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January 18, 2013
07:51 EDTGEOGeo Group receives favorable private letter ruling from IRS, elects REIT status
The GEO Group has received a favorable private letter ruling from the IRS in connection with GEO’s previously announced conversion to a real estate investment trust. GEO also has received an opinion from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, which advised GEO on its REIT conversion that GEO qualifies as a REIT. Based on the receipt of the private letter ruling and the Skadden REIT opinion, GEO’s Board of Directors has authorized GEO to elect REIT status effective January 1, 2013. GEO will seek inclusion in the appropriate REIT indices at the earliest possible date. GEO also announced that on January 17, 2013, the Board declared GEO’s first ever quarterly cash dividend as a REIT of 50c per share of common stock based on GEO’s new outstanding share count of approximately 71.3 million, which includes the issuance of approximately 9.7 million shares in connection with GEO’s previously announced $350M special dividend which was paid on December 31, 2012. GEO’s quarterly REIT cash dividend of 50c per share will be paid on March 1, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 15, 2013.
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February 18, 2015
07:57 EDTGEOGeo Group closes acquisition of eight correctional, detention facilities
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07:56 EDTGEOGeo Group sees Q1 adjusted FFO 70c-72c, consensus 74c
Sees Q1 revenue $438M-$445M, including approximately $26M in construction revenue associated with GEO’s contract for the development and operation of the new 1,300-bed Ravenhall Prison Facility in Australia. Consensus is $432.39M. Guidance reflects normal seasonal fluctuations in federal populations as well as approximately 5c-6c per diluted share in additional employment tax expense as a result of the seasonality in unemployment taxes, which are front-loaded in the first quarter of the year. Additionally, first quarter 2015 guidance reflects approximately 1c per share in start-up expenses and approximately $2M in acquisition related expenses.
07:55 EDTGEOGeo Group sees FY15 adjusted FFO $3.35-$3.45, consensus $3.22
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07:53 EDTGEOGeo Group reports Q4 adjusted FFO 81c, consensus 79c
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