Company profile

Ticker
BRK.A, BRK.B
Exchange
CEO
Warren Edward Buffett
Employees
Incorporated
Location
Fiscal year end
Former names
NBH INC
SEC CIK
IRS number
470813844

BRK.A stock data

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Investment data

Data from SEC filings
44 long holdings
End of quarter 30 Jun 20
Value
 
#Shares
 
Prev Q
 
Change
%, QoQ
$89.43B 245.16M 245.16M 0
$21.97B 925.01M 925.01M 0
$17.87B 400M 400M 0
$14.43B 151.61M 151.61M 0
$10.38B 325.63M 325.63M 0
$6.78B 24.67M 24.67M 0
$6.08B 237.58M 323.21M -26.5
$4.86B 131.96M 132.46M -0.4
$3.01B 38.1M 38.1M 0
$2.8B 72.36M 79.77M -9.3
$2.66B 5.21M 5.43M -3.9
$2.65B 12.82M 12.82M 0
$2.09B 22.21M 57.71M -61.5
$1.93B 9.99M 10.56M -5.4
$1.89B 74.68M 74.68M 0
$1.49B 43.21M 30.85M +40.1
$1.47B 533.3K 533.3K 0
$1.35B 4.56M 4.93M -7.5
$1.31B 4.33M 4.33M 0
$742.67M 21.94M 18.94M +15.8
$581.33M 24.42M 18.62M +31.1
$563.55M 20.92M NEW
$562.94M 5.35M 9.2M -41.8
$549.1M 14.17M 14.17M 0
$542.78M 24.07M 24.07M 0
$527.59M 42.79M 42.79M 0
$512.98M 14.86M 14.86M 0
$471.64M 6.35M 6.35M 0
$471.63M 4.54M 5.38M -15.7
$446.04M 20.13M 20.13M 0
$425.21M 1.71M 1.71M 0
$422.12M 19.31M 19.31M 0
$323.74M 19.2M 14.95M +28.4
$293.5M 50M 132.42M -62.2
$172.04M 643.02K 643.02K 0
$158.03M 7.35M 7.35M 0
$46M 327.1K 327.1K 0
$37.71M 315.4K 315.4K 0
$29.55M 578K 578K 0
$25.57M 2.63M 2.63M 0
$12.19M 43K 43K 0
$12.15M 39.4K 39.4K 0
$12.12M 1.28M 1.28M 0
$6.6M 59.4K 59.4K 0
71.89M EXIT
53.64M EXIT
22.16M EXIT
41.91M EXIT
8.44M EXIT
1.92M EXIT
18.93M EXIT
Holdings list only includes long positions. Only includes long positions.

Calendar

10 Aug 20
20 Sep 20
31 Dec 20

News

Quarter (USD) Jun 20 Mar 20 Sep 19 Jun 19
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Net income
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Cash on hand
Change in cash
Diluted EPS
Annual (USD) Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16
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Financial data from company earnings reports.

Date Owner Security Transaction Code 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
9 Sep 20 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Sell Dispose S No 22.6266 534,959 12.1M 23,535,041
4 Sep 20 Berkshire Hathaway Class A Ordinary Shares Sell Dispose S No 22.305 1,300,000 29M 18,010,000
4 Aug 20 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Buy Aquire P No 24.9665 3,754,220 93.73M 1,032,852,006
3 Aug 20 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Buy Aquire P No 24.945 2,682,061 66.9M 1,029,097,786
31 Jul 20 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Buy Aquire P No 24.6821 7,148,020 176.43M 1,026,415,725
30 Jul 20 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Buy Aquire P No 24.6914 7,399,154 182.7M 1,019,267,705
29 Jul 20 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Buy Aquire P No 25.2384 1,972,166 49.77M 1,011,868,551
29 Jul 20 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Buy Aquire P No 24.7035 6,223,680 153.75M 1,009,896,385
28 Jul 20 Ajit Jain Class B Common Stock Gift Dispose G No 0 50 0 1,455
28 Jul 20 Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock Buy Aquire P No 24.3168 5,585,716 135.83M 1,003,672,705
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 2496 2539 -1.7%
Opened positions 128 148 -13.5%
Closed positions 171 266 -35.7%
Increased positions 1007 1160 -13.2%
Reduced positions 1076 1017 +5.8%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 163.96B 170B -3.6%
Total shares 916.8M 949.26M -3.4%
Total puts 17.46M 11.4M +53.1%
Total calls 18.68M 17.24M +8.3%
Total put/call ratio 0.9 0.7 +41.3%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 141.31M $25.23B -3.1%
BLK BlackRock 112.15M $20.02B +2.1%
STT State Street 75.46M $13.47B -1.3%
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust 39.91M $7.12B -11.1%
Geode Capital Management 27.77M $4.95B +0.3%
NTRS Northern Trust 20.68M $3.69B +2.3%
BK Bank of New York Mellon 14.69M $2.62B -2.0%
FMR 14.03M $2.51B +6.0%
Capital World Investors 12.33M $2.2B +142.6%
MS Morgan Stanley 10.89M $1.94B -3.9%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Advisor 1.17M -20.99M -94.7%
Capital World Investors 12.33M +7.25M +142.6%
H&H International Investment 8.51M +6.78M +393.8%
Pershing Square Capital Management 0 -5.45M EXIT
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust 39.91M -5M -11.1%
Vanguard 141.31M -4.56M -3.1%
Alliancebernstein 6.74M -2.56M -27.5%
GS Goldman Sachs 5.06M -2.44M -32.5%
BLK BlackRock 112.15M +2.29M +2.1%
BEN Franklin Resources 3.17M +1.79M +129.4%

Financial report summary

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Risks
  • Epidemics, pandemics or other outbreaks, including COVID-19, could hurt our operating businesses.
  • Unfavorable general economic conditions may significantly reduce our operating earnings and impair our ability to access capital markets at a reasonable cost.
Management Discussion
  • Net earnings/loss attributable to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders are disaggregated in the table that follows. Amounts are after deducting income taxes and exclude earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests (in millions).
  • Through our subsidiaries, we engage in a number of diverse business activities. We manage our operating businesses on an unusually decentralized basis. There are essentially no centralized or integrated business functions and there is minimal involvement by our corporate headquarters in the day-to-day business activities of the operating businesses. Our senior corporate management team participates in and is ultimately responsible for significant capital allocation decisions, investment activities and the selection of the Chief Executive to head each of the operating businesses. The business segment data (Note 24 to the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements) should be read in conjunction with this discussion.
  • Prior to the middle of March, many of our operating businesses were experiencing comparative revenue and earnings increases over 2019. As efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated in the second half of March and continued through the second quarter, most of our businesses were negatively affected, with the effects to date ranging from relatively minor to severe. Several of our businesses deemed essential have continued to operate, including our railroad, utilities and energy, insurance and certain of our manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. Revenues and earnings of most of our manufacturing, service and retailing businesses declined considerably, and in certain instances severely, in the second quarter due to closures of facilities where crowds can gather, such as retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues and closures of certain of our businesses.
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