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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
BRKS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. BRKS: No Debt )
BRKS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 90194.5
Current: No Debt

0.1
90194.5
Equity to Asset 0.87
BRKS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. BRKS: 0.87 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.87

0.33
0.92
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.52
M-Score: -2.70
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -2.00
BRKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. BRKS: -2.00 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -206.35   Max: 14.44
Current: -2

-206.35
14.44
Net-margin (%) -0.49
BRKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BRKS: -0.49 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -236.63   Max: 26.33
Current: -0.49

-236.63
26.33
ROE (%) -0.35
BRKS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. BRKS: -0.35 )
BRKS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -233.57   Max: 25.15
Current: -0.35

-233.57
25.15
ROA (%) -0.30
BRKS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BRKS: -0.30 )
BRKS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -109.5   Max: 20.47
Current: -0.3

-109.5
20.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.76
BRKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. BRKS: -5.76 )
BRKS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -568.22   Max: 47.14
Current: -5.76

-568.22
47.14
Revenue Growth (%) -9.50
BRKS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BRKS: -9.50 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 31.4
Current: -9.5

-25.4
31.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -39.30
BRKS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. BRKS: -39.30 )
BRKS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.1   Max: 95.3
Current: -39.3

-54.1
95.3
» BRKS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BRKS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 20,300 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 139,467 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 5,121,257 sh (-1.6%)
Chuck Royce 4,093,384 sh (-12.96%)
Jim Simons 66,414 sh (-85.26%)
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Q2 2013

BRKS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 30,200 sh (+48.77%)
Bernard Horn 139,467 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
James Barrow 5,023,771 sh (-1.9%)
Chuck Royce 3,793,772 sh (-7.32%)
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Q3 2013

BRKS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Rogers 76,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 36,257 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 4,063,923 sh (+7.12%)
Bernard Horn 139,467 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 4,983,840 sh (-0.79%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,200 sh (-36.42%)
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Q4 2013

BRKS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 12,399 sh (New)
Jim Simons 104,857 sh (+189.2%)
John Rogers 194,800 sh (+153.65%)
Bernard Horn 139,467 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 4,910,600 sh (-1.47%)
Chuck Royce 3,617,531 sh (-10.98%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,151 sh (-21.09%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRKS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$7.86 - $9.71 $ 10.8625%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 161.86%0.09%$8.97 - $12.53 $ 10.864%221035
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 516.23%0.08%$10.13 - $12.38 $ 10.862%84411
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Reduce -21.33%$7.52 - $10.96 $ 10.8612%13698
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.02%$7.81 - $11.35 $ 10.8616%17413
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $8.86 - $13.62 $ 10.86-8%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Brooks Automation, Inc.

John Rogers Comments on Brooks Automation Inc. - Feb 26, 2014

Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) — Based outside of Boston, Brooks produces semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and has recently expanded into the life sciences area. The company has a leadership position in tool automation for semiconductor makers. The company has a pristine balance sheet with excess cash, solid leadership under CEO Steve Schwartz, and currently trades for roughly its book value.





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John Rogers Comments on Brooks Automation Inc.
Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) — Based outside of Boston, Brooks produces semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and has recently expanded into the life sciences area. The company has a leadership position in tool automation for semiconductor makers. The company has a pristine balance sheet with excess cash, solid leadership under CEO Steve Schwartz, and currently trades for roughly its book value. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 72.10
BRKS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
74% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.80 vs. BRKS: 72.10 )
BRKS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 139.5
Current: 72.1

3.42
139.5
P/B 1.10
BRKS's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. BRKS: 1.10 )
BRKS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 6.14
Current: 1.1

0.34
6.14
P/S 1.50
BRKS's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. BRKS: 1.50 )
BRKS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.91
Current: 1.5

0.35
2.91
PFCF 13.40
BRKS's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. BRKS: 13.40 )
BRKS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.38   Max: 391
Current: 13.4

6.38
391
EV-to-EBIT 76.90
BRKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. BRKS: 76.90 )
BRKS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 80.7
Current: 76.9

3.8
80.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.00
BRKS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BRKS: 3.00 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 4.51
Current: 3

0.74
4.51
Dividend Payout 2.03
BRKS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
80% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. BRKS: 2.03 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 4
Current: 2.03

0.05
4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.00
BRKS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. BRKS: 3.00 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 4.51
Current: 3

0.74
4.51
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
BRKS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. BRKS: -0.90 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7   Max: -34.1
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 28.60
BRKS's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
81% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. BRKS: 28.60 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 108.11
Current: 28.6

2.52
108.11
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.50
BRKS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. BRKS: 5.50 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 40.29
Current: 5.5

1.6
40.29
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
BRKS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BRKS: 1.60 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 9.37
Current: 1.6

0.98
9.37
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
BRKS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BRKS: 1.00 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 11.71
Current: 1

0.73
11.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
BRKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BRKS: 1.10 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.18
Current: 1.1

0.54
3.18
Price/Graham Number 2.20
BRKS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BRKS: 2.20 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 9.11
Current: 2.2

0.42
9.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.30
BRKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
70% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. BRKS: 1.30 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 26.6
Current: 1.3

1.2
26.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.27
BRKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BRKS: 1.27 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.9   Max: 3.6
Current: 1.27

-12.9
3.6

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
Compare:ASML, AMAT, TOELY, KLAC, LRCX » details
Traded in other countries:BA3.Germany
Brooks Automation, Inc. was founded in 1978 in Delaware. The Company is a provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation solutions and is a highly valued business partner to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and equipment users throughout the world. The Company's prevalent served market is the semiconductor manufacturing industry. In the semiconductor industry, wafer handling robotics have emerged as a critical technology in determining the efficacy and productivity of the complex tools which process 300mm wafers in the world's most advanced wafer fabs. Its products can be provided as an individual component or as a complete handling system. Automation products are provided to support both atmospheric and vacuum based processes. The Company provides high vacuum pumps and instrumentation which are required in certain process steps to condition the processing environment and to optimize that environment by maintaining pressure consistency of the known process gas. It operates under four segments: Brooks Product Solutions; Brooks Life Science Systems; Brooks Global Services; and Contract Manufacturing. The Brooks Product Solutions segment provides a variety of products critical to technology equipment productivity and availability. The Brooks Life Science Systems segment provides automated sample management systems including automated sample storage, automated blood fractionation equipment, sample preparation and handling equipment, consumables, parts and support services to a wide range of life science customer. The Brooks Global Services segment provides an extensive range of support services including on and off-site repair services, on and off-site diagnostic support services, and installation services to enable its customers to maximize process tool uptime and productivity. The business of the Contract Manufacturing segment which provide outsourced contract manufacturing services to semiconductor equipment manufacturers. It markets and sells most of its products and services in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America through its direct sales organization. Brooks's competitors include: Daihan, Daikin and Rorze, Sanmina, Jabil, Benchmark and Flextronics, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Genesis, MKS Instruments and Inficon. It competes directly with other equipment automation suppliers of atmospheric modules and systems such as Hirata, Kawasaki, Genmark, Rorze, Sankyo, TDK and Shinko.

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