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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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Cash-to-Debt 0.67
BRK.B's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BRK.B: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BRK.B' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.83 Max: 5.77
Current: 0.67
0.11
5.77
Equity-to-Asset 0.50
BRK.B's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. BRK.B: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BRK.B' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.5
0.36
0.58
Debt-to-Equity 0.27
BRK.B's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
61% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. BRK.B: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BRK.B' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.27
0.04
0.41
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.45
BRK.B's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
68% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. BRK.B: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BRK.B' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.82  Med: 2.24 Max: 2.99
Current: 2.45
1.82
2.99
Beneish M-Score: -3.57
WACC vs ROIC
8.12%
17.20%
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 : 5/10

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Net Margin % 19.92
BRK.B's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. BRK.B: 19.92 )
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: 19.92
Current: 19.92
4.63
19.92
ROE % 14.28
BRK.B's ROE % is ranked higher than
66% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.53 vs. BRK.B: 14.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BRK.B' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.34  Med: 8.78 Max: 14.28
Current: 14.28
4.34
14.28
ROA % 6.86
BRK.B's ROA % is ranked higher than
87% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. BRK.B: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BRK.B' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.9 Max: 6.86
Current: 6.86
1.85
6.86
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.50
BRK.B's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. BRK.B: 7.50 )
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: 13.3 Max: 69.2
Current: 7.5
-0.5
69.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -0.30
BRK.B's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
62% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. BRK.B: -0.30 )
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: 16.3 Max: 209.3
Current: -0.3
0
209.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 31.20
BRK.B's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. BRK.B: 31.20 )
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: 20 Max: 109
Current: 31.2
-38.7
109
GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK.B.
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Guru Trades

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)
Yacktman Asset Management 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)
Wintergreen Fund 100 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%)
Charles de Vaulx 281,561 sh (-1.40%)
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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Q4 2017

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 1,735,878 sh (+82.02%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 406,838 sh (+4.68%)
Ken Fisher 3,036,031 sh (+2.97%)
John Rogers 562,411 sh (+2.51%)
Chris Davis 1,773,272 sh (+2.22%)
Mairs and Power 16,244 sh (+1.25%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,276,673 sh (+0.63%)
Chuck Akre 288,137 sh (+0.26%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Asset Management 23,167 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,150 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 1,999 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,511,607 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 23,005 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 16,600 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 281,561 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Scott Black 30,431 sh (-0.59%)
Wallace Weitz 1,137,308 sh (-0.63%)
Tom Russo 2,499,995 sh (-0.73%)
Bestinfond 100 sh (-0.99%)
Mario Gabelli 48,119 sh (-1.47%)
Murray Stahl 154,043 sh (-1.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 260,000 sh (-1.89%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,031,475 sh (-2.68%)
Zeke Ashton 27,000 sh (-5.26%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 229,357 sh (-7.09%)
Bill Gates 63,569,972 sh (-7.29%)
Tweedy Browne 249,479 sh (-14.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,089 sh (-20.37%)
David Rolfe 1,145,482 sh (-21.56%)
Lou Simpson 1,037,262 sh (-21.60%)
Prem Watsa 8,000 sh (-42.86%)
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Q1 2018

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 62,039 sh (+180.86%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,125,213 sh (+66.46%)
Mairs and Power 21,842 sh (+34.46%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 277,742 sh (+21.10%)
Zeke Ashton 30,500 sh (+12.96%)
Pioneer Investments 1,842,048 sh (+6.12%)
Ken Fisher 3,191,835 sh (+5.13%)
Chris Davis 1,842,892 sh (+3.93%)
Tom Russo 2,550,076 sh (+2.00%)
Tom Gayner 1,512,702 sh (+0.07%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 1,999 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Asset Management 23,167 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Wintergreen Fund Sold Out
Chuck Akre 287,713 sh (-0.15%)
Wallace Weitz 1,129,642 sh (-0.67%)
Mario Gabelli 47,779 sh (-0.71%)
Jeff Auxier 22,830 sh (-0.76%)
Tweedy Browne 247,117 sh (-0.95%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 400,185 sh (-1.64%)
Dodge & Cox 16,250 sh (-2.11%)
Charles de Vaulx 274,836 sh (-2.39%)
Bestinfond 97 sh (-3.00%)
John Rogers 544,219 sh (-3.23%)
Murray Stahl 148,770 sh (-3.42%)
Jeremy Grantham 240,000 sh (-7.69%)
Bill Gates 58,569,972 sh (-7.87%)
Scott Black 27,893 sh (-8.34%)
David Rolfe 1,008,845 sh (-11.93%)
Lou Simpson 797,519 sh (-23.11%)
Prem Watsa 6,000 sh (-25.00%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,306,639 sh (-35.68%)
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Q2 2018

BRK.B Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Yacktman Asset Management 95,665 sh (+312.94%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 776,153 sh (+93.95%)
Zeke Ashton 35,400 sh (+16.07%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,449,276 sh (+10.92%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,351,755 sh (+10.66%)
Jeff Auxier 24,555 sh (+7.56%)
Bestinfond 100 sh (+3.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 63,854 sh (+2.93%)
Ken Fisher 3,274,161 sh (+2.58%)
John Rogers 551,717 sh (+1.38%)
Chris Davis 1,845,978 sh (+0.17%)
Tom Gayner 1,515,032 sh (+0.15%)
Mairs and Power 21,867 sh (+0.11%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 301 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 1,999 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 274,836 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 1,129,192 sh (-0.04%)
Dodge & Cox 16,220 sh (-0.18%)
Chuck Akre 286,576 sh (-0.40%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 275,617 sh (-0.77%)
Tom Russo 2,527,648 sh (-0.88%)
Murray Stahl 147,295 sh (-0.99%)
Mario Gabelli 46,579 sh (-2.51%)
Tweedy Browne 238,490 sh (-3.49%)
Bill Gates 53,569,972 sh (-8.54%)
Lou Simpson 726,781 sh (-8.87%)
David Rolfe 911,375 sh (-9.66%)
Scott Black 24,313 sh (-12.83%)
Pioneer Investments 1,600,544 sh (-13.11%)
Jeremy Grantham 116,500 sh (-51.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE: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 2018-06-30 Reduce -8.54%4.08%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%53,569,972
Ken Fisher 2018-06-30 Add 2.58%0.02%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%3,274,161
Chris Davis 2018-06-30 Add 0.17%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%1,845,978
Tom Gayner 2018-06-30 Add 0.15%0.01%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%1,515,032
Ruane Cunniff 2018-06-30 Add 10.92%0.24%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%1,449,276
Wallace Weitz 2018-06-30 Reduce -0.04%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%1,129,192
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-06-30 Add 93.95%0.11%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%776,153
Lou Simpson 2018-06-30 Reduce -8.87%0.48%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%726,781
John Rogers 2018-06-30 Add 1.38%0.02%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%551,717
Chuck Akre 2018-06-30 Reduce -0.40%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%286,576
Arnold Van Den Berg 2018-06-30 Reduce -0.77%0.06%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%275,617
Tweedy Browne 2018-06-30 Reduce -3.49%0.05%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%238,490
Yacktman Asset Management 2018-06-30 Add 312.94%0.17%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%95,665
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Add 2.93%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%63,854
Mario Gabelli 2018-06-30 Reduce -2.51%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%46,579
Dodge & Cox 2018-06-30 Reduce -0.18%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%16,220
Prem Watsa 2018-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$184.91 - $201.2 $ 209.838%0
Bill Gates 2018-03-31 Reduce -7.87%3.74%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%58,569,972
Ken Fisher 2018-03-31 Add 5.13%0.04%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%3,191,835
Chris Davis 2018-03-31 Add 3.93%0.06%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%1,842,892
Tom Gayner 2018-03-31 Add 0.07%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%1,512,702
Ruane Cunniff 2018-03-31 Reduce -35.68%1.18%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%1,306,639
Wallace Weitz 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.67%0.06%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%1,129,642
Lou Simpson 2018-03-31 Reduce -23.11%1.55%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%797,519
John Rogers 2018-03-31 Reduce -3.23%0.04%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%544,219
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-03-31 Reduce -1.64%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%400,185
Chuck Akre 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.15%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%287,713
Arnold Van Den Berg 2018-03-31 Add 21.10%1.43%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%277,742
Tweedy Browne 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.95%0.01%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%247,117
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 180.86%0.11%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%62,039
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.71%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%47,779
Dodge & Cox 2018-03-31 Reduce -2.11%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%16,250
Prem Watsa 2018-03-31 Reduce -25.00%0.03%$191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%6,000
First Eagle Investment 2018-03-31 Sold Out $191.42 - $217.25 $ 209.832%0
Bill Gates 2017-12-31 Reduce -7.29%3.56%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%63,569,972
Ken Fisher 2017-12-31 Add 2.97%0.02%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%3,036,031
Ruane Cunniff 2017-12-31 Reduce -2.68%0.09%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%2,031,475
Chris Davis 2017-12-31 Add 2.22%0.03%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%1,773,272
Wallace Weitz 2017-12-31 Reduce -0.63%0.06%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%1,137,308
Lou Simpson 2017-12-31 Reduce -21.60%1.85%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%1,037,262
John Rogers 2017-12-31 Add 2.51%0.03%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%562,411
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Add 4.68%0.01%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%406,838
Chuck Akre 2017-12-31 Add 0.26%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%288,137
Tweedy Browne 2017-12-31 Reduce -14.24%0.21%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%249,479
Arnold Van Den Berg 2017-12-31 Reduce -7.09%0.45%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%229,357
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Reduce -1.47%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%48,119
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -20.37%0.01%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%22,089
Prem Watsa 2017-12-31 Reduce -42.86%0.09%$181.06 - $199.56 $ 209.8311%8,000
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance » Insurance - Diversified    NAICS: 524126    SIC: 6331
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Traded in other countries:BRKA.Austria, 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), followed closely in size and importance by its manufacturing, service, and retailing operations. The rest of Berkshire's portfolio consists of its finance and financial products segment, which is involved in manufactured housing and finance, furniture rental, and rail car and other transportation equipment manufacturing, repair, and leasing.

Guru Investment Theses on Berkshire Hathaway Inc

David Rolfe Comments on Berkshire Hathaway - Oct 12, 2018

In Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B)’s most recently reported quarter, underwriting profitability inflected higher at the Company’s insurance subsidiaries, particularly at GEICO, as higher pricing and a dearth of mega-cats combined to drive substantially better year-over-year results. The Company also amended their share repurchase program and removed their buy-limit of 20% premium to book value, replacing it with what Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) (CEO) or Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio) (Vice Chairman) deem to be cheap enough relative to intrinsic value. No doubt the 20% premium has been an important signpost for investors for the past several years.



However, management has long signaled that they are having a hard time finding attractive investment opportunities, also evidenced in their $100 billion war-chest in low-return cash balance. If and when the cost of capital rises, either from the reversal of global quantitative easing or higher volatility, we expect Berkshire to ease up on buybacks and deploy capital at very high rates of return. Until then, and after more than 9 years of U.S. equity appreciation, we think it is prudent for management to preserve and return cash via accretive share buybacks, rather than compete with undisciplined buyers flush with cheap and easy capital.



From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)'s Wedgewood Partners 3rd quarter 2018 shareholder commentary.

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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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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 10.89
BRK.B's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.69 vs. BRK.B: 10.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BRK.B' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.77  Med: 16.39 Max: 58.61
Current: 10.89
9.77
58.61
Forward PE Ratio 17.92
BRK.B's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.72 vs. BRK.B: 17.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 10.89
BRK.B's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
50% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.69 vs. BRK.B: 10.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BRK.B' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.77  Med: 16.39 Max: 58.61
Current: 10.89
9.77
58.61
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 22.13
BRK.B's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
72% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. BRK.B: 22.13 )
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: 13.63 Max: 125.46
Current: 22.13
10.13
125.46
PB Ratio 1.44
BRK.B's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. BRK.B: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BRK.B' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.35 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.44
1.03
1.9
PS Ratio 2.17
BRK.B's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BRK.B: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BRK.B' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.6 Max: 2.31
Current: 2.17
1.08
2.31
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 23.14
BRK.B's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
75% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. BRK.B: 23.14 )
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: 19.76 Max: 57.34
Current: 23.14
11.82
57.34
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.68
BRK.B's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
66% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. BRK.B: 14.68 )
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: 11.03 Max: 23.65
Current: 14.68
8.05
23.65
EV-to-EBIT 16.74
BRK.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. BRK.B: 16.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BRK.B' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.5  Med: 11.2 Max: 31.6
Current: 16.74
8.5
31.6
EV-to-EBITDA 12.75
BRK.B's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. BRK.B: 12.75 )
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: 9.3 Max: 26
Current: 12.75
7.1
26
EV-to-Revenue 2.12
BRK.B's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
81% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BRK.B: 2.12 )
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: 2.3
Current: 2.12
1.2
2.3
PEG Ratio 2.06
BRK.B's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. BRK.B: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BRK.B' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.29 Max: 278
Current: 2.06
0.44
278
Shiller PE Ratio 25.35
BRK.B's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.17 vs. BRK.B: 25.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BRK.B' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.42  Med: 23.16 Max: 33.63
Current: 25.35
16.42
33.63

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
BRK.B's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. BRK.B: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BRK.B' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.5  Med: -0.2 Max: 0.2
Current: -0.2
-8.5
0.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.11
BRK.B's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. BRK.B: 2.11 )
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: 2.09 Max: 3.17
Current: 2.11
1.32
3.17
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.07
BRK.B's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. BRK.B: 1.07 )
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: 0.73  Med: 1 Max: 2.43
Current: 1.07
0.73
2.43
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 0.49
BRK.B's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
80% of the 5 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. BRK.B: 0.49 )
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: 0.44  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.1
Current: 0.49
0.44
2.1
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.36
BRK.B's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. BRK.B: 1.36 )
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: 0.78  Med: 1.22 Max: 14.98
Current: 1.36
0.78
14.98
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.01
BRK.B's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BRK.B: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BRK.B' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.33 Max: 4.52
Current: 1.01
0.91
4.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.97
BRK.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.86 vs. BRK.B: 5.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BRK.B' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 8.95 Max: 11.7
Current: 5.97
3.2
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.26
BRK.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
57% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. BRK.B: 5.26 )
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: 16.9 Max: 24.4
Current: 5.26
1.1
24.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $238,452.00
EPS (TTM) $ 19.06
Beta0.82
Volatility14.00%
52-Week Range $180.44 - 224.07
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,478.76

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $)
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $)
EPS ($) 3.71 4.03
EPS without NRI ($) 3.71 4.03
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: ----
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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