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Mark Namaroff Director-Investor Relations
Steve Schwartz President and Chief Executive Officer
Lindon Robertson Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Craig Ellis B.Riley, FBR
Paul Knight Janney Montgomery
Jacob Johnson Stephens
Patrick Ho Stifel
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Operator

Greetings and welcome to the Brooks Automation Q4 2019 Financial Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As reminder this conference is being recorded, Wednesday November 6, 2019.

I will now like to turn the conference over to Mark Namaroff, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Mark Namaroff

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Steve Schwartz

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Operator

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Craig Ellis

business congratulations the performance remarks. the strong I'll taking with just on prepared start your Steve, the Thanks in follow-up the and question for of guys. to some

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Steve Schwartz

Yes. Thanks Craig.

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Craig Ellis

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Steve Schwartz

Craig. Thanks

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Craig Ellis

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Steve Schwartz

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yes. So

Craig Ellis

Very helpful. Thanks guys.

Steve Schwartz

Great.

Operator

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Paul Knight

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Steve Schwartz

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Paul Knight

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Steve Schwartz

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Paul Knight

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Steve Schwartz

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Lindon Robertson

we got never And we pinch we and I the see too back next little turn are quarter. pretty making, add is the what a focus turn away operationally any wait to Well, color know wholeheartedly. somebody so points that pretty have a that where we that them space for customer this once conversation the just do in is we is space to will is we requirements invite because sequencing a a capacity this you've regularly

So we'd like to keep them.

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Paul Knight

Thanks.

Operator

line Please question with the Patrick is Ho from ahead. Our next Stifel. go

Patrick Ho

of and Steve strategy across effect the board first year? giving much. on a the and tangible things. side life you XXXX consumables that impact seeing off growth you potential maybe sciences, is would having that on go-to-market mentioned strategy is heading very the service some you more particularly that Is for Thank confidence an

Steve Schwartz

Patrick, a think it's Yes of I combination everything.

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Patrick Ho

which Right. market. that you're That's the thing follow-up recovery vacuum top not you here that turns on see see on some of we're surprise major a equipment spending wafer helpful in of fab my given mentioned tier robots and starting to the starting is side to of semiconductor business the the

is on with high-volume both two guess leading-edge over new you at past that now high-volume some customers? we're deposition how starting Can see tools or side these you're seeing had [action] also the you the that hit top to your tier characterize, year to have I may hit Given starting design nodes.

Steve Schwartz

Yes.

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Patrick Ho

very Thank Great. you much.

Steve Schwartz

Thanks Patrick.

Operator

[Operator next from of Instructions] Jacob question is Johnson ahead. the line go Our Stephens. with Please

Jacob Johnson

management sample these customers to maybe new on existing sales Hey of up initiatives? people working adding new terms those you're commentary more is or sell in following this people now this Steve just more adding sales thanks. into about your in customers is

Steve Schwartz

us. that a thing for to on mentioned can is got to that large some have other we focus particular we want we expand accounts characteristics we've accounts accounts like be Jacob that Yes. of to I the large think also

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Jacob Johnson

growth really to the tease organic down interested you I business flow of could would if kind it obviously quarter this in management quarter? but sample that sample then nice out and management the Got be margins how on

Steve Schwartz

again? Jacob could you tie together that for question back me

Jacob Johnson

quarter. life margin in expansion Yes. I saw sciences is guess the my questions you nice

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Lindon Robertson

Yes.

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Jacob Johnson

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Steve Schwartz

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Jacob Johnson

the it. the Got quarter. on Thanks for Congrats taking questions.

Steve Schwartz

Jacob. Thanks

Operator

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Steve Schwartz

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Operator

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