Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the five years to 2013, the trend toward low-cost cremation services instead of burial services has adversely affected revenue and profit, increasing merger and acquisition activity. As disposable incomes return, people will be more likely to spend on more expensive grave sites and services, but cremations will still remain popular... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Cemetery Services industry has a low degree of market share concentration. In 2013, the top four companies in the industry generated 39.2% of the industry's revenue. The majority of the industry's 7,272 companies are small and operate just one cemetery or crematory. These companies are intensely local, with most cemeteries serving customers that live within a 10- to 15-mile radius of the property's location.
Nevertheless, the Cemetery Services industry is becoming increasingly consolidated. In 2008, the industry's four-largest companies generated only 34.2% of the industry's revenue... purchase to read more