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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
BRKS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. BRKS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BRKS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 273.58 Max: 90194.5
Current: No Debt
0.1
90194.5
Equity-to-Asset 0.80
BRKS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. BRKS: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BRKS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.8 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.8
0.33
0.92
Interest Coverage 102.88
BRKS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 55.60 vs. BRKS: 102.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BRKS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.99  Med: 93.25 Max: 1224.57
Current: 102.88
26.99
1224.57
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 5.76
Beneish M-Score: -3.33
WACC vs ROIC
5.93%
-11.18%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 4.28
BRKS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
52% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. BRKS: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BRKS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -104.26  Med: 0.55 Max: 11.57
Current: 4.28
-104.26
11.57
Net Margin % -8.49
BRKS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
78% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. BRKS: -8.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BRKS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -104.18  Med: 4.54 Max: 27.97
Current: -8.49
-104.18
27.97
ROE % -9.07
BRKS's ROE % is ranked lower than
79% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. BRKS: -9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BRKS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.92  Med: 3.58 Max: 28.75
Current: -9.07
-52.92
28.75
ROA % -7.29
BRKS's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. BRKS: -7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BRKS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.32  Med: 3 Max: 22.57
Current: -7.29
-42.32
22.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 16.99
BRKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
67% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. BRKS: 16.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BRKS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -145.39  Med: 2.43 Max: 74.46
Current: 16.99
-145.39
74.46
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.50
BRKS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BRKS: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BRKS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.4  Med: -3 Max: 39.5
Current: 8.5
-25.4
39.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 47.60
BRKS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BRKS: 47.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BRKS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.3  Med: -3.65 Max: 95.3
Current: 47.6
-54.3
95.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 109.40
BRKS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BRKS: 109.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BRKS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -81.4  Med: 5 Max: 209.6
Current: 109.4
-81.4
209.6
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-04-27)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

BRKS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Rogers 684,100 sh (+158.44%)
Chuck Royce 3,145,844 sh (+2.62%)
Bernard Horn Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 5,799,843 sh (-3.25%)
Jim Simons 167,200 sh (-47.00%)
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Q2 2016

BRKS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

John Rogers 720,600 sh (+5.34%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 5,736,243 sh (-1.10%)
Chuck Royce 3,090,844 sh (-1.75%)
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Q3 2016

BRKS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

John Rogers 816,000 sh (+13.24%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 5,702,632 sh (-0.59%)
Chuck Royce 2,714,844 sh (-12.16%)
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Q4 2016

BRKS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 16,548 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,856 sh (New)
Jim Simons 137,357 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 5,546,232 sh (-2.74%)
Chuck Royce 2,598,744 sh (-4.28%)
John Rogers 660,710 sh (-19.03%)
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials    NAICS: 333242    SIC: 3559
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Traded in other countries:BA3.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Brooks Automation Inc is a provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences.

Brooks Automation is a United States-based company that is principally engaged in its semiconductor business. The company has two core business segments: Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group, which primarily provides wafer handling robotics and systems, semiconductor contamination control solutions, cryogenic pumps and compressors, and support services; and Brooks Life Science Systems, which mainly provides automated cold-storage systems, sample management services, consumables, instruments and devices, informatics, and support services. The company generates the majority of total revenue from the Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment. It has a business presence in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and elsewhere.

Guru Investment Theses on Brooks Automation Inc

John Rogers Comments on Brooks Automation Inc. - Nov 20, 2015

Automation specialist Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) rose +3.27% in the falling market due to a strong earnings report. The company’s better-than-expected quarter came from sequential improvements in sales growth, cost management and product mix. The company continues to be debt-free and holds roughly 30% of its market capitalization in cash. The company is a straightforward example of the type of company we seek in our deep value strategy: no debt, high cash, profitable, and cheap on an asset basis.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 28.01
BRKS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
63% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.38 vs. BRKS: 28.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BRKS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.58  Med: 15.44 Max: 520
Current: 28.01
3.58
520
PB Ratio 2.95
BRKS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. BRKS: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BRKS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.2 Max: 2.95
Current: 2.95
0.34
2.95
PS Ratio 2.70
BRKS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. BRKS: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BRKS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.4 Max: 2.7
Current: 2.7
0.35
2.7
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 28.79
BRKS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
68% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. BRKS: 28.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BRKS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.38  Med: 20.45 Max: 267.03
Current: 28.79
6.38
267.03
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 23.01
BRKS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
73% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. BRKS: 23.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BRKS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.91  Med: 16.33 Max: 65.47
Current: 23.01
5.91
65.47
EV-to-EBIT 55.54
BRKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.23 vs. BRKS: 55.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BRKS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -549.4  Med: 7.4 Max: 409.1
Current: 55.54
-549.4
409.1
EV-to-EBITDA 27.14
BRKS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
80% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.47 vs. BRKS: 27.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BRKS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -138  Med: 10.5 Max: 1141.8
Current: 27.14
-138
1141.8
Current Ratio 2.39
BRKS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. BRKS: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BRKS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 3.37 Max: 10.89
Current: 2.39
1.69
10.89
Quick Ratio 1.67
BRKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. BRKS: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BRKS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.44 Max: 8.74
Current: 1.67
1.28
8.74
Days Inventory 91.55
BRKS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 77.37 vs. BRKS: 91.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BRKS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 71.32  Med: 97.4 Max: 154.83
Current: 91.55
71.32
154.83
Days Sales Outstanding 69.57
BRKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 63.48 vs. BRKS: 69.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BRKS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.69  Med: 57.98 Max: 69.57
Current: 69.57
40.69
69.57
Days Payable 49.27
BRKS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 51.49 vs. BRKS: 49.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BRKS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.55  Med: 40.85 Max: 56.23
Current: 49.27
31.55
56.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.70
BRKS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
53% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. BRKS: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BRKS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 3.19 Max: 4.69
Current: 1.7
0.74
4.69
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 7.70
BRKS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. BRKS: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
BRKS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 62
Current: 7.7
0
62
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.73
BRKS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
52% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. BRKS: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.10
BRKS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
84% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BRKS: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BRKS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.59  Med: 11.18 Max: 16.43
Current: 6.1
2.59
16.43
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.50
BRKS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. BRKS: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BRKS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.6  Med: -14.05 Max: 5.1
Current: -0.5
-41.6
5.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 9.81
BRKS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. BRKS: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
BRKS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 3.3 Max: 31.24
Current: 9.81
1.22
31.24
Price-to-Tangible-Book 6.33
BRKS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. BRKS: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BRKS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 2.05 Max: 9.41
Current: 6.33
0.98
9.41
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.92
BRKS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. BRKS: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BRKS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.16 Max: 5.91
Current: 1.92
0.73
5.91
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.94
BRKS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BRKS: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BRKS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.04
Current: 1.94
0.52
3.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.80
BRKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. BRKS: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BRKS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 4.5 Max: 40
Current: 1.8
0.2
40

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $600.3
EPS (TTM) $ -0.74
Beta0.62
Short Percentage of Float0.71%
52-Week Range $8.99 - 23.12
Shares Outstanding (Mil)69.52
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