- January 2015 Monthly Dividend of $0.18 Per Share
- Estimated Book Value Per Share at December 31, 2014 of $13.05
- Estimated 2.4% total return on equity for the quarter, or 9.6% annualized
- RMBS Portfolio Characteristics as of December 31, 2014
- Tax Characterization of 2014 Distributions 100% Ordinary Taxable Income
VERO BEACH, FL, Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE:ORC) announced that today the Board of Directors declared a monthly cash dividend for the month of January 2015. The dividend of $0.18 per share will be paid January 30, 2015, to holders of record on January 26, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of January 22, 2015.
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 certain percentages 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 January 13, 2015, the Company had 16,713,571 shares outstanding. At September 30, 2014, the Company had 13,024,449 shares outstanding.
Estimated December 31, 2014 Book Value Per Share
The Company's estimated book value per share as of December 31, 2014 was $13.05. The Company computes book value per share by dividing total stockholders' equity by the total number of shares outstanding of the Company's common stock. At December 31, 2014, the Company's preliminary estimated total stockholders' equity was approximately $218.0 million with 16,699,656 common shares outstanding. These figures and the resulting estimated book value per share are preliminary, subject to change, and subject to audit 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 December 31, 2014 was 2.4%, or 9.6% 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 $0.32 per share, comprised of dividends per share of $0.54 and a decrease in book value per share of $0.22 from September 30, 2014.
RMBS Portfolio Characteristics
Details of the RMBS portfolio as of December 31, 2014 are presented below. These figures are preliminary and subject to change and, with respect to figures that will appear in the Company's audited financial statements and associated footnotes as of and for the year ended December 31, 2014, are subject to audit by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm.
- RMBS Assets by Agency
- Investment Company Act of 1940 Whole Pool Test Results
- Repurchase agreement exposure by counterparty
- RMBS Risk Measures
2014 Dividend Tax Characteristics
The Company anticipates that its 2014 distributions of $2.16 per share consisted entirely of ordinary dividends and will be characterized as ordinary income. Stockholders will be notified of the proper tax characterization of the Company's dividends by way of IRS Form 1099-DIV. Due to the complex nature of the applicable tax rules, it is recommended that stockholders consult their tax advisors to ensure proper tax treatment of dividends received.
About Orchid Island Capital, Inc.
Orchid Island Capital, Inc. is a specialty finance company that invests in Agency RMBS that are either traditional pass-through Agency RMBS or structured Agency RMBS. Orchid Island Capital, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. These forward looking statements are based upon Orchid Island Capital, Inc.'s present expectations, but these statements are not guaranteed to occur. Investors should not place undue reliance upon forward looking statements. For further discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer to the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.
|RMBS Valuation Characteristics|
|($ in thousands)|
|Current||Fair||Current||of||Average||Dec 2014 CPR|
|Asset Category||Face||Value||Price||Portfolio||Coupon||(Reported in Jan)|
|As of December 31, 2014|
|Adjustable Rate RMBS||$ 3,535||$ 3,794||107.33||0.24%||3.55%||0.01%|
|10-1 Hybrid Rate RMBS||69,159||70,400||101.79||4.55%||2.54%||5.52%|
|Hybrid Adjustable Rate RMBS||69,159||70,400||101.79||4.55%||2.54%||5.52%|
|15 Year Fixed Rate RMBS||78,715||83,429||105.99||5.39%||3.40%||8.31%|
|20 Year Fixed Rate RMBS||287,146||309,154||107.66||19.96%||4.00%||9.27%|
|30 Year Fixed Rate RMBS||930,639||1,020,010||109.60||65.83%||4.56%||8.02%|
|Total Fixed Rate RMBS||1,296,500||1,412,593||108.95||91.18%||4.37%||8.40%|
|Total Pass-through RMBS||1,369,194||1,486,787||108.59||95.97%||4.28%||8.10%|
|Inverse Interest-Only Securities||104,027||15,773||15.16||1.02%||6.23%||20.50%|
|Total Mortgage Assets||$ 1,826,070||$ 1,549,171||100.00%||4.29%||10.53%|
|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 December 31, 2014||As of December 31, 2014|
|Fannie Mae||$ 1,243,923||80.3%||Whole Pool Assets||$ 1,213,225||78.3%|
|Freddie Mac||296,203||19.1%||Non Whole Pool Assets||335,946||21.7%|
|Ginnie Mae||9,045||0.6%||Total Mortgage Assets||$ 1,549,171||100.0%|
|Total Mortgage Assets||$ 1,549,171||100.0%|
|Repurchase Agreement Exposure By Counterparty|
|($ in thousands)|
|As of December 31, 2014||Borrowings||Debt||in Days||Maturity|
|J.P. Morgan Securities LLC||$ 200,816||14.1%||29||3/10/2015|
|Citigroup Global Markets Inc||187,955||13.1%||30||3/2/2015|
|Goldman, Sachs & Co||125,159||8.7%||60||3/11/2015|
|Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc||121,926||8.5%||10||1/23/2015|
|CRT Capital Group, LLC||116,903||8.1%||21||1/26/2015|
|ICBC Financial Services LLC||113,353||7.9%||28||2/10/2015|
|KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, L.P||109,510||7.6%||20||4/6/2015|
|Cantor Fitzgerald & Co||77,673||5.4%||13||1/20/2015|
|ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc||75,791||5.3%||37||3/23/2015|
|Morgan Stanley & Co||60,454||4.2%||16||1/16/2015|
|Mizuho Securities USA, Inc||56,294||3.9%||27||2/3/2015|
|Daiwa Securities America Inc.||50,602||3.5%||10||1/12/2015|
|Guggenheim Securities, LLC||49,951||3.5%||20||1/23/2015|
|South Street Securities, LLC||37,380||2.6%||29||2/5/2015|
|Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc||32,208||2.2%||15||1/15/2015|
|Barclays Capital, Inc||--||--||--||--|
|Total Borrowings||$ 1,436,651||100.0%||27||4/6/2015|
|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 December 31, 2014|
|Adjustable Rate RMBS||$ 3,794||4||10.05%||2.00%||$ 16||$ (19)|
|Hybrid Adjustable Rate RMBS||70,400||98||7.54%||2.00%||1,330||(1,602)|
|Total Fixed Rate RMBS||1,412,593||n/a||n/a||n/a||18,526||(26,830)|
|Total Pass-through RMBS||1,486,787||n/a||n/a||n/a||19,872||(28,451)|
|Inverse Interest-Only Securities||15,773||0||6.39%||n/a||(757)||177|
|Total Mortgage Assets||$ 1,549,171||n/a||n/a||n/a||$ 12,037||$ (21,909)|
|Balance||End Date||(-50 BPS)(1)||(+50 BPS)(1)|
|Eurodollar Futures Contracts - Short Positions||$ 760,000||Dec-2018||$ (13,087)||$ 14,250|
|Grand Total||$ (1,282)||$ (6,934)|
(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 OAS. These results are for illustrative purposes only and actual results may differ materially.
CONTACT: Orchid Island Capital, Inc. Robert E. Cauley 3305 Flamingo Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963 Telephone: (772) 231-1400
Source:Orchid Island Capital