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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Brooks Automation and Amkor Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brooks Automation $668.56 million 2.58 $95.89 million $0.80 30.95
Amkor Technology $4.01 billion 0.52 $866.26 million $1.11 7.86

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Brooks Automation and Amkor Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brooks Automation 0 1 5 0 2.83
Amkor Technology 0 2 0 0 2.00

Brooks Automation presently has a consensus target price of $27.67, indicating a potential upside of 11.74%. Amkor Technology has a consensus target price of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 20.27%. Given Amkor Technology’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Amkor Technology is more favorable than Brooks Automation.

Dividends

Brooks Automation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Amkor Technology does not pay a dividend. Brooks Automation pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Brooks Automation has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amkor Technology has a beta of 2.52, suggesting that its share price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Brooks Automation and Amkor Technology’s 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%
Amkor Technology 6.63% 12.95% 4.35%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.7% of Brooks Automation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.8% of Amkor Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Brooks Automation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 58.1% of Amkor Technology shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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.

Amkor Technology Company Profile

Amkor Technology, Inc. is a provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. The Company’s packaging and test services are designed to meet application and chip specific requirements, including the type of interconnect technology; size, thickness and electrical, and mechanical and thermal performance. It provides packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bump, wafer probe, wafer backgrind, package design, packaging, system-level, and final test and drop shipment services. The Company provides its services to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless semiconductor companies and contract foundries. IDMs design, manufacture, package and test semiconductors in their own facilities. The Company offers a range of advanced and mainstream packaging and test services. The Company’s mainstream packages include leadframe packages, substrate-based wirebond packages and micro-electro-mechanical systems packages.

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