For the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, revenue was $1.8 billion, an increase of 0.7% over the prior year. The increase in the quarter was driven by organic growth of 2.9% and acquisition growth of 0.8%, partially offset by a 2.5% unfavorable impact from foreign exchange (FX) and 0.5% due to dispositions.
Earnings from continuing operations of $198.1 million included acquisition-related amortization costs of $26.2 million and rightsizing and other costs of $5.1 million, representing $0.18 and $0.03 of diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (EPS), respectively. Excluding these items, adjusted earnings from continuing operations for the quarter were $229.4 million (15% over the comparable period in 2018), and adjusted EPS was $1.56 (20% over the comparable period in 2018).
For the six month period ended June 30, 2019, revenue was $3.5 billion, an increase of 2.9% over the comparable period in the prior year. The increase was driven by organic growth of 5.5% and acquisition growth of 0.7% partially offset by a 3.0% unfavorable impact from FX and 0.3% due to dispositions.
Earnings from continuing operations of $303.8 million included acquisition-related amortization costs of $52.9 million and rightsizing and other costs of $8.2 million, representing $0.36 and $0.06 of EPS, respectively
“Our results for the second quarter reflect a continued constructive demand environment across a significant portion of our portfolio that, when coupled with our ongoing productivity improvement actions, drove a 190 bps increase in operating margins on a comparable basis,” said Richard J. Tobin, Dover’s president and CEO. “Our Fluids segment posted a solid quarter with organic growth of 7%, with our fueling & transport, pumps, and process solutions businesses each delivering significant improvements in operating margin. Engineered Systems’ organic growth of 2% was primarily driven by the industrial platform, offsetting the expected lower activity in digital printing, which we expect to reaccelerate into the second half.”