Berkshire Hathaway

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet
TABLE-Berkshire Hathaway 4th-qtr results

Feb 26 (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N) reported a
2010 net profit of $12.97 billion. Following are details of the
company's results.

(All figures in billions except earnings per share and book
value per share in dollars): ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

Warren Buffett's 2010 Annual Letter to Berkshire Hathaway stockholders

Below is an Scribd embedded version of Warren Buffett's 2010 Annual Letter to Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A),(BRK.B) stockholders to read, download, search or otherwise interact with: ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

Berkshire Hathaway’s 4Q net income up 43 percent (AP)

AP - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has reported a 43 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit thanks to the strong performance of BNSF railroad and a paper gain of $1.4 billion on the company's derivative contracts and investments. ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

Warren Buffett's Reinsurance Guru Just Bought A NYC Apartment For $14.65 Million So He Can Create One Enormous Pad

One of Warren Buffett's superstar execs and his reinsurance guru, Ajit Jain, has just shelled out $14.65 million for an amazing new pad at One Beacon Court in midtown Manhattan -- aka The Bloomberg Tower.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Jain purchased the 34th-floor four-bedroom apartment last week.

Apparently it was originally listed at $16.5 million. ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

Berkshire shareholders letter, live chat

Omaha investor Warren Buffett released his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Saturday, and World-Herald staff writer Steve Jordon will be providing excerpts, highlights and significant details of the letter throughout the day.

If you want to read the full letter, this link will take you it. ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

Berkshire hunting for another megadeal

A year after Berkshire Hathaway completed its biggest acquisition, CEO Warren Buffett is on the hunt again.

Buffett told Berkshire (BRKA) shareholders in his annual letter to them Saturday that they should brace for more megadeals along the lines of last February's $26 billion buy of railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

"Our elephant gun has been reloaded, and my trigger finger is itchy," Buffett said. ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

Berkshire boosts 4Q profit 43% to $4.4 billion

By Erik Holm

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRKA, BRKB) said fourth-quarter profit rose 43% to $4.38 billion, buoyed by the improving stock market and a stabilizing of the economy.

A host of Berkshire-owned businesses that had suffered from declining sales and shrinking profits amid the recession now appear to be recovering. Buffett heralded improvements at units including Fruit of the Loom, manufacturing unit Marmon and electronic components distributor TTI.

The addition of railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. to Berkshire's suite of businesses last February also helped. Buffett said the purchase has so far worked out "even better than I expected." ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

Buffett Says Trigger Finger Itchy for Berkshire Takeovers

By Andrew Frye

(Updates with outlook for the economy in sixth paragraph.)

Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett said his “trigger finger is itchy” for takeovers after cash holdings at his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. climbed to $38.2 billion.

“Our elephant gun has been reloaded,” Buffett said today in his annual letter to shareholders. Berkshire needs “good performance from our current businesses and more major acquisitions,” after the company reported a 43 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit on derivative bets and earnings from its Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, he said. ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

Berkshire profit surges 43% in 4th quarter

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Saturday said fourth-quarter profit climbed 43%, driven by the company’s recently acquired railroad property and an improved U.S. economy.

The Omaha, Neb.-based company (BRK.A 127,550, +2,552, +2.02%) (BRK.B 84.87, +1.51, +1.81%), with Chairman Warren Buffett at the helm, posted a profit of $4.38 billion, or $2,656 a share, up from $3.06 billion, or $1,969 a share, a year ago.

Analysts polled by FactSet Research were looking for earnings, on average, of $1,690 per Class A share, on sales of $6.9 billion. ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

Berkshire Hathaway's 4Q net income up 43 percent

By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer © 2011 The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported a 43 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit Saturday thanks to the strong performance of BNSF railroad and a paper gain of $1.4 billion on the company's derivative contracts and investments.

Buffett said in his annual letter that the acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad was the highlight of 2010 for his Omaha, Neb.,-based company.

Berkshire reported $4.38 billion net income, or $2,656 per Class A share, in the fourth quarter. That's up from the $3.1 billion net income, or $1,969 per Class A share, a year ago.

The three analysts surveyed by FactSet expected Berkshire to report earnings per Class A share of $1,690 in the fourth quarter. ( Read Berkshire Hathaway more... )

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