Whitney Tilson: Why I'm Super-Bullish On Berkshire Hathaway, And Betting On A 44% Surge

Whitney Tilson is a longtime Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) bull, and nothing has changed him.

If anything, he’s gotten more bullish, it seems.

In a recent presentation, found via MarketFolly, he breaks down the company and argues that the shares have 44% upside, and could go to 153,600 per class A share.

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First off, let's look at Berkshire's history

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Berkshire owns stakes in many companies, including Coca-Cola, GE, and Wells Fargo. These stakes are worth $1+ billion.

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Here's Berkshire's full capital structure.

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Here's how the company's big insurance and non-insurance businesses are holding up. Check out MidAmerican!

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Insurance profits are heading back to all-time highs.

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But Berkshire is changing.

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Energy and telecom holdings are growing by more than 25% per year

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The purchase of Burlington Northern is unprecedented in the history of Berkshire

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Now, here's where Berkshire has its money tied up.

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And now we get to valuing Berkshire.

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Berkshire continues to kill it, year after year. In his mind, Warren Buffett values Berkshire at a 12x multiple.

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But we'll use a more conservative 10x multiple.

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Berkshire is still undervalued by investors

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Investors could see 44% gains within the next 12 months

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Berkshire will continue its growth through new stock investments, hoarding cash, and trying to regain its AAA rating from Moody's

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Of course, like all investments, there are plenty of risks to be had

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...but all-in-all, Berkshire is a fantastic, safe investment

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