Warren Buffet Case Solution

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Case 1 | Warren Buffet | Group 7 | According to the case, there are stock price changes for Berkshire Hathaway and Scottish Power plc on the day of the acquisition announcement. Also, the bid price for PacifiCorp is $9.4 billion. After knowing this announcement, Berkshire Hathaway’s Class A shares price went up and make them gained in market value $2.17 billion. In Berkshire and other investors’ point of view, After Berkshire takeover PacifiCorp, it might have a good development and future so that the stock price went up. Berkshire believed that PacifiCorp can have good earning returns in the future. The intrinsic value is more valuable than its cost so they are willing to pay $9.4 billion to acquire. Moreover, based on the…show more content…
It is importance because it can be measure the ability to earn returns in excess of the cost of capital, rather than the accounting profit, which can know the attractiveness of a business. Furthermore, the gain in intrinsic value could be modeled as the value added by a business above and beyond the charge for the use of capital in that business. On the other hand, the alternatives to intrinsic value are accounting profit, performance, firm size, etc. But, Buffett reject accounting profit as a measurement mainly because the accounting reality was conservative, backward looking, governed by GAAP, ignore the market value of a business and the performance of a business, also ignore the intangible assets for a business such as patents, trademarks, expertise, reputation, etc. He believed that investment decision should be based on economy reality, which included many items that accounting profit had ignored. Now, it is time to judge the eight principles that Buffett’s investment philosophy says. At first, Mr. Warren E. Buffett said that their operating and capital-allocation process would not be affected by accounting numbers such as financial statement and any consolidated numbers. The book also says the accounting reality is restricted by the generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP, so that some intangible assets
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