How to buy Geo Group (GEO) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Geo Group shares.
Geo Group Inc (GEO) is a leading security & protection services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$9.96 after a previous close of US$9.93. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD9.81 to a high of USD10.0199. The latest price was USD10.01 (25 minute delay). Geo Group is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Geo Group
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Geo Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GEO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Geo Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$9.93, 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 Geo Group, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of 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.
What's in this guide?
Geo Group stock price (NYSE:GEO)Use our graph to track the performance of GEO stocks over time.
Have Geo Group's shares ever split?
Geo Group's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 25 April 2017. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Geo Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Geo Group shares which in turn could have impacted Geo Group's share price.
Geo Group shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$6.94 - US$12.42|
|50-day moving average||US$8.9548|
|200-day moving average||US$8.0148|
|Dividend yield||US$0 (12.82%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$0.8|
Geo Group price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-28)||-3.75%|
|1 month (2023-11-03)||10.73%|
|3 months (2023-09-05)||36.94%|
|6 months (2023-06-05)||34.72%|
|1 year (2022-12-05)||-15.53%|
|2 years (2021-12-03)||32.41%|
|3 years (2020-12-04)||10.01|
|5 years (2018-12-04)||-55.73%|
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Is it a good time to buy Geo Group stock?
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Is Geo Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing Geo Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Geo Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Geo Group's P/E ratio
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 12x. In other words, Geo Group shares trade at around 12x 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.
Geo Group's PEG ratio
Geo Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8333. 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 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.
Geo Group's EBITDA
Geo Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$504.4 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Geo Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
Geo Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Geo Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$6.94 up to US$12.42. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Geo Group's is 0.645. This would suggest that Geo Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Geo Group financials
|Revenue TTM||US$2.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.87%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$713 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.43%|
|Market capitalisation||US$1.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Geo Group share dividends
We're not expecting Geo Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Geo Group overview
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 100 facilities totaling approximately 81,000 beds, including idle facilities and projects under development, with a workforce of up to approximately 18,000 employees.
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