Thursday, December 14, 2023
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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NobleCon19. The GEO Group CFO Brian Evans presented at NobleCon19. Highlights included the ongoing rise in detainee populations, the continuing challenges of aging facilities and staffing for state correctional agencies, and GEO’s debt reduction efforts. A rebroadcast is available at https://www.channelchek.com/videos/the-geo-group-noblecon19-replay.
Populations. ICE populations move upward and, with recent requests for additional beds, GEO should see incremental benefit, in our view. Border crossings are not slowing to any significant degree, suggesting the the need for additional private sector beds could have a longer tail than expected.
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