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September 18, 2020

how warren buffett measures profit performance

Measuring profit performance

In his 1977 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett said that “most companies define ‘record’ earnings as a new high in earnings per share”. This measure is not appropriate in Mr Buffett’s views. “Since businesses customarily add from year to year to their equity base, we find nothing particularly noteworthy in a management performance combining,

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