Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)

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144.60 +0.25  +0.17% NYSE Jul 22, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Berkshire Hathaway Price to Book Value:

1.378 for July 22, 2016
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July 22, 2016 1.378
July 21, 2016 1.375
July 20, 2016 1.393
July 19, 2016 1.400
July 18, 2016 1.396
July 15, 2016 1.391
July 14, 2016 1.388
July 13, 2016 1.390
July 12, 2016 1.378
July 11, 2016 1.371
July 8, 2016 1.369
July 7, 2016 1.352
July 6, 2016 1.358
July 5, 2016 1.355
July 1, 2016 1.372
June 30, 2016 1.380
June 29, 2016 1.354
June 28, 2016 1.336
June 27, 2016 1.320
June 24, 2016 1.331
June 23, 2016 1.391
June 22, 2016 1.371
June 21, 2016 1.367
June 20, 2016 1.350
June 17, 2016 1.341
   
June 16, 2016 1.353
June 15, 2016 1.338
June 14, 2016 1.346
June 13, 2016 1.343
June 10, 2016 1.351
June 9, 2016 1.355
June 8, 2016 1.358
June 7, 2016 1.347
June 6, 2016 1.351
June 3, 2016 1.345
June 2, 2016 1.354
June 1, 2016 1.353
May 31, 2016 1.339
May 27, 2016 1.366
May 26, 2016 1.363
May 25, 2016 1.373
May 24, 2016 1.369
May 23, 2016 1.348
May 20, 2016 1.351
May 19, 2016 1.341
May 18, 2016 1.348
May 17, 2016 1.337
May 16, 2016 1.351
May 13, 2016 1.347
May 12, 2016 1.365

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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 Gr 0.6905
Wells Fargo 1.387
Hartford Financial 0.9724

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

Minimum 0.9986 Sep 22 2011
Maximum 1.577 Dec 18 2014
Average 1.312

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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