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Blue Chip Stamps
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Feb-70Feb-71Feb-72Feb-73Feb-74Feb-75Feb-76Dec-76Dec-77Dec-78Dec-79Dec-80Dec-81Dec-82
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Revenues
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Candy$31,377$35,780$42,907$51,342$56,333$62,886$73,653$87,314$97,715$112,578$123,662
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Newspapers31,786
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Stamp service124,18088,73651,37525,56420,36117,20815,72316,53115,96716,67215,6199,203
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Merchandise promotion6,26111,02215,2108,8882,4853,7912,3102,7711,4461,351
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Other (primarily dividends)12,2108,8039,8725,7315,8934,293
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Operating earnings8,1088,1907,5089,04511,78012,89313,55314,30316,56420,89522,241
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Net income after security gains7,1018,0058,6659,05311,70316,99314,28015,52620,38927,62645,342
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Assets
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Cash & short-term investments$4,196$3,013$1,506$26,727$14,162$16,559
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Marketable securities144,601132,74377,54156,71263,14353,010
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Inventories13,11410,35511,7677,2956,4937,332
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PP&E10,78510,4548,2738,2908,41740,414
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Wesco Financial Corp.17,44626,30728,58838,66143,892
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Excess of cost over equity in subs16,74116,31415,88315,48715,12815,439
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Other assets10,2879,89512,21822,35621,13323,460
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Liabilities and Equity
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Unredeemed trading stamps (float)$93,351$78,776$72,183$71,135$66,867$66,209$66,832$67,524$64,053$64,262$60,240
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Note payable to bank28,75541,88113,500
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6 3/4% sub debentures due 197810,8408,6726,5126,3924,2872,168
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Other liabilities13,65311,0047,49117,7879,99518,978
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Equity43,00053,12559,88767,30970,14185,98899,251146,000169,000218,000
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Berkshire Hathaway ownershipDec-70Dec-71Dec-72Dec-73Dec-74Dec-75Dec-76Dec-77Dec-78Dec-79Dec-80Dec-81Dec-82Jan-83
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% of outstanding Blue Chip shares6.00%17.00%17.00%19.00%25.60%25.60%33.20%36.50%59.60%100.00%
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