funeral home values

Demographics and location continue to drive physical plant values

By Funeral Director Daily / November 30, 2023 /

    There is no doubt that the value, in totality, of your funeral business not only will come from your operations, but the location of your physical building as well.  Demographics, whether it be influx or outflux, as well as the nature of your community may change the value of the funeral home physical…

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Recent Death Care Index (DCI) rise reflects cautionary growth of the profession

By Funeral Director Daily / August 28, 2023 /

    We’ve just passed the time period where the companies that comprise the Funeral Director Daily Death Care Index (DCI) have publicly shared their results for the April thru June 2023 time period.  The five companies that comprise the index include Matthews International, Security National Financial Corporation, Carriage Services, Park Lawn Corporation, and Service…

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Top read articles for the past 30 days on Funeral Director Daily

By Funeral Director Daily / October 18, 2022 /

It’s hard to believe that another 30-day period has passed and has become our custom, we recap our Top 5 read articles over the past 30 days.  So, if you are a new subscriber or if you missed a couple of articles, or if you just want to read them a 2nd time, here are…

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Are funeral home’s values getting hit with a “Double Whammy”

By Funeral Director Daily / September 16, 2022 /

A sale, or commerce if you will, occurs when a willing buyer and a willing seller reach agreement on a price for a good or service and then that price is paid from the buyer to the seller to mark the transaction.  While we don’t always think of it in that term, transactions like this…

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BOOX Research rates SCI as “underperform”

By Funeral Director Daily / July 24, 2019 /

BOOX Research provided an article to Seeking Alpha about Service Corporation International (SCI) that you can read here.  It’s important to note that this is only one article by one researcher, but their complex analysis ends up with a going forward rating on the public death care company of “Underperform”. The very first page of…

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How Can Funeral Homes Sell “The Experience”?

By Funeral Director Daily / November 30, 2017 /

Trends and surveys show us that the younger the person is in America the more apt they are to value “Experiences” over “Assets”.  It is an interesting subject to me – as a younger part of the Baby Boom generation – I’ve always valued assets and usually have watched my money on the experiences.  Experiences…

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