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Small-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.

Team

Group Item Count: 2
set at runtime

Chris Welch, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Group Item Count: 2
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

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Returns

Period and Annualized Total Returns (%) As of 31 Mar 2022
Since Inception
(31 Dec 2005)
15Y10Y5Y3Y1YYTD1Q22
Gross of Fees 10.32 10.36 12.60 9.79 14.13 11.67 -2.86 -2.86
Net of Fees 9.52 9.56 11.82 9.01 13.32 10.86 -3.04 -3.04
Russell 2500 Index 9.50 8.98 12.09 11.57 13.79 0.34 -5.82 -5.82
Russell 2500 Value Index 8.40 7.59 11.04 9.19 12.98 7.73 -1.50 -1.50
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Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. To view a GIPS Report for all composites, click here.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

Year Gross of Fees Net of FeesRussell 2500 IndexRussell 2500 Value Index
2021 32.34 31.40 18.18 27.78
2020 2.29 1.55 19.99 4.88
2019 28.84 27.94 27.77 23.56
2018 -11.71 -12.35 -10.00 -12.36
2017 9.64 8.86 16.81 10.36
2016 19.30 18.47 17.59 25.20
2015 2.44 1.76 -2.90 -5.49
2014 8.42 7.69 7.07 7.11
2013 43.32 42.39 36.80 33.32
2012 16.93 16.19 17.88 19.21
2011 -2.96 -3.62 -2.51 -3.36
2010 24.74 23.72 26.71 24.82
2009 41.71 40.52 34.39 27.68
2008 -29.38 -29.99 -36.79 -31.99
2007 0.52 -0.22 1.38 -7.27

Peer Group Quartile Rankings1 As of 31 Mar 2022

Diamond
Hill
Percentile
25th
64th
56th
13th

Statistics

Portfolio Characteristics vs Benchmark2 As of 31 Mar 2022

  Small-Mid Cap Composite Russell 2500 IndexRussell 2500 Value Index
Inception 31 Dec 2005
Status Closed to most new investors
Median Forward P/E 17.9x 15.6x14.3x
Median Trailing P/E 18.2x 16.9x15.3x
Weighted Average Dividend Yield 1.1% 1.1%1.5%
Median Price/Book 2.0x 2.3x1.9x
Median Price/Sales 2.1x 2.6x2.3x
Median Market Cap. $5.4B $1.5B$1.5B
Weighted Average Market Cap. $7.8B $7.8B$8.0B
Portfolio Turnover (5-Year) 22%
Active Share vs Core/Value Benchmark 96%/94%
Upside/Downside Capture Ratio vs Core Benchmark 93%/91%
Upside/Downside Capture Ratio vs Value Benchmark 96%/90%

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Portfolio

Portfolio Guidelines

  • Typically 50—70 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 $500 million and $10 billion (or, if greater, the maximum market capitalization of companies generally within the capitalization range of the Russell 2500 Index) at the time of purchase.

Top Ten Equity Holdings As of 31 Mar 2022

  Sector % of Net Assets
WESCO International, Inc. Industrials 5.7
Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (Cl A) Cons. Discretionary 4.6
Colfax Corp. Industrials 4.1
Webster Financial Corp. Financials 3.8
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Consumer Staples 3.4
CubeSmart Real Estate 3.4
Post Holdings, Inc. Consumer Staples 2.6
Alleghany Corp. Financials 2.5
Coterra Energy, Inc. Energy 2.4
Sensata Technologies Holding PLC Industrials 2.4
Total as % of Net Assets 34.8%
Total number of equity holdings 58

Sector Allocation3 (%) As of 31 Mar 2022

Russell 2500 Index
Russell 2500 Value Index

Documents

1 Source: eVestment Analytics. Ranking within eVestment US Small-Mid Cap Value Equity universe based on monthly returns gross of fees. Ranking data calculated on 18 Apr 2022 (as of 31 Mar 2022) and is subject to change as additional firms within the category submit data.

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 2500 Index is the core benchmark. The Russell 2500 Value Index is the value benchmark. Upside/Downside Capture: Source: eVestment Analytics based on monthly returns (gross of fees) from 1 Jan 2006 – 31 Mar 2022.

Cash & Other may include cash, treasuries, money market funds and short duration fixed income funds. Includes a 1.0% investment in the Diamond Hill Short Duration Securitized Bond Strategy.

Index data source: London Stock Exchange Group PLC. See diamond-hill.com/disclosures for a full copy of the disclaimer.

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