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StoneMor Partners L.P. Common Unit Rep L Reports Operating Results (10-Q/A)

September 13, 2010 | About:
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StoneMor Partners L.P. Common Unit Rep L (STON) filed Amended Quarterly Report for the period ended 2010-06-30.

Stonemor Partners L.p. Common Unit Rep L has a market cap of $364.71 million; its shares were traded at around $26.35 with and P/S ratio of 2.01. The dividend yield of Stonemor Partners L.p. Common Unit Rep L stocks is 8.43%.

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On September 20, 2004, we completed our initial public offering of 3,675,000 common units at a price of $20.50 per unit representing a 42.5% interest in us. On September 23, 2004, we sold an additional 551,250 common units to the underwriters in connection with the exercise of their over-allotment option and redeemed an equal number of common units from CFSI LLC at a cost of $5.3 million. Subsequent to this transaction, there were 4,239,782 common units and 4,239,782 subordinated units outstanding. Total gross proceeds from the initial public offering and the exercise of the over-allotment option were $86.6 million, before offering costs and underwriting discounts. Net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts but before paying offering costs, from these sales of common units was $80.8 million.

Concurrent with the initial public offering, our wholly owned subsidiary, StoneMor Operating LLC, and its subsidiaries (collectively StoneMor LLC), all as borrowers, issued and sold $80.0 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes in a private placement and entered into a $12.5 million revolving credit facility and a $22.5 million acquisition facility with a group of banks. The net proceeds of the initial public offering and the sale of senior secured notes were used to repay the debt and associated accrued interest of approximately $135.1 million of CFSI LLC and $15.7 million of fees and expenses associated with the initial public offering and the sale of senior secured notes. The remaining funds have been used for general partnership purposes, including the construction of mausoleum crypts and lawn crypts, the purchases of equipment needed to install burial vaults and the acquisition of cemetery and funeral home locations.

On December 21, 2007, we completed a follow on public offering of 2,650,000 common units at a price of $20.26 per unit representing a 22.2% interest in us, making a total of 8,505,725 common units outstanding. In conjunction with this offering, our general partner contributed $1.1 million to maintain its 2% general partner interest. Total gross proceeds from this public offering were $54.8 million, before offering costs and underwriting discounts. Net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts but before paying offering costs, from these sales of common units were $51.8 million.

On November 24, 2009, we completed the second follow on public offering of 1,275,000 common units at a price of $17.00 per unit representing a 9.5% interest in us. On December 7, 2009, we sold an additional 191,250 common units in connection with the exercise of the underwriters over-allotment option. In conjunction with this offering, our general partner contributed $0.51 million to maintain its 2% general partner interest. Total gross proceeds from these transactions were $25.4 million, before offering costs and underwriting discounts. Net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses were $24.2 million.

Concurrent with this second follow on public offering, certain of our subsidiaries made a private offering to eligible purchasers of $150.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2017. The net proceeds from this offering, after deducting the original issue discount and fees were approximately $138.1 million. The net proceeds of the second follow on public offering, the general partner contribution and the offering of senior notes of $162.5 million was used to pay off debt and accrued interest of approximately $154.9 million. The remaining proceeds will be used for general partnership purposes.

In the first quarter of 2010, we reported that the market for at-need sales of our cemetery merchandise and services continued to be soft. We saw somewhat of an improvement in the second quarter of 2010. Total revenues from at need sales were $16.0 million during the three months ended June 30, 2010 as compared to $13.4 million during the same period last year. The value of contracts written increased by $1.8 million while the increase in deferred revenue decreased by $1.1 million. We will continue to closely monitor trends in at-need sales.

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