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Mid 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.


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Chris Welch, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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Chris Bingaman, CFA

Assistant Portfolio Manager

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Kristen Sheffield, CFA, CIPM

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


Period and Annualized Total Returns (%) As of 31 Aug 2023
Since Inception
(31 Dec 2013)
Gross of Fees 7.31 4.90 12.13 2.81 2.22 8.33 -3.31
Net of Fees 6.52 4.16 11.35 2.09 1.74 8.14 -3.36
Russell Midcap Index 8.98 7.35 9.25 8.38 9.40 8.74 -3.47
Russell Midcap Value Index 7.87 6.12 12.07 5.65 5.93 9.39 -3.54
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Period and Annualized Total Returns (%) As of 30 Jun 2023
Since Inception
(31 Dec 2013)
Gross of Fees 7.55 5.88 15.99 9.03 3.21 5.14
Net of Fees 6.76 5.14 15.18 8.27 2.85 4.95
Russell Midcap Index 9.10 8.46 12.50 14.92 9.01 4.76
Russell Midcap Value Index 7.93 6.84 15.04 10.50 5.23 3.86
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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 Midcap IndexRussell Midcap Value Index
2022 -12.50 -13.12 -17.32 -12.03
2021 32.38 31.45 22.58 28.34
2020 -1.00 -1.69 17.10 4.96
2019 26.73 25.84 30.54 27.06
2018 -9.55 -10.21 -9.06 -12.29
2017 11.31 10.46 18.52 13.34
2016 19.62 18.66 13.80 20.00
2015 1.61 0.80 -2.44 -4.78
2014 8.83 7.96 13.22 14.75

Peer Group Quartile Rankings1 As of 30 Jun 2023



Portfolio Characteristics vs Benchmark2 As of 30 Jun 2023

  Mid Cap Composite Russell Midcap IndexRussell Midcap Value Index
Inception 31 Dec 2013
Status Open
Median Forward P/E 15.8x 18.7x17.1x
Median Trailing P/E 19.8x 20.8x19.9x
Median Price/Book 1.8x 2.9x2.6x
Median Price/Sales 1.8x 2.2x2.0x
Median Market Cap. $8.5B $10.1B$9.4B
Weighted Average Market Cap. $17.3B $22.4B$21.2B
Portfolio Turnover (5-Year) 38%
Active Share vs Core/Value Benchmark 95%/93%
Upside/Downside Capture Ratio vs Core Benchmark 96%/103%
Upside/Downside Capture Ratio vs Value Benchmark 101%/102%

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Portfolio Guidelines

  • Typically 40–60 positions
  • Maximum position size is 7%
  • Top 10 holdings are typically greater than 25% 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 between $1.5 billion and $20 billion (or, if greater, the maximum market capitalization of companies generally within the capitalization range of the Russell Midcap Index) at the time of purchase.

Top Ten Equity Holdings3 As of 30 Jun 2023

  Sector % of Net Assets
WESCO International, Inc. Industrials 5.8
Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (Cl A) Cons. Discretionary 4.8
Parker-Hannifin Corp. Industrials 3.9
NVR, Inc. Cons. Discretionary 3.8
Post Holdings, Inc. Consumer Staples 3.6
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Materials 3.3
American International Group, Inc. Financials 3.3
CubeSmart Real Estate 3.2
ESAB Corp. Industrials 3.0
Regal Rexnord Corp. Industrials 3.0
Total as % of Net Assets 37.6%
Total number of equity holdings 55

Sector Allocation4 (%) As of 30 Jun 2023

Russell Midcap Index
Russell Midcap Value Index


1 Source: eVestment Analytics. Ranking within eVestment US Mid Cap Value Equity universe based on monthly returns gross of fees. Ranking data calculated on 19 July 2023 (as of 30 Jun 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 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 Midcap Index is the core benchmark. The Russell Midcap Value Index is the value benchmark. Upside/Downside Capture: Source: eVestment Analytics based on monthly returns (gross of fees) from 1 Jan 2014 – 30 Jun 2023.

3 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.

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

Index data source: London Stock Exchange Group PLC. See for index definitions, data sources and other definitions.

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