Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)

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135.74 -0.49  -0.36% NYSE Aug 28, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Berkshire Hathaway Price to Book Value:

1.353 for Aug. 28, 2015

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Aug. 28, 2015 1.353
Aug. 27, 2015 1.358
Aug. 26, 2015 1.322
Aug. 25, 2015 1.273
Aug. 24, 2015 1.292
Aug. 21, 2015 1.338
Aug. 20, 2015 1.380
Aug. 19, 2015 1.400
Aug. 18, 2015 1.409
Aug. 17, 2015 1.419
Aug. 14, 2015 1.421
Aug. 13, 2015 1.415
Aug. 12, 2015 1.412
Aug. 11, 2015 1.423
Aug. 10, 2015 1.430
Aug. 7, 2015 1.431
Aug. 6, 2015 1.429
Aug. 5, 2015 1.430
Aug. 4, 2015 1.422
Aug. 3, 2015 1.419
July 31, 2015 1.423
July 30, 2015 1.424
July 29, 2015 1.424
July 28, 2015 1.428
July 27, 2015 1.403
   
July 24, 2015 1.408
July 23, 2015 1.417
July 22, 2015 1.430
July 21, 2015 1.431
July 20, 2015 1.440
July 17, 2015 1.434
July 16, 2015 1.434
July 15, 2015 1.421
July 14, 2015 1.406
July 13, 2015 1.409
July 10, 2015 1.393
July 9, 2015 1.378
July 8, 2015 1.364
July 7, 2015 1.380
July 6, 2015 1.364
July 2, 2015 1.369
July 1, 2015 1.371
June 30, 2015 1.357
June 29, 2015 1.386
June 26, 2015 1.420
June 25, 2015 1.416
June 24, 2015 1.423
June 23, 2015 1.435
June 22, 2015 1.437
June 19, 2015 1.432

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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.B Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
American International 0.757
American Express 3.507
Wells Fargo 1.637

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

Minimum 0.9986 Sep 22 2011
Maximum 1.577 Dec 18 2014
Average 1.306

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

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