Warren Buffett shares his fresh economic insights and value investment strategies at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder forum.
Daphne Basel

2018-05-05 07:33:00 Sat ET

Warren Buffett shares his fresh economic insights and value investment strategies at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder forum in May 2018 despite the new GAAP accounting rule that has led to a $1.14 billion net loss for the Buffett-Munger stock portfolio. Berkshire reports a $1.14 billion loss in 2018Q1 or its first net loss since 2009 due to an esoteric GAAP accounting rule that Buffett considers a nightmare. The firm also reports an operating profit of 48.7% year-over-year. The new GAAP rule suggests that the change in investment gains and losses must be shown in all net income figures. This requirement produces some wild and capricious gyrations in the GAAP bottom-line.

Berkshire owns $170 billion tradable stocks, and the market values of these stock positions can easily fluctuate by $10 billion or more within each quarter. Including gyrations of such magnitude in net income swamps the more important numbers that better describe Berkshire Hathaway's true operating performance. Buffett thus pierces the key GAAP veil for Berkshire investors to better assess the fundamental intrinsic value of each stock position. Buffett continues his active interest in small-to-mid-cap profitable value stocks that inject capital conservatively in both capital equipment and balance sheet expansion.

 


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