Naomi Lazarus
Long/short equity, deep value, growth at reasonable price, long-term horizon

Death Is Good... For Service Corporation International

The only thing certain in life is death, and Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has made death the core of its business by creating a profitable operation with a promising future in the death care services industry. Two notable management decisions and one long term catalyst are making this company look particularly attractive right now. Share buybacks and acquisitions are positioning the company for better long term performance while the trends in increasing death rates should provide a boost in revenues over the long haul.

Service Corporation International provides death care products and services in the United States and Germany and operates with a focus on two specific categories: Funeral and Cemetery. With 1,449 funeral service locations and 374...

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