Critical Comparison: Diamond Hill Investment Group (DHIL) vs. Its Rivals

Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ: DHIL) is one of 103 publicly-traded companies in the “INVEST BKRS/MGMT” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Diamond Hill Investment Group to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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60.0% of Diamond Hill Investment Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “INVEST BKRS/MGMT” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Diamond Hill Investment Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of shares of all “INVEST BKRS/MGMT” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Diamond Hill Investment Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond Hill Investment Group $145.20 million $49.98 million 14.28
Diamond Hill Investment Group Competitors $2.90 billion $409.21 million -21.52

Diamond Hill Investment Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Diamond Hill Investment Group. Diamond Hill Investment Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Diamond Hill Investment Group has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diamond Hill Investment Group’s rivals have a beta of 3.44, suggesting that their average stock price is 244% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Diamond Hill Investment Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diamond Hill Investment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Diamond Hill Investment Group Competitors 674 3645 4249 187 2.45

As a group, “INVEST BKRS/MGMT” companies have a potential upside of 11.90%. Given Diamond Hill Investment Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Diamond Hill Investment Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Diamond Hill Investment Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diamond Hill Investment Group 34.43% 29.19% 21.13%
Diamond Hill Investment Group Competitors 12.63% 7.22% 7.91%

About Diamond Hill Investment Group

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. provides investment advisory and fund administration services. The Company’s subsidiaries include Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. (DHCM), Beacon Hill Fund Services, Inc. (BHFS) and BHIL Distributors, Inc. (BHIL). The Company’s primary objective is to fulfill its fiduciary duty to clients. The Company provides investment management and administration services to mutual funds, institutional accounts and private investment funds. DHCM is an investment advisor to the Diamond Hill Funds (the Funds), a series of open-end mutual funds, private investment funds (Private Funds), an exchange traded fund and other institutional accounts. In addition, DHCM is administrator for the Funds. BHFS provides compliance, treasury and other fund administration services to investment advisors and mutual funds. BHIL is a subsidiary of BHFS. BHIL provides underwriting services to mutual funds. BHFS and BHIL collectively operate as Beacon Hill.

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