Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Brooks Automation and Entegris, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brooks Automation 0 2 4 0 2.67
Entegris 0 3 5 1 2.78

Brooks Automation currently has a consensus price target of $30.17, indicating a potential upside of 6.45%. Entegris has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.00%. Given Brooks Automation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Brooks Automation is more favorable than Entegris.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.4% of Brooks Automation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.1% of Entegris shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Brooks Automation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Entegris shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Brooks Automation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Entegris does not pay a dividend. Brooks Automation pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Brooks Automation and Entegris’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brooks Automation 8.34% 11.25% 8.96%
Entegris 9.63% 17.04% 9.28%

Risk and Volatility

Brooks Automation has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entegris has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brooks Automation and Entegris’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brooks Automation $668.56 million 2.85 $95.89 million $0.80 35.43
Entegris $1.25 billion 3.11 $298.17 million $0.84 32.68

Entegris has higher revenue and earnings than Brooks Automation. Entegris is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brooks Automation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Entegris beats Brooks Automation on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brooks Automation Company Profile

Brooks Automation, Inc. is a provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. The Company operates through two segments: Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum and contamination controls solutions and services. Its product offerings include robots and integrated automation systems for handling of substrates. It is also a provider of cryogenic components to create vacuum and thermal stability within critical operating environments in the manufacturing process. It also offers equipment for automated contamination control, conditioning and metrology solutions for wafer and reticle carriers. The Brooks Life Science Systems segment offers sample life cycle management solutions that provide life science and bioscience customers with a range of sample management solutions for scientific research and support drug development.

Entegris Company Profile

Entegris, Inc. is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC). The SCEM segment provides process chemistries, gases, materials and delivery systems to support semiconductor and other manufacturing processes. The AMH segment develops solutions to monitor, protect, transport, and deliver critical liquid chemistries and substrates for a set of applications in the semiconductor industry and other high-technology industries. AMH offers wafer solutions, chemical containers and fluidics. MC offers solutions to purify critical liquid chemistries and gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes and other high-technology industries.

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