Service Corporation Internation (NYSE:SCI)

Service Corporation International provides deathcare products and services in North America and Germany. The company operates through two segments: Funeral and Cemetery. Its funeral service and cemetery operations comprise funeral service locations, cemeteries, funeral service/cemetery combination locations, crematoria, and related businesses. The company also provides various professional services relating to funerals and cremations, including the use of funeral facilities and motor vehicles, and preparation and embalming services. In addition, it offers funeral related merchandise, such as caskets, casket memorialization products, burial vaults, cremation receptacles, cremation memorial products, flowers, and other ancillary products and services at funeral service locations. Further, the company’s cemeteries provide cemetery property interment rights, including developed lots, lawn crypts, and mausoleum spaces; and sell cemetery related merchandise and services consisting of stone and bronze memorials, markers, merchandise installations, and burial openings and closings, as well as offer preneed funeral and cemetery products and services. As of December 31, 2012, it operated 1,437 funeral service locations and 374 cemeteries in 43 states, 8 Canadian provinces, and the District of Columbia; and 12 funeral service locations in Germany. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Last updated March 13, 2013