Tag: StoneMor Partners

StoneMor Partners reports 3rd Quarter
Finance

StoneMor Partners reports 3rd Quarter

StoneMor Partners L.P. reported their 3rd Quarter and 9-month 2019 numbers last week and with it showed significant progress in their attempt at a transformational turnaround of the company.  In brief, StoneMor reported that revenues are stabilizing, that they are cutting recurring expenses, and that they have made progress on a divestiture process that will, more than likely, make their company smaller and more focused. You can see a copy of the report here. From the operations side of the […]

Axar Capital purchases additional StoneMor stock
Finance

Axar Capital purchases additional StoneMor stock

  According to this article and also verified on E-Trade, Axar Capital Management L.P. purchased 3,925,660 shares of StoneMor Partners L.P. stock on Wednesday, October 30, at an average share price of $1.00 per share.  That share price indicated the 52-week low for the stock which had traded as high as $5.01 just over a year ago on November 2, 2018. The purchase by Axar Capital Management L.P. increased their holding in StoneMor Partners L.P. to 11,674,095 shares of the […]

Death Care investments have been good in 2019
Finance

Death Care investments have been good in 2019

Funeral Director Daily tracks its proprietary Death Care Index or DCI periodically.  The DCI is a group of eight publicly traded company stocks that each have some skin in the death care industry or profession.  They range from companies involved in death care services to companies who manufacture things like crematories, to companies involved in the sale of preneed funeral insurance. The eight companies that compose the DCI include Service Corporation International (SCI), Carriage Services, Park Lawn Corporation, Hillenbrand Industries, […]

StoneMor keeps moving towards turnaround
Finance

StoneMor keeps moving towards turnaround

StoneMor Partners, L.P. issued a press release the other day expressing some of the movements they are making as they execute their self-termed “turnaround” of the company.  As you may know, StoneMor Partners operates 321 cemeteries and 90 funeral homes and has incurred several consecutive quarters of losses in their operation.  You can read their press release here: In essence, here are some of their moves as they continue to execute their plan to bring the company back to business […]

Public company notes. . .StoneMor, Park Lawn
Finance

Public company notes. . .StoneMor, Park Lawn

We noticed a couple of articles in the news or opinion sections today about death care public companies StoneMor Partners and Park Lawn Corporation and just thought we would pass them on. StoneMor Partners to eliminate 340 positions.  This article points out that StoneMor Partners will be targeting 340 positions as it attempts to eliminate $30 million of annual costs in addition to the $20 million the article says it has already weeded out of operations.  We point out that […]

Cemeteries, Crematories, and their issues
Business Regulations

Cemeteries, Crematories, and their issues

Just about every day when we peruse articles to opine on we can find articles that pertain to cemeteries and crematories and the problems they seem to cause to just everyday people.  You might argue that some of these issues are pretty petty and could be easily fixed, however, to the consumers they bother they are big issues. When these types of issues happened to us, which fortunately was not very often, we always tried to reason with the customer […]

StoneMor Partners announces recapitalization transactions and strategies
Finance

StoneMor Partners announces recapitalization transactions and strategies

If you follow the death care industry you would know that it is no secret that the long-term viability of StoneMor Partners has been in question.  Since 2016 their publicly traded stock has dropped from over $25 per share to a low last week of $1.44 per share.  In 2017 and 2018 alone the company lost over $75 million in operating income and revenues have dropped from about $338 million in 2017 to $316 million in 2018.  In addition, the […]

Ling opines:  “Death stocks .  .clinging to life”
Finance

Ling opines: “Death stocks . .clinging to life”

Financial writer Benen Ling published on Seeking Alpha an article on the United States public funeral home and cemetery companies last week.  He titled his article, “These Death stocks are barely clinging to life”.  You can read the article here. Ling writes a good article and makes some great points about our profession and the public companies in America that operate funeral homes and cemeteries as their principal mode of business.  In particular he delves into what may be the […]

Financial authors Duguid and DiNapoli on StoneMor Partners
Finance

Financial authors Duguid and DiNapoli on StoneMor Partners

A couple of weeks ago (byline May 17)  financial writers Kate Duguid and Jessica DiNapoli wrote a piece that was picked up by Reuters that you can read here.  The article concerns the financial wherewithal of United States funeral home and cemetery operator StoneMor Partners LP. From our point of view, it is a very good article and gives a clear and concise picture of what CEO Joe Redling is up against as his team tries to turn StoneMor into […]

Past Lives Matter
Cemetery

Past Lives Matter

“Past Lives Matter” is but one of dozens of signs that were placed in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Avon, Ohio, this past weekend.  You can read about and see a news video here of the issues with that cemetery that have family members of people buried there upset. The cause that is upsetting relatives is the fact that the cemetery continues to flood putting headstones underwater and causing other problems at the StoneMor Partners owned property.  Disgruntled family members […]