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
No risks detected for BRKS from our risk checks.
Excellent balance sheet with solid track record.
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 +/- 11% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BRKS's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BRKS exceeded the US Semiconductor industry which returned 58.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BRKS exceeded the US Market which returned 48.6% over the past year.
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?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StDo Its Financials Have Any Role To Play In Driving Brooks Automation, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:BRKS) Stock Up Recently?
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StI Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) Passed With Ease
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Is Brooks Automation undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BRKS ($86.59) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($55.52)
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 (68.4x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (31.8x).
PE vs Market: BRKS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (68.4x) compared to the US market (19.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BRKS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BRKS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (4.5x).
How is Brooks Automation forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BRKS's forecast earnings growth (31.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: BRKS's earnings (31.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BRKS's revenue (10.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BRKS's revenue (10.8% 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 (12.9%).
How has Brooks Automation performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BRKS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BRKS's current net profit margins (9.3%) are higher than last year (3.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BRKS has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 51.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: BRKS's earnings growth over the past year (228.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (51.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BRKS earnings growth over the past year (228.6%) exceeded the Semiconductor industry 47%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BRKS's Return on Equity (7.4%) is considered low.
How is Brooks Automation's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BRKS's short term assets ($724.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($265.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: BRKS's short term assets ($724.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($132.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BRKS's debt to equity ratio (4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if BRKS's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BRKS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (311.3%).
Interest Coverage: BRKS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (54.5x coverage).
What is Brooks Automation current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BRKS's dividend (0.46%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.25%).
High Dividend: BRKS's dividend (0.46%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.43%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BRKS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: BRKS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BRKS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BRKS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Schwartz (61 yo)
Dr. Stephen S. Schwartz, also known as Steve, has been Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Automation, Inc. since October 1, 2010 and has been its President since May 2016. Dr. Schwartz served as Interim Gen...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.92M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.60M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: BRKS's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: BRKS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.8 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Brooks Automation, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Brooks Automation, Inc.
- Ticker: BRKS
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1978
- Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
- Sector: Semiconductors
- Market Cap: US$6.734b
- Shares outstanding: 73.22m
- Website: https://www.brooks.com
Number of Employees
- Brooks Automation, Inc.
- 15 Elizabeth Drive
- United States
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
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