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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.22
CSV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CSV: 0.22 )
CSV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.22

0.12
0.57
Interest Coverage 3.85
CSV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. CSV: 3.85 )
CSV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.85
Current: 3.85

0.94
3.85
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.87
M-Score: -2.49
WACC vs ROIC
7.72%
6.15%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 17.56
CSV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. CSV: 17.56 )
CSV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.41   Max: 22.86
Current: 17.56

11.41
22.86
Net-margin (%) 7.00
CSV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CSV: 7.00 )
CSV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.18   Max: 13.15
Current: 7

-81.18
13.15
ROE (%) 9.37
CSV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. CSV: 9.37 )
CSV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -56.01   Max: 22.57
Current: 9.37

-56.01
22.57
ROA (%) 1.98
CSV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. CSV: 1.98 )
CSV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.14   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.98

-21.14
2.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.71
CSV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. CSV: 15.71 )
CSV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.36   Max: 32.08
Current: 15.71

12.36
32.08
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.70
CSV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CSV: 6.70 )
CSV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 11.6
Current: 6.7

-6.7
11.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
CSV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CSV: 4.60 )
CSV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 23.9
Current: 4.6

-12.5
23.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 30.90
CSV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. CSV: 30.90 )
CSV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 60.2
Current: 30.9

-13.6
60.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CSV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Keeley 1,878,216 sh (+1038.31%)
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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Q4 2014

CSV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Keeley 1,833,296 sh (+2.38%)
Jim Simons 627,585 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 1,833,296 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 627,585 sh (-11.18%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.10
CSV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 52.90 vs. CSV: 28.10 )
CSV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.01   Max: 1680
Current: 28.1

9.01
1680
Forward P/E 13.14
CSV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSV: 13.14 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.50
CSV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 108.50 vs. CSV: 28.50 )
CSV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.94   Max: 399.23
Current: 28.5

8.94
399.23
P/B 2.43
CSV's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. CSV: 2.43 )
CSV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.74
Current: 2.43

0.25
2.74
P/S 1.91
CSV's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CSV: 1.91 )
CSV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.05
Current: 1.91

0.16
2.05
POCF 11.83
CSV's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.58 vs. CSV: 11.83 )
CSV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 64.88
Current: 11.83

1.79
64.88
EV-to-EBIT 20.15
CSV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.58 vs. CSV: 20.15 )
CSV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 21.8
Current: 20.15

6.6
21.8
PEG 31.67
CSV's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSV: 31.67 )
CSV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 675
Current: 31.67

1.12
675
Shiller P/E 37.62
CSV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSV: 37.62 )
CSV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.41   Max: 263.5
Current: 37.62

17.41
263.5
Current Ratio 1.11
CSV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CSV: 1.11 )
CSV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.11

0.59
2.39
Quick Ratio 0.95
CSV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CSV: 0.95 )
CSV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.93
Current: 0.95

0.38
1.93
Days Inventory 12.49
CSV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.51 vs. CSV: 12.49 )
CSV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.38   Max: 41.53
Current: 12.49

12.38
41.53
Days Sales Outstanding 31.07
CSV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 60.01 vs. CSV: 31.07 )
CSV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 30.2   Max: 67.19
Current: 31.07

30.2
67.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.42
CSV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. CSV: 0.42 )
CSV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.42

0.41
1.69
Dividend Payout 0.12
CSV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSV: 0.12 )
CSV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.2
Current: 0.12

0.1
0.2
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
CSV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CSV: 10.10 )
CSV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.1
Current: 10.1

0
10.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
CSV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. CSV: 0.40 )
CSV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.4

0.41
1.69
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
CSV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. CSV: 0.30 )
CSV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.8   Max: -50.2
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.42
CSV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CSV: 2.42 )
CSV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.14
Current: 2.42

0.24
2.14
Price/Median PS Value 2.98
CSV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CSV: 2.98 )
CSV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.04
Current: 2.98

0.24
5.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
CSV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. CSV: 5.00 )
CSV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 15.2
Current: 5

4.6
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.71
CSV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
57% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. CSV: 0.71 )
CSV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: 23.5
Current: 0.71

-2.8
23.5

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
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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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