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BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The current PE ratio for Berkshire Hathaway stock as of Oct 2, 2023 is 8.75. This is calculated based on the TTM EPS of $39.77 and the stock price of $348.08 per share.

BRK.B PE ratio history

How has BRK.B's PE ratio performed in the past

The average historical PE ratio of Berkshire Hathaway for the last ten years is 21.02. The current price-to-earnings ratio of 8.75 is 58% less than the historical average. Analyzing the last ten years, BRK.B's PE ratio reached its highest point in the Dec 2018 quarter at 125.26, when the price was $204.18 and the EPS was $1.63. The lowest point was recorded in the Mar 2021 quarter, when it reached 5.85 with a price of $255.47 and an EPS of $43.64.


Berkshire Hathaway PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 1,051.29% in 2018

Maximum annual decrease: -94.56% in 2019

Year PE ratio Change
2022 N/A N/A
2021 7.54 -42.18%
2020 13.04 91.2%
2019 6.82 -94.56%
2018 125.26 1,051.29%
2017 10.88 -34.85%
2016 16.7 23.61%
2015 13.51 -27.4%
2014 18.61 23.82%
2013 15.03 0.2%

BRK.B average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of BRK.B for the past years

The current PE ratio of BRK.B is under its 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

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BRK.B PE vs peers

What is BRK.B's PE ratio compared to its peers

BRK.B's PE ratio is below its peer stocks XOM and WMT. Berkshire Hathaway is currently trading at a lower PE ratio (8.75) than its peers average of 16.38.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc 8.64 $750.47B
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp 9.26 $463.33B
CVX Chevron Corp 10.52 $311.46B
GE General Electric Co 12.74 $117.14B
UNP Union Pacific Corp 18.55 $124.16B
WMT Walmart Inc 30.64 $428.9B
MMM 3M Co N/A $49B

Frequently asked questions

What is Berkshire Hathaway's PE ratio?

BRK.B stock has a price to earnings ratio of 8.75 as of Oct 2, 2023.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)?

Over the last 3 years, the average PE ratio for BRK.B stock is 22.47.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)?

Over the last 5 years, the average PE ratio for BRK.B stock is 27.62.

What is the highest PE ratio for BRK.B?

The highest quarterly PE ratio in the last ten years has been 125.26 and it was in the Dec 2018 quarter.

How does the current PE ratio for BRK.B compare to its historical average?

The current PE ratio of BRK.B is 58% lower than the 10-year historical average.

Why is Berkshire Hathaway's PE ratio so low?

BRK.B's PE ratio of 8.75 is considered low because the company's stock price is trading at a lower multiple of earnings.

How is BRK.B's PE ratio calculated (Berkshire Hathaway PE ratio formula)?

The P/E ratio is calculated by taking the latest stock price and dividing it by the earnings per share(EPS) for the last 12 months. As of today (Oct 2, 2023), Berkshire Hathaway's share price is $348.08. The company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Jun 2023 is $39.77. Therefore, Berkshire Hathaway's price to earnings ratio for today is 8.75. PE RATIO(8.75) = STOCK PRICE($348.08) / TTM EPS($39.77)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.