Contrasting Geo Group Inc (The) (GEO) & Its Competitors
Geo Group Inc (The) (NYSE: GEO) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialized REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Geo Group Inc (The) to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.
Geo Group Inc (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. Geo Group Inc (The) pays out 139.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.4% and pay out 254.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Geo Group Inc (The) has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Geo Group Inc (The) is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Risk & Volatility
Geo Group Inc (The) has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geo Group Inc (The)’s peers have a beta of 0.90, meaning that their average stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Geo Group Inc (The) and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Geo Group Inc (The)||0||2||2||0||2.50|
|Geo Group Inc (The) Competitors||30||241||637||23||2.70|
Geo Group Inc (The) presently has a consensus price target of $33.78, indicating a potential upside of 31.38%. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies have a potential upside of 105.17%. Given Geo Group Inc (The)’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Geo Group Inc (The) has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
96.4% of Geo Group Inc (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Geo Group Inc (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Geo Group Inc (The) and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Geo Group Inc (The)||7.05%||14.85%||4.17%|
|Geo Group Inc (The) Competitors||25.87%||7.30%||2.55%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Geo Group Inc (The) and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Geo Group Inc (The)||$2.18 billion||$148.71 million||19.04|
|Geo Group Inc (The) Competitors||$957.09 million||$112.54 million||46.23|
Geo Group Inc (The) has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Geo Group Inc (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Geo Group Inc (The) beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Geo Group Inc (The) Company Profile
The GEO Group, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in the ownership, leasing and management of correctional, detention and re-entry facilities and the provision of community-based services and youth services in the United States, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada. As of December 31, 2013, its worldwide operations included the management and/or ownership of approximately 77,000 beds at 98 correctional, detention and community based facilities, including idle faclities and projects under development, and also included the provision of monitoring of more than 70,000 offenders in a community-based environment on behalf of approximately 900 federal, state and local correctional agencies located in all 50 states. The Company operates in four segments: United States Corrections and Detention segment, segment; International Services segment and Facility Construction and Design segment.
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