Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. Reports Results For Third Quarter 2014 And Announces Special Dividend

Company Release - 10/29/2014 4:15 PM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.  (the "Company," "we," "our") (NASDAQ: DHIL) today reported unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 and filed its Form 10-Q.

 


Three Months Ended September 30,





2014



2013



Change


Revenue

$

27,458,493



$

20,819,492



32%


    Net operating income

10,983,500



7,469,601



47%


    Operating margin

40%



36%





Investment income (loss)

(1,005,915)



913,551





Net income

6,350,580



5,361,736



18%


Earnings per share - diluted

$

1.94



$

1.67



16%












Nine Months Ended September 30,





2014



2013



Change


Revenue

$

76,087,802



$

59,108,968



29%


    Net operating income

29,228,890



21,248,907



38%


    Operating margin

38%



36%





Investment income

832,527



3,466,935





Net income

19,028,213



15,404,014



24%


Earnings per share - diluted

$

5.84



$

4.84



21%











 


As Of



September 30, 2014


December 31, 2013


September 30, 2013


Assets under management (millions)

$

14,474



$

12,186



$

11,040



Book value per share (a)

$

22.06



$

13.80



$

14.01



Total outstanding shares

3,314,167



3,257,247



3,263,677




(a) - A $3 per share special dividend was paid in December 2013.

 


Change in Assets Under Management


For the Three Months Ended September 30,

(in millions)

2014



2013


AUM at beginning of the period

$

14,204



$

10,427


Net cash inflows (outflows)






    proprietary funds

597



78


    sub-advised funds

62



57


    institutional accounts

(92)



(50)



567



85


Net market appreciation (depreciation) and income

(297)



528


Increase during the period

270



613


AUM at end of the period

$

14,474



$

11,040









Change in Assets Under Management


For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

(in millions)

2014



2013


AUM at beginning of the period

$

12,186



$

9,429


Net cash inflows (outflows)






    proprietary funds

1,434



437


    sub-advised funds

161



(762)


    institutional accounts

145



(225)



1,740



(550)


Net market appreciation and income

548



2,161


Increase during the period

2,288



1,611


AUM at end of the period

$

14,474



$

11,040


 

Special Dividend:
The Company today announced that its board of directors has approved a $4.00 per share special cash dividend to shareholders of record on December 5, 2014 payable December 15, 2014.  The company will finalize the tax characterization of the dividend in February 2015 and expects 100% of the distribution to be classified as a qualified dividend.

While this is the seventh consecutive year that the company has paid a special dividend, there can be no assurance that the company will pay a dividend in the future.  The Board of Directors and management continually review various factors to determine whether the company has capital in excess of that required for the business and the appropriate use of any excess capital.  The factors considered include the company's investment opportunities, the company's risks, and future dividend and capital gain tax rates.  We believe that we should retain a larger portion of our operating profits so that we can adequately seed new strategies and support existing strategies, which we believe will help us to continue to grow the company's intrinsic value per share over the long term.

Evaluating management's stewardship of capital for shareholders is a central part of our intrinsic value investment discipline that we practice for our clients.  We hold ourselves to the same standard that we look for when evaluating investments for our clients.

About Diamond Hill:
We are an independent investment management firm with significant employee ownership and $14.5 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014.  We provide investment management services to institutions and individuals through mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, and private investment funds.  Our entire investment team shares the same intrinsic value investment philosophy focused on absolute returns, and our interests are firmly aligned with our clients through significant investment in its strategies.  For more information visit www.diamond-hill.com.

Use of Supplemental Data as Non-GAAP Performance Measure
Net Operating Income After Tax

As supplemental information, we provide performance measures that are based on methodologies other than generally accepted accounting principles ("non-GAAP") for "Net Operating Income After Tax" that management uses as benchmarks in evaluating and comparing the period-to-period operating performance of the Company and subsidiaries.

The Company defines "net operating income after tax" as our net operating income less income tax provision, excluding investment related activity and the tax impact related to the investment related activity. We believe that "net operating income after tax" provides a good representation of our operating performance, as it excludes the impact of investment related activity on financial results. The amount of the investment portfolio and market fluctuations on the investments may change significantly from one period to another, which can distort the underlying earnings of a company. We also believe "net operating income after tax" is an important metric in estimating the value of an asset management business. This non-GAAP measure is provided in addition to net income and net operating income and is not a substitute for net income or net operating income and may not be comparable to non-GAAP performance measures of other companies.

 



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,

 (in thousands, except per share data)


2014



2013



% Change


2014



2013



% Change

 Net operating income, GAAP basis


$

10,984



$

7,470



47%


$

29,229



$

21,249



38%

 Non-GAAP adjustments:

















    Tax provision excluding impact of investment income (loss)


(3,993)



(2,692)



48%


(10,728)



(8,006)



34%

 Net operating income after tax, non-GAAP basis


$

6,991



$

4,778



46%


$

18,501



$

13,243



40%


















 Net operating income after tax per diluted share, non-GAAP basis


$

2.13



$

1.49



43%


$

5.68



$

4.16



37%

 

The tax provision excluding impact of investment related activity is calculated by applying the tax rate calculated from the income statement to net operating income.

Our management does not promote that investors consider the above non-GAAP financial measures alone, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

SOURCE Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.

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