Austin Guy
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Profit From The 'Death Boom' With Service Corp International (SCI)

Opportunity Overview

Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) is the largest company in the North American funeral & cemetery industry with more than 1,800 locations. More specifically, SCI's funeral service and cemetery operations consist of funeral service locations, cemeteries, funeral service/cemetery combination locations, crematoria, and related businesses.

According to company filings, 2012 revenues of $2.4 billion account for approximately 13% share of industry revenues and SCI boasts a revenue backlog of $7.5 billion, or 3x annual revenues. SCI operates in a highly fragmented market where 86% of funeral homes are still privately owned. Normalized EPS has grown at a CAGR of 12% since 2004 and the company generates robust and consistent free cash flow.

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