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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.78
BRK.A's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRK.A: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BRK.A' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.02 Max: 5.7
Current: 0.78
0.45
5.7
Equity to Asset 0.46
BRK.A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. BRK.A: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BRK.A' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.46
0.36
0.57
Interest Coverage 9.44
BRK.A's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BRK.A: 9.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BRK.A' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.86  Med: 7.80 Max: 12.71
Current: 9.44
3.86
12.71
F-Score: 3
WACC vs ROIC
7.18%
8.88%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.12
BRK.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.58 vs. BRK.A: 16.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BRK.A' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 13.41 Max: 17.05
Current: 16.12
7.03
17.05
Net-margin (%) 10.98
BRK.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. BRK.A: 10.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BRK.A' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.63  Med: 9.87 Max: 11.18
Current: 10.98
4.63
11.18
ROE (%) 9.38
BRK.A's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. BRK.A: 9.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BRK.A' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.34  Med: 8.80 Max: 11.53
Current: 9.38
4.34
11.53
ROA (%) 4.28
BRK.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. BRK.A: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BRK.A' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.90 Max: 5.07
Current: 4.28
1.85
5.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.80
BRK.A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. BRK.A: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BRK.A' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.75 Max: 31.8
Current: 10.8
0
31.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.70
BRK.A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. BRK.A: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BRK.A' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 18.00 Max: 67.6
Current: 19.7
0
67.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 24.80
BRK.A's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. BRK.A: 24.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BRK.A' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.7  Med: 17.15 Max: 109
Current: 24.8
-38.7
109
» BRK.A's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 523 sh (+657.97%)
Chuck Akre 53 sh (+3.92%)
First Eagle Investment 3,542 sh (+0.60%)
Tom Russo 5,064 sh (+0.08%)
Mario Gabelli 29 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 6 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,078 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 21 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2 sh (unchged)
Bruce Berkowitz 3 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 1,382 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 1 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 9 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 300 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 1,175 sh (-0.17%)
Murray Stahl 94 sh (-3.09%)
Ruane Cunniff 9,497 sh (-3.33%)
Chris Davis 5,640 sh (-13.47%)
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Q2 2015

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 24 sh (+2300.00%)
Tom Russo 5,102 sh (+0.75%)
Dodge & Cox 5 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 300 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 1,175 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 1 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 29 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 9 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 21 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 1,382 sh (unchged)
Bruce Berkowitz 3 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,078 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 94 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 6 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 522 sh (-0.19%)
Ruane Cunniff 9,468 sh (-0.31%)
First Eagle Investment 3,503 sh (-1.10%)
Chris Davis 5,511 sh (-2.29%)
Chuck Akre 43 sh (-18.87%)
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Q3 2015

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 137 sh (+470.83%)
Chuck Akre 53 sh (+23.26%)
Ken Fisher 10 sh (+11.11%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,416 sh (+2.46%)
Tom Gayner 1,079 sh (+0.09%)
Mario Gabelli 29 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 300 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 6 sh (unchged)
Bruce Berkowitz 3 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 21 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 1,171 sh (-0.34%)
Wallace Weitz 520 sh (-0.38%)
Ruane Cunniff 9,414 sh (-0.57%)
Murray Stahl 93 sh (-1.06%)
Tom Russo 5,035 sh (-1.31%)
First Eagle Investment 3,446 sh (-1.63%)
Chris Davis 4,707 sh (-14.59%)
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Q4 2015

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Tom Russo 5,055 sh (+0.40%)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 29 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 21 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 1,170 sh (-0.09%)
Jim Simons 134 sh (-2.19%)
Ken Fisher 8 sh (-20.00%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Berkshire Hathaway Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Berkshire Hathaway Inc - Mar 12, 2015

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (1.3%) (BRK.A – $226,000.00 – NYSE), based in Omaha, Nebraska, is the holding company for a diverse group of operating subsidiaries, including insurance, freight rail transportation, utilities and energy, finance, services, and retailing. The subsidiaries operate in an autonomous fashion, while investment and capital allocation decisions are managed by 82 year-old Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) in consultation with 89 year-old Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio). From 1995 through December 31, 2013, the firm had an annual compounded gain on book value of 19.7%.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s Asset Fund Q4 2014 Commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.68
BRK.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. BRK.A: 13.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BRK.A' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.48  Med: 16.27 Max: 57.79
Current: 13.68
11.48
57.79
Forward P/E 13.51
BRK.A's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.75 vs. BRK.A: 13.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.68
BRK.A's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. BRK.A: 13.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BRK.A' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.49  Med: 16.27 Max: 58
Current: 13.68
11.49
58
P/B 1.23
BRK.A's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BRK.A: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BRK.A' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.37 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.23
1.02
1.9
P/S 1.50
BRK.A's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BRK.A: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BRK.A' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.56 Max: 1.94
Current: 1.5
1.03
1.94
PFCF 20.52
BRK.A's PFCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. BRK.A: 20.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BRK.A' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.78  Med: 19.89 Max: 54.39
Current: 20.52
11.78
54.39
POCF 9.70
BRK.A's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. BRK.A: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BRK.A' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.02  Med: 11.60 Max: 22.46
Current: 9.7
8.02
22.46
EV-to-EBIT 9.17
BRK.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.73 vs. BRK.A: 9.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BRK.A' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 10.40 Max: 31.1
Current: 9.17
6.5
31.1
EV-to-EBITDA 7.58
BRK.A's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. BRK.A: 7.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BRK.A' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 8.90 Max: 25.7
Current: 7.58
6.5
25.7
PEG 0.82
BRK.A's PEG is ranked higher than
57% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. BRK.A: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BRK.A' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.91 Max: 6.16
Current: 0.82
0.27
6.16
Shiller P/E 20.69
BRK.A's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
92% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.27 vs. BRK.A: 20.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BRK.A' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.1  Med: 23.27 Max: 33.67
Current: 20.69
16.1
33.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.67
BRK.A's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. BRK.A: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BRK.A' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 2.13 Max: 6.79
Current: 1.67
1.57
6.79
Price/Projected FCF 0.77
BRK.A's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRK.A: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BRK.A' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.77
0.83
2.62
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.04
BRK.A's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
50% of the 4 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BRK.A: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
BRK.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BRK.A: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BRK.A' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.15 Max: 14.42
Current: 0.96
0.78
14.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.91
BRK.A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRK.A: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BRK.A' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.26 Max: 17.24
Current: 0.91
0.47
17.24
Price/Graham Number 1.00
BRK.A's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. BRK.A: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BRK.A' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.31 Max: 4.57
Current: 1
1.04
4.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.95
BRK.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. BRK.A: 10.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BRK.A' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 9.60 Max: 15.4
Current: 10.95
3.2
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.18
BRK.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.47 vs. BRK.A: 19.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BRK.A' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.7  Med: 22.10 Max: 44.5
Current: 19.18
7.7
44.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $210200
EPS $ 13851.14
Beta0.83
Short Percentage of Float0.17%
52-Week Range $186900.00 - 225539.74
Shares Outstanding(Mil)1.64

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 48,196 52,033
EPS($) 11,234.67 14,100.45
EPS without NRI($) 11,234.67 14,100.45

Business Description

Industry: Insurance » Insurance - Diversified
Compare:ALIZF, AXAHY, ZFSVF, AIZ, ING » details
Traded in other countries:BERK34.Brazil, BRYN.Germany, BRKB.Mexico, BRK/B.Switzerland, 0R37.UK,
Berkshire Hathaway Inc was incorporated in the state of Delaware on June 16, 1998 under the name NBH, Inc. The Company is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of diverse business activities, including insurance and reinsurance, freight rail transportation, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, service and retailing. The Company's insurance and reinsurance business activities are conducted through numerous domestic and foreign-based insurance entities. Its insurance businesses provide insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks world-wide and also reinsure life, accident and health risks internationally. The Company's insurance underwriting operations are comprised of the sub-groups namely GEICO and its subsidiaries; General Re and its subsidiaries; Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group; and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group. General Re's property/casualty reinsurance business in North America is conducted through General Reinsurance Corporation, domiciled in Delaware and licensed in the District of Columbia and all states but Hawaii where it is an accredited reinsurer. Property/casualty operations in North America are headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and are also conducted through 16 branch offices in the U.S. and Canada. Reinsurance activities are marketed directly to clients without involving a broker or intermediary. General Re's North American and international life, health, long-term care and disability reinsurance coverages are written on an individual and group basis. Most of this business is written on a proportional treaty basis, with the exception of the U.S. group health and disability business which is predominately written on an excess treaty basis. Lesser amounts of life and disability business are written on a facultative basis. The life/health business is marketed on a direct basis. The Company's apparel manufacturing businesses include manufacturers of a number of clothing and footwear. Businesses engaged in the manufacture and distribution of clothing products includes Fruit of the Loom, Russell Corporation, Vanity Fair Brands, Garan and Fechheimer Brothers. Its footwear businesses include H.H. Brown Shoe Group and Justin Brands.
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