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Investment Strategy

  • To estimate intrinsic value, the business must be understandable, and we must be able to reasonably forecast its cash flows. We seek businesses with sustainable competitive advantages, conservative balance sheets, and management with an ownership mentality.
  • Investments are sold when the stock price reaches our estimate of intrinsic value, our estimate of intrinsic value is revised such that there is no longer a discount to intrinsic value, a holding reaches our stated maximum position size, or to raise proceeds for a more attractive opportunity.

Team

Grady Burkett, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Returns

Quarterly

Period and Annualized Total Returns as of 09/30/2020
Since Inception
(12/31/2013)
5-YR 3-YR 1-YR YTD 3Q20
Gross of Fees 5.22 7.25 1.33 -5.54 -13.72 7.76
Net of Fees 4.93 6.85 0.70 -6.16 -14.15 7.59
Morningstar Global Markets Index 6.84 10.65 8.60 14.52 10.69 6.72
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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 FeesMorningstar Global Markets Index
2019 31.57 30.73 26.24
2018 -13.90 -14.51 -9.82
2017 30.84 30.84 23.87
2016 11.42 11.42 8.22
2015 -4.58 -4.58 -2.04
2014 3.69 3.69 4.00

Peer Group Quartile Rankings1 as of September 30, 2020

  Since
Inception
5-YR3-YR1-YR
Diamond Hill Percentile 43rd49th56th70th

1This is presented as supplemental information. Source: eVestment Analytics. Ranking within eVestment Global Large Cap Value universe based on monthly returns gross of fees. Ranking data calculated on 10/15/20 (as of 9/30/20) and is subject to change as additional firms within the category submit data.

Statistics

Portfolio Characteristics VS. Benchmark2 as of September 30, 2020

  Global Composite Morningstar Global Markets Index
Inception December 31, 2013
Status Open
Median Forward P/E 18.4x 19.7x
Median Trailing P/E 18.7x 19.5x
Weighted Average Dividend Yield 1.9% 2.1%
Median Price / Book 1.8x 1.8x
Median Price / Sales 1.5x 1.7x
Median Market Cap. $22.0B $2.8B
Weighted Average Market Cap. $65.9B $252.7B
Portfolio Turnover (1-Year) 72%
Active Share vs. Benchmark 96%
Upside/Downside Capture Ratio 109% / 116%

This is presented as supplemental information.

Portfolio

Portfolio Guidelines

  • Typically 40–60 positions
  • Maximum sector exposure is 35%
  • Minimum U.S. exposure is 30%
  • Minimum foreign exposure is 30%
  • Maximum emerging market exposure is 20%

Market Capitalization

The portfolio typically invests in companies with a market capitalization of $5 billion or greater.

Top Ten Equity Holdings as of September 30, 2020

  Sector % of Net Assets
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Cl B) Financials 5.8
American International Group, Inc. Financials 4.7
Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (Cl A) Cons. Discretionary 4.3
Diageo PLC Consumer Staples 4.2
Howden Joinery Group PLC Industrials 4.0
Scor SE Financials 3.6
EssilorLuxottica SA Cons. Discretionary 3.6
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/N.V. Consumer Staples 3.2
Seaboard Corp. Consumer Staples 3.2
Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd. Consumer Staples 3.1
Total as % of Net Assets 39.7%
Total number of equity holdings 38

This is presented as supplemental information.

Sector Allocation3 as of September 30, 2020

Global Composite Morningstar Global Markets Index
Financials 23.9 12.6
Consumer Staples 20.3 7.7
Industrials 15.5 10.7
Cons. Discretionary 12.9 12.9
Info. Technology 10.9 20.5
Communication Services 6.9 8.6
Materials 3.9 5.1
Utilities 2.4 3.1
Health Care 1.2 12.5
Energy 0.0 2.7
Real Estate 0.0 3.5
Cash & Other 2.2 0.0

This is presented as supplemental information.

Top Five Countries as of September 30, 2020

Global Composite Morningstar Global Markets Index
United States 52.5 56.2
United Kingdom 13.2 3.9
France 8.2 2.5
Switzerland 3.3 2.8
Belgium 3.2 0.3

This is presented as supplemental information.

Regional Exposure as of September 30, 2020

Global Composite Morningstar Global Markets Index
North America 55.0 58.9
Europe 33.0 17.5
Asia & Pacific 6.8 21.5
Middle East & Africa 3.0 1.1
Latin America 0.0 1.0

This is presented as supplemental information.

Documents

Active Share: Source: FactSet. Active share measures the difference between portfolio holdings and the benchmark. The higher the active share, the greater the difference. The Morningstar Global Markets Index is the benchmark. Upside/Downside Capture: Source: eVestment Analytics based on monthly returns (gross of fees) from 1/1/14 – 9/30/20.

Cash & Other may include cash, treasuries, money market funds, and short duration fixed income funds.

Index data source: Morningstar, Inc. See diamond-hill.com/disclosures for a full copy of the disclaimer.