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Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway First Quarter 2012 Fund Portfolio

Here is a current portfolio update of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) portfolio movements as of the end if the first quarter 2012 (March 31, 2012). In total, he has 35 stocks with a total portfolio worth of USD75,300,250,000. Buffett bought two new companies and added seven additional stocks. The biggest influence had Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). Both had an impact of more than 0.5 percent of his portfolio. He decreased seven stocks and closed one.

Here are his top positions in detail:

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has a market capitalization of $164.41 billion. The company employs 264,900 people, generates revenues of $49,412.00 million and has a net income of $16,211.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31,310.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 63.37 percent (operating margin 29.22 percent and the net profit margin finally 20.03 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 13.28 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 124.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.91. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.48 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.65, P/S ratio 2.03 and P/B ratio 1.26. Dividend Yield: 2.84 percent. The beta ratio is 1.34.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has a market capitalization of $167.20 billion. The company employs 146,200 people, generates revenues of $46,542.00 million and has a net income of $8,634.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,596.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.06 percent (operating margin 23.06 percent and the net profit margin finally 18.55 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 35.72 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 90.31 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.37 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.77. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.88 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.67, P/S ratio 3.59 and P/B ratio 5.30. Dividend Yield: 2.75 percent. The beta ratio is 0.52.

Intl. Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) has a market capitalization of $225.94 billion. The company employs 433,362 people, generates revenues of $106,916.00 million and has a net income of $15,855.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $26,266.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 24.57 percent (operating margin 19.64 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.83 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 26.90 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 155.54 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 73.43 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $13.41. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.90 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.60, P/S ratio 2.11 and P/B ratio 11.31. Dividend Yield: 1.74 percent. The beta ratio is 0.66.

American Express (NYSE:AXP) has a market capitalization of $63.76 billion. The company employs 63,700 people, generates revenues of $32,282.00 million and has a net income of $4,899.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,194.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.58 percent (operating margin 21.55 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.18 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 41.08 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 335.18 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.64 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.18. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.72 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.25, P/S ratio 1.98 and P/B ratio 3.43. Dividend Yield: 1.44 percent. The beta ratio is 1.82.

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