BRKS Brooks Automation

Brooks Automation was founded in 1978 and is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The company is a provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation equipment for multiple markets, including semiconductor manufacturing, technology device manufacturing, and life sciences. Brooks Automation was set up in 1978 and incorporated in 1994.

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Stephen Schwartz
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10 May 21
13 Jun 21
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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
27 May 21 Joseph Jason Common Stock Gift Dispose G No No 0 1,632 0 84,223
13 May 21 Rosenblatt Michael Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 90 1,760 158.4K 7,882
26 Mar 21 Davis Robyn C RSU Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 28 0 21,939
26 Mar 21 Woollacott Alfred Iii RSU Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 5 0 4,619
5 Feb 21 Davis Robyn C Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 1,760 0 21,596

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

92.2% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 325 307 +5.9%
Opened positions 64 64
Closed positions 46 20 +130.0%
Increased positions 115 87 +32.2%
Reduced positions 112 119 -5.9%
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Total value 5.6B 4.87B +15.0%
Total shares 68.53M 71.7M -4.4%
Total puts 228.2K 123.7K +84.5%
Total calls 285.1K 128.4K +122.0%
Total put/call ratio 0.8 1.0 -16.9%
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BLK Blackrock 9.11M $743.85M -20.9%
Vanguard 7.52M $614.1M -6.6%
William Blair Investment Management 3.89M $317.52M +1.3%
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management 3.57M $291.52M -1.9%
STT State Street 2.23M $181.88M +1.2%
DF Dent & Co 1.72M $140.28M +33.0%
Mirae Asset Global Investments 1.7M $138.79M +0.2%
WFC Wells Fargo & Co. 1.66M $135.4M -9.9%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 1.63M $133.43M -16.7%
JHG Janus Henderson 1.51M $123.08M +7.2%
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BLK Blackrock 9.11M -2.41M -20.9%
Norges Bank 0 -814.52K EXIT
Vanguard 7.52M -531.02K -6.6%
Lord, Abbett & Co. 814.38K +430K +111.9%
DF Dent & Co 1.72M +426.4K +33.0%
SAMG Silvercrest Asset Management 1.14M -380.22K -25.0%
Granite Investment Partners 0 -374.96K EXIT
GS Goldman Sachs 686.06K +341.87K +99.3%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 1.63M -328.08K -16.7%
MS Morgan Stanley 202.58K -308.56K -60.4%

Financial report summary

Management Discussion
  • Cash Flows and Liquidity - Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and marketable securities were $334.3 million at March 31, 2021, as compared to $305.7 million at September 30, 2020. The increase of $28.6 million from September 30, 2020 was comprised of cash inflows of $77.9 million from operating activities; partially offset by outflows from investing and financing activities which include $25.5 million for capital expenditures, $15.1 million for an acquisition, and $14.9 million for dividends. Cash inflows from operating activities was comprised of $86.5 million of earnings, including $49.8 million of net income and $36.7 million of adjustments to net income for non-cash items, partially offset by $8.5 million of cash used for the changes in operating assets and liabilities.
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Intelligent Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnostic System for Preventative Maintenance
10 Jun 21
A system for condition monitoring and fault diagnosis includes a data collection function that acquires time histories of selected variables for one or more of the components, a pre-processing function that calculates specified characteristics of the time histories, an analysis function for evaluating the characteristics to produce one or more hypotheses of a condition of the one or more components, and a reasoning function for determining the condition of the one or more components from the one or more hypotheses.
Load Lock Fast Pump Vent
10 Jun 21
A semiconductor processing tool is disclosed, the tool having a frame forming at least one chamber with an opening and having a sealing surface around a periphery of the opening, a door configured to interact with the sealing surface for sealing the opening, the door having sides perpendicular to the door sealing surface and perpendicular to a transfer plane of a substrate, and at least one drive located on the frame to a side of at least one of the sides that are substantially perpendicular to the door sealing surface and substantially perpendicular to the transfer plane of the substrate, the drive having actuators located at least partially in front of the sealing surface and the actuators being coupled to one of the sides of the door for moving the door from a sealed position.
Load port module
8 Jun 21
Substrate loading device including a frame adapted to connect the substrate loading device to a substrate processing apparatus, the frame having a transport opening through which substrates are transported between the loading device and processing apparatus, a cassette support for holding at least one substrate cassette container, and cassette support purge ports with purge port nozzle locations disposed on the cassette support, each nozzle location being configured so that a nozzle at the nozzle location couples to at least one purge port of the substrate cassette container, wherein each nozzle location defines an interchangeable purge port nozzle interface so that different interchangeable purge port nozzles are removably mounted to respective nozzle interfaces of the nozzle locations that correspond to the different nozzle configurations of the interchangeable purge port nozzle modules, in conformance with and effecting coupling to different ports of different substrate cassette containers having different purge port characteristics.
Substrate transport apparatus with independent accessory feedthrough
1 Jun 21
A substrate transport apparatus including; a frame, a substrate transport arm connected to the frame, the substrate transport arm having an end effector, and a drive section having at least one motor coupled to the substrate transport arm, wherein the at least one motor defines a kinematic portion of the drive section configured to effect kinematic motion of the substrate transport arm, and the drive section includes an accessory portion adjacent the kinematic portion, wherein the accessory portion has another motor, different and distinct from the at least one motor, the another motor of the accessory portion is operably coupled to and configured to drive one or more accessory device independent of the kinematic motion of the substrate transport arm.
Modular Sample Store
20 May 21
A modular sample store including a storage area; a service area; a transfer area; a motorized robot with a lifting device and at least one platform; and a controller.