Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cemetery Services industry dug itself out of the recessionary woes that once plagued its companies during the recession. With increasing disposable income and a growing proportion of US citizens reaching 65 years and older, families have become far more likely to purchase high-value industry merchandise and burial services, increasing industry revenue. These factors are expected to continue in the next five years. However, the number of cremations is forecast to rise, threatening industry growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Cemetery Services industry has a low level of capital intensity. In 2015, for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators will invest about $0.11 in capital expenditures. Capital intensity has remained relatively stable for industry operators in the five years to 2015, increasing from an estimated $0.10 per every $1.00 spent on wages in 2010.
Cemetery operators have high fixed costs. The typical operator invests significantly in the maintenance of cemetery grounds and structures, such as columbaria and crematoriums, which may often exceed prices of $100,000 to construct from the ground up. Relatives of the deceased are normally responsible for maintaining headstones. Furthermore, cemetery owners typically invest in central buildings and vehicles... purchase to read more