Berkshire Hathaway Inc.—Intercorporate Investments (a)

15 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2008

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Luann J. Lynch

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Josh Burke

affiliation not provided to SSRN


Students are presented with the balance sheet, income statement, and selected footnotes from Berkshire Hathaway's 2004 annual report and are asked to respond to several questions regarding information in the materials. Questions center around the company's classification of its investments as held-to-maturity, available for sale, or trading securities and the effect of the accounting for the company's securities on its balance sheet and income statement. "Berkshire Hathaway—Intercorporate Investments (B)" (UVA-C-2276) can be used as a supplement to this case.



Rev. Apr. 20, 2010

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.—Intercorporate investments (A)

Company Description

Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BH) was a holding company that owned subsidiaries involved in many diverse businesses. The most important of those were property and casualty insurance businesses, although the company owned businesses in other industries as well.


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Keywords: Intercorporate investments, marketable securities

Suggested Citation

Lynch, Luann J. and Burke, Josh, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.—Intercorporate Investments (a). Darden Case No. UVA-C-2240, Available at SSRN:

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