Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) is due to release earnings for 2021 next week, February 18th. This will release earnings for Q4 and full-year results. Investors will be looking out for stock buybacks from the company and Q4 stock market activity. This will include positions increased and decreased, along with new additions. Stock buybacks have recently been the major use of Berkshires cash.
Berkshire’s earnings are tough to predict given the company’s scale and only a handful of analysts have estimates. Buffett advises investors to look at Berkshire’s earnings over longer periods and not to focus too much on a single quarter.
Berkshire Hathaway is the most watched portfolio across the world and earnings provide the stock market world with valuable insight into the broad economic and corporate operating environment.
Warren Buffet has a value approach to investing. This may have seen BRK see less returns since the pandemic lows than the S&P500. However, the start to 2022 has indicated a shift away from growth and into the value world. Buffetts insight into what lays ahead this year will be worth watching out for if you have your money in the market.
Revenue estimates for Q4 are in at $71.46B making total year revenue estimates $294.58B. This will be a rise of 20% from the previous year.