GEO expects its fourth quarter 2012 revenues to be in a range of $413 million to $418 million and its pro forma earnings per share to be in a range of $0.41 to $0.42 per share, excluding $0.04 per share in after-tax international bid and proposal expenses. GEO’s fourth quarter guidance reflects some variability in GEO’s U.S. Marshals Service populations at facilities which typically experience seasonal fluctuations.
GEO’s earnings guidance reflects the activation of the expansion of the Adelanto Detention Facility in California in August 2012 and the previously announced continuation of the Golden State Community Correctional Facility contract in California, which has been extended by the State of California through June 30, 2016 partially offset by the previously announced deactivation/transition of GEO’s managed-only contracts for the East Mississippi and Walnut Grove Correctional Facilities in July 2012 and the Marshall County Correctional Facility in August 2012.
GEO’s 2012 financial guidance does not assume the potential reactivation of approximately 6,000 current beds in inventory which GEO is actively marketing to local, state, and federal customers. The after-tax carrying costs associated with keeping the facilities idle represent approximately $0.14 per share, of which more than half are non-cash expenses. GEO’s guidance also reflects approximately $0.18 per share in after-tax intangibles amortization expense primarily related to the acquisitions of Cornell Companies and BI Incorporated.
Stock Repurchase Program
On July 14, 2011, GEO’s Board approved a stock repurchase program of up to $100.0 million of GEO’s common stock effective through December 31, 2012. Through the end of the third quarter 2012, GEO had repurchased approximately 3.9 million shares of its common stock for approximately $75.0 million.
Conference Call Information
GEO has scheduled a conference call and simultaneous webcast for today at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) to discuss GEO’s third quarter 2012 financial results as well as its progress and outlook. The call-in number for the U.S. is 1-888-680-0894 and the international call-in number is 1-617-213-4860. The conference call participant passcode is 84889725. In addition, a live audio webcast of the conference call may be accessed on the Conference Calls/Webcasts section of GEO’s investor relations home page at
. A replay of the audio webcast will be available on the website for one year. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until December 5, 2012 at 1-888-286-8010 (U.S.) and 1-617-801-6888 (International). The conference call ID number for the telephonic replay is 66993049.
About The GEO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group, Inc. is the world’s leading diversified provider of correctional, detention, and residential treatment services to federal, state, and local government agencies around the globe. GEO offers a turnkey approach that includes design, construction, financing, and operations. GEO represents government clients in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO’s worldwide operations include 20,000 employees, 108 correctional, detention and residential treatment facilities, including projects under development, and 75,000 owned and/or managed beds.