Berkshire Hathaway is a conglomerate 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. 
Type
Public
HQ
Omaha, US
Founded
1839
Size (employees)
377,000 (est)+3%
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
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Berkshire Hathaway Office Locations

Berkshire Hathaway has offices in Anchorage, Phoenix, Columbus, Addison and in 21 other locations
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 $242.14 b in FY, 2017 which is a 8.3% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q1, 2018)

58.5 b

Net income (Q1, 2018)

(1.1 b)

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

50.6 b
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

194.7 b210.8 b223.6 b242.1 b

Revenue growth, %

7%8%6%8%

Cost of goods sold

166.6 b175.9 b190.9 b221.2 b

Gross profit

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

Revenue

48.6 b51.4 b59 b52.4 b54.5 b59.1 b65.2 b57.5 b60.5 b58.5 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, %

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

Cash

63.3 b71.7 b28 b31.6 b

Inventories

10.2 b11.9 b15.7 b16.2 b

Goodwill

60.7 b62.7 b79.5 b81.3 b

Total Assets

526.2 b552.3 b620.9 b702.1 b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Cash

63.7 b66.6 b66.3 b58.3 b72.7 b84.8 b26 b26.4 b42.7 b50.6 b

Accounts Receivable

30.9 b

Inventories

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

Goodwill

62.9 b62.8 b62.7 b79.1 b79.2 b79.4 b80 b80.2 b80.9 b81.3 b
Annual
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)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

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

Depreciation and Amortization

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

Cash From Operating Activities

6 b13.9 b24.2 b7.5 b15.3 b25.2 b18.3 b26.6 b37.5 b7.6 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)(2.6 b)
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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
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
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Berkshire Hathaway Revenue Breakdown

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Berkshire Hathaway revenue breakdown by business segment: 12.1% from Service and Retailing, 22.8% from McLane Company, 22.0% from Manufacturing, 8.5% from Berkshire Hathaway Energy, 9.4% from BNSF, 12.1% from GEICO and 13.3% from Other

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Berkshire Hathaway News and Updates

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Berkshire Hathaway Company Life and Culture

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