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Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.B)
Total Equity
\$283,001 Mil (As of Dec. 2016)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$283,001 Mil.

Total equity is used to calculate book value per share. Berkshire Hathaway Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$114.74. The ratio of a companys debt over equity can be used to measure how leveraged this company is. Berkshire Hathaway Inc's debt to equity ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.36.

Definition

Total Equity refers to the net assets owned by shareholders.

Total Equity and Total Liabilities are the two components for Total Assets.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Total Equity for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Total Equity = Total Assets(Q: Dec. 2016 ) - Total Liabilities(Q: Dec. 2016 ) = 620854 - 337853 = 283,001

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Total Equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Total Equity = Total Assets(Q: Dec. 2016 ) - Total Liabilities(Q: Dec. 2016 ) = 620854 - 337853 = 283,001

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

1. Total equity is used to calculate book value per share.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

 Book Value per Share = (Total Shareholders Equity - Preferred Stock) / Total Shares Outstanding = (283001 - 0) / 2466.48 = 114.74

2. The ratio of a companys debt over equity can be used to measure how leveraged this company is.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (0 + 101644) / 283001 = 0.36

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Annual Data

 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Total Equity 120,733 109,267 131,102 157,318 164,850 187,647 221,890 240,170 255,550 283,001

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Total Equity 237,456 240,170 241,458 246,043 248,283 255,550 258,661 263,025 269,264 283,001
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