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Market Price

205.29 

2.51 1.2%

as of Feb 15 '19

52 Week Range:

184.75 224.07


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S2O Stock Analyzer - General Info

General Info


type: video (mp4); length: 3:30

Demonstrates how to use Stock Analyzer, shows how to analyze a stock and explains in detail "General Info" section of the Stock Analyzer result page.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Financial Statements

Financial Statements


type: video (mp4); length: 5:10

Explains information presented in the Financial Statements section of the S2O Stock Analyzer: financial statements charts, absolute values and growth rates.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Growth Grade and Financial Ratios

Growth Grade and Financial Ratios


type: video (mp4); length: 5:09

Demonstrates how to use Growth Grade & Financial Ratios section; shows the difference between historical and year-over-year Growth Grade on the real life example.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Value Price

Value Price


type: video (mp4); length: 6:03

Demonstrates how to use Value Price (intrinsic value) and the Graham Number, MOS (margin of safety) and IRT - Investment Recovery Time; explains 3 different projection models used to compute value price - pessimistic, moderate and optimistic.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Price Charts

Price Charts


type: video (mp4); length: 8:34

Demonstrates basic rules of how to read a candlestick chart, long and short term moving averages, stochastic, MACD and relative strength (RS) charts. Explains how bull or bear market condition is computed.

General Info

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., through its subsidiaries engages in insurance, freight rail transportation, and utility businesses. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. 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. Further, the company 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; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures castings and forged components, machined airframe components, and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchenware; and motorcycle accessories. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Financial Statements

The charts below show selected Annual and Quarterly Financial Data.

The purpose of these charts is to discover long and short term change dynamics. When numbers are growing year after year in the annual statements chart, the business become stronger and stronger and this is a good sign.

Quarterly Data Chart can be used to do a short term analysis. It makes sense to pay attention to the quarterly dynamics and do not wait for the next yearly statement. We should be alerted if we see that quarterly numbers are going down.

You can check "Annual Financial Statements" and "Quarterly Financial Statements" sections for exact numbers and growth rates.

Annual Statements

On a charts below the Line shows absolute values and the Bar chart shows Year-Over-Year Growth Rate for selected financial statement item. A consistent GROWTH is generally considered necessary to fund future growth from within a business.
NOTE: Growth Rate is not provided if either the latest period or the year-ago period contains a net loss. (source: WSJ Digest of Earnings)
TIP! move your mouse pointer over bar or a circle on any chart below to see details.

Financial Statements

Income Statement



 

Cash Flow Statement



 

Balance Sheet



 

Liquidity Ratios

Current Ratio


 

Current Ratio measures the ability to meet short term obligations. Generally accepted standard is 2 (current assets should be 2 times or 200% of current liabilities).

Quick Ratio


 

Measures immediate liquidity or the cash available to cover immediate liabilities. A safe margin would be at least 1 (100%).

Financial Leverage


 

Defined as total assets divided by total shareholders' equity. The higher the ratio, the more debt a company uses in its capital structure.

Profitability Ratios

ROA


 

Return on Assets (ROA) measures the income (profit) that is generated by the use of the assets of the business.

ROE


 

Return on Equity (ROE) is a measure of profitability that calculates how many dollars of profit a company generates with each dollar of shareholders equity. ROE is sometimes called "return on net worth."

ROIC


 

The Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) measure gives a sense of how well a company is using its money to generate returns. Some investors use this figure as a final evaluation to determine whether or not to invest in a company.

Annual Statements

Item Name Dec '07 Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Dec '15 Dec '16 Dec '17
Equity (BVPS) 52.01
46.70
55.94
63.27
64.23
75.73
84.06
95.87
100.22
108.65
124.37
growth rate -10.2% 19.8% 13.1% 1.5% 17.9% 11.0% 14.1% 4.5% 8.4% 14.5%
Earnings BIT 20,160.00
7,570.00
11,550.00
19,050.00
15,310.00
22,240.00
38,105.00
30,928.00
38,181.00
35,831.00
25,894.00
growth rate -62.5% 52.6% 64.9% -19.6% 45.3% 71.3% -18.8% 23.5% -6.2% -27.7%
Avg.PE 15.82
28.49
18.08
14.43
17.54
14.27
14.29
18.02
14.29
18.00
27.70
growth rate 80.1% -36.5% -20.2% 21.6% -18.6% 0.1% 26.1% -20.7% 26.0% 53.9%
ROA 5.07
1.85
2.85
3.87
2.68
3.62
4.27
3.93
4.47
4.10
6.79
growth rate -63.5% 54.1% 35.8% -30.8% 35.1% 18.0% -8.0% 13.7% -8.3% 65.6%
ROE 11.53
4.34
6.70
8.99
6.37
8.41
9.51
8.60
9.72
8.94
14.24
growth rate -62.4% 54.4% 34.2% -29.1% 32.0% 13.1% -9.6% 13.0% -8.0% 59.3%
ROIC 9.81
4.29
5.99
7.68
5.50
7.03
7.86
7.23
growth rate -56.3% 39.6% 28.2% -28.4% 27.8% 11.8% -8.0%
Leverage 2.26
2.45
2.27
2.37
2.38
2.28
2.19
2.19
2.16
2.19
2.02
growth rate 8.4% -7.4% 4.4% 0.4% -4.2% -4.0% 0.0% -1.4% 1.4% -7.8%
Balance Sheet Dec '07 Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Dec '15 Dec '16 Dec '17
Acct.Receivable 10,328.00
21,852.00
23,303.00
27,097.00
28,578.00
growth rate 111.6% 6.6% 16.3% 5.5%
Acct.Payable 0.00
29,005.00
29,636.00
33,453.00
34,351.00
growth rate 2.2% 12.9% 2.7%
Cur.Assets 108,031.00
119,824.00
142,636.00
174,609.00
growth rate 10.9% 19.0% 22.4%
Total Assets 267,399.00
297,119.00
372,229.00
392,647.00
427,452.00
484,931.00
525,867.00
552,257.00
620,854.00
702,095.00
growth rate 11.1% 25.3% 5.5% 8.9% 13.5% 8.4% 5.0% 12.4% 13.1%
Cash 25,539.00
30,558.00
38,227.00
37,299.00
46,992.00
48,186.00
60,975.00
60,049.00
27,520.00
28,370.00
growth rate 19.7% 25.1% -2.4% 26.0% 2.5% 26.5% -1.5% -54.2% 3.1%
Inventory 10,236.00
11,916.00
15,727.00
16,187.00
growth rate 16.4% 32.0% 2.9%
Cur.Liabilities 0.00
35,504.00
37,023.00
42,880.00
56,561.00
growth rate 4.3% 15.8% 31.9%
Liabilities 158,132.00
166,017.00
214,911.00
227,797.00
239,805.00
263,041.00
282,840.00
293,630.00
335,426.00
350,141.00
growth rate 5.0% 29.5% 6.0% 5.3% 9.7% 7.5% 3.8% 14.2% 4.4%
LT Debt 36,882.00
37,909.00
58,574.00
60,384.00
62,736.00
72,224.00
66,321.00
70,349.00
82,297.00
76,102.00
growth rate 2.8% 54.5% 3.1% 3.9% 15.1% -8.2% 6.1% 17.0% -7.5%
Equity 109,267.00
131,102.00
157,318.00
164,850.00
187,647.00
221,890.00
240,170.00
255,550.00
282,070.00
348,296.00
growth rate 20.0% 20.0% 4.8% 13.8% 18.3% 8.2% 6.4% 10.4% 23.5%
Common Shares 2,319.00
2,347.00
2,350.00
2,478.00
2,500.00
2,502.00
2,490.00
2,490.00
2,490.00
2,491.00
2,492.00
growth rate 1.2% 0.1% 5.5% 0.9% 0.1% -0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Cash Flow Statement Dec '07 Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Dec '15 Dec '16 Dec '17
Capital Expenditures 6,138.00
4,937.00
5,980.00
8,191.00
9,775.00
11,087.00
15,185.00
16,082.00
12,954.00
11,708.00
growth rate -19.6% 21.1% 37.0% 19.3% 13.4% 37.0% 5.9% -19.5% -9.6%
Cash Dividends 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
growth rate
Cash From OA 11,252.00
15,846.00
17,895.00
20,476.00
20,950.00
27,704.00
32,010.00
31,491.00
32,535.00
45,776.00
growth rate 40.8% 12.9% 14.4% 2.3% 32.2% 15.5% -1.6% 3.3% 40.7%
FCF per Share 3.09
2.17
4.64
4.79
5.07
4.47
6.10
7.06
6.10
7.55
13.24
growth rate -29.8% 113.8% 3.2% 5.9% -11.8% 36.5% 15.7% -13.6% 23.8% 75.4%
Sale Purchase of Stock 0.00
-1,265.00
-233.00
112.00
growth rate 0.0% 100.0%
FCF 7,177.00
5,114.00
10,909.00
11,915.00
12,285.00
11,175.00
16,617.00
16,825.00
15,409.00
19,581.00
34,068.00
growth rate -28.7% 113.3% 9.2% 3.1% -9.0% 48.7% 1.3% -8.4% 27.1% 74.0%
Income Statement Dec '07 Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Dec '15 Dec '16 Dec '17
Sales 107,786.00
112,493.00
136,185.00
143,688.00
162,463.00
182,150.00
189,692.00
200,060.00
214,596.00
239,289.00
growth rate 4.4% 21.1% 5.5% 13.1% 12.1% 4.1% 5.5% 7.3% 11.5%
Op.Income 19,845.00
30,928.00
38,181.00
35,831.00
25,894.00
growth rate 55.9% 23.5% -6.2% -27.7%
IBT 7,574.00
11,552.00
19,051.00
15,314.00
22,236.00
28,796.00
28,105.00
34,946.00
33,667.00
23,838.00
growth rate 52.5% 64.9% -19.6% 45.2% 29.5% -2.4% 24.3% -3.7% -29.2%
Net Income 4,994.00
8,055.00
12,967.00
10,254.00
14,824.00
19,476.00
19,872.00
24,083.00
24,074.00
44,940.00
growth rate 61.3% 61.0% -20.9% 44.6% 31.4% 2.0% 21.2% 0.0% 86.7%
EPS 5.70
2.13
3.43
5.23
4.10
5.92
7.82
7.98
9.67
9.67
18.04
growth rate -62.6% 61.0% 52.5% -21.6% 44.4% 32.1% 2.1% 21.2% 0.0% 86.6%
Gross Profit 30,928.00
38,181.00
35,831.00
25,894.00
growth rate 23.5% -6.2% -27.7%

Quarterly Statements

Item Name Sep '17 Dec '17 Mar '18 Jun '18 Sep '18
Earnings BIT 6,513.00
5,752.00
-824.00
15,213.00
23,529.00
growth rate -11.7% -100.0% 100.0% 54.7%
Balance Sheet Sep '17 Dec '17 Mar '18 Jun '18 Sep '18
Acct.Receivable 29,652.00
28,578.00
30,906.00
31,280.00
31,884.00
growth rate -3.6% 8.2% 1.2% 1.9%
Acct.Payable 33,272.00
34,351.00
36,463.00
37,277.00
38,367.00
growth rate 3.2% 6.2% 2.2% 2.9%
Cur.Assets 169,612.00
174,609.00
169,698.00
172,933.00
166,951.00
growth rate 3.0% -2.8% 1.9% -3.5%
Total Assets 681,554.00
702,095.00
702,651.00
711,932.00
736,459.00
growth rate 3.0% 0.1% 1.3% 3.5%
Cash 39,695.00
28,370.00
54,109.00
61,281.00
39,803.00
growth rate -28.5% 90.7% 13.3% -35.1%
Inventory 16,931.00
16,187.00
16,244.00
16,194.00
16,793.00
growth rate -4.4% 0.4% -0.3% 3.7%
Cur.Liabilities 125,656.00
56,561.00
100,638.00
102,771.00
104,925.00
growth rate -55.0% 77.9% 2.1% 2.1%
Liabilities 369,702.00
350,141.00
351,599.00
350,174.00
357,040.00
growth rate -5.3% 0.4% -0.4% 2.0%
LT Debt 86,590.00
76,102.00
83,922.00
82,603.00
83,353.00
growth rate -12.1% 10.3% -1.6% 0.9%
Equity 308,278.00
348,296.00
347,401.00
358,094.00
375,606.00
growth rate 13.0% -0.3% 3.1% 4.9%
Common Shares 8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
growth rate 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Cash Flow Statement Sep '17 Dec '17 Mar '18 Jun '18 Sep '18
Capital Expenditures 3,262.00
3,297.00
2,589.00
3,740.00
3,711.00
growth rate 1.1% -21.5% 44.5% -0.8%
Cash From OA 10,870.00
8,279.00
7,556.00
8,535.00
10,464.00
growth rate -23.8% -8.7% 13.0% 22.6%
Sale Purchase of Stock
growth rate
FCF 7,608.00
4,982.00
4,967.00
4,795.00
6,753.00
growth rate -34.5% -0.3% -3.5% 40.8%
Income Statement Sep '17 Dec '17 Mar '18 Jun '18 Sep '18
Sales 59,508.00
58,395.00
57,900.00
62,198.00
63,213.00
growth rate -1.9% -0.9% 7.4% 1.6%
Op.Income 6,513.00
5,752.00
-824.00
15,213.00
23,529.00
growth rate -11.7% -100.0% 100.0% 54.7%
IBT 5,630.00
6,391.00
-1,523.00
15,098.00
23,147.00
growth rate 13.5% -100.0% 100.0% 53.3%
Net Income 4,067.00
32,551.00
-1,138.00
12,011.00
18,540.00
growth rate 700.4% -100.0% 100.0% 54.4%
EPS
growth rate
Gross Profit 6,513.00
5,752.00
-824.00
15,213.00
23,529.00
growth rate -11.7% -100.0% 100.0% 54.7%

Growth Grade & Financial Ratios

All financial ratios below are calculated based on latest annual statements available and present the most up to date snapshot of a company finances.

Growth Grade

Historical Growth Grade:

A (89.36)

YOY Growth Grade:

C (60.26)

Click on buttons above for detailed yearly growth rates.

Market Ratios

Profitability Ratios

Liquidity Ratios

Efficiency Ratios

Value Price

PE and EPS

Historical Current Forward
PE 8.17 8.17 19.91
EPS / Growth 10.2% 25.12 8.8%

Value Price & Investment Recovery Time

Read more about Stock2Own value price in Stock Market: Fundamental Analysis.

Equity Growth Rate: 14.5%

Estimates Pessimistic Moderate Optimistic My Numbers
Rate of Return 15.0%
MOS Price % 50 %
Future EPS Growth 8.8% 11.2% 11.2%
Future PE 8.17 16.81 16.81
Future EPS 58.39 72.43 72.43
Value Price
MOS %
117.91
-42.6%
300.89
46.6%
300.89
46.6%
MOS Price 58.96 150.45 150.45
IRT 6.02 5.65 5.65

Graham Number:

NOTE: The Graham Number applies only to certain types of stocks in combination with a number of other criteria.

Read more about Graham Number in Stock Market: Fundamental Analysis.

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