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Dover Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dover (NYSE: DOV), a diversified global manufacturer, announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Dover Q1 2022 Earnings

For the quarter ended March 31, 2022, Dover generated revenue of $2.1 billion, an increase of 10% (+9% organic) compared to the first quarter of the prior year. GAAP net earnings of $226 million decreased 3%, and GAAP diluted EPS of $1.56 was also down 3%. On an adjusted basis, net earnings of $275 million increased 5% and adjusted diluted EPS of $1.90 was also up 5% versus the comparable quarter 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.


Dover’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard J. Tobin, said, “Our results in the first quarter were in line with our expectations and reflect solid execution amidst an operating environment that remains challenging on many levels.

“Revenue grew across a majority of our businesses, buoyed by solid underlying demand and our ability to produce and ship despite numerous operational challenges, and a difficult macro backdrop in Eastern Europe and China. Backlogs and order rates remain robust across much of the portfolio. Operating margin performance for the quarter was satisfactory as volume leverage, productivity, and tight cost controls were able to dampen the negative impact of supply chain constraints, input inflation, and un-forecasted production interruptions. Our pricing versus cost spread improved from the previous quarter as we liquidated our older order book and inventory position; we expect this to further improve over the balance of the year, meaningfully contributing to profitability.

“We are investing in capacity expansions and productivity improvements to ensure we can continue to drive revenue growth and win in the marketplace. The acquisitions that we closed in the fourth quarter of 2021 in the Clean Energy and Fueling segment are performing above expectations, and we recently acquired unique electric refuse collection vehicle technology.

“We believe we are well-positioned to deliver solid performance in 2022. Demand conditions are constructive and our backlog remains at record levels, providing us with good revenue visibility and the ability to forecast production. We are taking active measures to counter persisting headwinds and are prudently evaluating various scenarios of macro and specific market developments. We are maintaining our 2022 adjusted full-year guidance and will continue evaluating it as the year unfolds.”


In 2022, Dover expects to generate GAAP EPS in the range of $7.39 to $7.59 (adjusted EPS of $8.45 to $8.65), based on full year revenue growth of 8% to 10% (7% to 9% on an organic basis).


Dover will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its first quarter 2022 results at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time (8:00 A.M. Central Time) on Thursday, April 21, 2022. 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 first quarter results and its operating segments can be found on the Company’s website.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy & Fueling, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Climate & Sustainability Technologies. 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 25,000 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."


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, supply chain constraints and labor shortages that could result in production stoppages, inflation in material input costs and freight logistics, other general economic conditions and conditions in the particular markets in which we operate, the impact on global or a regional economy due to the outbreak or escalation of hostilities or war, 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, 2021, 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.