Orchid Island Capital Announces April 2017 Monthly Dividend and March 31, 2017 RMBS Portfolio Characteristics

  • April 2017 Monthly Dividend of $0.14 Per Share
  • Estimated Book Value Per Share at March 31, 2017 of $9.75
  • Estimated $(0.61) per share realized and unrealized losses on RMBS and derivative instruments
  • Estimated GAAP net income of $0.07 per share, which includes the estimated $(0.61) per share of realized and unrealized losses on RMBS and derivative instruments
  • Estimated 0.7% total return on equity for the quarter, or 2.8% annualized
  • RMBS Portfolio Characteristics as of March 31, 2017

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.

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 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)
Percentage Weighted Realized
Current Fair Current ofAverageMar 2017 CPR
Asset Category Face Value Price PortfolioCoupon(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%
Interest-Only Securities 815,467 107,214 13.15 3.29%3.74%13.30%
Inverse Interest-Only Securities 243,293 47,143 19.38 1.45%5.26%13.71%
Structured RMBS 1,058,760 154,357 14.58 4.73%4.20%13.40%
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)
Percentage Percentage
Fairof Fairof
Asset Category ValuePortfolio Asset Category ValuePortfolio
As of March 31, 2017 As of March 31, 2017
Fannie Mae$2,491,75276.4% Whole Pool Assets$2,882,50788.4%
Freddie Mac 761,59023.3% Non Whole Pool Assets 379,51011.6%
Ginnie Mae 8,6750.3% Total Mortgage Assets$3,262,017100.0%
Total Mortgage Assets $3,262,017100.0%

Borrowings By Counterparty
($ in thousands)
% of Average
Total Total Maturity Longest
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
FHLB-Cincinnati 80,435 2.6% 3 4/3/2017
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
Total Borrowings$3,050,608 100.0% 25 6/29/2017

RMBS Risk Measures
($ in thousands)
Mortgage Assets
Average Weighted Weighted
Modeled Modeled
Months Average Average
Interest Interest
To Next Lifetime Periodic
Rate Rate
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)
Interest-Only Securities 107,214 n/a n/a n/a (14,040) 10,713
Inverse Interest-Only Securities 47,143 1 6.22% n/a 2,000 (3,305)
Structured RMBS 154,357 n/a n/a n/a (12,040) 7,408
Total Mortgage Assets$3,262,017 n/a n/a n/a $47,331 $(67,279)
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$953,333 Dec-2020 $(16,538) $17,875
Treasury Futures Contracts - Short Positions 465,000 Jun-2027 (18,072) 17,361
Payer Swaps 800,000 Mar-2022 (12,599) 12,599
TBA Short Positions 337,000 Apr-2017 (7,992) 9,620
Total Hedges (55,201) 57,455
Grand Total $(7,870) $(9,824)
March 31, 2017 Repo Balance$3,050,608
March 31, 2017 Estimated Shareholder's Equity$334,213
Projected Leverage 9.1x
TBA Short Positions$337,000
Effective Leverage 8.1x

(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. Cauley 3305 Flamingo Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963 Telephone: (772) 231-1400

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