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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 17.69
BRKS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. BRKS: 17.69 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 90194.5
Current: 17.69

0.1
90194.5
Equity to Asset 0.83
BRKS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. BRKS: 0.83 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.83

0.33
0.92
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.60
M-Score: -2.36
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1.99
BRKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. BRKS: -1.99 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -206.35   Max: 11.57
Current: -1.99

-206.35
11.57
Net-margin (%) 4.92
BRKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. BRKS: 4.92 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -236.63   Max: 26.33
Current: 4.92

-236.63
26.33
ROE (%) 3.87
BRKS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. BRKS: 3.87 )
BRKS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -196.6   Max: 28.75
Current: 3.87

-196.6
28.75
ROA (%) 3.20
BRKS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BRKS: 3.20 )
BRKS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -105.32   Max: 22.57
Current: 3.2

-105.32
22.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -6.34
BRKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. BRKS: -6.34 )
BRKS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -460.29   Max: 48.7
Current: -6.34

-460.29
48.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -12.30
BRKS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. BRKS: -12.30 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 31.4
Current: -12.3

-25.4
31.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -47.60
BRKS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. BRKS: -47.60 )
BRKS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.4   Max: 95.3
Current: -47.6

-49.4
95.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -78.50
BRKS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. BRKS: -78.50 )
BRKS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -81.4   Max: 209.6
Current: -78.5

-81.4
209.6
» BRKS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 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 (-1.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,463 sh (-33.25%)
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Q4 2014

BRKS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 25,663 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,800 sh (+37.83%)
John Rogers 278,750 sh (+2.56%)
James Barrow 5,609,528 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 189,467 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 5,609,528 sh (-3.23%)
Chuck Royce 4,717,860 sh (-5.69%)
Chuck Royce 4,717,860 sh (-5.69%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.50
BRKS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 56.70 vs. BRKS: 30.50 )
BRKS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 139.5
Current: 30.5

3.42
139.5
Forward P/E 24.94
BRKS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRKS: 24.94 )
N/A
P/B 1.20
BRKS's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. BRKS: 1.20 )
BRKS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.79
Current: 1.2

0.34
2.79
P/S 1.50
BRKS's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. BRKS: 1.50 )
BRKS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.69
Current: 1.5

0.35
2.69
PFCF 44.00
BRKS's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRKS: 44.00 )
BRKS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.38   Max: 391
Current: 44

6.38
391
POCF 31.29
BRKS's POCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 26.00 vs. BRKS: 31.29 )
BRKS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.95   Max: 97.19
Current: 31.29

5.95
97.19
EV-to-EBIT -58.86
BRKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 43.25 vs. BRKS: -58.86 )
BRKS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -983.3   Max: 137.4
Current: -58.86

-983.3
137.4
Shiller P/E 13.40
BRKS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRKS: 13.40 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.4   Max: 45.93
Current: 13.4

13.4
45.93
Current Ratio 3.36
BRKS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. BRKS: 3.36 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 10.89
Current: 3.36

1.69
10.89
Quick Ratio 2.52
BRKS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. BRKS: 2.52 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 8.74
Current: 2.52

1.28
8.74
Days Inventory 103.80
BRKS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 92.08 vs. BRKS: 103.80 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 64.31   Max: 196.89
Current: 103.8

64.31
196.89
Days Sales Outstanding 68.85
BRKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 67.19 vs. BRKS: 68.85 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.69   Max: 112.9
Current: 68.85

40.69
112.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.40
BRKS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. BRKS: 3.40 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 4.51
Current: 3.4

0.74
4.51
Dividend Payout 17.00
BRKS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRKS: 17.00 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 25
Current: 17

0.05
25
Dividend growth (3y) 62.00
BRKS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 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) 3.40
BRKS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. BRKS: 3.40 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 4.51
Current: 3.4

0.74
4.51
Share Buyback Rate -1.30
BRKS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 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 52.40
BRKS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
74% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRKS: 52.40 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 364.33
Current: 52.4

2.52
364.33
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.70
BRKS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRKS: 5.70 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 27.32
Current: 5.7

1.23
27.32
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
BRKS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 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) 0.90
BRKS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRKS: 0.90 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 11.71
Current: 0.9

0.73
11.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
BRKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BRKS: 1.10 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.15
Current: 1.1

0.54
3.15
Price/Graham Number 1.50
BRKS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. BRKS: 1.50 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 9.11
Current: 1.5

0.42
9.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.70
BRKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BRKS: -1.70 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 26.5
Current: -1.7

-1.7
26.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -32.44
BRKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
216% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. BRKS: -32.44 )
BRKS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 10.8
Current: -32.44

-15.7
10.8

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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