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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.42
BRK.B's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRK.B: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BRK.B' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.33 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.42
Equity-to-Asset 0.45
BRK.B's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. BRK.B: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BRK.B' 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
Debt-to-Equity 0.33
BRK.B's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
68% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. BRK.B: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BRK.B' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.33
0.01
0.41
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.52
BRK.B's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. BRK.B: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BRK.B' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.14 Max: 2.99
Current: 2.52
1.38
2.99
Interest Coverage 5.90
BRK.B's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BRK.B: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BRK.B' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.86  Med: 8.38 Max: 10.56
Current: 5.9
3.86
10.56
Beneish M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
6.39%
6.08%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 10.64
BRK.B's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
63% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. BRK.B: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BRK.B' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 14.22 Max: 17.05
Current: 10.64
7.03
17.05
Net Margin % 7.73
BRK.B's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. BRK.B: 7.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BRK.B' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.63  Med: 9.87 Max: 11.42
Current: 7.73
4.63
11.42
ROE % 6.42
BRK.B's ROE % is ranked lower than
68% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. BRK.B: 6.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BRK.B' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.34  Med: 8.77 Max: 11.53
Current: 6.42
4.34
11.53
ROA % 2.89
BRK.B's ROA % is ranked higher than
62% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. BRK.B: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BRK.B' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.9 Max: 5.07
Current: 2.89
1.85
5.07
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.10
BRK.B's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BRK.B: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BRK.B' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 14.35 Max: 57.7
Current: 7.1
-0.5
57.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.50
BRK.B's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BRK.B: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BRK.B' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 19.05 Max: 67.8
Current: 6.5
0
67.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 7.30
BRK.B's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BRK.B: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BRK.B' 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
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK.B.
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 444,700 sh (+47.79%)
Tweedy Browne 302,180 sh (+36.84%)
John Rogers 467,962 sh (+12.58%)
Bestinfond 101 sh (+6.32%)
Mairs and Power 13,774 sh (+4.75%)
Diamond Hill Capital 526,200 sh (+1.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,896 sh (+0.93%)
Ken Fisher 5,640,868 sh (+0.48%)
Dodge & Cox 17,789 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 23,005 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 32,500 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Scott Black 33,164 sh (-0.38%)
Chuck Akre 383,889 sh (-0.40%)
Donald Yacktman 23,167 sh (-0.48%)
Tom Russo 2,562,032 sh (-1.14%)
Chris Davis 1,717,308 sh (-3.14%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 209,299 sh (-3.46%)
Mario Gabelli 55,043 sh (-4.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 530,000 sh (-4.50%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 366,687 sh (-5.01%)
Murray Stahl 187,241 sh (-5.18%)
Charles de Vaulx 285,555 sh (-6.59%)
Bill Gates 69,349,971 sh (-6.72%)
First Eagle Investment 1,150 sh (-8.00%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,956,534 sh (-10.21%)
Wallace Weitz 1,222,304 sh (-15.34%)
Prem Watsa 16,000 sh (-17.95%)
Lou Simpson 1,868,059 sh (-19.16%)
Pioneer Investments 2,642 sh (-19.30%)
David Rolfe 2,490,758 sh (-19.37%)
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Q1 2017

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Joel Greenblatt 34,402 sh (+215.73%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,069,214 sh (+103.20%)
Bestinfond 105 sh (+3.96%)
John Rogers 485,956 sh (+3.85%)
Mairs and Power 13,974 sh (+1.45%)
Ken Fisher 5,717,964 sh (+1.37%)
Chuck Akre 384,249 sh (+0.09%)
First Eagle Investment 1,150 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 23,167 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 23,005 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 32,500 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 285,555 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 300,655 sh (-0.50%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 362,164 sh (-1.23%)
Mario Gabelli 54,070 sh (-1.77%)
Dodge & Cox 17,400 sh (-2.19%)
Tom Russo 2,499,201 sh (-2.45%)
Chris Davis 1,672,116 sh (-2.63%)
Scott Black 32,267 sh (-2.70%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 202,709 sh (-3.15%)
Murray Stahl 181,076 sh (-3.29%)
Wallace Weitz 1,149,537 sh (-5.95%)
Bill Gates 64,349,971 sh (-7.21%)
David Rolfe 2,184,391 sh (-12.30%)
Prem Watsa 14,000 sh (-12.50%)
Lou Simpson 1,488,575 sh (-20.31%)
Jim Simons 351,400 sh (-20.98%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,777,775 sh (-29.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 275,000 sh (-48.11%)
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Q2 2017

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Pioneer Investments 747,850 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 4,000 sh (New)
John Buckingham 1,999 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,274,666 sh (+19.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 38,015 sh (+10.50%)
John Rogers 526,840 sh (+8.41%)
Mairs and Power 14,544 sh (+4.08%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 370,853 sh (+2.40%)
Chuck Akre 390,974 sh (+1.75%)
Tom Russo 2,509,718 sh (+0.42%)
Chris Davis 1,677,917 sh (+0.35%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 23,167 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,150 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 14,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 17,400 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 275,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 23,005 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 285,555 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 299,226 sh (-0.48%)
Bestinfond 104 sh (-0.95%)
Wallace Weitz 1,137,472 sh (-1.05%)
Zeke Ashton 32,000 sh (-1.54%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 194,753 sh (-3.92%)
Scott Black 30,703 sh (-4.85%)
Mario Gabelli 51,370 sh (-4.99%)
Bill Gates 59,349,971 sh (-7.77%)
Lou Simpson 1,341,189 sh (-9.90%)
Murray Stahl 162,129 sh (-10.46%)
David Rolfe 1,747,455 sh (-20.00%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,207,099 sh (-20.54%)
Ken Fisher 2,904,998 sh (-49.20%)
Jim Simons 112,400 sh (-68.01%)
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Q3 2017

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Pioneer Investments 953,700 sh (+27.53%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 246,867 sh (+26.76%)
Bill Gates 68,569,972 sh (+15.53%)
Mairs and Power 16,044 sh (+10.31%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 388,659 sh (+4.80%)
John Rogers 548,655 sh (+4.14%)
Chris Davis 1,734,829 sh (+3.39%)
Ken Fisher 2,948,539 sh (+1.50%)
Wallace Weitz 1,144,540 sh (+0.62%)
Tom Russo 2,518,342 sh (+0.34%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 23,167 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,150 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 23,005 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 14,000 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 1,999 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Scott Black 30,613 sh (-0.29%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,268,671 sh (-0.47%)
Lou Simpson 1,323,070 sh (-1.35%)
Tweedy Browne 290,911 sh (-2.78%)
Bestinfond 101 sh (-2.88%)
Murray Stahl 156,930 sh (-3.21%)
Jeremy Grantham 265,000 sh (-3.64%)
Dodge & Cox 16,600 sh (-4.60%)
Mario Gabelli 48,835 sh (-4.93%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,087,391 sh (-5.42%)
Zeke Ashton 28,500 sh (-10.94%)
David Rolfe 1,460,308 sh (-16.43%)
Chuck Akre 287,403 sh (-26.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 27,738 sh (-27.03%)
Jim Simons 76,200 sh (-32.21%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BRK.B

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Bill Gates 2017-09-30 Add 15.53%6.56%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%68,569,972
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Add 1.50%0.01%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%2,948,539
Ruane Cunniff 2017-09-30 Reduce -5.42%0.19%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%2,087,391
Chris Davis 2017-09-30 Add 3.39%0.04%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%1,734,829
Lou Simpson 2017-09-30 Reduce -1.35%0.11%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%1,323,070
Wallace Weitz 2017-09-30 Add 0.62%0.05%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%1,144,540
John Rogers 2017-09-30 Add 4.14%0.05%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%548,655
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Add 4.80%0.01%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%388,659
Tweedy Browne 2017-09-30 Reduce -2.78%0.04%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%290,911
Chuck Akre 2017-09-30 Reduce -26.49%0.29%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%287,403
Arnold Van Den Berg 2017-09-30 Add 26.76%1.34%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%246,867
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -4.93%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%48,835
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Reduce -27.03%0.02%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%27,738
Dodge & Cox 2017-09-30 Reduce -4.60%$169.24 - $183.82 $ 182.363%16,600
Bill Gates 2017-06-30 Reduce -7.77%4.42%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%59,349,971
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Reduce -49.20%0.78%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%2,904,998
Ruane Cunniff 2017-06-30 Reduce -20.54%0.9%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%2,207,099
Chris Davis 2017-06-30 Add 0.35%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%1,677,917
Lou Simpson 2017-06-30 Reduce -9.90%0.94%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%1,341,189
Wallace Weitz 2017-06-30 Reduce -1.05%0.08%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%1,137,472
John Rogers 2017-06-30 Add 8.41%0.08%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%526,840
Chuck Akre 2017-06-30 Add 1.75%0.02%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%390,974
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-06-30 Add 2.40%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%370,853
Tweedy Browne 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.48%0.01%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%299,226
Arnold Van Den Berg 2017-06-30 Reduce -3.92%0.2%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%194,753
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -4.99%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%51,370
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 10.50%0.01%$161.26 - $171.55 $ 182.3610%38,015
Bill Gates 2017-03-31 Reduce -7.21%4.28%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%64,349,971
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Add 1.37%0.02%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%5,717,964
Ruane Cunniff 2017-03-31 Reduce -29.79%1.81%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%2,777,775
Chris Davis 2017-03-31 Reduce -2.63%0.03%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%1,672,116
Lou Simpson 2017-03-31 Reduce -20.31%2.61%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%1,488,575
Wallace Weitz 2017-03-31 Reduce -5.95%0.48%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%1,149,537
John Rogers 2017-03-31 Add 3.85%0.04%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%485,956
Chuck Akre 2017-03-31 Add 0.09%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%384,249
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.23%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%362,164
Tweedy Browne 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.50%0.01%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%300,655
Arnold Van Den Berg 2017-03-31 Reduce -3.15%0.17%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%202,709
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.77%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%54,070
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Add 215.73%0.05%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%34,402
Dodge & Cox 2017-03-31 Reduce -2.19%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%17,400
Prem Watsa 2017-03-31 Reduce -12.50%0.03%$158.81 - $177.28 $ 182.369%14,000
Bill Gates 2017-01-12 Reduce -0.93%0.55%Premium Member Access $161.41 $ 182.3613%68,705,171
Bill Gates 2016-12-31 Reduce -6.72%3.91%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%69,349,971
Ken Fisher 2016-12-31 Add 0.48%0.01%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%5,640,868
Ruane Cunniff 2016-12-31 Reduce -10.21%0.61%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%3,956,534
Lou Simpson 2016-12-31 Reduce -19.16%2.55%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%1,868,059
Chris Davis 2016-12-31 Reduce -3.14%0.04%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%1,717,308
Wallace Weitz 2016-12-31 Reduce -15.34%1.23%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%1,222,304
John Rogers 2016-12-31 Add 12.58%0.1%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%467,962
Chuck Akre 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.40%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%383,889
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2016-12-31 Reduce -5.01%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%366,687
Tweedy Browne 2016-12-31 Add 36.84%0.41%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%302,180
Arnold Van Den Berg 2016-12-31 Reduce -3.46%0.18%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%209,299
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -4.22%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%55,043
Donald Yacktman 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.48%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%23,167
Prem Watsa 2016-12-31 Reduce -17.95%0.04%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%16,000
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Add 0.93%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%10,896
First Eagle Investment 2016-12-31 Reduce -8.00%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%1,150
Mohnish Pabrai 2016-12-31 Sold Out 2.03%$142.95 - $166.62 $ 182.3618%0
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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

Zeke Ashton Comments on Berkshire Hathaway - Jan 06, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) is of course managed by Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), who is justifiably recognized as one of the world’s most successful investors and the torch-bearer for the value investing style of capital allocation. Unlike many stocks in today’s expensive environment, Berkshire Hathaway remains very reasonably valued on historical measures relative to earnings and book value, and we believe the company’s immense balance sheet strength remains a rare competitive advantage.



From Zeke Ashton (Trades, Portfolio)'s Centaur Management 2016 annual letter to investors.

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 24.19
BRK.B's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. BRK.B: 24.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BRK.B' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.53  Med: 16.38 Max: 58.61
Current: 24.19
12.53
58.61
Forward PE Ratio 20.12
BRK.B's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.76 vs. BRK.B: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 24.19
BRK.B's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
78% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. BRK.B: 24.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BRK.B' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.53  Med: 16.38 Max: 58.61
Current: 24.19
12.53
58.61
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 12.24
BRK.B's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
61% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. BRK.B: 12.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.13  Med: 13.73 Max: 125.46
Current: 12.24
10.13
125.46
PB Ratio 1.46
BRK.B's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. BRK.B: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BRK.B' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.36 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.46
1.03
1.9
PS Ratio 1.87
BRK.B's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BRK.B: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BRK.B' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.21
Current: 1.87
1.08
2.21
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.68
BRK.B's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
64% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. BRK.B: 13.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.82  Med: 20.33 Max: 57.34
Current: 13.68
11.82
57.34
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.05
BRK.B's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
60% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. BRK.B: 10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.05  Med: 11.22 Max: 23.65
Current: 10.05
8.05
23.65
EV-to-EBIT 14.35
BRK.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. BRK.B: 14.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BRK.B' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 10.8 Max: 229.8
Current: 14.35
7.5
229.8
EV-to-EBITDA 11.10
BRK.B's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. BRK.B: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BRK.B' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 9 Max: 186.7
Current: 11.1
7.1
186.7
EV-to-Revenue 1.85
BRK.B's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
74% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. BRK.B: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BRK.B' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 1.7 Max: 27.7
Current: 1.85
1.2
27.7
PEG Ratio 1.72
BRK.B's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BRK.B: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BRK.B' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.06 Max: 243.25
Current: 1.72
0.24
243.25
Shiller PE Ratio 27.32
BRK.B's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. BRK.B: 27.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BRK.B' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.4  Med: 23.22 Max: 33.65
Current: 27.32
16.4
33.65

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.32
BRK.B's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. BRK.B: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 2.11 Max: 6.78
Current: 2.32
1.32
6.78
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.96
BRK.B's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. BRK.B: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.96
0.8
2.12
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.54
BRK.B's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
75% of the 4 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. BRK.B: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.54
0.5
2.1
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.15
BRK.B's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BRK.B: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.29 Max: 8.98
Current: 1.15
0.79
8.98
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 3.17
BRK.B's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
100% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. BRK.B: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.27 Max: 27.8
Current: 3.17
0.47
27.8
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.58
BRK.B's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BRK.B: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.36 Max: 4.52
Current: 1.58
1.03
4.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.98
BRK.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
59% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. BRK.B: 6.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BRK.B' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 9.2 Max: 13.3
Current: 6.98
0.4
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 11.99
BRK.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.19 vs. BRK.B: 11.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
BRK.B' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 18 Max: 66.8
Current: 11.99
1.1
66.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $241,574.00
EPS (TTM) $ 7.57
Beta0.80
Short Percentage of Float0.84%
52-Week Range $156.82 - 190.68
Shares Outstanding (Mil)38,817.99

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 68,763 64,413
EPS ($) 7.52 9.57
EPS without NRI ($) 7.52 9.57
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
6.60%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

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Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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