Orchid Island Capital Announces October 2017 Monthly Dividend and September 30, 2017 RMBS Portfolio Characteristics

  • October 2017 Monthly Dividend of $0.14 Per Share
  • Estimated Book Value Per Share at September 30, 2017 of $9.15
  • Estimated GAAP net income of $0.33 per share, including an estimated $(0.18) per share of realized and unrealized losses on RMBS and derivative instruments
  • Estimated 3.7% total return on equity for the quarter, or 14.7% annualized
  • RMBS Portfolio Characteristics as of September 30, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 11, 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 October 2017. The dividend of $0.14 per share will be paid November 10, 2017 to holders of record on October 31, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of October 30, 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 October 11, 2017, the Company had 45,311,481 shares outstanding. At June 30, 2017, the Company had 45,299,812 shares outstanding.

Estimated September 30, 2017 Book Value Per Share

The Company’s estimated book value per share as of September 30, 2017 was $9.15. The Company computes book value per share by dividing total stockholders' equity by the total number of outstanding shares of common stock. At September 30, 2017, the Company's preliminary estimated total stockholders' equity was approximately $414.4 million with 45,308,169 shares of common stock 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 a net income per share of $0.33, which includes ($0.18) per share of realized and unrealized gains and losses on RMBS and derivative instruments for the quarter ended September 30, 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 September 30, 2017 was 3.7%, or 14.7% 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 $0.34 per share, comprised of dividends per share of $0.42 and a decrease in book value per share of $0.08 from June 30, 2017.

RMBS Portfolio Characteristics

Details of the RMBS portfolio as of September 30, 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 September 30, 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 CurrentofAverageSep 2017 CPR
Asset Category Face Value PricePortfolioCoupon (Reported in Oct)
As of September 30, 2017
Adjustable Rate RMBS$1,676$1,783$106.350.05% 3.90% 0.01%
10-1 Hybrid Rate RMBS 41,118 42,201 102.641.07% 2.55% 2.83%
Hybrid Adjustable Rate RMBS 41,118 42,201 102.641.07% 2.55% 2.83%
15 Year Fixed Rate RMBS 40,977 43,121 105.231.10% 3.50% 7.05%
20 Year Fixed Rate RMBS 283,376 301,382 106.357.67% 4.00% 4.08%
30 Year Fixed Rate RMBS 3,136,222 3,396,155 108.2986.41% 4.42% 8.45%
Total Fixed Rate RMBS 3,460,575 3,740,658 108.0995.17% 4.37% 8.07%
Total Pass-through RMBS 3,503,369 3,784,642 108.0396.29% 4.35% 8.01%
Interest-Only Securities 748,758 90,551 12.092.30% 3.75% 14.12%
Inverse Interest-Only Securities 356,746 55,147 15.461.40% 4.43% 10.40%
Structured RMBS 1,105,504 145,698 13.183.71% 4.00% 12.92%
Total Mortgage Assets$4,608,873$3,930,340 100.00% 4.34% 9.19%

RMBS Assets by Agency Investment Company Act of 1940 Whole Pool Test
($ in thousands) ($ in thousands)
Percentage Percentage
Fair of Fairof
Asset Category Value Portfolio Asset Category ValuePortfolio
As of September 30, 2017 As of September 30, 2017
Fannie Mae$ 2,580,97365.7% Whole Pool Assets$ 3,294,11083.8%
Freddie Mac 1,342,80334.1% Non-Whole Pool Assets 636,23016.2%
Ginnie Mae 6,5640.2% Total Mortgage Assets$3,930,340100.0%
Total Mortgage Assets$3,930,340100.0%

Borrowings By Counterparty
($ in thousands)
% of Average
Total Total MaturityLongest
As of September 30, 2017 Borrowings Debt in Days Maturity
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC$587,380 15.8% 1958/10/2018
Mirae Asset Securities (USA) Inc. 337,407 9.1% 1248/10/2018
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 275,379 7.4% 12 10/13/2017
ICBC Financial Services LLC 249,227 6.7% 1310/12/2017
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co 241,743 6.5% 1810/19/2017
Citigroup Global Markets Inc 240,423 6.5% 1610/18/2017
RBC Capital Markets, LLC 224,584 6.1% 1710/16/2017
Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc 207,565 5.6% 1810/23/2017
Mizuho Securities USA, Inc 203,791 5.5% 1510/25/2017
ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc 150,645 4.1% 4111/22/2017
Nomura Securities International, Inc. 141,510 3.8% 2511/15/2017
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated 137,657 3.7% 1110/12/2017
Natixis, New York Branch 129,478 3.5% 1810/27/2017
South Street Securities, LLC 129,474 3.5% 4411/27/2017
Guggenheim Securities, LLC 125,927 3.4% 7812/27/2017
FHLB-Cincinnati 100,259 2.7% 310/2/2017
Daiwa Securities America Inc. 75,673 2.0% 1210/13/2017
KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, L.P 67,052 1.8% 1208/14/2018
Goldman, Sachs & Co 59,386 1.6% 1310/13/2017
Lucid Cash Fund USG LLC 25,517 0.7% 27 10/26/2017
Total Borrowings$3,710,077 100.0% 608/14/2018

RMBS Risk Measures
($ in thousands)
Mortgage Assets
Average WeightedWeighted Modeled Modeled
Months AverageAverage Interest Interest
To Next LifetimePeriodic Rate Rate
Coupon 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, 2017
Adjustable Rate RMBS$1,783 8 10.05% 2.00%$13 $(11)
Hybrid Adjustable Rate RMBS 42,201 64 7.55%2.00% 543 (641)
Total Fixed Rate RMBS 3,740,658 n/a n/a n/a 49,662 (72,992)
Total Pass-through RMBS 3,784,642 n/a n/a n/a 50,218 (73,644)
Interest-Only Securities 90,551 n/a n/a n/a (13,890) 11,873
Inverse Interest-Only Securities 55,147 1 5.37%n/a 1,865 (3,963)
Structured RMBS 145,698 n/a n/a n/a (12,025) 7,910
Total Mortgage Assets$3,930,340 n/a n/a n/a $38,193 $(65,734)
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$976,923 Dec-2020$(13,911)$15,875
Treasury Futures Contracts - Short Positions 115,000 Dec-2027 (4,388) 4,436
Payer Swaps 1,010,000 Aug-2022 (14,631) 14,631
Payer Swaption 200,000 Sep-2025 (2,007) 3,586
TBA Short Positions 300,000 Oct-2017 (7,619) 9,800
Total Hedges (42,556) 48,328
Grand Total $(4,363)$(17,406)
(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 $125.31 at September 30, 2017. The notional contract value of the short position was $144.1 million.


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

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