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Service Corporation International is a personal services business based in the US. Service Corporation International shares (SCI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Service Corporation International employs 25,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.4 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Service Corporation International's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$49.89, which is 5.03% down on its pre-crash value of USD$52.53 and 44.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$34.45.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Service Corporation International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$738.75 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,031.23.
|Latest market close||USD$49.89|
|52-week range||USD$33.6127 - USD$52.99|
|50-day moving average||USD$47.0926|
|200-day moving average||USD$42.9615|
|Wall St. target price||USD$54.25|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.84 (1.7%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.535|
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|1 month (2020-10-30)||7.73%|
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Valuing Service Corporation International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Service Corporation International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Service Corporation International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Service Corporation International shares trade at around 20x 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.
Service Corporation International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5505. 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 Service Corporation International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Service Corporation International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$997.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Service Corporation International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$3.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.83%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$760.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||26.27%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$8.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 5.0 million Service Corporation International shares held short by investors – that's known as Service Corporation International's "short interest". This figure is 20% down from 6.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Service Corporation International shares can be evaluated.
Service Corporation International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Service Corporation International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Service Corporation International shares traded daily (recently around 879373.94366197). Service Corporation International's SIR currently stands at 5.68. In other words for every 100,000 Service Corporation International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5680 shares are currently held short.
However Service Corporation International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Service Corporation International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Service Corporation International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Service Corporation International's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Service Corporation International shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0298% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Service Corporation International shares, roughly 30 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Service Corporation International.
Find out more about how you can short Service Corporation International stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Service Corporation International.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 16.89
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Service Corporation International's overall score of 16.89 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Service Corporation International is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 2.67/100
Service Corporation International's environmental score of 2.67 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Service Corporation International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 12.87/100
Service Corporation International's social score of 12.87 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Service Corporation International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 8.35/100
Service Corporation International's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Service Corporation International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Service Corporation International scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Service Corporation International has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||16.89|
|Total ESG percentile||13.28|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 33.33% of net profits
Recently Service Corporation International has paid out, on average, around 33.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Service Corporation International shareholders could enjoy a 1.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Service Corporation International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.
While Service Corporation International's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Service Corporation International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Service Corporation International's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Service Corporation International's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 September 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Service Corporation International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Service Corporation International shares which in turn could have impacted Service Corporation International's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Service Corporation International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.6127 up to $52.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Service Corporation International's is 0.739. This would suggest that Service Corporation International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Service Corporation International provides deathcare products and services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through Funeral and Cemetery segments. Its funeral service and cemetery operations comprise funeral service locations, cemeteries, funeral service/cemetery combination locations, crematoria, and other businesses. The company also provides professional services relating to funerals and cremations, including the use of funeral facilities and motor vehicles; arranging and directing services; and removal, preparation, embalming, cremation, memorialization, and travel protection, as well as catering services. In addition, it offers funeral merchandise, including burial caskets and related accessories, urns and other cremation receptacles, outer burial containers, flowers, online and video tributes, stationery products, casket and cremation memorialization products, and other ancillary merchandise. Further, the company's cemeteries provide cemetery property interment rights, such as developed lots, lawn crypts, mausoleum spaces, niches, and other cremation memorialization and interment options; and sells cemetery merchandise and services, including memorial markers and bases, outer burial containers, flowers and floral placements, graveside services, merchandise installations, and interments, as well as offers preneed cemetery merchandise and services. Service Corporation International offers its products and services under the Dignity Memorial, Dignity Planning, National Cremation Society, Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Funeraria del Angel, Making Everlasting Memories, Neptune Society, and Trident Society brands. As of December 31, 2019, it owned and operated 1,471 funeral service locations; and 482 cemeteries, including 290 funeral service/cemetery combination locations covering 44 states, 8 Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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