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The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) (“GEO”), the first fully integrated equity real estate investment trust specializing in the design, financing, development, and operation of correctional, detention, and community reentry facilities around the globe, reported today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2014. The information presented herein and in GEO’s supplemental disclosure reflects the name change of GEO’s Community Service division to GEO Care effective January 1, 2015.

Fourth Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Net Income Attributable to GEO of $0.52 per Diluted Share
  • Net Operating Income of $122.8 million
  • Normalized FFO of $0.70 per Diluted Share
  • AFFO of $0.81 per Diluted Share

For the fourth quarter 2014, Normalized Funds From Operations (“Normalized FFO”) increased to $51.9 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, from $42.0 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2013. Fourth quarter 2014 Adjusted Funds From Operations (“AFFO”) increased to $59.5 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, from $51.6 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2013. For the fourth quarter 2014, Net Operating Income (“NOI”) increased to $122.8 million from $108.8 million for the fourth quarter 2013.

George C. Zoley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GEO, said: “We are very pleased with our fourth quarter and year-end results and outlook for 2015, which continue to reflect robust operational and financial performance from our diversified business units. Our quarterly and full-year results were driven by strong occupancy across our diversified real estate assets as well as the activation of several important projects. During 2014, our GEO Corrections & Detention division activated six new or expanded facilities totaling approximately 5,000 beds, and our GEO Care division opened approximately a dozen new day reporting centers and expanded the provision of community reentry and supervision services in several new markets. We continue to be optimistic regarding the growth opportunities in our industry, and we expect this positive momentum to continue in 2015 with the scheduled reactivation of more than 2,300 owned beds in inventory, the completion of two company-owned expansions totaling approximately 1,300 beds, and the acquisition of 6,500 owned beds from LCS Corrections. We expect all of these milestones will continue to increase value for our shareholders.”

GEO reported total revenues for the fourth quarter 2014 of $427.7 million up from total revenues of $383.5 million for the fourth quarter 2013. Fourth quarter 2014 revenues reflect $17.1 million in construction revenues associated with GEO’s contract for the development and operation of the new 1,300-bed Ravenhall Prison Facility in Australia.

GEO reported fourth quarter 2014 net income attributable to GEO of $38.1 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, up from $27.6 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2013. GEO’s fourth quarter 2014 results reflect approximately $0.4 million, net of tax, in acquisition related expenses.

Compared to fourth quarter 2013, GEO’s fourth quarter 2014 results reflect the assumption of management at three managed-only facilities totaling 3,854 beds in the State of Florida in February 2014; a 400-bed contract capacity expansion at the company-owned Rio Grande Detention Center in Texas during the first quarter 2014; the activation of the company-owned, 300-bed McFarland Female Community Reentry Facility in California during the third quarter 2014; the activation of the company-owned, 400-bed Alexandria Transfer Center in Louisiana; and the opening of new day reporting centers in Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia in 2014.

Full-Year 2014 Highlights

  • Net Income Attributable to GEO of $1.98 per Diluted Share
  • Net Operating Income of $471.7 million
  • Normalized FFO of $2.72 per Diluted Share
  • AFFO of $3.21 per Diluted Share

For the full-year 2014, Normalized FFO increased to $197.6 million, or $2.72 per diluted share, from $167.7 million, or $2.34 per diluted share, for the full-year 2013. AFFO for the full-year 2014 increased to $232.9 million, or $3.21 per diluted share, from $205.3 million, or $2.87 per diluted share, for the full-year 2013. For the full-year 2014, NOI increased to $471.7 million from $421.6 million for the full-year 2013.

GEO reported total revenues for the full-year 2014 of $1.69 billion up from total revenues of $1.52 billion for the full-year 2013. Full-year 2014 revenues reflect $56.0 million in construction revenues associated with GEO’s contract for the development and operation of the new 1,300-bed Ravenhall Prison Facility in Australia.

GEO reported net income attributable to GEO of $143.9 million, or $1.98 per diluted share, for the full-year 2014, up from $115.1 million, or $1.61 per diluted share for the full-year 2013. GEO’s full-year 2014 results reflect approximately $0.7 million, net of tax, in acquisition related expenses.

Compared to the full-year 2013, GEO’s results for the full-year 2014 reflect the activation of 1,500 company-owned beds at three facilities in California in November 2013; the assumption of management at three managed-only facilities totaling 3,854 beds in the State of Florida in February 2014; a 400-bed contract capacity expansion at the company-owned Rio Grande Detention Center in Texas during the first quarter 2014; the activation of the company-owned, 300-bed McFarland Female Community Reentry Facility in California during the third quarter 2014; the activation of the company-owned, 400-bed Alexandria Transfer Center in Louisiana; and the opening of new day reporting centers in Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia in 2014.

Net Operating Income, Funds From Operations (“FFO”), Normalized FFO, and AFFO are widely used non-GAAP supplemental financial measures of REIT performance. Please see the section of this press release below entitled “Note to Reconciliation Tables and Supplemental Disclosure – Important Information on GEO’s Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for information on how GEO defines these supplemental Non-GAAP financial measures.

2015 Financial Guidance

GEO issued its initial financial guidance for the full-year 2015 and first quarter 2015. GEO expects its full-year 2015 AFFO to be in a range of $3.35 to $3.45 per diluted share, or $248.5 million to $256.5 million. On a GAAP basis, GEO expects its net income for the full year 2015 to be in a range of $2.00 to $2.10 per diluted share.

GEO expects full-year 2015 revenues to be in a range of $1.90 billion to $1.93 billion, including approximately $137 million in construction revenue associated with GEO’s contract for the development and operation of the new 1,300-bed Ravenhall Prison Facility in Australia. GEO’s full-year 2015 Net Operating Income is expected to be in a range of $518 million to $526 million and full-year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA to be in a range of $378 million to $386 million.

GEO’s full-year 2015 guidance reflects approximately $0.05 to $0.06 per share in start-up expenses associated with the reactivation of the company-owned, 1,940-bed Great Plains Correctional Facility in Oklahoma and 400-bed Mesa Verde Detention Facility in California during the second quarter 2015 as well as the expected completion of company-owned expansions totaling approximately 1,300 beds at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California and Karnes Residential Center in Texas in the second half of 2015.

Additionally, GEO’s full-year 2015 guidance reflects the previously announced acquisition of eight correctional and detention facilities totaling more than 6,500 company-owned correctional and detention beds from LCS Corrections Services, Inc. which closed on February 17, 2015.

GEO’s full-year 2015 guidance also reflects approximately $2.0 million in acquisition related expenses and approximately $5.0 million in additional expenses related to investments in the ‘GEO Continuum of Care’ to integrate in-prison rehabilitation with post-release and reentry services for offenders completing evidence-based, recidivism reduction programs in GEO facilities across the United States.

For the first quarter 2015, GEO expects AFFO to be in a range of $0.70 to $0.72 per diluted share. On a GAAP basis, GEO expects first quarter 2015 earnings per diluted share to be in a range of $0.40 to $0.42 and first quarter 2015 revenues to be in a range of $438 million to $445 million, including approximately $26 million in construction revenue associated with GEO’s contract for the development and operation of the new 1,300-bed Ravenhall Prison Facility in Australia.

Compared to fourth quarter 2014 results, first quarter 2015 guidance reflects normal seasonal fluctuations in federal populations as well as approximately $0.05 to $0.06 per diluted share in additional employment tax expense as a result of the seasonality in unemployment taxes, which are front-loaded in the first quarter of the year. Additionally, first quarter 2015 guidance reflects approximately $0.01 per share in start-up expenses and approximately $2.0 million in acquisition related expenses.

Quarterly Dividend

On February 6, 2015, GEO’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.62 per share. The quarterly cash dividend will be paid on February 27, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 17, 2015. The declaration of future quarterly cash dividends is subject to approval by GEO’s Board of Directors and to meeting the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations. GEO’s Board of Directors retains the power to modify its dividend policy as it may deem necessary or appropriate in the future.

Reconciliation Tables and Supplemental Disclosure

GEO has made available a Supplemental Disclosure which contains reconciliation tables of Net Income Attributable to GEO to Net Operating Income, EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA, and Net Income Attributable to GEO to FFO, Normalized FFO and AFFO along with supplemental financial and operational information on GEO’s business segments and other important operating metrics. Please see the section of this press release below titled “Note to Reconciliation Tables and Supplemental Disclosure – Important Information on GEO’s Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for information on how GEO defines these supplemental Non-GAAP financial measures and reconciles them to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. GEO’s Reconciliation Tables can be found herein and in GEO’s Supplemental Disclosure which is available on GEO’s Investor Relations webpage at www.geogroup.com.

Conference Call Information

GEO has scheduled a conference call and simultaneous webcast for today at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) to discuss GEO’s fourth quarter and full-year 2014 financial results as well as its progress and outlook for 2015. The call-in number for the U.S. is 1-888-317-6016 and the international call-in number is 1-412-317-6016. In addition, a live audio webcast of the conference call may be accessed on the Conference Calls/Webcasts section of GEO’s investor relations webpage at www.geogroup.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the website for one year. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until February 26, 2015 at 1-877-344-7529 (U.S.) and 1-412-317-0088 (International). The participant passcode for the telephonic replay is 10060296.

About The GEO Group

The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) is the first fully integrated equity real estate investment trust specializing in the design, financing, development, and operation of correctional, detention, and community reentry facilities around the globe. GEO is the world’s leading provider of diversified correctional, detention, community reentry, and electronic monitoring services to government agencies worldwide with operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO’s worldwide operations include the ownership and/or management of 106 facilities totaling approximately 85,500 beds, including projects under development, with a growing workforce of approximately 19,000 professionals.

Note to Reconciliation Tables and Supplemental Disclosure -
Important Information on GEO’s Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Net Operating Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Funds from Operations, Normalized Funds from Operations and Adjusted Funds from Operations are non-GAAP financial measures that are presented as supplemental disclosures.

GEO has presented herein certain forward-looking statements about GEO’s future financial performance that include non-GAAP financial measures, including, Net Operating Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, Normalized FFO, and AFFO. The determination of the amounts that are excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures is a matter of management judgment and depends upon, among other factors, the nature of the underlying expense or income amounts recognized in a given period. While we have provided a high level reconciliation for the guidance ranges for full year 2015, we are unable to present a more detailed quantitative reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measures because management cannot reliably predict all of the necessary components of such GAAP measures. The quantitative reconciliation of the forward-looking GAAP financial measures will be provided for completed annual and quarterly periods, as applicable, calculated in a consistent manner with the quantitative reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures previously reported for completed annual and quarterly periods.

Net Operating Income is defined as revenues less operating expenses, excluding depreciation and amortization expense, general and administrative expenses, and real estate related operating lease expense. Net Operating Income is calculated as net income attributable to GEO adjusted by subtracting equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax, and by adding income tax (benefit) provision, interest expense, net of interest income, loss on extinguishment of debt, depreciation and amortization expense, general and administrative expenses, and real estate related operating lease expense.

EBITDA is defined as Net Operating Income adjusted by subtracting general and administrative expenses, real estate related operating lease expense, and loss on extinguishment of debt, pre-tax, and by adding equity in earnings of affiliates, pre-tax. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA adjusted for net income/loss attributable to non-controlling interests, stock-based compensation expenses, pre-tax, and certain other adjustments as defined from time to time, including for the periods presented REIT conversion related expenses, pre-tax, loss on extinguishment of debt, pre-tax, and non-cash mark-to-market adjustments for derivative instruments. Given the nature of our business as a real estate owner and operator, we believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are helpful to investors as measures of our operational performance because they provide an indication of our ability to incur and service debt, to satisfy general operating expenses, to make capital expenditures and to fund other cash needs or reinvest cash into our business. We believe that by removing the impact of our asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) and excluding certain non-cash charges, amounts spent on interest and taxes, and certain other charges that are highly variable from year to year, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide our investors with performance measures that reflect the impact to operations from trends in occupancy rates, per diem rates and operating costs, providing a perspective not immediately apparent from income from continuing operations. The adjustments we make to derive the non-GAAP measures of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA exclude items which may cause short-term fluctuations in income from continuing operations and which we do not consider to be the fundamental attributes or primary drivers of our business plan and they do not affect our overall long-term operating performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide disclosure on the same basis as that used by our management and provide consistency in our financial reporting, facilitate internal and external comparisons of our historical operating performance and our business units and provide continuity to investors for comparability purposes.

Funds from Operations, or FFO, is defined in accordance with standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, which defines FFO as net income/loss attributable to common shareholders (computed in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), excluding real estate related depreciation and amortization, excluding gains and losses from the cumulative effects of accounting changes, extraordinary items and sales of properties, and including adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Normalized Funds from Operations, or Normalized FFO, is defined as FFO adjusted for certain items which by their nature are not comparable from period to period or that tend to obscure GEO’s actual operating performance, including for the periods presented REIT conversion related expenses, net of tax, tax benefit related to IRS settlement and REIT conversion, loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax, and M&A related expenses, net of tax.

Adjusted Funds from Operations, or AFFO, is defined as Normalized FFO adjusted by adding non-cash expenses such as non-real estate related depreciation and amortization, stock based compensation expense, the amortization of debt costs and other non-cash interest, and non-cash mark-to-market adjustments for derivative instruments and by subtracting recurring consolidated maintenance capital expenditures.

Because of the unique design, structure and use of our correctional facilities, we believe that assessing the performance of our correctional facilities without the impact of depreciation or amortization is useful and meaningful to investors. Although NAREIT has published its definition of FFO, companies often modify this definition as they seek to provide financial measures that meaningfully reflect their distinctive operations. We have modified FFO to derive Normalized FFO and AFFO that meaningfully reflect our operations. Our assessment of our operations is focused on long-term sustainability. The adjustments we make to derive the non-GAAP measures of Normalized FFO and AFFO exclude items which may cause short-term fluctuations in income from continuing operations but have no impact on our cash flows, or we do not consider them to be fundamental attributes or the primary drivers of our business plan and they do not affect our overall long-term operating performance.

We may make adjustments to FFO from time to time for certain other income and expenses that do not reflect a necessary component of our operational performance on the basis discussed above, even though such items may require cash settlement. Because FFO, Normalized FFO and AFFO exclude depreciation and amortization unique to real estate as well as non-operational items and certain other charges that are highly variable from year to year, they provide our investors with performance measures that reflect the impact to operations from trends in occupancy rates, per diem rates, operating costs and interest costs, providing a perspective not immediately apparent from income from continuing operations. We believe the presentation of FFO, Normalized FFO and AFFO provide useful information to investors as they provide an indication of our ability to fund capital expenditures and expand our business. FFO, Normalized FFO and AFFO provide disclosure on the same basis as that used by our management and provide consistency in our financial reporting, facilitate internal and external comparisons of our historical operating performance and our business units and provide continuity to investors for comparability purposes. Additionally, FFO, Normalized FFO and AFFO are widely recognized measures in our industry as a real estate investment trust.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and future performance of GEO that involve risks and uncertainties that could materially affect actual results, including statements regarding financial guidance for the first quarter of 2015 and full year 2015 and the assumptions underlying such guidance, growth opportunities, and the expected reactivation of two company-owned facilities and the completion of two company-owned expansions in 2015. Factors that could cause actual results to vary from current expectations and forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to: (1) GEO’s ability to meet its financial guidance for 2015 given the various risks to which its business is exposed; (2) GEO’s ability to declare future quarterly cash dividends and the timing and amount of such future cash dividends; (3) GEO’s ability to successfully pursue further growth and continue to create shareholder value; (4) risks associated with GEO’s ability to control operating costs associated with contract start-ups; (5) GEO’s ability to timely open facilities as planned, profitably manage such facilities and successfully integrate such facilities into GEO’s operations without substantial costs; (6) GEO’s ability to win management contracts for which it has submitted proposals and to retain existing management contracts; (7) GEO’s ability to obtain future financing on acceptable terms; (8) GEO’s ability to sustain company-wide occupancy rates at its facilities and achieve substantial improvements in the occupancy rates at the eight LCS Facilities; (9) GEO’s ability to access the capital markets in the future on satisfactory terms or at all; (10) GEO’s ability to remain qualified as a REIT; (11) the incurrence of REIT related expenses; and (12) other factors contained in GEO’s Securities and Exchange Commission periodic filings, including its Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports.

Fourth quarter and full-year 2014 financial tables to follow:

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Q4 2014 Q4 2013 FY 2014 FY 2013
Revenues $ 427,740 $ 383,548 $ 1,691,620 $ 1,522,074
Operating expenses 311,503 280,919 1,245,700 1,124,865
Depreciation and amortization 24,202 24,184 96,171 94,664
General and administrative expenses 30,081 30,436 115,018 117,061
Operating income 61,954 48,009 234,731 185,484
Interest income 2,143 (109 ) 4,747 3,324
Interest expense (24,706 ) (20,991 ) (87,368 ) (83,004 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt (13,679 ) (20,657 )
Income before income taxes and equity in earnings of affiliates 39,391 13,230 152,110 85,147
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 3,031 (11,908 ) 14,093 (26,050 )
Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of income tax provision 1,621 2,493 5,823 6,265
Income from Continuing Operations 37,981 27,631 143,840 117,462
Loss from Discontinued Operations, net of income tax provision (benefit) (2,265 )
Net income 37,981 27,631 143,840 115,197
Less: Net loss/(income) attributable to noncontrolling interests 70 (20 ) 90 (62 )
Net income attributable to The GEO Group, Inc. $ 38,051 $ 27,611 $ 143,930 $ 115,135
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:
Basic 73,478 71,324 72,270 71,116
Diluted 73,784 71,751 72,547 71,605
Income per Common Share Attributable to The GEO Group, Inc. :
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.52 $ 0.39 $ 1.99 $ 1.65
Loss from discontinued operations (0.03 )
Net income per share – basic $ 0.52 $ 0.39 $ 1.99 $ 1.62
Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.52 $ 0.38 $ 1.98 $ 1.64
Loss from discontinued operations (0.03 )
Net income per share – diluted $ 0.52 $ 0.38 $ 1.98 $ 1.61

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

As of
Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 41,337 $ 52,125
Restricted cash and investments 4,341 11,518
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts 269,038 250,530
Current deferred income tax assets 25,884 20,936
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 36,806 49,236

Total current assets

377,406 384,345
Restricted Cash and Investments 19,578 18,349
Property and Equipment, Net 1,772,166 1,727,798
Contract Receivable 66,229
Direct Finance Lease Receivable 9,256 16,944
Non-Current Deferred Income Tax Assets 5,873 4,821
Intangible Assets, Net (including goodwill) 649,165 653,596
Other Non-Current Assets 102,535 83,511
Total Assets $ 3,002,208 $ 2,889,364
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable $ 58,155 $ 47,286
Accrued payroll and related taxes 38,556 38,726
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 140,612 114,950
Current portion of capital lease obligations, long-term debt, and non-recourse debt 16,752 22,163
Total current liabilities 254,075 223,125
Non-Current Deferred Income Tax Liabilities 10,068 14,689
Other Non-Current Liabilities 87,429 64,961
Capital Lease Obligations 9,856 10,924
Long-Term Debt 1,462,819 1,485,536
Non-Recourse Debt 131,968 66,153
Shareholders’ Equity 1,045,993 1,023,976
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $ 3,002,208 $ 2,889,364

Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to GEO to FFO, Normalized FFO, and AFFO

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Q4 2014 Q4 2013 FY 2014 FY 2013
Net Income attributable to GEO $ 38,051 $ 27,611 $ 143,930 $ 115,135
Add:
Real Estate Related Depreciation and Amortization 13,422 13,306 52,960 51,680
Loss from Disc Ops, net of income tax benefit (2,265 )
Equals: NAREIT defined FFO $ 51,473 $ 40,917 $ 196,890 $ 169,080
Add:
REIT conversion related expenses, net of tax 743 5,440
Tax benefit related to IRS settlement & REIT conversion (8,065 ) (21,103 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax 8,393 14,240
M&A related expenses, net of tax 424 681
Equals: FFO, normalized $ 51,897 $ 41,988 $ 197,571 $ 167,657
Add:
Non-Real Estate Related Depreciation & Amortization 10,780 10,878 43,211 42,984
Consolidated Maintenance Capital Expenditures (7,871 ) (4,723 ) (23,277 ) (19,159 )
Stock Based Compensation Expenses 2,646 2,121 8,909 7,889
Amortization of Debt Costs and Other Non-Cash Interest 1,411 1,307 5,332 5,916
Non-Cash Mark-to-Market Adjustment – Derivative Instruments 589 1,121
Equals: AFFO $ 59,452 $ 51,571 $ 232,867 $ 205,287
Weighted average common shares outstanding – Diluted 73,784 71,751 72,547 71,605
FFO/AFFO per Share – Diluted
Normalized FFO Per Diluted Share $ 0.70 $ 0.59 $ 2.72 $ 2.34
AFFO Per Diluted Share $ 0.81 $ 0.72 $ 3.21 $ 2.87

Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to GEO to Net Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Q4 2014 Q4 2013 FY 2014 FY 2013
Net income attributable to GEO $ 38,051 $ 27,611 $ 143,930 $ 115,135
Less
Net loss/(income) attributable to noncontrolling interests 70 (20 ) 90 (62 )
Net Income $ 37,981 $ 27,631 $ 143,840 $ 115,197
Add
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax provision 2,265
Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of income tax provision (1,621 ) (2,493 ) (5,823 ) (6,265 )
Income tax (benefit)/provision 3,031 (11,908 ) 14,093 (26,050 )
Interest expense, net of interest income 22,563 21,100 82,621 79,680
Loss on extinguishment of debt 13,679 20,657
Depreciation and amortization 24,202 24,184 96,171 94,664
General and administrative expenses 30,081 30,436 115,018 117,061
Net Operating Income, net of operating lease obligations $ 116,237 $ 102,629 $ 445,920 $ 397,209
Add: Operating lease expense, real estate 6,532 6,127 25,759 24,383
Net Operating Income (NOI) $ 122,769 $ 108,756 $ 471,679 $ 421,592
Less:
General and administrative expenses 30,081 30,436 115,018 117,061
Operating lease expense, real estate 6,532 6,127 25,759 24,383
Loss on extinguishment of debt, pre-tax 13,679 20,657
Equity in earnings of affiliates, pre-tax (2,009 ) (3,410 ) (8,125 ) (8,654 )
EBITDA $ 88,165 $ 61,924 $ 339,027 $ 268,145
Adjustments
Net loss/(income) attributable to noncontrolling interests 70 (20 ) 90 (62 )
Stock based compensation expenses, pre-tax 2,646 2,121 8,909 7,889
REIT conversion related expenses, pre-tax 743 8,181
Loss on extinguishment of debt, pre-tax 13,679 20,657
Non-Cash Mark-to-Market Adjustment – Derivative Instruments 589 1,121
Adjusted EBITDA $ 91,470 $ 78,447 $ 349,147 $ 304,810

2015 Outlook/Reconciliation

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Full Year 2015

Net Income

$

148,000

to

$

156,000

Real Estate Related Depreciation and Amortization

57,000

57,000

Funds from Operations (FFO)

$

205,000

to

$

213,000

Adjustments

M&A Related Expenses, Net of Tax

2,000

2,000

Normalized Funds from Operations

$

207,000

to

$

215,000

Non-Real Estate Related Depreciation and Amortization

51,000

51,000

Consolidated Maintenance Capex

(24,500

)

(24,500

)

Non-Cash Stock Based Compensation and Non-Cash Interest Expense

15,000

15,000

Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO)

$

248,500

to

$

256,500

Net Cash Interest Expense

90,000

90,000

Consolidated Maintenance Capex

24,500

24,500

Income Taxes

15,000

15,000

Adjusted EBITDA

$

378,000

to

$

386,000

G&A Expenses

125,000

125,000

Non-Cash Stock Based Compensation

(10,000

)

(10,000

)

Real Estate Related Operating Lease Expense

25,000

25,000

Net Operating Income

$

518,000

to

$

526,000

FFO Per Share (Normalized)

$

2.79

to

$

2.89

AFFO Per Share

$

3.35

to

$

3.45

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding-Diluted

74,100

to

74,400

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