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How to buy CoreCivic stock

Learn how to easily invest in CoreCivic stock.

CoreCivic is a security & protection services business based in the US. CoreCivic shares (CXW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CoreCivic employs 10,350 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.8 billion.

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CoreCivic stock price (NYSE: CXW)

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CoreCivic shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-01.
Latest market close$10.45
52-week range$8.39 - $14.24
50-day moving average $11.71
200-day moving average $11.07
Wall St. target price$16.07
PE ratio 10.2308
Dividend yield $0 (14.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.04

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Is it a good time to buy CoreCivic stock?

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CoreCivic price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.45 from 2023-02-03

1 week (2023-01-27) -1.04%
1 month (2023-01-06) -9.05%
3 months (2022-11-03) N/A
6 months (2022-08-03) N/A
1 year (2022-02-07) 5.88%
2 years (2021-02-05) 45.34%
3 years (2020-02-07) 15.9797
5 years (2018-02-07) 16.4416

Is CoreCivic stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

CoreCivic's P/E ratio

CoreCivic's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, CoreCivic shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

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

CoreCivic's PEG ratio

CoreCivic's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.44. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CoreCivic's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CoreCivic's EBITDA

CoreCivic's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $322 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a CoreCivic's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

CoreCivic financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.29%
Gross profit TTM $528 million
Return on assets TTM 3.44%
Return on equity TTM 9.19%
Profit margin 6.82%
Book value $12.20
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

CoreCivic share dividends

We're not expecting CoreCivic to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have CoreCivic's shares ever split?

CoreCivic's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 8 July 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CoreCivic shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CoreCivic shares which in turn could have impacted CoreCivic's share price.

CoreCivic share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CoreCivic's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.39 up to $14.24. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CXW.US volatility(beta: 1.02)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 CoreCivic's is 1.0213. This would suggest that CoreCivic's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

CoreCivic overview

CoreCivic, Inc. owns and operates partnership correctional, detention, and residential reentry facilities in the United States. It operates through three segments: CoreCivic Safety, CoreCivic Community, and CoreCivic Properties. The company provides a range of solutions to government partners that serve the public good through corrections and detention management, a network of residential reentry centers to help address America's recidivism crisis, and government real estate solutions. Its correctional, detention, and residential reentry facilities offer rehabilitation and educational programs, including basic education, faith-based services, life skills and employment training, and substance abuse treatment. As of December 31, 2021, the company owned and operated 46 correctional and detention facilities, 26 residential reentry centers, and 10 properties for lease. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of CoreCivic is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.526% of CoreCivic shares are held by insiders and 83.86% by institutions.
How many people work for CoreCivic?
Latest data suggests 10,350 work at CoreCivic.
When does the fiscal year end for CoreCivic?
CoreCivic's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is CoreCivic based?
CoreCivic's address is: 5501 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN, United States, 37027
What is CoreCivic's ISIN number?
CoreCivic's international securities identification number is: US21871N1019
What is CoreCivic's CUSIP number?
CoreCivic's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 22025Y100

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