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How to buy Service Corporation International (SCI) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in Service Corporation International stocks.
Service Corporation International is a personal services business based in the US. Service Corporation International stocks (SCI.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $54.62 – a decrease of 0.37% over the previous week. Service Corporation International employs 17,589 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4 billion.
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- Is Service Corporation International stock a buy or sell?
- Service Corporation International performance over time
- Is Service Corporation International suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Service Corporation International shares over-valued?
- Service Corporation International's financials
- How volatile are Service Corporation International shares?
- Does Service Corporation International pay a dividend?
- Have Service Corporation International shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Service Corporation International stock price (NYSE:SCI)Use our graph to track the performance of SCI stocks over time.
Service Corporation International shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$64.40|
|52-week range||$56.39 - $74.34|
|50-day moving average||$67.54|
|200-day moving average||$66.86|
|Wall St. target price||$83.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.04 (1.69%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.15|
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Service Corporation International price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $64.4 from 2023-06-08
|1 week (2023-06-02)||-0.37%|
|1 month (2023-05-10)||-3.49%|
|3 months (2023-03-10)||-0.36%|
|6 months (2022-12-06)||-7.43%|
|1 year (2022-06-07)||-10.12%|
|2 years (2021-06-10)||18.86%|
|3 years (2020-06-10)||59.56%|
|5 years (2018-06-08)||75.67%|
Is Service Corporation International stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 P/E ratio
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 21x. In other words, Service Corporation International shares trade at around 21x 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 PEG ratio
Service Corporation International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6533. 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
Service Corporation International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Service Corporation International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Service Corporation International financials
|Revenue TTM||$4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.37%|
|Return on equity TTM||28.36%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Service Corporation International's environmental, social and governance track record
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.
Service Corporation International's total ESG risk score
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.).
Service Corporation International's environmental score
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.
Service Corporation International's social score
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.
Service Corporation International's governance score
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.
Service Corporation International's controversy score
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.
Service Corporation International share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 31.45% of net profits
Recently Service Corporation International has paid out, on average, around 31.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.69% 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 1.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Service Corporation International's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 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 30 June 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 June 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Service Corporation International's shares ever split?
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.
Service Corporation International share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Service Corporation International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.3894 up to $74.3438. 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 0.7871. This would suggest that Service Corporation International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Service Corporation International overview
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 related 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.
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