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Dover Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

• Reports quarterly revenue of $1.7 billion with organic growth of 3%
• Delivers adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.36, an increase of 14% over the prior year
• Tightens 2018 guidance for full year adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to $4.80 to $4.85

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dover (NYSE: DOV), a diversified global manufacturer, announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results:

For the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, Dover's revenue was $1.7 billion, driven by organic growth of 3%. Net earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, were $157.3 million, compared to net earnings of $178.9 million in the prior year period. The third quarter 2017 results include earnings from discontinued operations of $19.5 million attributable to Apergy, which the company spun off in the second quarter of 2018.

Earnings from continuing operations were $157.3 million, a decrease of 1% as compared to $159.5 million for the prior year period, largely driven by forecasted rightsizing costs incurred in the period. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations ("EPS") on a GAAP basis for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, were $1.05, compared to $1.01 for the comparable period.

For the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, earnings from continuing operations included acquisition-related amortization costs of $26.2 million and rightsizing costs of $19.7 million, representing $0.18 EPS and $0.13 EPS, respectively. Excluding these costs, adjusted earnings from continuing operations for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, was $203.2 million (+9%), and adjusted EPS was $1.36 (+14%).

A reconciliation between GAAP and adjusted earnings from continuing operations is included as an exhibit herein.

Full Year 2018 Guidance Update:

Dover tightened its guidance for adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to the upper end of the previous range, and is now $4.80 to $4.85. This guidance is based on full year revenue growth of approximately 2%, which is comprised of organic growth of 3%, acquisition growth of 1%, and a favorable impact from FX of 1%, partially offset by a 3% impact from dispositions.

Dover’s 2018 guidance for adjusted EPS from continuing operations excludes forecasted full year acquisition-related amortization costs and rightsizing and other costs. Dover expects its full year effective tax rate to be between 20% and 21%.

Management Commentary:

Dover’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard J. Tobin, said, “Dover's solid results reflect broad-based demand strength in Engineered Systems and Fluids, which posted organic growth of 5% and 9%, respectively, and more than offset the forecasted weak demand conditions in Refrigeration & Food Equipment. In all, we generated revenue of $1.7 billion at an organic growth rate of 3%. Adjusted net earnings of $203 million and adjusted EPS of $1.36 improved 9% and 14%, respectively.

"Heading into the fourth quarter, demand trends remain largely unchanged across the portfolio, with third quarter organic bookings growth of 6% over the comparable period. In the fourth quarter, we expect our Fluids segment to be a more meaningful contributor to our profits as a result of top line growth conversion and improved operational performance in our retail fueling operations. This, coupled with our cost containment actions, will more than offset weaker demand conditions in our Refrigeration & Food Equipment segment, which are expected to continue through the balance of the year.

"We are on track to complete our rightsizing initiatives as disclosed at our September investor day, and have made good progress in our footprint optimization projects, some of which we expect to begin to implement in the fourth quarter. On the back of our solid order book, productivity improvements and internal cost initiatives, we are tightening our full year EPS guidance to $4.80 to $4.85, which represents the top end of the previous range."

Conference Call Information:

Dover will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its third quarter 2018 results and 2018 guidance at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time (9:00 A.M. Central Time) on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The webcast can be accessed on the Dover website at The conference call will also be made available for replay on the website. Additional information on Dover’s third quarter results and its operating segments can be found on the Company’s website.

About Dover:

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at

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