Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)’s Financial Results Comparing With Everest Re Group Ltd. (NYSE:RE)

As Property & Casualty Insurance businesses, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) and Everest Re Group Ltd. (NYSE:RE), are affected by contrast. This especially applies to their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 216 0.91 1.35M 16328.66 0.01
Everest Re Group Ltd. 261 0.16 30.37M 5.87 42.00

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies. Everest Re Group Ltd. has lower earnings, but higher revenue than Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The company with the lower P/E out of the two companies is considered for more affordable of the two firms presently. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s presently lower P/E ratio makes it the more affordable of the two businesses.


Table 2 hightlights the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 624,017.75% 0% 0%
Everest Re Group Ltd. 11,639,136.93% 0% 0%

Analyst Ratings

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Everest Re Group Ltd.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
Everest Re Group Ltd. 0 1 1 2.50

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s upside potential is 10.89% at a $242 average price target. On the other hand, Everest Re Group Ltd.’s potential upside is 2.65% and its average price target is $275. The information presented earlier suggests that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. looks more robust than Everest Re Group Ltd. as far as analyst view.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 0% of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares and 97.4% of Everest Re Group Ltd. shares. Comparatively, Everest Re Group Ltd. has 1.5% of it’s share held by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. -1.22% -4.28% -5.21% -0.26% 3.18% 0.61%
Everest Re Group Ltd. -3.28% -1.53% 4.31% 12.48% 10.24% 13.26%

For the past year Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than Everest Re Group Ltd.


Everest Re Group Ltd. beats on 8 of the 12 factors Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Everest Re Group, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance products. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Reinsurance, International, Bermuda, and Insurance. The U.S. Reinsurance segment writes property and casualty reinsurance; and specialty lines of business, including marine, aviation, surety, and accident and health insurance through reinsurance brokers, as well as directly with ceding companies in the Unites States. The International segment writes foreign property and casualty reinsurance in Canada, Singapore, Brazil, Miami, and New Jersey. The Bermuda segment provides reinsurance and insurance to property and casualty markets through brokers and directly with ceding companies in Bermuda; and reinsurance to the United Kingdom and European markets. The Insurance segment writes property and casualty insurance products directly, as well as through general agents, brokers, and surplus lines brokers in the United States and Canada. The company also provides property and casualty reinsurance and insurance coverages, such as errors and omissions liability, directors' and officers' liability, medical malpractice, and workerÂ’s compensation products. Everest Re Group, Ltd. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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