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Dover Reports First Quarter 2023 Results

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 26, 2023 — Dover (NYSE: DOV), a diversified global manufacturer, announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023. All comparisons are to the comparable period of the prior fiscal year, unless otherwise noted.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2023, Dover generated revenue of $2.1 billion, an increase of 1% (+3% organic). GAAP net earnings of $229 million increased 1%, and GAAP diluted EPS of $1.63 was up 4%. On an adjusted basis, net earnings of $273 million decreased 1% and adjusted diluted EPS of $1.94 was up 2%.

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, "Dover delivered solid results in the first quarter, as strong execution more than offset inflationary and foreign currency translation headwinds. Revenue grew across the majority of our portfolio, enabled by the recovery in global supply chains and solid demand across many of our end markets. New order intake in the quarter was healthy and encouraging for the rest of the year.

“Margin performance was as expected with four out of five segments improving year-over-year margins meaningfully on volume leverage, cost actions, and disciplined pricing. Margins in the Pumps and Process Solutions segment were lower due to the mix effect of lower biopharma volumes, though sequential order rates in the quarter inflected positively leading us to expect the biopharma business will improve sequentially from here and return to growth in the second half. 

“Our prior investments in automation, productivity projects, and cost actions are delivering the benefits necessary to offset inflationary input costs. We are in the process of completing several capacity expansions in our secular growth businesses that we highlighted at our recent investor day putting us in position to win share in these attractive markets. The recent acquisition of Witte in our plastics and polymers business is performing ahead of expectations. Our strong financial position allows us to pursue our healthy pipeline of attractive bolt-on acquisitions and to opportunistically return capital to our shareholders.

“We are encouraged by the trends and performance so far in 2023, and have a constructive but also watchful outlook for the remainder of 2023. Overall demand conditions in our attractive industrial markets remain solid, and our bookings are healthy. Our elevated backlog levels, especially in some of our longer-cycle businesses, provide good visibility to our full year forecast. We are on track to deliver our full year cash flow target as we liquidate inventory in concert with a normalization of our backlog. We are mindful of the mixed macroeconomic backdrop and are diligently monitoring our customers’ plans, with available cost control levers and operational flexibility positioning us to deliver results in various macroeconomic environments. We maintain our full year adjusted EPS guidance.”


In 2023, Dover expects to generate GAAP EPS in the range of $7.81 to $8.01 (adjusted EPS of $8.85 to $9.05), based on full year revenue growth of 3% to 5% (all-in and organic).


Dover will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its first quarter results at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time (8:00 A.M. Central Time) on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. 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 over $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, general economic conditions and conditions in the particular markets in which we operate, supply chain constraints and labor shortages that could result in production stoppages, inflation in material input costs and freight logistics, the impact of interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations, the impacts of COVID-19, or other future pandemics, on the global economy and on our customers, suppliers, employees, business and cash flows, 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, 2022, 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.