Needham & Company Maintains a 'Buy' on Brooks Automation (BRKS); Fine-Tuning Estimates As Guidance Better Than First Feared

May 11, 2012 8:07 AM EDT
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Needham & Company maintains a 'Buy' on Brooks Automation Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKS) price target lowered by $1 to $14.

Analyst, Y. Edwin Mok, said, "BRKS reported better than expected F2Q12 (Mar) results. While F3Q12 (Jun) earnings guidance is below Street’s estimates, revenue growth is better than feared given that all sub-system peers had guided for semicap business to be flat to down sequentially. We believe previously secured design wins are contributing to revenue growth, driving semicap business to outperform. With life science now profitable, we believe BRKS will be able to grow top and bottom-line in the next few quarters even as the semicap cycle is set to weaken in C2H12."

"We lower our FY12 non-GAAP EPS to $0.66 (from $0.71) and FY13 to $0.83 (from $0.99) based on lower revenues and margins."

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Shares of Brooks Automation Inc. closed at $10.67 yesterday.

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