Tag: cremation companies

Business Finance

Dignity plc and their price point pivot. . . . can they remain profitable?

2022 marked a point in the history of Great Britain’s largest death care provider, Dignity plc, where they planned to increase consumer market share for their services by lowering their prices.  What they maybe didn’t anticipate was the highest inflationary pressures in the last 40 years on the costs of their services to happen at the same time. It’s a certain mathematical formula that lower sales prices coupled with increased expenses will result in lower margins. . . and that […]

Finance

Park Lawn adds three Colorado firms to its business

We learned last week that Park Lawn Corporation, the publicly traded funeral home and cemetery company, added three firms located in Colorado to its group of locations.  In this press release you can learn about the acquisition of Ertel Funeral Home and Crematory, Taylor Funeral Home, and Brown’s Cremation and Funeral Service. Park Lawn Corporation announced in the press release that these businesses represent five stand-alone funeral facilities and one on-site fuenral home and cemetery.  They also announced that the […]

Finance

SCI 2Q 2022 shows small increase in revenue, decrease in Operating Income

Last week the largest public company in the death care space, Service Corporation International,  reported their 2022 2nd Quarter and Half-Year financial results.  For the quarter which encompasses the April thru June 2022 calendar dates, company wide revenue rose to $990.9 million as compared to the same period of last year which totaled $987.5 million. . . that’s an increase of about 3.4 million or just 0.3% over the 2021 number. In addition, Operating Income for the quarter dropped from […]

Cremation Finance

Solace cremation company raises $1.745 million in seed funding

“One flat price. $895. No Surprises.” That’s how direct cremation provider Solace describes themselves on their web-site.  And now, according to this article in Geekwire,  they have some cash behind them to spread that narrative about their company. Geekwire mentioned earlier this month that Solace has closed an oversubscribed funding round of $1.745 million with Portland, Oregon, based Rogue Venture Partners as lead and participation by Cascade Seed Fund of Bend, Oregon, and Alliance of Angels of Seattle, Washington. The […]