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Berkshire Hathaway


Company Info

Warren Buffett’s insurance and investing conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway is less about Buffett than it ever was. The company used to generate the bulk of its income from Buffett’s investment mastery. But in early 2016, Berkshire completed its $32 billion acquisition of Precision Castparts. That adds to dozens of companies Berkshire now owns from car insurance company Geico, to underwear maker Fruit of the Loom, to railroad giant Burlington Northern. The company also owns, along with private equity firm 3G, a sizable chunk of food giant Kraft Heinz. Berkshire now generates nearly three-quarters of its revenue from its non-financial operating businesses, which is good news. As of late, Buffett’s big stock market investments like IBM and American Express haven’t looked so hot.

Warren E. Buffett
Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)
HQ Location
Omaha, NE
Years on Fortune 500 List
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Acquired Precision Castparts (2014 rank: 302), Jan. 29, 2016.
Key Financials (last fiscal year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$210,8218.3%
Profits ($M)$24,08321.2%
Assets ($M)$552,257
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$255,550
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$350,279
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues11.4%
Profits as % of Assets4.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity9.4%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)14,656.00
EPS % Change (from 2014)21.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)13.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)10.2%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2015)-12.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)10.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)8.4%
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