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  • Rank4
  • Previous Rank5
  • CEO
    Warren E. Buffett
  • Address
    3555 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68131
  • Website
    www.berkshirehathaway.com

Berkshire Hathaway’s per-share book value climbed 18.2% in 2013, but it underperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, which grew by more than 32% with dividends. The company traditionally outperforms the S&P when the index falls or moderately rises, but falls short in years when the market is strong. Berkshire kicked off 2013 with a big-name acquisition, joining 3G Capital to pay $23 billion to acquire H.J. Heinz. The earnings boost from that deal, which closed in June, is expected to be substantial in 2014, according to Chief Executive Warren Buffett.

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Key Financials

$ Millions% change
Revenues182,15012.1
Profits
19476
31.4
Total Assets484,931-
Total Shareholder Equity221,890-
Market Value (on March 31, 2014)308,003-

Profit as a % of

Sales10.7
Assets4
Stockholders' Equity8.8

Earnings Per Share

Earnings Per Share ($)11,850
EPS % Change (from 2012)32
EPS % Change (5 year)29.7
EPS % Change (10 year)8.4

Total Return to Investors

Total Return to Investors32.7
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)13
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)
7.8