Safestore (OTCMKTS:SFSHF) and Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
This table compares Safestore and Orchid Island Capital’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%|
Risk & Volatility
Safestore has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orchid Island Capital has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Safestore and Orchid Island Capital, 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|
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.
Institutional and Insider 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, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Safestore and Orchid Island Capital’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 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.
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.
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.
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