Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)

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319900.0 -338.00  -0.11% NYSE Jan 22, 08:51 Delayed 2m USD

Berkshire Hathaway Price to Book Value:

1.707 for Jan. 22, 2018
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Jan. 22, 2018 1.707
Jan. 19, 2018 1.709
Jan. 18, 2018 1.707
Jan. 17, 2018 1.715
Jan. 16, 2018 1.682
Jan. 12, 2018 1.682
Jan. 11, 2018 1.654
Jan. 10, 2018 1.645
Jan. 9, 2018 1.625
Jan. 8, 2018 1.623
Jan. 5, 2018 1.609
Jan. 4, 2018 1.603
Jan. 3, 2018 1.600
Jan. 2, 2018 1.578
Dec. 29, 2017 1.588
Dec. 28, 2017 1.596
Dec. 27, 2017 1.591
Dec. 26, 2017 1.581
Dec. 22, 2017 1.581
Dec. 21, 2017 1.591
Dec. 20, 2017 1.582
Dec. 19, 2017 1.585
Dec. 18, 2017 1.597
Dec. 15, 2017 1.581
Dec. 14, 2017 1.578
Dec. 13, 2017 1.580
   
Dec. 12, 2017 1.593
Dec. 11, 2017 1.576
Dec. 8, 2017 1.571
Dec. 7, 2017 1.569
Dec. 6, 2017 1.569
Dec. 5, 2017 1.569
Dec. 4, 2017 1.577
Dec. 1, 2017 1.553
Nov. 30, 2017 1.555
Nov. 29, 2017 1.520
Nov. 28, 2017 1.496
Nov. 27, 2017 1.474
Nov. 24, 2017 1.464
Nov. 22, 2017 1.467
Nov. 21, 2017 1.467
Nov. 20, 2017 1.451
Nov. 17, 2017 1.448
Nov. 16, 2017 1.455
Nov. 15, 2017 1.455
Nov. 14, 2017 1.466
Nov. 13, 2017 1.474
Nov. 10, 2017 1.471
Nov. 9, 2017 1.476
Nov. 8, 2017 1.476
Nov. 7, 2017 1.490

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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

Benchmarks
Berkshire Hathaway 1.707
Bank of America 1.329
Wells Fargo 1.708

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

Minimum 1.203 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.715 Jan 17 2018
Average 1.402

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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