Ratio Analysis: Unpacking Geo Group, Inc. (GEO)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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After finishing at $13.48 in the prior trading day, Geo Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) closed at $13.08, down -2.97%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$2.97 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.98 million shares were traded. GEO stock price reached its highest trading level at $13.56 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $12.91.

Ratios:

Our goal is to gain a better understanding of GEO by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 14.09 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 8.83. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.42 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.37.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Northland Capital on October 02, 2023, initiated with a Outperform rating and assigned the stock a target price of $14.

On November 29, 2022, Wedbush Upgraded its rating to Outperform which previously was Neutral and also upped its target price recommendation from $10 to $14.

On June 08, 2021, Wedbush started tracking the stock assigning a Neutral rating and target price of $7.Wedbush initiated its Neutral rating on June 08, 2021, with a $7 target price.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Apr 05 ’24 when March Shayn P. sold 2,500 shares for $15.00 per share. The transaction valued at 37,500 led to the insider holds 67,830 shares of the business.

ZOLEY GEORGE C bought 50,000 shares of GEO for $624,025 on Mar 14 ’24. The Executive Chairman now owns 3,700,904 shares after completing the transaction at $12.48 per share. On Mar 06 ’24, another insider, Black James H., who serves as the SVP & Pres, Secure Services of the company, sold 5,672 shares for $11.95 each. As a result, the insider received 67,792 and left with 0 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, GEO now has a Market Capitalization of 1782882432 and an Enterprise Value of 3477624064. As of this moment, Geo’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 19.37, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 10.19. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 1.29. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.74 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.26. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.443 whereas that against EBITDA is 7.473.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for GEO is 0.62, which has changed by 0.5589988 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2704494 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, GEO has reached a high of $16.31, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $6.94. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -6.85%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 24.06%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 2.70M shares per day over the past 3-months and 2563250 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 136.31M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 128.88M. Insiders hold about 5.45% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 71.30% stake in the company. Shares short for GEO as of 1714435200 were 19211718 with a Short Ratio of 7.10, compared to 1711584000 on 24482770. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 19211718 and a Short% of Float of 22.15.

Dividends & Splits

The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 11.18. The current Payout Ratio is 0.00% for GEO, which recently paid a dividend on 2021-01-22 with an ex-dividend date of 1611273600. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2017-04-25 when the company split stock in a 3:2 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 4.0 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.14 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.27 and a low estimate of -$0.21, while EPS last year was $0.24. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.27, with high estimates of $0.29 and low estimates of $0.26.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $1.04 and $0.49 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.88. EPS for the following year is $1.28, with 3.0 analysts recommending between $1.52 and $1.13.

Revenue Estimates

4 analysts predict $606.77M in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $608.14M to a low estimate of $603.4M. As of the current estimate, Geo Group, Inc.’s year-ago sales were $593.89MFor the next quarter, 4 analysts are estimating revenue of $611.35M. There is a high estimate of $614.84M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $605.6M.

A total of 4 analysts have provided revenue estimates for GEO’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $2.45B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $2.43B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $2.44B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $2.41BBased on 3 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $2.49B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $2.54B and the low estimate is $2.45B.

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