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FORM 10-Q

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                  to

Commission file number 001-14905

 

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

47-0813844

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

3555 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68131

(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)

(402) 346-1400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbols

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

 

Class A Common Stock

Class B Common Stock

0.750% Senior Notes due 2023

1.125% Senior Notes due 2027

1.625% Senior Notes due 2035

1.300% Senior Notes due 2024

2.150% Senior Notes due 2028

0.625% Senior Notes due 2023

0.000% Senior Notes due 2025

2.375% Senior Notes due 2039

0.500% Senior Notes due 2041

2.625% Senior Notes due 2059

 

BRK.A

BRK.B

BRK23

BRK27

BRK35

BRK24

BRK28

BRK23A

BRK25

BRK39

BRK41

BRK59

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

 

 

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the Registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes      No  

Number of shares of common stock outstanding as of October 27, 2021:

Class A —

619,938 

Class B —

1,303,476,707  

 

 


 

 

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

 

 

Page No.

 

 

Part I – Financial Information

 

 

 

Item 1.  Financial Statements

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets—September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

2-3

 

Consolidated Statements of Earnings—Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2021 and 2020

4

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income—Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2021 and 2020

5

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity—Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2021 and 2020

6

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows—First Nine Months 2021 and 2020

7

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

8-24

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

25-45

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

45

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

45

 

 

Part II – Other Information

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

45

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

45

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds and Issuer Repurchases of Equity Securities

46

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

46

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

46

Item 5.

Other Information

46

Item 6.

Exhibits

47

 

 

Signature

47

 

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Part I Financial Information

Item 1. Financial Statements

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in millions)

 

 

September 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance and Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents*

$

65,156

 

 

$

44,714

 

Short-term investments in U.S. Treasury Bills

 

79,209

 

 

 

90,300

 

Investments in fixed maturity securities

 

18,125

 

 

 

20,410

 

Investments in equity securities

 

310,739

 

 

 

281,170

 

Equity method investments

 

16,658

 

 

 

17,303

 

Loans and finance receivables

 

20,397

 

 

 

19,201

 

Other receivables

 

37,277

 

 

 

32,310

 

Inventories

 

20,191

 

 

 

19,208

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

20,722

 

 

 

21,200

 

Equipment held for lease

 

14,752

 

 

 

14,601

 

Goodwill

 

47,090

 

 

 

47,121

 

Other intangible assets

 

28,643

 

 

 

29,462

 

Deferred charges under retroactive reinsurance contracts

 

11,732

 

 

 

12,441

 

Other

 

16,301

 

 

 

14,580

 

 

 

706,992

 

 

 

664,021

 

Railroad, Utilities and Energy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents*

 

4,833

 

 

 

3,276

 

Receivables

 

4,324

 

 

 

3,542

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

153,401

 

 

 

151,216

 

Goodwill

 

26,680

 

 

 

26,613

 

Regulatory assets

 

3,842

 

 

 

3,440

 

Other

 

20,686

 

 

 

21,621

 

 

 

213,766

 

 

 

209,708

 

 

$

920,758

 

 

$

873,729

 

*

Includes U.S. Treasury Bills with maturities of three months or less when purchased of $37.9 billion at September 30, 2021 and $23.2 billion at December 31, 2020.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in millions)

 

 

September 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance and Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses

$

85,754

 

 

$

79,854

 

Unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses under retroactive reinsurance contracts

 

39,721

 

 

 

40,966

 

Unearned premiums

 

25,239

 

 

 

21,395

 

Life, annuity and health insurance benefits

 

22,409

 

 

 

21,616

 

Other policyholder liabilities

 

8,863

 

 

 

8,670

 

Accounts payable, accruals and other liabilities

 

31,154

 

 

 

29,279

 

Derivative contract liabilities

 

286

 

 

 

1,065

 

Aircraft repurchase liabilities and unearned lease revenues

 

5,840

 

 

 

5,856

 

Notes payable and other borrowings

 

39,645

 

 

 

41,522

 

 

 

258,911

 

 

 

250,223

 

Railroad, Utilities and Energy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable, accruals and other liabilities

 

15,978

 

 

 

15,224

 

Regulatory liabilities

 

7,226

 

 

 

7,475

 

Notes payable and other borrowings

 

75,320

 

 

 

75,373

 

 

 

98,524

 

 

 

98,072

 

Income taxes, principally deferred

 

82,248

 

 

 

74,098

 

Total liabilities

 

439,683

 

 

 

422,393

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

8

 

 

 

8

 

Capital in excess of par value

 

35,603

 

 

 

35,626

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

(4,834

)

 

 

(4,243

)

Retained earnings

 

494,775

 

 

 

444,626

 

Treasury stock, at cost

 

(53,072

)

 

 

(32,853

)

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ equity

 

472,480

 

 

 

443,164

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

8,595

 

 

 

8,172

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

481,075

 

 

 

451,336

 

 

$

920,758

 

 

$

873,729

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

3


 

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(dollars in millions except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Third Quarter

 

 

First Nine Months

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance and Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance premiums earned

$

17,727

 

 

$

15,913

 

 

$

51,314

 

 

$

47,256

 

Sales and service revenues

 

36,722

 

 

 

32,703

 

 

 

107,163

 

 

 

93,332

 

Leasing revenues

 

1,565

 

 

 

1,316

 

 

 

4,336

 

 

 

3,905

 

Interest, dividend and other investment income

 

1,795

 

 

 

1,717

 

 

 

5,544

 

 

 

6,143

 

 

 

57,809

 

 

 

51,649

 

 

 

168,357

 

 

 

150,636

 

Railroad, Utilities and Energy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freight rail transportation revenues

 

5,761

 

 

 

5,148

 

 

 

16,917

 

 

 

15,101

 

Energy operating revenues

 

5,225

 

 

 

4,451

 

 

 

14,375

 

 

 

11,504

 

Service revenues and other income

 

1,788

 

 

 

1,776

 

 

 

4,647

 

 

 

3,888

 

 

 

12,774

 

 

 

11,375

 

 

 

35,939

 

 

 

30,493

 

Total revenues

 

70,583

 

 

 

63,024

 

 

 

204,296

 

 

 

181,129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment and derivative contract gains

 

4,921

 

 

 

31,582

 

 

 

38,015

 

 

 

1,392

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance and Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses

 

13,939

 

 

 

11,667

 

 

 

37,078

 

 

 

32,712

 

Life, annuity and health insurance benefits

 

1,568

 

 

 

1,311

 

 

 

4,507

 

 

 

4,101

 

Insurance underwriting expenses

 

3,239

 

 

 

3,228

 

 

 

9,318

 

 

 

9,219

 

Cost of sales and services

 

28,984

 

 

 

25,957

 

 

 

84,275

 

 

 

74,565

 

Cost of leasing

 

1,116

 

 

 

854

 

 

 

2,980

 

 

 

2,605

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

4,889

 

 

 

5,181

 

 

 

13,844

 

 

 

14,304

 

Goodwill and intangible asset impairments

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,659

 

Interest expense

 

286

 

 

 

263

 

 

 

860

 

 

 

817

 

 

 

54,021

 

 

 

48,486

 

 

 

152,862

 

 

 

148,982

 

Railroad, Utilities and Energy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freight rail transportation expenses

 

3,527

 

 

 

3,161

 

 

 

10,625

 

 

 

9,625

 

Utilities and energy cost of sales and other expenses

 

3,497

 

 

 

3,101

 

 

 

10,306

 

 

 

8,326

 

Other expenses

 

1,582

 

 

 

1,481

 

 

 

4,238

 

 

 

3,422

 

Interest expense