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Azenta (AZTA)

Azenta is a leading provider of life sciences solutions worldwide, enabling impactful breakthroughs and therapies to market faster. Azenta provides a full suite of reliable cold-chain sample management solutions and genomic services across areas such as drug development, clinical research and advanced cell therapies for the industry's top pharmaceutical, biotech, academic and healthcare institutions globally. In addition, the company operates the Semiconductor Solutions Group business, an industry-leading provider of semiconductor manufacturing automation and collaborative robotics solutions worldwide. On September 20, 2021, the Company announced the pending sale of this business to Thomas H. Lee Partners. Due to the pending divestiture, the Company began reporting the Semiconductor Solutions Group business as discontinued operations in its recent fiscal year-end earnings announcement.

Company profile

Ticker
AZTA
Exchange
Website
CEO
Stephen Schwartz
Employees
Incorporated
Location
Fiscal year end
Former names
BROOKS AUTOMATION INC, Brooks Automation, Inc., BROOKS-PRI AUTOMATION INC
SEC CIK
Subsidiaries
BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC. • Abeyatech LLC • Azenta Germany GmbH • Azenta Japan Corp. • Azenta Life Sciences Canada, Inc. • Azenta Luxembourg SARL • Azenta Switzerland AG • Azenta UK Ltd • Azenta US, Inc. • BioSpeciman Corporation ...
IRS number
43040660

AZTA stock data

Analyst ratings and price targets

Last 3 months
Current price
Average target
$84.00
Low target
$74.00
High target
$94.00
Needham
Maintains
Buy
$74.00
10 Aug 22
B. Riley Securities
Maintains
Buy
$94.00
17 May 22

Calendar

16 May 22
11 Aug 22
30 Sep 22
Quarter (USD) Mar 22 Dec 21 Sep 21 Jun 21
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Operating income
Operating margin
Net income
Net profit margin
Cash on hand
Change in cash
Diluted EPS
Annual (USD) Sep 21 Sep 20 Sep 19 Sep 18
Revenue
Cost of revenue
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Operating margin
Net income
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Cash on hand
Change in cash
Diluted EPS
Cash burn rate (est.) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 1.95B 1.95B 1.95B 1.95B 1.95B 1.95B
Cash burn (monthly) (no burn) (no burn) 1.66M 9.81M 23.79M (no burn)
Cash used (since last report) n/a n/a 7.27M 42.93M 104.04M n/a
Cash remaining n/a n/a 1.94B 1.91B 1.84B n/a
Runway (months of cash) n/a n/a 1167.6 194.2 77.6 n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
29 Jul 22 Kimberly Crowley Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 57.49 144 8.28K 5,277
29 Jul 22 Robertson Lindon G Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 57.49 98 5.63K 96,221
29 Jul 22 Vandana Sriram Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 57.49 292 16.79K 3,549
29 Jul 22 Jesus Linda De Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 57.49 43 2.47K 2,764
12 Apr 22 Kimberly Crowley Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 78.02 132 10.3K 5,133
97.4% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 376 395 -4.8%
Opened positions 44 68 -35.3%
Closed positions 63 54 +16.7%
Increased positions 137 122 +12.3%
Reduced positions 141 158 -10.8%
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 6.06B 7.27B -16.7%
Total shares 73.04M 70.46M +3.7%
Total puts 127.7K 170.5K -25.1%
Total calls 414K 382.2K +8.3%
Total put/call ratio 0.3 0.4 -30.9%
Largest owners Shares Value Change
Vanguard 7.23M $598.81M +3.8%
BLK Blackrock 6.93M $574.57M +2.9%
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management 4.14M $343.22M +0.2%
William Blair Investment Management 3.3M $273.17M -11.4%
Artisan Partners Limited Partnership 3.19M $264.26M +24.5%
Jackson Square Partners 2.21M $183.27M +678.7%
MCQEF Macquarie 2.04M $168.83M -1.6%
STT State Street 1.96M $162.76M +2.8%
DF Dent & Co 1.65M $136.43M +6.7%
Conestoga Capital Advisors 1.48M $122.68M +17.3%
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
Jackson Square Partners 2.21M +1.93M +678.7%
Norges Bank 0 -966.37K EXIT
Nitorum Capital 1.15M +805.88K +231.6%
Artisan Partners Limited Partnership 3.19M +627.9K +24.5%
Ceredex Value Advisors 1.03M +545.7K +113.1%
Allspring Global Investments 1.41M +519.8K +58.5%
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 567.81K +427.2K +303.8%
William Blair Investment Management 3.3M -424.43K -11.4%
SEIC SEI Investments 593.1K +388.54K +189.9%
Millennium Management 206.38K -352.29K -63.1%

Financial report summary

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Management Discussion
  • Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
  • The Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, or MD&A, describes principal factors affecting the results of our operations, financial condition and liquidity as well as our critical accounting policies and estimates that require significant judgment and thus have the most significant potential impact on our unaudited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Our MD&A is organized as follows:
  • You should read the MD&A in conjunction with our unaudited consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. In addition to historical information, the MD&A contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. You should read “Information Related to Forward-Looking Statements” below for a discussion of important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations.

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Patents

Utility
Position feedback for sealed environments
2 Aug 22
A transport apparatus comprising a housing, a variable reluctance drive mounted to the housing, and at least one transport arm connected to the variable reluctance drive where the drive includes at least one rotor having salient poles of magnetic permeable material and disposed in an isolated environment, at least one stator having salient pole structures each defining a salient pole with corresponding coil units coiled around the respective salient pole structure and disposed outside the isolated environment where the at least one salient pole of the at least one stator and the at least one salient pole of the rotor form a closed magnetic flux circuit between the at least one rotor and the at least one stator, at least one seal partition configured to isolate the isolated environment; and at least one sensor including a magnetic sensor member connected to the housing, at least one sensor track connected to the at least one rotor, where the at least one seal partition is disposed between and separates the magnetic sensor member and the at least one sensor track so that the at least one sensor track is disposed in the isolated environment and the magnetic sensor member is disposed outside the isolated environment.
Utility
Substrate Processing Apparatus
16 Jun 22
A substrate processing apparatus including a frame, a first SCARA arm having an end effector and being configured to extend and retract along a first axis, a second SCARA arm having an end effector and being configured to extend and retract along a second axis, a drive section including a splitting drive pulley rotatably mounted to rotate at an axis of rotation of the drive section that is shared by the first and second SCARA arms, the splitting drive pulley being coupled to at least two idler pulleys by respective segmented transmission loops of separate band segments so that the splitting drive pulley is a common pulley splitting one degree of freedom of the drive section between the at least two idler pulleys so as to commonly drive the at least two idler pulleys, wherein at least one band of each respective transmission loop share a common band interface level.
Utility
Capping And De-Capping Apparatus And A Method Of Operating Such An Apparatus
9 Jun 22
A capping and de-capping apparatus for capping and de-capping tubes disposed in a tube holding rack having a two-dimensional array of apertures for holding the tubes.
Utility
Semiconductor wafer handling and transport
7 Jun 22
A substrate processing system including at least two vertically stacked transport chambers, each of the vertically stacked transport chambers including a plurality of openings arranged to form vertical stacks of openings configured for coupling to vertically stacked process modules, at least one of the vertically stacked transport chambers includes at least one transport chamber module arranged for coupling to another transport chamber module to form a linear transport chamber and another of the at least two stacked transport chambers including at least one transport chamber module arranged for coupling to another transport chamber module to form another linear transport chamber, and a transport robot disposed in each of the transport chamber modules, where a joint of the transport robot is locationally fixed along a linear path formed by the respective linear transport chamber.
Utility
Substrate Processing Apparatus
2 Jun 22
A substrate processing apparatus including a frame, a first SCARA arm connected to the frame, including an end effector, configured to extend and retract along a first radial axis; a second SCARA arm connected to the frame, including an end effector, configured to extend and retract along a second radial axis, the SCARA arms having a common shoulder axis of rotation; and a drive section coupled to the SCARA arms is configured to independently extend each SCARA arm along a respective radial axis and rotate each SCARA arm about the common shoulder axis of rotation where the first radial axis is angled relative to the second radial axis and the end effector of a respective arm is aligned with a respective radial axis, wherein each end effector is configured to hold at least one substrate and the end effectors are located on a common transfer plane.