Dover (NYSE:DOV) Files An 8-K

Dover (NYSE:DOV) announced today that for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016, revenue was $1.7 billion, a decrease of 4% from the prior year. Organic revenue declined 7% and acquisition revenue, net of dispositions, provided 3% growth in the quarter. Earnings from continuing operations were $130.1 million, a decrease of 30% as compared to$186.5 million for the prior year period. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (“EPS”) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016, were $0.83, compared to $1.19 EPS in the prior year period, representing a decrease of 30%. Third quarter 2016 EPS of $0.83 decreased 27% as compared to third quarter 2015 adjusted EPS of $1.14, which excludes $0.05 of discrete tax benefits. There were no discrete tax benefits in the third quarter of 2016. EPS for the quarters ended September 30, 2016, and September 30, 2015, includes restructuring costs of $0.04 EPS and $0.05 EPS, respectively.

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Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, was $5.0 billion, a decrease of 5% from the prior year, reflecting an organic revenue decline of 7% and an unfavorable impact from foreign exchange of1%, offset by 3% growth from acquisition revenue, net of dispositions. Earnings from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, were $347.7 million, a decrease of 24% as compared to $459.3 million for the prior year period. Diluted EPS for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, was $2.22, compared to $2.87 EPS in the prior year period, representing a decrease of 23%. EPS from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, includes discrete tax benefits of $0.04 and a gain on disposition of $0.07. Excluding discrete tax benefits and the gain on disposition, adjusted EPS from continuing operations decreased 25% to $2.11 from a comparable EPS of $2.82 in the prior year period. EPS for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, and September 30, 2015, also includes restructuring costs of $0.14 EPS and $0.17 EPS, respectively.

Dover’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. Livingston, said, “Our third quarter results were disappointing. The continuing weak macro environment, further declines in longer cycle oil & gas exposed markets, and production inefficiencies in our retail refrigeration business impacted both volume and earnings. These results were well below our expectations, and more than offset solid improvements in our upstream drilling and production businesses, as well as continued strong performance in our Printing & Identification platform.

“As we announced on October 10, given these factors, we expect 2016 full year EPS to be in the range of $3.00 to $3.05. Within this guidance, organic revenue is forecasted to decline 7% to 8%.

“Regarding the fourth quarter, we expect further improvements in our early cycle upstream oil & gas markets, strong performance in Printing & Identification, and continued sequential growth in Fluids. We also expect a seasonal decline in Refrigeration & Food Equipment. These factors will result in our fourth quarter EPS to be largely in-line with the third quarter.”

Net earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016, were $130.1 million, or $0.83 EPS, compared to net earnings of $186.1 million, or $1.19 EPS, for the same period of 2015, which included earnings from discontinued operations of $0.4 million.

Net earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, were $347.7 million, or $0.83 EPS, compared to net earnings of $728.0 million, or $1.19 EPS, for the same period of 2015, which included earnings from discontinued operations of $268.7 million, or $1.68 EPS. 2015 earnings from discontinued operations included gains of $265.6 million, or $1.66 EPS, resulting from the disposition of two businesses held for sale.

Dover will host a webcast of its third quarter 2016 conference call at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time (9:00 A.M. Central Time) on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The webcast can be accessed on the Dover website at www.dovercorporation.com. The conference call will also be made available for replay on the website. Additional information on Dover’s third quarter results and its operating segments can also be found on the Company’s website.

About Dover:

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue approaching $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. 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 26,000 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 www.dovercorporation.com.

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