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Dover Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results; Provides Full Year 2022 Guidance

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., January 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dover (NYSE: DOV), a diversified global manufacturer, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.


For the quarter ended December 31, 2021, Dover generated revenue of $2.0 billion, an increase of 12% (+11% organic) compared to the fourth quarter of the prior year. GAAP net earnings of $363 million increased 99%, and GAAP diluted EPS of $2.49 was up 99%. On an adjusted basis, net earnings of $259 million increased 15% and adjusted diluted EPS of $1.78 was also up 15% versus the comparable quarter of the prior year.

For the full year ended December 31, 2021, Dover generated revenue of $7.9 billion, an increase of 18% (+15% organic) compared to the prior year. GAAP net earnings of $1,124 million increased 64%, and GAAP diluted EPS of $7.74 was up 65% year-over-year. On an adjusted basis, net earnings of $1,109 million increased 35%, and adjusted diluted EPS of $7.63 was also up 35% versus 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, “At the conclusion of our fiscal year end commentary, I typically thank our employees for their efforts in delivering our results, and our customers for their loyalty and trust. Recognizing that the operating environment of the past year was remarkably challenging, and in many ways continues to be such, I would like to be upfront and emphasize such recognition. We are humbled by the extraordinary efforts of our Dover team members in overcoming adversities during this past year which has enabled us to deliver strong operating results. We are grateful to our customers who trusted us with their businesses while adapting their supply chains and business models to a demanding operating environment. The resilience and creativity of our teams and the durability of our customer relationships were the key elements of our success this year, and we are committed to build upon those pillars into 2022 and mobilize to deliver another year of strong performance. Again, we thank you.

“We delivered strong results in the fourth quarter and the full year posting organic revenue growth of 11% and 15%, respectively. Solid top line growth, improving mix of products and services, and our operational excellence and enterprise capabilities allowed us to deliver a robust increase in profitability and earnings per share. The operating environment became increasingly challenging as 2021 progressed. While we are proud of our efforts to combat these challenges, they did impact portions of our portfolio that operate with particularly complex supply chains and produce labor- and material-intensive products. We have taken actions to address these challenges, and we expect to convert revenue growth into earnings at a sequentially improving rate through 2022, which is reflected in our guidance.

“Our strong operational execution in 2021 was complemented by stepped-up disciplined capital allocation, as we continued to enhance our portfolio by deploying our highest amount of capital since 2016 toward numerous strategically and financially attractive capacity investments for organic growth and bolt-on acquisitions. These investments are part of our deliberate strategy to expand into markets with secular growth opportunities. Recognizing recent changes to our portfolio, we renamed our Fueling Solutions segment to ‘Clean Energy & Fueling’, and our Refrigeration & Food Equipment segment to ‘Climate & Sustainability Technologies’ to better reflect the markets and customers served by these businesses.

“We begin 2022 with a constructive outlook and are well-equipped to navigate this persistently demanding operational environment. We see sustained strong demand conditions across much of our portfolio which is reflected in our order backlogs and which allows us to better plan our capacity, production and inventory, a major benefit in today’s constrained operating environment. While we expect the operational challenges in supply chain and labor availability to continue into early 2022, we will remain focused on delivering products and services to our customers against a robust backlog and actively managing margin headwinds.

“We believe we are well-positioned to deliver robust top-line growth, margin expansion and EPS accretion in 2022. Our strategy remains unchanged: drive superior value-creation through growth in excess of GDP, continued profitability improvement, strong cash flow and smart capital deployment. The Dover team is prepared to continue delivering against our ambitious objectives to maximize value and benefits to our shareholders, customers, and employees.”

Full Year 2022 Guidance Update:

In 2022, Dover expects to generate GAAP EPS in the range of $7.45 to $7.65 (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). A full reconciliation between forecasted GAAP and forecasted adjusted measures in included as an exhibit herein.

Conference Call Information:

Dover will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2021 results as well as 2022 guidance at 9:30 A.M. Eastern Time (8:30 A.M. Central Time) on Thursday, January 27, 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 fourth quarter and full year 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 $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." 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, 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, 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.