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Dover Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results; Raises Full Year EPS Guidance

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., October 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dover (NYSE: DOV), a diversified global manufacturer, announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.


For the quarter ended September 30, 2020, Dover generated revenue of $1.7 billion, a decline of 4% (-5% organic) compared to the third quarter of the prior year. GAAP net earnings of $200 million decreased 3%, and GAAP diluted EPS of $1.38 was down 1%. On an adjusted basis, net earnings of $232 million declined 1%, and adjusted diluted EPS of $1.60 was flat versus the comparable quarter of the prior year.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, Dover generated revenue of $4.9 billion, a decline of 9% (-8% organic) compared to the first nine months of the prior year. GAAP net earnings of $501 million decreased 2%, and GAAP diluted EPS of $3.45 declined 1% year-over-year. On an adjusted basis, net earnings of $599 million declined 7%, and adjusted diluted EPS of $4.12 was down 6% versus the comparable period of the prior year.

A full reconciliation between GAAP and adjusted measures and definitions of non-GAAP and other performance measures are included as an exhibit herein.

Management Commentary:

Dover’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard J. Tobin, said, “Our third quarter results reflect the continued recovery in most of the markets we serve, as well as strong execution by our teams around the world. Operationally, we executed well in the quarter, which allowed us to respond effectively to the improved demand environment, deliver on the backlogs in our long-cycle businesses and positively impact the results for the quarter.

“The trajectory of new orders continued to improve through the third quarter resulting in approximately flat bookings compared to the same quarter last year. We saw activity improve with positive comparable year-over-year organic bookings across multiple markets, most notably marking & coding, automotive aftermarket, food retail, heat exchangers, biopharma, can making, plastics & processing and aerospace & defense. Digital textile printing, compression components and aftermarket, commercial foodservice and waste hauling remained impacted by pandemic-induced disruptions in their respective end-markets.

“This year has undoubtedly been challenging, but it also has provided Dover an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of our diverse portfolio with balanced end market and geographic exposure. Our teams have adapted well to the challenging environment by focusing on what we can control as we serve our customers, maintain safe operating environments and reduce costs. We also continue to make significant strides on our process improvement and product simplification efforts, yielding robust margin performance despite demand softness.

“Looking forward, we recognize the uncertain macroeconomic environment but are cautiously optimistic about the balance of the year and the set-up for 2021. Our year-to-date performance positions us to absorb possible temporary disruptions, should those materialize in the fourth quarter. We are operating with a healthy order backlog and have levers in our possession for continued solid conversion margin performance. As a result of our operating results in Q3, we are raising our full year guidance for 2020.”

Full Year 2020 Guidance Update:

Full year 2020 GAAP EPS guidance was raised to $4.52 to $4.57 ($5.40 to $5.45 on an adjusted basis).

Conference Call Information:

Dover will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its third quarter and year-to-date 2020 results as well as updated 2020 guidance at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time (8:00 A.M. Central Time) on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. 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 and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions 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 23,000 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."

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. All statements in this document other than statements of historical fact are statements that are, or could be deemed, “forward-looking” statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous important risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, the impacts of COVID-19, or other future pandemics, on the global economy and on our customers, suppliers, employees, business and cash flows, other general economic conditions and conditions in the particular markets in which we operate, changes in customer demand and capital spending, competitive factors and pricing pressures, our ability to develop and launch new products in a cost-effective manner, our ability to realize synergies from newly acquired businesses, and our ability to derive expected benefits from restructuring, productivity initiatives and other cost reduction actions. For details on the risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein, we refer you to the documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. These documents are available from the Securities and Exchange Commission, and on our website, The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.