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Orchid Island Capital, Inc is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. Orchid Island Capital shares (ORC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Orchid Island Capital share price

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Orchid Island Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$1.45 - $5.90
50-day moving average $5.55
200-day moving average $5.32
Wall St. target price$6.00
PE ratio 179.0625
Dividend yield $0.79 (13.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.03

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Is Orchid Island Capital under- or over-valued?

Valuing Orchid Island Capital stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Orchid Island Capital's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Orchid Island Capital's P/E ratio

Orchid Island Capital's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 179x. In other words, Orchid Island Capital shares trade at around 179x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Orchid Island Capital financials

Revenue TTM $12.7 million
Operating margin TTM 16.79%
Gross profit TTM $10.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.05%
Return on equity TTM 0.53%
Profit margin 16.79%
Book value $5.46
Market capitalisation $540.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Orchid Island Capital shares

There are currently 6.2 million Orchid Island Capital shares held short by investors – that's known as Orchid Island Capital's "short interest". This figure is 6.3% up from 5.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Orchid Island Capital shares can be evaluated.

Orchid Island Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Orchid Island Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Orchid Island Capital shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Orchid Island Capital shares traded daily (recently around 2.3 million). Orchid Island Capital's SIR currently stands at 2.73. In other words for every 100,000 Orchid Island Capital shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2730 shares are currently held short.

However Orchid Island Capital's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Orchid Island Capital shares, or, against the total number of tradable Orchid Island Capital shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Orchid Island Capital's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Orchid Island Capital shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.073% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Orchid Island Capital shares, roughly 73 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Orchid Island Capital.

Find out more about how you can short Orchid Island Capital stock.

Orchid Island Capital share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.17% of net profits

Recently Orchid Island Capital has paid out, on average, around 17.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 13.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Orchid Island Capital shareholders could enjoy a 13.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Orchid Island Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $0.79 per share.

While Orchid Island Capital's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Orchid Island Capital is investing more in its future growth.

Orchid Island Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 28 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Orchid Island Capital share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Orchid Island Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.448 up to $5.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORC.US volatility(beta: 1.37)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Orchid Island Capital's is 1.3667. This would suggest that Orchid Island Capital's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Orchid Island Capital overview

Orchid Island Capital, Inc. , a specialty finance company, invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in the United States. The company's RMBS are backed primarily by single-family residential mortgage loans, referred as Agency RMBS. Its portfolio includes traditional pass-through Agency RMBS, such as mortgage pass through certificates and collateralized mortgage obligations; and structured Agency RMBS, including interest only securities, inverse interest only securities, and principal only securities. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Orchid Island Capital is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.368% of Orchid Island Capital shares are held by insiders and 33.428% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Orchid Island Capital?
Orchid Island Capital's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Orchid Island Capital based?
Orchid Island Capital's address is: 3305 Flamingo Drive, Vero Beach, FL, United States, 32963
What is Orchid Island Capital's ISIN number?
Orchid Island Capital's international securities identification number is: US68571X1037
What is Orchid Island Capital's CUSIP number?
Orchid Island Capital's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 68571X103

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