In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of $2.14 a share on sales of $50.5 billion.
The stock has risen 7.3% since the company last reported earnings on Feb. 23.
Quarterly estimates have fallen 3.7 cents a share in the past month.
Berkshire Hathaway is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 20.4 based on the 12-month estimates of 6 analysts surveyed by FactSet.
Berkshire's Class B shares were created in the 1990s to allow smaller investors a chance to invest directly in Warren Buffett's company. The original Class A shares closed Thursday at $324,214 each, while the B class stock ended the day at $215.93.
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