Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.B)


Berkshire Hathaway Inc is an American conglomerate and a holding company with interests in a multitude of businesses.

The Nebraska-domiciled company owns and operates through diversified subsidiaries engaged in several business activities such as property insurance, casualty insurance, reinsurance, utilities and energy, rail transportation of goods, finance, retailing, manufacture, and other related services.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc operates through the following segments:

• Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group
• Service and Retailing businesses
• Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) LLC
• Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company
• McLane Company
• Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group
• Manufacturing Businesses

GEICO Segment

The segment mainly deals with private passenger automobile insurance in the United States and Columbia, primarily through direct response methods. In addition, GEICO and its platform of companies provide insurance for recreational vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, small commercial fleets, and boats through its insurance subsidiaries.

Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group

The firm offers and manages reinsurance of the companies that experience losses and exceeds a specific limit, quota-share reinsurance, and facultative reinsurance globally through this unit.

Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group

The segment focuses on providing various insurance coverages, including property and casualty insurances across the United States. The group comprises a platform of independently insurance management firms.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Segment

The firm provides its service in railroad transportation management systems across North America. The Texas-based company moves various products and commodities across Western, Pacific Northwest, Midwest, Southeastern and Southwestern regions and ports of the United States.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company

The holding company owns a 91.1 per cent stake in the global energy firm: Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company. The company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the energy sector and deals in the distribution of electricity, gas and utility, power generation, etc.

McLane Company

McLane provides wholesale distribution services to wholesale clubs, discount retailers, drug stores, convenience stores, quick-service restaurants, military bases, casual dining restaurants, etc.

Manufacturing Segment

The Nebraska-based company operates through numerous manufacturing companies, grouped into industrial products, consumer products, and building products. The company owns over 20 diversified companies under the segment.

Service and Retailing Segment

The unit is engaged in the aviation and automobile sector operations, which includes shared ownership of aircraft, training of aircraft pilots, and the distribution of electrical components. In addition, however, this segment also provides its services in other retailing services like leasing of furniture and trailers, automobile dealerships, etc.

In addition, the Nebraska-based company operates through service businesses such as media businesses like television and information distribution, franchising and servicing of quick-service restaurants and logistics businesses.

The Class B common stocks trade on the New York under trading symbol 'BRK-B'.

Contact Information

company address 3555 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska

company phone(402) 346-1400

company website

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