Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. The Company's segments include Insurance, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Manufacturing, Service and Retailing, Finance and financial products. Berkshire Hathaway principal operations are insurance business conducted nationwide on a primary basis and worldwide on a reinsurance basis. It is also engaged in a freight rail transportation business and a group of utility and energy generation and distribution businesses.
Omaha, US
Size (employees)
367,700 (est)
Berkshire Hathaway was founded in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, US
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Key People/Management at Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

President & CEO
Mark Millard

Mark Millard

Director of Financial Assets
Rebecca Amick

Rebecca Amick

Director of Internal Auditing
Jerry Hufton

Jerry Hufton

Director of Taxes

Berkshire Hathaway Office Locations

Berkshire Hathaway has an office in Anchorage, Baltimore, Addison, Omaha and in 21 other locations
Omaha, US (HQ)
3555 Farnam St
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Berkshire Hathaway Financials and Metrics

Berkshire Hathaway Financials

Berkshire Hathaway's revenue was reported to be $242.14 b in FY, 2017 which is a 8.3% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

242.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

20.9 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

45.4 b

Market capitalization (2-Oct-2017)

461.1 b

Closing share price (2-Oct-2017)

281.9 k

Cash (0-Mar-2018)

31.6 b
Berkshire Hathaway's current market capitalization is $461.1 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


194.7 b210.8 b223.6 b242.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

166.6 b175.9 b190.9 b221.2 b

Gross profit

28.1 b34.9 b32.7 b20.9 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


48.6 b51.4 b59 b52.4 b54.5 b59.1 b65.2 b57.5 b60.5 b

Cost of goods sold

41 b45.5 b44.9 b45.9 b47.1 b48.5 b59.7 b51.7 b55.1 b

Gross profit

7.6 b5.8 b14.1 b6.5 b7.4 b10.5 b5.4 b5.8 b5.4 b

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


63.3 b71.7 b28 b31.6 b


10.2 b11.9 b15.7 b16.2 b


60.7 b62.7 b79.5 b81.3 b

Total Assets

526.2 b552.3 b620.9 b702.1 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


63.7 b66.6 b66.3 b58.3 b72.7 b84.8 b26 b26.4 b42.7 b


11.7 b12.1 b12 b15.8 b15.7 b15.8 b16.1 b16.4 b16.9 b


62.9 b62.8 b62.7 b79.1 b79.2 b79.4 b80 b80.2 b80.9 b

Total Assets

531 b541 b545 b586 b593 b604 b654 b665.6 b681.6 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

19.8 b20.2 b24.4 b24.4 b45.4 b

Depreciation and Amortization

6.5 b7.4 b7.8 b8.9 b9.2 b

Cash From Operating Activities

27.7 b32 b31.5 b32.5 b45.8 b

Purchases of PP&E

(11.1 b)(15.2 b)(16.1 b)(13 b)(11.7 b)
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

5.2 b9.3 b18.9 b5.7 b10.7 b18.1 b4.1 b8.5 b12.7 b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.9 b3.8 b5.8 b2.1 b4.4 b6.6 b2.2 b4.5 b6.8 b

Cash From Operating Activities

6 b13.9 b24.2 b7.5 b15.3 b25.2 b18.3 b26.6 b37.5 b

Purchases of PP&E

(3.4 b)(6.8 b)(11.8 b)(2.8 b)(6.1 b)(9.4 b)(2.4 b)(5.1 b)(8.4 b)
USDY, 2017


979.7 k

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Berkshire Hathaway Operating Metrics

FY, 2016Apr, 2017FY, 2017

Agents (Home Services)

75 k

Length Of Natural Gas Pipelines, miles

14.70 k14.70 k

Monthly Visitors (Home Services)

2 m

Pipelines Network, miles

16.40 k16.40 k
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Berkshire Hathaway Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Freo Group
Acme Building Brands
Ben Bridge Corporation
Benjamin Moore & Co., Limited
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corporation
Berkshire Hathaway Automotive Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway Credit Corporation
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company
Berkshire Hathaway Finance Corporation
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance
Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance
Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company
BH Media Group
BHE Canada Holdings Corporation
BHE Canada, LLC
Applied Underwriters
BHE AltaLink
BHE U.S. Transmission
BHE Renewables
BH Finance
BH Shoe Holdings
BNSF Railway Company
Boat America Corporation
Borsheim Jewelry Company
Brooks Sports
The Buffalo News
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Bushwick Metals
Business Wire
California Insurance Company
Campbell Hausfeld
Cannon-Muskegon Corporation
Carlton Forge Works
Central States Indemnity
Central States of Omaha Companies
Cerro Flow Products
Cerro Wire
AltaLink Holdings
AltaLink Investments
Benson Industries
Charter Brokerage Holdings
CORT Business Services
FlightSafety Services Corporation
Forest River
Clayton Homes
CMH Manufacturing
CTB International
Duracell Batteries BVBA
Duracell Manufacturing
Empire Distributors of North Carolina, Inc.
EXSIF Worldwide
CMH Homes
Columbia Insurance
Duracell (China) Limited
Duracell International Operations
Duracell U.S. Operations
Ecowater Systems
FlightSafety International Inc.
Empire Distributors
CMH Parks
Cypress Insurance
Detlev Louis Motorrad-Vertriebsgesellschaft
Faraday Underwriting
Fechheimer Brothers
Acme Brick
Duracell U.S. Holding
Fruit of the Loom
Cubic Designs
Designed Metal Connections
The Duracell Company
GEICO Advantage Insurance
GEICO Casualty
GEICO Choice Insurance
GEICO Corporation
GEICO General Insurance
GEICO Indemnity
GEICO Secure Insurance
GRD Holdings
Gen Re Intermediaries
General Re Life
General Re Corporation
General Re Financial Products Corporation
General Star Indemnity
General Reinsurance Corporation
General Reinsurance AG
General Reinsurance Africa
Ben Bridge Jeweler
General Reinsurance Australia
General Reinsurance Life Australia
Genesis Insurance
Global Cranes
Government Employees Insurance
Helzberg’s Diamond Shops
H. H. Brown Shoe
Homemakers Plaza
HomeServices of America
Huntington Alloys
International Dairy Queen
IMC International Metalworking
IMC (Germany) Holdings
Ingersoll Cutting Tools
Ingersoll Werkzeuge
Johns Manville
Johns Manville Corporation
Johns Manville Slovakia
Jordan’s Furniture
Justin Brands
Justin Industries
Kahn Ventures
Kern River Gas Transmission Company
KR Holding
L. A. Darling
The Lubrizol Corporation
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Europe BVBA
Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Lubrizol France
Lubrizol Luxembourg
Lubrizol (Gibraltar) Limited Luxembourg
Lubrizol Holdings France
Lubrizol (Gibraltar) Minority
Lubrizol International
Larson-Juhl US
Lubrizol Advanced Materials International
Lubrizol (Gibraltar) Limited
Lubrizol Overseas Trading Corporation
Lubrizol Specialty Products
M&M Manufacturing
Marmon Crane Services
Marmon Energy Services
Marmon Engineered Components
Marmon Food, Beverage & Water Technologies
Marmon Holdings
Marmon Retail Technologies
Marmon Transportation Services
The Marmon Group of Canada
Marquis Jet Holdings
Marquis Jet Partners
McLane Company
McLane Foodservice
Meadowbrook Meat
The Medical Protective Company
MedPro Group
Meyn Holding
Meyn Food Processing Technology
MidAmerican Energy
MidAmerican Funding
MiTek Industries
Mount Vernon Fire Insurance
Mouser Electronics
National Fire & Marine Insurance
National Indemnity Company
National Indemnity Company of the South
National Indemnity Company of Mid-America
National Liability & Fire Insurance
Nebraska Furniture Mart
Nederlandse Reassurantie Groep
Nevada Power
NFM of Kansas
NNGC Acquisition
Northern Electric
Northern Natural
Northern Powergrid (Northeast)
Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire)
Northern Powergrid Holdings Company
Northern Powergrid Limited
Northern Powergrid UK Holdings
NV Energy
NVE Holdings
Oak River Insurance
Old United Casualty
Old United Life Insurance
OTC Worldwide Holdings
Oriental Trading Company
The Pampered Chef
PCC Airfoils
PCC Structurals
Princeton Insurance
PPW Holdings
Precision Castparts
Precision Steel Warehouse
Primus International
Procrane Holdings
Railsplitter Holdings
R. C. Willey Home Furnishings
Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance
Richline Group
RSCC Wire & Cable
Russell Brands
Sager Electrical Supply
Scott Fetzer Company
Scott Fetzer Financial Group
See’s Candies, Inc.
See’s Candy Shops, Inc.
Shaw Contract Flooring Services, Inc.
Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
Sierra Pacific Power
Sterling Crane
Special Metals
SPS Technologies
Star Furniture Company
Titanium Metals
Unarco Industries
Union Tank
Union Underwear
United States Liability
U.S. Investment Corporation
U.S. Underwriters Insurance Company
Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance
21st Mortgage
Vanity Fair Brands
Webb Wheel Products
Wells Lamont
World Book/Scott Fetzer Company
Wyman-Gordon Company
Wyman-Gordon Forgings
XTRA Corporation
XTRA Finance Corporation
Yorkshire Power Group
Yorkshire Electricity Group
Pilot Flying J October 03, 2017
Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Co July 18, 2016
Precision Castparts Corporation August 10, 2015$37.20 b
Detlev Louis Motorradvertriebs February 20, 2015$450 m
Charter Brokerage December 12, 2014
Duracell November 13, 2014$4.70 b
Van Tuyl Group October 02, 2014
WPLG Local 10 July 02, 2014
Omaha World Herald December 31, 2011
The Lubrizol Corp March 15, 2011
Wesco Financial Corporation February 07, 2011
The Marmon Group January 01, 2008
Bel-Oro International May 21, 2007
IMC International Metalworking Companies May 05, 2006
Burlington Industries February 11, 2003
CTB August 19, 2002
Albecca Inc December 17, 2001
XTRA Lease July 31, 2001
MiTek June 12, 2001
Shaw Industries, Inc. January 08, 2001
Benjamin Moore January 02, 2001
Ben Bridge Jewelers May 31, 2000
United States Liability Insurance Group April 27, 2000
CORT Business Services Corporation January 14, 2000
Jordan's Furniture October 12, 1999
General Re December 31, 1998
Dairy Queen October 22, 1997
Star Furniture June 24, 1997
FlightSafety International October 15, 1996
The Kansas Bankers Surety Co May 01, 1996
Geico January 31, 1996
RC Willey May 25, 1995
Helzberg Diamonds March 01, 1995
H.H. Brown Shoe Company July 01, 1991
The Scott Fetzer Company October 30, 1985
See's Candies January 01, 1972
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Berkshire Hathaway News and Updates

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway just made a record annual profit

Berkshire Hathaway, the business headed up by legendary investor Warren Buffett, today reported a record annual profit after Donald Trump's tax changes boosted its earnings by more than $29bn (£21bn). The figures The company's full-year earnings shot up 87 per cent to $44.9bn, though Buffett a…

How Berkshire Hathaway Gained $29 Billion from the New Tax Law

CEO Warren Buffett does the math In his annual letter to shareholders.

Berkshire Hathaway’s stock has risen more than one million percent under Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett seems closer to naming his replacement to run Berkshire Hathaway, the storied conglomerate that he took control of in 1965. The CEO is…

Berkshire Hathaway "A" shares hit $300,000 for the first time

The Class A shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway broke through $300,000 for the first time today. The company's stock rose 1.26 per cent in New York morning trading after climbing more than 20 per cent over 2017. Shares were bumped higher over expectations that US President Donald Tru…

Värde and MREC sell Oakwood Homes to Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton

Värde Partners and Mountain Real Estate Capital have sold Oakwood Homes, a home builder in Utah and Colorado. The buyer was Clayton Properties Group, a unit of Clayton Homes, which is backed by Berkshire Hathaway. No financial terms were disclosed. Moelis & Company represented Värde Partners and…

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway nears deal for bankrupt Oncor: sources

(Reuters) - The energy unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is nearing a deal to acquire Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, allowing the utility to exit a three-year bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the matter.
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