Evaluating the Master – A Comprehensive Look At Warren Buffet’s Stock Portfolio

Boring, dividend-paying, having a moat, large-capitalization, inexpensive stocks – these are the words that come to mind when looking at Warren Buffet’s BRK-A portfolio. It is actually reminiscent of Jim Cramer’s Charitable Trust portfolio, but with even less technology, growth, and high-fliers. Check out the low volatility numbers.

I’ve not provided the numbers below, but when looking at how ‘cheap’ this portfolio is (comparing EPS growth to the PE ratio) it looks quite cheap. Warren does not pay up for stocks. Every single stock, save one, pays a dividend. There is a lesson there folks. Hopefully this portfolio will inspire you. Boring is beautiful, or should I say, profitable… over time.

My source for the stock listings is here.

Stock PE Price/Sales Div Yield Volatility
KO 20.8 3.8 2.7% 0.13
WFC 11.25 2.8 2.7% 0.15
AXP 19.26 2.9 1.1% 0.19
PG 21.22 2.7 2.8% 0.15
JNJ 20.82 3.7 2.7% 0.12
WMT 15.36 0.5 2.3% 0.13
COP 11.22 1.5 3.7% 0.14
USB 12.8 4 2.2% 0.13
WPO 154.9 1.2 1.5% 0.21
MCO 21.77 5.4 1.1% 0.2
MTB 12.68 3.3 2.5% 0.17
COST 26.6 0.5 6.7% 0.15
USG 79.62 0.8 N/A 0.31
TMK 13.13 1.8 0.9% 0.14
GE 20.41 1.9 2.8% 0.18
UPS 65.72 1.7 2.4% 0.12
IR 25.12 1.4 1.5% 0.23
XOM 12.09 1 2.7% 0.12
GCI 16.27 1.2 2.9% 0.25
BK 18.12 2.5 1.8% 0.19
Stock EPS Qtr. On Qtr. Growth Rev Qtr. On Qtr. Growth
KO 8%   10/2013
-3.3%   7/2013
-13.3%   4/2013
13.9%   2/2013
-2.5%   10/2013
-2.5%   7/2013
-0.9%   4/2013
3.8%   2/2013
WFC 12.5%   10/2013
19.5%   7/2013
22.7%   4/2013
24.4%   1/2013
-3.4%   10/2013
0.4%   7/2013
-1.8%   4/2013
6.6%   1/2013
AXP 14.7%   10/2013
10.4%   7/2013
7.5%   4/2013
-44.4%   1/2013
5.6%   10/2013
3.5%   7/2013
3.9%   4/2013
5.5%   1/2013
PG 8.3%   10/2013
-48.5%   8/2013
7.3%   4/2013
143.9%   1/2013
2.2%   10/2013
2.2%   8/2013
2%   4/2013
2%   1/2013
JNJ -1%   10/2013
166%   7/2013
-13.5%   4/2013
1050.3%   1/2013
3.1%   10/2013
8.5%   7/2013
8.4%   4/2013
8%   1/2013
WMT 5.1%   8/2013
4.6%   5/2013
11.1%   2/2013
12.5%   11/2012
2.3%   8/2013
1%   5/2013
3.9%   2/2013
3.4%   11/2012
COP 37%   10/2013
-8.3%   8/2013
-23.8%   4/2013
-54.9%   1/2013
5.2%   10/2013
-4.7%   8/2013
-8.9%   4/2013
9.9%   1/2013
USB 2.7%   10/2013
7%   7/2013
9%   4/2013
4.5%   1/2013
-5.6%   10/2013
-2.4%   7/2013
-1.1%   4/2013
0.2%   1/2013
WPO -68%   11/2013
-12%   8/2013
-84.3%   5/2013
N/A   2/2013
-10.7%   11/2013
3.3%   8/2013
0.4%   5/2013
1%   2/2013
MCO 2.5%   10/2013
31.6%   7/2013
9.2%   5/2013
65.8%   2/2013
2.5%   10/2013
18%   7/2013
13.1%   5/2013
33%   2/2013
MTB -2.8%   10/2013
49.1%   7/2013
32%   4/2013
40.2%   1/2013
3.8%   10/2013
14%   7/2013
9.2%   4/2013
10.3%   1/2013
COST 0.2%   10/2013
18.2%   10/2013
37.8%   3/2013
30.1%   12/2012
0.8%   10/2013
7.9%   10/2013
8.3%   3/2013
9.7%   12/2012
USG N/A   10/2013
N/A   7/2013
N/A   4/2013
N/A   2/2013
11.7%   10/2013
14.8%   7/2013
4%   4/2013
12.3%   2/2013
TMK 5.1%   10/2013
9.1%   7/2013
8.5%   4/2013
31.6%   2/2013
6.3%   10/2013
7.3%   7/2013
6.7%   4/2013
11.4%   2/2013
GE -6.1%   10/2013
3.4%   7/2013
17.2%   4/2013
8.7%   1/2013
-1.5%   10/2013
-3.5%   7/2013
-0.2%   4/2013
4.4%   1/2013
UPS 141.7%   10/2013
-1.7%   7/2013
8%   4/2013
N/A   1/2013
3.4%   10/2013
1.2%   7/2013
2.2%   4/2013
2.8%   1/2013
IR -45.6%   10/2013
-9.5%   7/2013
-6.5%   4/2013
1.1%   2/2013
4.4%   10/2013
2.9%   7/2013
-1.2%   4/2013
-1.1%   2/2013
XOM -14.4%   10/2013
-54.5%   8/2013
6%   4/2013
11.3%   2/2013
-2.4%   10/2013
-16.4%   8/2013
-12.3%   4/2013
-4.4%   2/2013
GCI -39.3%   10/2013
-5.9%   7/2013
57.1%   4/2013
-9.1%   2/2013
-4.3%   10/2013
-0.3%   7/2013
1.6%   4/2013
9.4%   2/2013
BK 34.4%   10/2013
82.1%   7/2013
N/A   4/2013
27.4%   1/2013
2.5%   10/2013
10.8%   7/2013
-0.9%   4/2013
2.2%   1/2013

 

Stock Current Qtr
EPS Growth
Forecast
Next Qtr
EPS Growth
Forecast
Current Qtr
Rev Growth
Forecast
Next Qtr
Rev Growth
Forecast
KO 17.2% ( High )
14.8% ( Ave. )
7.4% ( Low )
28.2% ( High )
25.6% ( Ave. )
20.5% ( Low )
0.9% ( High )
-0.9% ( Ave. )
-2.5% ( Low )
2.5% ( High )
0.5% ( Ave. )
-1% ( Low )
WFC 11% ( High )
7.7% ( Ave. )
2.2% ( Low )
12% ( High )
2.2% ( Ave. )
-9.8% ( Low )
2% ( High )
-6% ( Ave. )
-8.8% ( Low )
5.4% ( High )
-2.6% ( Ave. )
-6.5% ( Low )
AXP 135% ( High )
120.9% ( Ave. )
105.2% ( Low )
23.5% ( High )
12.2% ( Ave. )
0% ( Low )
12.3% ( High )
5.2% ( Ave. )
0.9% ( Low )
7.6% ( High )
5.8% ( Ave. )
4% ( Low )
PG -9.4% ( High )
-12.9% ( Ave. )
-17.3% ( Low )
28.4% ( High )
23.9% ( Ave. )
20.5% ( Low )
1.5% ( High )
0.9% ( Ave. )
-0.2% ( Low )
5% ( High )
2.6% ( Ave. )
1.6% ( Low )
JNJ 34.8% ( High )
32.6% ( Ave. )
31.4% ( Low )
25.4% ( High )
21.3% ( Ave. )
17.2% ( Low )
3% ( High )
2.1% ( Ave. )
1.5% ( Low )
4.5% ( High )
3.4% ( Ave. )
1% ( Low )
WMT 6.5% ( High )
4.6% ( Ave. )
1.9% ( Low )
4.8% ( High )
1.2% ( Ave. )
-3.6% ( Low )
4.4% ( High )
2.6% ( Ave. )
1.1% ( Low )
8.2% ( High )
3.2% ( Ave. )
1% ( Low )
COP 58% ( High )
34.7% ( Ave. )
16.6% ( Low )
6.9% ( High )
-6.4% ( Ave. )
-25.4% ( Low )
-5.3% ( High )
-9.7% ( Ave. )
-13.1% ( Low )
5.9% ( High )
0.3% ( Ave. )
-3.5% ( Low )
USB 11.5% ( High )
6% ( Ave. )
1.8% ( Low )
9.6% ( High )
2.7% ( Ave. )
-4.1% ( Low )
-1.5% ( High )
-3.1% ( Ave. )
-4.9% ( Low )
3.2% ( High )
0.5% ( Ave. )
-2% ( Low )
WPO N/A
N/A
N/A
934.4% ( High )
934.4% ( Ave. )
934.4% ( Low )
1% ( High )
1% ( Ave. )
1% ( Low )
N/A
N/A
N/A
MCO 11.7% ( High )
7.4% ( Ave. )
3.2% ( Low )
22.9% ( High )
13.3% ( Ave. )
2.4% ( Low )
1% ( High )
-1.8% ( Ave. )
-4.7% ( Low )
6.7% ( High )
2.4% ( Ave. )
-2.3% ( Low )
MTB -8.3% ( High )
-16.9% ( Ave. )
-22.5% ( Low )
7.1% ( High )
-7.6% ( Ave. )
-34.3% ( Low )
3.5% ( High )
-1% ( Ave. )
-3.7% ( Low )
20.3% ( High )
8.4% ( Ave. )
-0.8% ( Low )
COST 14.7% ( High )
9.5% ( Ave. )
6.3% ( Low )
-0.8% ( High )
-4% ( Ave. )
-6.5% ( Low )
12.4% ( High )
7.4% ( Ave. )
5.3% ( Low )
11.5% ( High )
8% ( Ave. )
5.8% ( Low )
USG N/A
N/A
N/A
2450% ( High )
1450% ( Ave. )
900% ( Low )
13.5% ( High )
11.3% ( Ave. )
8.7% ( Low )
12.7% ( High )
10.3% ( Ave. )
6.6% ( Low )
TMK -6.8% ( High )
-7.5% ( Ave. )
-8.7% ( Low )
22% ( High )
18.9% ( Ave. )
15.7% ( Low )
2% ( High )
0.7% ( Ave. )
-0.5% ( Low )
2.6% ( High )
2.1% ( Ave. )
1.5% ( Low )
GE 41.2% ( High )
38.6% ( Ave. )
35.9% ( Low )
8.8% ( High )
2.9% ( Ave. )
-5.9% ( Low )
5% ( High )
1.4% ( Ave. )
-0.8% ( Low )
1.5% ( High )
-0.6% ( Ave. )
-3.5% ( Low )
UPS N/A
N/A
N/A
21.3% ( High )
10.2% ( Ave. )
-2.8% ( Low )
9% ( High )
3.7% ( Ave. )
2.2% ( Low )
7% ( High )
5.1% ( Ave. )
3.6% ( Low )
IR 28.9% ( High )
17.3% ( Ave. )
-8.5% ( Low )
110.3% ( High )
69% ( Ave. )
3.4% ( Low )
8.1% ( High )
3.7% ( Ave. )
0.9% ( Low )
10.9% ( High )
5.7% ( Ave. )
3.5% ( Low )
XOM 5.4% ( High )
-10.1% ( Ave. )
-20.6% ( Low )
5.7% ( High )
-6.6% ( Ave. )
-20.3% ( Low )
3.9% ( High )
-5% ( Ave. )
-14% ( Low )
9.1% ( High )
0.5% ( Ave. )
-5.8% ( Low )
GCI 70% ( High )
51.9% ( Ave. )
38.3% ( Low )
15.9% ( High )
-2.3% ( Ave. )
-29.5% ( Low )
-6.5% ( High )
-8.4% ( Ave. )
-10.4% ( Low )
16.3% ( High )
15.5% ( Ave. )
13.9% ( Low )
BK 15.1% ( High )
5.7% ( Ave. )
-3.8% ( Low )
N/A
N/A
N/A
4.8% ( High )
3.1% ( Ave. )
1.2% ( Low )
5.2% ( High )
3.5% ( Ave. )
1.9% ( Low )

 

Here’s a growth chart for one of Warren’s biggest holdings, good old Coke-a-Cola:

Source: QoQ Charts