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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Company Snapshot
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: Allianz SE (2016 sales of $118.96 billion of which 60% was Life/Health), American International Group, Inc. ($52.85 billion of which 46% was AIG Life and Retirement), and Zurich Insurance Group Limited ($67.33 billion of which 48% was Life Insurance).

Sales Analysis. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reported sales of $222.85 billion for the year ending December of 2016. This represents an 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) and Service and Retailing (up 8.6% to $25.48 billion) and 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) and Bnsf (down 9.7% to $19.83 billion) and Berkshire Hathway Energy Company (down 2.0% to $17.86 billion) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (11/10/2017): 275,660
(Figures in U.S. Dollars)
1 Week -1.7%   13 Weeks -1.8%  
4 Weeks 4.8%   52 Weeks 17.4%  
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Key Data:
  Ticker: BRK.A Country: United States
  Exchanges: NYSE FRA Major Industry: Diversified Financials
    Sub Industry: Fire, Marine, & Casualty Insurance
  2016 Sales 222,853,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2017).
Employees: 367,700
  Currency: U.S. Dollars Market Cap: 453,382,412,560
  Fiscal Yr Ends: December Shares Outstanding: 1,644,716
  Share Type: Class A Closely Held Shares: 438,078
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