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CCA Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results
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Fourth Quarter Diluted EPS Increased 5.1% to $0.41; Full Year Diluted EPS up 10.8% to $1.54; Full Year Adjusted Diluted EPS Up 9.2%; 2012 Full-Year Diluted EPS Guidance of $1.60 to $1.70

NASHVILLE, TN, Feb 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --CCA (NYSE: CXW) (the "Company" or "Corrections Corporation of America"), America's leader in partnership corrections and the nation's largest provider of corrections management services to government agencies, announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2011.

Financial Review - Fourth Quarter 2011 Compared with Fourth Quarter 2010

--  Diluted EPS of $0.41
--  Operating income of $81.1 million
--  EBITDA of $109.1 million
--  Adjusted Funds From Operations Per Diluted Share of $0.63

Total management revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 increased to $438.3 million from $430.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2010. For the fourth quarter of 2011, CCA generated net income of $40.5 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared with net income of $43.7 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2010.

Management revenue from our federal partners increased 5.9% to $192.6 million generated during the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with $181.8 million generated during the prior year period. The increase in federal revenue resulted from higher populations from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) primarily located in the southwest region of the United States, combined with contractual rate increases associated with certain federal management contracts. These revenue increases occurred mostly within the owned and managed segment of our business.

Management revenue from our state partners decreased 1.8% to $216.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with $220.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2010. State revenue decreased primarily as a result of a reduction of inmate populations from the state of California due to our strategic decision not to renew the contract for nearly 900 beds at our Florence facility, where we were able to replace such inmates with more inmates from the USMS, combined with lower inmate populations from the state of Hawaii. These decreases were partially offset by higher inmate populations from the state of Georgia.

EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2011 decreased 4.6% to $109.1 million from $114.3 million during the fourth quarter of 2010. Funds From Operations increased slightly to $82.1 million during the fourth quarter of 2011 from $81.6 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted Funds From Operations, which includes maintenance and technology capital expenditures, for the fourth quarter of 2011 decreased slightly to $62.7 million compared with $62.9 million during the prior year period. EBITDA, Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations were negatively impacted by wage increases beginning in the third quarter of 2011, along with an increase in general and administrative expenses largely attributable to increases in incentive compensation. We also experienced unfavorable claims for our self-insured employee medical plans during the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with the fourth quarter of 2010. The fourth quarter of 2011 also included nearly $1.0 million in start-up expenses associated with the commencement of operations at our newly acquired Lake Erie Correctional Institution and preparation for the commencement of operations at our newly constructed Jenkins Correctional Center, which is expected to be completed in early March 2012.

Revenue per compensated man-day in the fourth quarter of 2011 increased 1.2% to $58.66 compared to $57.97 in the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating expenses per compensated man-day during the fourth quarter of 2011 increased 2.8% to $40.32 from $39.22 in the fourth quarter of 2010. The increase in operating expenses resulted primarily from wage increases that were effective in the beginning of the third quarter of 2011 combined with higher employee benefits expenses primarily as a result of unfavorable claims experience in our self-insured plans during the fourth quarter of 2011.

Our earnings per share were favorably impacted by the reduction in our weighted average shares outstanding from 109.6 million during the fourth quarter of 2010 to 99.1 million during the fourth quarter of 2011 resulting from the purchase of 10.6 million shares of our outstanding stock during 2011. Our earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2011 were also favorably impacted by a lower effective income tax rate primarily resulting from the generation of additional tax credits.

Our total average daily compensated population increased to 81,221 in the fourth quarter of 2011 from 80,777 in the fourth quarter of 2010. Our total portfolio occupancy increased slightly to 90.0% during the fourth quarter of 2011 from 89.7% during the fourth quarter of 2010.

CCA President and Chief Executive Officer, Damon Hininger, stated, "As we begin 2012, we are preparing to commence operations at our Jenkins Correctional Center, which we expect will be completed and begin ramping later this quarter. Additionally, we are very pleased to have added the states of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to our list of government partners."

Hininger added, "We are also very pleased with the execution of our previously announced new revolving credit facility, which reflects our strong financial position, reduces our near-term debt maturities and decreases our overall cost of debt."

Full-Year 2011 Compared with Full-Year 2010

--  Diluted EPS of $1.54
--  Operating Income of $332.1 million
--  EBITDA of $440.7 million
--  Adjusted Funds From Operations Per Diluted Share of $2.49

Total management revenue for the year ended December 31, 2011, increased 3.7% to $1,729.2 million from $1,668.3 million during 2010. For the full-year 2011, CCA generated net income of $162.5 million, or $1.54 per diluted share, compared with net income of $157.2 million, or $1.39 per diluted share for 2010, representing an increase in diluted earnings per share of 10.8%. Adjusted net income during 2010 was $158.9 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, representing an increase in diluted earnings per share of 9.2%. Adjusted net income for 2010 excluded a non-cash charge of $1.7 million for the write-off of goodwill associated with the termination of the management contracts for the Gadsden and Hernando facilities located in Florida, which were previously in the managed-only segment of our business.

Operating income increased to $332.1 million during 2011 from $323.1 million during the prior year, an increase of 2.8%. The improvement in our financial results for 2011 resulted from a 3.4% increase in our average daily inmate population to 81,016 for 2011 from 78,319 during 2010. Operating expenses during 2010 included $4.1 million of bonuses paid to non-management level staff in-lieu of wage increases.

Adjusted net income, EBITDA, Funds From Operations, Adjusted Funds From Operations, and 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 GAAP measures.

Partnership Development Update On January 3, 2012, we announced that we entered into a contract with the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to manage up to 480 male inmates at the 1,692-bed Cimarron Correctional Facility, a facility we own in Cushing, Oklahoma. The management contract contains an initial term of two years and upon mutual agreement can be renewed for two additional one-year terms. The management contract will commence upon receipt of an initial inmate population of 240 inmates currently expected later this month with the remainder expected to arrive by early May 2012. We currently manage approximately 650 male inmates from the state of Oklahoma at the Cimarron facility. Following the ramp-up of the new inmates from Puerto Rico, the population at our Cimarron facility is expected to be approximately 1,100 inmates.

On September 1, 2011, we announced that we had entered into a contract with the state of Ohio to purchase and operate the 1,798-bed Lake Erie Correctional Institution. On December 30, 2011, we finalized the purchase of the facility for a purchase price of approximately $73.0 million, using cash on hand and borrowing available under our revolving bank credit facility. We commenced operations of the facility on December 31, 2011. This represents the first sale of a state-owned correctional facility to the private sector and the first contract CCA has had with the state of Ohio.

In late January 2012, the governor of Kentucky submitted his proposed budget which included the transfer of the inmates currently held at one of our facilities to a facility owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky that had previously been closed as the result of damage sustained during an inmate disturbance. Based on conversations with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, we believe that Kentucky will likely remove inmates currently in the 656-bed Otter Creek Correctional Center, a facility we own in Wheelright, Kentucky, by the end of June 2012. Assuming the budget is passed as proposed, we plan to idle the facility if we are unable to identify a partner to utilize the facility. At February 1, 2012 we housed approximately 625 inmates at the Otter Creek facility. This facility incurred operating losses of $0.4 million and $1.0 million during the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011, respectively.

During January 2012, as expected, we ceased management of the 1,172-bed Delta Correctional Facility located in Greenwood, Mississippi, pursuant to a mutual agreement between CCA and the state of Mississippi. This facility incurred operating losses of $1.3 million and $2.0 million during the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2011, respectively, and was previously included in the managed-only segment of our business.

Refinancing On January 6, 2012, CCA announced it entered into an amendment and restatement of its senior credit facility. The facility was expanded to a total capacity of up to $785 million aggregate principal amount from $450 million. The maturity for the amended senior credit facility was extended through December 2016 and the new facility will initially bear interest at London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus 1.5%, subject to adjustments based on CCA's leverage ratio. Borrowings under the amended senior credit facility will be used to repurchase and redeem $335.0 million aggregate principal amount of CCA's outstanding 6 1/4% $375 Million Senior Notes due 2013 and for general corporate purposes.

Share Repurchase Program During the fourth quarter of 2011 we repurchased 0.1 million shares of our common stock at an aggregate cost of $2.3 million. During the full-year 2011, we repurchased 10.6 million shares of our outstanding common stock at an aggregate cost of $237.5 million. Since 2008, we have repurchased 28.4 million shares at an average per share cost of $17.91, representing approximately 22.6% of the total shares outstanding prior to the initiation of the first program. As of December 31, 2011, we had approximately 99.5 million shares outstanding, and $117.2 million remaining under the share repurchase program authorized by the Board, but only approximately $46.6 million in capacity under the restricted payment limitations under our debt agreements, after taking into consideration the net income generated during the fourth quarter of 2011. The restricted payment limitation increases quarterly based generally on 50% of our net income.

Guidance We expect Diluted EPS for the first quarter of 2012 to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.33 and full year 2012 Diluted EPS to be in the range of $1.60 to $1.70, with full year Adjusted Funds From Operations Per Diluted Share to be in the range of $2.35 to $2.50. These estimates do not include charges of $1.4 million to $1.9 million we expect to report during the first quarter of 2012 in connection with our refinancing activities or the purchase of additional shares under the share repurchase program.

The decline in diluted EPS from the fourth quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012 reflects the impact of higher unemployment taxes we experience during the first quarter of each year, a higher effective income tax rate resulting from the expiration of certain tax credits, additional startup expenses associated with the commencement of operations at our new Jenkins facility and the intake of new inmates from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico at our Cimarron facility. In addition, we experienced a reduction in USMS populations that began at the end of 2011 and has continued into the first quarter of 2012. We expect these inmate populations to recover during the second quarter of 2012. Combined, these items amount to a reduction of approximately $0.09 per diluted share from the fourth quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012.

During 2012, we expect to invest approximately $80.0 million to $90.0 million in capital expenditures, consisting of approximately $30.0 million to $35.0 million in on-going prison construction and expenditures related to potential land acquisitions, and $50.0 million to $55.0 million in maintenance and information technology. We also expect a full-year effective income tax rate of approximately 38.0%, with payments for income taxes expected to approximate $99.0 million to $105.0 million for the full year.

Supplemental Financial Information and Investor Presentations We have made available on our website supplemental financial information and other data for the fourth quarter of 2011. 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.cca.com under "Financial Information" of the Investors section.

Management may meet with investors from time to time during the first quarter of 2012. Written materials used in the investor presentations will also be available on our website beginning on or about February 24, 2012. Interested parties may access this information through our website at www.cca.com under "Webcasts" of the Investors section.

Webcast and Replay Information We will host a webcast conference call at 10:00 a.m. central time (11:00 a.m. eastern time) on February 9, 2012, to discuss our fourth quarter 2011 financial results. To listen to this discussion, please access "Webcasts" on the Investors page at www.cca.com. The conference call will be archived on our website following the completion of the call. In addition, a telephonic replay will be available at 2:00 p.m. eastern time on February 9, 2012 through 1:59 p.m. eastern time on February 16, 2012, by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820, pass code 6431835.

About CCA CCA is the nation's largest owner and operator of partnership correction and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal government and three states. We currently operate 66 facilities, including 46 company-owned facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 91,000 beds in 20 states and the District of Columbia. We specialize 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, our 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. We also provide 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 our 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) general economic and market conditions, including the impact governmental budgets can have on our per diem rates, occupancy and overall utilization; (ii) fluctuations in our 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; (iii) our 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) changes in the privatization of the corrections and detention industry, the public acceptance of our services, the timing of the opening of and demand for new prison facilities and the commencement of new management contracts; (v) the outcome of California's realignment program and utilization of out of state private correctional capacity; and (vi) 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 our control, such as weather, labor conditions and material shortages, resulting in increased construction costs. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings made from time to time by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CCA 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,
                       ASSETS                            2011        2010
                                                     ----------- -----------

Cash and cash equivalents                            $    55,832 $    25,505
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,218 and
 $1,568, respectively                                    271,217     305,305
Deferred tax assets                                       11,768      14,132
Prepaid expenses and other current assets                 18,764      31,196
Current assets of discontinued operations                  1,848       2,155
                                                     ----------- -----------
    Total current assets                                 359,429     378,293

Property and equipment, net                            2,608,918   2,549,295

Restricted cash                                            5,013       6,756
Investment in direct financing lease                       9,233      10,798
Goodwill                                                  11,988      11,988
Other assets                                              25,050      26,092
Non-current assets of discontinued operations                  -           6
                                                     ----------- -----------

    Total assets                                     $ 3,019,631 $ 2,983,228
                                                     =========== ===========

        LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Accounts payable and accrued expenses                $   196,667 $   203,796
Income taxes payable                                         605         476
Current liabilities of discontinued operations             1,090       1,583
                                                     ----------- -----------
    Total current liabilities                            198,362     205,855

Long-term debt                                         1,245,014   1,156,568
Deferred tax liabilities                                 136,503     118,245
Other liabilities                                         31,730      31,689
                                                     ----------- -----------

    Total liabilities                                  1,611,609   1,512,357
                                                     ----------- -----------

Commitments and contingencies

Common stock - $0.01 par value; 300,000 shares
 authorized; 99,528 and 109,754 shares issued and
 outstanding at December 31, 2011 and 2010,
 respectively                                                995       1,098
Additional paid-in capital                             1,129,435   1,354,691
Retained earnings                                        277,592     115,082
                                                     ----------- -----------

    Total stockholders' equity                         1,408,022   1,470,871
                                                     ----------- -----------

    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity       $ 3,019,631 $ 2,983,228
                                                     =========== ===========



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

                              For the Three Months    For the Twelve Months
                               Ended December 31,      Ended December 31,
                             ----------------------  ----------------------
                                2011        2010        2011        2010
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
REVENUE:
  Management and other       $  439,142  $  431,650  $1,733,409  $1,672,474
  Rental                            551         550       2,204       2,557
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
                                439,693     432,200   1,735,613   1,675,031
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
EXPENSES:
  Operating                     305,582     295,711   1,203,400   1,163,771
  General and administrative     24,991      22,061      91,227      84,148
  Depreciation and
   amortization                  28,048      27,336     108,931     104,051
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
                                358,621     345,108   1,403,558   1,351,970
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

OPERATING INCOME                 81,072      87,092     332,055     323,061
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

OTHER EXPENSES:
  Interest expense, net          18,120      18,628      72,940      71,127
  Other expenses                     42         115         304          40
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
                                 18,162      18,743      73,244      71,167
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

INCOME FROM CONTINUING
 OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME
 TAXES                           62,910      68,349     258,811     251,894

  Income tax expense            (22,388)    (24,644)    (96,301)    (94,297)
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

INCOME FROM CONTINUING
 OPERATIONS                      40,522      43,705     162,510     157,597

  Loss from discontinued
   operations, net of taxes           -           -           -        (404)
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

NET INCOME                   $   40,522  $   43,705  $  162,510  $  157,193
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE:
  Income from continuing
   operations                $     0.41  $     0.40  $     1.55  $     1.41
  Loss from discontinued
   operations, net of taxes           -           -           -       (0.01)
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Net income               $     0.41  $     0.40  $     1.55  $     1.40
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE:
  Income from continuing
   operations                $     0.41  $     0.39  $     1.54  $     1.39
  Loss from discontinued
   operations, net of taxes           -           -           -           -
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Net income               $     0.41  $     0.39  $     1.54        1.39
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========



             CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA AND SUBSIDIARIES
                     SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
       (UNAUDITED AND AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

                                  For the Three Months For the Twelve Months
                                   Ended December 31,    Ended December 31,
                                 --------------------- ---------------------
                                    2011       2010       2011       2010
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

Net income                       $   40,522 $   43,705 $  162,510 $  157,193

Special Items:
  Goodwill impairment for
   discontinued operations                -          -          -      1,684
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

Adjusted net income              $   40,522 $   43,705 $  162,510 $  158,877
                                 ========== ========== ========== ==========

Weighted average common shares
 outstanding - basic                 99,135    109,641    104,736    112,015
Effect of dilutive securities:
  Stock options                         547        755        603        769
  Restricted stock-based
   compensation                         276        302        196        193
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Weighted average shares and
 assumed conversions - diluted       99,958    110,698    105,535    112,977
                                 ========== ========== ========== ==========

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per
 Share                           $     0.41 $     0.39 $     1.54 $     1.41
                                 ========== ========== ========== ==========



CALCULATION OF FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS AND ADJUSTED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS

                                                          For the Twelve
                                 For the Three Months         Months
                                  Ended December 31,    Ended December 31,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
                                    2011       2010       2011       2010
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Net income                       $  40,522  $  43,705  $ 162,510  $ 157,193
Income tax expense                  22,388     24,644     96,301     94,297
Income taxes paid                  (12,249)   (17,183)   (70,341)   (61,396)
Depreciation and amortization       28,048     27,336    108,931    104,051
Depreciation and amortization
 for discontinued operations             -          -          -      2,222
Goodwill impairment for
 discontinued operations                 -          -          -      1,684
Income tax benefit for
 discontinued operations                 -          -          -       (253)
Stock-based compensation
 reflected in G&A expense            2,332      2,022      9,254      8,525
Amortization of debt costs and
 other non-cash interest             1,097      1,053      4,331      4,250
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Funds From Operations            $  82,138  $  81,577  $ 310,986  $ 310,573

Maintenance and technology
 capital expenditures              (19,463)   (18,679)   (47,912)   (43,092)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Adjusted Funds From Operations   $  62,675  $  62,898  $ 263,074  $ 267,481
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========

Funds From Operations Per
 Diluted Share                   $    0.82  $    0.74  $    2.95  $    2.75
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Adjusted Funds From Operations
 Per Diluted Share               $    0.63  $    0.57  $    2.49  $    2.37
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========



CALCULATION OF EBITDA

                                  For the Three Months For the Twelve Months
                                   Ended December 31,    Ended December 31,
                                 --------------------- ---------------------
                                    2011       2010       2011       2010
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

Net income                       $   40,522 $   43,705 $  162,510 $  157,193
Interest expense, net                18,120     18,628     72,940     71,127
Depreciation and amortization        28,048     27,336    108,931    104,051
Income tax expense                   22,388     24,644     96,301     94,297
Loss from discontinued
 operations, net of taxes                 -          -          -        404
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

EBITDA                           $  109,078 $  114,313 $  440,682 $  427,072
                                 ========== ========== ========== ==========




CALCULATION OF ADJUSTED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS PER SHARE GUIDANCE

                                                     For the Year Ending
                                                      December 31, 2012
                                                 --------------------------
                                                  Low End of    High End of
                                                   Guidance      Guidance
                                                 ------------  ------------

Net income                                       $    161,000  $    171,000
Income tax expense                                     99,000       105,000
Income taxes paid                                     (99,000)     (105,000)
Depreciation and amortization                         115,000       115,000
Expenses associated with debt refinancing
 transactions, net of tax                               1,000         1,000
Other non-cash items                                   15,000        16,000
                                                 ------------  ------------

Funds From Operations                            $    292,000  $    303,000
Maintenance and technology capital expenditures       (55,000)      (50,000)
                                                 ------------  ------------

Adjusted Funds From Operations                   $    237,000  $    253,000
                                                 ============  ============

Funds From Operations Per Diluted Share          $       2.89  $       3.00
                                                 ============  ============
Adjusted Funds From Operations Per Diluted Share $       2.35  $       2.50
                                                 ============  ============


NOTE TO SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share, EBITDA, Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations, and their corresponding per share metrics 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 using GAAP and non-GAAP measures including EPS, Adjusted Diluted EPS, net income, Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations, and their corresponding per share metrics, as well as EBITDA to assess the operating performance of the Company's correctional facilities. EBITDA, Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations are useful as supplemental measures of the performance of the Company's correctional facilities because they 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 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 Funds From Operations substitutes capital expenditures incurred to maintain the functionality and condition of the Company's correctional facilities in lieu of a provision for depreciation. Some of these capital expenditures contain a discretionary element with respect to when they are incurred, while others may be more urgent. Therefore, maintenance capital expenditures may fluctuate from quarter to quarter, depending on the nature of the expenditures required, seasonal factors such as weather, and budgetary conditions. The calculation of Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations also reflect the amount of income taxes paid. We continuously evaluate tax planning strategies to reduce the effective tax rate for financial reporting purposes as well as strategies to reduce the amount of taxes we pay. As a result, the amount of taxes we pay may fluctuate from period to period depending on the effectiveness of our strategies. The amount of taxes we pay may also result from many factors beyond our control, such as changes in tax law. Finally, income taxes paid fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter based on statutory methods of computing inter-period payment requirements and the date such taxes are due.

The Company may make adjustments to GAAP net income, EBITDA, Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations 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. Other companies may calculate Adjusted net income, EBITDA, Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations differently than the Company does, or adjust for other items, and therefore comparability may be limited. Adjusted net income, EBITDA, Funds From Operations and Adjusted Funds From Operations, 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 and Analysts:
Karin Demler
CCA
(615) 263-3005

Financial Media:
Dave Gutierrez
Dresner Corporate Services
(312) 780-7204


SOURCE: Corrections Corporation of America