NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CoreCivic, Inc. (NYSE:  CXW) (the Company) announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Highlights

  • Total revenue of $482.2 million, up 9.4% from the prior year quarter
    • CoreCivic Safety (portfolio of correctional and detention facilities) revenue of $436.0 million, up 6.4% from the prior year quarter
    • CoreCivic Community (portfolio of residential reentry centers) revenue of $27.2 million, up 33% from the prior year quarter
    • CoreCivic Properties (portfolio of government-leased properties) revenue of $19.0 million, up 84% from the prior year quarter
  • Net income of $41.2 million, Adjusted Net Income of $48.1 million
  • Diluted EPS of $0.35, Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.40
  • Normalized FFO per diluted share of $0.63, up 5.0% from the prior year quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $106.7 million, up 8.5% from the prior year quarter

Damon T. Hininger, CoreCivic's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our fourth quarter financial performance was in-line with our expectations, reflecting continued top-line growth across all three of our business segments.  Our CoreCivic Safety segment is benefitting from increased needs from our state and federal partners, and recent acquisitions in our CoreCivic Properties and Community segments are driving attractive returns.”

"Through prudent capital allocation, we have grown the footprint of our Community and Properties segments and positioned our portfolio to create long-term shareholder value, while also expanding the scope of innovative, problem-solving services we can deliver to our government partners.  We see opportunities to continue to execute on our strategy and further diversify in the coming year, and our 2019 financial guidance reflects our expectations for accelerated incremental growth," Hininger said.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

Net income generated in the fourth quarter of 2018 totaled $41.2 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared with $41.3 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Adjusted for special items, net income in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $48.1 million, or $0.40 per diluted share (Adjusted Diluted EPS), compared with adjusted net income in the fourth quarter of 2017 of $46.9 million, or $0.40 per diluted share.  Special items in the fourth quarter of 2018 included a $6.1 million charge for contingent consideration associated with the acquisition in 2017 of residential reentry service provider Time to Change, Inc., based on financial performance that was better than estimated, and expenses associated with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of $0.8 million.  Special items in the fourth quarter of 2017 included charges of $4.5 million associated with the revaluation of deferred tax assets and liabilities and other taxes resulting from the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 and expenses associated with M&A of $1.0 million. 

Funds From Operations (FFO) was $68.2 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $65.8 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Normalized FFO, which excludes the special items described above, was $75.1 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with $71.4 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Per share results in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with the fourth quarter of 2017 were positively impacted primarily by increased utilization of existing contracts with the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), contributions from recent acquisitions, and business from newly signed state and federal contracts, which together offset continued, expected declines in California prisoner populations.  Financial results in the fourth quarter of 2018, when compared with the fourth quarter of 2017, were also impacted by increased interest expense and higher salary and benefits expenses.  The increase in interest expense impacted our financial results by approximately $0.03 per share as a result of the combination of higher interest rates and a higher average debt balance resulting from acquisitions.

EBITDA was $105.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with $103.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Adjusted EBITDA was $106.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with $98.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Adjusted EBITDA excludes the non-tax special items described above and includes the portion of rental payments for the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) that is classified as depreciation and interest expense in our consolidated financial statements.

Adjusted Net Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, and Normalized FFO, and, where appropriate, their corresponding per share amounts, are measures calculated and presented on the basis of methodologies other than in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  Please refer to the Supplemental Financial Information and related note following the financial statements herein for further discussion and reconciliations of these measures to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

CoreCivic Safety

Total revenue for the CoreCivic Safety portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $436.0 million compared with $409.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, or a 6.4% increase.  The increase in revenue principally resulted from the following events:

  • $17.0 million of additional revenue compared to the prior year quarter under new contracts with the USMS and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at our La Palma Correctional Center in Arizona and our Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Mississippi.
  • $12.4 million of additional revenue compared to the prior year quarter under existing contracts with the USMS and ICE due to higher average compensated occupancy rates across our facility portfolio.
  • $10.3 million of additional revenue compared with the prior year quarter under new contracts with the states of Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont and Wyoming.

Partially offsetting these increases in revenue was the continued, expected decline in inmate populations from the state of California, which resulted in a reduction to revenue of $14.6 million from the prior year quarter.  We are proud to have provided a critical relief valve for many years for California, whose prisons system capacity was once at 200 percent and its conditions in 2011 were deemed unconstitutional.

CoreCivic Community

Total revenue for the CoreCivic Community portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $27.2 million, compared with $20.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, or a 33.1% increase.  The increase in revenue principally resulted from the January 2018 acquisition of Rocky Mountain Offender Management Systems, LLC and the December 2018 acquisition of Recovery Monitoring Solutions Corporation, which, combined, contributed $6.0 million of additional revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018.  These two acquisitions further diversify the Company's cash flows and expand the scope of services provided to its government partners to include alternatives to incarceration through electronic monitoring, as well as case management services.  Management believes the demand for these services will continue to grow as government agencies seek to increase evidence-based programs and services to reduce recidivism and better prepare offenders for reentry.

CoreCivic Properties

Total revenue for the CoreCivic Properties portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $19.0 million compared with $10.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 83.7%.  The increase in revenue principally resulted from the previously announced acquisitions of:

  • Capital Commerce Center, a 260,867 square-foot property in Tallahassee, Florida leased primarily to an agency of the state of Florida, completed in January 2018.
  • A twelve-property portfolio of single-tenant properties comprising a total of 106,881 square feet, each separately leased to the federal government, completed in July 2018.
  • SSA-Baltimore, a 540,566 square foot property in Baltimore, Maryland leased to the Social Security Administration (SSA) through the General Services Administration (GSA), completed in August 2018.
  • IRS-Dayton NARA, a 217,394 square-foot steel frame property in Dayton, Ohio leased to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through the GSA, completed in September 2018.

Business Development Update

Community Segment

Acquisition of Recovery Monitoring Solutions Corporation.  On December 1, 2018, the Company completed the acquisition of Recovery Monitoring Solutions Corporation, which provides non-residential correctional alternatives, including electronic monitoring and case management services, to municipal, county, and state governments in four states: Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Minnesota.  The aggregate purchase price was $15.9 million, excluding transaction-related expenses.

Offender Reentry and Rehabilitation Services – 2018 Achievements

CoreCivic is committed to helping those entrusted to its care with the services, support and resources necessary to return to the community as productive, contributing members of society.  To that end, CoreCivic provides a wide range of evidence-based reentry programs and activities at its facilities.  Through these offerings, offenders have the opportunity to enhance their education, pursue vocational or technical certifications, obtain necessary job skills and complete evidence-based treatment programs.

Thanks to the dedication of CoreCivic teachers, counselors, case managers, chaplains, and other offender support service professionals, the program highlights during 2018 include:

  • The total number of offenders in CoreCivic facilities who passed high school equivalency exams totaled 1,653.
  • The Crowley County Correctional Facility led the state of Colorado in GED completions for the second consecutive year.
  • 4,712 offenders earned National Center for Construction Education and Research career and technical education certificates, a 5% increase from 2017.
  • 2,023 offenders completed evidence-based substance abuse recovery and treatment programs, a 10% increase from 2017.  CoreCivic offers programs with proven clinical outcomes, such as the Residential Drug Abuse Program, using both Residential Therapeutic Community models and intensive outpatient programs. 
  • The "Go Further" reentry process, introduced in 2017, expanded from five to thirteen CoreCivic facilities and offenders achieved 2,521 cognitive/behavioral evidence-based journal completions.  The program supplements our facility reentry programs by adding a proprietary cognitive/behavioral curriculum, and encourages staff and offenders to take a collaborative approach to assist in reentry preparations.
  • Additional reentry programs that have proven to increase the chances for successful offender reentry are victim impact and faith based reentry programs.  CoreCivic's victim impact programs help offenders more deeply understand how their crimes have impacted their victims, family, friends and community in order to gain a more holistic awareness of the impact of their action.  In 2018, 996 offenders completed Victim Impact Programs.  CoreCivic's faith based reentry program is called Threshold and is a 26-week program which teaches participants how to cultivate positive relationships with themselves and others, while improving their decision-making.  In 2018, 868 offenders completed the Threshold program.
  • In 2018, through a partnership with Fuel Education, a company that specializes in digital learning opportunities, we began offering an online Information Support and Services computer program at our Lee Adjustment Center, which allows students to enhance their computer knowledge.  The program was developed in coordination with the Kentucky Department of Corrections.  Students who successfully complete the 10-month program will be awarded a base National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) credential with the opportunity to earn an advanced NOCTI credential in the future.
  • In 2018, CoreCivic actively supported and advocated for the passage of the First Step Act, which was signed into law in December 2018.  The legislation provides expanded resources aimed at helping inmates at the federal level more successfully reenter their communities and stay out of prison, which is aligned with our mission of helping address America's recidivism crisis.

             
The CoreCivic management team is proud of the employees who provide these impactful programs to the men and women entrusted to its care and believes that these programs are making a difference in reducing recidivism in America.  For more information on reentry programming please visit the Reentry section of our website (http://www.corecivic.com/).

Property Segment

In January 2019, the Company successfully achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) - Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for its SSA-Baltimore property, a property acquired in August 2018.  LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building performs across various categories including energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, improved environmental indoor quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

2019 Financial Guidance

Based on current business conditions the Company is providing the following financial guidance for the first quarter 2019 and the full year 2019:

 First Quarter 2019Full Year 2019
  • Diluted EPS
$0.36 to $0.37$1.43 to $1.51
  • Adjusted EPS per diluted share
$0.36 to $0.38$1.45 to $1.54
  • FFO per diluted share
$0.58 to $0.59$2.34 to $2.42
  • Normalized FFO per diluted share
$0.58 to $0.60$2.36 to $2.44

During 2019, the Company expects to invest approximately $186.5 million to $197.0 million in capital expenditures, consisting of approximately $125.0 million to $130.0 million in prison construction and expansion costs, including primarily costs associated with the construction project in Lansing, Kansas and the expansion of the Otay Mesa Detention Center; approximately $30.0 million to $30.5 million in maintenance capital expenditures on real estate assets; approximately $26.0 million to $31.0 million for capital expenditures on other assets and information technology; and $5.5 million for the relocation of the Company's headquarters.  Although we have an active pipeline and continue to identify investment opportunities in both our Properties and Community segments, these estimates exclude M&A activity.

Supplemental Financial Information and Investor Presentations

We have made available on our website supplemental financial information and other data for the fourth quarter and full year 2018.  Interested parties may access this information through our website at http://ir.corecivic.com/ under “Financial Information” of the Investors section.  We do not undertake any obligation, and disclaim any duties to update any of the information disclosed in this report. 

Management may meet with investors from time to time during the first quarter of 2019.  Written materials used in the investor presentations will also be available on our website beginning on or about February 25, 2019.  Interested parties may access this information through our website at http://ir.corecivic.com/ under “Events & Presentations” of the Investors section.

Webcast and Replay Information

The Company will host a webcast conference call at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, to discuss our fourth quarter 2018 financial results and full year 2019 outlook.  Interested parties may access this information through our website at http://ir.corecivic.com/ under “Events & Presentations” of the Investors page.  The conference call will be archived on our website following the completion of the call.  In addition, there will be a telephonic replay available beginning at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on February 20, 2019, through 1:00 p.m. Central Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern time) on February 28, 2019.  To access the telephonic replay, dial 888-203-1112 in the U.S. and Canada.  International callers may dial +1 719-457-0820 and enter passcode 7645023.

About CoreCivic

The Company is a diversified government solutions company with the scale and experience needed to solve tough government challenges in flexible cost-effective ways. We provide a broad range of solutions to government partners that serve the public good through corrections and detention management, a growing network of residential reentry centers to help address America’s recidivism crisis, and government real estate solutions. We are a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and the nation’s largest owner of partnership correctional, detention and residential reentry facilities. We also believe we are the largest private owner of real estate used by U.S. government agencies.  The Company has been a flexible and dependable partner for government for more than 35 years. Our employees are driven by a deep sense of service, high standards of professionalism and a responsibility to help government better the public good. Learn more at http://www.corecivic.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements as to our beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties associated with: (i)  general economic and market conditions, including, but not limited to, the impact governmental budgets can have on our contract renewals and renegotiations, per diem rates, and occupancy; (ii) fluctuations in our operating results because of, among other things, changes in occupancy levels, competition, contract renegotiations or terminations, increases in costs of operations, fluctuations in interest rates and risks of operations; (iii) our ability to obtain and maintain correctional, detention, and residential reentry facility management contracts because of reasons including, but not limited to, sufficient governmental appropriations, contract compliance, negative publicity, and effects of inmate disturbances; (iv) changes in the privatization of the corrections and detention industry, the public acceptance of our services, the timing of the opening of new facilities and the commencement of new management contracts, as well as our ability to utilize current available beds; (v) changes in government policy regarding the utilization of the private sector for corrections, detention, and residential reentry capacity and our services; (vi) changes in government policy and in legislation and regulation of corrections and detention contractors that affect our business, including but not limited to, the continued utilization of the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) by ICE under terms of the current contract, and the impact of any changes to immigration reform and sentencing laws (Our company does not, under longstanding policy, lobby for or against policies or legislation that would determine the basis for, or duration of, an individual's incarceration or detention.); (vii) our ability to successfully identify and consummate future acquisitions and our ability to successfully integrate the operations of completed acquisitions and realize projected returns resulting therefrom; (viii)  increases in costs to develop or expand real estate properties that exceed original estimates, or the inability to complete such projects on schedule as a result of various factors, many of which are beyond our control, such as weather, labor conditions, cost inflation, and material shortages, resulting in increased construction costs; (ix) our ability to meet and maintain qualification for taxation as a REIT; and (x) the availability of debt and equity financing on terms that are favorable to us, or at all. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings we make from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CoreCivic takes no responsibility for updating the information contained in this press release following the date hereof to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of unanticipated events or for any changes or modifications made to this press release or the information contained herein by any third-parties, including, but not limited to, any wire or internet services.




CORECIVIC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED AND AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

ASSETS December 31,
2018
 December 31,
2017
      
Cash and cash equivalents $  52,802  $  52,183 
Restricted cash   21,335     - 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $2,542 and $782, respectively   270,597     254,188 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   28,791     21,119 
  Total current assets   373,525     327,490 
Real estate and related assets:       
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,516,664 and $1,393,066, respectively   2,830,589     2,546,844 
Other real estate assets   247,223     255,605 
Goodwill   48,169     40,927 
Non-current deferred tax assets   14,947     12,814 
Other assets   141,207     88,718 
        
  Total assets $  3,655,660  $  3,272,398 
        
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY       
        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $  350,087  $  277,804 
Income taxes payable   2,188     3,034 
Current portion of long-term debt   14,121     10,000 
  Total current liabilities   366,396     290,838 
        
Long-term debt, net   1,787,555     1,437,187 
Deferred revenue   26,102     39,735 
Other liabilities   60,548     53,030 
        
  Total liabilities   2,240,601     1,820,790 
        
Commitments and contingencies        
        
Preferred stock ― $0.01 par value; 50,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively   -      -
Common stock ― $0.01 par value; 300,000 shares authorized; 118,674 and 118,204 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively 

 

 
  1,187     1,182 
Additional paid-in capital   1,807,202     1,794,713 
Accumulated deficit   (393,330)    (344,287)
        
  Total stockholders’ equity   1,415,059     1,451,608 
        
  Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $  3,655,660  $  3,272,398 



CORECIVIC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED AND AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

  For the Three Months Ended
December 31,
  For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
    2018
 2017 2018 2017
              
REVENUES:             
  Safety   435,979  409,785    1,675,998     1,648,224 
  Community    27,190    20,431    101,841     74,263 
  Properties   19,002    10,346    57,899     40,440 
  Other 22  14  28   2,571 
  482,193  440,576  1,835,766   1,765,498 
              
EXPENSES:             
  Operating             
  Safety 316,748  291,544  1,222,418   1,185,621 
  Community 19,863  14,003  76,898   51,501 
  Properties 5,114  3,806  15,420   11,831 
  Other   76     119    514     584 
  Total operating expenses 341,801  309,472  1,315,250   1,249,537 
  General and administrative   29,271  28,276    106,865      107,822 
  Depreciation and amortization   40,387    37,565    156,501     147,129 
  Contingent consideration for acquisition of businesses 6,085  -  6,085   - 
  Asset impairments   -  -    1,580     614 
    417,544  375,313    1,586,281     1,505,102 
              
OPERATING INCOME  64,649  65,263    249,485   260,396 
              
OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE:             
Interest expense, net   22,145    18,394    80,753   68,535 
Expenses associated with debt refinancing transactions -  -  1,016    - 
Other (income) expense  117    18    156     (90)
    22,262  18,412    81,925     68,445 
              
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 42,387    46,851    167,560     191,951 
              
  Income tax expense    (1,148)   (5,511   (8,353)     (13,911)
              
 NET INCOME $   41,239  $  41,340  $  159,207  $  178,040 
              
              
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE $   0.35  $  0.35  $   1.34  $   1.51 
              
              
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $   0.35  $  0.35  $   1.34  $  1.50 
              
DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER SHARE $   0.43  $  0.42  $   1.72  $  1.68 




CORECIVIC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 (UNAUDITED AND AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS

 For the Three Months Ended
December 31,
 For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
        
Net income$  41,239 $  41,340 $  159,207 $  178,040
Special items:       
Expenses associated with debt refinancing transactions- - 1,016 -
Charges associated with adoption of tax reform- 4,548 1,024 4,548
Expenses associated with mergers and acquisitions763 1,006 3,096 2,530
Contingent consideration for acquisition of businesses6,085 - 6,085 -
Asset impairments- - 1,580 614
Adjusted net income$  48,087 $  46,894 $  172,008 $  185,732
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic118,669 118,203 118,544 118,084
Effect of dilutive securities:       
Stock options73 180 111 310
Restricted stock-based awards111 98 61 71
Weighted average shares and assumed conversions - diluted118,853 118,481 118,716 118,465
Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share$  0.40 $  0.40 $  1.45 $  1.57




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CALCULATION OF FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS AND NORMALIZED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS

 For the Three Months Ended
December 31,
 For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
        
Net income$  41,239 $  41,340 $  159,207 $  178,040
Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets26,982 24,485 101,771 95,902
Impairment of real estate assets- - 1,580 355
Funds From Operations$  68,221 $  65,825 $  262,558 $  274,297
        
Expenses associated with debt refinancing transactions- - 1,016 -
Charges associated with adoption of tax reform- 4,548 1,024 4,548
Expenses associated with mergers and acquisitions763 1,006 3,096 2,530
Contingent consideration for acquisition of businesses6,085 - 6,085 -
Goodwill and other impairments- - - 259
Normalized Funds From Operations$  75,069 $  71,379 $  273,779 $  281,634
        
Funds From Operations Per Diluted Share$  0.57 $  0.56 $  2.21 $  2.32
Normalized Funds From Operations Per Diluted Share$  0.63 $  0.60 $  2.31 $  2.38




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CALCULATION OF EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

 For the Three Months Ended
December 31,
 For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
 2018
 2017
 2018
 2017
             
Net income$  41,239  $  41,340  $  159,207  $  178,040 
Interest expense22,518  18,617  82,129   69,507 
Depreciation and amortization40,387  37,565  156,501   147,129 
Income tax expense1,148  5,511  8,353   13,911 
EBITDA$  105,292  $  103,033  $  406,190  $  408,587 
Expenses associated with debt refinancing transactions-  -  1,016   - 
Expenses associated with mergers and acquisitions763  1,006  3,096   2,530 
Contingent consideration for acquisition of businesses6,085  -  6,085   - 
Depreciation expense associated with STFRC lease(4,147) (4,147) (16,453)  (16,453)
Interest expense associated with STFRC lease(1,294) (1,535) (5,562)  (6,425)
Asset impairments-  -  1,580   614 
Adjusted EBITDA$  106,699  $  98,357  $  395,952  $  388,853 




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CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME, NORMALIZED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS, EBITDA & ADJUSTED EBITDA GUIDANCE


 For the Quarter Ending
 For the Year Ending 
  March 31, 2019    December 31, 2019  
 Low End of Guidance High End of Guidance Low End of Guidance High End of Guidance
Net income$ 42,280 $ 44,280 $ 170,120 $ 180,120
Expenses associated with mergers and acquisitions720 720 2,880 2,880
Adjusted net income$ 43,000 $ 45,000 $ 173,000 $ 183,000
        
Net income$ 42,280 $ 44,280 $ 170,120 $ 180,120
Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets26,500 26,500 108,000 108,000
Funds From Operations$ 68,780 $ 70,780 $ 278,120 $ 288,120
Expenses associated with mergers and acquisitions720 720 2,880 2,880
Normalized Funds From Operations$ 69,500 $ 71,500 $ 281,000 $ 291,000
Diluted EPS$ 0.36 $ 0.37 $ 1.43 $ 1.51
Adjusted EPS$ 0.36 $ 0.38 $ 1.45 $ 1.54
FFO per diluted share$ 0.58 $ 0.59 $ 2.34 $ 2.42
Normalized FFO per diluted share$ 0.58 $ 0.60 $ 2.36 $ 2.44
        
Net income$ 42,280 $ 44,280 $ 170,120 $ 180,120
Interest expense21,500 21,000 87,000 86,500
Depreciation and amortization35,500 35,500 146,000 146,000
Income tax expense2,500 2,000 8,500 8,000
EBITDA$ 101,780 $ 102,780 $ 411,620 $ 420,620
Expenses associated with mergers and acquisitions720 720 2,880 2,880
Adjusted EBITDA$ 102,500 $ 103,500 $ 414,500 $ 423,500

 



NOTE TO SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Adjusted Net Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, and Normalized FFO, and, where appropriate, their corresponding per share metrics are non-GAAP financial measures.  CoreCivic believes that these measures are important operating measures that supplement discussion and analysis of the Company's results of operations and are used to review and assess operating performance of the Company and its facilities and their management teams. CoreCivic believes that it is useful to provide investors, lenders and security analysts disclosures of its results of operations on the same basis that is used by management.  FFO, in particular, is a widely accepted non-GAAP supplemental measure of REIT performance, grounded in the standards for FFO established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).

NAREIT defines FFO as net income computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains (or losses) from sales of property and extraordinary items, plus depreciation and amortization of real estate and impairment of depreciable real estate.  EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Normalized FFO are useful as supplemental measures of performance of the Company's facilities because such measures do not take into account depreciation and amortization, or with respect to EBITDA, the impact of the Company's tax provisions and financing strategies. Because the historical cost accounting convention used for real estate assets requires depreciation (except on land), this accounting presentation assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes at a level rate over time.  Because of the unique structure, design and use of the Company's properties, management believes that assessing performance of the Company's properties without the impact of depreciation or amortization is useful.  However, prior to the adoption of Accounting Standards Update 2016-02, "Leases (Topic 842)" (ASU 2016-02) on January 1, 2019, a portion of the rental payments for the STFRC was classified as depreciation and interest expense for financial reporting purposes in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification 840-40-55, formerly Emerging Issues Task Force No. 97-10, "The Effect of Lessee Involvement in Asset Construction".  Adjusted EBITDA included such depreciation and interest expense in order to more properly reflect the cash flows associated with this lease.  Upon adoption of ASU 2016-02, all rental payments associated with this lease are classified as operating expenses.  CoreCivic may make adjustments to FFO from time to time for certain other income and expenses that it considers non-recurring, infrequent or unusual, even though such items may require cash settlement, because such items do not reflect a necessary component of the ongoing operations of the Company.  Normalized FFO excludes the effects of such items.  CoreCivic calculates Adjusted Net Income by adding to GAAP Net Income expenses associated with the Company’s debt refinancing, M&A activity, restructuring charges, and certain impairments and other charges that the Company believes are unusual or non-recurring to provide an alternative measure of comparing operating performance for the periods presented.  Even though expenses associated with mergers and acquisitions may be recurring, the magnitude and timing fluctuate based on the timing and scope of M&A activity, and therefore, such expenses, which are not a necessary component of the ongoing operations of the Company, may not be comparable from period to period.

Other companies may calculate Adjusted Net Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, and Normalized FFO differently than the Company does, or adjust for other items, and therefore comparability may be limited.  Adjusted Net Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, and Normalized FFO and their corresponding per share measures are not measures of performance under GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities, a measure of liquidity or an alternative to net income as indicators of the Company's operating performance or any other measure of performance derived in accordance with GAAP.  This data should be read in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements and related notes included in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact: Investors: Cameron Hopewell - Managing Director, Investor Relations - (615) 263-3024
Financial Media: David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services – (312) 780-7204