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GEO : NYSE : Financial
$45.97 -0.33 | -0.71%
Today's Range: 45.6469 - 46.95
Avg. Daily Volume: 1098100.0
03/24/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

GEO GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. GEO GROUP INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.32 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.14% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)566.58500.13
EBITDA ($mil)97.0494.87
EBIT ($mil)68.0166.75
Net Income ($mil)49.4444.06

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)85.1768.13
Total Assets ($mil)3749.413503.34
Total Debt ($mil)2419.82135.86
Equity ($mil)975.061006.74

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin24.2326.82
EBITDA Margin17.1218.96
Operating Margin12.013.35
Sales Turnover0.580.53
Return on Assets3.963.98
Return on Equity15.2513.85
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.381.57
Interest Expense34.8527.53
Interest Coverage1.952.42

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)75.0374.64
Div / share0.650.65
Book value / share13.013.49
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1085557.01139250.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 53.12 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.56 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.65. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, GEO GROUP INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
GEO 23.15 Peers 53.12   GEO NM Peers 19.88

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

GEO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

GEO's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
GEO 19.96 Peers 82.56   GEO 7.12 Peers 3.37

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

GEO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

GEO trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
GEO 3.56 Peers 3.65   GEO 6.38 Peers 32.85

Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

GEO is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, GEO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
GEO 1.59 Peers 7.91   GEO 18.23 Peers 11.37

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

GEO is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

GEO has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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