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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.58
BRK.A's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRK.A: 0.58 )
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: 1.35 Max: N/A
Current: 0.58
Equity to Asset 0.44
BRK.A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. BRK.A: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BRK.A' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.44
0.37
0.57
Interest Coverage 8.85
BRK.A's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.88 vs. BRK.A: 8.85 )
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: 8.85
3.86
12.71
F-Score: 5
M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
6.83%
9.11%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.73
BRK.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.66 vs. BRK.A: 15.73 )
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: 15.73
7.03
17.05
Net-margin (%) 11.42
BRK.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.32 vs. BRK.A: 11.42 )
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: 11.42
4.63
11.18
ROE (%) 9.80
BRK.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. BRK.A: 9.80 )
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: 9.8
4.34
11.53
ROA (%) 4.45
BRK.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. BRK.A: 4.45 )
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: 4.45
1.85
5.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.80
BRK.A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 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: 2.9  Med: 15.95 Max: 38.2
Current: 10.8
2.9
38.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.30
BRK.A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. BRK.A: 18.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BRK.A' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.7  Med: 19.45 Max: 67.9
Current: 18.3
-22.7
67.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 24.80
BRK.A's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 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

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-07)


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Guru Trades

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%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 300 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 29 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5 sh (unchged)
Bruce Berkowitz 3 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 21 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 6 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 Gayner 1,084 sh (+0.46%)
Tom Russo 5,055 sh (+0.40%)
Prem Watsa 6 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 29 sh (unchged)
Bruce Berkowitz 3 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 93 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 21 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 1,416 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 300 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 1,170 sh (-0.09%)
Chuck Akre 52 sh (-1.89%)
Wallace Weitz 510 sh (-1.92%)
Ruane Cunniff 9,212 sh (-2.15%)
Jim Simons 134 sh (-2.19%)
First Eagle Investment 3,307 sh (-4.03%)
Chris Davis 4,419 sh (-6.12%)
Ken Fisher 8 sh (-20.00%)
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Q1 2016

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jeff Auxier 1 sh (New)
Jim Simons 269 sh (+100.75%)
Chris Davis 4,866 sh (+10.12%)
Ken Fisher 8 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 29 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,084 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 21 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 1,170 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 510 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 52 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 6 sh (unchged)
Bruce Berkowitz Sold Out
Tom Russo 5,013 sh (-0.83%)
Murray Stahl 92 sh (-1.08%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,345 sh (-5.01%)
Ruane Cunniff 8,586 sh (-6.80%)
Dodge & Cox 3 sh (-40.00%)
Francis Chou 150 sh (-50.00%)
First Eagle Investment 1,515 sh (-54.19%)
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Q2 2016

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance » Insurance - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:BERK34.Brazil, BRYN.Germany, BRKB.Mexico, BRK/B.Switzerland, 0R37.UK,
Berkshire Hathaway Inc is a conglomerate holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of business activities, including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, service and retailing.

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, and distribution. 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 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 life/health business operates through two divisions: the individual products division and the group & specialty division in the United States and Canada. The business segments include life, disability, supplemental health, critical illness and long-term care. The life/health business is marketed on a direct basis. Businesses engaged in the manufacture and distribution of clothing products includes Fruit of the Loom, Fruit, Russell and VFB, and JERZEES. Its footwear businesses include H.H. Brown Shoe Group and Justin Brands.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.51
BRK.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. BRK.A: 14.51 )
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: 16.03 Max: 57.73
Current: 14.51
11.48
57.73
Forward P/E 17.06
BRK.A's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.15 vs. BRK.A: 17.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.51
BRK.A's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
56% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. BRK.A: 14.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BRK.A' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.49  Med: 16.02 Max: 58
Current: 14.51
11.49
58
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 10.78
BRK.A's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.05 vs. BRK.A: 10.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
BRK.A' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.21  Med: 14.98 Max: 123.13
Current: 10.78
10.21
123.13
P/B 1.37
BRK.A's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BRK.A: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BRK.A' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.36 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.37
1.02
1.9
P/S 1.65
BRK.A's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BRK.A: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BRK.A' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.55 Max: 1.94
Current: 1.65
1.03
1.94
PFCF 20.31
BRK.A's PFCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.27 vs. BRK.A: 20.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BRK.A' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.79  Med: 19.94 Max: 54.45
Current: 20.31
11.79
54.45
POCF 10.78
BRK.A's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. BRK.A: 10.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BRK.A' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.03  Med: 11.40 Max: 22.44
Current: 10.78
8.03
22.44
EV-to-EBIT 10.76
BRK.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. BRK.A: 10.76 )
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: 10.50 Max: 31.1
Current: 10.76
6.5
31.1
EV-to-EBITDA 8.86
BRK.A's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
71% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.34 vs. BRK.A: 8.86 )
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: 8.80 Max: 25.7
Current: 8.86
6.5
25.7
PEG 0.88
BRK.A's PEG is ranked lower than
52% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BRK.A: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BRK.A' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.89 Max: 215.89
Current: 0.88
0.19
215.89
Shiller P/E 23.15
BRK.A's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.43 vs. BRK.A: 23.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BRK.A' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.05  Med: 23.05 Max: 33.79
Current: 23.15
16.05
33.79

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.47
BRK.A's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. BRK.A: 2.47 )
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: 2.16 Max: 6.79
Current: 2.47
1.57
6.79
Price/Projected FCF 0.87
BRK.A's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. BRK.A: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BRK.A' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.87
0.8
2.62
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.11
BRK.A's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 2 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. BRK.A: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.07
BRK.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. BRK.A: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BRK.A' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.14 Max: 16.47
Current: 1.07
0.8
16.47
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.97
BRK.A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. BRK.A: 0.97 )
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: 1.29 Max: 17.24
Current: 0.97
0.47
17.24
Price/Graham Number 1.26
BRK.A's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
72% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BRK.A: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BRK.A' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.34 Max: 4.57
Current: 1.26
1.03
4.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.25
BRK.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. BRK.A: 9.25 )
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: 9.50 Max: 15.4
Current: 9.25
3.2
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.16
BRK.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. BRK.A: 19.16 )
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: 1.1  Med: 19.20 Max: 64.3
Current: 19.16
1.1
64.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $214,580
EPS (TTM) $ 14913.23
Beta0.77
Short Percentage of Float0.06%
52-Week Range $186900.00 - 221985.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1.64

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 136,788 235,281 246,451
EPS ($) 12,685.70 12,984.49 13,720.81
EPS w/o NRI ($) 12,685.70 12,984.49 13,720.81
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
7.10%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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