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Small Cap Fund

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

Chris Welch, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Group Item Count: 3
set at runtime

Aaron Monroe, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Group Item Count: 3
set at runtime

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 invest at a discount to intrinsic value

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

Small Cap Fund

Total net assets

$462M
As of 31 Mar 2022

Inception

29 Dec 2000

Tickers

DHSCX (Investor)
DHSIX (Class I)
DHSYX (Class Y)

Status

Open

Returns

As of 19 May 2022 Period and Annualized Total Returns (%) As of 30 Apr 2022 Expense Ratio (%)
NAV ($)YTD
Return
(%)
Since Inception
(29 Dec 2000)
20Y15Y10Y5Y3Y1Y3MOApr Total
Investor (DHSCX) 29.34 -15.52 9.47 8.25 6.26 8.48 5.67 7.54 -2.06 -4.84 -6.24 1.26
Class I (DHSIX) 29.97 -15.43 9.75 8.54 6.58 8.79 5.98 7.85 -1.77 -4.77 -6.20 0.97
Class Y (DHSYX) 30.03 -15.38 9.68 8.47 6.55 8.92 6.10 7.99 -1.64 -4.73 -6.19 0.85
Russell 2000 Index 7.95 8.11 7.11 10.06 7.24 6.73 -16.87 -7.82 -9.91
Russell 2000 Value Index 8.71 7.92 6.26 9.81 6.75 8.38 -6.59 -4.40 -7.76
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As of 19 May 2022 Period and Annualized Total Returns (%) As of 31 Mar 2022 Expense Ratio (%)
NAV ($)YTD
Return
(%)
Since Inception
(29 Dec 2000)
20Y15Y10Y5Y3Y1Y3MOTotal
Investor (DHSCX) 29.34 -15.52 9.84 8.66 6.94 9.02 7.30 11.59 9.12 -4.52 1.26
Class I (DHSIX) 29.97 -15.43 10.12 8.95 7.27 9.32 7.60 11.91 9.43 -4.46 0.97
Class Y (DHSYX) 30.03 -15.38 10.05 8.88 7.23 9.46 7.73 12.05 9.55 -4.42 0.85
Russell 2000 Index 8.51 8.72 7.99 11.04 9.74 11.74 -5.79 -7.53
Russell 2000 Value Index 9.16 8.55 6.91 10.54 8.57 12.73 3.32 -2.40
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Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investment returns and principal values will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. For current to most recent month-end performance, visit diamond-hill.com. Performance assumes reinvestment of all distributions. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. Class I shares and Class Y shares include Investor share performance achieved prior to the creation of Class I shares and Class Y shares.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

Year Class I (DHSIX) Russell 2000 IndexRussell 2000 Value Index
2021 32.83 14.82 28.27
2020 -0.28 19.96 4.63
2019 21.75 25.52 22.39
2018 -14.88 -11.01 -12.86
2017 10.95 14.65 7.84
2016 14.45 21.31 31.74
2015 -3.47 -4.41 -7.47
2014 4.86 4.89 4.22
2013 40.08 38.82 34.52
2012 13.17 16.35 18.05
2011 -6.91 -4.18 -5.50
2010 23.39 26.85 24.50
2009 29.43 27.17 20.58
2008 -25.69 -33.79 -28.92
2007 -3.41 -1.57 -9.78

Morningstar RatingsTM

Class I Shares
Small Value Category

Overall rating

Analyst rating

Fee level

Below Average
The Overall Morningstar Rating is based on 415 Small Value funds derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year Morningstar Ratings as of 31 Mar 2022.

Statistics

Portfolio Characteristics1 As of 31 Mar 2022

Management Fee 0.80%
Distribution Frequency Annual
Median Market Capitialization $3.9B
Portfolio Turnover (12 months trailing) 25%
Active Share 97%
Number of Equity Holdings in Portfolio 54

Five-Year Risk Statistics As of 31 Mar 2022 (Class I Shares)

vs Russell 2000 Index vs Russell 2000 Value Index
Standard Deviation 20.71% 20.71%
Beta 0.91% 0.91%
Sharpe Ratio 0.41 0.41
Alpha -1.08% -0.23%
R-Squared 86.56% 92.07%

Since Inception Upside/Downside Capture As of 31 Mar 2022 (Class I Shares)

vs Russell 2000 Index 87%/77%
vs Russell 2000 Value Index 90%/83%

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Portfolio

Portfolio Guidelines

  • Typically 50—80 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 below $3 billion (or, if greater, the maximum market capitalization of companies generally within the capitalization range of the Russell 2000 Index) at the time of purchase.

Top Ten Equity Holdings As of 31 Mar 2022

  Sector % of Net Assets
Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (Cl A) Cons. Discretionary 5.8
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Consumer Staples 4.8
Webster Financial Corp. Financials 4.6
Colfax Corp. Industrials 4.5
Bank OZK Financials 4.4
WESCO International, Inc. Industrials 3.7
WNS (Holdings) Ltd. Info. Technology 3.0
Enstar Group Ltd. Financials 3.0
Mr. Cooper Group, Inc. Financials 2.8
Allegiant Travel Co. Industrials 2.6
Total as % of Net Assets 39.3%

Sector Allocation2 (%) As of 31 Mar 2022

Russell 2000 Index
Russell 2000 Value Index

Distributions

Income Short-Term Long-Term Record Date Pay Date Reinvestment NAV
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0733 29 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2021 34.67
Investor (DHSCX) 0.1724 5.8076 13 Dec 2021 15 Dec 2021 33.55
Class I (DHSIX) 0.1840 29 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2021 35.38
Class I (DHSIX) 0.1724 5.8076 13 Dec 2021 15 Dec 2021 34.34
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.2247 29 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2021 35.43
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.1724 5.8076 13 Dec 2021 15 Dec 2021 34.44
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0988 29 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 30.90
Class I (DHSIX) 0.1918 29 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 31.43
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.2252 29 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 31.46
Investor (DHSCX) 0.3387 27 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 31.18
Investor (DHSCX) 1.8274 11 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019 31.11
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0043 27 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 26.29
Class C (DHSMX) 1.8274 11 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019 25.96
Class I (DHSIX) 0.4390 27 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 31.71
Class I (DHSIX) 1.8274 11 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019 31.74
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.4824 27 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 31.74
Class Y (DHSYX) 1.8274 11 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019 31.80
Investor (DHSCX) 2.8330 12 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 28.95
Class C (DHSMX) 2.8330 12 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 24.61
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0937 27 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2018 27.87
Class I (DHSIX) 2.8330 12 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 29.51
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.1150 27 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2018 27.90
Class Y (DHSYX) 2.8330 12 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 29.56
Investor (DHSCX) 0.1319 27 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017 35.84
Investor (DHSCX) 2.2463 13 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 35.06
Class C (DHSMX) 2.2463 13 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 30.39
Class I (DHSIX) 0.2479 27 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017 36.37
Class I (DHSIX) 2.2463 13 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 35.69
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.2878 27 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017 36.38
Class Y (DHSYX) 2.2463 13 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 35.74
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0037 0.8550 14 Dec 2016 16 Dec 2016 34.48
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0037 0.8550 14 Dec 2016 16 Dec 2016 30.39
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0748 28 Dec 2016 30 Dec 2016 34.97
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0037 0.8550 14 Dec 2016 16 Dec 2016 35.03
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.1014 28 Dec 2016 30 Dec 2016 34.98
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.0037 0.8550 14 Dec 2016 16 Dec 2016 35.08
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0931 29 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2015 31.09
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0357 0.3745 16 Dec 2015 18 Dec 2015 30.82
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0357 0.3745 16 Dec 2015 18 Dec 2015 27.38
Class I (DHSIX) 0.2010 29 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2015 31.49
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0357 0.3745 16 Dec 2015 18 Dec 2015 31.32
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.2376 29 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2015 31.49
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.0357 0.3745 16 Dec 2015 18 Dec 2015 31.36
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0402 1.5337 16 Dec 2014 18 Dec 2014 31.77
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0402 1.5337 16 Dec 2014 18 Dec 2014 28.48
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0547 29 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2014 33.26
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0402 1.5337 16 Dec 2014 18 Dec 2014 32.24
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.0978 29 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2014 33.27
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.0402 1.5337 16 Dec 2014 18 Dec 2014 32.29
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0306 27 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2013 32.57
Investor (DHSCX) 2.0559 16 Dec 2013 18 Dec 2013 31.98
Class C (DHSMX) 2.0559 16 Dec 2013 18 Dec 2013 29.01
Class I (DHSIX) 0.1081 27 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2013 29.57
Class I (DHSIX) 2.0559 16 Dec 2013 18 Dec 2013 32.42
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.1460 27 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2013 32.95
Class Y (DHSYX) 2.0559 16 Dec 2013 18 Dec 2013 32.45
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0863 0.1354 0.8175 28 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2012 24.54
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0000 0.1354 0.8175 28 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2012 22.56
Class I (DHSIX) 0.1540 0.1354 0.8175 28 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2012 24.80
Class Y (DHSYX) 0.2034 0.1354 0.8175 28 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2012 24.79
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0357 0.8484 14 Dec 2011 15 Dec 2011 22.37
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0357 0.8484 14 Dec 2011 15 Dec 2011 20.72
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0330 28 Dec 2011 29 Dec 2011 23.40
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0357 0.8484 14 Dec 2011 15 Dec 2011 22.62
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0000 29 Dec 2010 30 Dec 2010 25.89
Investor (DHSCX) 0.4062 15 Dec 2010 16 Dec 2010 25.64
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0000 29 Dec 2010 30 Dec 2010 24.23
Class C (DHSMX) 0.4062 15 Dec 2010 16 Dec 2010 24.01
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0000 29 Dec 2010 30 Dec 2010 26.11
Class I (DHSIX) 0.4062 15 Dec 2010 16 Dec 2010 25.86
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0000 29 Dec 2009 30 Dec 2009 21.54
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0000 29 Dec 2009 30 Dec 2009 20.33
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0109 29 Dec 2009 30 Dec 2009 21.63
Investor (DHSCX) 0.1157 29 Dec 2008 30 Dec 2008 16.12
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0259 15 Dec 2008 16 Dec 2008 16.14
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0000 29 Dec 2008 30 Dec 2008 15.33
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0259 15 Dec 2008 16 Dec 2008 15.25
Class I (DHSIX) 0.1892 29 Dec 2008 30 Dec 2008 16.13
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0259 15 Dec 2008 16 Dec 2008 16.23
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0754 27 Dec 2007 28 Dec 2007 22.63
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0087 1.4881 11 Dec 2007 12 Dec 2007 22.90
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0000 27 Dec 2007 28 Dec 2007 21.54
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0087 1.4881 11 Dec 2007 12 Dec 2007 21.73
Class I (DHSIX) 0.1770 27 Dec 2007 28 Dec 2007 22.67
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0087 1.4881 11 Dec 2007 12 Dec 2007 23.04
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0850 28 Dec 2006 29 Dec 2006 25.03
Investor (DHSCX) 0.3490 0.1743 11 Dec 2006 12 Dec 2006 25.33
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0000 28 Dec 2006 29 Dec 2006 24.00
Class C (DHSMX) 0.3490 0.1743 11 Dec 2006 12 Dec 2006 24.21
Class I (DHSIX) 0.1870 28 Dec 2006 29 Dec 2006 25.08
Class I (DHSIX) 0.3490 0.1743 11 Dec 2006 12 Dec 2006 25.47
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0070 29 Dec 2005 30 Dec 2005 23.95
Investor (DHSCX) 0.2145 6 Dec 2005 7 Dec 2005 23.95
Class C (DHSMX) 0.0000 29 Dec 2005 30 Dec 2005 23.08
Class C (DHSMX) 0.2145 6 Dec 2005 7 Dec 2005 23.08
Class I (DHSIX) 0.0370 29 Dec 2005 30 Dec 2005 23.99
Class I (DHSIX) 0.2145 6 Dec 2005 7 Dec 2005 24.01
Investor (DHSCX) 0.3245 13 Dec 2004 14 Dec 2004 20.94
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0880 16 Dec 2003 17 Dec 2003 16.36
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0181 17 Dec 2002 18 Dec 2002 11.12
Investor (DHSCX) 0.0058 28 Dec 2001 31 Dec 2001 12.29
Investor (DHSCX) 0.2456 17 Dec 2001 18 Dec 2001 12.08
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Documents

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks and expenses. This and other important information are contained in the Fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus, which are available at diamond-hill.com or calling 888.226.5595. Read carefully before investing. The Diamond Hill Funds are distributed by Foreside Financial Services, LLC (Member FINRA). Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser, serves as Investment Adviser to the Diamond Hill Funds and is paid a fee for its services. Not FDIC insured | No bank guarantee | May lose value

See diamond-hill.com/disclosures for index definitions, data sources and other definitions.

Risk disclosure: Small- and mid-capitalization issues tend to be more volatile and less liquid than large-capitalization issues.

Fund holdings, sector allocations and portfolio statistics subject to change without notice.

1 Active Share is relative to the Russell 2000 Index.

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

As of 31 Mar 2022, there were 4 gold rated, 7 silver rated, 5 bronze rated, 6 neutral rated, 0 negative rated and 133 not rated funds in the Small Value category based on the cheapest share class for each fund as defined by Morningstar. The cheapest share class does not necessarily equate to the highest rated share class. Class I shares are not the cheapest share class for the Diamond Hill Small Cap Fund.

The Morningstar Analyst Rating is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by Morningstar’s manager research group, which consists of various Morningstar, Inc. subsidiaries (“Manager Research Group”). In the United States, that subsidiary is Morningstar Research Services LLC, which is registered with and governed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Manager Research Group evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent and price. The Manager Research Group uses this five-pillar evaluation to determine how they believe funds are likely to perform relative to a benchmark over the long term on a risk adjusted basis. They consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research. For actively managed strategies, people and process each receive a 45% weighting in their analysis, while parent receives a 10% weighting. For passive strategies, process receives an 80% weighting, while people and parent each receive a 10% weighting. For both active and passive strategies, performance has no explicit weight as it is incorporated into the analysis of people and process; price at the share-class level (where applicable) is directly subtracted from an expected gross alpha estimate derived from the analysis of the other pillars. The impact of the weighted pillar scores for people, process and parent on the final Analyst Rating is further modified by a measure of the dispersion of historical alphas among relevant peers. For certain peer groups where standard benchmarking is not applicable, primarily peer groups of funds using alternative investment strategies, the modification by alpha dispersion is not used.

The Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral and Negative. For active funds, a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group’s expectation that an active fund will be able to deliver positive alpha net of fees relative to the standard benchmark index assigned to the Morningstar category. The level of the rating relates to the level of expected positive net alpha relative to Morningstar category peers for active funds. For passive funds, a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group’s expectation that a fund will be able to deliver a higher alpha net of fees than the lesser of the relevant Morningstar category median or 0. The level of the rating relates to the level of expected net alpha relative to Morningstar category peers for passive funds. For certain peer groups where standard benchmarking is not applicable, primarily peer groups of funds using alternative investment strategies, a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects the Manager Research Group’s expectation that a fund will deliver a weighted pillar score above a predetermined threshold within its peer group. Analyst Ratings ultimately reflect the Manager Research Group’s overall assessment, are overseen by an Analyst Rating Committee and are continuously monitored and reevaluated at least every 14 months. For more detailed information about Morningstar’s Analyst Rating, including its methodology, please go to https://shareholders.morningstar.com/investor-relations/governance/Compliance--Disclosure/default.aspx.

The Morningstar Analyst Rating (i) should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a fund, (ii) involves unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the Manager Research Group’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what they expected and (iii) should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the fund.

The Overall Morningstar Rating™ is based on 415 Small Value funds as of 31 Mar 2022. The Fund’s Class I rating was 3 stars among 415, 3 stars among 395, 3 stars among 300 Small Value funds for the 3-, 5- and 10-year periods 31 Mar 2022, respectively.

The Morningstar Rating for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

The Morningstar Broad Fee Level data point compares the fund's prospectus adjusted operating net expense ratio to the prospectus adjusted operating net expense ratio of all the other funds within its Morningstar Category.

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