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

The current PE ratio for Berkshire Hathaway stock as of Jun 21, 2024 is 12.1. This is calculated based on the TTM EPS of $33.84 and the stock price of $409.62 per share. The PE ratio has an increase of 24% from its last 4 quarters average of 9.8.

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 20.49. The current price-to-earnings ratio of 12.1 is 41% 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.

Average
20.49
Median
14.25
Minimum
5.85
Maximum
125.26

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
2023 8.06 N/A
2022 N/A N/A
2021 7.53 -42.25%
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%

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.

3-year avg
21.55
5-year avg
19.89
10-year avg
20.49
15-year avg
19.83

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 WMT and XOM. Berkshire Hathaway is currently trading at a lower PE ratio (12.1) than its peers average of 19.59.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc 12.1 $883.49B
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp 13.57 $436.73B
CVX Chevron Corp 14.22 $286.8B
UNP Union Pacific Corp 21.55 $137.95B
WMT Walmart Inc 29.02 $546.24B
GE General Electric Co 53.15 $179.78B
MMM 3M Co N/A $56.66B
LEE LEE ENTERPRISES Inc N/A $75.19M

Frequently asked questions

What is Berkshire Hathaway's PE ratio?

BRK.B stock has a price to earnings ratio of 12.1 as of Jun 21, 2024.

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 21.55.

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 19.89.

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 41% lower than the 10-year historical average.

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 (Jun 21, 2024), Berkshire Hathaway's share price is $409.62. The company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $33.84. Therefore, Berkshire Hathaway's price to earnings ratio for today is 12.1. PE RATIO(12.1) = STOCK PRICE($409.62) / TTM EPS($33.84)

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