Geo Group Inc (The) (NYSE: GEO) is one of 15 public companies in the “Specialized REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Geo Group Inc (The) to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Geo Group Inc (The) and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Geo Group Inc (The)||$2.18 billion||$148.71 million||18.44|
|Geo Group Inc (The) Competitors||$957.09 million||$112.54 million||96.47|
Risk and Volatility
Geo Group Inc (The) has a beta of 1.5, meaning that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geo Group Inc (The)’s competitors have a beta of 0.87, meaning that their average share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Geo Group Inc (The) and its competitors, as reported 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||29||241||636||23||2.70|
Geo Group Inc (The) presently has a consensus target price of $33.78, suggesting a potential upside of 34.68%. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies have a potential upside of 13.62%. Given Geo Group Inc (The)’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Geo Group Inc (The) is more favorable than its competitors.
This table compares Geo Group Inc (The) and its competitors’ 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||25.52%||7.22%||2.53%|
Institutional & Insider 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Geo Group Inc (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Geo Group Inc (The) pays out 138.2% 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 255.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Geo Group Inc (The) has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Geo Group Inc (The) is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Geo Group Inc (The) beats its competitors on 9 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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