Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions worldwide. More Details
Flawless 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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BRKS underperformed the US Semiconductor industry which returned 42.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BRKS underperformed the US Market which returned 18.3% over the past year.
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
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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 ($48.68) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($30.22)
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 (86.3x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (39.7x).
PE vs Market: BRKS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (86.3x) compared to the US market (19.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BRKS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BRKS is good value based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (3.4x).
How is Brooks Automation forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BRKS's forecast earnings growth (43.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: BRKS's earnings (43.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BRKS's revenue (10.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BRKS's revenue (10.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BRKS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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 (4.9%) are higher than last year (0.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BRKS's earnings have grown significantly by 36.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BRKS's earnings growth over the past year (1182.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (36.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BRKS earnings growth over the past year (1182.6%) exceeded the Semiconductor industry 14.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BRKS's Return on Equity (3.5%) is considered low.
How is Brooks Automation's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BRKS's short term assets ($602.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($205.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: BRKS's short term assets ($602.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($123.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BRKS's debt to equity ratio (4.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BRKS had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Debt Coverage: BRKS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (37.2%).
Interest Coverage: BRKS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (34.3x coverage).
What is Brooks Automation current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BRKS's dividend (0.82%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.63%).
High Dividend: BRKS's dividend (0.82%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.56%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, BRKS has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BRKS's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (70.9%), BRKS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BRKS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (22.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Schwartz (61 yo)
Dr. Stephen S. Schwartz, also known as Steve, has been Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Automation, Inc. since October 1, 2010 and has been its President since May 2016. He serves as Interim General Manag ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.97M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.61M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President||10yrs||US$3.97m||0.48% |
|Executive VP & CFO||7yrs||US$2.21m||0.088% |
|Senior VP and Chief Strategy & New Business Officer||6.33yrs||US$1.10m||0.099% |
|President of Semiconductor Solutions Group||2yrs||US$1.48m||0.091% |
|President of Life Sciences Services & GENEWIZ||1.92yrs||US$1.66m||0.0022% |
|VP of Finance||7.33yrs||no data||0.035% |
|Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||9.58yrs||no data||0.11% |
|Vice President of Corporate Development||10.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||15yrs||US$881.63k||0.14% |
|Senior Vice President of Quality & Engineering||10.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & GM of Life Sciences Products||0.50yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BRKS's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).
|CEO, President||10yrs||US$3.97m||0.48% |
|Independent Chairman||14.42yrs||US$300.02k||0.12% |
|Independent Director||17yrs||US$220.02k||0.14% |
|Independent Director||15yrs||US$215.02k||0.15% |
|Independent Director||2.08yrs||US$212.52k||0.011% |
|Independent Director||8.42yrs||US$240.02k||0.072% |
|Independent Director||14.92yrs||US$225.02k||0.14% |
|Independent Director||15yrs||US$230.02k||0.11% |
|Independent Director||7.33yrs||US$215.02k||0.027% |
|Director||0.50yr||no data||0.0042% |
Experienced Board: BRKS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: BRKS insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.2%.
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$3.533b
- Shares outstanding: 72.57m
- Website: https://www.brooks.com
Number of Employees
- Brooks Automation, Inc.
- 15 Elizabeth Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BRKS||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1995|
|BA3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 1995|
|0HQ1||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Feb 1995|
Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. The Brooks Semicon ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/25 00:52|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/23 00:00|
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