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  • Previous Rank4
  • Revenues ($M)$223,604
  • Revenue Percent Change6.1%
  • Profits ($M)$24,074
  • Profits Percent Change0.0%
  • Assets ($M)$620,854
  • Employees367,700
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$411,035

This year Berkshire Hathaway ranks higher than ever before, yet the holding company is less about Warren Buffett than it ever was. Berkshire once generated the bulk of its income from Buffett’s investment mastery. Today it’s a conglomerate of dozens of companies from car insurance company Geico to underwear maker Fruit of the Loom to railroad giant Burlington Northern. Berkshire generates about three-quarters of its revenue from its non-financial operating businesses. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Neb.

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Company Info

Warren E. Buffett
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)
HQ Location
Omaha, NE
Years on Fortune 500 List23

Berkshire Hathaway Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$223,6046.1%
Profits ($M)$24,0740.0%
Assets ($M)$620,854-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$283,001-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$411,035-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues10.8%
Profits as % of Assets3.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity8.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)14,645
EPS % Change (from 2015)-0.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)18.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)7.4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)23.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)16.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)8.3%