Diamond Hill Investment Group (DHIL) and Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) Financial Comparison

Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ: DHIL) and Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM) are both financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Diamond Hill Investment Group and Brookfield Asset Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diamond Hill Investment Group 34.43% 29.19% 21.13%
Brookfield Asset Management 3.58% 2.02% 0.81%

Volatility and Risk

Diamond Hill Investment Group has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Asset Management has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.4% of Diamond Hill Investment Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.6% of Brookfield Asset Management shares are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of Diamond Hill Investment Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Diamond Hill Investment Group and Brookfield Asset Management, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diamond Hill Investment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Brookfield Asset Management 0 0 6 0 3.00

Brookfield Asset Management has a consensus target price of $48.33, suggesting a potential upside of 20.29%. Given Brookfield Asset Management’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Brookfield Asset Management is more favorable than Diamond Hill Investment Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Diamond Hill Investment Group and Brookfield Asset Management’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond Hill Investment Group $145.20 million 5.11 $49.98 million $15.49 13.74
Brookfield Asset Management $40.79 billion 0.95 $1.46 billion $1.27 31.64

Brookfield Asset Management has higher revenue and earnings than Diamond Hill Investment Group. Diamond Hill Investment Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brookfield Asset Management, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Brookfield Asset Management pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Diamond Hill Investment Group does not pay a dividend. Brookfield Asset Management pays out 47.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Brookfield Asset Management has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

About Diamond Hill Investment Group

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. provides investment advisory and fund administration services. The Company’s subsidiaries include Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. (DHCM), Beacon Hill Fund Services, Inc. (BHFS) and BHIL Distributors, Inc. (BHIL). The Company’s primary objective is to fulfill its fiduciary duty to clients. The Company provides investment management and administration services to mutual funds, institutional accounts and private investment funds. DHCM is an investment advisor to the Diamond Hill Funds (the Funds), a series of open-end mutual funds, private investment funds (Private Funds), an exchange traded fund and other institutional accounts. In addition, DHCM is administrator for the Funds. BHFS provides compliance, treasury and other fund administration services to investment advisors and mutual funds. BHIL is a subsidiary of BHFS. BHIL provides underwriting services to mutual funds. BHFS and BHIL collectively operate as Beacon Hill.

About Brookfield Asset Management

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is an alternative asset manager. The Company operates in eight segments. The Asset Management segment manages its listed partnerships, private funds and public markets on behalf of its clients. The Property segment includes the ownership, operation and development of office, retail and other properties. The Renewable power segment operates and develops hydroelectric, wind power and other generating facilities. The Infrastructure segment includes the ownership, operation and development of utilities and agricultural operations, among others. The Residential development segment includes homebuilding, condominium development and land development. The Service activities segment includes construction management and contracting services and property services. The Private equity segment includes the investments and operations overseen by its private equity group. The Corporate activities segment includes the allocation of capital to its operating platforms.

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