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United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 10-Q
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2024

OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from         to     
Commission file number 000-24498
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DIAMOND HILL INVESTMENT GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Ohio 65-0190407
(State of
incorporation)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
325 John H. McConnell Blvd., Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(614) 255-3333
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares, no par value
DHILThe Nasdaq Stock Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.     Yes:  x    No:  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).     Yes  x    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer x
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company 
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Yes:      No:  x

As of May 7, 2024, the registrant had 2,772,890 outstanding common shares.
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DIAMOND HILL INVESTMENT GROUP, INC.
 
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PART I:FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1:Financial Statements
Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
3/31/202412/31/2023
 (Unaudited) 
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$17,592,320 $46,991,879 
Investments154,922,301 147,738,862 
Accounts receivable21,295,728 18,051,241 
Prepaid expenses3,238,126 3,509,460 
Income taxes receivable 1,620,864 
Property and equipment, net of depreciation2,280,748 2,591,604 
Deferred taxes9,756,586 11,590,438 
Total assets$209,085,809 $232,094,348 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$5,610,105 $6,190,370 
Accrued incentive compensation6,786,756 29,500,000 
Income taxes payable859,479  
Deferred compensation
37,543,829 36,087,170 
Total liabilities50,800,169 71,777,540 
Permanent shareholders’ equity
Common shares, no par value: 7,000,000 shares authorized; 2,804,668 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 (inclusive of 247,481 unvested shares); 2,823,076 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2023 (inclusive of 190,172 unvested shares)
19,029,598 22,164,410 
Preferred shares, undesignated, 1,000,000 shares authorized and unissued
  
Deferred equity compensation(23,075,385)(15,392,418)
Retained earnings162,331,427 153,544,816 
Total permanent shareholders’ equity158,285,640 160,316,808 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$209,085,809 $232,094,348 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
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Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 20242023
REVENUES:
Investment advisory$34,351,793 $32,042,459 
Mutual fund administration, net1,943,137 1,948,044 
Total revenue36,294,930 33,990,503 
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Compensation and related costs, excluding deferred compensation expense 18,147,465 16,362,908 
Deferred compensation expense 3,190,363 744,511 
General and administrative4,140,206 3,506,070 
Sales and marketing1,688,952 1,652,503 
Mutual fund administration825,118 782,944 
Total operating expenses27,992,104 23,048,936 
NET OPERATING INCOME8,302,826 10,941,567 
NON-OPERATING INCOME
Investment income, net9,365,678 8,082,738 
Total non-operating income
9,365,678 8,082,738 
NET INCOME BEFORE TAXES17,668,504 19,024,305 
Income tax expense(4,652,571)(4,921,258)
NET INCOME13,015,933 14,103,047 
Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest (1,395,495)
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS$13,015,933 $12,707,552 
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders
Basic$4.62 $4.20 
Diluted$4.62 $4.20 
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic2,816,839 3,025,094 
Diluted2,816,839 3,025,094 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
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Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity and Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest (unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31, 2024
Shares
Outstanding
Common
Shares
Deferred Equity
Compensation
Retained
Earnings
Total
Balance at December 31, 20232,823,076 $22,164,410 $(15,392,418)$153,544,816 $160,316,808 
Issuance of restricted stock grants
72,032 11,058,398 (11,058,398)— — 
Amortization of restricted stock grants
— — 3,259,239 — 3,259,239 
Issuance of common shares related to employee stock purchase plan
1,688 260,239 — — 260,239 
Shares withheld related to employee tax withholding(6,372)(1,055,140)— — (1,055,140)
Forfeiture of restricted stock grants
(648)(116,192)116,192 —  
Repurchase of common shares (inclusive of accrued excise tax of $126,747)
(85,108)(13,282,117)— — (13,282,117)
Cash dividends paid— — — (4,229,322)(4,229,322)
Net income— — — 13,015,933 13,015,933 
Balance at March 31, 20242,804,668 $19,029,598 $(23,075,385)$162,331,427 $158,285,640 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2023
Shares
Outstanding
Common
Shares
Deferred Equity
Compensation
Retained
Earnings
TotalRedeemable Noncontrolling Interest
Balance at December 31, 20223,010,457 $51,688,631 $(17,011,144)$128,994,758 $163,672,245 $14,126,198 
Issuance of restricted stock grants49,099 9,400,986 (9,400,986)— — — 
Amortization of restricted stock grants— — 2,843,574 — 2,843,574 — 
Issuance of common shares related to 401k plan match
46 7,843 — — 7,843 — 
Issuance of common shares related to employee stock purchase plan
1,963 323,070 — — 323,070 — 
Shares withheld related to employee tax withholding(6,121)(1,132,507)— — (1,132,507)— 
Repurchase of common shares (inclusive of accrued excise tax of $27,805)
(27,706)(4,597,931)— — (4,597,931)— 
Cash dividends paid — — — (4,576,492)(4,576,492)— 
Net income — — — 12,707,552 12,707,552 1,395,495 
Net subscriptions of Consolidated Fund
— — — — — 1,811,105 
Balance at March 31, 20233,027,738 $55,690,092 $(23,568,556)$137,125,818 $169,247,354 $17,332,798 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
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Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 20242023
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $13,015,933 $14,103,047 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation319,905 327,961 
Share-based compensation3,298,275 2,899,872 
Increase in accounts receivable(3,244,487)(1,506,623)
Change in current income taxes2,480,343 3,757,754 
Change in deferred income taxes1,833,852 1,142,808 
Net gains on investments(8,425,579)(6,929,916)
Net change in securities held by Consolidated Fund (1,306,643)
Decrease in accrued incentive compensation(22,713,244)(26,031,780)
Increase in deferred compensation1,456,659 486,811 
Other changes in assets and liabilities(311,327)(723,698)
Net cash used in operating activities
(12,289,670)(13,780,407)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of property and equipment(133,400)(13,876)
Purchase of Company sponsored investments(3,460,311)(5,293,030)
Proceeds from sale of Company sponsored investments4,702,451 4,420,337 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
1,108,740 (886,569)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Value of shares withheld related to employee tax withholding(1,055,140)(1,132,507)
Payment of dividends(4,229,322)(4,576,492)
Net subscriptions received from redeemable noncontrolling interest holders 1,811,105 
Repurchases of common shares(13,155,370)(4,570,126)
Proceeds received under employee stock purchase plan221,203 274,617 
Net cash used in financing activities(18,218,629)(8,193,403)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
Net change during the period(29,399,559)(22,860,379)
At beginning of period46,991,879 63,195,302 
At end of period$17,592,320 $40,334,923 
Supplemental cash flow information:
Income taxes paid$338,376 $20,696 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
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Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
Note 1 Business and Organization
Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., an Ohio corporation (“DHIL” and, collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Company”), derives its consolidated revenues and net income from investment advisory and fund administration services provided by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc., an Ohio corporation (“DHCM”).

DHCM is a registered investment adviser. DHCM is the investment adviser and administrator for the Diamond Hill Funds (the “Funds”), a series of open-end mutual funds. DHCM also provides investment advisory services to Diamond Hill Micro Cap Fund, LP (“DHMF”), a private fund, as well as separately managed accounts, collective investment trusts (“CITs”), other pooled vehicles including sub-advised funds, and model delivery programs.
Note 2 Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited, condensed, and consolidated financial statements of the Company as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, have been prepared in accordance with United States (“U.S.”) generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the instructions to Form 10-Q, and Article 10 of Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the accompanying financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of the Company’s management (“management”), all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair statement of the financial condition and results of operations as of the dates, and for the interim periods, presented, have been included. The accompanying unaudited, condensed, and consolidated financial statements and these footnotes should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 (the “2023 Form 10-K”), as filed with the SEC.
Operating results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2024, are not necessarily indicative of the results the Company may expect for any fiscal quarter, the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2024, or any subsequent period.

For further information regarding the risks to the Company’s business, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto in the 2023 Form 10-K, including “Part I – Item 1A. – Risk Factors” of the 2023 Form 10-K, the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in “Part I – Item 2 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this “Form 10-Q”), and “Part II – Item 1A. – Risk Factors” of this Form 10-Q.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of the accompanying unaudited, condensed, and consolidated financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements as well as the reported amounts of revenue and expense during the reporting period. Estimates have been prepared based on the most current and best available information, but actual results could differ materially from those estimates.
Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying unaudited, condensed, and consolidated financial statements include the operations of DHIL and its consolidated subsidiaries. All inter-company transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.
DHCM holds certain investments in the Funds and DHMF for general corporate investment purposes, to provide seed capital for newly formed strategies, or to add capital to existing strategies. The Funds are organized in a series fund structure in which there are multiple mutual funds within one trust (the “Trust”). The Trust is an open-end investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). Each individual Fund represents a separate share class of a legal entity organized under the Trust. DHMF is organized as a Delaware limited partnership and is exempt from registration under the 1940 Act.
DHIL consolidates those subsidiaries and investments over which it has a controlling interest. The Company is generally deemed to have a controlling interest when it owns the majority of the voting interest of a voting rights entity (“VRE”) or is
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deemed to be the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity (“VIE”). A VIE is an entity that lacks sufficient equity to finance its activities or any entity whose equity holders do not have defined power to direct the activities of the entity normally associated with an equity investment. The Company’s analysis to determine whether an entity is a VIE or a VRE involves judgment and consideration of several factors, including an entity’s legal organization, equity structure, the rights of the investment holders, the Company’s ownership interest in the entity, and the Company’s contractual involvement with the entity. The Company continually reviews and reconsiders its controlling interest, VIE and VRE conclusions upon the occurrence of certain events, such as changes to its ownership interest, or amendments to contract documents.
The Company performs its consolidation analysis at the individual Fund level and has concluded that the Funds are VREs, because the structure of the Funds is such that the shareholders are deemed to have the power through voting rights to direct the activities that most significantly impact each Fund’s economic performance. The Funds are consolidated if DHIL ownership, directly or indirectly, represents a majority interest (greater than 50%). The Company records redeemable noncontrolling interests in consolidated investments for which the Company’s ownership is less than 100%. As of December 31, 2023 and March 31, 2024, the Company had not consolidated any of the Funds. During the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Company consolidated the Diamond Hill International Fund. The Fund(s) consolidated during the applicable period are referred to as the “Consolidated Fund(s)”.
DHCM is the investment advisor to DHMF and is the managing member of Diamond Hill Fund GP, LLC (the “General Partner”), which is the general partner of DHMF. DHCM is wholly owned by, and consolidated with, DHIL. Further, through its control of the General Partner, DHCM has the power to direct DHMF’s economic activities and the right to receive investment advisory fees from DHMF that may be significant. DHMF commenced operations on June 1, 2021, and its underlying assets consist primarily of marketable securities.
The Company concluded DHMF was a VIE given that (i) DHCM has disproportionately less voting interest than economic interest, and (ii) DHMF’s limited partners have full power to remove the General Partner (which is controlled by DHCM, which is controlled by DHIL) due to the existence of substantive kick-out rights. In addition, substantially all of DHMF’s activities are conducted on behalf of the General Partner, which has disproportionately few voting rights. The Company concluded it is not the primary beneficiary of DHMF as it lacks the power to control DHMF, since DHMF’s limited partners have single-party kick-out rights and can unilaterally remove the General Partner without cause. DHCM’s investments in DHMF are reported as a component of the Company’s investment portfolio and valued at DHCM’s respective share of DHMF’s net income or loss.
Gains and losses attributable to changes in the value of DHCM’s interests in DHMF are included in the Company’s reported investment income. The Company’s exposure to loss as a result of its involvement with DHMF is limited to the amount of its investment. DHCM is not obligated to provide, and has not provided, financial or other support to DHMF, except for its investments to date and its contractually provided investment advisory responsibilities. The Company has not provided liquidity arrangements, guarantees, or other commitments to support DHMF’s operations, and DHMF’s creditors and interest holders have no recourse to the general credit of the Company.
Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest
Redeemable noncontrolling interest represents third-party interests in the Consolidated Fund. This interest is redeemable at the option of the investors, and therefore, is not treated as permanent equity. Redeemable noncontrolling interest is recorded at redemption value, which approximates the fair value each reporting period.
Segment Information
Management has determined that the Company operates in a single business segment, which is providing investment advisory and related services to clients through pooled vehicles, including the Funds and DHMF, separately managed accounts, CITs, other pooled vehicles including sub-advised funds, and model delivery programs. Therefore, the Company does not present disclosures relating to operating segments in annual or interim financial statements.
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Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents include demand deposits and money market mutual funds held by DHCM. The Company considers all highly liquid temporary cash instruments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company places its cash on deposit with U.S. financial institutions that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) up to $250,000. The Company’s credit risk in the event of failure of these financial institutions is represented by the difference between the FDIC limit and the total amount on deposit. Management monitors the financial institutions’ creditworthiness in conjunction with balances on deposit to minimize risk. The Company has amounts on deposit in excess of the insured limits. As of March 31, 2024, the Company had $1.4 million and $16.2 million in demand deposits and money market mutual funds, respectively. As of December 31, 2023, the Company had $2.8 million and $44.2 million in demand deposits and money market mutual funds, respectively.
Accounts Receivable
The Company records accounts receivable when they are due and presents them on the balance sheet net of any allowance for doubtful accounts. Accounts receivable are written off when they are determined to be uncollectible. Any allowance for doubtful accounts is estimated based on the Company’s historical losses, existing conditions in the industry, and the financial stability of the individual or entity that owes the receivable. No allowance for doubtful accounts was deemed necessary at either March 31, 2024, or December 31, 2023. Accounts receivable from the Funds were $9.8 million as of March 31, 2024, and $9.1 million as of December 31, 2023.
Investments
Management determines the appropriate classification of the Company’s investments at the time of purchase and re-evaluates its determination for each reporting period.
Company sponsored investments, where the Company has neither the control nor the ability to exercise significant influence, as well as securities held in the Consolidated Fund, are measured at fair value based on quoted market prices. Unrealized gains and losses are recorded as investment income (loss) in the Company’s consolidated statements of income.
Investments classified as equity method investments represent investments in which the Company owns 20% to 50% of the outstanding voting interests in the entity or where it is determined that the Company is able to exercise significant influence but not control over the investments. When using the equity method, the Company recognizes its respective share of the investee’s net income or loss for the period, which is recorded as investment income (loss) in the Company’s consolidated statements of income.
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment, consisting of leasehold improvements, right-of-use lease assets, computer equipment, capitalized software, furniture, and fixtures, are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated lives of the assets.
Implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software, including hosting arrangements, are capitalized and expensed on a straight-line basis over either the estimated useful life of the respective software or the term of the hosting arrangement.

Property and equipment is tested for impairment when there is an indication that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. When an asset is determined to not be recoverable, the impairment loss is measured based on the excess, if any, of the carrying value of the asset over its fair value.
Revenue Recognition – General
The Company recognizes revenue when DHCM satisfies performance obligations under the terms of a contract with a client. The Company earns substantially all of its revenue from DHCM investment advisory and fund administration contracts. Investment advisory and fund administration fees, generally calculated as a percentage of assets under management (“AUM”), are recorded as revenue as services are performed. In addition to fixed fees based on a percentage of AUM, certain client accounts also provide periodic performance-based fees.


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Revenue from contracts with clients that was earned during the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, include:
Three Months Ended March 31, 2024
Investment advisoryMutual fund
administration, net
Total revenue
Diamond Hill Funds$22,095,183 $1,943,137 $24,038,320 
Separately managed accounts6,779,253  6,779,253 
Other pooled vehicles2,770,713  2,770,713 
Collective investment trusts1,397,010  1,397,010 
Model delivery1,309,634  1,309,634 
$34,351,793 $1,943,137 $36,294,930 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2023
Investment advisoryMutual fund
administration, net
Total revenue
Diamond Hill Funds$21,383,543 $1,948,044 $23,331,587 
Separately managed accounts6,264,361  6,264,361 
Other pooled vehicles2,131,681  2,131,681 
Model delivery1,361,753  1,361,753 
Collective investment trusts901,121  901,121 
$32,042,459 $1,948,044 $33,990,503 

Revenue Recognition – Investment Advisory Fees
DHCM’s investment advisory contracts with clients have a single performance obligation because the contracted services are not separately identifiable from other obligations in the contracts, and therefore, are not distinct. All obligations to provide investment advisory services are satisfied over time by DHCM.
The fees DHCM receives for its services under its investment advisory contracts are based on AUM, which changes based on the value of securities held under each investment advisory contract. These fees are thereby constrained and represent variable consideration, and they are excluded from revenue until the AUM on which DHCM’s client is billed is no longer subject to market fluctuations.
DHCM also provides its strategy model portfolios and related services to sponsors of model delivery programs. For its services, DHCM is paid a model delivery fee by the program sponsor at a pre-determined rate based on the amount of assets under advisement (“AUA”) in the program.
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Revenue Recognition – Performance-Based Fees
DHCM manages a client account that pays performance-based fees. These fees are calculated based on the client’s investment results over rolling five-year periods. The Company records performance-based fees when it is probable that a significant reversal of the revenue will not occur. The Company did not record any performance-based fees during the three-month period ended March 31, 2024 or the three-month period ended March 31, 2023. After the initial five-year contract measurement term, the performance-based fee is calculated annually based on the client investment results over the recently completed five-year period. The Company’s next performance measurement period will be the 12 months ending September 30, 2024. AUM subject to performance-based fees was approximately $574.6 million as of March 31, 2024.
Revenue Recognition – Mutual Fund Administration
DHCM has an administrative and transfer agency services agreement with the Funds under which DHCM performs certain services for each Fund. These services include performance obligations, such as mutual fund administration, fund accounting, transfer agency, and other related functions. These services are performed concurrently under DHCM’s agreement with the Funds, all performance obligations to provide these administrative services are satisfied over time, and the Company recognizes the related revenue as time progresses. Each Fund pays DHCM a fee for performing these services, which is calculated using an annual rate multiplied by the average daily net assets of each respective Fund share class. These fees are thereby constrained and represent variable consideration, and are excluded from revenue until the AUM on which DHCM bills the Funds is no longer subject to market fluctuations.
The Funds have selected and contractually engaged certain vendors to fulfill various services to benefit the Funds’ shareholders or to satisfy regulatory requirements of the Funds. These services include, among others, required shareholder mailings, federal and state registrations, and legal and audit services. In fulfilling a portion of its role under the administration and transfer agency services agreement with the Funds, DHCM acts as agent and pays for these services on behalf of the Funds. Each vendor is independently responsible for fulfillment of the services it has been engaged to provide and negotiates its fees and terms directly with the Funds’ management and board of trustees. Each year, the Funds’ board of trustees reviews the fee that each Fund pays to DHCM, and specifically considers the contractual expenses that DHCM pays on behalf of the Funds. As a result, DHCM is not involved in the delivery or pricing of these services, and bears no risk related to these services. Revenue has been recorded net of these Fund-related expenses.
Mutual fund administration gross and net revenue are summarized below:
 Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 20242023
Mutual fund administration:
Administration revenue, gross$5,718,610 $5,416,875 
Fund related expense(3,775,473)(3,468,831)
Mutual fund administration revenue, net$1,943,137 $1,948,044 
Income Taxes
The Company accounts for current and deferred income taxes through an asset and liability approach. Deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences, and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment.
The Company is subject to examination by federal and applicable state and local jurisdictions for various tax periods. The Company’s income tax positions are based on research and interpretations of the income tax laws and rulings in each of the jurisdictions in which it does business. Due to the subjectivity of interpretations of laws and rulings in each jurisdiction, the differences and interplay in tax laws among those jurisdictions, and the inherent uncertainty in estimating the final resolution of complex tax audit matters, the Company’s estimates of income tax liabilities may differ materially from actual payments or assessments. The Company regularly assesses its positions with regard to tax exposures and records liabilities for these uncertain tax positions and related interest and penalties, if any, according to the principles of Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 740, Income Taxes. The Company records interest and penalties within income tax expense on the income statement. See Note 8.
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Earnings Per Share
Basic and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) are computed by dividing net income attributable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of DHIL common shares outstanding for the period, which includes unvested restricted shares. See Note 9.
Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance
The Company did not adopt any new accounting guidance during the three months ended March 31, 2024 that had a material effect on its financial position or results of operations.
Newly Issued But Not Yet Adopted Accounting Guidance
In December 2023, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2023-09, “Improvements to Income Tax Disclosures.” This update requires certain revisions to income tax disclosures, primarily disclosures related to rate reconciliation and income taxes paid. ASU 2023-09 is effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2024. The Company does not believe that adoption of ASU 2023-09 will materially impact its financial statements.
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Note 3 Investments
The following table summarizes the carrying value of the Company’s investments as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023:
As of
March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Fair value investments:
Company sponsored investments$63,845,000 $63,208,573 
Company sponsored equity method investments91,077,301 84,530,289 
Total Investments$154,922,301 $147,738,862 


The components of net investment income are as follows:

Three Months Ended March 31,
20242023
Realized gains
$378,955 $819,135 
Change in unrealized8,048,712 5,808,171 
Dividends953,216 1,509,288 
Other
(15,205)(53,856)
Investment income, net
$9,365,678 $8,082,738 
Company-Sponsored Equity Method Investments
As of March 31, 2024, the Company’s equity method investments consisted of DHMF, the Diamond Hill International Fund, and the Diamond Hill Large Cap Concentrated Fund. The Company’s ownership percentage in these investments was 84%, 43%, and 46%, respectively. The Company’s ownership in DHMF, the Diamond Hill International Fund, and the Diamond Hill Large Cap Concentrated Fund includes $7.8 million of investments held in the Deferred Compensation Plans (as defined in Note 6).
The following table includes the condensed summary financial information from the Company’s equity method investments as of and for the three-month period ended March 31, 2024:
As of
March 31, 2024
Total assets$191,222,441 
Total liabilities4,685,754 
Net assets186,536,687 
DHCM’s portion of net assets$91,077,301 
For the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2024
Investment income$1,134,941 
Expenses386,493 
Net realized gains 2,154,065 
Change in unrealized 9,688,596 
Net income 12,591,109 
DHCM’s portion of net income
$6,274,620 
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The Company’s investments at March 31, 2024 include its interest in DHMF, an unconsolidated VIE, as the Company is not deemed the primary beneficiary. The Company’s maximum risk of loss related to its involvement with DHMF is limited to the carrying value of its investment, which was $19.5 million as of March 31, 2024.
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Note 4 Fair Value Measurements
The Company determines the fair value of its cash equivalents and certain investments using the following broad levels listed below:
Level 1 - Unadjusted quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets.
Level 2 - Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and model-driven valuations in which all significant inputs are observable.
Level 3 - Valuations derived from techniques in which significant inputs are unobservable. The Company does not value any investments using Level 3 inputs.
These levels are not necessarily indicative of the risk or liquidity associated with investments.
The following table summarizes investments that are recognized in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet using fair value measurements (excluding investments classified as equity method investments) determined based upon the differing levels as of March 31, 2024:
Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Cash equivalents$16,219,496   $16,219,496 
Fair value investments:
     Company-sponsored investments$63,845,000   $63,845,000 
Changes to fair values of the investments are recorded in the Company’s consolidated statements of income as investment income, net.

Note 5 Line of Credit
The Company has a committed Line of Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with a commercial bank that matures on December 12, 2024, which permits the Company to borrow up to $25.0 million. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement bear interest at a rate equal to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate plus 1.10%. The Company pays a commitment fee on the unused portion of the facility, accruing at a rate per annum of 0.10%.
The proceeds of the Credit Agreement may be used by the Company for ongoing working capital needs, to seed new and existing investment strategies, and for other general corporate purposes. The Credit Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, and covenants.
The Company did not borrow under the Credit Agreement during the three months ended March 31, 2024, and no borrowings were outstanding as of March 31, 2024.

Note 6 Compensation Plans
Share-Based Payment Transactions
The Company maintains the shareholder-approved Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. 2022 Equity and Cash Incentive Plan (the “2022 Plan”), which authorizes the issuance of 300,000 common shares of DHIL in various forms of equity awards. As of March 31, 2024, there were 163,182 common shares of DHIL available for grants under the 2022 Plan. Previously, the Company issued equity awards under the Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. 2014 Equity and Cash Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”). There are no longer any DHIL common shares available for issuance under the 2014 Plan, although certain grants previously made under the 2014 Plan remain issued and outstanding.
Restricted stock grants represent DHIL common shares issued and outstanding upon grant that remain subject to restrictions until specified vesting conditions are satisfied. The Company issues to all new employees upon hire restricted stock grants that cliff vest after five years of employment with the Company. After the end of each year, the Company also issues to certain key employees restricted stock grants that vest ratably on an annual basis over three years.
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Restricted stock grants are valued based upon the fair market value of the DHIL common shares on the applicable grant date. The restricted stock grants are recorded as deferred compensation in the equity section of the balance sheet on the grant date and then recognized as compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the vesting period of the respective grant. The Company’s policy is to adjust compensation expense for forfeitures as they occur.
The following table represents a roll-forward of outstanding restricted stock and related activity for the three months ended March 31, 2024:
SharesWeighted-Average
Grant Date Price
per Share
Outstanding restricted stock as of December 31, 2023190,172 $164.69 
Grants issued72,032 153.52 
Grants vested(14,075)153.00 
Grants forfeited(648)179.31 
Total outstanding restricted stock as of March 31, 2024247,481 $162.06 
Total deferred equity compensation related to unvested restricted stock was $23.1 million as of March 31, 2024. The recognition of compensation expense related to deferred compensation over the remaining vesting periods is as follows:
Nine Months 
 Remaining In
      
20242025202620272028ThereafterTotal
$8,636,966 $8,062,312 $4,775,627 $1,309,142 $269,044 $22,294 $23,075,385 
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Under the Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”), eligible employees may purchase DHIL common shares at 85% of the fair market value on the last day of each offering period. Each offering period is approximately three months, which coincides with the Company’s fiscal quarters. During the three-month period ended March 31, 2024, ESPP participants purchased 1,688 DHIL common shares for $0.2 million, and the Company recorded $0.1 million of share-based payment expense related to the discount to fair market value for these purchases. During the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, ESPP participants purchased 1,963 DHIL common shares for $0.3 million and the Company recorded $0.1 million of share-based payment expense related to these purchases.
401(k) Plan
The Company sponsors a 401(k) plan in which all employees are eligible to participate. Company employees may contribute a portion of their compensation subject to certain limits based on federal tax laws. The Company matches employee contributions equal to 250.0% of the first 6.0% of an employee’s compensation contributed to the plan. The Company may settle the 401(k) plan matching contributions in cash or DHIL common shares. Employees vest ratably in the matching contributions over a five-year period.
Deferred Compensation Plans
The Company sponsors the Diamond Hill Fixed Term Deferred Compensation Plan and the Diamond Hill Variable Term Deferred Compensation Plan (together, the “Deferred Compensation Plans”). Under the Deferred Compensation Plans, participants may elect to voluntarily defer, for a minimum of five years (subject to an earlier distribution in the case of the participant’s death or disability or a change in control of DHIL), certain incentive compensation that the Company then contributes into the Deferred Compensation Plans. Participants are responsible for designating investment options for the assets they contribute, and the distribution paid to each participant reflects any gains or losses on the assets realized in connection with the Deferred Compensation Plans. Assets held in the Deferred Compensation Plans are included in the Company’s investment portfolio, and the associated obligation to participants is included in deferred compensation liability. Deferred compensation liability was $37.5 million and $36.1 million as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively.
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Note 7 Operating Lease
The Company currently leases office space of approximately 37,829 square feet at a single location.
As of March 31, 2024, the carrying value of this right-of-use asset, which is included in property and equipment, was approximately $0.5 million net of deferred rent on the consolidated balance sheets. As of March 31, 2024, the carrying value of the lease liability was approximately $0.6 million, which is included in accounts payable and accrued expenses on the consolidated balance sheets.
The following table summarizes the total lease and operating expenses for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023:
March 31,
2024
March 31,
2023
Three Months Ended$201,595 $206,077 
The approximate future minimum lease payments under the operating lease are as follows:
Future Minimum Lease Payments
Nine Months 
 Remaining In
   
20242025202620272028Total
$468,134 $156,045    $624,179 
Note 8 Income Taxes
The Company has determined its interim tax provision projecting an estimated annual effective tax rate.
A reconciliation of the statutory federal tax rate to the Company’s effective income tax rate is as follows:
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
20242023
   Statutory U.S. federal income tax rate21.0 %21.0 %
   State and local income taxes, net of federal benefit4.8 %4.8 %
   Internal revenue code section 162 limitations1.3 %1.5 %
   Other(0.8)%0.6 %
Unconsolidated effective income tax rate26.3 %27.9 %
   Impact attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest(a)
 %(2.0)%
Effective income tax rate26.3 %25.9 %
(a) The provision for income taxes includes the impact of the operations of the Consolidated Fund, which is not subject to federal income taxes. Accordingly, a portion of the Company’s earnings are not subject to corporate tax levels.
The Company’s actual effective tax rate for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024 could be materially different from the projected rate as of March 31, 2024.
The net temporary differences incurred to date will reverse in future periods as the Company generates taxable earnings. The Company believes that it is more likely than not that the results of future operations will generate sufficient taxable income to realize the net deferred tax assets recorded. The Company records a valuation allowance when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. As of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, no valuation allowance was deemed necessary.
FASB ASC 740, Income Taxes, prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken, or expected to be taken, in a tax return, and also provides guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure, and transition.  The Company recognizes tax benefits related to positions taken, or expected to be taken, on its tax returns, only if the positions are “more-likely-than-not” sustainable. Once this threshold has been met, the Company’s measurement of its expected tax benefits is recognized in its financial statements. The Company did not record an accrual for tax-related uncertainties or unrecognized tax positions as of March 31, 2024 or December 31, 2023.
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The Company did not recognize any interest and penalties during the three months ended March 31, 2024.

Note 9 Earnings Per Share

Basic and diluted EPS are calculated under the two-class method and are computed by dividing net income attributable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of DHIL common shares outstanding for the period, including unvested restricted shares. For the periods reported, DHIL did not have any dilutive common shares outstanding. DHIL has not issued any preferred shares. The following table sets forth the computation for basic and diluted EPS:
 Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 20242023
Net income $13,015,933 $14,103,047 
Less: Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest
 (1,395,495)
Net income attributable to common shareholders$13,015,933 $12,707,552 
Weighted average number of outstanding shares - Basic2,816,839 3,025,094 
Weighted average number of outstanding shares - Diluted2,816,839 3,025,094 
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders
Basic$4.62 $4.20 
Diluted$4.62 $4.20 

Note 10 Commitments and Contingencies
The Company indemnifies its directors, officers, and certain employees for certain liabilities that may arise from the performance of their duties to the Company. From time to time, the Company may be involved in legal matters incidental to its business. There are currently no such legal matters pending that the Company believes will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial statements. However, litigation involves an element of uncertainty, and future developments could cause legal actions or claims to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and/or liquidity.
Additionally, in the normal course of business, the Company enters into agreements that contain a variety of representations and warranties and that provide indemnification obligations. Certain agreements do not contain any limits on the Company’s liability and could involve future claims that may be made against the Company that have not yet occurred. Therefore, it is not possible to estimate the Company’s potential liability under these indemnities. Further, the Company maintains insurance policies that may provide full or partial coverage against certain of these liabilities.

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Note 11 Subsequent Events
On May 8, 2024, DHIL’s board of directors (“Board”) approved a quarterly cash dividend of $1.50 per share, payable on June 14, 2024, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 3, 2024. This dividend is expected to reduce shareholders’ equity by approximately $4.2 million.



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ITEM 2:Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Form 10-Q, the documents incorporated herein by reference and statements, whether oral or written, made from time to time by representatives of the Company may contain or incorporate “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended (the “PSLR Act”), Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Such statements are provided under the “safe harbor” protection of the PSLR Act. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding anticipated operating results, prospects and levels of AUM or AUA, technological developments, economic trends (including interest rates and market volatility), expected transactions and similar matters. The words “may,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “goal,” “project,” “estimate,” “guidance,” “forecast,” “outlook,” “would,” “will,” “continue,” “likely,” “should,” “hope,” “seek,” “plan,” “intend,” and variations of such words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Similarly, descriptions of the Company’s objectives, strategies, plans, goals, or targets are also forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s expectations at the time such statements are made, speak only as of the dates they are made and are susceptible to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors. While the Company believes that the assumptions underlying its forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that any of the assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and, accordingly, the Company’s actual results and experiences may differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in its forward-looking statements.
Factors that may cause the Company’s actual results or experiences to differ materially from results discussed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) any reduction in the Company’s AUM or AUA; (ii) withdrawal, renegotiation, or termination of investment advisory agreements; (iii) damage to the Company’s reputation; (iv) failure to comply with investment guidelines or other contractual requirements; (v) challenges from the competition the Company faces in its business; (vi) challenges from industry trends towards lower fee strategies and model portfolio arrangements; (vii) adverse regulatory and legal developments; (viii) unfavorable changes in tax laws or limitations; (ix) interruptions in or failure to provide critical technological service by the Company or third parties; (x) adverse civil litigation and government investigations or proceedings; (xi) failure to adapt to or successfully incorporate technological changes, such as artificial intelligence, into the Company’s business; (xii) risk of loss on the Company’s investments; (xiii) lack of sufficient capital on satisfactory terms; (xiv) losses or costs not covered by insurance; (xv) a decline in the performance of the Company’s products; (xvi) changes in interest rates and inflation; (xvii) changes in national and local economic and political conditions; (xviii) the continuing economic uncertainty in various parts of the world; (xix) the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the actions taken in connection therewith; (xx) political uncertainty caused by, among other things, political parties, economic nationalist sentiments, tensions surrounding the current socioeconomic landscape; and (xxi) other risks identified from time-to-time in the Company’s public documents on file with the SEC.

Forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above, in “Part I – Item 1A. – Risk Factors” of the 2023 Form 10-K, and in the in the Company’s public documents on file with the SEC. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and factors that the Company currently deems immaterial may become material, and it is impossible for the Company to predict these events or how they may affect it. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or developments or otherwise, except as required by law, although it may do so from time to time. Readers are advised to consult any further disclosures the Company makes on related subjects in its public announcements and SEC filings. The Company does not endorse any projections regarding future performance that may be made by third parties.
General
The Company derives its consolidated revenue and net income from investment advisory and fund administration services provided by DHCM. DHCM is a registered investment adviser under the 1940 Act, and is the investment adviser and administrator for the Funds. DHCM also provides investment advisory and related services to DHMF, a private fund, as well as separately managed accounts, CITs, other pooled vehicles including sub-advised funds, and model delivery programs.
The Company believes focusing on generating excellent, long-term investment outcomes and building enduring client partnerships will enable it to grow its intrinsic value to achieve a compelling, long-term return for its shareholders.
The Company accomplishes this through its shared investment principles, including (i) valuation-disciplined active portfolio management, (ii) fundamental bottom-up research, (iii) a long-term, business owner mindset, and (iv) a client alignment philosophy that ensures clients’ interests come first. Client alignment is emphasized through (i) a strategic capacity discipline
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that protects portfolio managers’ abilities to generate excess returns, (ii) personal investment by the Company’s portfolio managers in the strategies they manage, (iii) portfolio manager compensation being driven by long-term investment results in client portfolios, and (iv) a fee philosophy focused on a fair sharing of the economics among clients, employees, and shareholders. The Company’s core cultural values of curiosity, ownership, trust, and respect create an environment where investment professionals focus on investment results and all teammates focus on the overall client experience.

The Company offers a variety of investment strategies designed for long-term strategic allocations from institutionally-oriented investors in key asset classes, aligning its investment team’s competitive advantages with its clients’ needs.
Assets Under Management
DHCM’s principal source of revenue is investment advisory fee income earned from managing client accounts under investment advisory and sub-advisory agreements. The fees earned depend on the type of investment strategy, account size, and servicing requirements. DHCM’s revenues depend largely on the total value and composition of its AUM. Accordingly, net cash flows from clients, market fluctuations, and the composition of AUM impact the Company’s revenues and results of operations. The Company also has certain agreements that allow it to earn performance-based fees if investment returns exceed targeted amounts over a specified measurement period.
Model Delivery Programs - Assets Under Advisement
DHCM provides strategy-specific model portfolios to sponsors of model delivery programs. DHCM is paid for its services by the program sponsors at a pre-determined rate based on AUA in the model delivery programs. DHCM does not have discretionary investment authority over individual client accounts in the model delivery programs, and therefore, AUA is not included in the Company’s AUM.
The Company’s revenues are highly dependent on both the value and composition of AUM and AUA. The following is a summary of the Company’s AUM by product and investment strategy, a roll-forward of the change in AUM, and a summary of AUA for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023:
Assets Under Management and Assets Under Advisement
As of March 31,
(in millions, except percentages)20242023% Change
Diamond Hill Funds$17,262 $14,943 16 %
Separately managed accounts7,092 6,303 13 %
Collective investment trusts1,675 1,052 59 %
Other pooled vehicles3,950 2,629 50 %
Total AUM29,979 24,927 20 %
Total AUA1,940 1,776 %
Total AUM and AUA$31,919 $26,703 20 %
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Assets Under Management
by Investment Strategy
As of March 31,
(in millions, except percentages)20242023% Change
U.S. Equity
Large Cap$18,937 $15,993 18 %
Small-Mid Cap2,639 2,664 (1)%
Mid Cap1,108 861 29 %
Select678 417 63 %
Small Cap268 315 (15)%
Large Cap Concentrated115 79 46 %
Micro Cap23 17 35 %
    Total U.S. Equity23,768 20,346 17 %
Alternatives
Long-Short1,844 1,784 %
   Total Alternatives1,844 1,784 %
International Equity
International132 58 128 %
   Total International Equity132 58 128 %
Fixed Income
Short Duration Securitized Bond2,196 1,672 31 %
Core Fixed Income2,024 1,041 94 %
Long Duration Treasury25 35 (29)%
   Total Fixed Income4,245 2,748 54 %
   Total-All Strategies29,989 24,936 20 %
  (Less: Investments in affiliated funds)(a)
(10)(9)NM
Total AUM29,979 24,927 20 %
Total AUA(b)
1,940 1,776 %
Total AUM and AUA$31,919 $26,703 20 %
(a) Certain of the Funds own shares of the Diamond Hill Short Duration Securitized Bond Fund. The Company reduces the total AUM of each Fund that holds such shares by the AUM of the investments held in this affiliated fund.
(b) AUA is primarily comprised of the Company’s Large Cap and Select strategies.

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 Change in Assets
Under Management
 For the Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
(in millions)20242023
AUM at beginning of the period$27,418 $24,763 
Net cash inflows (outflows)
Diamond Hill Funds92 110 
Separately managed accounts(162)84 
Collective investment trusts170 18 
Other pooled vehicles18 (128)
118 84 
Net market appreciation and income2,443 80 
Increase during the period2,561 164 
AUM at end of the period29,979 24,927 
AUA at end of period1,940 1,776 
Total AUM and AUA at end of period$31,919 $26,703 
Average AUM during the period$28,250 $25,427 
Average AUA during the period1,828 1,833 
Total Average AUM and AUA during the period$30,078 $27,260 


Net Cash Inflows (Outflows) Further Breakdown
For the Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
(in millions)20242023
Net cash inflows (outflows)
Equity$(378)$(479)
Fixed Income496 563 
$118 $84 
AUM increased $2.6 billion during the three months ended March 31, 2024, due to appreciation in the financial markets and net inflows into the Company’s strategies. Net fixed income inflows were primarily into the Company’s Core Bond and Short Duration Securitized Bond strategies. Those inflows were partially offset by equity outflows, primarily out of the Company’s Large Cap and Small-Mid Cap strategies.
AUM increased $0.2 billion during the three months ended March 31, 2023, due to appreciation in the financial markets and net inflows into the Company’s strategies. Fixed income net inflows during the period were into the Company’s Core Bond and Short Duration Securitized Bond strategies, while net equity outflows were primarily out of the Company’s Large Cap strategy.
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Consolidated Results of Operations
The following is a table and discussion of the Company’s consolidated results of operations.
 Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
(in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)20242023% Change
Total revenue$36,295 $33,991 7%
Net operating income8,303 10,942 (24)%
Adjusted net operating income(a)
11,493 11,786 (2)%
Investment income, net
9,366 8,083 16%
Income tax expense4,653 4,921 (5)%
Net income attributable to common shareholders13,016 12,708 2%
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders (diluted)$4.62 $4.20 10%
Adjusted earnings per share attributable to common shareholders (diluted)(a)
$3.00 $2.81 7%
Net operating profit margin
23 %32 %
Adjusted net operating profit margin(a)
32 %35 %

(a) Adjusted net operating income, adjusted EPS attributable to common shareholders (diluted), and adjusted net operating profit margin are non-GAAP financial measures. See the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation” section within this Form 10-Q for the definition of “non-GAAP” and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.
Summary Discussion of Consolidated Results of Operations - Three Months Ended March 31, 2024, compared with Three Months Ended March 31, 2023
Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2024 increased $2.3 million, or 7%, compared to revenue for the same period in 2023, primarily due to a 10% increase in total average AUM and AUA. The average advisory fee rate decreased from 0.48% for the three months ended March 31, 2023 to 0.46% for the three months ended March 31, 2024.
Operating profit margin was 23% for the three months ended March 31, 2024, and 32% for the three months ended March 31, 2023. The decrease in operating profit margin was primarily driven by deferred compensation expense (6% of the 9% margin decline), compensation, and related costs, excluding deferred compensation expense (2% of the 9% margin decline), and general and administrative expenses (1% of the 9% margin decline).
Adjusted operating profit margin was 32% for the three months ended March 31, 2024, and 35% for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Adjusted operating profit margin excludes the impact of market movements on the deferred compensation liability and related economic hedges, and the impact of the Consolidated Fund in 2023. See the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation” section within this Form 10-Q.
The Company expects that its operating profit margin will fluctuate period over period based on various factors, including revenues, investment results in the strategies the Company manages, employee performance, staffing levels, and gains and losses on investments held in the Deferred Compensation Plans.
The Company had $9.4 million in investment income due to market appreciation for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to investment income of $8.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023.
Income tax expense decreased $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. The decrease in income tax expense was primarily due to the decrease in the Company’s income before taxes period over period.
The Company generated net income attributable to common shareholders of $13.0 million ($4.62 per diluted share) for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared with net income attributable to common shareholders of $12.7 million ($4.20 per diluted share) for the same period in 2023. The increase in net income attributable to common shareholders period over period was primarily due to increased revenues and investment income amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023, partially offset by increased operating expenses period over period.
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Revenue
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
(in thousands, except percentages)20242023% Change
Investment advisory$34,352 $32,042 %
Mutual fund administration, net1,943 1,949 — %
Total$36,295 $33,991 %
Investment Advisory Fees. Investment advisory fees for the three months ended March 31, 2024 increased $2.3 million, or 7%, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. Investment advisory fees are calculated as a percentage of the market value of client accounts at contractual fee rates, which vary by investment product. The increase in investment advisory fees was primarily due to an increase in total average AUM and AUA of 10%, partially offset by a decrease in the average advisory fee rate from 0.48% to 0.46% period over period.
The average advisory fee rate for equity assets decreased from 0.51% during the three months ended March 31, 2023 to 0.48% during the three months ended March 31, 2024, and the average fee rate for fixed income assets remained unchanged at 0.30%. The decrease in the total average advisory fee rate was due to growth in the lower fee fixed income assets, which increased from 9% of AUM and AUA during the three months ended March 31, 2023, to 13% during the three months ended March 31, 2024. The average advisory fee rate is calculated by dividing investment advisory revenues by total average AUM and AUA during the period (annualized for all periods less than one year).
Mutual Fund Administration Fees. Mutual fund administration fees for the three months ended March 31, 2024 decreased by less than $0.1 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. Mutual fund administration fees include administration fees received from the Funds, which are calculated as a percentage of the Funds’ average AUM.

Expenses
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
(in thousands, except percentages)20242023% Change
Compensation and related costs, excluding deferred compensation expense
$18,148 $16,363 11 %
Deferred compensation expense
3,190 745 328 %
General and administrative4,140 3,506 18 %
Sales and marketing1,689 1,653 %
Mutual fund administration825 782 %
Total$27,992 $23,049 21 %
Compensation and Related Costs, Excluding Deferred Compensation Expense. Employee compensation and related costs (excluding deferred compensation expense) for the three months ended March 31, 2024 increased by $1.8 million, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. This increase was due to an increase in salary and related benefits of $0.8 million, increases in accrued incentive compensation of $0.5 million, and an increase in restricted stock expense of $0.5 million. Incentive compensation expense can fluctuate significantly period over period as the Company evaluates investment performance, individual performance, Company performance, and other factors.
Deferred Compensation Expense. Deferred compensation expense was $3.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to $0.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, primarily due to market returns on the Deferred Compensation Plans’ investments period over period.
The gain on the Deferred Compensation Plans’ investments increases deferred compensation expense and is included in operating income. Deferred compensation expense is offset by an equal amount in investment income below net operating income on the consolidated statements of income, and thus, has no impact on net income attributable to the Company.
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General and Administrative. General and administrative expense for the three months ended March 31, 2024, increased by $0.6 million, or 18%, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. The increase was primarily due to a $0.3 million increase in consulting expenses, a $0.1 million increase in investment research expenses, a $0.1 million increase in recruiting expenses, and a $0.1 million increase in software expenses.
Sales and Marketing. Sales and marketing expense for the three months ended March 31, 2024, increased by less than $0.1 million, or 2%, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. The increase was primarily due to an increase in payments made to third-party intermediaries as a result of the increase in the Funds’ average AUM period over period.
Mutual Fund Administration. Mutual fund administration expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2024, increased by less than $0.1 million, or 5%, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. Mutual fund administration expenses consist of both variable and fixed expenses. The increase was primarily due to the increase in the Funds’ average AUM period over period.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
Sources of Liquidity
The Company’s current financial condition is liquid, with a significant amount of its assets comprised of cash and cash equivalents, investments, accounts receivable, and other current assets. The Company’s main source of liquidity is cash flows from operating activities, which are generated from investment advisory and mutual fund administration fees. Cash and cash equivalents, investments held directly by DHCM, accounts receivable, and other current assets represented $159.5 million and $181.8 million of total assets as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively. The Company believes that these sources of liquidity, as well as its continuing cash flows from operating activities, will be sufficient to meet its current and future operating needs.
Uses of Liquidity
The Company anticipates that its main uses of cash will be for operating expenses and seed capital to fund new and existing investment strategies. The Board and management regularly review various factors to determine whether the Company has capital in excess of that required for its business and the appropriate uses of any such excess capital, including share repurchases and/or the payment of dividends.

Share Repurchases

DHIL repurchased 85,108 common shares during the three months ended March 31, 2024 for a total of $13.2 million. As of March 31, 2024, $13.3 million remains available for repurchases under the 2023 Repurchase Program, as defined and further discussed in “Part II - Item 2 - Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds” of this Form 10-Q.

Dividends
Subject to Board approval and compliance with applicable law, DHIL expects to pay a regular quarterly dividend of $1.50 per share. A summary of cash dividends paid during the three months ended March 31, 2024, is presented below:
DividendDeclaration DateDate PaidDividend Amount (in millions)
First quarter - $1.50 per shareFebruary 29, 2024March 22, 2024$4.2 
On May 8, 2024, the Board approved a regular quarterly dividend for the second quarter of 2024 of $1.50 per share which will be paid on June 14, 2024, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 3, 2024. The second quarter dividend is expected to reduce shareholders’ equity by approximately $4.2 million.
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Working Capital
As of March 31, 2024, the Company had working capital of approximately $146.2 million, compared to $146.1 million as of December 31, 2023. Working capital includes cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, investments, and other current assets of DHCM, net of accounts payable and accrued expenses, accrued incentive compensation, deferred compensation and other current liabilities of DHCM.
Below is a summary of investments as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023.
As of
March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Corporate Investments:
Diamond Hill International Fund$55,949,079 $52,763,714 
Diamond Hill Core Bond Fund34,061,546 34,003,006 
Diamond Hill Large Cap Concentrated Fund13,799,145 12,402,576 
Diamond Hill Micro Cap Fund, LP13,568,702 12,482,396 
Total Corporate Investments117,378,472 111,651,692 
Deferred Compensation Plans’ Investments in the Funds 37,543,829 36,087,170 
Total Investments
$154,922,301 $147,738,862 
Cash Flow Analysis
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
The Company’s cash flows from operating activities are calculated by adjusting net income to reflect other significant operating sources and uses of cash, certain significant non-cash items (such as share-based compensation), and timing differences in the cash settlement of operating assets and liabilities. The Company expects that cash flows provided by operating activities will continue to serve as its primary source of working capital in the near future.
For the three months ended March 31, 2024, net cash used in operating activities totaled $12.3 million. Cash used in operating activities were primarily driven by a $22.7 million decrease in the incentive compensation accrual due to the annual incentive compensation payment made in the first quarter of 2024, and the cash impact of timing differences in the settlement of other assets and liabilities of $6.2 million. These outflows were partially offset by net income of $13.0 million, and non-cash adjustments added back to net income consisting of share-based compensation of $3.3 million and depreciation of $0.3 million.
For the three months ended March 31, 2023, net cash used in operating activities totaled $13.8 million. Cash used in operating activities were primarily driven by a $26.0 million decrease in the incentive compensation accrual due to the annual incentive compensation payment made in the first quarter of 2023, the net change in securities held by the Consolidated Fund of $1.3 million, and the cash impact of timing differences in the settlement of other assets and liabilities of $3.8 million. These outflows were partially offset by net income of $14.1 million, and non-cash adjustments added back to net income consisting of share-based compensation of $2.9 million, and depreciation of $0.3 million. Net cash used in operating activities of $13.8 million is inclusive of $1.2 million of cash used in operations by the Consolidated Fund.

Cash Flows from Investing Activities
The Company’s cash flows from investing activities consist primarily of purchases and redemptions in the Company’s investment portfolio and capital expenditures.
Cash flows provided by investing activities totaled $1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024. Cash flows provided by investing activities were driven by proceeds from the sale of Company-sponsored investments totaling $4.7 million, partially offset by purchases of Company-sponsored investments of $3.5 million and the purchase of property and equipment of $0.1 million. During the three months ended March 31, 2024, all purchases and sales of investments were in the Deferred Compensation Plans.
Cash flows used in investing activities totaled $0.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Cash flows used in investing activities were driven by purchases of Company-sponsored investments of $5.3 million which were partially offset by proceeds from the sale of Company-sponsored investments totaling $4.4 million. During the three months ended March 31, 2023, all purchases and sales of investments were in the Company’s Deferred Compensation Plans.
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Cash Flows from Financing Activities
The Company’s cash flows from financing activities consist primarily of the repurchase of DHIL common shares, dividends paid on DHIL common shares, shares withheld related to employee tax withholding, proceeds received under the ESPP, and distributions to, or contributions from, redeemable noncontrolling interest holders.
For the three months ended March 31, 2024, net cash used in financing activities totaled $18.2 million, consisting of cash outflows for repurchases of DHIL’s common shares of $13.2 million, the payment of quarterly dividends totaling $4.2 million, and the value of shares withheld to cover employee tax withholding obligations of $1.0 million. These cash outflows were partially offset by proceeds received under the ESPP of $0.2 million.
For the three months ended March 31, 2023, net cash used in financing activities totaled $8.2 million, consisting of cash outflows for repurchases of the Company’s common shares of $4.6 million, the payment of quarterly dividends totaling $4.6 million, and the value of shares withheld to cover employee tax withholding obligations of $1.1 million. These cash outflows were partially offset by net subscriptions received in the Consolidated Fund from redeemable noncontrolling interest holders of
$1.8 million and proceeds received under the ESPP of $0.3 million.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation
As supplemental information, the Company is providing certain financial measures that are based on methodologies other than GAAP (“non-GAAP”). Management believes the non-GAAP financial measures below are useful measures of the Company’s core business activities, are important metrics in estimating the value of an asset management business, and help facilitate comparisons to Company operating performance across periods. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be used as a substitute for financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and may be calculated differently by other companies. The following schedules reconcile the differences between financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.
Three Months Ended March 31, 2024
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)Total operating expensesNet operating incomeTotal non-operating income (loss)
Income tax expense(4)
Net income attributable to common shareholdersEarnings per share attributable to common shareholders - dilutedNet operating profit margin
GAAP Basis$27,992 $8,303 $9,366 $4,653 $13,016 $4.62 23 %
Non-GAAP Adjustments:
  Deferred compensation liability(1)
(3,190)3,190 (3,190)— — — %
  Other investment income(3)
— — (6,176)(1,624)(4,552)(1.62)— 
Adjusted Non-GAAP basis$24,802 $11,493 $— $3,029 $8,464 $3.00 32 %
Three Months Ended March 31, 2023
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)Total operating expensesNet operating incomeTotal non-operating income (loss)
Income tax expense(4)
Net income attributable to common shareholdersEarnings per share attributable to common shareholders - dilutedNet operating profit margin
GAAP Basis$23,049 $10,942 $8,083 $4,921 $12,708 $4.20 32 %
Non-GAAP Adjustments:
  Deferred compensation liability (1)
(745)745 (745)— — — %
  Consolidated Fund(2)
— 99 (5,024)(985)(2,544)(0.84)— 
  Other investment income(3)
— — (2,314)(646)(1,668)(0.55)— 
Adjusted Non-GAAP basis$22,304 $11,786 $— $3,290 $8,496 $2.81 35 %
(1) This non-GAAP adjustment removes the compensation expense resulting from market valuation changes in the Deferred Compensation Plans’ liability and the related net gains/losses on investments designated as an economic hedge against the related liability. Amounts deferred under the Deferred Compensation Plans are adjusted for appreciation/depreciation of investments chosen by participants. The Company believes it is useful to offset the non-operating investment income or loss realized on the hedges against the related compensation expense and remove the net impact to help readers understand the Company’s core operating results and to improve comparability from period to period.
(2) This non-GAAP adjustment removes the impact that the Consolidated Fund has on the Company’s GAAP consolidated statements of income. Specifically, the Company adds back the operating expenses and subtracts the investment income of the Consolidated Fund. The adjustment to net operating income represents the operating expenses of the Consolidated Fund, net of the elimination of related management and administrative fees. The adjustment to net income attributable to common shareholders represents the net income of the Consolidated Fund, net of redeemable non-controlling interests. The Company believes removing the impact of the Consolidated Fund helps readers understand its core operating results and improves comparability from period to period.
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(3) This non-GAAP adjustment represents the net gains or losses earned on the Company’s non-consolidated investment portfolio that are not designated as economic hedges of the Deferred Compensation Plans’ liability, non-consolidated seed investments, and other investments. The Company believes adjusting for these non-operating income or loss items helps readers understand the Company’s core operating results and improves comparability from period to period.
(4) The income tax expense impacts were calculated and resulted in the overall non-GAAP effective tax rates of 26.3% for the three months ended March 31, 2024, and 27.9% for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

Critical Accounting Estimates
The preparation of financial statements requires management to make estimates, judgments, and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses, and related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities. The Company evaluates such estimates, judgments, and assumptions on an ongoing basis, and bases its estimates, judgements, and assumptions on historical experiences, current trends, and various other factors that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. By their nature, these estimates, judgments, and assumptions are subject to uncertainty, and actual results may differ materially from these estimates.
For a summary of the critical accounting policies important to understanding the condensed consolidated financial statements, please see Note 2, Significant Accounting Policies, in “Part I - Item 1 - Financial Statements” of this Form 10-Q, and Note 2, Significant Accounting Policies, in “Part II - Item 8 - Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” in the 2023 Form 10-K.
There have been no material changes to the Company’s critical accounting estimates during the quarter ended March 31, 2024, as compared to the critical accounting estimates disclosed in “Part II - Item 7 - Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the 2023 Form 10-K.

ITEM 3:Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
For information regarding the Company’s exposure to certain market risks, see “Part II - Item 7A - Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk” in the 2023 Form 10-K. Except as described in “Part I - Item 2 - Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Form 10-Q, there have been no significant changes in the Company’s market risk exposures since the Company’s December 31, 2023 year end.

ITEM 4:Controls and Procedures
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, has conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this Form 10-Q (the “Evaluation Date”).  Based on such evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of the Evaluation Date, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, the Company’s management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and in reaching a reasonable level of assurance, the Company’s management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the quarter ended March 31, 2024, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting.


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PART II:OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1:Legal Proceedings
From time to time, the Company is party to ordinary, routine litigation that is incidental to its business. There are currently no such matters pending that the Company believes could have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial statements.

ITEM 1A:Risk Factors
There have been no material changes to the Company’s risk factors from the information disclosed in “Part I - Item 1A - Risk Factprs” of the 2023 Form 10-K.

ITEM 2:
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
During the quarter ended March 31, 2024, DHIL did not sell any common shares that were not registered under the Securities Act. The following table sets forth information regarding repurchases of DHIL common shares during the quarter ended March 31, 2024:
Period
Total Number of Common Shares Purchased (a)
Average Price Paid Per Common Share
Total Number
of Common Shares 
Purchased
as part of Publicly
Announced Plans or Programs(b)
Approximate Dollar Value of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs(b)
Jan. 1, 2024 through
Jan. 31, 2024
15,483 $162.02 9,111 $24,987,018 
Feb. 1, 2024 through
Feb. 29, 2024
32,148 155.30 32,148 19,994,459 
Mar. 1, 2024 through
Mar. 31, 2024
43,849 153.01 43,849 13,285,092 
Total91,480 $155.34 85,108 $13,285,092 

(a)The Company regularly withholds common shares for tax payments due upon the vesting of employee restricted stock. Common shares withheld to cover tax withholding obligations in connection with the vesting of employee restricted stock are treated as common share repurchases for purposes of this table. Those withheld common shares are not considered repurchases of DHIL common shares under any authorized common share repurchase plan or program. During the quarter ended March 31, 2024, the Company withheld 6,372 DHIL common shares for employee tax withholding obligations at an average price paid per share of $165.59.
(b)On May 10, 2023, the Board approved a repurchase plan, authorizing management to repurchase up to $50 million DHIL common shares in the open market and in private transactions in accordance with applicable securities laws (the “2023 Repurchase Program”). The 2023 Repurchase Program will expire on May 10, 2025, or upon the earlier completion of all authorized purchases under the program.
In connection with the 2023 Repurchase Program, DHIL entered into a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan. The Rule 10b5-1 trading plan is intended to qualify for the safe harbor under Rule 10b5-1 of the Exchange Act.  A Rule 10b5-1 trading plan allows a company to purchase its stock at times when it would not ordinarily be in the market because of its trading policies or the possession of material nonpublic information. Because repurchases under the Rule 10b5-1 trading plan are subject to specified parameters and certain price, timing, and volume restraints specified in the plan, there is no guarantee as to the exact number of common shares that will be repurchased or that there will be any repurchases at all pursuant to the plan. Purchases under the 2023 Repurchase Program may be, made in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. Purchases in the open market are intended to comply with Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act.

ITEM 3:Defaults Upon Senior Securities
None.

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ITEM 4:Mine Safety Disclosures
Not applicable.

ITEM 5:Other Information
During the quarter ended March 31, 2024, no director or Section 16 officer (as defined under Rule 16a-1 of the Exchange Act) adopted or terminated any Rule 10b5-1 trading arrangement or any non-Rule 10b5-1 trading arrangement (in each case, as defined in Item 408(a) of Regulation S-K).
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DIAMOND HILL INVESTMENT GROUP, INC.
SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
DIAMOND HILL INVESTMENT GROUP, INC.
 
DateTitleSignature
May 8, 2024Chief Executive Officer and President (Principal Executive Officer)/s/ Heather E. Brilliant
Heather E. Brilliant
May 8, 2024Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)/s/ Thomas E. Line
Thomas E. Line
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CERTIFICATION FOR QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
I, Heather E. Brilliant, certify that:
1.I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2024 of Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.;
2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a)Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b)Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c)Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d)Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a)All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b)Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
Date: May 8, 2024/s/ Heather E. Brilliant
Heather E. Brilliant
Chief Executive Officer and President



CERTIFICATION FOR QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
I, Thomas E. Line, certify that:
1.I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2024 of Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.;
2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a)Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b)Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c)Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d)Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a)All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b)Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
Date: May 8, 2024/s/ Thomas E. Line
Thomas E. Line
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer


CERTIFICATIONS PURSUANT TO
TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2024 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), Heather E. Brilliant, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, and Thomas E. Line, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, certify, pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to the best of each such officer's knowledge:

(1)The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(2)The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
/s/ Heather E. Brilliant
Print Name: Heather E. Brilliant
Title: Chief Executive Officer and President
Date: May 8, 2024
/s/ Thomas E. Line
Print Name: Thomas E. Line
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Date: May 8, 2024


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Cover Page - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
May 07, 2024
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2024  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 000-24498  
Entity Registrant Name DIAMOND HILL INVESTMENT GROUP, INC.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code OH  
Entity Tax Identification Number 65-0190407  
Entity Address, Address Line One 325 John H. McConnell Blvd., Suite 200  
Entity Address, City or Town Columbus  
Entity Address, State or Province OH  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 43215  
City Area Code 614  
Local Phone Number 255-3333  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Shares, no par value  
Trading Symbol DHIL  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   2,772,890
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2024  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Central Index Key 0000909108  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
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Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
The Company indemnifies its directors, officers, and certain employees for certain liabilities that may arise from the performance of their duties to the Company. From time to time, the Company may be involved in legal matters incidental to its business. There are currently no such legal matters pending that the Company believes will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial statements. However, litigation involves an element of uncertainty, and future developments could cause legal actions or claims to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and/or liquidity.
Additionally, in the normal course of business, the Company enters into agreements that contain a variety of representations and warranties and that provide indemnification obligations. Certain agreements do not contain any limits on the Company’s liability and could involve future claims that may be made against the Company that have not yet occurred. Therefore, it is not possible to estimate the Company’s potential liability under these indemnities. Further, the Company maintains insurance policies that may provide full or partial coverage against certain of these liabilities.
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Consolidated Balance Sheets - USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2024
Dec. 31, 2023
ASSETS    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,592,320 $ 46,991,879
Investments 154,922,301 147,738,862
Accounts receivable 21,295,728 18,051,241
Prepaid expenses 3,238,126 3,509,460
Income taxes receivable 0 1,620,864
Property and equipment, net of depreciation 2,280,748 2,591,604
Deferred taxes 9,756,586 11,590,438
Total assets 209,085,809 232,094,348
Liabilities    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 5,610,105 6,190,370
Accrued incentive compensation 6,786,756 29,500,000
Income taxes payable 859,479 0
Deferred compensation 37,543,829 36,087,170
Total liabilities 50,800,169 71,777,540
Permanent shareholders’ equity    
Common shares, no par value: 7,000,000 shares authorized; 2,804,668 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 (inclusive of 247,481 unvested shares); 2,823,076 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2023 (inclusive of 190,172 unvested shares) 19,029,598 22,164,410
Preferred shares, undesignated, 1,000,000 shares authorized and unissued 0 0
Deferred equity compensation (23,075,385) (15,392,418)
Retained earnings 162,331,427 153,544,816
Total permanent shareholders’ equity 158,285,640 160,316,808
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 209,085,809 $ 232,094,348
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Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parenthetical) - shares
Mar. 31, 2024
Dec. 31, 2023
Statement of Financial Position [Abstract]    
Common stock, shares authorized 7,000,000 7,000,000
Common stock, shares issued 2,804,668 2,823,076
Common stock, shares outstanding 2,804,668 2,823,076
Preferred stock, shares authorized 1,000,000 1,000,000
Unvested shares 247,481 190,172
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Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) - USD ($)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
Mar. 31, 2023
REVENUES:    
Revenue $ 36,294,930 $ 33,990,503
OPERATING EXPENSES:    
Compensation and related costs, excluding deferred compensation expense 18,147,465 16,362,908
Deferred compensation expense 3,190,363 744,511
General and administrative 4,140,206 3,506,070
Sales and marketing 1,688,952 1,652,503
Mutual fund administration 825,118 782,944
Total operating expenses 27,992,104 23,048,936
NET OPERATING INCOME 8,302,826 10,941,567
Investment income, net 9,365,678 8,082,738
Nonoperating Income (Expense) 9,365,678 8,082,738
NET INCOME BEFORE TAXES 17,668,504 19,024,305
Income tax expense 4,652,571 4,921,258
NET INCOME 13,015,933 14,103,047
Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interest 0 1,395,495
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS $ 13,015,933 $ 12,707,552
Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders    
Basic (USD per share) $ 4.62 $ 4.20
Diluted (USD per share) $ 4.62 $ 4.20