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Dover Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results And Raises Full Year Revenue And EPS Guidance

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dover (NYSE: DOV) announced today that for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017, revenue was $2.0 billion, an increase of 18% from the prior year. The increase in the quarter was driven by organic growth of 10% and acquisition growth of 12%, partially offset by a 3% impact from dispositions and an unfavorable impact from foreign exchange ("FX") of 1%. Net earnings were $164.1 million, an increase of 39% as compared to $118.3 million for the prior year period. Diluted net earnings per share ("EPS") for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017, were $1.04, compared to $0.76 EPS in the prior year period, representing an increase of 37%. EPS for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017, and June 30, 2016, include restructuring costs of $0.01 EPS and $0.04 EPS, respectively.

Dover's President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. Livingston, said, "The second quarter reflected the continuation of a trend that began to develop late last year, namely improving global markets and strong results reflecting solid execution by our teams. In all, we achieved revenue growth and margin expansion that exceeded our forecasts.

"All of our segments posted sequential increases in revenue and margin, which was most notable in Refrigeration & Food Equipment and Fluids. In addition, we benefited from strong broad-based activity in Engineered Systems, and also from higher than expected U.S. rig count and increased well completions, which resulted in significant growth in Energy.

"As a result of our strong second quarter performance and increased confidence in the back half of the year, we are raising our full year guidance for revenue and EPS. Our revised guidance is based on full year revenue growth of 12% to 14% versus our prior forecast of 11% to 13%, and includes organic growth of 5% to 7%, which has been increased one percentage point. Our revenue forecast also includes acquisition growth of 10%, a 2% impact from dispositions, and a 1% headwind from FX, all of which remain unchanged from our prior forecast. Lastly, we now expect full year diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $4.23 to $4.33, versus our prior guidance of $4.05 to $4.20."

Dover will host a webcast of its second quarter 2017 conference call at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time (9:00 A.M. Central Time) on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The webcast can be accessed on the Dover website at dovercorporation.com. The conference call will also be made available for replay on the website. Additional information on Dover's second quarter results and its operating segments can be found on the Company's website.

About Dover:

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue exceeding $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through four operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids, Refrigeration & Food Equipment, and Energy. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of 29,000 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 dovercorporation.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such statements concern future events and may be indicated by words or phrases such as "anticipates," "expects," "believes," "suggests," "will," "plans," "should," "would," "could," and "forecast," or the use of the future tense and similar words or phrases. Forward-looking statements address matters that are uncertain, including, by way of example only: operating and strategic plans, future sales, earnings, cash flows, margins, organic growth, growth from acquisitions, restructuring charges, cost structure, capital expenditures, capital allocation, capital structure, dividends, cash flows, exchange rates, tax rates, interest rates, interest expense, changes in operations and trends in industries in which our businesses operate, anticipated market conditions and our positioning, global economies, and operating improvements. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations, including, but not limited to, economic conditions generally and changes in economic conditions globally and in the markets and industries served by our businesses, including oil and gas activity and U.S. industrials activity; conditions and events affecting domestic and global financial and capital markets; oil and natural gas demand, production growth, and prices; changes in exploration and production spending by our customers and changes in the level of oil and natural gas exploration and development; changes in customer demand and capital spending; risks related to our international operations and the ability of our businesses to expand into new geographic markets; the impact of interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; increased competition and pricing pressures; the impact of loss of a significant customer, or loss or non-renewal of significant contracts; the ability of our businesses to adapt to technological developments; the ability of our businesses to develop and launch new products, timing of such launches and risks relating to market acceptance by customers; the relative mix of products and services which impacts margins and operating efficiencies; the impact of loss of a single-source manufacturing facility; short-term capacity constraints; domestic and foreign governmental and public policy changes or developments, including import/export laws and sanctions, tax policies, environmental regulations and conflict minerals disclosure requirements; increases in the cost of raw materials; our ability to identify and successfully consummate value-adding acquisition opportunities or planned divestitures, and to realize anticipated earnings and synergies from acquired businesses and joint ventures; our ability to achieve expected savings from integration and other cost-control initiatives, such as lean and productivity programs as well as efforts to reduce sourcing input costs; the impact of legal compliance risks and litigation, including product recalls; indemnification obligations related to acquired or divested businesses; cybersecurity and privacy risks; protection and validity of patent and other intellectual property rights; goodwill or intangible asset impairment charges; a downgrade in our credit ratings which, among other matters, could make obtaining financing more difficult and costly; and work stoppages, union and works council campaigns and other labor disputes which could impact our productivity. Dover refers you to the documents that it files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as its reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, for a discussion of these and other risks and...


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