Why I Own Berkshire Hathaway

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin explains why he owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway. The one main reason is that these shares are still significantly undervalued. Warren Buffett, a value investor by trade and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, indicated he'd be willing to buy back shares at 1.1 times book value or less. This indicates that the true value is much higher than this, and who would know better than Buffett? Austin isn't the only one that feels this way, though. Whitney Tilson recently presented an outline of his belief that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway shares were undervalued by as much as 30%.

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At the time this article was published Austin Smith owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and Berkshire Hathaway.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendApple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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