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Berkshire Hathaway Inc  (NYSE:BRK.B) EPS (Basic): $16.11 (TTM As of Mar. 2018)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Mar. 2018 was $-0.46. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2018 was $16.11.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's EPS (Diluted) for the three months ended in Mar. 2018 was $-0.46. Its EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2018 was $16.11.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Mar. 2018 was $-0.46. Its EPS without NRIearnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2018 was 16.11.

During the past 12 months, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's average EPS without NRIGrowth Rate was 76.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 31.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 20.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 16.20% 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 EPS without NRI Growth Rate using EPS without NRI data.

During the past 13 years, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 109.00% per year. The lowest was -38.70% per year. And the median was 20.00% per year.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc Annual Data

Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
EPS (Basic) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 7.90 8.06 9.77 9.76 18.22

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Quarterly Data

Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18
EPS (Basic) 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 1.65 1.73 1.65 13.20 -0.46

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Berkshire Hathaway Inc's EPS (Basic) falls into.



Calculation

EPS (Basic) is a rough measurement of the amount of a company's profit that can be allocated to one share of its stock. Basic earnings per share (EPS) do not factor in the dilutive effects on convertible securities.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Basic EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2017 is calculated as

Basic EPS (A: Dec. 2017 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Shares Outstanding (Basic Average)
=(44940-0)/2466.921
=18.22

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Basic EPS for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2018 is calculated as

Basic EPS (Q: Mar. 2018 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Shares Outstanding (Basic Average)
=(-1138-0)/2467.436
=-0.46

EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2018 was 1.728 (Jun. 2017 ) + 1.649 (Sep. 2017 ) + 13.195 (Dec. 2017 ) + -0.461 (Mar. 2018 ) = $16.11

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 EPS without NRI, 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.


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