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How to buy Carriage Services stock

Learn how to easily invest in Carriage Services stock.

Carriage Services Inc is a personal services business based in the US. Carriage Services shares (CSV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Carriage Services employs 1,139 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $379.7 million.

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Carriage Services stock price (NYSE: CSV)

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Carriage Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-18.
Latest market close$30.99
52-week range$32.79 - $65.78
50-day moving average $38.20
200-day moving average $46.56
Wall St. target price$56.50
PE ratio 10.8567
Dividend yield $0.438 (1.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.14

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Is it a good time to buy Carriage Services stock?

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Carriage Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $30.99 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-16) -9.09%
1 month (2022-08-22) -19.02%
3 months (2022-06-24) -21.35%
6 months (2022-03-24) -43.23%
1 year (2021-09-24) -29.89%
2 years (2020-09-25) 45.42%
3 years (2019-09-25) 42.81%
5 years (2017-09-25) 22.88%

Is Carriage Services stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Carriage Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Carriage Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Carriage Services's P/E ratio

Carriage Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Carriage Services shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Carriage Services's PEG ratio

Carriage Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7427. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Carriage Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Carriage Services's EBITDA

Carriage Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $111.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Carriage Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Carriage Services financials

Revenue TTM $379.7 million
Operating margin TTM 24.04%
Gross profit TTM $142.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.92%
Return on equity TTM 30.19%
Profit margin 14.14%
Book value $8.36
Market capitalisation $501 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Carriage Services share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 14.52% of net profits

Recently Carriage Services has paid out, on average, around 14.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.32% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Carriage Services shareholders could enjoy a 1.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Carriage Services's case, that would currently equate to about $0.438 per share.

While Carriage Services's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Carriage Services is investing more in its future growth.

Carriage Services's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Carriage Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Carriage Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.79 up to $65.7811. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CSV.US volatility(beta: 0.98)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Carriage Services's is 0.982. This would suggest that Carriage Services's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Carriage Services overview

Carriage Services, Inc. provides funeral and cemetery services, and merchandise in the United States. It operates through two segments, Funeral Home Operations and Cemetery Operations. The Funeral Home Operations segment engages in the provision of consultation, funeral home facilities for visitation and memorial services, and transportation services; removal and preparation of remains; and sale of burial and cremation services, and related merchandise, such as caskets and urns. The Cemetery Operations segment provides interment rights for grave sites, lawn crypts, mausoleum spaces, and niche; related cemetery merchandise, including outer burial containers, memorial markers, monuments, and floral placements; and interments, inurnments, and installation of cemetery merchandise services. As of December 31, 2021, it operated 170 funeral homes in 26 states and 31 cemeteries in 11 states. Carriage Services, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Carriage Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 11.265% of Carriage Services shares are held by insiders and 78.82% by institutions.
How many people work for Carriage Services?
Latest data suggests 1,139 work at Carriage Services.
When does the fiscal year end for Carriage Services?
Carriage Services's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Carriage Services based?
Carriage Services's address is: 3040 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX, United States, 77056
What is Carriage Services's ISIN number?
Carriage Services's international securities identification number is: US1439051079
What is Carriage Services's CUSIP number?
Carriage Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 143905107

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