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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.93
BRK.A's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BRK.A: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BRK.A' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.4 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.93
Equity-to-Asset 0.45
BRK.A's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. BRK.A: 0.45 )
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: 0.45 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.45
0.37
0.58
Interest Coverage 9.36
BRK.A's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRK.A: 9.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BRK.A' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.86  Med: 8.38 Max: 10.56
Current: 9.36
3.86
10.56
Beneish M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
6.52%
7.39%
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 : 6/10

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Operating Margin % 13.43
BRK.A's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.08 vs. BRK.A: 13.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BRK.A' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 14.22 Max: 17.05
Current: 13.43
7.03
17.05
Net Margin % 9.54
BRK.A's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. BRK.A: 9.54 )
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: 11.42
Current: 9.54
4.63
11.42
ROE % 8.25
BRK.A's ROE % is ranked lower than
61% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. BRK.A: 8.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BRK.A' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.34  Med: 8.77 Max: 11.53
Current: 8.25
4.34
11.53
ROA % 3.69
BRK.A's ROA % is ranked higher than
66% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. BRK.A: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BRK.A' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.9 Max: 5.07
Current: 3.69
1.85
5.07
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.10
BRK.A's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BRK.A: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BRK.A' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 15.8 Max: 57.7
Current: 7.1
-0.5
57.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.50
BRK.A's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. BRK.A: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BRK.A' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 18.35 Max: 67.8
Current: 6.5
0
67.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 7.30
BRK.A's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BRK.A: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BRK.A' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.7  Med: 18.9 Max: 109
Current: 7.3
-38.7
109
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ron Baron 1 sh (New)
Jim Simons 361 sh (+32.23%)
Mario Gabelli 29 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 5 sh (unchged)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 2 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 3 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 52 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,084 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 6 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 21 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 92 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 150 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 1 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 4,984 sh (-0.30%)
First Eagle Investment 1,513 sh (-0.33%)
Chris Davis 4,634 sh (-1.26%)
Tweedy Browne 1,092 sh (-6.67%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,285 sh (-7.15%)
Wallace Weitz 426 sh (-13.41%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,978 sh (-13.49%)
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Q4 2016

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 425 sh (+17.73%)
First Eagle Investment 1,514 sh (+0.07%)
Ken Fisher 5 sh (unchged)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 2 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 3 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 52 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,084 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 6 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson 21 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 150 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 1 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 3 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 1,089 sh (-0.27%)
Tom Russo 4,912 sh (-1.44%)
Wallace Weitz 415 sh (-2.58%)
Chris Davis 4,335 sh (-6.45%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,190 sh (-7.39%)
Mario Gabelli 26 sh (-10.34%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,800 sh (-19.71%)
Murray Stahl 28 sh (-69.57%)
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Q1 2017

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Mairs and Power 10 sh (+233.33%)
Jim Simons 507 sh (+19.29%)
First Eagle Investment 1,546 sh (+2.11%)
Tom Gayner 1,088 sh (+0.37%)
Mario Gabelli 26 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 5 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 1,089 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 3 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 6 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 30 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 28 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 150 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 1 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 1,190 sh (unchged)
Lou Simpson Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 413 sh (-0.48%)
Tom Russo 4,882 sh (-0.61%)
Chris Davis 4,265 sh (-1.61%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,102 sh (-14.54%)
Chuck Akre 42 sh (-19.23%)
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Q2 2017

BRK.A Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Ken Fisher 6 sh (+20.00%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 436 sh (unchged)
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance » Insurance - Diversified    NAICS: 524126    SIC: 6331
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Traded in other countries:BERK34.Brazil, BRYN.Germany, BRKB.Mexico, BRK/B.Switzerland, 0R37.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
Berkshire Hathaway Inc is engaged in the financial services domain. Its core activity includes provision of insurance services.

Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company with a wide array of subsidiaries engaged in diverse activities. The firm's core business segment is insurance, run primarily through Geico, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group. The company's second-largest segment includes Burlington Northern Santa Fe (railroad) and Berkshire Hathaway Energy (utilities and energy distributors). The rest of Berkshire's operations consist of finance, manufacturing, service, and retailing firms.

Guru Investment Theses on Berkshire Hathaway Inc

Wallace Weitz Comments on Berkshire Hathaway - Apr 22, 2016

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) is a conglomerate holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of business activities. Berkshire shares were helped by the closing of the Precision Castparts acquisition and improved operating performance at its Burlington Northern railroad subsidiary. Berkshire’s insurance unit continues to show excellent discipline in underwriting, which results in temporary declines in premium, but means the company will have significant capacity when insurance pricing returns.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Weitz Value Fund 1st quarter 2016 commentary.

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Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 18.79
BRK.A's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.48 vs. BRK.A: 18.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BRK.A' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.49  Med: 16.25 Max: 58.61
Current: 18.79
11.49
58.61
Forward PE Ratio 21.46
BRK.A's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.76 vs. BRK.A: 21.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 18.79
BRK.A's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
70% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.48 vs. BRK.A: 18.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BRK.A' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.49  Med: 16.25 Max: 58.61
Current: 18.79
11.49
58.61
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 10.66
BRK.A's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
53% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. BRK.A: 10.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BRK.A' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.13  Med: 13.8 Max: 125.46
Current: 10.66
10.13
125.46
PB Ratio 1.44
BRK.A's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. BRK.A: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BRK.A' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.36 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.44
1.03
1.9
PS Ratio 1.79
BRK.A's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BRK.A: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BRK.A' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.57 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.79
1.08
2.05
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.71
BRK.A's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
65% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. BRK.A: 13.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BRK.A' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.82  Med: 19.98 Max: 57.33
Current: 13.71
11.82
57.33
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.77
BRK.A's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
55% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. BRK.A: 9.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BRK.A' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.05  Med: 11.21 Max: 23.65
Current: 9.77
8.05
23.65
EV-to-EBIT 11.96
BRK.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.52 vs. BRK.A: 11.96 )
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: 10.7 Max: 31.6
Current: 11.96
6.5
31.6
EV-to-EBITDA 9.58
BRK.A's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. BRK.A: 9.58 )
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: 9 Max: 26
Current: 9.58
6.5
26
PEG Ratio 1.25
BRK.A's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. BRK.A: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BRK.A' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.97 Max: 278
Current: 1.25
0.19
278
Shiller PE Ratio 25.70
BRK.A's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.47 vs. BRK.A: 25.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BRK.A' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.45  Med: 23.21 Max: 33.77
Current: 25.7
16.45
33.77

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.35
BRK.A's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BRK.A: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BRK.A' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 2.11 Max: 6.78
Current: 2.35
1.32
6.78
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.91
BRK.A's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. BRK.A: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BRK.A' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.91
0.8
2.12
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.19
BRK.A's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 2 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. BRK.A: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.14
BRK.A's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BRK.A: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BRK.A' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.49 Max: 9.04
Current: 1.14
0.79
9.04
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.65
BRK.A's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BRK.A: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
BRK.A' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.24 Max: 17.63
Current: 1.65
0.47
17.63
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.40
BRK.A's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRK.A: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BRK.A' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.34 Max: 4.52
Current: 1.4
1.03
4.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.36
BRK.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. BRK.A: 8.36 )
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: 9.3 Max: 15.4
Current: 8.36
3.2
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 16.70
BRK.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.28 vs. BRK.A: 16.70 )
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: 18.6 Max: 66.8
Current: 16.7
1.1
66.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $236,388.00
EPS (TTM) $ 13713.00
Beta0.85
Short Percentage of Float0.07%
52-Week Range $213030.00 - 266445.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1.64

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 11,998.83 13,720.81
EPS without NRI ($) 11,998.83 13,720.81
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
2.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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