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Berkshire Hathaway Inc  (NYSE:BRK.B) Profitability: 4 (As of Mar. 2018)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc has the Profitability Rank of 4.

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. Piotroski F-Score
3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
4. Consistency of the profitability
5. Predictability Rank

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2018 was 0.00%. As of today, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Piotroski F-Score is 0.


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Calculation

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.

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.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc has the Profitability Rank of 4.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability Rank is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin %

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2018 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2018 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2018 )
=0 / 50458
=0.00 %

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

2. Piotroski F-Score

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Berkshire Hathaway Inc has an F-score of 0. It is a bad or low score, which usually implies poor business operation.

3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.

4. Consistency of the profitability

5. Predictability Rank

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