Berkshire Balance Sheet - Annual (NYSE:BRK.B)

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$206.8 $1.61 (0.78%) BRK.B stock closing price Oct 12, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of a company like Berkshire involves checking the three financial statements of the company in detail, of which the balance sheet is one. All three financial statements should be used to measure the financial performance of the company, and should form a part of the Berkshire stock analysis. Good annual results indicate a company's strong financial performance. Its important to check all financial statements including the balance sheet. The balance sheet shows total liabilities of $350.14B and shareholders equity of $351.95B. Berkshire revenue and Berkshire operating cash flow are important in understanding the financial capacity of the company.

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Marketable Securities----------
Raw Materials----------
Work In Progress----------
Finished Goods----------
Notes Receivable----------
Other Current Assets----------
Total Current Assets
Property Plant & Equipment214.25B202.99B190.97B179.43B159.26B137.26B126.55B116.99B68.23B64.62B
Accumulated Depreciation56.03B50.22B45.81B42.18B37.05B30.39B26.15B23.86B21.57B19.46B
Net Property Plant & Equipment
Investment & Advances287.39B235.23B181.75B178.21B175.82B139.77B125.17B117.71B126.29B102.24B
Other Non-Current Assets----------
Deferred Charges----------
Deposits & Other Assets68.81B51.44B45.68B52.33B48.38B44.74B43.63B38.02B30.86B31.82B
Total Assets
Notes Payable----------
Accounts Payable173.61B142.18B132.22B136.91B125.15B120.7B115.36B106B94.93B88.8B
Current Portion Long-Term Debt102.59B101.64B84.29B80.21B72.22B62.74B60.38B58.57B37.91B36.88B
Current Portion Capital Leases----------
Accrued Expenses----------
Income Taxes Payable----------
Other Current Liabilities----------
Total Current Liabilities
Deferred Taxes/Income56.61B77.94B63.13B61.24B57.74B44.49B37.8B36.35B19.23B10.28B
Convertible Debt----------
Long-Term Debt----------
Non-Current Capital Leases----------
Other Long-Term Liabilities17.34B12.73B13.99B4.81B5.33B7.93B10.14B8.37B9.27B17.86B
Total Liabilities
Minority Interest---------4.31B
Preferred Stock----------
Common Stock Net8M8M8M8M8M8M8M8M8M8M
Capital Surplus35.69B35.68B35.62B35.57B35.47B37.23B37.81B37.53B27.07B27.13B
Retained Earnings255.79B211.78B187.7B163.62B143.75B124.27B109.45B99.19B86.23B78.17B
Treasury Stock1.76B1.76B1.76B1.76B1.36B1.36B67M---
Other Liabilities62.23B40.66B37.06B45.59B46.62B31.44B21.77B26.2B22.48B3.95B
Shareholders Equity351.95B286.36B258.63B243.03B224.49B191.59B168.96B162.93B135.79B109.27B
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity702.1B620.85B552.26B526.19B484.93B427.45B392.65B372.23B297.12B267.4B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Most investors just check the Berkshire stock price, and Berkshire historical stock prices before investing. While share price is an important factor, one should also look at financials and valuation metrics like the Berkshire PE ratio chart. Below is a brief explanation of common balance sheet terms:

  • Assets: BRK.B total assets, which was at $702.1B for 2017 is a balance sheet item representing value of what Berkshire owns. Assets are brought to aid a firms operations, or to increase its economic value. It must be noted that tech stocks may not have a lot of assets, as the value for these companies is often derived from future earning potential.
  • Liabilities: This item on the balance sheet implies the firm's, in this case Berkshire's, legal obligations including loans, accounts payable, deferred revenue, accrued expenses and mortgages. The total liabilities for BRK.B stock stand at $350.14B.

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