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Berkshire Hathaway Inc is an insurance-diversified business based in the US. Berkshire Hathaway shares (BRK-B) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Berkshire Hathaway employs 372,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|Latest market close||$278.28|
|52-week range||$263.68 - $362.10|
|50-day moving average||$312.70|
|200-day moving average||$305.84|
|Wall St. target price||$370.00|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$37.54|
Berkshire Hathaway is Warren Buffett’s holding company with many subsidiaries. These subsidiaries engage in insurance, freight rail transportation and utility businesses worldwide. The company’s business model is decentralized, it has a wide business diversification, high cash generation and strong balance sheet — all of which make this a solid company worth considering.
For more than two years, Berkshire Hathaway has repurchased $40 billion of its common stock, a plan that remains in place until 2025. This is good for investors because it lowers the number of free-floating stocks. Fewer shares on the market means the stock price may increase.
Berkshire Hathaway faces two types of risks:
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As with all investing decisions, investing in Berkshire Hathaway depends on your financial situation and needs. A lot of financial analysts have a target price of around $328 in the next 12 months. That’s roughly an 11% increase from the price in October 2021.
If that is acceptable to you — and if it plays out — then this stock could be worth investing in. But if you’re looking for a higher return, look for other sectors including technology and healthcare, which are often prone to higher moves than the S&P 500 index.
|1 week (2022-06-17)||3.80%|
|1 month (2022-05-21)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-03-24)||-21.03%|
|6 months (2021-12-23)||-5.50%|
|1 year (2021-06-25)||-0.04%|
|2 years (2020-06-25)||55.59%|
|3 years (2019-06-25)||33.74%|
|5 years (2017-06-23)||66.42%|
Valuing Berkshire Hathaway stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Berkshire Hathaway's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Berkshire Hathaway's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Berkshire Hathaway shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Berkshire Hathaway's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.0559. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Berkshire Hathaway's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Berkshire Hathaway's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $117.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Berkshire Hathaway's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$282.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||37.9%|
|Gross profit TTM||$114.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.38%|
|Market capitalisation||$590.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Berkshire Hathaway.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 19.08
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Berkshire Hathaway's overall score of 19.08 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Berkshire Hathaway is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 3.6/100
Berkshire Hathaway's environmental score of 3.6 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Berkshire Hathaway is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 7.75/100
Berkshire Hathaway's social score of 7.75 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Berkshire Hathaway is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 17.22/100
Berkshire Hathaway's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Berkshire Hathaway is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Berkshire Hathaway scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Berkshire Hathaway has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||19.08|
|Total ESG percentile||15.78|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||1|
We're not expecting Berkshire Hathaway to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Berkshire Hathaway's shares were split on a 50:1 basis on 20 January 2010. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 50 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Berkshire Hathaway shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 98% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Berkshire Hathaway shares which in turn could have impacted Berkshire Hathaway's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Berkshire Hathaway's shares have ranged in value from as little as $263.68 up to $362.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Berkshire Hathaway's is 0.8698. This would suggest that Berkshire Hathaway's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the insurance, freight rail transportation, and utility businesses worldwide. It provides property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance and reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, stores, and distributes electricity from natural gas, coal, wind, solar, hydroelectric, nuclear, and geothermal sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, liquefied natural gas facilities, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals, metal cutting tools, and components for aerospace and power generation applications; flooring products; insulation, roofing, and engineered products; building and engineered components; paints and coatings; and bricks and masonry products, as well as offers manufactured and site-built home construction, and related lending and financial services. Further, it provides recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products, as well as alkaline batteries; castings, forgings, fasteners/fastener systems, and aerostructures; and seamless pipes, fittings, downhole casing and tubing, and mill forms. Additionally, the company distributes televisions and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers logistics services, grocery and foodservice distribution services, and professional aviation training and shared aircraft ownership programs.
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