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Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) Book Value per Share

: $259.58 (As of Dec. 2023)
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Berkshire Hathaway's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $259.58.

During the past 12 months, Berkshire Hathaway's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 20.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 10.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 11.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 11.60% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the book value growth rate using book value per share data.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Berkshire Hathaway was 39.20% per year. The lowest was 0.10% per year. And the median was 12.20% per year.

Berkshire Hathaway's current price is $409.40. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $259.58. Hence, today's PB Ratio of Berkshire Hathaway is 1.58.

During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of Berkshire Hathaway was 1.62. The lowest was 0.98. And the median was 1.39.

Warning Sign:

Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock PB Ratio (=1.6) is close to 10-year high of 1.62


Berkshire Hathaway Book Value per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Berkshire Hathaway's Book Value per Share can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Berkshire Hathaway Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Book Value per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 174.28 191.35 228.42 216.22 259.58

Berkshire Hathaway Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Book Value per Share Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 216.22 231.95 248.64 242.28 259.58

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Diversified subindustry, Berkshire Hathaway's PB Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PB Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Berkshire Hathaway PB Ratio Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Berkshire Hathaway's PB Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Berkshire Hathaway's PB Ratio falls into.



Berkshire Hathaway Book Value per Share Calculation

Berkshire Hathaway's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Stockholders Equity-Preferred Stock)/Shares Outstanding (EOP)
=(561,273-0)/2,162
=259.58

Berkshire Hathaway's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Stockholders Equity-Preferred Stock)/Shares Outstanding (EOP)
=(561,273-0)/2,162
=259.58

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

Theoretically it is what the shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total Stockholders Equity is a balance sheet item and equal to Total Assets less Total Liabilities of the company.

Book value may include intangible items which may come from the company's past acquisitions. Book value less intangibles is called Tangible Book.


Berkshire Hathaway  (NYSE:BRK.B) Book Value per Share Explanation

Usually a company's book value and Tangible Book per Share may not reflect its true value. The assets may be carried on the balance sheets at the original cost minus depreciation. This may underestimate the true economic values of the assets. It also may over-estimate their true economic value because the assets can become obsolete.

For financial companies such as banks and insurance companies, their assets may be reported in current market value of the assets owned. Book values of financial companies are more accurate indicator of the economic value of the company.


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Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) Business Description

Address
3555 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE, USA, 68131
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, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group. Berkshire has used the excess cash thrown off from these and its other operations over the years to acquire Burlington Northern Santa Fe (railroad), Berkshire Hathaway Energy (utilities and energy distributors), and the firms that make up its manufacturing, service, and retailing operations (which include five of Berkshire's largest noninsurance pretax earnings generators: Precision Castparts, Lubrizol, Clayton Homes, Marmon, and IMC/ISCAR). The conglomerate is unique in that it is run on a completely decentralized basis.
Executives
Ajit Jain director, officer: Vice Chairman 100 FIRST STAMFORD PLACE, BHRG, STAMFORD CT 06902
Murphy Thomas S Jr director C/O CRESTVIEW ADVISORS, 667 MADISON AVENUE, 10TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10021
Warren E Buffett director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chairman and CEO 3555 FARNAM ST, STE 1440, OMAHA NE 68131
Charlotte Guyman director 3324 78TH PL. N.E., MEDINA WA 98004
Susan A. Buffett director 808 CONAGRA DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68102
Christopher C Davis director C/O GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY, 1300 NORTH 17TH STREET, SUITE 1700, ARLINGTON VA 22209
Ronald L Olson director EDISON INTERNATIONAL, 2244 WALNUT GROVE AVENUE, ROSEMEAD CA 91770
Kenneth I Chenault director C/O GENERAL CATALYST, 20 UNIVERSITY ROAD, 4TH FLOOR, CAMBRIDGE MA 02138
Gregory Abel director, officer: Vice Chairman 666 GRAND AVE., STE.500, DES MOINES IA 50309
Meryl B Witmer director 655 THIRD AVENUE, 11TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10017
Thomas S Murphy director C/O WALT DISNEY CO, 500 S BUENA VISTA STREET, BURBANK CA 91521-1010
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust 10 percent owner 2365 CARILLON POINT, KIRKLAND WA 98033
Stephen B Burke director 41 CENTRAL PARK WEST - APT 11A, NEW YORK NY 10023
Susan L Decker director C/O YAHOO INC, 701 FIRST AVE, SUNNYVALE CA 94089
Gates William H Iii director 2365 CARILLON POINT, KIRKLAND WA 98033