Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)

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Berkshire Hathaway Price to Book Value:

1.477 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 1.477
March 26, 2015 1.472
March 25, 2015 1.477
March 24, 2015 1.477
March 23, 2015 1.488
March 20, 2015 1.486
March 19, 2015 1.484
March 18, 2015 1.496
March 17, 2015 1.488
March 16, 2015 1.494
March 13, 2015 1.478
March 12, 2015 1.497
March 11, 2015 1.480
March 10, 2015 1.480
March 9, 2015 1.501
March 6, 2015 1.489
March 5, 2015 1.494
March 4, 2015 1.481
March 3, 2015 1.491
March 2, 2015 1.50
Feb. 27, 2015 1.506
Feb. 26, 2015 1.513
Feb. 25, 2015 1.517
Feb. 24, 2015 1.521
Feb. 23, 2015 1.504
   
Feb. 20, 2015 1.519
Feb. 19, 2015 1.508
Feb. 18, 2015 1.517
Feb. 17, 2015 1.520
Feb. 13, 2015 1.515
Feb. 12, 2015 1.528
Feb. 11, 2015 1.527
Feb. 10, 2015 1.532
Feb. 9, 2015 1.525
Feb. 6, 2015 1.531
Feb. 5, 2015 1.528
Feb. 4, 2015 1.504
Feb. 3, 2015 1.512
Feb. 2, 2015 1.498
Jan. 30, 2015 1.469
Jan. 29, 2015 1.497
Jan. 28, 2015 1.478
Jan. 27, 2015 1.508
Jan. 26, 2015 1.526
Jan. 23, 2015 1.523
Jan. 22, 2015 1.531
Jan. 21, 2015 1.504
Jan. 20, 2015 1.515
Jan. 16, 2015 1.522
Jan. 15, 2015 1.508

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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BRK.A Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Wells Fargo 1.688
American Express 3.844
IBM 13.36

BRK.A Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.009 Sep 22 2011
Maximum 1.579 Dec 18 2014
Average 1.297

BRK.A Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("BRK.A", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("BRK.A", "price_to_book_value", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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