Carriage Services

Is Your Funeral Home a Growth Industry?

By Funeral Director Daily / July 20, 2018 /

In my opinion, when I look for something to invest in, I gauge the safety of the investment as well as the possible return and then make a decision if the balance is there between the two.  I also look at two sides of an equity investment as the potential for growth (as defined by…

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Carriage Services adds two locations in Mid-Atlantic Area

By Funeral Director Daily / July 17, 2018 /

Last week Carriage Services, a funeral service public company based in Houston, Texas, announced that they had acquired two funeral homes in the State of Virginia.  You can read the press release here. The release announces the acquisition of the Covenant Funeral Homes in Fredericksburg and Stafford, Virginia.  The release goes on to say that…

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Survive and Thrive

By Funeral Director Daily / July 13, 2018 /

Today we bring you an article from about a new funeral home business that just opened up in suburban Hartford, Connecticut.  The funeral home is a 5,000 square foot building in Plainville, CT and is owned and operated by a 20-year veteran funeral director Andrea Wasley, a lifelong resident of the community.  You can…

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Checking in on the Death Care Index

By Funeral Director Daily / June 13, 2018 /

Part of what we try to do at Funeral Director Daily is to keep you updated on all things funeral service.  One of the ways we do that is by watching what is happening with the publicly held death care community stocks.  Here are the stocks that we check up on regularly and compute the…

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Gerlach on Carriage Services

By Funeral Director Daily / June 12, 2018 /

We found a short opinion on the stock ownership values of Carriage Services today by Douglas Gerlach and published on  We present you the article here with no opinion on our part. [wpforms id=”436″ title=”true” description=”true”]

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Carriage Services closes Senior Notes Offering

By Funeral Director Daily / June 5, 2018 /

  Carriage Services, a publicly owned death care provider that according to its web-site owns and operates 178 funeral homes in 29 states and 32 cemeteries in 11 states, announced last week that they have closed a Senior Notes Offering and entered into a new Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility.  You can read the company’s…

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Carriage Services Reports 1Q 2018

By Funeral Director Daily / April 26, 2018 /

  On Tuesday, April 24, publicly owned death care industry company, Carriage Services, announced its 1st Quarter 2018 results.  You can read their press release with financials included here.  The company announced record revenues of $73.4 million for the quarter.  That is a 7.7% increase over the same period of a year ago. Funeral Director…

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Assurant Performance Holds Back Death Care Index

By Funeral Director Daily / March 19, 2018 /

Friday marked the stock market’s first “quadruple witching day” of 2018 so we thought it might be a good time to look at the performance of the death care industry stocks and how they performed in the first 2 1/2 months of the 2018 market.  Funeral Director Daily’s Death Care Index or DCI is a…

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Targeted Death Care Stocks Move the Market Last Friday

By Funeral Director Daily / February 19, 2018 /

Death care stocks, StoneMor Partners and Carriage Services, both components of the Funeral Director Daily Death Care Index (DCI), had postive movements last Friday which lifted their companies stock price and market capitalization. Carriage Services reported Year End earnings for 2017  last week and we at Funeral Director Daily commented that the company “keeps chugging…

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Carriage Services Reports 4th Qtr and Year End 2017 Results

By Funeral Director Daily / February 19, 2018 /

Carriage Services, an American death care industry consolidator, again teased investors with some good results coupled with some items that they could improve on when they reported their end of year 2017 results last week. In a press release from the company that you can read here, Chief Executive Officer Mel Payne stated, “After eight…

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