Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ: DHIL) is one of 54 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Management & Fund Operators” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Diamond Hill Investment Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
60.4% of Diamond Hill Investment Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of Diamond Hill Investment Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Diamond Hill Investment Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Diamond Hill Investment Group||$145.20 million||$49.98 million||14.71|
|Diamond Hill Investment Group Competitors||$7.40 billion||$940.25 million||1,016.21|
Diamond Hill Investment Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Diamond Hill Investment Group. Diamond Hill Investment Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
Diamond Hill Investment Group has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diamond Hill Investment Group’s peers have a beta of 1.25, meaning that their average share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Diamond Hill Investment Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Diamond Hill Investment Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Diamond Hill Investment Group Competitors||264||1712||1889||65||2.45|
As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies have a potential upside of 11.62%. Given Diamond Hill Investment Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Diamond Hill Investment Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Diamond Hill Investment Group and its peers’ 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%|
|Diamond Hill Investment Group Competitors||-209.29%||1.76%||5.80%|
Diamond Hill Investment Group peers beat Diamond Hill Investment Group on 7 of the 10 factors compared.
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.
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