Tag: caskets

Finance

Batesville reports Fiscal 2021 Revenue increase, suggest less Covid deaths possible in 2022

Batesville Casket’s parent company, Hillenbrand Industries, reported Fiscal Year 2021 and FY 4th Quarter 2021 results last week.  In that report, that you can read here, they reported that the Batesville segment produced revenue of $623 million for the year. . . a 13% increase over FY2020.  It should be mentioned here that FY2020 included the months of October, November, and December of 2019. . . a period in which no Covid deaths were reported in North America.  In contrast, […]

Finance

Hillenbrand revenue increases, Batesville division sales and EBITDA drop

Hillenbrand Industries, parent company of Batesville, reported their Fiscal Year 3rd Quarter earlier this month.  Their FY 2021 3Q comprises the April, May, and June 2021 business period.  You can see the complete report here. Here’s what CEO Joe Raver said about the quarter, “We had another strong quarter of performance with exceptional cash generation and record backlog due to continued momentum in our industrial businesses, while Batesville performed better than expected.” Hillenbrand is comprised of three divisions:  Advanced Process […]

Products

Another start up in Death Tech. . .another player in caskets

I had contact with an industry friend who had just returned from the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) convention last week.  She indicated to me that it was good to get back to an in-person gathering and see old friends.  One of the other things she indicated is that, in her opinion, how the death care profession had changed so fast in the 18-month Covid period we have been in. And, one of those changes is all the new […]

Business Products

Do we have the supplies to continue moving forward

Funeral homes and those that supply funeral homes have met virtually every need necessary to serve those in need this past year while we have been under the COVID-19 pandemic situation.  When we realized that this pandemic was upon us the situation for most of us was about masks, gloves, body bags, and in most situations, manpower. Funeral home, cemetery, and supplier organizations had to figure out how to procure those items and schedule their staff in a way that […]

Finance

Hillenbrand reports. . . Batesville segment shows strong results

Hillenbrand Industries, parent company of Batesville Casket Company, reported their July through September numbers – which happen to be their 4th Quarter fiscal year numbers, as well as their Fiscal Year End numbers last week.  Hillenbrand showed record revenues both for the quarter and the year.  You can access their financial report here. However, those numbers are somewhat skewed by the additional revenue during the year provided by the company’s acquisition of Milacron.  If you take away the Milacron acquisition […]

Business Products

Catching up with the casket business

We are in the period of public companies reporting their 3rd Quarter results to the world and it is only a couple of weeks before Hillenbrand, parent company of Batesville Casket Company, and Matthews International, parent company of Aurora Casket Company will give us those results. As most of you know, those businesses have generally continued to remain profitable even in the face of downward unit sales over the past several years as cremation has cut into the number of […]

Finance

Matthews announces investment sale

On Tuesday global death care company Matthews International announced a sale, that was effective on June 26, of a non-controlling ownership interest in a pet cremation services business.  According to this release from Matthews, the company sold its interest for a total of $57.2 million. That $57.2 million was to be paid to Matthews International with $42.2 million in cash and another $15.0 million in preferred stock of the company, which was not named.  Again, according to the release, Matthews […]

Finance

Catching up with Batesville and Assurant

Hillenbrand Industries, parent company of Batesville Casket Company and Assurant, the financial services company that counts it Global Preneed business among its three divisions both reported financial results during early May and we now bring you those results. Batesville Casket, which represents about 20% of the total revenue of Hillenbrand Industries reported an increase of about 1% in revenue for their 2nd Quarter 2020 which encompassed the January 2020 thru March 2020 period.  According to their report, that you can […]

Finance Products

Hillrom leading the charge against COVID-19

On Friday, or maybe it was Saturday, I was watching President’s Trump daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic and my ears picked up when I heard him him mention some of the companies that were leading the charge against the virus.  One of the companies he mentioned was Hillrom. If you have been around funeral service as long as I have you know that name and you know the history.  I thought today might be a good day for a […]

Business

Swimming against the stream

To understand me you have to understand that I was somewhat, especially when it came to business, a data geek even before data and the term “data analytics” became in vogue.  When my wife and I were married in 1988 – and I was hatching all kinds of business opportunities outside of the funeral realm, my wife once told me, “When you die, I’m going to bury you with a calculator in your hands.” On that wave I just started […]