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Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2022

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

0.625% Senior Notes due 2023

1.300% Senior Notes due 2024

0.000% Senior Notes due 2025

1.125% Senior Notes due 2027

2.150% Senior Notes due 2028

1.500% Senior Notes due 2030

2.000% Senior Notes due 2034

1.625% Senior Notes due 2035

2.375% Senior Notes due 2039

0.500% Senior Notes due 2041

2.625% Senior Notes due 2059

BRK.A

BRK.B

BRK23

BRK23A

BRK24

BRK25

BRK27

BRK28

BRK30

BRK34

BRK35

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

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 July 26, 2022:

Class A —

599,924 

Class B —

1,301,126,370  

 

 


 

 

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

 

 

Page No.

 

 

Part I – Financial Information

 

 

 

Item 1.  Financial Statements

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets—June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021

2-3

 

Consolidated Statements of Earnings—Second Quarter and First Six Months 2022 and 2021

4

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income—Second Quarter and First Six Months 2022 and 2021

5

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity—Second Quarter and First Six Months 2022 and 2021

5

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows—First Six Months 2022 and 2021

6

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

7-23

Item 2.

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

24-43

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

43

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

43

 

 

Part II – Other Information

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

43

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

43

Item 2.

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

44

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

44

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

44

Item 5.

Other Information

44

Item 6.

Exhibits

45

 

 

Signature

45

 

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Part I Financial Information

Item 1. Financial Statements

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in millions)

 

 

June 30,

2022

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance and Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents*

$

26,534

 

 

$

85,319

 

Short-term investments in U.S. Treasury Bills

 

74,803

 

 

 

58,535

 

Investments in fixed maturity securities

 

21,136

 

 

 

16,434

 

Investments in equity securities

 

327,662

 

 

 

350,719

 

Equity method investments

 

17,494

 

 

 

17,375

 

Loans and finance receivables

 

21,877

 

 

 

20,751

 

Other receivables

 

39,678

 

 

 

35,388

 

Inventories

 

24,560

 

 

 

20,954

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

20,517

 

 

 

20,834

 

Equipment held for lease

 

15,125

 

 

 

14,918

 

Goodwill

 

46,951

 

 

 

47,117

 

Other intangible assets

 

27,992

 

 

 

28,486

 

Deferred charges - retroactive reinsurance

 

10,213

 

 

 

10,639

 

Other

 

16,302

 

 

 

15,854

 

 

 

690,844

 

 

 

743,323

 

Railroad, Utilities and Energy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents*

 

4,074

 

 

 

2,865

 

Receivables

 

4,815

 

 

 

4,177

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

156,771

 

 

 

155,530

 

Goodwill

 

26,667

 

 

 

26,758

 

Regulatory assets

 

4,259

 

 

 

3,963

 

Other

 

22,430

 

 

 

22,168

 

 

 

219,016

 

 

 

215,461

 

 

$

909,860

 

 

$

958,784

 

*

Includes U.S. Treasury Bills with maturities of three months or less when purchased of $1.4 billion at June 30, 2022 and $61.7 billion at December 31, 2021.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in millions)

 

 

June 30,

2022

 

 

December 31,

2021

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance and Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses

$

88,560

 

 

$

86,664

 

Unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses under retroactive reinsurance contracts

 

37,234

 

 

 

38,256

 

Unearned premiums

 

25,727

 

 

 

23,512

 

Life, annuity and health insurance benefits

 

22,562

 

 

 

22,452

 

Other policyholder liabilities

 

8,998

 

 

 

9,330

 

Accounts payable, accruals and other liabilities

 

31,387

 

 

 

30,376

 

Aircraft repurchase liabilities and unearned lease revenues

 

5,907

 

 

 

5,849

 

Notes payable and other borrowings

 

42,640

 

 

 

39,272

 

 

 

263,015

 

 

 

255,711

 

Railroad, Utilities and Energy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable, accruals and other liabilities

 

16,193

 

 

 

15,696

 

Regulatory liabilities

 

7,290

 

 

 

7,214

 

Notes payable and other borrowings

 

76,441

 

 

 

74,990

 

 

 

99,924

 

 

 

97,900

 

Income taxes, principally deferred

 

77,268

 

 

 

90,243

 

Total liabilities

 

440,207

 

 

 

443,854

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

8

 

 

 

8

 

Capital in excess of par value

 

35,204

 

 

 

35,592

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

(6,175

)

 

 

(4,027

)

Retained earnings

 

496,126

 

 

 

534,421

 

Treasury stock, at cost

 

(63,934

)

 

 

(59,795

)

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ equity

 

461,229

 

 

 

506,199

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

8,424

 

 

 

8,731

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

469,653

 

 

 

514,930

 

 

$

909,860

 

 

$

958,784

 

 

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)

 

 

Second Quarter

 

 

First Six Months

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance and Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance premiums earned

$

18,087

 

 

$

17,163

 

 

$

35,579

 

 

$

33,587

 

Sales and service revenues

 

40,220

 

 

 

36,743

 

 

 

78,082

 

 

 

70,441

 

Leasing revenues

 

1,887

 

 

 

1,447

 

 

 

3,559

 

 

 

2,771

 

Interest, dividend and other investment income

 

2,861

 

 

 

1,898

 

 

 

4,723

 

 

 

3,749

 

 

 

63,055

 

 

 

57,251

 

 

 

121,943

 

 

 

110,548

 

Railroad, Utilities and Energy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freight rail transportation revenues

 

6,612

 

 

 

5,778

 

 

 

12,556

 

 

 

11,156

 

Energy operating revenues

 

4,935

 

 

 

4,302

 

 

 

9,753

 

 

 

9,150

 

Service revenues and other income

 

1,578

 

 

 

1,783

 

 

 

2,738

 

 

 

2,859

 

 

 

13,125

 

 

 

11,863

 

 

 

25,047

 

 

 

23,165

 

Total revenues

 

76,180

 

 

 

69,114

 

 

 

146,990

 

 

 

133,713

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment and derivative contract gains (losses)

 

(66,919

)

 

 

27,394

 

 

 

(68,897

)

 

 

33,094

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance and Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses

 

13,620

 

 

 

12,175

 

 

 

26,952

 

 

 

23,139

 

Life, annuity and health insurance benefits

 

1,282

 

 

 

1,459

 

 

 

2,605

 

 

 

2,939

 

Insurance underwriting expenses

 

2,461

 

 

 

3,065

 

 

 

5,228

 

 

 

6,079

 

Cost of sales and services

 

31,633

 

 

 

28,761

 

 

 

61,418

 

 

 

55,291

 

Cost of leasing

 

1,498

 

 

 

982

 

 

 

2,730

 

 

 

1,864

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

3,762

 

 

 

5,045

 

 

 

8,013

 

 

 

8,955

 

Interest expense

 

302

 

 

 

298

 

 

 

566

 

 

 

574

 

 

 

54,558

 

 

 

51,785

 

 

 

107,512

 

 

 

98,841

 

Railroad, Utilities and Energy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freight rail transportation expenses

 

4,260

 

 

 

3,588

 

 

 

8,185

 

 

 

7,098

 

Utilities and energy cost of sales and other expenses

 

3,844

 

 

 

3,220

 

 

 

7,435

 

 

 

6,809

 

Other expenses

 

1,527

 

 

 

1,563

 

 

 

2,683

 

 

 

2,656

 

Interest expense

 

785

 

 

 

778

 

 

 

1,555

 

 

 

1,552

 

 

 

10,416

 

 

 

9,149

 

 

 

19,858

 

 

 

18,115

 

Total costs and expenses

 

64,974

 

 

 

60,934

 

 

 

127,370

 

 

 

116,956

 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes and equity method earnings

 

(55,713

)

 

 

35,574

 

 

 

(49,277

)

 

 

49,851

 

Equity method earnings

 

231

 

 

 

147

 

 

 

607

 

 

 

398

 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes

 

(55,482

)

 

 

35,721

 

 

 

(48,670

)

 

 

50,249

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

(12,106

)

 

 

7,296

 

 

 

(