Berkshire Hathaway earnings miss expectations by $487 per share

Berkshire Hathaway’s first quarter earnings are out, and it’s a miss.

On Friday afternoon, Warren Buffett’s conglomerate reported operating earnings of $2,274 per share, missing expectations for earnings of $2,761 according to estimates from Bloomberg.

Revenue for Berkshire’s businesses totaled $52.4 billion, up from $48.65 billion in the first quarter last year.

The company also pegged book value per Class A share at $157,369 as of March 31.

Last weekend, the company held its famous annual meeting in Omaha.

On Friday, Class A shares of the company closed just a hair under $217,000.

(Disclosure: I own a few Class B shares; those settled at around $144 on Friday.)

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