NasdaqGS:BRKS

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Executive Summary

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides manufacturing automation solutions for the semiconductor industry, and life science sample-based services and solutions for the life sciences market worldwide. More Details

Rewards

Earnings are forecast to grow 26.77% per year

Earnings grew by 375.3% over the past year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for BRKS from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with solid track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Brooks Automation's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BRKS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.

Volatility Over Time: BRKS's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.2%

BRKS

-6.9%

US Semiconductor

-3.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

128.6%

BRKS

57.1%

US Semiconductor

29.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: BRKS exceeded the US Semiconductor industry which returned 57.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BRKS exceeded the US Market which returned 29.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BRKSIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.2%-6.9%-3.4%
30 Day2.6%-1.3%0.6%
90 Day13.8%7.3%6.3%
1 Year130.6%128.6%59.7%57.1%32.2%29.4%
3 Year199.0%190.6%98.0%87.9%51.3%41.7%
5 Year796.6%734.4%323.4%282.5%119.6%95.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Brooks Automation's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Brooks Automation undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

76.69x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BRKS ($81.94) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($46.74)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BRKS is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BRKS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (76.7x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (38.1x).

PE vs Market: BRKS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (76.7x) compared to the US market (21.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BRKS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BRKS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (4.7x).


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Future Growth

How is Brooks Automation forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

26.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BRKS's forecast earnings growth (26.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: BRKS's earnings (26.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (19.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: BRKS's revenue (9.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BRKS's revenue (9.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BRKS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.3%).


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Past Performance

How has Brooks Automation performed over the past 5 years?

46.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BRKS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BRKS's current net profit margins (8.4%) are higher than last year (2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BRKS's earnings have grown significantly by 46.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BRKS's earnings growth over the past year (375.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (46.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BRKS earnings growth over the past year (375.3%) exceeded the Semiconductor industry 18.2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: BRKS's Return on Equity (6.3%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Brooks Automation's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BRKS's short term assets ($675.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($225.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: BRKS's short term assets ($675.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($136.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BRKS's debt to equity ratio (4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if BRKS's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BRKS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (111.6%).

Interest Coverage: BRKS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (40.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Brooks Automation current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.49%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BRKS's dividend (0.49%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).

High Dividend: BRKS's dividend (0.49%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BRKS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: BRKS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: BRKS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BRKS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

7.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Steve Schwartz (61 yo)

10.42yrs

Tenure

US$3,917,556

Compensation

Dr. Stephen S. Schwartz, also known as Steve, has been Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Automation, Inc. since October 1, 2010 and has been its President since May 2016. Dr. Schwartz served as Interim Gen...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.92M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.21M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Stephen Schwartz
CEO, President & Director10.42yrsUS$3.92m0.47%
$ 28.5m
Lindon Robertson
Executive VP & CFO7.42yrsUS$2.05m0.085%
$ 5.1m
Jason Joseph
Senior VP10yrsUS$1.19m0.11%
$ 6.4m
Guojuan Liao
President of Life Sciences Services0.92yrUS$1.51m0.0059%
$ 351.9k
David Jarzynka
President of Semiconductor Solutions Group2.42yrsUS$1.62m0.045%
$ 2.7m
David Pietrantoni
VP of Finance7.75yrsno data0.040%
$ 2.4m
John O'Brien
Vice President of Corporate Development10.83yrsno datano data
William Montone
Senior Vice President of Human Resources15.42yrsUS$881.63k0.14%
$ 8.6m
J. Woodward
Senior Vice President of Quality & Engineering11.33yrsno datano data
David Gray
Senior VP and Chief Strategy & New Business Officer6.75yrsUS$1.10m0.11%
$ 6.3m
Robin Vacha
Senior VP & GM of Life Sciences Products0.92yrno data0.022%
$ 1.3m
Linda De Jesus
Senior VP & Chief Commercial Officer of Brooks Life Sciences0.17yrno datano data

7.6yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: BRKS's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Stephen Schwartz
CEO, President & Director10.42yrsUS$3.92m0.47%
$ 28.5m
Joseph Martin
Independent Chairman14.83yrsUS$302.52k0.12%
$ 7.0m
Mark Wrighton
Independent Director15.42yrsUS$215.03k0.15%
$ 9.0m
Michael Rosenblatt
Independent Director2.5yrsUS$217.53k0.013%
$ 790.1k
Ellen Zane
Independent Director8.83yrsUS$240.03k0.074%
$ 4.5m
Krishna Palepu
Independent Director15.33yrsUS$225.03k0.14%
$ 8.2m
Alfred Woollacott
Independent Director15.42yrsUS$235.03k0.11%
$ 6.7m
Robyn Davis
Independent Director7.75yrsUS$222.53k0.030%
$ 1.8m
Erica McLaughlin
Independent Director0.92yrUS$119.46k0.0066%
$ 395.6k

10.6yrs

Average Tenure

68yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BRKS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Brooks Automation, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Brooks Automation, Inc.
  • Ticker: BRKS
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1978
  • Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
  • Sector: Semiconductors
  • Market Cap: US$5.994b
  • Shares outstanding: 73.16m
  • Website: https://www.brooks.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Brooks Automation, Inc.
  • 15 Elizabeth Drive
  • Chelmsford
  • Massachusetts
  • 1824
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BRKSNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 1995
BA3DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURFeb 1995
0HQ1LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDFeb 1995

Biography

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides manufacturing automation solutions for the semiconductor industry, and life science sample-based services and solutions for the life sciences market worldwide. The company ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/04 00:04
End of Day Share Price2021/03/03 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/09/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.