Indicator Description [Share Factor]: Share factor is a multiplicant in the calculation of [MARKETCAP] and is used to adjust for: American Depository Receipts (ADRs) that represent more or less than 1 underlying share; and, companies which have different earnings share for different share classes (eg Berkshire Hathaway - BRKB).
Company Self Description [BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC]: Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of diverse business activities. The most important of these are insurance businesses conducted on both a primary basis and a reinsurance basis, a freight rail transportation business and a group of utility and energy generation and distribution businesses. Berkshire also owns and operates a large number of other businesses engaged in a variety of activities, as identified herein. Berkshire's operating businesses are managed on an unusually decentralized basis. There are essentially no centralized or integrated business functions and there is minimal involvement by Berkshire's corporate headquarters in the day-to-day business activities of the operating businesses.