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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
STON's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. STON: 0.04 )
STON' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 1.00
STON's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. STON: 1.00 )
STON' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1
Current: 1

0.13
1
Interest Coverage 0.30
STON's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. STON: 0.30 )
STON' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.01
Current: 0.3

0.07
2.01
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.37
M-Score: -2.57
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 : 3/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) 2.59
STON's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. STON: 2.59 )
STON' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 12.91
Current: 2.59

1.66
12.91
Net-margin (%) -7.72
STON's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. STON: -7.72 )
STON' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -39.16   Max: 4.67
Current: -7.72

-39.16
4.67
ROE (%) -1.29
STON's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. STON: -1.29 )
STON' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.54   Max: 4.29
Current: -1.29

-16.54
4.29
ROA (%) -1.29
STON's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. STON: -1.29 )
STON' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.54   Max: 0.85
Current: -1.29

-6.54
0.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.44
STON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. STON: 1.44 )
STON' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 5.97
Current: 1.44

0.85
5.97
Revenue Growth (%) -5.50
STON's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. STON: -5.50 )
STON' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.1
Current: -5.5

0
14.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -36.30
STON's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. STON: -36.30 )
STON' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.5
Current: -36.3

0
18.5
EPS Growth (%) 107.20
STON's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. STON: 107.20 )
STON' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 107.2
Current: 107.2

0
107.2
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Ratios

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P/B 0.35
STON's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. STON: 0.35 )
STON' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.68
Current: 0.35

0.14
1.68
P/S 2.08
STON's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. STON: 2.08 )
STON' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.93
Current: 2.08

0.58
3.93
PFCF 23.05
STON's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.41 vs. STON: 23.05 )
STON' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.44   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 23.05

7.44
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 135.50
STON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. STON: 135.50 )
STON' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 16.2   Max: 219.3
Current: 135.5

16.2
219.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 9.80
STON's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. STON: 9.80 )
STON' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 23.06
Current: 9.8

2.27
23.06
Dividend growth (3y) 2.30
STON's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
52% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. STON: 2.30 )
STON' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.9
Current: 2.3

0
4.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.82
STON's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. STON: 10.82 )
STON' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.51   Max: 25.46
Current: 10.82

2.51
25.46
Share Buyback Rate -14.00
STON's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.40 vs. STON: -14.00 )
STON' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -17.3
Current: -14

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.37
STON's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. STON: 0.37 )
STON' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.19
Current: 0.37

0.16
1.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.25
STON's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
56% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. STON: 3.25 )
STON' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.4
Current: 3.25

0.67
3.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
STON's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. STON: 1.10 )
STON' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.28
Current: 1.1

0.4
1.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.70
STON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
76% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. STON: 0.70 )
STON' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 6.2
Current: 0.7

0.5
6.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -17.49
STON's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
56% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. STON: -17.49 )
STON' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.3   Max: 40.8
Current: -17.49

-17.3
40.8

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
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Stonemor Partners LP is a Delaware corporation incorporated in April 2004. It owns and operates cemeteries in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, it operated 276 cemeteries in 27 states and Puerto Rico. It owns 258 of these cemeteries, and it manages or operates the remaining 18 under management or operating agreements with the nonprofit cemetery corporations that own the cemeteries. As of December 31, 2012, it also owned and operated 86 funeral homes in 18 states and Puerto Rico. Forty-one of these funeral homes are located on the grounds of the cemeteries that it owns. It has five distinct reportable segments which are classified as Cemetery Operations—Southeast, Cemetery Operations—Northeast, Cemetery Operations—West, Funeral Homes, and Corporate. Its Cemetery Operations segments sell interment rights, caskets, burial vaults, cremation niches, markers and other cemetery related merchandise. The nature of its customers differs in each of its regionally based Cemetery Operations segments. Its Funeral Homes segment offers a range of funeral-related services such as family consultation, the removal of and preparation of remains and the use of funeral home facilities for visitation and prayer services. These services are distinctly different than the cemetery merchandise and services sold and provided by the Cemetery Operations segments. Its corporate segment includes various home office selling and administrative expenses that are not allocable to the other operating segments. The Company faces competition from other cemeteries and funeral homes located in the area. Most of these cemeteries and funeral homes are independently owned and operated. The Company's operations are subject to regulation, supervision and licensing under federal, state and local laws which impacts the goods and services that it might sell and the manner in which it might furnish goods and services.

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