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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, US
Websiteberkshirehathaway.com
Employee Ratings3.3
Culture scoreB+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)391,500
Revenue (FY, 2019)$254.6 B(+3%)
Share Price (May 2020)$185.6

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, 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 (Q1, 2020)

61.3b

Net income (Q1, 2020)

(49.7b)

Market capitalization (29-May-2020)

450.5b

Closing stock price (29-May-2020)

185.6

Cash (31-Mar-2020)

43.1b
Berkshire Hathaway's current market capitalization is $450.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

223.6b242.1b247.8b254.6b

Revenue growth, %

6%8%2%3%

Cost of goods sold

190.9b221.2b219.2b225.7b

Gross profit

32.7b20.9b28.6b28.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Revenue

52.4b54.5b59.1b65.2b57.5b60.5b58.5b62.2b63.5b60.7b63.6b65.0b61.3b

Cost of goods sold

45.9b47.1b48.5b59.7b51.7b55.1b52.4b53.8b55.3b53.5b56.0b56.1b

Gross profit

6.5b7.4b10.5b5.4b5.8b5.4b6.1b8.4b8.1b7.2b7.6b8.9b

Gross profit Margin, %

12%14%18%8%10%9%10%14%13%12%12%14%
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

24.4b45.4b4.3b81.8b

Depreciation and Amortization

8.9b9.2b9.8b10.1b

Cash From Operating Activities

32.5b45.8b37.4b38.7b

Purchases of PP&E

(13.0b)(11.7b)(14.5b)(16.0b)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Net Income

5.7b10.7b18.1b4.1b8.5b12.7b(1.1b)11.0b29.7b21.7b35.9b52.6b(49.7b)

Depreciation and Amortization

2.1b4.4b6.6b2.2b4.5b6.8b2.4b4.8b7.2b2.4b4.9b7.4b2.6b

Cash From Operating Activities

7.5b15.3b25.2b18.3b26.6b37.5b7.6b16.1b26.6b7.6b16.8b26.6b6.8b

Purchases of PP&E

(2.8b)(6.1b)(9.4b)(2.4b)(5.1b)(8.4b)(2.6b)(6.3b)(10.0b)(3.2b)(6.7b)(11.1b)(3.0b)
USDY, 2020

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
Medical Liability Mutual Insurance CoJuly 18, 2016
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
Omaha World HeraldDecember 31, 2011
The Lubrizol CorpMarch 15, 2011
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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 Online and Social Media Presence

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Berkshire Hathaway Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B+

    73/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    78/100

  • Compensation

    C

    62/100

  • Diversity

    B

    71/100

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Berkshire Hathaway News and Updates

Outside the Box: How Warren Buffett is fighting to ‘keep the wolves away’ from Berkshire Hathaway — and winning

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway loses billionaire Bill Ackman as an investor

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has lost Bill Ackman as an investor. The hedge-fund manager revealed the sale of his Pershing Square fund's $1 billion Berkshire stake in a conference call on Wednesday. Pershing sold Berkshire in the past few weeks to free up cash so it can capitalize if prices…

Billionaire Bill Ackman Exits Position In Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

We continue to think Berkshire will be a strong investment over the longer term, but we also think the current environment means there may be more than typical opportunities for us to see very high-returning investments.

Warren Buffett's partner Charlie Munger is famous for his colorful commentary. Here are 12 of the Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman's best quotes.

Charlie Munger has been the vice chairman of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway since 1978.  Munger is renowned for making colorful comments on subjects including investing, economics, politics, finance, and life. Here are 12 of his most brilliant quotes.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for m…
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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 Aviva, Jefferies Financial Group and Progressive.

  • 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.