Tag: funeral home 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

StoneMor completes merger with Axar Capital. . . becomes a private company

Last week death care property owner and operator StoneMor announced, in this press release, that they had completed their merger with Axar Capital Management whereby StoneMor will become a private and wholly owned subsidiary of Axar Capital Management.  Prior to this “take private” movement, which was announced in this May 25, 2022, press release, Axar Capital Management had owned approximately 75% of the outstanding StoneMor public stock. StoneMor’s stock was taken off the public exchanges as of November 4 and […]

Finance

Security National keeps growing revenues

Security National Financial Corporation (SNFC) continues to reel in the revenue in each of their three divisions according to this press release from mid-May containing their 1st Quarter 2020 results.  The Utah based company conducts business in the death care field both in the financial services realm and the funeral and cemetery services realm. In the financial services sector SNFC is involved with preneed funeral insurance and insurance assignment business with participating funeral homes.  They also conduct business with their […]

Finance

April has been a busy month for StoneMor

StoneMor, Inc.,  the Pennsylvania based consolidator and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes, has had a busy April.  We’ve seen Moody’s upgrade their credit rating, we’ve seen insider trading purchases of the stock, and we’ve seen an announcement of refinanced debt.  That and more leads a press release from Moody’s to state, “. . . .StoneMor’s increased liquidity position will be used to make strategic acquisitions to increase scale and grow profitability.”   These announcements from StoneMor come on the heels […]

Finance

Park Lawn reports 3rd Quarter. . . .continued growth

Park Lawn Corporation (PLC), the funeral home and cemetery operator, with headquarters in Toronto and Houston, announced their 3rd Quarter 2020 results last week.  As a growth company, they continued to exhibit those traits — with revenue for the quarter growing to $83.7 million from last year’s 3Q revenue number of $66.5 million (all dollar amounts, unless otherwise indicated in this article are in Canadian dollar denominations).  That’s an increase of over 25% on the top line. You can access […]

Finance

Foundation Partners Group expands leadership team

In a press release that we received last week, Foundation Partners Group announced that they had expanded and repositioned their leadership team.  According to the release that you can read here, this will “position the company for continued growth and innovation.” The release explains that Bob Bukala, formerly the President and CEO, will remain CEO and also assume a role as Vice Chairman of the Foundation Partners Group Board of Directors.  The release also explains that Kent Robertson, the company’s […]

Finance

Service Corporation gets some positive spin from Yahoo Finance

Service Corporation International (SCI), the publicly traded acquirer and operator of funeral homes and cemeteries in North America is poised to report its 3Q 2019 results on October 30.  Prior to that happening, we noticed this short report in Yahoo Finance entitled, “Will Service Corporations’s strategies help maintain momentum?”. The Yahoo Finance article concludes that SCI is “gaining from its endeavors and demographic trends”.  It mentions how the company is aimed at utilizing scale and efficiently deploying capital to move […]

Finance

Carriage Services quarter sees revenue, profits up. . . trending upward

Three months ago the 1st Quarter report of 2019 for funeral home and cemetery operator Carriage Services caused concern for many of their stockholders.  In that quarter, same store revenue for funerals and profitability took a backward trend as did the number of atneed and preneed services conducted or contracted. That report led management to acknowledge that not all was perfect and they were going to be making some changes in the operational end of their business. Carriage Services reported […]