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Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.A)
EPS (Diluted)
$11,849.49 (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $3,035.49. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $11,849.49.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $3,035.49. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $11,849.49.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $3,035.49. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $11,849.49.

During the past 12 months, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 31.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 14.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 19.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 7.00% per year.

During the past 13 years, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 109.90% per year. The lowest was -38.90% per year. And the median was 20.00% per year.


Definition

EPS (Diluted) is a rough measurement of the amount of a company's profit that can be allocated to one share of its stock. Diluted EPS takes into account all of the outstanding dilutive securities that could potentially be exercised (such as stock options and convertible preferred stock) and shows how such an action would impact earnings per share.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Diluted EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Diluted EPS (A: Dec. 2013 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(19476-0)/1.644
=11,846.72

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Diluted EPS for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Diluted EPS (Q: Dec. 2013 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(4990-0)/1.644
=3,035.28

Berkshire Hathaway Inc EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 2977 (Mar. 2013 ) + 2763 (Jun. 2013 ) + 3074 (Sep. 2013 ) + 3035.49 (Dec. 2013 ) = $11,849.49 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

EPS is the single most important variable used by Wall Street in determining the earnings power of a company. But investors need to be aware that Earnings per Share can be easily manipulated by adjusting depreciation and amortization rate or non-recurring items. That's why GuruFocus lists Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items, which better reflects the company's underlying performance.


Be Aware

Compared with Earnings per share, a company’s cash flow is better indicator of the company’s earnings power.

If a company’s earnings per share is less than cash flow per share over long term, investors need to be cautious and find out why.


Related Terms

Net Income, Preferred Dividends, Shares Outstanding, Earnings Per Share, Basic Earnings Per Share (Basic EPS), Earnings Per Share (NRI)


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
eps_diluted 4,753.005,538.007,144.008,548.003,224.005,193.007,928.006,215.008,977.0011,850.00

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
eps_diluted 1,380.001,846.371,966.001,882.002,373.002,757.302,977.002,763.003,074.003,035.49
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