Orchid Island Capital Announces February 2014 Monthly Dividend and January 31, 2014 MBS Portfolio Characteristics

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| Source: Orchid Island Capital
  • February 2014 Monthly Dividend of $0.18 Per Share
  • January 31, 2014 Estimated Book Value per Share of $12.76
  • MBS Portfolio Characteristics as of January 31, 2014
  • Tax Characterization of 2013 Distributions 100% Ordinary Taxable Income
  • Company to Issue 4th Quarter Earnings after the Market Close on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • Earnings Conference Call will be Held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET

VERO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT:ORC) announced that today the Board of Directors declared a monthly cash dividend for the month of February 2014. The dividend of $0.18 per share will be paid February 28, 2014, to holders of record on February 25, 2014, with an ex-dividend date of February 21, 2014.

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.

Estimated January 31, 2014 Book Value Per Share

The Company's estimated book value per share as of January 31, 2014 was $12.76. 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 January 31, 2014, the Company's preliminary estimated total stockholders' equity was approximately $69.1 million with 5,411,665 shares of common stock outstanding.

This press release contains preliminary estimates of the Company's book value per share, stockholders equity, MBS valuations and various other financial metrics as of January 31, 2014. These preliminary estimates could differ from our actual results due to several factors that include, but are not limited to: (i) additional adjustments in the calculation of our book value as of January 31, 2014, (ii) discovery of new information that alters expectations about month-end results or impacts valuation methodologies underlying these results, (iii) errors in the assessment of portfolio value, and (iv) accounting changes required by GAAP. The amounts as of January 31, 2014 and for the month then ended have not been subjected to an audit or review as defined by professional standards by our independent registered public accounting firm and consequently are not considered final and remain subject to change.

MBS Portfolio Characteristics

Details of the MBS portfolio as of January 31, 2014 are presented below. These figures are preliminary and subject to change. The information contained herein is an intra-quarter update created by the Company based upon information that the Company believes is accurate.

  • MBS Valuation Characteristics
  • MBS Assets by Agency
  • Investment Company Act of 1940 (Whole Pool) Test Results
  • Repurchase Agreement Exposure by Counterparty
  • MBS Risk Measures

2013 Dividend Tax Characteristics

Orchid's 2013 distributions of $1.395 per share consisted entirely of ordinary dividends and are characterized as ordinary income. Stockholders will be notified of the proper tax characterization of Orchid'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.

Earnings Release

The Company expects to issue a press release after market close on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 announcing fourth quarter 2013 results. An earnings conference call will be hosted Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

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. intends to elect 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, 2012.

             
MBS Valuation Characteristics            
(in thousands of $s)            
        Percentage Weighted Realized
  Current Fair Current of Average Jan 2014 CPR
Asset Category Face Value Price Portfolio Coupon (Reported in Feb)
As of January 31, 2014            
Adjustable Rate MBS  $ 4,922  $ 5,316   108.02  1.03% 3.92% 19.95%
10-1 Hybrid Rate MBS  76,682   76,880   100.26  14.92% 2.56% 6.24%
Hybrid Adjustable Rate MBS  76,682   76,880   100.26  14.92% 2.56% 6.24%
15 Year Fixed Rate MBS  81,132   85,241   105.06  16.54% 3.40% 1.22%
20 Year Fixed Rate MBS  30,607   31,765   103.78  6.16% 3.50% 1.31%
30 Year Fixed Rate MBS  266,959   287,326   107.63  55.75% 4.50% 2.06%
Total Fixed Rate MBS  378,698   404,332   106.77  78.45% 4.19% 2.23%
Total Pass-through MBS  460,302   486,528   105.70  94.40% 3.93% 3.88%
Interest-Only Securities  152,997   21,800   14.25  4.23% 4.47% 18.72%
Inverse Interest-Only Securities  49,349   7,048   14.28  1.37% 6.07% 14.02%
Structured MBS  202,346   28,848   14.26  5.60% 4.86% 17.65%
Total Mortgage Assets  $ 662,648   $ 515,376   --  100.00% 3.98% 9.45%
   
MBS Assets by Agency Investment Company Act of 1940 (Whole Pool) Test
(in thousands of $s) (in thousands of $s)
    Percentage     Percentage
  Fair of   Fair of
Asset Category Value Portfolio Asset Category Value Portfolio
As of January 31, 2014     As of January 31, 2014    
Fannie Mae  $ 289,540  56.2% Whole Pool Assets  $ 455,257  88.3%
Freddie Mac  207,463  40.2% Non Whole Pool Assets  60,119  11.7%
Ginnie Mae  18,373  3.6% Total Mortgage Assets  $ 515,376  100.0%
Total Mortgage Assets  $ 515,376  100.0%      
 
 
Repurchase Agreement Exposure By Counterparty
(in thousands of $s)
      Weighted  
    % of Average  
  Total Total Maturity Longest
As of January 31, 2014 Borrowings Debt in Days Maturity
Citigroup Global Markets Inc $ 144,149  31.3% 20  4/29/2014
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co 61,284  13.3% 14  2/14/2014
South Street Securities, LLC 48,721  10.6% 13  2/24/2014
Morgan Stanley & Co 48,367  10.5% 12  2/12/2014
Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc 44,894  9.7% 12  2/12/2014
CRT Capital Group, LLC 37,229  8.1% 21  2/24/2014
KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, L.P 30,431  6.6% 21  3/25/2014
Goldman, Sachs & Co 24,017  5.2% 24  3/11/2014
Mizuho Securities USA, Inc 21,629  4.7% 46  4/10/2014
Total Borrowings $ 460,721  100.0% 18  4/29/2014
 
MBS Risk Measures
(in thousands of $s)
Mortgage Assets
    Weighted        
    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)* (+50 BPS)*
As of January 31, 2014            
Adjustable Rate MBS  $ 5,316  10.13% 2.00%  $ 11   $ (22)
Hybrid Adjustable Rate MBS  76,880  109  7.55% 2.00%  2,005  (2,359)
Total Fixed Rate MBS  404,332  n/a n/a n/a  9,314  (11,621)
Total Pass-through MBS  486,528  n/a n/a n/a  11,330  (14,002)
Interest-Only Securities  21,800  n/a n/a n/a (4,041)  3,888 
Inverse Interest-Only Securities  7,048  --  4.21% n/a  62  (287)
Structured MBS  28,848  n/a n/a n/a (3,979)  3,601 
Total Mortgage Assets  $ 515,376  n/a n/a n/a  $ 7,351   $ (10,401)
Funding Hedges            
          Modeled Modeled
          Interest Interest
      Average Hedge Rate Rate
      Notional Period Sensitivity Sensitivity
      Balance End Date (-50 BPS)* (+50 BPS)*
Eurodollar Futures Contracts - Short Positions      $ 329,412  Dec-2018 $ (6,322)  $ 7,000 
Grand Total          $ 1,029  $ (3,401)

* 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.

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