 Santa Fe is fitted with standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian, cyclist and junction-turning detection, an advanced active safety feature that is activated when a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is sensed in front of the car with potential for a collision.

Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist help detect vehicles approaching from behind and help to avoid potential collisions. This system now includes parallel parking situations as part of its assistance.

Lane Following Assist

Lane Following Assist (LFA) may automatically adjust steering to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane of travel and can help keep the vehicle centered on both highways and city streets.

Highway Driving Assist

Highway Driving Assist (HDA) is a driving convenience system that assists drivers in maintaining the center of the lane, while keeping a safe distance to the car in front and can help maintain vehicle speeds according to posted speed limits on federal interstate highways.

Blind-Spot View Monitor

The Blind-Spot View Monitor with the Santa Fe’s outside mirror-mounted cameras offers the driver an enhanced field of vision, scanning for vehicles entering the driver’s blind spot. When a turn signal is activated, an image of the view from the corresponding wing mirror is displayed in the 12.3-inch cluster display.

Surround-View Monitor

The new Santa Fe uses cameras to provide the driver with an enhanced, bird’s-eye view of the car’s exterior, giving the driver confidence when manoeuvring into or out of spaces.

Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert

Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert monitors the rear seats to detect the movements of children and pets, reminding drivers to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle; if the system detects movement in the rear seats after the driver leaves the vehicle, it will sound the horn and send an alert to the driver’s smartphone via Blue Link.

Safe Exit Assist

Santa Fe also features Hyundai’s standard Safe Exit Assist system that uses radar to help detect cars approaching from the rear and cautions passengers seeking to exit the vehicle. If a passenger attempts to open the door when a car is approaching from behind, a visual and acoustic warning on the center cluster may alert the driver and the door may be locked.

Advanced Technologies, Connectivity and Convenience

2021 Santa Fe also receives a new 10.25-inch widescreen full-touch navigation system for easy viewing and an available, segment-leading 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument gauge cluster. Wireless device charging makes it easier than ever to keep devices fully-charged on the go. Even more, Dynamic Voice Recognition is an advanced voice recognition system that utilizes simple voice commands to conveniently perform specific controls for the cabin such as: temperature adjustment, radio, hatch opening/closing, heated steering wheel, heated/cooled seats, and others. The system can also assist with various points of interest (POI), weather status and stock market data.

Digital Key

Santa Fe’s Digital Key is a segment-exclusive feature that is now supported via a dedicated smartphone app. The Hyundai Digital Key app also allows smartphones to control selected vehicle systems remotely. Users can lock and unlock the vehicle, activate the panic alert and start the engine.

Digital Key allows owners to leave traditional keys at home and allows secure sharing of keys with family and friends. The level of access to different vehicle functions can be tailored to each shared key user for a defined period. For additional convenience in cases such as using a valet service, Digital Key can also work via a Near Field Communication (NFC) card. Digital Key is currently compatible only with phones using the Android operating system.

Remote Smart Park Assist

Remote Smart Park Assist, a segment-exclusive vehicle technology, allows owners to park and retrieve their Santa Fe from the tightest of parking spaces from outside the vehicle, a very convenient feature. Before a driver attempts to load passengers or luggage, the remote parking function can prove particularly useful, bringing the vehicle out of a tight space. The driver simply uses the smart key to drive the SUV forward or backward, into or out of a parking space, garage or any tight parking situation.

Remote Start with Heated and Ventilated Seats

Remote Start uses a cellular data connection via the Blue Link app that allows an owner to warm up or cool down a Santa Fe remotely, including its heated or ventilated seats, a segment-exclusive feature. Santa Fe added Remote Start to the 2021 Santa Fe’s key fob for models with Push Button Start.

Premium Infotainment and Sound Systems

Santa Fe offers a premium sound system that is perfectly tuned to the acoustic qualities of its upscale interior. A 630-watt, 12-speaker, Harman-Kardon premium audio system with an 11-channel amplifier features Clari-Fi™ music restoration technology and Quantum Logic™ Surround Sound technology. Clari–Fi works in real-time to rebuild audio details lost in digitally compressed music, while Quantum Logic™ extracts signals from the original recording and redistributes them into an authentic, multidimensional soundstage for playback that is clear, refined and full of detail. The result is a more robust and enjoyable on-road listening experience.

Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® are now available on Santa Fe models not equipped with navigation, while standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions remain standard on navigation-equipped models. For passengers, dual front and rear USB outlets are available (one for power/data and three for power). Even more, Santa Fe offers a rear seat quiet mode which allows the driver and passenger to enjoy their own music or media while reducing disturbance to the rear passengers.

Heads-Up Display (HUD)          

The available Heads-Up Display (HUD) projects an 8.5-inch virtual color image onto the windshield, enabling the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road. Key driving information such as speed, Smart Cruise Control status, navigation, safety features, speed limit, and audio system data is projected at a perceived virtual distance approximately seven feet ahead of the driver for maximum legibility.

Blue Link® Connected Car System

The 2021 Santa Fe receives many Blue Link® Connected Car System enhancements. As with most Hyundai models, Blue Link is complimentary on the 2021 Santa Fe for three years and includes Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Destination Search by Voice. Blue Link features can be accessed via interior controls or through the MyHyundai.com web portal, the MyHyundai with Blue Link smartphone app, the Amazon® Alexa Blue Link skill and the Blue Link Google Assistant app. Some features can also be controlled via Android Wear™ and Apple Watch™ smartwatch apps.

2021 Santa Fe improvements include:

  • Remote profile management—stores select vehicle settings to the Blue Link cloud, with the ability to remotely update them and push them back to the vehicle so it is personalized to driver preferences
  • Remote start enhancements:
    • Remote seat heating and ventilation(on/off/level for each individual heated/cooled seat)
      Profile selection (preloads individual driver settings for seating position/side mirrors)
  • Vehicle Status Notifications—if the vehicle is left with doors unlocked or windows open, customers will receive a notification
  • POI Send to Car now with Waypoints (ability to add up to three way points, to be delivered to the vehicle together and automatically set order of destinations)
  • Maintenance Alert Enhancement—maintenance interval tracking is now visible in the multimedia system, with ability to reset

More details on specific Blue Link–equipped vehicles available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance and America’s Best Warranty®
Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance is the latest addition to the Hyundai Assurance program, which promises to create a better experience for shoppers and owners of Hyundai vehicles. Hyundai Assurance is made up of Owner Assurance, now including complimentary maintenance, and Shopper Assurance, which together offer customers a variety of ways to simplify the buying process and improve the owning and service experience. Details on these promises include:

  • America’s Best Warranty: 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and 7-year anti-perforation warranty
  • Complimentary Maintenance: 3 years/36,000 miles of normal oil changes and tire rotations

Hyundai Motor America

At Hyundai Motor America, we believe everyone deserves better. From the way we design and build our cars to the way we treat the people who drive them, making things better is at the heart of everything we do. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to create a better experience for customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.

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Last year we had a three part blog series about Qt’s new approach to working with 3D graphics APIs and shading languages: part 1, part 2, part 3. For Qt Quick, an early, opt-in preview of the new rendering architecture was shipped in Qt 5.14, with some improvements in Qt 5.15. With the release of Qt 6.0 upcoming, let’s see what has happened since Qt 5.15. It will not be possible to cover every detail of the graphics stack improvements for Qt Quick here, let alone dive into the vast amount of Qt Quick 3D features, many of which are new or improved in Qt 6.0. Rather, the aim is just to give an overview of what can be expected from the graphics stack perspective when Qt 6.0 ships later this year.

Note that the documentation links refer to the Qt 6 snapshot documentation. This allows seeing the latest C++ and QML API pages, including all changed and new functions, but the content is also not final. These links may also break later on.

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DTE Energy announces intent to spin-off Midstream business

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Unlocking significant shareholder value through spin-off of Midstream

Higher combined dividend compared to DTE’s current, pre-transaction dividend

Increased utility capex plan by $2 billion to $17 billion

Both companies to maintain commitments to Michigan and local communities

Separately announced Q3 2020 results; increased 2020 guidance, provided 2021 EPS early outlook and increased 2021 dividend by 7%1

DETROIT, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) (“DTE Energy” or “the Company”) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has unanimously authorized management to pursue a plan to spin-off the DTE Midstream business (“Midstream”) from DTE Energy. Midstream is the Company’s non-utility natural gas pipeline, storage and gathering business. The transaction would transform DTE Energy into a predominantly pure-play regulated electric and natural gas utility. Midstream would become an independent, publicly traded company well positioned for sustainable growth. The separation transaction is not expected to have any adverse impact on DTE Energy’s utility operations, customers or customer rates.

“DTE Energy has earned a reputation as a premier company in our industry because the Board and management team have a track record of value creation through disciplined planning and strong execution. Today’s announcement is a result of a series of strategic discussions that began in the summer of 2019 to identify opportunities that enable us to unlock the significant value we have created as our utility and non-utility businesses have grown,” said Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy president and CEO.

“Through a combination of greenfield development and acquisitions, we have meaningfully increased Midstream’s scale, diversification and market reach. As a result, Midstream is now an energy industry leader with the assets, resources and capabilities to stand on its own. Separating Midstream from DTE Energy sharpens both companies’ focus on their respective strategic priorities and stakeholder needs. We believe DTE Energy and Midstream will be even better positioned to grow, thrive and deliver superior returns with this transaction,” Norcia continued.

“As a result of our employees’ hard work and accomplishments, we are able to take this step and position DTE Energy and Midstream for an even stronger future,” Norcia stated. “As we conducted our review, serving the best interest of all stakeholders was a key consideration.”

Under the separation plan, DTE Energy shareholders will retain their current shares of DTE Energy stock and receive a pro-rata dividend of shares of the new Midstream company stock in a transaction that is expected to be tax-free to DTE Energy and its shareholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The actual number of Midstream shares to be distributed to DTE Energy shareholders will be determined prior to closing. DTE Energy is targeting to complete the spin-off by mid-year 2021.

Benefits of the separation transaction

The separation is expected to create numerous benefits for both DTE Energy and Midstream, including:

  • Transforms DTE Energy into a high growth, predominantly pure-play, regulated, Michigan-based utility;
  • Positions Midstream as a premier independent, natural gas midstream company with assets in premium basins connected to major demand markets;
  • Empowers Midstream to pursue growth opportunities and fully capitalize on its go-forward growth platform as an independent company;
  • Aligns the companies’ respective business mix with investor preferences and overall market trends, leading to expected enhanced valuations for both DTE Energy and Midstream;
  • Enables each business to pursue separate and distinct strategies led by proven boards and management teams who have skillsets and experience directly linked to each company’s unique strategic and financial objectives;
  • Provides capital allocation flexibility and capital structures that support distinct business models and growth objectives;
  • Generates a combined dividend that is expected to be higher than DTE’s current, pre-transaction dividend. Upon closing, DTE Energy plans to continue a payout ratio and dividend growth target consistent with pure-play utility companies. Upon closing, Midstream expects to establish a growing dividend with an initial level competitive with its midstream peers. Until the planned separation has been completed, DTE Energy expects to continue to pay its regular quarterly dividend. All dividends will be subject to approval by the respective Board of Directors following the completion of the separation; and
  • Enhances opportunities for employees, including providing many new career opportunities for Midstream employees as part of an independent, publicly traded company.

DTE Energy: a best-in-class predominantly pure-play regulated electric and natural gas utility with superior earnings growth, a strong capital investment plan and a proven record of cost management

With the completion of the separation, DTE Energy’s utility operating earnings would be in-line with its pure-play peers. Approximately 90% of DTE Energy’s operating earnings would be generated by its regulated utility business compared to 70% today. Approximately 92% of capital investments would be devoted to DTE Energy’s utility operations.

The Company is targeting a long-term operating EPS growth rate of 5% to 7% off its 2020 original guidance. This includes 7% to 8% long-term operating earnings growth for its regulated electric business and approximately 9% for its regulated natural gas business.

This growth is supported by $17 billion of planned utility capital investments over the next five years – a $2 billion, or 13%, increase over DTE Energy’s prior plan. These investments will continue to drive the Company’s commitment to cleaner, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

DTE Energy has an undisputed track record of cost management, far outperforming peer averages. The Company has consistently earned its authorized return on equity, reflecting both its operational excellence and constructive regulatory relationships, which will remain priorities following the separation. DTE Energy remains committed to a strong investment grade balance sheet.

DTE Energy will continue to be led by Jerry Norcia, president and CEO, and its current management team. Gerry Anderson will continue to serve as executive chairman, and Ruth Shaw will continue to serve as the Company’s lead independent director.

The new Midstream company: a premier natural gas pipeline, storage and gathering provider with significant growth and value creation opportunities as a standalone, publicly traded company

Midstream is a regulated natural gas pipeline, regulated storage, and gathering business that serves producers, gas and electric utilities, marketers, power plants and large industrial customers. It is recognized as a best-in-class provider of safe, reliable and economic midstream services in the top tier supply basins of North America. Midstream’s proven, experienced leadership and highly engaged employees have enabled among the best safety and reliability rankings in the industry.

Midstream owns 900 miles of FERC regulated gas transmission lines and 1,450 miles of gathering lines connected to high quality markets. It also owns and operates 91 Bcf of regulated gas storage capacity in Michigan serving local distribution companies, power generators and other end-user markets in major demand regions across the Midwest, the Northeast and Canada.

Midstream’s 2020 adjusted EBITDA is estimated to be approximately $700 million. This performance reflects the resource quality, the strategic location of its assets and the strong, long-term contracts underpinning the business. The business has generated over $3 billion of cash since 2008 and is expected to drive strong future EBITDA growth.

Midstream expects to maintain a competitive capital structure, initially targeting approximately 4.0x debt / adjusted EBITDA and approximately 2x dividend coverage ratio in 2021. It will target a credit rating that is in alignment with its peers.

The new Midstream company would be the only independent, mid-cap, C-Corp, gas-focused midstream investment opportunity with exposure to the Marcellus, Utica and Haynesville shales with connection to major demand markets.

Upon completion of the separation, David Slater, currently president and COO of DTE Midstream, will become president and CEO of the new Midstream company. Slater brings over 30 years of experience in the energy industry where he has worked in both commercial business development and operational roles. He joined DTE Energy in 2011 as DTE Gas Storage & Pipelines senior vice president and has led DTE Midstream since 2014.

Robert Skaggs Jr., a member of the DTE Energy Board, will serve as executive chairman of the new Midstream Board and will continue to serve as a member of the DTE Energy Board. Skaggs has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry, including leading companies in the midstream, pipeline and regulated utility sectors. He served as president and CEO of NiSource, Inc. from 2005 to 2015 and executed its successful spin-off of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. in mid-2015.

Additional members of Midstream’s management team and Board of Directors will be announced prior to the separation.

Timing / approvals

DTE Energy is targeting to complete the spin-off by mid-year 2021, subject to final approval by the Company’s Board of Directors, a Form 10 registration statement being declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other conditions. DTE Energy shareholder approval is not required to effect the separation transaction. There can be no assurance that any separation transaction will ultimately occur or, if one does occur, of its terms or timing.

A force for growth and prosperity in our communities

DTE Energy will remain headquartered in Detroit. Midstream will also establish its headquarters in Detroit. Both companies are committed to being a force for growth and prosperity in the communities they serve.

DTE Energy has a long record of corporate citizenship throughout its 450 Michigan communities, including through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Among other initiatives, DTE Energy has spent more than $11.4 billion with Michigan companies since 2010, supporting 34,000 Michigan jobs. The Company also actively supports its communities through the DTE Energy Foundation, among the state’s largest foundations committed to Michigan-focused giving. The DTE Foundation this year invested more than $40 million nationwide with specific focus on COVID-19 support to first responders, basic needs, and economic recovery for small businesses.

Strong third quarter 2020 results, increased guidance for 2020, continued growth in 2021

DTE Energy separately reported today strong third quarter 2020 results across its businesses and increased the midpoint of its 2020 operating earnings guidance by 14% from the Company’s original 2019 guidance. DTE Energy also provided 2021 EPS early outlook and announced a 7% dividend increase.

Advisors

Barclays and Lazard are serving as financial advisors and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is acting as legal advisor to DTE Energy.

Conference call and webcast

DTE Energy will host a conference call today at 9 a.m. ET to discuss today’s announcement and its third quarter results. The associated press releases and presentation slides are available at dteenergy.com/investors.

Investors, the news media and the public may listen to a live internet broadcast of the call at dteenergy.com/investors. The telephone dial-in numbers in the U.S. and Canada are toll free: (833) 968-2209 or international: (778) 560-2895. The passcode is 8965118. The webcast will be archived on the DTE Energy website at dteenergy.com/investors.

About Robert Skaggs Jr.

Skaggs has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry, including leading companies in the midstream, pipeline and regulated utility sectors.

From 2005 through 2015, Skaggs served as president and CEO of NiSource, Inc., a Fortune 500 energy holding company engaged in natural gas and electric utilities and the gas storage and pipeline business. In this role, he executed NiSource’s successful spin-off of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc., a gas pipeline, storage, gathering and processing business, in mid-2015. Earlier in 2015, Skaggs executed the successful IPO of Columbia Gas Pipeline Partners MLP. Skaggs served as chairman and CEO of Columbia Pipeline Group and Columbia Gas Pipeline Partners from 2015 through 2016.

Prior to serving as president of NiSource from 2004 to 2005, Skaggs was executive vice president, regulated revenue, for NiSource, responsible for developing regulatory strategies and leading external relations across all of the corporation’s energy distribution markets as well as its extensive interstate pipeline system. He also led regulated commercial activities, including large customer and marketer relations and energy supply services, as well as federal governmental relations.

Skaggs has served as director of DTE Energy since 2017. Skaggs also serves as a director of Team, Inc. He also is past chairman of the American Gas Association’s board of directors and has served in leadership roles for a variety of charitable, community and civic efforts.

Skaggs earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College, a law degree from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in business administration from Tulane University.

About David Slater

Slater has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, where he has worked in both commercial business development and operational roles.

Currently, Slater is president and COO of DTE Midstream and has been a member of DTE Energy’s executive leadership team since 2015. Slater joined DTE Energy in 2011 as senior vice president of DTE Gas Storage & Pipelines Company and DTE Pipeline Company and was promoted to executive vice president of DTE Midstream/GS&P in 2014.

Prior to joining DTE Energy, Slater held various senior management positions at Goldman Sachs and Nexen Marketing, a top-10 North American Energy merchant.

Slater is a member of the board of directors for Millennium Pipeline, Vector Pipeline, Nexus Gas Transmission and the elected chair of INGAA (Interstate Natural Gas Association of America). He is the elected board chairman of a local faith-based organization and director of a charitable faith-based foundation.

Slater earned a master’s degree in Business Administration and an honors degree in Business Commerce from the University of Windsor.

About DTE Energy

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company serving 2.2 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio includes energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects; renewable natural gas; natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage; and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE utility operations will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80 percent by 2040 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE Electric and Gas aspire to achieve net zero carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. DTE is committed to serving with its energy through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at dteenergy.com, empoweringmichigan.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com.

Forward looking statements
The information contained herein is as of the date of this release. DTE Energy expressly disclaims any current intention to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information or future events or developments. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “projected,” “aspiration,” “plans” and “goals” signify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and conditions but rather are subject to various assumptions, risks and uncertainties. This release contains forward-looking statements about DTE Energy’s and DTE Midstream’s financial results and estimates of future prospects, and actual results may differ materially. This release contains forward-looking statements about DTE Energy’s intent to spin-off DTE Midstream and DTE Energy’s preliminary strategic, operational and financial considerations related thereto. The statements with respect to the separation transaction are preliminary in nature and subject to change as additional information becomes available. The separation transaction will be subject to the satisfaction of a number of conditions, including the final approval of DTE Energy’s Board of Directors, and there is no assurance that such separation transaction will in fact occur. Many factors impact forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, the following: risks related to the separation transaction, including that the process of exploring the transaction and potentially completing the transaction could disrupt or adversely affect the consolidated or separate businesses, results of operations and financial condition, that the transaction may not achieve some or all of any anticipated benefits with respect to either business, and that the transaction may not be completed in accordance with DTE Energy’s expected plans or anticipated timelines, or at all; the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on DTE Energy and customers, impact of regulation by the EPA, the FERC, the MPSC, the NRC, and for DTE Energy, the CFTC and CARB, as well as other applicable governmental proceedings and regulations, including any associated impact on rate structures; the amount and timing of cost recovery allowed as a result of regulatory proceedings, related appeals, or new legislation, including legislative amendments and retail access programs; economic conditions and population changes in our geographic area resulting in changes in demand, customer conservation, and thefts of electricity and, for DTE Energy, natural gas; the operational failure of electric or gas distribution systems or infrastructure; impact of volatility of prices in the oil and gas markets on DTE Energy’s gas storage and pipelines operations and the volatility in the short-term natural gas storage markets impacting third-party storage revenues related to DTE Energy; impact of volatility in prices in the international steel markets on DTE Energy’s power and industrial projects operations; the risk of a major safety incident; environmental issues, laws, regulations, and the increasing costs of remediation and compliance, including actual and potential new federal and state requirements; the cost of protecting assets against, or damage due to, cyber incidents and terrorism; health, safety, financial, environmental, and regulatory risks associated with ownership and operation of nuclear facilities; volatility in commodity markets, deviations in weather, and related risks impacting the results of DTE Energy’s energy trading operations; changes in the cost and availability of coal and other raw materials, purchased power, and natural gas; advances in technology that produce power, store power or reduce power consumption; changes in the financial condition of significant customers and strategic partners; the potential for losses on investments, including nuclear decommissioning and benefit plan assets and the related increases in future expense and contributions; access to capital markets and the results of other financing efforts which can be affected by credit agency ratings; instability in capital markets which could impact availability of short and long-term financing; the timing and extent of changes in interest rates; the level of borrowings; the potential for increased costs or delays in completion of significant capital projects; changes in, and application of, federal, state, and local tax laws and their interpretations, including the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, rulings, court proceedings, and audits; the effects of weather and other natural phenomena on operations and sales to customers, and purchases from suppliers; unplanned outages; employee relations and the impact of collective bargaining agreements; the availability, cost, coverage, and terms of insurance and stability of insurance providers; cost reduction efforts and the maximization of plant and distribution system performance; the effects of competition; changes in and application of accounting standards and financial reporting regulations; changes in federal or state laws and their interpretation with respect to regulation, energy policy, and other business issues; contract disputes, binding arbitration, litigation, and related appeals; and the risks discussed in DTE Energy’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Use of Operating Earnings Information – Operating earnings exclude non-recurring items, certain mark-to-market adjustments and discontinued operations. DTE Energy management believes that operating earnings provide a more meaningful representation of the Company’s earnings from ongoing operations and uses operating earnings as the primary performance measurement for external communications with analysts and investors. Internally, DTE Energy uses operating earnings to measure performance against budget and to report to the Board of Directors.

In this release, DTE Energy discusses 2020 and 2021 operating earnings guidance. It is likely that certain items that impact the Company’s 2020 and 2021 reported results will be excluded from operating results. Reconciliations to the comparable 2020 and 2021 reported earnings guidance are not provided because it is not possible to provide a reliable forecast of specific line items (i.e., future non-recurring items, certain mark-to-market adjustments and discontinued operations). These items may fluctuate significantly from period to period and may have a significant impact on reported earnings.

DTE Energy also discusses adjusted EBITDA in this release. The reconciliation of net income to adjusted EBITDA as projected for full-year 2020 is not provided. DTE Energy does not forecast net income as it cannot, without unreasonable efforts, estimate or predict with certainty the components of net income. These components, net of tax, may include, but are not limited to, impairments of assets and other charges, divesture costs, acquisition costs, or changes in accounting principles. All of these components could significantly impact such financial measures. At this time, DTE Energy is not able to estimate the aggregate impact, if any, of these items on future period reported earnings. Accordingly, DTE Energy is not able to provide a corresponding GAAP equivalent for adjusted EBITDA.

For further information, members of the media may call:
Paula Silver, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555
Pete Ternes, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555

For further information, analysts may call:
Barbara Tuckfield, DTE Energy, 313.235.1018
John Dermody, DTE Energy, 313.235.8750

1 Reconciliation of operating earnings (non-GAAP) to reported earnings included in the appendix; does not reflect strategic separation impacts and any post-transaction guidance is expected to be revisited later in the process

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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 (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 +1 412-317-0088 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 revenue 3 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 revenue 3 3 A
Adjusted Gross Profit $ 877 $ 879 %
GAAP Gross Margin 64.5 % 64.1 % (40 bps)
Adjusted Gross Margin 64.6 % 64.2 % (40 bps)
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
GAAP Net Earnings $ 278 $ 234
Taxes 60 69
Interest Expense 49 62
Depreciation 12 13
Amortization 94 117
EBITDA $ 493 $ 495 %
Purchase accounting adjustment to acquired deferred revenue and commission expense 3 3 A
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions and divestiture 2 3 B
Adjusted EBITDA $ 498 $ 501 1 %
% of Adjusted Revenue 36.7 % 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 expense 0.02 0.02 A
Transaction-related expenses for completed acquisitions and divestiture 0.02 0.08 B
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets D 0.70 0.86
Adjustment to income tax expense related to the gain on sale of Scientific Imaging businesses 0.01
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 Flow 404 454 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 A 0.03 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 D 1.00 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 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, 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
ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 302.1 $ 709.7
Accounts receivable, net 773.4 791.6
Inventories, net 214.9 198.6
Income taxes receivable 43.1 18.5
Unbilled receivables 249.9 183.5
Other current assets 122.8 97.6
Total current assets 1,706.2 1,999.5
Property, plant and equipment, net 146.6 139.9
Goodwill 14,158.6 10,815.4
Other intangible assets, net 7,122.5 4,667.7
Deferred taxes 95.1 95.6
Other assets 423.0 390.8
Total assets $ 23,652.0 $ 18,108.9
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Accounts payable $ 173.1 $ 162.0
Accrued compensation 251.5 240.1
Deferred revenue 868.1 831.8
Other accrued liabilities 409.3 346.2
Income taxes payable 35.1 215.1
Current portion of long-term debt, net 602.8 602.2
Total current liabilities 2,339.9 2,397.4
Long-term debt, net of current portion 9,101.2 4,673.1
Deferred taxes 1,563.9 1,108.1
Other liabilities 486.1 438.4
Total liabilities 13,491.1 8,617.0
Common stock 1.1 1.1
Additional paid-in capital 2,069.9 1,903.9
Retained earnings 8,349.4 7,818.0
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (241.4 ) (212.8 )
Treasury stock (18.1 ) (18.3 )
Total stockholders’ equity 10,160.9 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 sales 490.2 480.9 1,445.4 1,437.8
Gross profit 875.9 873.6 2,576.4 2,534.2
Selling, general and administrative expenses 508.3 488.4 1,526.0 1,434.2
Income from operations 367.6 385.2 1,050.4 1,100.0
Interest expense, net 62.3 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 taxes 303.1 337.9 891.8 1,079.4
Income taxes 68.7 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:
Basic 104.7 104.0 104.5 103.8
Diluted 105.9 105.2 105.6 105.0
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 & Systems 430.2 391.2 1,290.4 1,103.7
Measurement & Analytical Solutions 367.9 398.3 1,097.0 1,208.5
Process Technologies 120.1 159.6 383.0 482.6
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 & Systems 287.1 66.7 % 271.9 69.5 % 865.1 67.0 % 763.6 69.2 %
Measurement & Analytical Solutions 218.4 59.4 % 234.7 58.9 % 654.5 59.7 % 706.1 58.4 %
Process Technologies 62.8 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 & Systems 134.3 31.2 % 137.5 35.1 % 403.6 31.3 % 392.0 35.5 %
Measurement & Analytical Solutions 122.5 33.3 % 127.0 31.9 % 359.5 32.8 % 375.4 31.1 %
Process Technologies 31.5 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 equipment 38.3 35.9
Amortization of intangible assets 319.8 263.2
Amortization of deferred financing costs 7.4 5.2
Non-cash stock compensation 88.4 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
businesses
197.9 150.4
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired businesses:
      Accounts receivable 126.1 52.1
      Unbilled receivables (49.1 ) (26.6 )
      Inventories (15.2 ) (25.2 )
      Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 53.3 (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 activities 950.9 995.6
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 notes 3,300.0 1,200.0
Borrowings (payments) under revolving line of credit, net 1,160.0 60.0
Debt issuance costs (42.0 ) (12.0 )
Cash dividends to stockholders (160.0 ) (143.5 )
Proceeds from stock-based compensation, net 72.5 38.8
Treasury stock sales 7.3 5.2
Other (1.4 ) 3.6
            Cash flows from financing activities 4,336.4 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 period 709.7 364.4
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 302.1 $ 323.0

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