Tag: Service Corporation International

Finance

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). […]

Finance

Retail death care stocks lead the run-up

On Friday the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) set a new record high by closing at 35,677.  On January 1, 2021, the DJIA stood at 30,606 so that high on Friday indicates a 16.6% increase year to date for 2021.  That’s pretty impressive. . . . and the NASDAQ closed Friday up 19.1% year to date and the S & P 500 index also closed on that date with a 20.9% increase year to date. Pretty impressive. . . but […]

Finance

Seeking Alpha adds commentary on SCI as an investment

Recently we found this article written by Daniel Jones for Seeking Alpha.  In the article he brings out the pros and cons of an investment in Service Corporation International. One question that he asked in the article when considering that Service Corporation International has greatly increased its gross revenues is this, “On its face, all of this (Revenue) is great. But a legitimate question is how much of this is attributable to an aging population that will continue to serve […]

Business

The opportunity for the “Not so Big” funeral business across North America

We commented on an article about what an author called “Big Funeral” in last Friday’s edition of Funeral Director Daily.  While I told you I didn’t agree with much of the article from Wired, I thought it was a pretty good read and, at least, one author’s not so great opinion of the death care profession. The article, and some of its reference points, made me do a little more research on “What is the state of funeral homes in […]

Business Regulations

“Big Funeral” and some thoughts on “Universal Death Care”

The funeral profession has long had its critics.  Those of us in the profession have to understand that and know that from time to time we are going to be broadsided by those critics’ calls for change. Recently this article entitled “How ‘Big Funeral’ made the afterlife so expensive” was published in Wired.  It’s a good, if not one-sided, article that starts off by saying this, “You can’t die these days because it’s too expensive“.  It goes on to say […]

Finance

Will Axar take StoneMor private?

As you can see from this Yahoo Finance article, Axar Capital Management has sent StoneMor Inc. a letter expressing “an interest in pursuing discussions concerning strategic alternatives that may be beneficial to the Company and its various stakeholders.”  As you may know, and according to E-Trade, Axar Capital Management currently owns 88.6 million of the 118 million common shares of StoneMor Inc.  Those 88.6 million shares represent over 75% of the outstanding common stock. StoneMor Inc. is a Pennsylvania based operator […]

Afternoon Edition

Funeral Director Daily top read stories in the last month

It is already past the 15th of the month when we highlight and replay for you our top read stories of the past 30 days.  While we hope you read all of Funeral Director Daily’s blog posts we also realize you are busy and certainly will miss some days.  Here are our most read posts from July 15 to August 15. In addition to the stories we wanted to thank our readership for giving us our highest total in history […]

Finance

Carriage Services reports 2Q. . Cemetery business is the highlite

It’s quarterly reporting time in the public business realm and the companies in the death care sector are no different than others with that requirement.  Last week we reported Service Corporation International’s (SCI) results and today we bring you highlights of Houston, Texas based operator, Carriage Services. You can access the Carriage Services 2nd Quarter 2021 Report here. SCI’s report brought forth the fact that the company was able to increase revenues per service by over $600 as compared to […]

Finance Preneed

SCI sees 2Q 2021 Revenue per Service jump over $600 per case

Earlier this week the largest funeral home and cemetery operator in North America, Service Corporation International (SCI), revealed their results for the 2nd Quarter of 2021.  It was a much anticipated report as it would mark a comparison with the 2nd Quarter of 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic was flourishing and funeral homes and cemeteries were operating in a much more difficult and different world. As you might expect SCI’s “comparable funeral services performed” dropped 6.0% to 84,449 cases as […]

Finance

An opinion from Seeking Alpha on Service Corporation International

Yesterday, July 19, Seeking Alpha published a pretty in-depth investment article from Livingston Investments on funeral home and cemetery operator Service Corporation International.  The article is entitled, “Service Corporation International:  Crisis reslient business with a premium to fair price”.  You can access the article here. There was a couple of statements in the article that caught my eye: “Significant revenue growth was driven by the temporary impact of the coronavirus” “We have determined that the company’s weighted average cost of […]