More on Berkshire Hathaway's earnings

|About: Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.A)|By:, SA News Editor

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) posts a solid Q2 as the company was helped by investment gains, and strong revenue growth across its businesses.

Operating profit at the company's non-insurance units rose 7.8% to $2.37B, as railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe continued to post earnings growth.

Investment income from the insurance operations rose 7.1% to $1.14B.

The company also booked an investment gain of $322M, compared with a gain of $81M a year earlier, as the latest quarter included derivatives gains of $300M versus a loss of $693M a year ago.