Tag: sci


Is it time to buy funeral home stocks?

Earlier this week I read this article from Yahoo Finance authored by Brian Sozzi.  The article is entitled “Consumers have to face that nasty inflation is here to stay for awhile”. The article goes on to mention that, at least in Mr. Sozzi’s opinion, skilled workers are too few in number to meet the needs of post-pandemic businesses and that is leading to wage inflation.  He doesn’t see a stop to that phenomena in the short term and for that […]


SCI reports 1st Qtr 2022. . . . Preneed hitting on all cylinders

Service Corporation International (SCI), North America’s largest grouping of funeral homes and cemeteries reported their 1st Quarter 2022 financial results last week.  The company reported increased total sales of 3.2% which resulted in 1Q 22 revenue of $1.112 billion as compared to the 1st Quarter of 2021 where they reported sales of $1.077 billion.  That’s an increase of over $34 million in sales for the quarter as compared to last year. The results came on the heels of a reported […]


SCI as an investment

Last week Seeking Alpha published a fact and opinion article on Service Corporation International (SCI) entitled “Service Corporation International:  An under the radar wealth generator”.  The article was one of the most in-depth pieces I have seen on SCI, its operations, and its potential as an investment. You can access the article here. From my point of view it is an excellent article to read, especially if you operate a funeral home.  Again, from my point of view, much like […]


Death Care Index drops Year to Date in line with Indices

Since the first of the year there has been a lot in the news. . . . and news that is probably more consequential than other 75-day time periods over the last couple of years.  Let’s see. . . there’s been the Omicron variant, supply shortages, inflation, and the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.  On top of all of that in the United States, much of our financial picture depends on what the Federal Reserve Board will do with interest […]


SCI’s CEO Tom Ryan on 2021 results, 2022 expectations

Recently Service Corporation International (SCI) reported on their 2021 financial results.  As is customary, SCI’s top officers then took part in a discussion with financial services analysts on the results and other thoughts as how they relate to the company moving forward.  You can see a transcript of that discussion here. What we have done for you at Funeral Director Daily is condensed those remarks in this article.  We’ve tried to highlight what SCI’s CEO Tom Ryan mentioned in the […]


Service Corp Operating Income jumps, company acquires 30 properties in 4Q 2021

Funeral service company Service Corporation International (SCI), the largest owner of funeral homes in North America announced their 4th Quarter 2021 and 2021 Year-end results earlier this week.  You can see a press release of the entire announcement here. Here’s how SCI’s CEO Thomas Ryan summed up the 4th Quarter of 2021 for the company, “Today we are proud to report fourth quarter earnings per share of $1.24 and adjusted earnings per share of $1.17, a $0.04 increase over the prior year quarter. We continued […]

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How some in the secular financial world see Death Care. . . interesting articles

I like to stay abreast of what is happening in the world of finance.  And, even though I like to stay in my lane about what I know, over the years I probably bought a stock or two in a company where I didn’t really know the inside out of how the company made its profits. I also like to think that I know the business of Death Care somewhat and understand most of the roads to profitability.  I ‘ve […]


Schoedinger and their 10,000 calls soon to be controlled by SCI

News broke late last week that the Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, based in Columbus, Ohio, has entered into a sale agreement with Service Corporation International (SCI) of Houston, Texas.  According to this article from the Columbus Dispatch, SCI’s closing on the ownership interest will happen this week. Schoedinger, founded in 1855 and in its 6th generation of family service is known to handle about 10,000 calls per year when combining their businesses for both humans and pets.  They operate […]


SCI’s 3Q Report continues solid run

Service Corporation International (SCI), the largest funeral home and cemetery operator in North America reported their 3rd Quarter 2021 financial results on Wednesday.  You can see them for yourself here. Here’s some of what Tom Ryan, Service Corporation’s CEO said of the 3Q 2021 results, “Today we are reporting another strong quarter with earnings . . . . .growth in adjusted earnings per share is primarily driven by significant increases in the revenues and gross profits of both our funeral […]


Zacks Research previews SCI earnings report

We found this report, dated October 21, interesting from Zacks Equity Research.  Here’s an interesting couple of lines from the report. . .”SCI is likely to display year-over-year declines in the top and bottom lines, when it reports third-quarter 2021 numbers on Oct 27. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is pegged at $800 million, suggesting a drop of 12.9% from the prior-year quarter’s reported figure.” Service Corporation International is expected to report 3rd Quarter earnings on October 27 (tomorrow). […]