Berkshire Hathaway Inc. operates in the Fire, marine, and casualty insurance sector.
In addition to historical fundamental analyses, the complete report available to purchase compares Berkshire Hathaway Inc. with three other
companies in this sector in the United States:
sales of $118.91 billion
of which 60%
American International Group, Inc.
of which 46%
was AIG Life and Retirement), and
Zurich Insurance Group Limited
of which 48%
was Life Insurance).
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reported sales of $222.85 billion
December of 2016.
increase of 6.2%
versus 2015, when the company's sales were $209.85 billion.
Sales at Berkshire Hathaway Inc. have increased during each of the previous five years
(and since 2011, sales have increased a total of 52%).
Sales of Manufacturing Businesses saw an increase
that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up
28.7% in 2016, from
$36.14 billion to $46.51 billion.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. also saw significant increases in sales in
Insurance Group (up 9.9% to $50.40 billion)
Service and Retailing (up 8.6% to $25.48 billion)
Finance and Financial Products (up 10.2% to $7.68 billion)
Not all segments of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. experienced an increase in sales in 2016:
sales of Reconciliation fell 22.0% to $7.78 billion.
(However, this segment's sales were only a very small portion of the company's overall sales).
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. also experienced decreases in sales in
Mclane Company (down 0.3% to $48.08 billion)
Bnsf (down 9.7% to $19.83 billion)
Berkshire Hathway Energy Company (down 2.0% to $17.86 billion)