The GEO Group (GEO) – New Debt Priced; Raising PT to $17

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Monday, April 08, 2024

The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) is a leading diversified government service provider, specializing in design, financing, development, and support services for secure facilities, processing centers, and community reentry centers in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO’s diversified services include enhanced in-custody rehabilitation and post-release support through the award-winning GEO Continuum of Care®, secure transportation, electronic monitoring, community-based programs, and correctional health and mental health care. GEO’s worldwide operations include the ownership and/or delivery of support services for 103 facilities totaling approximately 83,000 beds, including idle facilities and projects under development, with a workforce of up to approximately 18,000 employees.

Joe Gomes, Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst, Generalist , Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Upsized and Pricing. The GEO Group announced a private offering of $1.275 billion of senior notes, comprised of $650 million 8.625% notes due 2029 and $650 million 10.25% notes due 2031. GEO had originally sought to raise $1.2 billion. The Company also announced a new $450 million Term Loan B bearing interest at SOFR plus 5.25%. Net proceeds are anticipated to be $1.67 billion.

6.50% Convertible Notes. The Company also announced it is exchanging $177 million principal amount of its 6.50% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2026, representing about 77% of the outstanding principal amount. GEO will pay cash and common stock for the estimated $305 million market value of the Notes, with the cash portion expected to be $177 million. At the current stock price, the remaining $128 million of principal amount would be exchanged for approximately 9.1 million GEO shares.

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