How to buy The GEO Group (GEO) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in The GEO Group shares.

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The GEO Group Inc (GEO) is a leading reit-healthcare facilities business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$7.03 after a previous close of US$6.95. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD7.03 to a high of USD7.35. The latest price was USD7.14 (25 minute delay). The GEO Group is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The GEO Group

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for The GEO Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GEO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The GEO Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$6.95, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The GEO Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The GEO Group. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The GEO Group stock price (NYSE:GEO)

Use our graph to track the performance of GEO stocks over time.

The GEO Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
OpenUS$7.03
HighUS$7.35
LowUS$7.03
CloseUS$7.14
Previous closeUS$6.95
Change US$0.19
Change % 2.7338%
Volume 2,877,173
Information last updated 2021-12-04.
52-week rangeUS$4.96 - US$11
50-day moving average US$8.3726
200-day moving average US$7.3367
Target priceUS$13.17
PE ratio 7.2622
Dividend yield US$0.59 (7.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.041

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Is it a good time to buy The GEO Group stock?

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The GEO Group share growth calculator

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The GEO Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $7.14

1 week (2021-12-01) -11.85%
1 month (2021-11-08) -24.36%
3 months (2021-09-08) -6.79%
6 months (2021-06-08) 12.26%
1 year (2020-12-08) -26.09%
2 years (2019-12-06) -47.07%
3 years (2018-12-07) -69.00%
5 years (2016-12-08) -68.52%

Is The GEO Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing The GEO Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The GEO Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The GEO Group's P/E ratio

The GEO Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, The GEO Group shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The GEO Group's PEG ratio

The GEO Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7409. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The GEO Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The GEO Group's EBITDA

The GEO Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$413.7 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a The GEO Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The GEO Group financials

Revenue TTM US$2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.26%
Gross profit TTM US$571.8 million
Return on assets TTM 3.95%
Return on equity TTM 14.25%
Profit margin 6.11%
Book value 8.502
Market capitalisation US$1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The GEO Group share dividends

12%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.38% of net profits

Recently The GEO Group has paid out, on average, around 12.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The GEO Group shareholders could enjoy a 8.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The GEO Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.59 per share.

While The GEO Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The GEO Group is investing more in its future growth.

The GEO Group's most recent dividend payout was on 31 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The GEO Group's shares ever split?

The GEO Group's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 24 April 2017. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The GEO Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The GEO Group shares which in turn could have impacted The GEO Group's share price.

The GEO Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The GEO Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$4.96 up to US$11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GEO.US volatility(beta: 0.77)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The GEO Group's is 0.7678. This would suggest that The GEO Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The GEO Group overview

The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) is the first fully integrated equity real estate investment trust specializing in the design, financing, development, and operation of secure facilities, processing centers, and community reentry centers in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO is a leading provider of enhanced in-custody rehabilitation, post-release support, electronic monitoring, and community-based programs. GEO's worldwide operations include the ownership and/or management of 123 facilities totaling approximately 93,000 beds, including projects under development, with a workforce of approximately 23,000 professionals.

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