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How to buy Brooks Automation (BRKS) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Brooks Automation stock.

Brooks Automation, Inc

Brooks Automation, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Brooks Automation shares (BRKS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Brooks Automation employs 3,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Brooks Automation

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Brooks Automation stock price (NASDAQ: BRKS)

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Brooks Automation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$102.09
52-week range$42.50 - $108.61
50-day moving average $93.42
200-day moving average $88.95
Wall St. target price$112.50
PE ratio 72.3151
Dividend yield $0.4 (0.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.24

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Is it a good time to buy Brooks Automation stock?

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Brooks Automation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $102.09 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-15) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) 8.30%
3 months (2021-04-26) -4.34%
6 months (2021-01-22) N/A
1 year (2020-07-22) N/A
2 years (2019-07-22) N/A
3 years (2018-07-22) N/A
5 years (2016-07-22) N/A

Is Brooks Automation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Brooks Automation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Brooks Automation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Brooks Automation's P/E ratio

Brooks Automation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, Brooks Automation shares trade at around 72x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Brooks Automation's PEG ratio

Brooks Automation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.24. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Brooks Automation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Brooks Automation's EBITDA

Brooks Automation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $194.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Brooks Automation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Brooks Automation financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.98%
Gross profit TTM $380.3 million
Return on assets TTM 5.18%
Return on equity TTM 7.71%
Profit margin 9.22%
Book value $17.29
Market capitalisation $6.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Brooks Automation shares

There are currently 1.6 million Brooks Automation shares held short by investors – that's known as Brooks Automation's "short interest". This figure is 36.6% down from 2.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Brooks Automation shares can be evaluated.

Brooks Automation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Brooks Automation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Brooks Automation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Brooks Automation shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Brooks Automation's SIR currently stands at 1.4. In other words for every 100,000 Brooks Automation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1400 shares are currently held short.

However Brooks Automation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Brooks Automation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Brooks Automation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Brooks Automation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Brooks Automation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0228% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Brooks Automation shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Brooks Automation.

Find out more about how you can short Brooks Automation stock.

Brooks Automation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 32% of net profits

Recently Brooks Automation has paid out, on average, around 32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brooks Automation shareholders could enjoy a 0.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brooks Automation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

While Brooks Automation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Brooks Automation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Brooks Automation's most recent dividend payout was on 24 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Brooks Automation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brooks Automation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.4961 up to $108.6118. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BRKS.US volatility(beta: 1.96)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Brooks Automation's is 1.9597. This would suggest that Brooks Automation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Brooks Automation overview

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides manufacturing automation solutions for the semiconductor industry, and life science sample-based services and solutions for the life sciences market worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group, Brooks Life Sciences Services, and Brooks Life Sciences Products. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers wafer automation and contamination controls solutions and services. Its products include atmospheric and vacuum robots, robotic modules, and tool automation systems that offer precision handling and clean wafer environments; and automated cleaning and inspection systems for wafer carriers, reticle pod cleaners, and stockers. It also offers repair and refurbishment, diagnostics, and installation services, as well as spare parts and productivity enhancement upgrade services. The Brooks Life Sciences Services segment provides gene sequencing and gene synthesis services, including next generation sequencing, sanger sequencing, gene synthesis, bioinformatics, and good laboratory practices regulatory services; on-site and off-site sample storage, cold chain logistics, sample transport and collection relocation, bio-processing solutions, disaster recovery, and business continuity, as well as project management and consulting services; and sample intelligence software solutions and integration of customer technology.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Brooks Automation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.598% of Brooks Automation shares are held by insiders and 96.321% by institutions.
How many people work for Brooks Automation?
Latest data suggests 3,200 work at Brooks Automation.
When does the fiscal year end for Brooks Automation?
Brooks Automation's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Brooks Automation based?
Brooks Automation's address is: 15 Elizabeth Drive, Chelmsford, MA, United States, 01824
What is Brooks Automation's ISIN number?
Brooks Automation's international securities identification number is: US1143401024
What is Brooks Automation's CUSIP number?
Brooks Automation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 114340102

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