This meeting is to discuss the reason, and the measures to rectify the same. The meeting will be held at our Aquilla Conference Hall, at I understand that we have already completed with the production of the units to be supplied and the packaging of the same is already under process.
To the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: As Berkshire grows, the universe of opportunities that can significantly influence the company's performance constantly shrinks. Wish us luck - we'll need it.
Our outsized gain in book value in resulted from a phenomenon not apt to be repeated: Coca-Cola and Gillette are two of the best companies in the world and we expect their earnings to grow at hefty rates in the years ahead.
Over time, also, the value of our holdings in these stocks should grow in rough proportion. Last year, however, the valuations of these two companies rose far faster than their earnings.
In effect, we got a double-dip benefit, delivered partly by the excellent earnings growth and even more so by the market's reappraisal of these stocks. We believe this reappraisal was warranted. But it can't recur annually: We'll have to settle for a single dip in the future.
I put my mouth where our money was. You've all read of the events that led to my appointment. My decision to take the job carried with it an implicit but important message: Berkshire's operating managers are so outstanding that I knew I could materially reduce the time I was spending at the company and yet remain confident that its economic progress would not skip a beat.
Brown, our latest acquisition, which I will describe later are all masters of their operations and need no help from me. My job is merely to treat them right and to allocate the capital they generate.
Neither function is impeded by my work at Salomon. The role that Charlie and I play in the success of our operating units can be illustrated by a story about George Mira, the one-time quarterback of the University of Miami, and his coach, Andy Gustafson.
Playing Florida and near its goal line, Mira dropped back to pass. He spotted an open receiver but found his right shoulder in the unshakable grasp of a Florida linebacker. The right-handed Mira thereupon switched the ball to his other hand and threw the only left-handed pass of his life - for a touchdown.
As the crowd erupted, Gustafson calmly turned to a reporter and declared: You should note, however, the "interim" in my Salomon title. Berkshire is my first love and one that will never fade: At the Harvard Business School last year, a student asked me when I planned to retire and I replied, "About five to ten years after I die.
In this presentation, amortization of Goodwill and other major purchase-price accounting adjustments are not charged against the specific businesses to which they apply, but are instead aggregated and shown separately.
This procedure lets you view the earnings of our businesses as they would have been reported had we not purchased them. I've explained in past reports why this form of presentation seems to us to be more useful to investors and managers than one utilizing generally accepted accounting principles GAAPwhich require purchase- price adjustments to be made on a business-by-business basis.
The total net earnings we show in the table are, of course, identical to the GAAP total in our audited financial statements. A large amount of additional information about these businesses is given on pageswhere you also will find our segment earnings reported on a GAAP basis.
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