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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For the first quarter 2018, GEO recorded revenues of $564.9 million, up 3% as compared to $550.6 million in Q1 2017. The Company's reported numbers topped analysts' estimates of $559.1 million.

During Q1 2018, GEO's income before income taxes and equity in earnings of affiliates were $37.7 million compared to $41.3 million in Q1 2017.

GEO reported net income attributable to the Company of $35.0 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, in Q1 2018 compared to $40.4 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for Q1 2017. The Company's reported quarter results reflected a y-o-y increase of approximately $3.7 million in net interest expense attributable to higher interest rates as well as higher overall outstanding debt balances; revised pricing terms under the new 10-year contracts for the Company's Big Spring Texas facilities, the issuance of 10.4 million shares of common stock on a post-split basis in March 2017, offset by the repurchase of over 1.8 million shares in Q1 2018.

For Q1 2018, GEO reported Normalized Funds from Operations (FFO) of $52.6 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, compared to $58.1 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in Q1 2017.

GEO reported Q1 2018 adjusted FFO of $69.8 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, compared to $74.0 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, in Q1 2017. The Company's earnings beat Wall Street's expectations of $0.43 per share.

Stock Repurchase Program

During the first quarter 2018, GEO repurchased over 1.8 million shares of its common stock for approximately $40.0 million under the $200.0 million stock repurchase program approved by GEO's Board of Directors.

Outlook

GEO expects full-year 2018 total revenue to be approximately $2.3 billion. The Company is forecasting net income attributable to GEO to be in a range of $1.27 to $1.35 per diluted share. GEO expects FY18 AFFO to be in the band of $2.45 to $2.53 per diluted share.

For the second quarter 2018, GEO is forecasting total revenues to be in a range of $571 million to $576 million. The Company is expecting net income attributable to GEO to be in a range of $0.30 to $0.32 per diluted share. GEO is projecting AFFO to be in the range of $0.59 to $0.61 per diluted share.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 21, 2018 - At Monday's closing bell, GEO Group's stock advanced 1.55%, ending the trading session at $24.23.

Volume traded for the day: 636.42 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 13.07%; previous three-month period – up 16.60%; and year-to-date – up 2.67%

After yesterday's close, GEO Group's market cap was at $2.94 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 19.73.

The stock has a dividend yield of 7.76%.

The stock is part of the Financial sector, categorized under the REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry. This sector was up 0.7% at the end of the session.

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