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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Equity to Asset 0.21
CSV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 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 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 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: 0.62
M-Score: -2.42
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 16.01
CSV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. CSV: 16.01 )
CSV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.41   Max: 22.86
Current: 16.01

11.41
22.86
Net-margin (%) 7.15
CSV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. CSV: 7.15 )
CSV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.18   Max: 13.15
Current: 7.15

-81.18
13.15
ROE (%) 9.74
CSV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.06 vs. CSV: 9.74 )
CSV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -56.01   Max: 22.57
Current: 9.74

-56.01
22.57
ROA (%) 2.02
CSV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. CSV: 2.02 )
CSV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.14   Max: 2.89
Current: 2.02

-21.14
2.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.57
CSV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.97 vs. CSV: 14.57 )
CSV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.36   Max: 32.08
Current: 14.57

12.36
32.08
Revenue Growth (%) -1.90
CSV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. CSV: -1.90 )
CSV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 11.6
Current: -1.9

-6.7
11.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.10
CSV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CSV: -2.10 )
CSV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 23.9
Current: -2.1

-12.5
23.9
EPS Growth (%) 22.10
CSV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

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

-13.6
60.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CSV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 991,238 sh (+9.49%)
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Q4 2013

CSV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 165,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 25,392 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CSV

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John Keeley 2014-03-31 Add 1038.31%0.54%$17.03 - $21.92 $ 18.73-7%1878216
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$17.03 - $21.92 $ 18.73-7%0
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$17.2 - $20.44 $ 18.73-1%165000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$17.2 - $20.44 $ 18.73-1%25392
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 23.80
CSV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.80 vs. CSV: 23.80 )
CSV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.31   Max: 1680
Current: 23.8

8.31
1680
P/B 2.04
CSV's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. CSV: 2.04 )
CSV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.74
Current: 2.04

0.25
2.74
P/S 1.77
CSV's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CSV: 1.77 )
CSV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.77

0.16
2.04
EV-to-EBIT 18.03
CSV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. CSV: 18.03 )
CSV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 21.8
Current: 18.03

6.6
21.8
Shiller P/E 35.23
CSV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSV: 35.23 )
CSV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.41   Max: 363
Current: 35.23

17.41
363
Current Ratio 0.82
CSV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CSV: 0.82 )
CSV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.67
Current: 0.82

0.55
2.67
Quick Ratio 0.69
CSV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CSV: 0.69 )
CSV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.16
Current: 0.69

0.35
2.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.53
CSV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CSV: 0.53 )
CSV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.53

0.42
1.69
Dividend Payout 0.17
CSV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CSV: 0.17 )
CSV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.56
Current: 0.17

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 70 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 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 higher than
50% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 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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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.74
CSV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSV: 1.74 )
CSV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.74

0.18
1.85
Price/Median PS Value 2.68
CSV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CSV: 2.68 )
CSV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.2
Current: 2.68

0.24
5.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
CSV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 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) 5.07
CSV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. CSV: 5.07 )
CSV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -66.7   Max: 30.6
Current: 5.07

-66.7
30.6

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. Funeral homes are principally a service business that provide funeral services (traditional burial and cremation) and sell related merchandise, such as caskets and urns. Given the high fixed cost structure associated with funeral home operations, the following are key factors affecting its profitability: demographic trends in terms of population growth and average age, which impact death rates and number of deaths; establishing and maintaining market share positions supported by strong local heritage and relationships; effectively responding to increasing cremation trends by packaging complimentary service and merchandise; controlling salary and merchandise costs; and exercising pricing leverage related to its at-need business to increase average revenues per contract. Cemeteries are mainly a sales business providing interment rights and related merchandise, such as markers and memorials. It mainly serves suburban and rural markets, where it mainly competes with smaller, independent operations. It provides funeral and cemetery services and products on both an 'at-need' (time of death) and 'preneed' (planned prior to death) basis. The operating environment in the death care industry has been highly competitive. The Company's primary competition in most of its markets is from local independent operators. Its operations are subject to regulations, supervision and licensing under numerous foreign, federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations, including regulations concerning trust funds, preneed sales of funeral and cemetery products and services and various other aspects of its business.
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