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Cemeteries & Crematories Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Cemeteries & Crematories

Overview: the U.S. Cemeteries & Crematories Industry

As more people are trying to cut burial costs and be more environmentally sensitive, cemeteries and crematories are changing their marketing and sustainability practices and expanding to service larger markets.

Private cemetaries and crematories typically provide higher quality of service at higher price to markets that can sustain it. Governments providing cemetary services enter the market to fulfill the need for lower cost services, or services in markets not served by private companies. As the general population experiences a lower mortality rate, reducing demand, as well as financial constraints, less expensive cremation options are replacing more costly funeral and burial costs. Private companies aggressively market pre-sales plans to lower income persons, thus enabling them to pay for burial costs over time before death. Despite criticism and its negative image, pre-sales are increasing and more companies are adding that option to remain competitive.

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Cemeteries & Crematories: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Cemeteries & Crematories industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Cremation Services For Human Remains

Pre-Burial Services For Human Remains

Funeral Planning And Coordination Services (Include Performing Memorial Service.)

Interment Of Human Remains

Graves, Plots, And Other Spaces For Human Remains

Graves, Plots, And Other Spaces For Human Remains - Sales

Cemetery Maintenance Services

Resale Of Funeral Goods

Resale Of - Cemetery Goods

Pet Care Services

Pet Funeral Services

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Cemeteries & Crematories company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Cemeteries & Crematories industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Cemeteries & Crematories measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 8%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Other Management Occupations 6%
Funeral Service Managers 6%
Funeral Service Managers 6%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 15%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 12%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 12%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 12%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 48%
Funeral Service Workers 47%
Funeral Attendants 26%
Funeral Attendants 26%
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors 18%
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors 18%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 7%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 6%
Office Clerks, General 6%
Office Clerks, General 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Cemeteries & Crematories Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Hollywood Cemetery
Pinelawn Cemetery

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Wednesday Noon Obituary Update - Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church; graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory ... (01/10/2018)
  • James Joseph Schaefer - McDermott celebrating, followed by a military graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery. There will be a lunch at the Parish Hall following the burial, and Jim would want all his family and friends to attend and share their favorite memories. Cremation has ... (01/10/2018)
  • Obituary Notices – January 10 - New Tacoma Cemeteries and Funeral Home: Haeng Cha Yim; Mayya Starodubtseva; Samuel Masaichi Uyeda. Edwards Memorial Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories: Christopher Lee Cloran; Walter Earl Millard; Athena S Karambelas; Dennis Richard Pack ... (01/10/2018)
  • Obituaries for Wednesday, Jan. 10 - Cooper Cremation Society Inc. MORENO HERNANDEZ — Leopoldo Moreno ... Graveside: 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Selma Cemetery District. Service: Noon Jan. 12 at the funeral home. MURILLO — Alice V. Murillo, 82, of Fresno died Dec. 31. She was a homemaker. (01/09/2018)
  • 98-Year-Old Accidentally Pays Twice For Own Cremation So Neighbor Steps In To Get His Money Back - That’s exactly what 98-year-old Herbert Wagner was trying to do when he bought himself a cremation plan at a local cemetery and funeral home. But Herbert had forgotten that he’d already purchased himself a cremation plan ten years ago — from the ... (01/09/2018)
  • Rancho Mirage cremation dispute launches state investigation - After learning about state laws regulating cremation service providers, Knobloch says she filed a complaint against Trident with the California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, and a representative for the agency told us they are conducting an investigation. (01/08/2018)
  • Cemetery staff help Aucklanders answer taboo questions about death - While the average cremation-to-burial rate was around 70 per cent to 30 per cent nationally, Auckland had a 50-50 split. The council's three largest cemeteries, which Moore calls "regional cemeteries", are Waikumete, Manukau Memorial Gardens and North ... (01/07/2018)
  • Website helps cemetery owners with record-keeping and other services - Timpe said such tools have won the company three KIP (Keep It Personal) Awards from the International Cemetery and Cremation Funeral Association, most recently in April, which has helped expose them to clients throughout the industry. WebCemeteries has ... (01/02/2018)
  • Chicago Archdiocese opens first cremation garden in a cemetery - Amid the sound of cascading water, Claire Thom and her sister Lori Van Buren ambled through a maze of orange day lilies, bronze markers, maple trees and granite benches Monday in search of their parents' final resting place. Their father, Edmund Sylwestrak ... (07/11/2017)
  • Cemeteries deal with growing popularity of cremation - Cremation is becoming a popular alternative to traditional burials, but don't look for that practice to kill off area cemeteries any time soon. A survey of some cemeteries in Lake, Geauga and Cuyahoga counties shows that the rate of full burials, involving ... (02/04/2013)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $21,277,907 on Cemeteries & Crematories. It has awarded 193 contracts to 30 companies, with an average value of $709,264 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Cemetery management services, Animal cemeteries, Memorial gardens (i.e., burial places), Cemeteries, Mausoleums, Pet cemeteries, Columbariums, Crematories (except combined with funeral homes), Cemetery associations (i.e., operators), etc.

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