Dover Corporation posted fourth-quarter 2022 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $2.16, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.15 (according to Zacks Equity Research).
EPS was +21% higher year-over-year, on the back of strong demand and solid backlog rates, coupled with improving price-cost dynamics – which offset the effects of input shortages, inflationary cost pressure and foreign currency headwinds.
Revenues in the quarter were up +7.5% year over year to $2,139 million, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2,108 million.
Organic growth came in at +9% for the quarter.
The company’s revenue from Engineered Products segment grew +13.4% year-over-year in the quarter, and those from Clean Energy & Fueling segment were up +12.4%. Imaging & Identification segment’s revenues rose +0.3% year over year. Climate & Sustainability Technologies segment’s revenues climbed +17.6%. Pumps & Process Solutions segment’s revenues slipped -6.5%.
Dover projects adjusted EPS in the range of $8.85 to $9.05 for 2023, and expects revenue growth of 3-5%.