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Dover (DOV) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates, Up Y/Y
October 19, 2017

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Dover Corporation (DOV - Free Report) is an industrial conglomerate producing wide range of specialized industrial products and manufacturing equipment. The company mainly delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment.

Dover is likely to benefit from its acquisition strategy, robust hygienic and pharma markets, significant drilling activity and booming Printing & Identification platform. Further, Dover’s diligent efforts to divest its businesses will help in reducing exposure to cyclical markets and focus on higher margin growth spaces. However, generally weaker capital spending across several industrial end markets and persistent headwinds in its retail refrigeration business are expected to affect Dover’s results.

We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just revealed third-quarter earnings announcement below:

Estimate Trend & Surprise History

Investors should note that the earnings estimate revisions for Dover for the third quarter have moved south ahead of the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has went down 0.9% over the last 7 days and currently stands at $1.11 for the quarter.

As regards earnings surprise, Dover has outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three out of the past four quarters.

Dover Corporation Price and EPS Surprise


Dover Corporation Price and EPS Surprise | Dover Corporation Quote


Dover posted earnings of $1.16 per share in the third quarter of 2017, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.11. Earnings also surged 40% year over yaer.


Dover posted revenues of $2.006 billion, which came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues of $1.981 billion. Revenues also increased 17% year over year, driven by acquisition growth of 10%, organic growth of 9% and a favorable impact from foreign exchange of 1%, partly offset by a 3% impact from dispositions.

Key Stats

Dover’s bookings at the end of the third quarter were worth $1.94 billion, up from $1.69 billion at the end of third-quarter 2016. Backlog also increased to $1.27 billion at the end of the reported quarter from $1.08 billion at the year-ago quarter end.

Dover reaffirmed its earnings per share guidance range of $4.23-$4.33 for full year 2017. The company raised revenue guidance and expects it to grow in the range of  14%-15% compared with the previous outlook range of 12%-14%. The revenue growth guidance comprised of organic growth in the band of 6%-7% and acquisition growth of approximately 10%, partially offset by a 2% impact from the dispositions.

Zacks Rank

Currently, Dover has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), but that could change following Dover’s earnings report which was just released.

Market Reaction

Dover’s shares were inactive following the release. It would be interesting to see how the market reacts to the results during the trading session today.

Check back later for our full write up on this Dover’s earnings report later!

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