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Friday, February 22, 2013

ISTOCKANALYST: Warren Buffett's Latest Buys And Sells | Berkshire Hathaway Q4/2012 Fund Portfolio


 February 21, 2013 03:22 PM


Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway Q4/2012 Fund Investing Strategies By Dividend Yield – Stock Capital, Investment. Warren Buffett is not only a wealthy investor; he is a person who inspired others.


In my blog, I publish on a regular basis a snapshot of Warren's latest activities on the market. I personally watch closely what he is doing. 
Sometimes we have the same ideas and sometimes I got some new ones from his latest stock buys and sells.

Linked is a current portfolio update of Warren Buffett's - Berkshire Hathaway - portfolio movements as of Q4/2012 (December 31, 2012). In total, he has 41 stocks with a total portfolio worth of USD 75.3 billion. Buffett bought two new companies and added ten additional stocks to his fund. The most important buy was Wells Fargo and DaVita HealthCare Partners. Both stocks affected his portfolio by more than 0.5 percent.

In return, Buffet reduced three stocks. The biggest changer on the short side was Mondelez.
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT 70.281.03) has a market capitalization of $230.02 billion. The company employs 2,200,000 people, generates revenue of $446.950 billion and has a net income of $16.454 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34.688 billion. The EBITDA margin is 7.76 percent (the operating margin is 5.94 percent and the net profit margin 3.68 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.62 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.55 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.15, the P/S ratio is 0.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.30. The dividend yield amounts to 2.31 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.35.

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM 32.115-0.38) has a market capitalization of $21.80 billion. The company employs 30,000 people, generates revenue of $89.038 billion and has a net income of $1.242 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.444 billion. The EBITDA margin is 2.74 percent (the operating margin is 1.98 percent and the net profit margin 1.39 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.84 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 57.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.65 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.08. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.68 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.92, the P/S ratio is 0.24 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.21. The dividend yield amounts to 2.30 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.49.

Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCP 182.480.025) has a market capitalization of $27.13 billion. The company employs 21,480 people, generates revenue of $7.214 billion and has a net income of $1.217 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.985 billion. The EBITDA margin is 27.52 percent (the operating margin is 25.12 percent and the net profit margin 16.88 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 1.97 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 2.49 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.85 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.02, the P/S ratio is 3.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.22. The dividend yield amounts to 0.06 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.21.

Here is Warren Buffett's full portfolio:

Sym - StockPortfolio WeightRecent activityReported Price*
WFC - Wells Fargo19.96Add 4.10%$34.18
KO - Coca Cola Co.19.250$36.25
IBM - International Bus. Machines17.32Add 0.89%$191.55
AXP - American Express11.570$57.48
PG - Procter & Gamble4.760$67.89
WMT - Wal-Mart Stores4.3Add 1.70%$68.23
USB - U.S. Bancorp2.60$31.94
DTV - DIRECTV Group Inc.2.27Add 15.16%$50.16
DVA - DaVita HealthCare Partners2Add 33.44%$110.53
PSX - Phillips 661.920$53.10
MCO - Moody's Corp.1.90$50.32
COP - ConocoPhillips1.860$57.99
GM - General Motors0.96Add 66.67%$28.83
LMCA - Liberty Media Capital0.87Add 2.22%$116.01
WPO - Washington Post0.840$365.21
MTB - M&T Bank Corp.0.70$98.47
BK - Bank of New York0.670$25.70
USG - USG Corp.0.640$28.07
COST - Costco Co.0.570$98.73
VIA.B - Viacom Inc.0.530$52.74
PCP - Precision Castparts0.5Add 58.33%$189.42
NOV - National Oilwell Varco Inc.0.48Add 26.46%$68.35
DE - Deere & Co.0.460$86.42
MDLZ - Mondelez International0.43Reduce 57.85%$25.45
GD - General Dynamics0.360$69.27
WBC - WABCO Holdings Inc.0.35Add 154.64%$65.19
V - Visa Inc.0.310$151.58
TMK - Torchmark Corp.0.290$51.67
MA - Mastercard Inc.0.260$491.28
SNY - Sanofi Aventis0.260$47.38
ADM - Archer-Daniels-Midland0.22Buy$27.39
VRSN - Verisign Inc.0.19Buy$38.82
VRSK - Verisk Analytics Inc.0.110$50.97
KRFT - Kraft Foods Group0.10$45.47
GSK - GlaxoSmithKline PLC0.090$43.47
GCI - Gannett Co.0.040$18.01
MEG - Media General0.030$4.30
JNJ - Johnson & Johnson0.03Reduce 33.52%$70.10
GE - General Electric0.020$20.99
UPS - United Parcel Service0.010$73.74
LEE - Lee Enterprises0Reduce 92.14%$1.14

Warren Buffett's Portfolio Allocation:

Here are Warren Buffett's latest Buys and Sells:
Buys
CompanyPosition ChangePortfolio Change
in %
WBC - WABCO Holdings Inc.Add 154.64%0.21
GM - General MotorsAdd 66.67%0.38
PCP - Precision CastpartsAdd 58.33%0.18
DVA - DaVita HealthCare PartnersAdd 33.44%0.5
NOV - National Oilwell Varco Inc.Add 26.46%0.1
DTV - DIRECTV Group Inc.Add 15.16%0.3
WFC - Wells FargoAdd 4.10%0.79
LMCA - Liberty Media CapitalAdd 2.22%0.02
WMT - Wal-Mart StoresAdd 1.70%0.07
IBM - International Bus. MachinesAdd 0.89%0.15
ADM - Archer-Daniels-MidlandBuy0.22
VRSN - Verisign Inc.Buy0.19
Sells
CompanyPosition ChangePortfolio Change
in %
JNJ - Johnson & JohnsonReduce 33.52%0.02
MDLZ - Mondelez InternationalReduce 57.85%0.59
LEE - Lee EnterprisesReduce 92.14%0







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