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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
CSV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CSV: 0.01 )
CSV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.17
Current: 0.01

0
0.17
Equity to Asset 0.21
CSV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CSV: 0.21 )
CSV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.21

0.11
0.62
Interest Coverage 2.93
CSV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. CSV: 2.93 )
CSV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 2.93
Current: 2.93

0.94
2.93
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.71
M-Score: -2.45
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.44
CSV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. CSV: 16.44 )
CSV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.41   Max: 22.86
Current: 16.44

11.41
22.86
Net-margin (%) 6.56
CSV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. CSV: 6.56 )
CSV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.18   Max: 13.15
Current: 6.56

-81.18
13.15
ROE (%) 8.84
CSV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. CSV: 8.84 )
CSV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -56.01   Max: 22.57
Current: 8.84

-56.01
22.57
ROA (%) 1.86
CSV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. CSV: 1.86 )
CSV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.14   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.86

-21.14
2.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.88
CSV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. CSV: 14.88 )
CSV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.36   Max: 32.08
Current: 14.88

12.36
32.08
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.90
CSV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CSV: -1.90 )
CSV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 11.6
Current: -1.9

-6.7
11.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.10
CSV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CSV: -2.10 )
CSV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 23.9
Current: -2.1

-12.5
23.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 22.10
CSV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. CSV: 22.10 )
CSV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 60.2
Current: 22.1

-13.6
60.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CSV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 25,392 sh (New)
John Keeley 165,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,097,100 sh (+10.68%)
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Q1 2014

CSV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Keeley 1,878,216 sh (+1038.31%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,093,709 sh (-0.31%)
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Q2 2014

CSV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Keeley 1,781,276 sh (-5.16%)
Jim Simons 874,200 sh (-20.07%)
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Q3 2014

CSV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Keeley 1,790,596 sh (+0.52%)
Jim Simons 706,600 sh (-19.17%)
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Insider Trades

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Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$17.03 - $21.92 $ 20.784%0
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$17.2 - $20.44 $ 20.7810%165000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$17.2 - $20.44 $ 20.7810%25392
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.50
CSV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.20 vs. CSV: 28.50 )
CSV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.01   Max: 1680
Current: 28.5

9.01
1680
P/B 2.20
CSV's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CSV: 2.20 )
CSV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.74
Current: 2.2

0.25
2.74
P/S 1.82
CSV's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CSV: 1.82 )
CSV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.82

0.16
2.04
EV-to-EBIT 18.07
CSV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.71 vs. CSV: 18.07 )
CSV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 21.8
Current: 18.07

6.6
21.8
Shiller P/E 36.78
CSV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSV: 36.78 )
CSV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.41   Max: 363
Current: 36.78

17.41
363
Current Ratio 0.98
CSV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. CSV: 0.98 )
CSV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.67
Current: 0.98

0.55
2.67
Quick Ratio 0.83
CSV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CSV: 0.83 )
CSV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.16
Current: 0.83

0.35
2.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.48
CSV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
95% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CSV: 0.48 )
CSV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.48

0.42
1.69
Dividend Payout 0.13
CSV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.35 vs. CSV: 0.13 )
CSV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.56
Current: 0.13

0.08
1.56
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.50
CSV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. CSV: 0.50 )
CSV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.5

0.42
1.69
Share Buyback Rate -7.70
CSV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CSV: -7.70 )
CSV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.8   Max: -50.2
Current: -7.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.81
CSV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CSV: 1.81 )
CSV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.81

0.18
1.85
Price/Median PS Value 2.91
CSV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CSV: 2.91 )
CSV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.2
Current: 2.91

0.24
5.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
CSV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CSV: 5.50 )
CSV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 15.2
Current: 5.5

4.6
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.58
CSV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. CSV: 1.58 )
CSV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: 23.5
Current: 1.58

-2.8
23.5

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
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Traded in other countries:CSVSP.USA,
Carriage Services Inc was incorporated in the state of Delaware in December of 1993. The Company is a provider of death care services and merchandise in the United States. It operates two types of businesses: Funeral Home Operations and Cemetery Operation. At December 31, 2013, it operated 161 funeral homes in 26 states. The Companys funeral homes offer a complete range of services to meet a familys death care needs, including consultation, the removal and preparation of remains, the sale of caskets and related funeral merchandise, the use of funeral home facilities for visitation and services and transportation services. Most of its funeral homes have a non-denominational chapel on the premises, which permits family visitation and services to take place at one location and thereby reduces transportation costs and inconvenience to the family. As of December 31, 2013, it operated 32 cemeteries in 10 states. Its cemetery products and services include interment services, the rights to interment in cemetery sites such as grave sites, mausoleum crypts and niches and related cemetery merchandise, such as memorials and vaults. Cemetery operations generate revenues through sales of interment rights and memorials, installation fees, fees for interment and cremation memorialization products, finance charges from installment sales contracts and investment income from preneed cemetery merchandise trusts and perpetual care trusts. The Companys operations are located in principally suburban and rural markets in the United States, where it primarily competes with smaller, independent operators and companies that market products and related merchandise over the Internet and non-traditional casket stores in certain markets.
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