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How to buy The GEO Group stock | $8.13

Learn how to easily invest in The GEO Group stock.

The GEO Group Inc is a reit-healthcare facilities business based in the US. The GEO Group shares (GEO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The GEO Group employs 20,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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The GEO Group stock price (NYSE: GEO)

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The GEO Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$8.13
52-week range$4.96 - $9.76
50-day moving average $7.66
200-day moving average $6.96
Wall St. target price$12.75
PE ratio 7.2589
Dividend yield $1.07 (12.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.12

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The GEO Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.13 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) -2.17%
1 month (2021-09-24) 14.99%
3 months (2021-07-23) 21.71%
6 months (2021-04-23) 37.56%
1 year (2020-10-23) -9.67%
2 years (2019-10-24) -48.51%
3 years (2018-10-24) 24.74
5 years (2016-10-24) 24.26

Is The GEO Group under- or over-valued?

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

The GEO Group's P/E ratio

The GEO Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, The GEO Group shares trade at around 7x 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.

The GEO Group's PEG ratio

The GEO Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7298. 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 The GEO Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The GEO Group's EBITDA

The GEO Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $403.6 million.

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

The GEO Group financials

Revenue TTM $2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.67%
Gross profit TTM $571.8 million
Return on assets TTM 3.81%
Return on equity TTM 14.87%
Profit margin 6.25%
Book value $8.24
Market capitalisation $996.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The GEO Group shares

There are currently 26.0 million The GEO Group shares held short by investors – that's known as The GEO Group's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% up from 25.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The GEO Group shares can be evaluated.

The GEO Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The GEO Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The GEO Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The GEO Group shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). The GEO Group's SIR currently stands at 12.95. In other words for every 100,000 The GEO Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12950 shares are currently held short.

However The GEO Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The GEO Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable The GEO Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The GEO Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.21% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The GEO Group shares in existence, roughly 210 shares are currently held short) or 0.3268% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The GEO Group shares, roughly 327 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against The GEO Group.

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The GEO Group share dividends

12%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.38% of net profits

Recently The GEO Group has paid out, on average, around 12.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The GEO Group shareholders could enjoy a 8.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The GEO Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.07 per share.

While The GEO Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The GEO Group is investing more in its future growth.

The GEO Group's most recent dividend payout was on 31 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The GEO Group's shares ever split?

The GEO Group's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 24 April 2017. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The GEO Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The GEO Group shares which in turn could have impacted The GEO Group's share price.

The GEO Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The GEO Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.96 up to $9.7596. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GEO.US volatility(beta: 0.73)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 The GEO Group's is 0.7296. This would suggest that The GEO Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The GEO Group overview

The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) is the first fully integrated equity real estate investment trust specializing in the design, financing, development, and operation of secure facilities, processing centers, and community reentry centers in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO is a leading provider of enhanced in-custody rehabilitation, post-release support, electronic monitoring, and community-based programs. GEO's worldwide operations include the ownership and/or management of 123 facilities totaling approximately 93,000 beds, including projects under development, with a workforce of approximately 23,000 professionals. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The GEO Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.34% of The GEO Group shares are held by insiders and 81.189% by institutions.
How many people work for The GEO Group?
Latest data suggests 20,000 work at The GEO Group.
When does the fiscal year end for The GEO Group?
The GEO Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is The GEO Group based?
The GEO Group's address is: 4955 Technology Way, Boca Raton, FL, United States, 33431
What is The GEO Group's ISIN number?
The GEO Group's international securities identification number is: US36162J1060
What is The GEO Group's CUSIP number?
The GEO Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 36159R103

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