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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 0.79
BRK.B's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. BRK.B: 0.79 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 5.7
Current: 0.79

0.62
5.7
Equity to Asset 0.46
BRK.B's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.12 vs. BRK.B: 0.46 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.46

0.36
0.58
Interest Coverage 8.64
BRK.B's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.34 vs. BRK.B: 8.64 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 40.58
Current: 8.64

3.86
40.58
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.71
WACC vs ROIC
7.48%
8.02%
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 (%) 14.44
BRK.B's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.39 vs. BRK.B: 14.44 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.03   Max: 31.98
Current: 14.44

7.03
31.98
Net-margin (%) 10.21
BRK.B's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. BRK.B: 10.21 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 21.25
Current: 10.21

2.06
21.25
ROE (%) 8.56
BRK.B's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. BRK.B: 8.56 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 11.53
Current: 8.56

1.33
11.53
ROA (%) 3.93
BRK.B's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BRK.B: 3.93 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.07
Current: 3.93

0.53
5.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.84
BRK.B's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 218.04 vs. BRK.B: 21.84 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.83   Max: 344.74
Current: 21.84

15.83
344.74
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.80
BRK.B's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BRK.B: 10.80 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 51.9
Current: 10.8

0
51.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.70
BRK.B's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. BRK.B: 19.70 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 67.9
Current: 19.7

0
67.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 24.80
BRK.B's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. BRK.B: 24.80 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.9   Max: 109.9
Current: 24.8

-38.9
109.9
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Zeke Ashton 25,000 sh (New)
John Rogers 47,832 sh (+52.70%)
Wallace Weitz 1,382,646 sh (+12.50%)
Ken Fisher 5,417,853 sh (+5.84%)
Lou Simpson 2,180,950 sh (+5.48%)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,848 sh (+2.98%)
Tom Russo 2,432,159 sh (+1.10%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 117,825 sh (+0.40%)
Jeff Auxier 21,900 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,669 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 25,000 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 7,025 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 332,343 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 24,500 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 17,350 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 16,079 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Winters Sold Out
Bruce Berkowitz 288,625 sh (-0.10%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,140 sh (-0.29%)
Chuck Akre 310,611 sh (-0.45%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,815,066 sh (-0.47%)
Mason Hawkins 4,302,129 sh (-0.72%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 373,026 sh (-0.86%)
Tweedy Browne 408,852 sh (-0.98%)
Whitney Tilson 37,662 sh (-1.49%)
Chris Davis 1,961,337 sh (-4.29%)
Bestinfond 96 sh (-4.95%)
Mario Gabelli 68,948 sh (-4.96%)
Bill Gates 72,039,804 sh (-6.49%)
David Rolfe 4,048,166 sh (-6.89%)
Jeremy Grantham 364,000 sh (-7.33%)
Murray Stahl 428,366 sh (-10.49%)
Pioneer Investments 6,933 sh (-11.74%)
Bill Frels 15,064 sh (-12.32%)
Chuck Royce 67,000 sh (-19.76%)
Scott Black 155,956 sh (-23.58%)
Jim Simons 422,400 sh (-31.98%)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (-99.99%)
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Q3 2014

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,896 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 32,966 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 550,400 sh (+51.21%)
Bill Gates 83,625,314 sh (+16.08%)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,771 sh (+11.76%)
Bestinfond 101 sh (+5.21%)
Bill Frels 15,814 sh (+4.98%)
David Rolfe 4,234,269 sh (+4.60%)
Charles de Vaulx 342,554 sh (+3.07%)
Wallace Weitz 1,419,123 sh (+2.64%)
John Rogers 49,016 sh (+2.48%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,916,475 sh (+2.11%)
Lou Simpson 2,216,667 sh (+1.64%)
Tom Russo 2,457,392 sh (+1.04%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,230 sh (+0.53%)
Ken Fisher 5,435,596 sh (+0.33%)
Scott Black 156,126 sh (+0.11%)
Pioneer Investments 5,147 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 17,350 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 25,000 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 24,500 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,669 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 16,079 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 25,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 21,900 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 7,025 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Akre 308,180 sh (-0.78%)
Mario Gabelli 67,948 sh (-1.45%)
Tweedy Browne 402,538 sh (-1.54%)
Bruce Berkowitz 283,700 sh (-1.71%)
Mason Hawkins 4,201,482 sh (-2.34%)
Chris Davis 1,908,289 sh (-2.70%)
Murray Stahl 416,407 sh (-2.79%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 112,825 sh (-4.24%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 353,858 sh (-5.14%)
Whitney Tilson 31,132 sh (-17.34%)
Chuck Royce 40,000 sh (-40.30%)
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Q4 2014

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 56,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 13,473 sh (+53.61%)
John Rogers 63,968 sh (+30.50%)
Ray Dalio 39,396 sh (+19.50%)
Pioneer Investments 5,544 sh (+7.71%)
Wallace Weitz 1,435,171 sh (+1.13%)
Charles de Vaulx 343,385 sh (+0.24%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 8,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 21,900 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 7,025 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 17,350 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 24,500 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,669 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 5,431,068 sh (-0.08%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 112,675 sh (-0.13%)
Tom Russo 2,449,094 sh (-0.34%)
Lou Simpson 2,199,264 sh (-0.79%)
Bruce Berkowitz 280,450 sh (-1.15%)
Mario Gabelli 66,916 sh (-1.52%)
Chuck Akre 303,175 sh (-1.62%)
Tweedy Browne 395,834 sh (-1.67%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,742,188 sh (-3.54%)
David Rolfe 3,997,425 sh (-5.59%)
Bill Gates 78,625,314 sh (-5.98%)
Donald Yacktman 15,079 sh (-6.22%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 326,440 sh (-7.75%)
Bill Frels 14,553 sh (-7.97%)
Bestinfond 92 sh (-8.91%)
Scott Black 142,133 sh (-8.96%)
Murray Stahl 371,459 sh (-10.79%)
Chuck Royce 35,000 sh (-12.50%)
Jeremy Grantham 470,700 sh (-14.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,730 sh (-14.51%)
Chris Davis 1,576,592 sh (-17.38%)
Whitney Tilson 23,667 sh (-23.98%)
Zeke Ashton 17,500 sh (-30.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,298 sh (-44.06%)
Mason Hawkins 16,800 sh (-99.60%)
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Q1 2015

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Arnold Van Den Berg 295,680 sh (-9.42%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Berkshire Hathaway Inc

Wallace Weitz Comments on Berkshire Hathaway Inc - Oct 17, 2014

Berkshire (BRK.B) enjoyed a relatively strong start to the year operationally with non-insurance operating earnings up 12% during the first half of 2014 despite headwinds at Burlington Northern. Buffett’s willingness to repurchase Berkshire shares at or below 120% of book value continues to provide a nice and gradually rising backstop for the stock.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Wallace Weitz Comments on Berkshire Hathaway - Jul 15, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/B--$112)(BRK.B) We and our clients have owned Berkshire continuously since 1976. It is “built to last” and we expect it to continue to compound shareholder wealth for years to come. People have been worrying about a post-Warren Berkshire for decades, but we believe that with management in place at all the subsidiaries, strong successors identified, and an expressed willingness to buy back substantial amounts of stock if it should trade down for any reason, we are comfortable continuing to hold the shares.

From Wallace Weitz’s second quarter 2013 letter to shareholders.


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Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) appreciated 28% for the year after its fourth quarter gain of 10%. The company’s underlying operating businesses performed well. In insurance, GEICO revenues grew 10% driven 2/3 by units and 1/3 by pricing. Reinsurance endured no major catastrophes and some positive currency impact. BNSF grew 4% with gains in both volume and pricing. In the fourth quarter, Berkshire announced the acquisition of Duracell from Proctor & Gamble in a tax efficient exchange for appreciated Berkshire stock. The stock reached our appraisal, and we sold it. Berkshire rarely sells at enough of a discount to meet our criteria given its quality businesses and management, but we were able to purchase it for the second time in our history in 2012. The stock returned over 89% in our two year holding period. Read more...
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Berkshire (BRK.B) enjoyed a relatively strong start to the year operationally with non-insurance operating earnings up 12% during the first half of 2014 despite headwinds at Burlington Northern. Buffett’s willingness to repurchase Berkshire shares at or below 120% of book value continues to provide a nice and gradually rising backstop for the stock. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.90
BRK.B's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. BRK.B: 16.90 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.94   Max: 55.04
Current: 16.9

10.94
55.04
Forward P/E 0.01
BRK.B's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
100% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. BRK.B: 0.01 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.00
BRK.B's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. BRK.B: 17.00 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.93   Max: 54.95
Current: 17

10.93
54.95
P/B 1.40
BRK.B's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BRK.B: 1.40 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.4

0.97
1.81
P/S 1.70
BRK.B's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. BRK.B: 1.70 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.7

0.98
1.85
PFCF 19.70
BRK.B's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 227.37 vs. BRK.B: 19.70 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.24   Max: 79.5
Current: 19.7

11.24
79.5
POCF 10.52
BRK.B's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. BRK.B: 10.52 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.65   Max: 21.38
Current: 10.52

7.65
21.38
EV-to-EBIT 12.69
BRK.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. BRK.B: 12.69 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 45
Current: 12.69

7.6
45
PEG 1.02
BRK.B's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRK.B: 1.02 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 133.08
Current: 1.02

0.17
133.08
Shiller P/E 22.50
BRK.B's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRK.B: 22.50 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.21   Max: 33.94
Current: 22.5

11.21
33.94
Days Sales Outstanding 40.97
BRK.B's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
98% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRK.B: 40.97 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.82   Max: 190.63
Current: 40.97

24.82
190.63

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
BRK.B's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BRK.B: 1.80 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 6.46
Current: 1.8

1.49
6.46
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
BRK.B's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRK.B: 1.00 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.49
Current: 1

0.8
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
BRK.B's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BRK.B: 1.10 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 9.08
Current: 1.1

0.84
9.08
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
BRK.B's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRK.B: 1.20 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 17.24
Current: 1.2

0.57
17.24
Price/Graham Number 1.20
BRK.B's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BRK.B: 1.20 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 4.47
Current: 1.2

1.02
4.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
BRK.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. BRK.B: 8.00 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 13.1
Current: 8

2.2
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.00
BRK.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. BRK.B: 18.00 )
BRK.B' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1   Max: 68.1
Current: 18

1
68.1

Business Description

Industry: Insurance » Insurance - Diversified
Compare:ALIZF, AXAHY, ZFSVF, AIZ, ING » details
Traded in other countries:BRH.Germany, BRYN.Germany, BERK34.Brazil, BRKB.Mexico, 0R37.UK, BRK/B.Switzerland,
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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