Berkshire Hathaway’s profit drops 37 percent on lower investment values, insurance losses

Warrent Buffernt

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reported a 37 percent drop in its second-quarter profit as the paper value of its investments fell and its insurance companies reported an underwriting loss.

Berkshire Hathaway’s net income fell to $4.01 billion, or $2,442 per Class A share. That’s down from last year’s $6.4 billion, or $3,889 per share. Those results were helped by a $1.1 billion paper gain on a stock exchange deal.