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Dover Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results; Raises Full Year Guidance

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dover (NYSE: DOV), a diversified global manufacturer, announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.


For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, Dover generated revenue of $2.0 billion, an increase of 36% (+30% organic) compared to the second quarter of the prior year. GAAP net earnings of $265 million increased 112%, and GAAP diluted EPS of $1.82 was also up 112%. On an adjusted basis, net earnings of $299 million increased 82% and adjusted diluted EPS of $2.06 was also up 82% versus the comparable quarter of the prior year.

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, Dover generated revenue of $3.9 billion, an increase of 24% (+19% organic) compared to the first six months of the prior year. GAAP net earnings of $497 million increased by 65%, and GAAP diluted EPS of $3.43 was up 66% year-over-year. On an adjusted basis, net earnings of $562 million increased 53%, and adjusted diluted EPS of $3.87 was also up 53% 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, “We performed well again this quarter as new order activity remained strong and margin improvement continued its solid trajectory across all segments. Our portfolio is performing above pre-pandemic levels in terms of revenue and margin, and our record-high backlog provides visibility into the second half of the year, and in some of our businesses into 2022.

“During the quarter we saw top-line growth across all of our segments, with the largest contributions to the year-over-year increase from pumps and process solutions, fueling solutions, food retail, marking & coding and automotive aftermarket businesses. We are encouraged by the demand growth in compressor components, foodservice, and textile printing, and we expect continued recovery in these markets over the balance of the year.

“Our teams have done a commendable job in the first half navigating logistics bottlenecks, component and labor shortages, and cost inflation to meet end market demand and drive solid margin conversion. Our forecast for the balance of the year reflects the expectation that logistics constraints and input cost inflation will neither deteriorate nor improve materially. Despite this dynamic, we believe that our localized manufacturing and sourcing strategy and diverse business mix give us distinct advantages to win in the current demand environment.

“We also have continued to invest organically in capacity expansions in our high-growth businesses and productivity improvements across our portfolio. Our center-led initiatives are continuing to drive cost synergies across our portfolio companies allowing them to concentrate on winning in the marketplace and driving growth. Acquisition activity remains robust and we recently acquired three attractive bolt-on businesses in single-use pumps, brand protection software and IoT dispensing solutions.

“As we look toward the second half of the year, our robust backlog levels and sustained strong bookings pace give us confidence in our durable top-line trajectory. We also remain confident in our ability to execute operationally to drive portfolio profitability. As a result, we are raising our full year revenue and EPS guidance.”

Full Year 2021 Guidance Update:

Guidance for full year 2021 revenue growth was raised to 15% to 17%. EPS guidance for full year 2021 was raised to $6.45 to $6.55 ($7.30 to $7.40 on an adjusted basis).

Conference Call Information:

Dover will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its second quarter and year-to-date 2021 results as well as updated 2021 guidance at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time (9:00 A.M. Central Time) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. 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 second 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 over $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 65 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

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, 2020, 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.