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Berkshire Hathaway Inc  (NYSE:BRK.B) PB Ratio: 1.46 (As of Today)

As of today, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's share price is $177.56. Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 was $121.88. Hence, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's P/B Ratio of today is 1.46.

NYSE:BRK.B' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03   Max: 1.9
Current: 1.46

1.03
1.9

During the past 0 years, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's highest P/B Ratio was 1.90. The lowest was 1.03. And the median was 1.36.

NYSE:BRK.B's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 189 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NYSE:BRK.B: 1.46 )

During the past 12 months, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 14.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 8.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 11.30% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 10.10% per year.

During the past 0 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Berkshire Hathaway Inc was 47.80% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 11.35% 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

PB Ratio

Berkshire Hathaway Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17
PB Ratio 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 1.36 1.32 1.42 1.40 1.39

Competitive Comparison
* 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.


Calculation

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's P/B ratio for today is calculated as follows:

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Jun. 2017)
=177.56/121.877
=1.46

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

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

A closely related ratio is called Price-to-Tangible-Book. The difference between Price-to-Tangible-Book and Price-to-Book Ratio is that book value other than intangibles are used in the calculation.


Explanation

Unlike valuation ratios relative to the earning power such as PE Ratio, PS Ratio or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, the Price-to-Book Ratio measures the valuation of the stock relative to the underlying asset of the company.

The Price-to-Book Ratio works the best for the businesses that earn most of their profit from their assets, e.g. banks and insurance companies.


Be Aware

Some businesses have very light assets, such as software companies or insurance agencies. The Price-to-Book Ratio does not work well for these companies. Some companies even have negative equity, so the Price-to-Book Ratio cannot be applied to them.


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