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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 Ratings4.1
Overall CultureB+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)391,500
Revenue (FY, 2019)$254.6 B(+3%)
Share Price (Nov 2020)$233.2
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, 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 (Q2, 2020)

56.8b

Gross profit (Q2, 2020)

(4.4b)

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2020), %

(7.8%)

Net income (Q2, 2020)

26.4b

Market capitalization (17-Nov-2020)

546.6b

Closing stock price (17-Nov-2020)

233.2

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

36.1b

EV

617.2b
Berkshire Hathaway's current market capitalization is $546.6 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, 2020

Revenue

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

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

10%14%13%12%12%14%11%(8%)
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, 2020

Net Income

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

Depreciation and Amortization

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

Cash From Operating Activities

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

Purchases of PP&E

(2.6b)(6.3b)(10.0b)(3.2b)(6.7b)(11.1b)(3.0b)(6.2b)
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

90/100

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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

    A+

    78/100

  • Compensation

    C

    62/100

  • Diversity

    B

    71/100

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Berkshire Hathaway News and Updates

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway plowed more than $5 billion into 4 pharma stocks last quarter. He's been teasing a bet on the sector for more than 20 years

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought more than $5 billion worth of AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Merck, and Pfizer stock last quarter. The billionaire investor has been teasing a wager of that kind for more than 20 years. "If we could buy a group of leading pharmaceuti…

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman likely lost more money on Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway than 'anyone in the world'

Summary List Placement Bill Ackman discussed his loss-making investment in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway during a virtual speech at the Sohn Hearts & Minds conference this week, according to the Australian Financial Review. "We have probably lost more money in Berkshire than anyone in the…

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Offering Homeowners Coverage in Five New States

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it added Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, and Oregon to the list of states where the insurer offers its Homeowners product. GUARD's product targets dwellings valued over...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway gains $35 billion in market value on stock purchases, record buybacks, and Pfizer vaccine

Summary List Placement Berkshire Hathaway stock rose as much as 7% on Monday after Warren Buffett's conglomerate revealed on Saturday that it splurged on stocks and buybacks in the third quarter. Berkshire's gained as much as $35 billion in market value after Pfizer and BioNTech announced their COV…

Warren Buffett likely bought back $2.4 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock in October, boosting repurchases to a record $18 billion this year

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has likely bought back more than $18 billion of its stock this year. The billionaire investor's company repurchased about $16 billion of its shares in the first nine months of 2020, and appears to have bought back another $2.4 billion in Oc…

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway swings back into action, spending a net $4.8 billion on stocks and a record $9 billion on buybacks in the 3rd quarter

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported third-quarter earnings on Saturday. The billionaire investor's company bought back a record $9 billion of its shares, and spent a net $4.8 billion on stocks after selling a net $12.8 billion in the second quarter. Berkshire's incr…
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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.