Happy End : Berkshire Hathaway im 3.Q. mit 679 Mio.$ Verlust
That compares with net earnings of $797 million, or $523 per share in the year-ago comparable quarter. On an operating basis, the investment holding company posted an operating loss of $895 million, or $586 per share.
That compares with operating earnings of $301 million, or $197 per share in the year-earlier comparable quarter.
In a note to shareholders, Chairman Warren Buffett said the results include a $2.275 billion charge related to the terrorist attacks. Buffett said the charge is a "guess" since questions of liability will likely remain unresolved for years. Buffett said about $1.7 billion in losses came from reinsurance company General Re and $575 million came from Berkshire Hathaway's reinsurance group. Class A shares closed $69,600 (BRK.A) ahead of the release. Class B (BRK.B) shares closed at $2,315.