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  • Previous Rank4
  • Revenues ($M)194,673
  • Revenue Percent Change6.9%
  • Profits ($M)19,872
  • Profits Percent Change2%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)357,344

Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway now owns dozens of companies, from insurance company Geico to underwear maker Fruit of the Loom to railroad giant Burlington Northern. And despite its size, Berkshire’s revenue has continued to grow faster than the rest of the economy. Along with Brazilian investment firm 3G, Berkshire now own a large stake of the new Kraft Heinz food company. But Buffett has faced more criticism of late. And some of his largest investments like IBM and Coca-Cola haven’t performed well lately.

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Company Info

CEO
Warren E. Buffett
Industry
Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)
Sector
Financials
HQ Location
Omaha, NE
Websitehttp://www.berkshirehathaway.com
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)194,6736.9%
Profits ($M)19,8722%
Total Stockholder Equity240,170-
Employees316,000-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)357,344-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues10.2%
Profits as % of Assets3.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity8.3%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)12,092
EPS % Change (from 2013)2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)18.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)9.8%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)27%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)17.9%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.9%