Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) and Safestore (NYSE:SFSHF) Head to Head Comparison

Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) and Safestore (OTCMKTS:SFSHF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.


This table compares Orchid Island Capital and Safestore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orchid Island Capital N/A 15.10% 1.53%
Safestore N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Orchid Island Capital has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Safestore has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Orchid Island Capital and Safestore, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orchid Island Capital 0 1 0 0 2.00
Safestore 0 0 0 0 N/A


Orchid Island Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 17.2%. Safestore does not pay a dividend. Orchid Island Capital pays out 69.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.7% of Orchid Island Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Orchid Island Capital shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Orchid Island Capital and Safestore’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orchid Island Capital $154.58 million 2.02 -$44.39 million $1.38 4.04
Safestore $161.58 million 10.72 N/A N/A N/A

Safestore has higher revenue and earnings than Orchid Island Capital.


Orchid Island Capital beats Safestore on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Orchid Island Capital Company Profile

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; and structured Agency RMBS, including collateralized mortgage obligations, 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. It generally would not be subject to federal income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Vero Beach, Florida.

Safestore Company Profile

UK's largest self storage group with 146 stores Safestore has 119 self storage centres in the UK including two business centres and a further 27 stores in the Paris region. Safestore was founded in the UK in 1998. It acquired the French business “Une Pièce en Plus” in 2004 which was founded in 1998 by the current Safestore Group CEO Frederic Vecchioli.

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