SOURCE: Corrections Corporation of America

February 08, 2007 06:00 ET

Corrections Corporation of America Announces 2006 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

NASHVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2007 -- Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) (the "Company" or "CCA"), the nation's largest provider of corrections management services to government agencies, today announced its financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2006. The number of common shares and per share amounts in this release have been retroactively restated to reflect the increase in common shares and corresponding decrease in the per share amounts resulting from CCA's three-for-two stock split that was paid on September 13, 2006 to the stockholders of record on September 1, 2006.

Financial Review

Fourth Quarter of 2006 Compared with Fourth Quarter of 2005

For the three months ended December 31, 2006, CCA reported net income of $32.2 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared with net income of $23.4 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the same period in 2005, an increase of 33.3% per diluted share. The 2006 fourth quarter period represents the sixth consecutive quarter of year-over-year double digit increases in diluted earnings per share. Financial results for the fourth quarter of 2005 included a pre-tax charge of approximately $1.0 million, or $0.01 per diluted share after taxes, for the acceleration of vesting of all stock options outstanding effective December 30, 2005. Excluding this special charge, net income was $0.40 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2005.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $64.7 million, compared with $50.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2005. EBITDA adjusted for special items ("Adjusted EBITDA") increased 23.0% to $82.6 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2006 from $67.1 million during the same period in 2005. Results were substantially driven by strong demand for prison beds from both federal and state customers. Management revenue from federal customers increased $15.8 million, or 12.6%, from $125.2 million during the fourth quarter of 2005 to $141.0 million during the fourth quarter of 2006. Federal revenues were favorably impacted by new contracts at our T. Don Hutto Residential Center and our Eloy Detention Center, which experienced increased detainee populations from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"), and at our Northeast Ohio facility, which experienced increased inmate populations from the Federal Bureau of Prisons ("BOP") as a result of a new contract award in 2005. Management revenue from state customers increased $14.0 million, or 9.0%, from $154.6 million during the fourth quarter of 2005 to $168.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2006. During the fourth quarter of 2006, state revenues were positively impacted by an increase in inmate populations from Colorado, Minnesota, Hawaii, Wyoming, and Washington. As a result of the increases in federal and state inmate populations, portfolio occupancy increased from 93.1% during the fourth quarter of 2005 to 96.6% during the fourth quarter of 2006.

Adjusted Free Cash Flow, which does not include special items, exceeded $40 million for the sixth consecutive quarter, increasing 18.4% to $49.1 million during the fourth quarter of 2006 from $41.5 million generated during the same period in 2005. The increase was attributable to the increase in operating income, partially offset by increases in maintenance and technology capital expenditures and income tax payments.

Full-Year 2006 Compared with Full-Year 2005

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2006, the Company generated net income of $105.2 million, or $1.71 per diluted share, compared with $50.1 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005. Financial results for 2006 included a pre-tax charge of $1.0 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, net of taxes, for refinancing charges incurred during the first quarter of 2006, compared with a pre-tax charge of $35.3 million for refinancing transactions completed during the first and second quarters of 2005. Financial results for 2005 also included a pre-tax charge of approximately $1.0 million for the acceleration of vesting of all outstanding stock options effective December 30, 2005. Earnings per diluted share in 2006 and 2005 excluding these special items amounted to $1.72 and $1.22 per diluted share, respectively, representing an increase of 41.0%.

Operating income for 2006 increased to $225.9 million compared with $176.9 million for 2005. Adjusted EBITDA also increased for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006, to $293.8 million compared with $237.5 million during the same period in 2005. Consistent with the previous three quarters in 2006, the increases in operating income and Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2006 were substantially due to higher inmate populations under existing contracts at a number of CCA's facilities as well as the commencement of new management contracts. Total portfolio occupancy for 2006 increased to 94.9% compared to 91.4% in 2005, while total compensated man-days increased 7.4% from 23.2 million in 2005 to 24.9 million in 2006.

Adjusted Free Cash Flow increased by $52.4 million during 2006 to $180.6 million from $128.2 million during 2005. Although strong operating results contributed significantly to the increase in Adjusted Free Cash Flow, the prior year period was negatively impacted by $15.8 million in income tax payments primarily for the repayment of taxes associated with excess refunds received by the Company in 2002 and 2003, as described in the Company's fourth quarter 2004 earnings release. Excluding these tax payments, Adjusted Free Cash Flow increased $37.3 million, or 26.0%, despite an increase in maintenance and technology capital expenditures of $13.8 million during 2006.

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to the Supplemental Financial Information and related note following the financial statements herein for further discussion and reconciliations of these measures to GAAP financial measures.

Operations Highlights

For the quarters ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, key operating statistics for the continuing operations of CCA were as follows:

                                              Quarter Ended
                                               December 31,
Metric                                       2006       2005     % Change
                                           ---------  ---------  --------

Average Available Beds                        72,639     70,685       2.8%
Average Compensated Occupancy                   96.6%      93.1%      3.8%
Total Compensated Man-Days                 6,454,592  6,053,534       6.6%

Revenue per Compensated Man-Day            $   53.43  $   51.66       3.4%
Operating Expense per Compensated Man-Day:
  Fixed                                        27.97      28.05      (0.3)%
  Variable                                     10.03       9.87       1.6%
                                           ---------  ---------
  Total                                        38.00      37.92       0.2%
                                           ---------  ---------

Operating Margin per Compensated Man-Day   $   15.43  $   13.74      12.3%
                                           =========  =========

Operating Margin                                28.9%      26.6%      8.6%

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2006 increased 10.2% to $349.6 million from $317.2 million during the same period in 2005, as total compensated man-days increased 6.6% to 6.5 million from 6.1 million, and as revenue per compensated man-day increased to $53.43 from $51.66, an increase of 3.4%. Average compensated occupancy for the three months ended December 31, 2006 increased to 96.6% from 93.1% for the same period in 2005.

Fixed expenses decreased $0.08 per compensated man-day to $27.97 during the fourth quarter of 2006 compared with $28.05 per compensated man-day during the same period in 2005. The decrease in fixed expenses was essentially the result of lower than anticipated increases in salaries and benefits primarily in the area of workers compensation, as well as the resulting leveraging of these fixed costs over a higher number of compensated man-days. Also contributing to the decrease was a reduction in utilities due to unseasonably warm weather experienced by much of the country.

Variable expenses increased to $10.03 per compensated man-day during the fourth quarter of 2006 from $9.87 per compensated man-day during the fourth quarter of 2005, an increase of $0.16 per compensated man-day, or 1.6%. The increase in variable expenses per compensated man-day was primarily attributable to expenses associated with the start-up of operations at the Stewart Detention Center, which began receiving detainees from ICE in October 2006 pursuant to a new contract award, the North Fork Correctional Facility, which re-commenced operations during the first quarter of 2006 and continues to experience increasing inmate populations from various states, and at our newly constructed Red Rock Correctional Center, which opened in July 2006.

As a result of the aforementioned revenue increases, expense controls and approximately 400,000 additional man-days, operating margins increased 8.6% to 28.9% from 26.6% in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Business Development Update

In January 2007, the Company announced that it received a contract award from the BOP to house up to 1,558 federal inmates at the Company's Eden Detention Center in Eden, Texas. CCA currently houses approximately 1,300 BOP inmates at the Eden facility under an existing Inter-Governmental Services Agreement ("IGSA") between the BOP and the City of Eden. The contract, awarded as part of the Criminal Alien Requirement Phase 6 Solicitation ("CAR 6"), becomes effective May 1, 2007 and has an initial four-year term with three two-year renewal options. Under the new CAR 6 contract, we will receive a fixed monthly payment based on a guaranteed population equal to 90% of the current rated capacity and a per diem payment for each additional inmate thereafter.

The new CAR 6 contract requires a renovation and expansion of the existing Eden facility, which will increase the rated capacity of the Eden facility by 129 beds to an aggregate capacity of 1,354 beds. Renovation of the Eden facility is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2008 at an estimated cost of $20.0 million. Following completion of the renovation, the fixed monthly payment under the contract will be adjusted to 90% of the new rated capacity and a per diem payment for each additional inmate thereafter.

In December 2006, CCA announced it entered into an agreement with Bent County, Colorado to house Colorado inmates at its 1,440 bed North Fork Correctional Facility under an IGSA between the County and the Colorado Department of Corrections. Under this agreement we may house up to 720 Colorado inmates, subject to bed availability, at the North Fork facility. The contract includes an initial term which commenced December 28, 2006 and runs through June 30, 2007, and provides for mutually agreed extensions for a total contract term of up to five years. At January 31, 2007, we housed approximately 480 Colorado inmates at the North Fork facility. Colorado may transfer additional inmates to the facility to meet additional inmate population needs if adequate bed space is available. On January 31, 2007, the North Fork facility housed approximately 1,000 inmates from the states of Colorado, Wyoming and Vermont.

CCA is currently expanding two of its facilities in Colorado, the Bent County Correctional Facility and the Kit Carson Correctional Center, by 720 beds each. Both expansions are expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2008. Colorado inmates housed at the North Fork facility are currently expected to be transferred to our Bent County or Kit Carson facilities following the expansion of these facilities.

As previously disclosed, the Company received notification from the Liberty County Commission in Liberty, Texas that the County would transfer management of the 380-bed Liberty County Jail/Juvenile Center to another operator. On January 1, 2007, we ceased operating the Liberty County facility. The termination is not expected to have a material impact on our financial statements.

Status of California Contract

In October 2006, CCA entered into an agreement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ("CDCR") to house up to approximately 1,000 California inmates at several of our facilities. We currently house approximately 350 California inmates that volunteered to be transferred to our West Tennessee Detention Facility and our Florence Correctional Facility.

On February 2, 2007, the Governor of California asked the CDCR to begin the involuntary transfer of prisoners to correctional facilities outside of California in an effort to relieve prison overcrowding.

As a result of the Governor's request, CCA and the CDCR amended the contract to potentially provide up to 4,670 additional beds for a total of approximately 5,670 beds. The amendment includes the potential utilization of beds in our Tallahatchie and Diamondback facilities that will be vacated when the state of Hawaii transfers inmates to our new Saguaro Correctional Facility (which is expected to be completed in June 2007), as well as the expansion beds at the North Fork and Tallahatchie facilities (expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2007).

The amended contract, which continues to be subject to appropriations, provides for a 90% guarantee of the mutually agreed upon capacity allocated to CDCR offenders. Now that the involuntary transfer program has begun the 90% guarantee applies to housing units allocated to the CDCR at each facility on the earlier of achieving 90% of the capacity designated for CDCR offenders at each housing unit or 120 days after the first inmate arrives at the housing unit. Capacity allocated to the CDCR is subject to availability. Further, the Company can provide no assurance that the CDCR will utilize any additional capacity.

It is important to note that several employee unions and advocacy groups in California have filed lawsuits against California officials seeking to prevent the housing of California inmates outside of California. We cannot predict if additional lawsuits may arise, how the California courts will ultimately rule on such lawsuits, the timing of the transfer of inmates, the total number of inmates ultimately received or whether rulings could require the return of inmates to California.

Facility Inventory and Development Update

Current Inventory

At January 31, 2007, CCA had available inventory of approximately 3,000 beds, which consists of approximately 2,300 owned and managed beds and 700 managed only beds. Most of these beds are contractually committed to existing customers; however none of these contracts provide for guarantees of occupancy. We expect that a significant portion of these beds will be occupied over the next twelve months.

Facilities Currently Under Development or Expansion

In response to ongoing demand for bed capacity from a number of federal and state agencies, the Company has undertaken the following expansion and development projects:

                             Total Bed
                              Capacity              Estimated
                             Following  Estimated     Cost       Potential
                        Beds Expansion Completion (in millions) Customer(s)
                       ----- --------- ---------- ------------  ----------
Facilities Under
 Expansion

Gadsden Correctional
 Institution,                                                    State of
 Florida                 384     1,520    Q3 2007           (1)   Florida

Bay Correctional
 Facility,                                                       State of
 Florida                 235       985    Q3 2007           (1)   Florida

Citrus County
 Detention Facility,                                               Citrus
  Florida                360       760    Q1 2007 $       18.5    County(2)


Crossroads                                                       State of
 Correctional Center,                                           Montana and
 Montana                  96       664    Q1 2007          5.5     USMS(2)

North Fork Correctional
 Facility,                                                        Various
 Oklahoma                960     2,400    Q4 2007         55.0     States

Tallahatchie County                                               Federal
 Correctional                                                     and /or
 Facility,                                                        Various
 Mississippi             360     1,464    Q4 2007         20.5     States

Eden Detention Center,
 Texas                   129     1,354    Q1 2008         20.0(3)     BOP

Bent County
 Correctional Facility,
 Colorado                720     1,420    Q2 2008         44.0  Colorado(2)

Kit Carson
 Correctional Center,
 Colorado                720     1,488    Q2 2008         44.0  Colorado(2)
                       -----                      ------------

Total Expansion Beds   3,964                      $      207.5
                       -----                      ------------

New Facilities Under
 Development

Saguaro Correctional
 Facility,                                                        State of
 Arizona               1,896     1,896   Mid-2007 $      103.0      Hawaii
                       -----                      ------------

GRAND TOTAL            5,860                      $      310.5
                       =====                      ============

(1)  The expansion costs of the Gadsden Correctional Institution and the
     Bay Correctional Facility will be funded by the state of Florida.
     Our management contracts for the Gadsden and Bay facilities expire on
     June 30, 2007. The state of Florida issued an Invitiation to
     Negotiate ("ITN") for the management of the Gadsden and Bay
     facilties. The Company will respond to the ITN, however; we can
     provide no assurance that we will be successful in securing a
     contract for the continued management of either of these
     facilities.

(2)  We currently have contracts in place with the stated customers to
     occupy these facilities; however, the contracts do not provide a
     guarantee of occupancy.

(3)  The total estimated cost is for a renovation of the existing facility
     which will result in 129 additional beds.

In addition to the above listed projects, we are actively pursuing a number of additional sites for new prison development. We continue to believe it is feasible to begin development of an additional 4,000 to 6,000 new prison beds during the course of the year.

Commenting on the Company's financial results, President and CEO John Ferguson stated, "The financial results for the fourth quarter cap a very strong year for our company. Our revenues and operating margins improved significantly as a result of continued growth in inmate populations, both at the federal and state levels.

"For several years we have anticipated that increasing demand for prison beds, combined with limited new prison development would result in the absorption of our inventory of available beds. This in turn would necessitate an acceleration of our development efforts. This has indeed been the case, as we entered into a number of new agreements during 2006 which should substantially utilize our remaining capacity."

Ferguson continued, "Looking forward we are excited at our prospects. Our research indicates that in the states with which we currently do business, less than 4,000 new prison beds are slated to come on line over the next three years. These same states are expecting inmate growth during this period to substantially exceed this new capacity. In response to this environment, we expect to add over 5,800 prison beds to our capacity over the next 15 months. In addition, we have a goal to begin the development of an additional 4,000 to 6,000 new beds in 2007, which would result in additional capacity becoming available during 2008 and 2009. We believe our strong financial position gives us the capacity to deliver these beds with minimal financial risk."

Guidance

The Company expects diluted earnings per share ("EPS") for the first quarter of 2007 to be in the range of $0.43 to $0.47, and full year EPS to be in the range of $1.95 to $2.05. The results exclude the impact on EPS, if any, of the adoption of Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 48, "Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes." The impact, if any, will be reflected as a cumulative effect of accounting change during the first quarter of 2007.

During 2007, CCA expects to invest approximately $228.0 million in capital expenditures, consisting of approximately $175.5 million in prison construction and expansions that have been previously announced, $36.0 million in maintenance capital expenditures and $16.5 million in information technology.

Supplemental Financial Information and Investor Presentations

CCA has made available on its website supplemental financial information and other data for the fourth quarter of 2006. We do not undertake any obligation, and disclaim any duty, to update any of the information disclosed in this report. Interested parties may access this information through our website at www.correctionscorp.com under "Financial Information" of the Investor section.

The Company's management may meet with investors from time to time during the first quarter of 2007. Written materials used in the investor presentations will also be available on our website beginning on or about February 12, 2007. Interested parties may access this information through our website at www.correctionscorp.com under "Webcasts" of the Investor section.

Webcast and Replay Information

CCA will host a webcast conference call at 2:00 p.m. Central Time (3:00 p.m. Eastern Time) today to discuss its 2006 fourth quarter and full-year financial results. To listen to this discussion, please access "Webcasts" on the Investor page at www.correctionscorp.com. The conference call will be archived on the Company's website following the completion of the call. In addition, a telephonic replay will begin today at 5:00 p.m. Central Time through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2007, by dialing 877-519-4471 (International 973-341-3080), pass code 8309496.

About the Company

The Company is the nation's largest owner and operator of privatized correctional and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal government and three states. The Company currently operates 64 facilities, including 40 company-owned facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 72,000 beds in 19 states and the District of Columbia. The Company specializes in owning, operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and providing inmate residential and prisoner transportation services for governmental agencies. In addition to providing the fundamental residential services relating to inmates, the Company's facilities offer a variety of rehabilitation and educational programs, including basic education, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment. These services are intended to reduce recidivism and to prepare inmates for their successful re-entry into society upon their release. The Company also provides health care (including medical, dental and psychiatric services), food services and work and recreational programs.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements as to the Company's beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined within the meaning of 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) fluctuations in the Company's operating results because of, among other things, changes in occupancy levels, competition, increases in cost of operations, fluctuations in interest rates and risks of operations; (ii) changes in the privatization of the corrections and detention industry, the public acceptance of the Company's services, the timing of the opening of and demand for new prison facilities and the commencement of new management contracts; (iii) the Company's ability to obtain and maintain correctional facility management contracts, including as a result of sufficient governmental appropriations and as a result of inmate disturbances; (iv) increases in costs to construct or expand correctional facilities that exceed original estimates, or the inability to complete such projects on schedule as a result of various factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, such as weather, labor conditions and material shortages, resulting in increased construction costs; and (v) general economic and market conditions. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings made from time to time by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company 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.

           CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
      (UNAUDITED AND AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

                                            December 31,     December 31,
                 ASSETS                         2006             2005
                                          ---------------  ---------------

Cash and cash equivalents                 $        29,121  $        64,901
Restricted cash                                    11,826           11,284
Investments                                        82,830           19,014
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of
 $2,261 and $2,258, respectively                  238,256          176,560
Deferred tax assets                                11,655           32,488
Prepaid expenses and other current assets          17,554           15,884
                                          ---------------  ---------------
    Total current assets                          391,242          320,131

Property and equipment, net                     1,805,098        1,710,794

Investment in direct financing lease               15,467           16,322
Goodwill                                           15,246           15,246
Other assets                                       23,807           23,820
                                          ---------------  ---------------

    Total assets                          $     2,250,860  $     2,086,313
                                          ===============  ===============

    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Accounts payable and accrued expenses     $       160,785  $       141,090
Income taxes payable                                2,810            1,435
Current portion of long-term debt                     290           11,836
Current liabilities of discontinued
 operations                                           497            1,774
                                          ---------------  ---------------
      Total current liabilities                   164,382          156,135

Long-term debt, net of current portion            975,968          963,800
Deferred tax liabilities                           23,755           12,087
Other liabilities                                  37,074           37,660
                                          ---------------  ---------------

    Total liabilities                           1,201,179        1,169,682
                                          ---------------  ---------------

Commitments and contingencies

Common stock - $0.01 par value; 80,000
 shares authorized; 61,042  and 59,541
 shares issued and outstanding at
 December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively             610              595
Additional paid-in capital                      1,528,219        1,505,986
Deferred compensation                                   -           (5,563)
Retained deficit                                 (479,148)        (584,387)
                                          ---------------  ---------------

    Total stockholders' equity                  1,049,681          916,631
                                          ---------------  ---------------

    Total liabilities and stockholders'
     equity                               $     2,250,860  $     2,086,313
                                          ===============  ===============



             CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA AND SUBSIDIARIES
               CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
        (UNAUDITED AND AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

                          For the Quarter Ended      For the Year Ended
                               December 31,             December 31,
                        ------------------------  ------------------------
                            2006         2005         2006         2005
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
REVENUE:
  Management and other  $   348,526  $   316,161  $ 1,326,881  $ 1,188,649
  Rental                      1,061        1,036        4,207        3,991
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
                            349,587      317,197    1,331,088    1,192,640
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
EXPENSES:
  Operating                 249,924      234,440      973,893      898,793
  General and
   administrative            16,876       16,576       63,593       57,053
  Depreciation and
   amortization              18,106       15,750       67,673       59,882
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
                            284,906      266,766    1,105,159    1,015,728
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

OPERATING INCOME             64,681       50,431      225,929      176,912
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSES:
  Interest expense, net      14,280       15,683       58,783       63,928
  Expenses associated
   with debt refinancing
   and recapitalization
   transactions                   -            -          982       35,269
  Other (income)
   expenses                     189           23         (224)         263
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
                             14,469       15,706       59,541       99,460
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

INCOME FROM CONTINUING
 OPERATIONS BEFORE
 INCOME TAXES                50,212       34,725      166,388       77,452

    Income tax expense      (18,060)     (11,071)     (61,149)     (26,888)
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

INCOME FROM CONTINUING
 OPERATIONS                  32,152       23,654      105,239       50,564

    Loss from
     discontinued
     operations, net of
     taxes                        -         (249)           -         (442)
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

NET INCOME              $    32,152  $    23,405  $   105,239  $    50,122
                        ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS)
 PER SHARE:
  Income from
   continuing
   operations           $      0.53  $      0.40  $      1.76  $      0.88
  Loss from
   discontinued
   operations, net of
   taxes                          -            -            -        (0.01)
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Net income          $      0.53  $      0.40  $      1.76  $      0.87
                        ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS)
 PER SHARE:
  Income from
   continuing
   operations           $      0.52  $      0.39  $      1.71  $      0.84
  Loss from
   discontinued
   operations, net of
   taxes                          -            -            -        (0.01)
                        -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Net income          $      0.52  $      0.39  $      1.71  $      0.83
                        ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========



               CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA AND SUBSIDIARIES
                        SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                       (UNAUDITED AND AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS)

CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW

                                     For the Quarter      For the Year
                                    Ended December 31,  Ended December 31,
                                    ------------------  ------------------
                                      2006      2005      2006      2005
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Pre-tax income                      $ 50,212  $ 34,476  $166,388  $ 77,010
Expenses associated with debt
 refinancing and recapitalization
  transactions                             -         -       982    35,269
Income taxes paid                     (6,900)     (140)  (13,690)  (15,776)
Depreciation and amortization         18,106    15,750    67,673    59,882
Depreciation and amortization for
 discontinued operations                   -         -         -       186
Income tax benefit for discontinued
 operations                                -      (116)        -      (217)
Stock-based compensation reflected
 in G&A expenses                       1,136     1,499     4,840     2,673
Amortization of debt costs and
 other non-cash interest               1,037     1,307     4,433     5,341
Maintenance and technology capital
 expenditures                        (14,523)  (11,326)  (50,001)  (36,205)
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------

Adjusted Free Cash Flow             $ 49,068  $ 41,450  $180,625  $128,163
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========


CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA

                                      For the Quarter      For the Year
                                     Ended December 31,  Ended December 31,
                                     ------------------  ------------------
                                       2006      2005      2006      2005
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Net income                          $  32,152 $  23,405 $ 105,239 $  50,122
Interest expense, net                  14,280    15,683    58,783    63,928
Depreciation and amortization          18,106    15,750    67,673    59,882
Income tax expense                     18,060    11,071    61,149    26,888
Loss from discontinued operations,
 net of taxes                               -       249         -       442
                                    --------- --------- --------- ---------
EBITDA                              $  82,598 $  66,158 $ 292,844 $ 201,262

Stock option compensation expense
 associated with accelerated
 vesting                                    -       989         -       989
Expenses associated with debt
 refinancing and recapitalization
  transactions                              -         -       982    35,269
                                    --------- --------- --------- ---------
Adjusted EBITDA                     $  82,598 $  67,147 $ 293,826 $ 237,520
                                    ========= ========= ========= =========



CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

                                      For the           For the Year
                                   Quarter Ended      Ended December 31,
                                    December 31,  ------------------------
                                         2005         2006         2005
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
Net income                           $    23,405  $   105,239  $    50,122
Special items:
  Expenses associated with debt
   refinancing and
   recapitalization transactions               -          982       35,269
  Stock option compensation expense
   associated with accelerated
   vesting                                   989            -          989
  Income tax benefit for special
   items                                    (315)        (361)     (12,587)
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
Adjusted net income available to
 common stockholders                      24,079      105,860       73,793
Interest expense applicable to
 convertible notes, net of taxes               -            -          129
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
Diluted adjusted net income
 available to common stockholders    $    24,079  $   105,860  $    73,922
                                     ===========  ===========  ===========

Weighted average common shares
 outstanding - basic                      58,965       59,857       57,713
Effect of dilutive securities:
  Stock options and warrants               1,611        1,509        1,724
  Convertible notes                            -            -          816
  Restricted stock-based
   compensation                              222          163          170
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
Weighted average shares and assumed
 conversions - diluted                    60,798       61,529       60,423
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Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share  $      0.40  $      1.72  $      1.22
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NOTE TO SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Net income excluding special charges (Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share), EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures. The Company 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 correctional facilities and their management teams. The Company believes that it is useful to provide investors, lenders and security analysts disclosures of its results of operations on the same basis as that used by management.

Management and investors review both the Company's overall performance (including GAAP EPS, net income, Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share and Adjusted Free Cash Flow) and the operating performance of the Company's correctional facilities (EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA). EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful as supplemental measures of the performance of the Company's correctional facilities because they do not take into account depreciation and amortization, tax provisions, or with respect to Adjusted EBITDA, the impact of the Company's 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 correctional facilities, management believes that assessing performance of the Company's correctional facilities without the impact of depreciation or amortization is useful. The calculation of Adjusted Free Cash Flow substitutes capital expenditures incurred to maintain the functionality and condition of the Company's correctional facilities in lieu of a provision for depreciation; Adjusted Free Cash Flow also excludes certain other non-cash expenses that do not affect the Company's ability to service debt.

The Company may make adjustments to GAAP net income, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow from time to time for certain other income and expenses that it considers non-recurring, infrequent or unusual, such as the special charges in the preceding calculation of earnings per diluted share excluding special charges (Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share), even though such items may require cash settlement, because such items do not reflect a necessary component of the ongoing operations of the Company. Other companies may calculate Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow differently than the Company does, or adjust for other items, and therefore comparability may be limited. EPS excluding special charges (Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share), EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow 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 Information

  • Contact:
    Karin Demler
    (615) 263-3005