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Berkshire Hathaway is a diversified holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in insurance, freight rail transportation, utility and energy, and manufacturing, service, and retailing businesses. Its insurance businesses provide insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty and life, accident and health risks. The company conducts rail operations and transports a range of products and commodities derived from manufacturing, agricultural, and natural resource industries. Through Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE), it generates, transmits, and distributes electricity, operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, compressor and meter stations, and coal mining assets, as well as provides real estate brokerage services. Berkshire Hathaway also manufactures and sells industrial, building, and consumer products. Its service businesses provide grocery and foodservice distribution, professional aviation training programs, distribution of electronic components, as well as franchising and servicing of quick-service restaurants, media distribution, and logistics.

TypePublic
Founded1839
HQOmaha, NE, US
Websiteberkshirehathaway.com
Employee Ratings4
Overall CultureB+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)391,500
Revenue (FY, 2019)$254.6 B(+3%)
Share Price (Feb 2021)$243.7 (-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Berkshire Hathaway

Warren E. Buffett

Warren E. Buffett

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Charles T. Munger

Charles T. Munger

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Gregory E. Abel

Gregory E. Abel

Vice Chairman of Non-Insurance Operations, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Ajit Jain

Ajit Jain

Vice Chairman of Insurance Operations
Marc D. Hamburg

Marc D. Hamburg

Senior Vice-President – Chief Financial Officer
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Berkshire Hathaway Office Locations

Berkshire Hathaway has an office in Omaha
Omaha, NE, US (HQ)
3555 Farnam St
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Berkshire Hathaway Financials and Metrics

Berkshire Hathaway Revenue

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Berkshire Hathaway's revenue was reported to be $254.62 b in FY, 2019 which is a 2.7% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q3, 2020)

63.0b

Gross profit (Q3, 2020)

6.1b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2020), %

9.6%

Net income (Q3, 2020)

30.4b

Market capitalization (25-Feb-2021)

572.9b

Closing stock price (25-Feb-2021)

243.7

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

26.8b

EV

653.7b
Berkshire Hathaway's current market capitalization is $572.9 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

242.1b247.8b254.6b

Revenue growth, %

8%2%3%

Cost of goods sold

221.2b219.2b225.7b

Gross profit

20.9b28.6b28.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

58.5b62.2b63.5b60.7b63.6b65.0b61.3b56.8b63.0b

Cost of goods sold

52.4b53.8b55.3b53.5b56.0b56.1b54.3b61.3b57.0b

Gross profit

6.1b8.4b8.1b7.2b7.6b8.9b6.9b(4.4b)6.1b

Gross profit Margin, %

10%14%13%12%12%14%11%(8%)10%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

31.6b30.4b64.2b

Accounts Receivable

28.6b3.7b3.4b

Inventories

16.2b19.1b19.9b

PP&E

158.2b152.4b159.3b
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

45.4b4.3b81.8b

Depreciation and Amortization

9.2b9.8b10.1b

Cash From Operating Activities

45.8b37.4b38.7b

Purchases of PP&E

(11.7b)(14.5b)(16.0b)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

(1.1b)11.0b29.7b21.7b35.9b52.6b(49.7b)(23.3b)7.1b

Depreciation and Amortization

2.4b4.8b7.2b2.4b4.9b7.4b2.6b5.1b7.7b

Cash From Operating Activities

7.6b16.1b26.6b7.6b16.8b26.6b6.8b17.5b29.2b

Purchases of PP&E

(2.6b)(6.3b)(10.0b)(3.2b)(6.7b)(11.1b)(3.0b)(6.2b)(9.5b)
USDFY, 2017

EV/CFO

11.6 x

Revenue/Employee

642.3k

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Berkshire Hathaway Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Length Of Natural Gas Pipelines, miles

14.70 k14.70 k14.70 k14.70 k14.70 k14.60 k

Monthly Visitors (Home Services)

2 m

Pipelines Network, miles

16.40 k16.40 k16.40 k16.40 k16.30 k

Retailers (Shaw Industries)

32 k31 k30 k34 k39 k40 k
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Berkshire Hathaway Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Pilot Flying JOctober 03, 2017
HomeServices of AmericaJanuary 18, 2017
Medical Liability Mutual Insurance CoJuly 18, 2016
Precision CastpartsAugust 10, 2015$37.20 b
Precision CastpartsAugust 10, 2015$37.20 b
Detlev Louis MotorradvertriebsFebruary 20, 2015$450 m
Charter BrokerageDecember 12, 2014
DuracellNovember 13, 2014$4.70 b
Van Tuyl GroupOctober 02, 2014
WPLG Local 10July 02, 2014
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Berkshire Hathaway Revenue Breakdown

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Berkshire Hathaway revenue breakdown by business segment: 23.2% from McLane Company, 28.8% from Manufacturing, 9.2% from Berkshire Hathaway Energy, 10.8% from BNSF, 7.5% from Reinsurance Group, 16.3% from GEICO and 4.2% from Other

Berkshire Hathaway Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

99/100

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Berkshire Hathaway Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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Berkshire Hathaway Online and Social Media Presence

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Berkshire Hathaway Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B+

    73/100

  • CEO Rating

    B+

    73/100

  • Compensation

    C

    61/100

  • Diversity

    B

    70/100

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Berkshire Hathaway News and Updates

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD's Architects and Engineers Professional Liability Product Now Available in 26 States Including New Mexico

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it has expanded the list of states the company offers its Architects and Engineers Professional Liability product to include New Mexico. With its most recent addition, the...

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Offering Homeowners Coverage in Maryland

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it added Maryland to the list of states where the insurer offers its Homeowners product. Berkshire Hathaway GUARD's Homeowners product targets dwellings valued over $75,000....

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reveals billion-dollar stakes in Chevron and Verizon

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway invested in Chevron and Verizon. It disclosed a $4.1 billion stake in the energy titan and a $8.6 billion position in the telecoms giant. Berkshire also trimmed its enormous Apple stake and exited JPMorgan and Pfizer. Visit Business Insid…

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway trims its stake in Apple, but adds to drug holdings

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway trims its stake in Apple, but adds to drug holdings

: Berkshire Hathaway ups drug-stock stakes while trimming Apple

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.ABRK.B loaded up on drug, telecom and oil stocks while trimming its position in Apple Inc. AAPL over the past quarter, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Tuesday. Berkshire increased its stake in Abbvie Inc. ABBV by 20%, Bristol…

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway scores $1.4 billion gain on 5 Japanese stocks in under 6 months

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett has scored a $1.4 billion gain on five Japanese stocks. Berkshire Hathaway revealed 5% stakes in the trading houses last August. The stocks have surged 23% since then. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway h…
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Berkshire Hathaway Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Berkshire Hathaway founded?

    Berkshire Hathaway was founded in 1839.

  • Who are Berkshire Hathaway key executives?

    Berkshire Hathaway's key executives are Warren E. Buffett, Charles T. Munger and Gregory E. Abel.

  • How many employees does Berkshire Hathaway have?

    Berkshire Hathaway has 391,500 employees.

  • What is Berkshire Hathaway revenue?

    Latest Berkshire Hathaway annual revenue is $254.6 b.

  • What is Berkshire Hathaway revenue per employee?

    Latest Berkshire Hathaway revenue per employee is $650.4 k.

  • Who are Berkshire Hathaway competitors?

    Competitors of Berkshire Hathaway include Reinsurance Group of America, The Home Depot and PPG Industries.

  • Where is Berkshire Hathaway headquarters?

    Berkshire Hathaway headquarters is located at 3555 Farnam St, Omaha.

  • Where are Berkshire Hathaway offices?

    Berkshire Hathaway has an office in Omaha.

  • How many offices does Berkshire Hathaway have?

    Berkshire Hathaway has 1 office.