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Orchid Island Capital Announces October 2015 Monthly Dividend and September 30, 2015 RMBS Portfolio Characteristics

  • October 2015 Monthly Dividend of $0.14 Per Share
  • Estimated Book Value Per Share at September 30, 2015 of $11.69
  • Estimated -2.2% total return on equity for the quarter, or -8.7% annualized
  • RMBS Portfolio Characteristics as of September 30, 2015
  • 1,197,543 cumulative shares repurchased through stock repurchase program


VERO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 08, 2015 (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 October 2015. The dividend of $0.14 per share will be paid October 30, 2015, to holders of record on October 26, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of October 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 October 8, 2015, the Company had 21,768,190 shares outstanding. At June 30, 2015, the Company had 22,959,817 shares outstanding.

Estimated September 30, 2015 Book Value Per Share

The Company’s estimated book value per share as of September 30, 2015 was $11.69. 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 September 30, 2015, the Company's preliminary estimated total stockholders' equity was approximately $255.9 million with 21,892,773 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 Return on Equity

The Company’s estimated total return on equity for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was -2.2%, or -8.7% 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 -$0.27 per share, comprised of dividends per share of $0.42 and a decrease in book value per share of $0.69 from June 30, 2015.

RMBS Portfolio Characteristics

Details of the RMBS portfolio as of September 30, 2015 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 and nine months ended September 30, 2015, are subject to review 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

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.

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, 2014.



RMBS Valuation Characteristics
($ in thousands)
PercentageWeightedRealized
Current FairCurrentofAverageSep 2015 CPR
Asset Category Face Value(1)PricePortfolioCoupon(Reported in Oct)
As of September 30, 2015
Adjustable Rate RMBS$2,886$3,090107.06 0.15% 3.58% 22.88%
10-1 Hybrid Rate RMBS 53,266 54,655102.61 2.58% 2.56% 8.41%
Hybrid Adjustable Rate RMBS 53,266 54,655102.61 2.58% 2.56% 8.41%
15 Year Fixed Rate RMBS 102,057 107,781105.61 5.09% 3.28% 5.01%
20 Year Fixed Rate RMBS 325,774 351,365107.86 16.59% 4.00% 3.59%
30 Year Fixed Rate RMBS 1,379,029 1,496,518108.52 70.67% 4.26% 5.23%
Total Fixed Rate RMBS 1,806,860 1,955,664108.24 92.35% 4.16% 4.99%
Total Pass-through RMBS 1,863,012 2,013,409108.07 95.08% 4.11% 5.12%
Interest-Only Securities 536,981 64,35111.98 3.04% 3.59% 13.97%
Inverse Interest-Only Securities 191,331 39,84920.83 1.88% 6.18% 17.15%
Structured RMBS 728,312 104,20014.31 4.92% 4.58% 14.80%
Total Mortgage Assets$2,591,324$2,117,609 100.00% 4.14% 7.94%



RMBS Assets by Agency Investment Company Act of 1940 (Whole Pool) Test
($ in thousands) ($ in thousands)
Percentage Percentage
Fairof Fairof
Asset Category Value(1)Portfolio Asset Category Value(1)Portfolio
As of September 30, 2015 As of September 30, 2015
Fannie Mae$1,762,847 83.2% Whole Pool Assets$1,738,549 82.1%
Freddie Mac 337,687 16.0% Non Whole Pool Assets 379,060 17.9%
Ginnie Mae 17,075 0.8% Total Mortgage Assets$2,117,609 100.0%
Total Mortgage Assets$2,117,609 100.0%

(1) Amounts in the tables above include assets with a fair value of approximately $92.3 million purchased in September 2015 which settle in October 2015, and excludes assets with a fair value of $87.4 million sold in September 2015 which settle in October 2015.



Repurchase Agreement Exposure By Counterparty
($ in thousands)
Weighted
% of Average
Total Total MaturityLongest
As of September 30, 2015 Borrowings(1) Debt in DaysMaturity
ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc$177,634 9.1% 1610/26/2015
Goldman, Sachs & Co 159,105 8.2% 5611/25/2015
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co 142,652 7.3% 1410/19/2015
Mizuho Securities USA, Inc 129,512 6.7% 1210/22/2015
ICBC Financial Services LLC 127,359 6.6% 1410/19/2015
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc 119,416 6.1% 1410/14/2015
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 115,924 6.0% 1210/14/2015
Citigroup Global Markets Inc 114,217 5.9% 1510/26/2015
Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc 113,807 5.9% 1810/30/2015
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC 111,503 5.7% 1210/28/2015
KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, L.P 102,291 5.3% 1110/19/2015
RBC Capital Markets, LLC 100,712 5.2% 1810/22/2015
Nomura Securities International, Inc. 97,948 5.0% 2010/30/2015
South Street Securities, LLC 94,434 4.9% 1410/21/2015
Daiwa Securities America Inc. 81,433 4.2% 1010/14/2015
Morgan Stanley & Co 52,972 2.7% 1110/14/2015
CRT Capital Group, LLC 45,512 2.3% 2010/26/2015
Guggenheim Securities, LLC 42,374 2.2% 3811/30/2015
Barclays Capital Inc 10,125 0.5% 1410/14/2015
Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc 4,369 0.2% 2310/23/2015
Total Borrowings$1,943,299 100.0% 1811/30/2015

(1) In September 2015, the Company purchased assets with a fair value of approximately $92.3 million which settle in October 2015 that are expected to be funded by repurchase agreements. These anticipated borrowings are not included in the table above.



RMBS Risk Measures
($ in thousands)
Mortgage Assets
Weighted
Average WeightedWeighted Modeled Modeled
Months AverageAverage Interest Interest
To Next LifetimePeriodic Rate Rate
FairCoupon Reset CapCap Per Year Sensitivity Sensitivity
Asset Category Value(if applicable) (if applicable)(if applicable) (-50 BPS)(1) (+50 BPS)(1)
As of September 30, 2015
Adjustable Rate RMBS$3,0906 10.03% 2.00%$ 19 $ (20)
Hybrid Adjustable Rate RMBS 54,65588 7.55% 2.00% 855 (1,057)
Total Fixed Rate RMBS 1,955,664n/a n/an/a 29,802 (41,335)
Total Pass-through RMBS 2,013,409n/a n/an/a 30,676 (42,412)
Interest-Only Securities 64,351n/a n/an/a (11,995) 10,406
Inverse Interest-Only Securities 39,8491 6.38%n/a (271) (953)
Structured RMBS 104,200n/a n/an/a (12,266) 9,453
Total Mortgage Assets$2,117,609n/a n/an/a$ 18,410 $ (32,959)
Funding Hedges
Modeled Modeled
Interest Interest
AverageHedge Rate Rate
NotionalPeriod Sensitivity Sensitivity
Balance(2)End Date (-50 BPS)(1) (+50 BPS)(1)
Eurodollar Futures Contracts - Short Positions$ 873,333 Mar-2019$ (13,770)$ 16,375
Treasury Futures Contracts - Short Positions 185,000 Dec-2025 (7,549) 7,430
Grand Total $ (2,909)$ (9,154)

(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 128.73 at September 30, 2015. The nominal value of the short position was $238.2 million.




Contact: Orchid Island Capital, Inc. Robert E. Cauley 3305 Flamingo Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963 Telephone: (772) 231-1400

Source:Orchid Island Capital Inc.