Comparing Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) and BKF Capital Group (NASDAQ:BKFG)

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BKF Capital Group (OTCMKTS:BKFG) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares BKF Capital Group and Diamond Hill Investment Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BKF Capital Group N/A 21.42% 18.93%
Diamond Hill Investment Group 36.33% 20.34% 13.54%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for BKF Capital Group and Diamond Hill Investment Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BKF Capital Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Diamond Hill Investment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

BKF Capital Group has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diamond Hill Investment Group has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BKF Capital Group and Diamond Hill Investment Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BKF Capital Group N/A N/A -$110,000.00 N/A N/A
Diamond Hill Investment Group $145.63 million 3.04 $47.38 million N/A N/A

Diamond Hill Investment Group has higher revenue and earnings than BKF Capital Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.2% of BKF Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of Diamond Hill Investment Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of BKF Capital Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of Diamond Hill Investment Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Diamond Hill Investment Group beats BKF Capital Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

BKF Capital Group Company Profile

BKF Capital Group, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to operate as a merchant bank providing capital to companies primarily in the form of share ownership, as well as advisory services on corporate matters to the firms in which the company invests, including mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, and general operations and financial management. The company was founded in 1907 and is based in Westlake Village, California.

Diamond Hill Investment Group Company Profile

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides investment advisory and fund administration services in the United States. It sponsors, distributes, and offers investment advisory and related services to a range of clients, such as corporations, mutual funds, retirement plans, public pension funds, endowments, foundations, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals. The company also provides fund administration services, including portfolio and regulatory compliance, treasury and financial oversight, and general business management and governance of the mutual fund complex, as well as oversight of back-office service providers, such as the custodian, fund accountant, and transfer agent. It offers investment advisory services to third-party financial intermediaries comprising independent registered investment advisors, brokers, financial planners, and wealth advisers; and fund administration services primarily to mutual funds, institutional accounts, and private investment funds. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

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