Thursday, September 08, 2022
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, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Redemption of 5.125% 2023 Notes. The GEO Group has delivered a notice of redemption for all of the remaining $125.7 million in outstanding aggregate principal amount of its 5.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2023. The redemption will occur on October 6, 2022 with the price equal to $1,000 per $1,000 original principal amount plus accrued interest. The Company should save roughly $6 million of annual interest expense.
Reduction in pre-2026 Debt. The redemption of the 2023 Notes reduces outstanding debt due prior to 2026 to approximately $170 million. With a goal of reducing net recourse debt by $200-$250 million annually, the Company should easily handle the $170 million of debt due prior to 2026.
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