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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Death Care Services

Overview: the U.S. Death Care Services Industry

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 Death Care Services: 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.

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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.

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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 Death Care Services 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.)

Body Preparation Services

Local Transportation Of Human Remains

Long Distance Transportation Of Human Remains

Other Pre-Burial Services For Human Remains

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 - Caskets

Resale Of - Urns And Other Containers For Cremated Human Remains

Resale Of - Cemetery Goods

Resale Of - Floral Arrangements

Resale Of - Other Funeral Goods

Packaged Funeral Services For The Preparation And Disposition Of Human Remains

Pet Care Services

Pet Funeral Services

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Other Merchandise

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 Death Care Services 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 Death Care Services 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 Death Care Services 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

Death Care Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Pinelawn Cemetery trademarks "PL" - Cemetery services - 02/16/2018
  • Messinger Mortuary & Chapel trademarks "URN STOTE USA" - On-line retail store services featuring urns, cremation jewelry, and memory chests - 02/02/2018
  • Buffalo City Cemetery trademarks "SUNDAY IN THE CEMETERY" - Providing historical guided tours of a cemetery; educational and entertainment services - 01/26/2018
  • PF Management Services raises $3 million in funding. - 10/23/2015
  • Miami Memorial raises $4 million in funding. - 09/16/2014
  • Everest Funeral Package raises $9 million in funding. - 10/14/2011

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Foundation Partners Group7
    Service Corp International
    Empresas Stewart& Cias

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Children's Services worker who says she is wrecked by baby's death can't get worker's comp - A sharply divided state court panel refused Thursday to grant worker's compensation to a Children & Youth Services worker who ... when the baby in her care was killed in February 2014. The night before the death, Griffin visited the infant's Nanticoke ... (01/04/2018)
    • Have the Reports of the Affordable Care Act’s Death Been Greatly Exaggerated? - reduced volume for non-emergency medical services, and an increase in hospital spending on uncompensated care, among other far-reaching ramifications. Considering the importance of the individual mandate penalty to the ACA and its healthcare exchanges ... (01/03/2018)
    • Pine Ridge hospital fumbled man's care before death, documents say - defended the hospital’s actions and said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services omitted significant details from the review of the case. “The patient’s condition was improved on arrival to the tertiary care center due to the actions and ... (11/07/2017)
    • Hospice and palliative care services in Hong Kong: how to access them, and why we need to talk more openly about death - The generous souls engaged in the service of hospice and palliative care in have a mission: to add life to days when they cannot add days to life. For Connie Chu, chief operating officer of the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care (SPHC) in Hong Kong ... (08/22/2017)
    • Child care services probed after Poppy Widdison death - Child protection services in England will be investigated following the death of a four-year-old girl who was force-fed drugs. Poppy Widdison died in hospital in June 2013 after collapsing at her home in Grimsby. Her mother, Michala Pyke, 38, and her ex ... (01/20/2017)
    • Singapore is a first-world country with third-world death care services: Funeral director - SINGAPORE: CEO of Ang Chin Moh Funeral Services and founder of Ang Chin Moh foundation, Mr Ang Ziqian, has been involved in his family’s business since he was 13, from helping out in the office to working his way up to CEO. A few years ago, along with ... (11/13/2015)
    • China's booming business of burials - China's aging population and elaborate burial rituals are fueling rapid growth in demand for death care services. The country of 1.4 billion people has the most deaths in the world each year: 9.7 million in 2012. That figure is expected to hit 10.4 million ... (01/01/2014)
    • Foster mother beats toddler to death after she was taken from her biological parents because social services discovered them smoking pot - A foster mother in Austin, Texas has been charged with beating a toddler to death after she was placed in her care because social services found her biological parents smoking pot. Emergency services responded to a 911 call from Sherill Small, 54 ... (08/05/2013)
    • As Health Care in Jails Goes Private, 10 Days Can Be a Death Sentence - The letter was signed by Dr. Dufresne, whom the commission would later blame for Brian Tetrault's death. The New York Times's yearlong examination of Prison Health Services, the biggest commercial provider of medical care to inmates, found instances of ... (02/27/2005)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $26,910,250 on Death Care Services. It has awarded 741 contracts to 130 companies, with an average value of $207,002 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount