Berkshire Hathaway
BRK-B
#7
Rank
$590.44 B
Marketcap
$267.77
Share price
-0.28%
Change (1 day)
-3.63%
Change (1 year)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American holding company, whose conglomerate includes over 80 companies with activities spanning a wide range of business areas, including insurance and reinsurance, rail freight, energy supply, financial services, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail. The chairman is the major US investor and multi-billionaire Warren Buffett.

P/E ratio for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B)

P/E ratio as of September 2022 (TTM): -589

According to Berkshire Hathaway 's latest financial reports and stock price the company's current price-to-earnings ratio (TTM) is -588.935. At the end of 2021 the company had a P/E ratio of 7.57.

P/E ratio history for Berkshire Hathaway from 2001 to 2022

PE ratio at the end of each year

Year P/E ratio Change
20217.57-41.41%
202012.990.07%
20196.80-94.54%
20181241042.98%
201710.9-34.82%
201616.722.39%
201513.6-27.71%
201418.926.27%
201314.9-4.05%
201215.6-15.43%
201118.422.58%
201015.0-20.95%
200919.0-33.17%
200828.475.95%
200716.24.98%
200615.4-3.19%
200515.9-14.77%
200418.717.29%
200315.9-38.76%
200226.0-81.84%
2001143

How to read a P/E ratio?

The Price/Earnings ratio measures the relationship between a company's stock price and its earnings per share. A low but positive P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating high earnings compared to its current valuation and might be undervalued. A company with a high negative (near 0) P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating heavy losses compared to its current valuation.

Companies with a P/E ratio over 30 or a negative one are generaly seen as "growth stocks" meaning that investors typically expect the company to grow or to become profitable in the future.
Companies with a positive P/E ratio bellow 10 are generally seen as "value stocks" meaning that the company is already very profitable and unlikely to strong growth in the future.