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April 23, 2018

Repurchase program

Berkshire Hathaway repurchase program

In a September 26, 2011, news release, Berkshire Hathaway announced, to the surprise of many, a program to repurchase Class A and Class B shares of Berkshire. Here is an insight into Warren Buffett’s thinking about share repurchase. In his annual letter (March 1, 2000) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders for Year 1999, he said, among

Warren Buffett on retained earnings and repurchase program

Berkshire Hathaway’s belief in retaining earnings as a way to strengthen its business can be seen in this excerpt from Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders (February 26, 2011) for Year 2010: “Furthermore, not a dime of cash has left Berkshire for dividends or share repurchases during the past 40 years. Instead, we have retained all

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