Brooks Automation Company Profile (NASDAQ:BRKS)

About Brooks Automation (BRKS)

Brooks Automation logoBrooks Automation, Inc. is a provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. The Company operates through two segments: Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum and contamination controls solutions and services. Its product offerings include robots and integrated automation systems for handling of substrates. It is also a provider of cryogenic components to create vacuum and thermal stability within critical operating environments in the manufacturing process. It also offers equipment for automated contamination control, conditioning and metrology solutions for wafer and reticle carriers. The Brooks Life Science Systems segment offers sample life cycle management solutions that provide life science and bioscience customers with a range of sample management solutions for scientific research and support drug development.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
  • Sub-Industry: Semiconductor Equipment
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: BRKS
  • CUSIP: 11434010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $23.07
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $21.4754
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $17.9095
  • 52-Week Range: $8.99 - $23.63
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.21
  • P/E Growth: 1.9500
  • Market Cap: $1.58B
  • Outstanding Shares: 66,893,000
  • Beta: 1.16
  • Net Margins: -8.49%
  • Return on Equity: 8.51%
  • Return on Assets: 6.78%
  • Current Ratio: 2.39%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.67%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $20.67 (12.21% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/20/2017Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetBuy$26.00LowView Rating Details
2/7/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
2/2/2017Needham & Company LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeUnderperform -> Neutral$13.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
1/3/2017Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> Hold$17.00N/AView Rating Details
9/13/2016Janney Montgomery ScottInitiated CoverageBuy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
6/29/2015Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
Earnings by Quarter for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/1/2017Q1 2017$0.20$0.25$160.03 million$160.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/10/2016Q416$0.15$0.22$145.77 million$157.55 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q3$0.13$0.16$144.40 million$147.53 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q2$0.04$0.07$135.41 million$135.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q1($0.01)$0.02$113.53 million$120.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q415$0.13$0.17$143.21 million$145.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q315$0.10$0.15$139.46 million$144.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q215$0.05$0.08$132.70 million$139.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q115$0.06$0.05$127.70 million$122.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2014Q4$0.06$0.07$117.72 million$122.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q314$0.03$0.05$116.90 million$117.35 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q214$0.08$0.08$128.46 million$125.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q114$0.07$0.09$122.08 million$124.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/14/2013Q413$0.04$0.13$115.66 million$118.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q3 2013$0.04$0.03$121.84 million$118.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q2 2013($0.02)$0.01$107.03 million$116.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q1 2013($0.11)($0.06)$90.73 million$98.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q412$0.02$0.08$115.97 million$119.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2012$0.19$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2012$0.18$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.04$0.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/10/2011$0.28$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.36$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.42$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2011$0.33$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.95
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.08
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.21$0.21$0.21
Q2 20171$0.25$0.25$0.25
Q3 20171$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q4 20171$0.23$0.23$0.23
Q1 20181$0.23$0.23$0.23
Q2 20181$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q3 20181$0.30$0.30$0.30
Q4 20181$0.29$0.29$0.29
Q1 20191$0.29$0.29$0.29
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
Most Recent Dividend:3/24/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:1.70%
Payout Ratio:-53.33% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
40.82% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
36.04% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)

Dividend History by Quarter for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.24%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 88.84%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/10/2017David PietrantoniInsiderSell10,000$20.95$209,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2017Lindon G RobertsonCFOSell47,017$20.93$984,065.81View SEC Filing  
2/2/2017Jason JosephVPSell8,350$19.58$163,493.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2017William T MontoneSVPSell15,000$19.33$289,950.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2017Jason JosephVPSell4,884$17.50$85,470.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2017William T MontoneSVPSell12,500$17.09$213,625.00View SEC Filing  
1/4/2017Jason JosephVPSell8,256$16.77$138,453.12View SEC Filing  
12/7/2016David PietrantoniInsiderSell12,000$16.59$199,080.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2016Lindon G RobertsonCFOSell21,905$16.20$354,861.00View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Stephen S SchwartzCEOSell10,000$16.67$166,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Alfred Woollacott IIIDirectorSell10,000$16.41$164,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016Stephen S. SchwartzCEOSell10,000$15.81$158,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Robyn C DavisDirectorSell3,000$15.51$46,530.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Stephen S SchwartzCEOSell10,000$15.00$150,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2016David C GrayInsiderSell6,441$12.74$82,058.34View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016Jason JosephVPSell1,422$12.38$17,604.36View SEC Filing  
7/28/2016Jason JosephVPSell4,000$13.00$52,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016Jason JosephVPSell1,500$12.50$18,750.00View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016William T MontoneSVPSell5,000$12.50$62,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2016William T MontoneSVPSell5,000$12.08$60,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2016Jason JosephVPSell1,450$12.00$17,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2016Jason JosephVPSell5,528$11.06$61,139.68View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Jason JosephVPSell3,000$11.50$34,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016David C GrayInsiderSell12,089$9.96$120,406.44View SEC Filing  
2/12/2016Lindon G. RobertsonCFOBuy20,000$8.56$171,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2016A Clinton AllenDirectorBuy20,000$8.74$174,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015David PietrantoniinsiderSell10,000$11.52$115,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/23/2015John K McgillicuddyDirectorSell3,000$11.04$33,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2015William T MontoneSVPSell5,000$11.51$57,550.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015Stephen S SchwartzCEOSell29,150$12.20$355,630.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2015William T MontoneSVPSell3,000$12.21$36,630.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014Stephen S SchwartzCEOSell7,481$12.00$89,772.00View SEC Filing  
11/28/2014Stephen S SchwartzCEOSell1,119$12.00$13,428.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014David PietrantoniInsiderSell4,195$11.71$49,123.45View SEC Filing  
11/18/2014Stephen S SchwartzCEOSell7,365$12.02$88,527.30View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014William T MontoneSVPSell3,000$11.50$34,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2014William T MontoneSVPSell3,000$11.08$33,240.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2014David PietrantoniInsiderSell2,500$11.07$27,675.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Joseph R MartinDirectorSell6,113$10.69$65,347.97View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Jason JosephVPSell2,500$10.60$26,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/27/2014Jason JosephVPSell2,500$10.30$25,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014William MontoneSVPSell3,000$10.79$32,370.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Stephen SchwartzCEOSell20,000$10.49$209,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013William MontoneSVPSell3,000$10.29$30,870.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Kush MirchandaniSVPSell1,500$10.43$15,645.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Joseph MartinDirectorSell6,479$9.01$58,375.79View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Timothy S MathewsInsiderSell10,035$10.25$102,858.75View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Stephen S SchwartzCEOSell20,000$10.00$200,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
Latest Headlines for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)
DateHeadline logoBrooks Automation, Inc (BRKS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - April 24 at 8:20 PM logoBrooks Automation (BRKS) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.13 - April 22 at 9:35 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Brooks Automation, Inc (BRKS) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $166.57 Million - April 20 at 12:35 PM logoBrooks Automation (BRKS) Earning Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Report Finds - April 19 at 10:46 AM logo$0.24 Earnings Per Share Expected for Brooks Automation, Inc (BRKS) This Quarter - April 18 at 6:24 PM logoBrooks Automation, Inc (BRKS) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest - April 15 at 10:40 PM logoFavorable News Coverage Likely to Effect Brooks Automation (BRKS) Share Price - April 14 at 6:23 PM logoBrooks Automation, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BRKS-US : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 11:07 AM logoBrooks Automation Announces Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results Release Date and Conference Call - April 13 at 4:09 PM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Brooks Automation, Inc (BRKS) to Hold - April 4 at 11:10 PM logoRiding High: Brooks Automation - April 3 at 4:26 PM logoBrooks Automation, Inc (BRKS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - March 29 at 1:22 PM logoFirst Week Of BRKS May 19th Options Trading - March 24 at 4:22 PM logo3 Market-Beating Growth Stocks - March 24 at 4:22 PM logoCitigroup Inc Boosts Brooks Automation, Inc (BRKS) Price Target to $26.00 - March 20 at 12:34 PM logoBrooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March - February 28 at 6:13 PM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: MidWestOne Financial Group, Brooks Automation, Cross Country Healthcare, Francesca's Holdings and Momenta Pharmaceuticals - February 14 at 4:39 PM logoTrump Loving ETFs & Stocks for Valentine's Day - February 14 at 4:39 PM logoBROOKS AUTOMATION INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a Vote - February 13 at 9:37 PM featured highlights: Brooks Automation, United States Steel, Everest Re Group, OraSure Technologies and Soffa Industries and TTM Technologies - February 13 at 4:35 PM logoBROOKS AUTOMATION INC Financials - February 11 at 4:04 PM logoWant to Gain from Relative Price Strength? 5 Stocks to Buy - February 10 at 3:34 PM logoBROOKS AUTOMATION INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - February 8 at 4:14 PM logoPicking 5 HOT Stocks with Top-Down Tactics - February 8 at 4:14 PM featured highlights: United States Steel, Brooks Automation, First Financial Northwest, MainSource Financial Group and First Midwest Bancorp - February 7 at 5:02 PM logoBrooks Automation (BRKS) Passes Through 2% Yield Mark - February 3 at 9:14 PM logoBrooks Automation Inc. (BRKS) Surged To A New High After Q1 Profit Beat - February 3 at 9:14 PM logoBrooks Life Science Systems Optimizes Workflow and Improves Sample Throughput with New FluidX™ IntelliXcap™ Decapper - February 3 at 4:11 PM logoBrooks Automation Inc. Reveals 1284% Advance In Q1 Earnings - February 2 at 9:13 PM logoBrooks Automation Inc. (BRKS) PT Raised to $22 at Needham & Company - February 2 at 9:13 PM logoWhy Brooks Automation, Inc's Shares Popped 19% Today - February 2 at 9:13 PM logoEdited Transcript of BRKS earnings conference call or presentation 1-Feb-17 9:30pm GMT - February 2 at 4:12 PM logo4:03 pm Brooks Automation beats by $0.05, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 EPS, revs above consensus - February 1 at 9:17 PM logoBrooks Automation Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET today - February 1 at 9:17 PM logoQ1 2017 Brooks Automation Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - February 1 at 4:17 PM logoBrooks Automation Reports Results for the Fiscal First Quarter of 2017 Ended December 31, 2016 - February 1 at 4:17 PM logoFANTEX, INC. Financials - January 28 at 4:02 PM logoFANTEX, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders, Amendments to Articles of Inc. - January 27 at 5:05 PM logoBrooks Automation Announces Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Financial Results Release Date and Conference Call - January 23 at 4:18 PM logoChip stocks index could soar over 35% this year, Credit Suisse analyst says - January 9 at 5:07 PM logoBrooks Automation to Present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference - January 5 at 4:27 PM logoGenerac Holdings Boosts Business with Motortech Acquisition - January 4 at 4:57 PM logoBrooks Automation downgraded by Stifel - January 3 at 10:19 AM logoBrooks Automation flies to nine-year high - December 22 at 3:42 PM logoVeeco Instruments (VECO) Worth a Look: Stock Jumps 5.2% - December 14 at 4:50 PM logoWhy Brooks Automation (BRKS) Stock Might be a Great Pick - December 12 at 11:03 AM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Ambarella Revenue Up 7.8% - December 7 at 10:49 AM logoBrooks Automation Announces Participation at the Midtown CAP Summit Investor Conference - December 5 at 4:49 PM featured highlights: WellCare Health Plans, Applied Materials, Brooks Automation, KVH Industries and McDermott International - December 1 at 4:05 PM logoBrooks Automation (BRKS) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? - November 30 at 4:03 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS)

What is Brooks Automation's stock symbol?

Brooks Automation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BRKS."

How often does Brooks Automation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Brooks Automation?

Brooks Automation declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, March 24th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 1st.

How were Brooks Automation's earnings last quarter?

Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 1st. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $160 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $160.03 million. Brooks Automation had a negative net margin of 8.49% and a positive return on equity of 8.51%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 33.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.02 earnings per share.

When will Brooks Automation make its next earnings announcement?

Brooks Automation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 26th 2017.

What guidance has Brooks Automation issued on next quarter's earnings?

Brooks Automation updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.24-0.27 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.21. The company issued revenue guidance of $165-170 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $158.89 million.

Where is Brooks Automation's stock going? Where will Brooks Automation's stock price be in 2017?

6 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Brooks Automation's stock. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $26.00. On average, they anticipate Brooks Automation's share price to reach $20.67 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Brooks Automation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Brooks Automation stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Brooks Automation delivers automation solutions to the global semiconductor and related industries. The company's hardware, factory/tool management software, and professional services can manage every wafer, reticle and data movement in the fab, helping semiconductor manufacturers optimize throughput, yield and cost reduction, while reducing their time to market. Brooks products and capabilities are used in virtually every fab in the world. " (4/4/2017)
  • 2. Citigroup Inc analysts commented, "MKSI and BRKS remain our top picks as we believe that their recent acquisitions are still underappreciated. Valuations ' Valuations across both sub-sectors rose substantially in 2016 as investors began looking at these names as more diversified semiconductor names vs solely capex exposed stocks. With all 5 names in the group trading at or near peak multiples we expect continued multiple expansion to be limited in 2017. We expect self-help names MKSI and BRKS who are continuing to expand upon acquisitions from last year will see the most upside." (3/20/2017)
  • 3. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "BRKS reported F1Q17 (Dec) earnings and provided guidance above consensus, as strength in the SemiCap space coupled with continuing growth in Life Science are supporting robust business levels. While the strengthening in the SemiCap space is well known, we believe BRKS has significantly improved its position in the space that should support the business to continue to outgrow the industry. In Life Science, we believe the solid bookings with an increased number of multiple large deals confirms that BRKS's strategy to become a comprehensive solution provider is starting to work, which should support more consistent growth ahead. We believe BRKS is executing on its profitable growth strategy, and see the stock pushing higher. Reiterate our Buy and raise our PT to $22 (from $20)." (2/2/2017)

Are investors shorting Brooks Automation?

Brooks Automation saw a decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 481,195 shares, a decline of 9.0% from the March 15th total of 528,613 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 681,866 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.7 days.

Who owns Brooks Automation stock?

Brooks Automation's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Rice Hall James & Associates LLC (0.22%), Columbus Circle Investors (0.18%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.14%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.09%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%). Company insiders that own Brooks Automation stock include A Clinton Allen, Alfred Woollacott III, David C Gray, David Pietrantoni, Jason Joseph, John K Mcgillicuddy, Lindon G Robertson, Robyn C Davis, Stephen S Schwartz and William T Montone.

Who sold Brooks Automation stock? Who is selling Brooks Automation stock?

Brooks Automation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Capstone Asset Management Co. and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Brooks Automation stock in the last year include Alfred Woollacott III, David C Gray, David Pietrantoni, Jason Joseph, Lindon G Robertson, Robyn C Davis, Stephen S Schwartz and William T Montone.

Who bought Brooks Automation stock? Who is buying Brooks Automation stock?

Brooks Automation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Columbus Circle Investors, Bank of Montreal Can, Alpha Windward LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have bought Brooks Automation stock in the last two years include A Clinton Allen and Lindon G Robertson.

How do I buy Brooks Automation stock?

Shares of Brooks Automation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Brooks Automation stock cost?

One share of Brooks Automation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.54.

Brooks Automation (BRKS) Chart for Monday, April, 24, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/24/2017 by Staff