Donaldson Company, Inc. DCI is benefiting from its strong product portfolio, solid demand and focus on innovation and growth investments despite adversities from the high cost of sales and foreign exchange headwinds. Presence in diverse end markets, including construction, mining, aerospace, defense and food & beverage, helps the company offset weaknesses associated with a single market.
Growth in On-Road and Off-Road sales, supported by elevated levels of medium and heavy-duty equipment production is driving DCI’s Mobile Solutions segment’s revenues. Aftermarket sales are being aided by improved global supply-chain conditions. Sales growth in industrial filtration solutions and aerospace and defense is supporting the Industrial Solutions segment’s sales.
Acquired assets are strengthening DCI’s top line. Donaldson acquired Isolere Bio in February 2023, which enabled it to create leading separation and filtration solutions for emerging genetic-based drugs. Also, the acquisition of Purilogics, LLC (June 2022) strengthened the company’s life sciences portfolio by leveraging the acquired entity’s unique product offerings. The Solaris Biotechnology (in November 2021) buyout strengthened its presence across several end markets, including food and beverage, biopharma and other major life sciences.
Donaldson’s efforts to reward its shareholders through dividend payments and share repurchases are noteworthy. The company’s dividend payments totaled $110.1 million in fiscal 2022 and $56.2 million in the first six months of fiscal 2023. It also bought back shares worth $171 million in fiscal 2022 and $115.2 million in the first six months of fiscal 2023.
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In light of the above-mentioned positives, we believe, investors should retain DCI stock for now, as suggested by its current Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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