Death Care Law Blog
June 29 2011
A few months ago a stock analyst issued a critique warning against investment in the industry’s public companies. A few weeks later the critique got a second wind when chat pages and social media forums picked up on the critique’s conclusion and circulated the article as proof that certain trends will ‘haunt’ all funeral homes and cemeteries for years to come. Several weeks later the critique’s attempt to assess or explain the industry’s key issues continues to haunt me. If a professional who makes his living from investment assessments has difficulty grasping and explaining the intricacies of the death care industry, consider the difficulties our regulators and legislators may have understanding the business.
The critique identified “the” three issues impacting the industry’s revenues and profitability: cremation preneed and longer life expectancies. This post will focus on cremation.
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