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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 19.55
BRKS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. BRKS: 19.55 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.74   Max: No Debt
Current: 19.55

Equity to Asset 0.83
BRKS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. BRKS: 0.83 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.83

0.33
0.87
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.90
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.04
BRKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. BRKS: -0.04 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -206.35   Max: 14.44
Current: -0.04

-206.35
14.44
Net-margin (%) 6.40
BRKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. BRKS: 6.40 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -236.63   Max: 26.33
Current: 6.4

-236.63
26.33
ROE (%) 4.90
BRKS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. BRKS: 4.90 )
BRKS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -196.6   Max: 28.75
Current: 4.9

-196.6
28.75
ROA (%) 4.12
BRKS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BRKS: 4.12 )
BRKS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -105.32   Max: 22.57
Current: 4.12

-105.32
22.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.13
BRKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. BRKS: -0.13 )
BRKS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -460.29   Max: 55.56
Current: -0.13

-460.29
55.56
Revenue Growth (%) -12.30
BRKS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. BRKS: -12.30 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 31.4
Current: -12.3

-25.4
31.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -47.60
BRKS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. BRKS: -47.60 )
BRKS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.1   Max: 95.3
Current: -47.6

-54.1
95.3
EPS Growth (%) -78.50
BRKS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 vs. BRKS: -78.50 )
BRKS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -81.4   Max: 209.6
Current: -78.5

-81.4
209.6
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

BRKS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 27,198 sh (New)
John Rogers 252,900 sh (+29.83%)
Chuck Royce 4,638,163 sh (+28.21%)
Bernard Horn 139,467 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
James Barrow 4,883,868 sh (-0.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,373 sh (-11.74%)
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Q2 2014

BRKS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 229,454 sh (+743.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,172 sh (+28.41%)
James Barrow 5,879,246 sh (+20.38%)
Chuck Royce 4,975,308 sh (+7.27%)
Bernard Horn 139,467 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 252,900 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

BRKS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Bernard Horn 189,467 sh (+35.85%)
John Rogers 271,800 sh (+7.47%)
Chuck Royce 5,002,705 sh (+0.55%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
James Barrow 5,797,060 sh (-1.4%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,463 sh (-33.25%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRKS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$10.05 - $11.49 $ 12.3715%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 743.64%0.03%$9.09 - $11.32 $ 12.3723%229454
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Add 20.38%0.01%$9.09 - $11.32 $ 12.3723%5879246
John Rogers 2014-03-31 Add 29.83%0.01%$9.79 - $11.44 $ 12.3718%252900
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$9.79 - $11.44 $ 12.3718%27198
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 153.65%0.02%$9.06 - $10.63 $ 12.3725%194800
John Rogers 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$8.8 - $10.4 $ 12.3729%76800
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$7.86 - $9.71 $ 12.3742%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 161.86%0.09%$8.97 - $12.53 $ 12.3718%221035
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 516.23%0.08%$10.13 - $12.38 $ 12.3716%84411
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Reduce -21.33%$7.52 - $10.96 $ 12.3728%13698
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.02%$7.81 - $11.35 $ 12.3732%17413
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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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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.70
BRKS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 62.20 vs. BRKS: 26.70 )
BRKS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 139.5
Current: 26.7

3.42
139.5
P/B 1.30
BRKS's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. BRKS: 1.30 )
BRKS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.45
Current: 1.3

0.34
3.45
P/S 1.70
BRKS's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BRKS: 1.70 )
BRKS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.87
Current: 1.7

0.35
2.87
PFCF 17.20
BRKS's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 84.39 vs. BRKS: 17.20 )
BRKS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.38   Max: 391
Current: 17.2

6.38
391
EV-to-EBIT -3130.11
BRKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 36.66 vs. BRKS: -3130.11 )
BRKS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3201.3   Max: 367.4
Current: -3130.11

-3201.3
367.4
Shiller P/E 45.80
BRKS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRKS: 45.80 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 36.56   Max: 45.93
Current: 45.8

36.56
45.93
Current Ratio 3.29
BRKS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. BRKS: 3.29 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2   Max: 6.69
Current: 3.29

2
6.69
Quick Ratio 2.47
BRKS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. BRKS: 2.47 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 5.54
Current: 2.47

1.61
5.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.90
BRKS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BRKS: 2.90 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 4.51
Current: 2.9

0.74
4.51
Dividend Payout 17.00
BRKS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRKS: 17.00 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.74
Current: 17

0.04
0.74
Dividend growth (3y) 62.00
BRKS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BRKS: 62.00 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62
Current: 62

0
62
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.00
BRKS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 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 -1.30
BRKS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. BRKS: -1.30 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7   Max: -34.1
Current: -1.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 30.17
BRKS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
82% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRKS: 30.17 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 90.56
Current: 30.17

2.4
90.56
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.16
BRKS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRKS: 6.16 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 36.93
Current: 6.16

1.65
36.93
Price/Tangible Book 1.74
BRKS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. BRKS: 1.74 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 9.37
Current: 1.74

0.92
9.37
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.06
BRKS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRKS: 1.06 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 4.33
Current: 1.06

0.77
4.33
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
BRKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BRKS: 1.26 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.28
Current: 1.26

0.54
2.28
Price/Graham Number 6.47
BRKS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. BRKS: 6.47 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 5.5
Current: 6.47

0.42
5.5

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
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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 for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing, technology device manufacturing and life sciences. 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 namely 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 for automated cold sample storage, equipment for sample preparation and handling, consumables, and parts and support services to a wide range of life science customers including pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, biobanks, national laboratories, research institutes and research universities. The Brooks Global Services segment provides various 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 Contract Manufacturing segment provided services to build equipment front-end modules, vacuum transport modules and other subassemblies. It markets and sells most of its products and services in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America through its direct sales organization. Brookss 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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