The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dover's revenues will grow 1.6% and EPS will increase 12.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.29.
Last quarter, Dover booked revenue of $2.04 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.95 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.10. GAAP EPS of $1.19 for Q1 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.05 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 38.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.3%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.24.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 301 members out of 313 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 115 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 115 give Dover a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dover is outperform, with an average price target of $77.61.
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