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  • zebraspit zebraspit Sep 17, 1998 12:58 PM Flag


    >>One would hope that Dairy Queen, See's,
    are profitable in regards to return on assets and
    other measures but
    growth is not crucial in the way
    that it would be for a publicly-traded
    There is no stock price for See's.<<

    guess... But if all of the subsidiaries' growth rates are
    lackluster, that will affect the earnings of BRK -- which is
    turn will affect the p/e investors are willing to pay
    for its earnings.
    BRK has a high multiple because
    historically it grows its earnings at high rates - WEB can't
    keep buying slow growers and expect to get a high
    growth rate multiple forever.

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