Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. Reports Results For Third Quarter 2019

Company Release - 10/29/2019 4:15 PM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.  (the "Company," "we," "our") (NASDAQ: DHIL) today reported unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 and filed its Form 10-Q.

 

 

Selected Income Statement Data

(in thousands, except per share figures)



Three Months Ended September 30,




2019


2018


%
Change

Revenue

34,592



37,472



(8)%

Operating expenses

21,835



20,556



6%

Net operating income

12,757



16,916



(25)%

Investment income, net

2,822



5,210




Income before taxes

15,579



22,126



(30)%

Income tax expense

(4,063)



(5,727)



(29)%

Net income

11,516



16,399



(30)%

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest

(99)



(1,191)




Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

11,417



$

15,208



(25)%







Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders - diluted

$

3.35



$

4.31



(22)%








Nine Months Ended September 30,




2019


2018


%
Change

Revenue

100,717



111,181



(9)%

Operating expenses

64,747



59,712



8%

Net operating income

35,970



51,469



(30)%

Investment income, net

23,627



7,217




Income before taxes

59,597



58,686



2%

Income tax expense

(14,367)



(14,446)



(1)%

Net income

45,230



44,240



2%

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest

(3,685)



(1,672)




Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

41,545



$

42,568



(2)%







Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders - diluted

$

12.00



$

12.11



(1)%

 

 

Selected Balance Sheet Data

(in thousands, except per share figures)



As Of


September 30, 2019


December 31, 2018

Total cash and corporate investments held directly by DHCM

$

212,864



$

196,545


Total assets

289,711



325,728


Total liabilities

55,827



67,472


Redeemable noncontrolling interest

10,662



62,680


Shareholders equity

223,222



195,576


Book value per share

$

65.58



$

55.89





For the Three Months Ended September 30,

(in millions)

2019


2018

AUM at beginning of the period

$

21,612



$

21,827


Net cash inflows (outflows)




    proprietary funds

327



(158)


    sub-advised funds

50



(130)


    separately managed accounts

(45)



(82)



332



(370)


Net market appreciation and income

259



1,172


Increase during the period

591



802


AUM at end of the period

$

22,203



$

22,629







Change in Assets Under Management


For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

(in millions)

2019


2018

AUM at beginning of the period

$

19,108



$

22,317


Net cash inflows (outflows)




    proprietary funds

(488)



(332)


    sub-advised funds

185



(3)


    separately managed accounts

(216)



(171)



(519)



(506)


Net market appreciation and income

3,614



818


Increase during the period

3,095



312


AUM at end of the period

$

22,203



$

22,629


 

 

Special Dividend:

The Company today announced that its board of directors has approved a $9.00 per share special cash dividend to shareholders of record on December 2, 2019 payable December 10, 2019. The Company expects 100% of the distribution to be classified as a qualified dividend.

While this is the twelfth 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. The board of directors has also authorized its management to repurchase the Company's common shares having an aggregate purchase price up to $50.0 million, of which $19.5 million is remaining as of September 30, 2019.  The authority to repurchase shares will be exercised from time to time as market conditions warrant and is subject to regulatory considerations.

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 $22.2 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2019.  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

As supplemental information, we are providing performance measures that are based on methodologies other than U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("non-GAAP").  We believe the non-GAAP measures below are useful measures of our core business activities, are important metrics in estimating the value of an asset management business, and may enable more appropriate comparison to our peers.  These non-GAAP measures should not be a substitute for financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and may be calculated differently by other companies.  The following schedule reconciles GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

 


Three Months Ended
 September 30,


Nine Months Ended
 September 30,

(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)

2019


2018


2019


2018

Total revenue

$

34,592



$

37,472



$

100,717



$

111,181










Net operating income, GAAP basis

$

12,757



$

16,916



$

35,970



$

51,469


Non-GAAP adjustment:








Gains on deferred compensation plan investments, net(1)

357



983



4,052



923


Net operating income, as adjusted, non-GAAP basis(2)

13,114



17,899



40,022



52,392


Non-GAAP adjustment:








Tax provision on net operating income, as adjusted, non-GAAP basis(3)

(3,442)



(4,896)



(10,284)



(13,275)


Net operating income, as adjusted, after tax, non-GAAP basis(4)

$

9,672



$

13,003



$

29,738



$

39,117










Net operating income, as adjusted after tax per diluted share, non-GAAP basis(5)

$

2.83



$

3.68



$

8.59



$

11.13


Diluted weighted average shares outstanding, GAAP basis

3,412



3,532



3,461



3,515










Operating profit margin, GAAP basis

37

%


45

%


36

%


46

%

Operating profit margin, as adjusted, non-GAAP basis(6)

38

%


48

%


40

%


47

%

 

(1) Gains on deferred compensation plan investments, net: The gain on deferred compensation plan investments, which increases deferred compensation expense included in operating income, is removed from operating income in the calculation because it is offset by an equal amount in investment income below net operating income on the income statement, and thus has no impact on net income attributable to the Company.

(2) Net operating income, as adjusted: This non-GAAP measure represents the Company's net operating income adjusted to exclude the impact on compensation expense of gains and losses on investments in the deferred compensation plan.

(3) Tax provision on net operating income, as adjusted: This non-GAAP measure represents the tax provision excluding the impact of investment related activity and is calculated by applying the unconsolidated effective tax rate to net operating income, as adjusted.

(4) Net operating income, as adjusted, after tax: This non-GAAP measure deducts from the net operating income, as adjusted, the tax provision on net operating income, as adjusted.

(5) Net operating income, as adjusted after tax per diluted share: This non-GAAP measure was calculated by dividing the net operating income, as adjusted after tax, by diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

(6) Operating profit margin, as adjusted: This non-GAAP measure was calculated by dividing the net operating income, as adjusted, by total revenue.

 

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.

Throughout this press release, the Company may make forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, relating to such matters as anticipated operating results, prospects and levels of assets under management, technological developments, economic trends (including interest rates and market volatility), expected transactions and similar matters. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "hope," "seek," "plan," "intend" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date thereof. While we believe that the assumptions underlying our forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that any of the assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and, accordingly, our actual results and experiences could differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in our forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results referred to in the forward-looking statements we make in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in our press releases are discussed under "Item 1A. Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the 2018 Annual Report and include, but are not limited to: the adverse effect from a decline in the securities markets; a decline in the performance of our products; changes in interest rates; changes in national and local economic and political conditions, the  continuing economic uncertainty in various parts of the world; changes in government policy and regulation, including monetary policy; changes in our ability to attract or retain key employees; unforeseen costs and other effects related to legal proceedings or investigations of governmental and self-regulatory organizations; and other risks identified from time-to-time in other public documents on file with the SEC.

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