VERO BEACH, Fla., April 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:ORC) announced today that the Board of Directors declared a monthly cash dividend for the month of April 2017. The dividend of $0.14 per share will be paid May 10, 2017 to holders of record on April 28, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of April 26, 2017.
The Company intends to make regular monthly cash distributions to its stockholders. In order to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), the Company must distribute annually to its stockholders an amount at least equal to 90% of its REIT taxable income, determined without regard to the deduction for dividends paid and excluding any net capital gain. The Company will be subject to income tax on taxable income that is not distributed and to an excise tax to the extent that a certain percentage of its taxable income is not distributed by specified dates. The Company has not established a minimum distribution payment level and is not assured of its ability to make distributions to stockholders in the future.
As of April 12, 2017, the Company had 34,869,414 shares outstanding. At December 31, 2016, the Company had 32,962,919 shares outstanding.
Estimated March 31, 2017 Book Value Per Share
The Company’s estimated book value per share as of March 31, 2017 was $9.75. The Company computes book value per share by dividing total stockholders’ equity by the total number of outstanding shares of common stock. At March 31, 2017, the Company’s preliminary estimated total stockholders’ equity was approximately $334.2 million with 34,270,126 common shares outstanding. These figures and the resulting estimated book value per share are preliminary, subject to change, and subject to review by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
Estimated Net Income Per Share and Realized and Unrealized Gains and Losses on RMBS and Derivative Instruments
The Company estimates it generated net income per common share of $0.07, which includes ($0.61) per common share of realized and unrealized gains and losses on RMBS and derivative instruments for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. These figures compare to three monthly dividends declared during the quarter of $0.14, for a total of $0.42 declared during the quarter. Net income per common share calculated under generally accepted accounting principles can, and does, differ from our REIT taxable income. The Company views REIT taxable income as a better indication of income to be paid in the form of a dividend rather than net income. Many components of REIT taxable income can only be estimated at this time and our monthly dividends declared are based on both estimates of REIT taxable income to be earned over the course of the current quarter and calendar year and a longer term estimate of the REIT taxable income of the Company. These figures are preliminary, subject to change, and subject to review by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
Estimated Return on Equity
The Company’s estimated total return on equity for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was 0.7%, or 2.8% on an annualized basis. The Company calculates total return on equity as the sum of dividends declared and paid during the quarter plus changes in book value during the quarter, divided by the Company’s stockholders’ equity at the beginning of the quarter. The total return was $0.07 per share, comprised of dividends per share of $0.42 and a decrease in book value per share of $0.35 from December 31, 2016.
RMBS Portfolio Characteristics
Details of the RMBS portfolio as of March 31, 2017 are presented below. These figures are preliminary and subject to change and, with respect to figures that will appear in the Company’s financial statements and associated footnotes as of and for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, are subject to review by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
- RMBS Valuation Characteristics
- RMBS Assets by Agency
- Investment Company Act of 1940 Whole Pool Test Results
- Repurchase Agreement Exposure by Counterparty
- RMBS Risk Measures
About Orchid Island Capital, Inc.
Orchid Island Capital, Inc. is a specialty finance company that invests in Agency RMBS that are either traditional pass-through Agency RMBS or structured Agency RMBS. Orchid Island Capital, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company’s distributions. These forward-looking statements are based upon Orchid Island Capital, Inc.’s present expectations, but these statements are not guaranteed to occur. Investors should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements. For further discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.
|RMBS Valuation Characteristics|
|($ in thousands)|
|Current||Fair||Current||of||Average||Mar 2017 CPR|
|Asset Category||Face||Value||Price||Portfolio||Coupon||(Reported in Apr)|
|As of March 31, 2017|
|Adjustable Rate RMBS||$||1,832||$||1,947||106.26||0.06||%||3.52||%||0.06||%|
|10-1 Hybrid Rate RMBS||42,680||43,756||102.52||1.34||%||2.55||%||0.60||%|
|Hybrid Adjustable Rate RMBS||42,680||43,756||102.52||1.34||%||2.55||%||0.60||%|
|15 Year Fixed Rate RMBS||80,902||84,266||104.16||2.58||%||3.28||%||9.20||%|
|20 Year Fixed Rate RMBS||237,234||253,347||106.79||7.77||%||4.00||%||10.36||%|
|30 Year Fixed Rate RMBS||2,536,513||2,724,344||107.41||83.52||%||4.40||%||6.19||%|
|Total Fixed Rate RMBS||2,854,649||3,061,957||107.26||93.87||%||4.33||%||6.62||%|
|Total Pass-through RMBS||2,899,161||3,107,660||107.19||95.27||%||4.31||%||6.53||%|
|Inverse Interest-Only Securities||243,293||47,143||19.38||1.45||%||5.26||%||13.71||%|
|Total Mortgage Assets||$||3,957,921||$||3,262,017||100.00||%||4.20||%||10.67||%|
|RMBS Assets by Agency||Investment Company Act of 1940 Whole Pool Test|
|($ in thousands)||($ in thousands)|
|Asset Category||Value||Portfolio||Asset Category||Value||Portfolio|
|As of March 31, 2017||As of March 31, 2017|
|Fannie Mae||$||2,491,752||76.4||%||Whole Pool Assets||$||2,882,507||88.4||%|
|Freddie Mac||761,590||23.3||%||Non Whole Pool Assets||379,510||11.6||%|
|Ginnie Mae||8,675||0.3||%||Total Mortgage Assets||$||3,262,017||100.0||%|
|Total Mortgage Assets||$||3,262,017||100.0||%|
|Borrowings By Counterparty|
|($ in thousands)|
|As of March 31, 2017||Borrowings||Debt||in Days||Maturity|
|Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.||$||423,078||13.8||%||11||4/12/2017|
|Citigroup Global Markets Inc||286,584||9.4||%||27||6/12/2017|
|ICBC Financial Services LLC||240,705||7.9||%||43||6/13/2017|
|J.P. Morgan Securities LLC||231,617||7.6||%||13||4/28/2017|
|RBC Capital Markets, LLC||229,689||7.5||%||12||4/12/2017|
|Cantor Fitzgerald & Co||228,461||7.5||%||18||4/21/2017|
|Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc||207,082||6.8||%||21||6/12/2017|
|South Street Securities, LLC||172,080||5.6||%||7||4/21/2017|
|ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc||153,325||5.0||%||59||6/12/2017|
|KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, L.P||149,426||4.9||%||44||6/14/2017|
|Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated||149,096||4.9||%||17||5/1/2017|
|Daiwa Securities America Inc.||123,675||4.1||%||13||4/20/2017|
|Goldman, Sachs & Co||111,342||3.6||%||70||6/13/2017|
|Guggenheim Securities, LLC||81,432||2.7||%||78||6/29/2017|
|Natixis, New York Branch||72,100||2.4||%||6||4/17/2017|
|Nomura Securities International, Inc.||65,701||2.2||%||38||5/19/2017|
|Mizuho Securities USA, Inc||44,780||1.5||%||17||4/20/2017|
|RMBS Risk Measures|
|($ in thousands)|
|Fair||Coupon Reset||Cap||Cap Per Year||Sensitivity||Sensitivity|
|Asset Category||Value||(if applicable)||(if applicable)||(if applicable)||(-50 BPS)(1)||(+50 BPS)(1)|
|As of March 31, 2017|
|Adjustable Rate RMBS||$||1,947||3||10.04||%||2.00||%||$||8||$||(8||)|
|Hybrid Adjustable Rate RMBS||43,756||70||7.55||%||2.00||%||673||(767||)|
|Total Fixed Rate RMBS||3,061,957||n/a||n/a||n/a||58,690||(73,912||)|
|Total Pass-through RMBS||3,107,660||n/a||n/a||n/a||59,371||(74,687||)|
|Inverse Interest-Only Securities||47,143||1||6.22||%||n/a||2,000||(3,305||)|
|Total Mortgage Assets||$||3,262,017||n/a||n/a||n/a||$||47,331||$||(67,279||)|
|Balance(2)||End Date||(-50 BPS)(1)||(+50 BPS)(1)|
|Eurodollar Futures Contracts – Short Positions||$||953,333||Dec-2020||$||(16,538||)||$||17,875|
|Treasury Futures Contracts – Short Positions||465,000||Jun-2027||(18,072||)||17,361|
|TBA Short Positions||337,000||Apr-2017||(7,992||)||9,620|
|March 31, 2017 Repo Balance||$||3,050,608|
|March 31, 2017 Estimated Shareholder’s Equity||$||334,213|
|TBA Short Positions||$||337,000|
(1) Modeled results from Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Yield Book. Interest rate shocks assume instantaneous parallel shifts and horizon prices are calculated assuming constant LIBOR option-adjusted spreads. These results are for illustrative purposes only and actual results may differ materially.
(2) Treasury futures contracts were valued at a price of $124.28 at March 31, 2017. The nominal value of the short position was $577.9 million.
Contact:Orchid Island Capital, Inc.Robert E. Cauley3305 Flamingo Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963Telephone: (772) 231-1400