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Berkshire Hathaway engages in insurance, freight rail transportation, and utility businesses. It provides various types of insurance and reinsurance and operates railroad systems. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity primarily from solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services, invests in fixed-income and equity instruments, and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Furthermore, Berkshire Hathaway manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products, specialty chemicals and metal cutting tools, flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paints and coatings, and bricks and masonry products, recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products.
TypePublic
Founded1839
HQOmaha, US
Websiteberkshirehathaway.com
Employee Ratings3

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)389,000(+4%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)$247.8 B(+3%)
Share Price (Apr 2019)$307 K

Key People/Management at Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

President, CEO
Nina Garvey

Nina Garvey

Executive Director of Tax
Rebecca Amick

Rebecca Amick

Director of Internal Auditing
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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

Berkshire Hathaway's revenue was reported to be $247.84 b in FY, 2018 which is a 2.4% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q1, 2019)

60.7b

Net income (Q1, 2019)

21.7b

Market capitalization (10-Apr-2019)

222.5b

Closing stock price (10-Apr-2019)

307.0k

Cash (31-Mar-2019)

22.5b
Berkshire Hathaway's current market capitalization is $222.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

194.7b210.8b223.6b242.1b247.8b

Revenue growth, %

7%8%6%8%2%

Cost of goods sold

166.6b175.9b190.9b221.2b

Gross profit

28.1b34.9b32.7b20.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019

Revenue

48.6b51.4b59.0b52.4b54.5b59.1b65.2b57.5b60.5b58.5b62.2b63.5b60.7b

Cost of goods sold

41.0b45.5b44.9b45.9b47.1b48.5b59.7b51.7b55.1b52.4b53.8b55.3b

Gross profit

7.6b5.8b14.1b6.5b7.4b10.5b5.4b5.8b5.4b6.1b8.4b8.1b

Gross profit Margin, %

16%11%24%12%14%18%8%10%9%10%14%13%
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

63.3b71.7b28.0b31.6b27.7b

Accounts Receivable

3.7b

Inventories

10.2b11.9b15.7b16.2b19.1b

Goodwill

60.7b62.7b79.5b81.3b81.0b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019

Cash

63.7b66.6b66.3b58.3b72.7b84.8b26.0b26.4b42.7b57.9b64.6b36.5b22.5b

Accounts Receivable

3.5b

Inventories

11.7b12.1b12.0b15.8b15.7b15.8b16.1b16.4b16.9b16.2b16.2b16.8b19.5b

Goodwill

62.9b62.8b62.7b79.1b79.2b79.4b80.0b80.2b80.9b81.3b81.3b81.3b81.2b
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

20.2b24.4b24.4b45.4b4.3b

Depreciation and Amortization

7.4b7.8b8.9b9.2b9.8b

Cash From Operating Activities

32.0b31.5b32.5b45.8b37.4b

Purchases of PP&E

(15.2b)(16.1b)(13.0b)(11.7b)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019

Net Income

5.2b9.3b18.9b5.7b10.7b18.1b4.1b8.5b12.7b(1.1b)11.0b29.7b21.7b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.9b3.8b5.8b2.1b4.4b6.6b2.2b4.5b6.8b2.4b4.8b7.2b2.4b

Cash From Operating Activities

6.0b13.9b24.2b7.5b15.3b25.2b18.3b26.6b37.5b7.6b16.1b26.6b7.6b

Purchases of PP&E

(3.4b)(6.8b)(11.8b)(2.8b)(6.1b)(9.4b)(2.4b)(5.1b)(8.4b)(2.6b)(6.3b)(10.0b)
USDY, 2019

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Berkshire Hathaway Operating Metrics

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

Length Of Natural Gas Pipelines, miles

14.70 k14.70 k14.70 k14.70 k

Monthly Visitors (Home Services)

2 m

Pipelines Network, miles

16.40 k16.40 k16.40 k16.40 k

Retailers (Shaw Industries)

32 k31 k30 k34 k
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Berkshire Hathaway Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Pilot Flying JOctober 03, 2017
Medical Liability Mutual Insurance CoJuly 18, 2016
Precision Castparts CorporationAugust 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: 12.5% from GEICO, 10.2% from Reinsurance Group, 9.1% from BNSF, 8.0% from Berkshire Hathaway Energy, 21.4% from Manufacturing, 21.1% from McLane Company, 11.2% from Service and Retailing and 6.6% from Other

Berkshire Hathaway Online and Social Media Presence

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Berkshire Hathaway News and Updates

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Amazon's stock surges after Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway discloses value of its stake

Shares of Amazon.com Inc. rallied 2.3% in morning trade Thursday, after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed that the stake it bought in the e-commerce and cloud giant was worth more than $900 million. The stock was headed for a third-straight gain--it has run up 5.0% during that tim…

Occidental Petroleum CEO defends premium for Berkshire Hathaway investment

Occidental Petroleum Corp Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub on Friday defended the company's deal with Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Warren Buffett that paved the way to winning its $38 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Sneak a peek into this year's Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting

At the "Woodstock of Capitalism," shareholders posed for photos with oversized pop-ups of Warren Buffett, giant Heinz ketchup bottles and bought other Berkshire Hathaway-themed kitsch.
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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 Buffett, Nina Garvey and Rebecca Amick.

  • How many employees does Berkshire Hathaway have?

    Berkshire Hathaway has 389,000 employees.

  • What is Berkshire Hathaway revenue?

    Latest Berkshire Hathaway annual revenue is $247.8 b.

  • What is Berkshire Hathaway revenue per employee?

    Latest Berkshire Hathaway revenue per employee is $637.1 k.

  • Who are Berkshire Hathaway competitors?

    Competitors of Berkshire Hathaway include Aviva, Jefferies 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.