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Large Cap Strategy

We are long-term, intrinsic value investors who treat each share of stock as a true ownership interest. We look to buy what we believe are good businesses we can understand at a discount to our estimate of intrinsic value.

Team

Group Item Count: 3
set at runtime

Chuck Bath, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Group Item Count: 3
set at runtime

Austin Hawley, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Group Item Count: 3
set at runtime

Brian Fontanella, CFA

Portfolio Specialist

Philosophy and process highlights

Under our intrinsic value philosophy, we:

Treat every investment as a partial ownership interest in that company

Seek to always invest with a margin of safety

Possess a long-term investment temperament

Recognize that market price and intrinsic value tend to converge over a reasonable period of time

Our approach to sustainability

Related insights

Returns

Period and Annualized Total Returns (%) As of 31 Jan 2024
Since Inception
(30 Jun 2001)
20Y15Y10Y5Y3Y1YYTD3MOJan
Gross of Fees 9.73 10.56 13.51 10.52 11.22 8.87 7.74 0.21 16.00 0.21
Net of Fees 8.98 9.82 12.79 9.85 10.55 8.21 7.09 0.16 15.82 0.16
Russell 1000 Index 8.47 9.75 14.78 12.32 13.99 9.78 20.23 1.39 16.34 1.39
Russell 1000 Value Index 7.28 7.90 12.00 8.80 9.28 9.23 6.08 0.10 13.62 0.10
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Period and Annualized Total Returns (%) As of 31 Dec 2023
Since Inception
(30 Jun 2001)
20Y15Y10Y5Y3Y1YYTD4Q23
Gross of Fees 9.76 10.55 12.88 10.09 13.02 8.04 14.37 14.37 11.55
Net of Fees 9.01 9.82 12.16 9.42 12.35 7.39 13.68 13.68 11.39
Russell 1000 Index 8.44 9.78 14.02 11.80 15.52 8.97 26.53 26.53 11.96
Russell 1000 Value Index 7.31 7.99 11.09 8.40 10.91 8.86 11.46 11.46 9.50
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Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Composite results reflect the reinvestment of dividends, capital gains and other earnings when appropriate. Net returns are calculated by reducing the gross returns by the highest stated fee in the composite fee schedule. Only transaction costs are deducted from gross of fees returns. Prior to 30 September 2022, actual fees were used in calculating net returns. All net returns were changed retroactively to reflect the highest fee in the composite fee schedule. To view a GIPS Report for all composites, click here.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

Year Gross of Fees Net of FeesRussell 1000 IndexRussell 1000 Value Index
2023 14.37 13.68 26.53 11.46
2022 -12.83 -13.35 -19.13 -7.54
2021 26.50 25.74 26.45 25.16
2020 9.99 9.33 20.96 2.80
2019 32.96 32.16 31.43 26.54
2018 -8.81 -9.36 -4.78 -8.27
2017 21.10 20.37 21.69 13.66
2016 15.27 14.57 12.05 17.34
2015 -0.17 -0.82 0.92 -3.83
2014 11.58 10.86 13.24 13.45
2013 37.79 36.89 33.11 32.53
2012 13.35 12.61 16.42 17.51
2011 3.60 2.87 1.50 0.39
2010 10.61 9.84 16.10 15.51
2009 31.49 30.57 28.43 19.69

Peer Group Quartile Rankings1 As of 31 Dec 2023

Diamond
Hill
Percentile
28th
41st
87th
40th

Statistics

Portfolio Characteristics vs Benchmark3 As of 31 Dec 2023

  Large Cap Composite Russell 1000 IndexRussell 1000 Value Index
Inception 30 Jun 2001
Status Open
Median Forward P/E 18.8x 19.8x18.4x
Median Trailing P/E 24.4x 23.5x21.3x
Median Price/Book 3.6x 3.2x2.6x
Median Price/Sales 2.5x 2.5x2.2x
Median Market Cap. $70.8B $13.2B$12.2B
Weighted Average Market Cap. $186.1B $620.3B$129.0B
Portfolio Turnover (5-Year) 34%
Active Share vs Core/Value Benchmark 83%/86%
Upside/Downside Capture Ratio vs Core Benchmark 101%/95%
Upside/Downside Capture Ratio vs Value Benchmark 107%/96%

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Portfolio

Portfolio Guidelines

  • Typically 40–60 positions
  • Maximum position size is 7%
  • Top 10 holdings are typically greater than 30% of net assets
  • Maximum industry exposure is 20%
  • Maximum sector exposure is 30%

Market Capitalization

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

Top Ten Equity Holdings4 As of 31 Dec 2023

  Sector % of Net Assets
American International Group, Inc. Financials 4.5
ConocoPhillips Energy 3.7
Abbott Laboratories Health Care 3.2
Bank of America Corp. Financials 3.2
Allstate Corp. Financials 2.7
PepsiCo, Inc. Consumer Staples 2.7
NVR, Inc. Cons. Discretionary 2.7
CarMax, Inc. Cons. Discretionary 2.7
KKR & Co., Inc. (Cl A) Financials 2.6
Caterpillar, Inc. Industrials 2.6
Total as % of Net Assets 30.4%
Total number of equity holdings 51

Sector Allocation5 (%) As of 31 Dec 2023

Russell 1000 Index
Russell 1000 Value Index

Documents

1 Source: eVestment Analytics. Ranking within eVestment US Large Cap Value Equity universe based on monthly returns gross of fees. Ranking data calculated on 19 January 2024 (as of 31 Dec 2023) and is subject to change as additional firms within the category submit data. Diamond Hill pays an annual fee to eVestment to access their platform and to use their data, including peer group rankings, in marketing materials. Diamond Hill does not pay for the ranking.

2 Margin of safety is a principle of investing in which an investor only purchases securities when their market price is significantly below their intrinsic value. In other words, when the market price of a security is significantly below your estimation of its intrinsic value, the difference is the margin of safety.

3 Source: FactSet. 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 Russell 1000 Index is the core benchmark. The Russell 1000 Value Index is the value benchmark. Upside/Downside Capture: Source: eVestment Analytics based on monthly returns (gross of fees) from 1 July 2001 – 31 Dec 2023.

4 Securities referenced may not be representative of all portfolio holdings. The reader should not assume that an investment in the securities was or will be profitable.

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

Index data source: London Stock Exchange Group PLC. See diamond-hill.com/disclosures for index definitions, data sources and other definitions.

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