Tag: Hillenbrand Industries


Batesville casket sales, margins both drop

  Hillenbrand Industries, parent company of Batesville Casket, reported their Fiscal Year 2022 1st Quarter last week. The First Quarter of their fiscal year represents the months of October, November, and December 2021.  You can read the entire report on the company’s 1Q 2022 here. While Hillenbrand Industries is a conglomerate of companies, they still report their Batesville operating segment separately and that is what is of interest to us at Funeral Director Daily. For the 1st Quarter of Fiscal […]


Hillenbrand reports 1Q 2021. . .Batesville sales soar 30%

In the world that we are living in, it is certainly not unexpected, but to see Batesville’s sales soar 30% for the October, November, and December quarter is both mind boggling and sobering. It is, in my opinion, mind boggling simply to see any company, without a major acquisition, grow their sales by 30% in a fiscal quarter.  And, it is sobering, because in the COVID-19 pandemic world, we all know the major reason while Batesville has had this growth. […]


Death Care Index still lags the market

We checked into Funeral Director Daily’s proprietary Death Care Index (DCI) after the markets closed on Monday, the last day of November.  That check-in allowed us to take a look at the eight stocks that make up the DCI and see where they were individually and as a group and how that group compared to the Dow Jones average, the S & P 500, and the technology based Nasdaq. And, while the Dow Jones counted November 2020 as its best […]


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 […]


What’s up with Hillenbrand

As a saver I keep what investments I have in separate buckets.  I have a bucket for my 401k, I have a bucket that generates current income, and I have a bucket where I hold stocks with the philosophy that these stocks “will be worth more in ten years than they are worth today”.  The idea of that last bucket is stocks that have been bought to hold and grow and no tax (except for dividends) is required on them […]


Hillenbrand Reports Earnings – Casket Revenues Drop 6%

Hillenbrand Industries reported fiscal 3rd Quarter 2018 results last week and while positive for the company as a whole, the Batesville Casket Division reported revenue decreases for the quarter of 6%.  The company, as a whole, delivered earnings of $0.57 per share as compared to analysts estimates of $0.56 per share. You can see their report here. The company, which has really transformed itself since 2008 as an industrial processing company, reported revenue increases of 13% for both the quarter […]


Funeral Stocks Announce Dividends

It may be Presidents’ Day today, but at Funeral Director Daily it feels a little more like Finance Day.  We have already let you know about Carriage Services 4th  quarter and year end results and on how their stock fared on Friday after the announcement. We just came across a little bit of finance information that we thought it better to include today rather than wait for tomorrow – when the ticker prices will be different.  Last week three of […]


Hillenbrand Reports 1st Quarter, Revises Adjusted EPS Upward

Hillenbrand Industries reported 1st Quarter 2018 earnings on January 31.  You can read the company’s press release here. President Joe Raver made the following comment, “We are off to a strong start for 2018 with continued momentum in the Process Equipment Group.  We remain closely aligned with our customers by providing applications expertise and high engineered product solutions to solve their most challenging business needs.  As a result, we delivered continued revenue growth, strong operating leverage, and a solid order […]


Death Care Index Finishes 2017 Flat

In a year when the stock market has been tremendously rewarding to those that were invested in it, the Funeral Director Daily Death Care Index (DCI) of public companies in the industry did not fare near as well.  For the year from January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017, if you were invested in the S & P 500 Index you earned a return over 19%, if you were invested in the Dow Jones Industrials you earned a return of […]


Hillenbrand Reports Record Earnings – Batesville Sales Slide

Last Wednesday Hillenbrand Industries reported 4th quarter 2017 and full year 2017 results.  For both the quarter and the year the company reported that company’s overall revenue had grown about 3% overall. For both the quarter and the year, however, revenue increased in the Process Equipment segment of their business and decreased in the Batesville segment of the business.  As a company, net income increased 12% to $126 million for the year and adjusted EBITDA increased 5% to $281 million. […]