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Dover Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ – Dover (NYSE: DOV), a diversified global manufacturer, announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. All comparisons are to the comparable period of the prior fiscal year, unless otherwise noted.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2024, Dover generated revenue of $2.1 billion, an increase of 1% (-1% organic). GAAP net earnings of $632 million increased 177%, and GAAP diluted EPS of $4.52 was up 177%. On an adjusted basis, net earnings of $273 million was approximately flat and adjusted diluted EPS of $1.95 was up 1%.

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’s first quarter results were in line with our expectations. We are particularly pleased with the success of our organic growth platforms, as well as the order trends in the quarter, which validate the aggressive working capital posture we adopted in 2023. Order momentum in the quarter was strong and broad-based, particularly in our shorter-cycle end markets, building off the prior year exit rate and bolstering confidence in our full year outlook. Strong growth in several key markets and improving performance in biopharma components set us up for favorable sequential margin mix over the balance of the year.

“We remained active in portfolio management and productive capital deployment. During the quarter we completed two synergistic bolt-on acquisitions in our Clean Energy and Fueling segment adding attractive digital and recurring revenue streams to our car wash and retail fueling platforms. We launched a $500 million accelerated share repurchase program returning excess capital to shareholders. Our continued strong cash flow generation, together with proceeds from the recently closed De-Sta-Co divestiture, provide ample capacity for further capital deployment in 2024.

“We are off to a solid start in 2024, and the setup for the remainder of the year is encouraging. Our order rate momentum and healthy underlying demand conditions across the portfolio support the outlook for continued volume and profit improvement through the year. We are narrowing our full year adjusted EPS guidance to the higher end of the range, and will further evaluate our full year targets as the year progresses should present demand trends continue.”


In 2024, Dover expects to generate GAAP EPS in the range of $10.78 to $10.93 (adjusted EPS of $9.00 to $9.15), based on full year revenue growth of 2% to 4% (1% to 3% on an organic basis). Full year GAAP EPS includes the gain on sale of De-Sta-Co.


Dover will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its first quarter results at 9:30 A.M. Eastern Time (8:30 A.M. Central Time) on Thursday, April 25, 2024. 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 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 approximately 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 natural or human-induced disasters, acts of war, terrorism, international conflicts, and public health crises on the global economy and on our customers, suppliers, employees, business and cash flows;  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, 2023, 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.