Berkshire Hathaway Revenue, Profits - BRK.A Annual Income Statement

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$314750 $6750 (2.19%) BRK.A stock closing price Oct 16, 2018 (Closing)

BRK.A stock valuation based on fundamental analysis involves checking and analyzing financial statements and not just the Berkshire Hathaway stock price. In the income statement, an investor can check for important parameters like the topline or sales, the bottomline or profits, the basic EPS, dividends etc. The income statement is always for an accounting period, typically for a year or quarter, and affects the stock. In this case, the BRK.A stock is bound to reflect the impact of the YOY growth of 8.29%. The Berkshire Hathaway profit and loss statement for 2017 shows a net profit of $44.94B. Profits for last year was $24.07B. Apart from this an investor should also check Berkshire Hathaway assets and Berkshire Hathaway free cash flow.

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Berkshire Hathaway Revenues or Net Sales
Cost Of Goods Sold (COGS)63.83B43.75B39.46B38.59B33.6B32.92B31.83B28.74B26.33B22.73B
Berkshire Hathaway Gross Profit
Research & Development Expense----------
Selling General & Admin Expense152.01B143.61B132.9B124.73B114.13B101.86B91.25B82.93B69.5B72B
Income Before Depreciation Depletion Amortization26.29B36.24B38.46B31.36B34.43B27.69B20.62B24.52B16.67B13.06B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization----------
Non Operating Income2.94B923M---2.83B-2.71B-2.64B-2.91B-3.12B-3.52B
Interest Expense5.39B3.5B3.52B3.25B2.8B2.74B2.66B2.56B1.99B1.96B
Berkshire Hathaway Pretax Income
Provision for Income Taxes-21.52B9.24B10.53B7.94B8.95B6.92B4.57B5.61B3.54B1.98B
Investment Gains Losses----------
Other Income-------50M427M-
Income Before Extraordinaries & Disc Operations45.35B24.43B24.41B20.17B19.85B15.31B10.75B13.49B8.44B4.99B
Extraordinary Items & Discontinued Operations----------
Berkshire Hathaway Profit/ Loss (Net Income)
Average Shares used to compute Diluted EPS1.65M1.64M1.64M1.64M1.64M1.65M1.65M1.64M1.55M1.55M
Average Shares used to compute Basic EPS1.65M1.64M1.64M1.64M1.64M1.65M1.65M1.64M1.55M1.55M
Income Before Nonrecurring Items14.46B17.58B17.36B16.55B15.14B14.82B10.25B12.97B8.06B4.99B
Income from Nonrecurring Items30.48B6.5B6.73B3.32B4.34B-----
Berkshire Hathaway Earnings Per Share Basic Net
Berkshire Hathaway Earnings Per Share Diluted Net
EPS Diluted Before Nonrecurring Items8790.9610693.0010564.0010071.009211.008977.206215.007928.005193.003224.01
Preferred Dividends Acc Pd----------
Dividends Common----------
Dividend Per Share Common0.
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The key things to look for in an income statement while doing Berkshire Hathaway stock analysis are:

  • Top line: The word topline comes from the fact that the first line of an income statement refers to sales numbers. If you check you will find that BRK.A stock has a topline or revenue of $242.14B for 2017 as per this Berkshire Hathaway revenue chart. Investors look for stocks with a growing top line.
  • Bottom line: The bottomline or the net income figure is arrived at by deducting all expenses from the topline which in this case is $44.94B for BRK.A stock. An improving bottomline implies that the company is growing its profits.

The income statement is also called the profit and loss statement. Apart from the BRK.A income statement, one can check the Berkshire Hathaway historical stock prices to check how the price has moved with time.

Berkshire Hathaway Income Statement - Key Financial Ratios

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