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How to buy Brooks Automation stock in Canada

How to buy Brooks Automation stock in Canada

Brooks Automation is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Brooks Automation stocks (BRKS.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $87.76 – a decrease of 6.43% over the previous week. Brooks Automation employs 2,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $513.7 million.

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Is it a good time to buy Brooks Automation stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Brooks Automation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Brooks Automation's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $87.57, which is 56.39% up on its pre-crash value of $38.19 and 313.26% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $21.19.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Brooks Automation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $620.25 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $2,270.69.

Brooks Automation stock price (NASDAQ:BRKS)

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Brooks Automation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-12.
Latest market close$87.57
52-week range$70.02 - $124.79
50-day moving average $111.13
200-day moving average $96.78
Wall St. target price$136.14
PE ratio 76.1616
Dividend yield $0.4 (0.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.49

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Brooks Automation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $87.57 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-05) N/A
1 month (2021-12-16) -5.82%
3 months (2021-10-15) -15.35%
6 months (2021-07-16) 2.22%
1 year (2021-01-15) 12.66%
2 years (2020-01-16) 98.39%
3 years (2019-01-16) 221.24%
5 years (2017-01-13) 406.48%

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 76x. In other words, Brooks Automation shares trade at around 76x 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 $68.7 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 $513.7 million
Operating margin TTM 0.65%
Gross profit TTM $243.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.12%
Return on equity TTM -2.27%
Profit margin 21.56%
Book value $18.09
Market capitalisation $8.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Brooks Automation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26.85% of net profits

Recently Brooks Automation has paid out, on average, around 26.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.34% 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 0.34% 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 23 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 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 $70.018 up to $124.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BRKS.US volatility(beta: 1.77)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 1.7709. 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 two segments, Life Sciences Products and Life Sciences Services. The Life Sciences Products segment offers automated ultra-cold storage systems and consumables, including racks, tubes, caps, plates, and foils; instruments, such as labeling, bar coding, capping, de-capping, auditing, sealing, peeling, piercing tubes, and plates. The Life Sciences Services segment offers genomic services and sample repository solutions, including on-site and off-site sample storage, cold chain logistics, sample transport and collection relocation, bio-processing solutions, disaster recovery and business continuity, and biospecimen procurement services, as well as project management and consulting; and informatics provides sample intelligence software solutions, which support laboratory workflow scheduling for life science tools and instrument work cells, sample, inventory and logistics, environmental and temperature monitoring, clinical trial and consent management, and planning, data management, virtualization and visualization of sample collections. Brooks Automation, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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