Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)

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218230.0 -770.00  -0.35% NYSE Apr 29, 21:57 Delayed 2m USD

Berkshire Hathaway Price to Book Value:

1.401 for April 29, 2016
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April 29, 2016 1.401
April 28, 2016 1.402
April 27, 2016 1.417
April 26, 2016 1.410
April 25, 2016 1.403
April 22, 2016 1.402
April 21, 2016 1.391
April 20, 2016 1.401
April 19, 2016 1.401
April 18, 2016 1.386
April 15, 2016 1.376
April 14, 2016 1.380
April 13, 2016 1.383
April 12, 2016 1.367
April 11, 2016 1.354
April 8, 2016 1.355
April 7, 2016 1.353
April 6, 2016 1.363
April 5, 2016 1.359
April 4, 2016 1.376
April 1, 2016 1.380
March 31, 2016 1.366
March 30, 2016 1.370
March 29, 2016 1.362
March 28, 2016 1.357
   
March 24, 2016 1.347
March 23, 2016 1.352
March 22, 2016 1.365
March 21, 2016 1.365
March 18, 2016 1.365
March 17, 2016 1.367
March 16, 2016 1.345
March 15, 2016 1.350
March 14, 2016 1.346
March 11, 2016 1.354
March 10, 2016 1.338
March 9, 2016 1.339
March 8, 2016 1.331
March 7, 2016 1.334
March 4, 2016 1.330
March 3, 2016 1.318
March 2, 2016 1.315
March 1, 2016 1.315
Feb. 29, 2016 1.296
Feb. 26, 2016 1.268
Feb. 25, 2016 1.273
Feb. 24, 2016 1.257
Feb. 23, 2016 1.257
Feb. 22, 2016 1.271
Feb. 19, 2016 1.262

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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
American International Gr 0.7156
American Express 3.002
Wells Fargo 1.486

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

Minimum 1.009 Sep 22 2011
Maximum 1.579 Dec 18 2014
Average 1.306

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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