Orchid Island Capital (NYSE: COLD) and AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Orchid Island Capital and AmeriCold Realty Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orchid Island Capital $145.96 million 2.84 $2.00 million $0.84 9.48
AmeriCold Realty Trust $1.54 billion 2.24 -$600,000.00 N/A N/A

Orchid Island Capital has higher earnings, but lower revenue than AmeriCold Realty Trust.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Orchid Island Capital and AmeriCold Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orchid Island Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
AmeriCold Realty Trust 0 2 5 0 2.71

AmeriCold Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $21.43, suggesting a potential downside of 10.90%. Given AmeriCold Realty Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AmeriCold Realty Trust is more favorable than Orchid Island Capital.


Orchid Island Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.6%. AmeriCold Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Orchid Island Capital pays out 128.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orchid Island Capital N/A 20.14% 2.13%
AmeriCold Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.1% of Orchid Island Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of AmeriCold Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Orchid Island Capital shares are owned 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.


Orchid Island Capital beats AmeriCold Realty Trust on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Orchid Island Capital

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 headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida.

About AmeriCold Realty Trust

Americold is the world's largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 158 temperature-controlled warehouses, with approximately 934 million cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. Americold's facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. Americold serves approximately 2,400 customers and employs approximately 11,000 associates worldwide.

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