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Berkshire Hathaway

  • Previous Rank8
  • Revenues ($M)$242,137
  • Revenue Percent Change8.3%
  • Profits ($M)$44,940.00
  • Profits Percent Change86.7%
  • Assets ($M)$702,095.00
  • Employees377,000

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway—whose many subsidiaries include Geico and the railroad Burlington Northern—struggled to grow through acquisitions in 2017, losing out on its bid for Oncor when it refused to raise its offer. Still, the Oracle of Omaha’s investment portfolio beat the S&P 500, as Buffett traded in underperforming stocks like IBM for winners including Apple, now Berkshire’s largest holding. And while the heavy hurricane season was tough on Berkshire’s reinsurance business, it more than made up for the losses by selling a world-record-setting policy to AIG for $10.2 billion.

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Company Information

CEO
Warren E. Buffett
Sector
Financials
Industry
Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)
HQ Location
Omaha
Websitehttp://www.berkshirehathaway.com
Years on Global 500 List22
Employees377,000

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$242,1378.3%
Profits ($M)$44,940.0086.7%
Assets ($M)$702,095.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$348,296.00-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues18.6%
Profits as % of Assets6.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity12.9%