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Investment Strategy

  • Our primary focus is on evaluating the underlying business fundamentals and credit risk of corporate securities.
  • Securities are purchased when we believe the yield and total return potential are attractive relative to asset and interest coverage and relative to other securities with comparable risk.
  • We are prepared to hold securities to maturity or until they are called. However, securities may be sold when price reaches our estimate of value, to raise proceeds for a more attractive opportunity or if the underlying fundamentals deteriorate.

Team

Bill Zox, CFA

Portfolio Manager

John McClain, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Suken Patel, CFA

Assistant Portfolio Manager

Douglas Gimple

Senior Portfolio Specialist

Returns

Quarterly

Period and Annualized Total Returns as of 9/30/2020
Since Inception
(9/30/2002)
15-YR10-YR5-YR 3-YR 1-YR YTD 3Q20
Gross of Fees 7.67 6.46 7.04 8.09 6.89 7.21 4.54 5.38
Net of Fees 7.17 5.96 6.54 7.61 6.41 6.73 4.19 5.26
ICE BofA U.S. Corporate & High Yield Index 6.25 6.09 5.72 6.67 6.93 9.20 8.58 2.39
ICE BofA U.S. High Yield Index 8.36 7.28 6.61 7.46 5.32 6.36 4.18 3.40
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Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. To view a compliant presentation for all composites, click here.

Calendar Year Returns

Year Gross of Fees Net of FeesICE BofA U.S. Corporate & High Yield IndexICE BofA U.S. High Yield Index
2019 13.91 13.41 14.28 14.41
2018 1.26 0.81 -2.21 -2.26
2017 8.56 8.07 6.66 7.48
2016 12.90 12.40 7.97 17.49
2015 2.19 1.72 -1.37 -4.64
2014 3.15 2.64 6.43 2.50
2013 6.12 5.60 0.34 7.42
2012 10.65 10.11 11.37 15.58
2011 6.30 5.78 6.80 4.38
2010 14.52 13.96 10.76 15.19
2009 30.78 30.09 26.00
2008 -16.55 -16.96 -10.93
2007 -5.24 -5.69 4.09
2006 11.02 10.51 6.19
2005 3.70 3.23 2.21

Peer Group Quartile Rankings1 as of September 30, 2020

  10-YR5-YR3-YR1-YR
Diamond Hill Percentile 14th4th1st3rd

1 This is presented as supplemental information. Source: eVestment Analytics. Ranking within eVestment U.S. High Yield Fixed Income universe based on monthly returns gross of fees. Ranking data calculated on 10/18/20 (as of 9/30/20) and is subject to change as additional firms within the category submit data.

Statistics

Portfolio Characteristics as of September 30, 2020

Since Inception
Inception September 30, 2002
Status Open
Number of Issues 153
Number of Issuers 112
Yield To Maturity 5.51%
Effective Duration 4.03
Spread Duration 3.90
Weighted Average Maturity (bonds only) 6.35
Option-Adjusted Spread 495
Current Yield 4.93%

This is presented as supplemental information.

Five Year Risk Statistics2 as of September 30, 2020 (Class I Shares)

Standard Deviation 7.13%
Beta 1.05%
Sharpe Ratio 0.88

Portfolio

Portfolio Guidelines

The portfolio generally invests at least 80% of its assets in investment grade and below investment grade (high yield) corporate bonds, and will typically maintain an effective duration of less than five.

Top Ten Issues as of July 31, 2020

  % of Net Assets
Cimpress Nv 2.6
Twitter, Inc. 2.2
Apergy Corp 2.1
Firstcash, Inc. 2.1
Welltec A/S 2.0
Bankunited, Inc. 1.9
Alliance Data Systems Corporation 1.8
Energen Corporation 1.8
Radian Group Inc 1.7
First Tennessee Bank 1.7
Total as % of Net Assets 20.0

This is presented as supplemental information.

Sector Allocation3 as of September 30, 2020

Corporate Credit Composite ICE BofA U.S. Corporate & High Yield Index
Corporate Bonds 96.9 100.0
Retail 12.1 4.0
Energy 10.1 10.2
Financial Services 9.2 6.6
Leisure 8.4 1.1
Healthcare 6.2 9.6
Banking 6.1 14.1
Services 5.9 1.7
Basic Industry 5.5 5.0
Consumer Goods 5.5 6.0
Insurance 4.9 3.8
Real Estate 4.4 3.3
Media 4.1 4.7
Automotive 3.6 2.6
Telecom 3.4 4.4
Transportation 2.8 2.4
Technology & Electronics 2.6 7.2
Capital Goods 2.1 5.5
Utility 0.0 7.9
Cash & Other 3.1 0.0

This is presented as supplemental information.

Duration Breakdown as of September 30, 2020

Corporate Credit Composite ICE BofA U.S. Corporate & High Yield Index
Less than one 5.7 0.0
1-3 20.2 0.0
3-5 42.2 0.0
5-7 22.3 0.0
7-10 6.2 0.0
10-20 3.6 0.0

This is presented as supplemental information.

Credit Quality4 as of September 30, 2020

Quality Rating % of Portfolio
Investment Grade 16.9
BB 46.4
B 30.9
CCC & Lower 3.5
Not Rated 2.3

This is presented as supplemental information.

Documents

Relative to the ICE BofA U.S. Corporate & High Yield Index.

Cash & Other may include cash, treasuries, money market funds, collateralized debt/loan obligations, and short duration fixed income funds.

Security quality ratings are derived from underlying portfolio securities by using the middle rating of Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch. If only two of Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch rates a security the higher of the two is selected. If only one of Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch rates a security the available rating is used. For securities that are not rated by Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, or Fitch a rating from a secondary Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (“NRSRO”) may be used. Ratings by any agency represent an opinion only, not a recommendation to buy or sell. Securities that are not rated by any agencies are reflected as Not Rated “NR.” Investment Grade is a Bond Quality Rating of AAA, AA, A or BBB. Investment Grade grouping includes cash position. Not Rated grouping includes short duration fixed income funds.

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