News Release

SCI Corporate Communications
Phone: 1-844-220-4408
Email: Press.Room@sci-us.com
Printer Friendly Version  View printer-friendly version
<< Back
Service Corporation International Announces Third Quarter Results, Updates 2010 Outlook and Provides Initial 2011 Outlook
- Conference call on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time.

HOUSTON, Oct 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), the largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America, today reported results for the third quarter 2010. Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements can be found at the end of this press release. The table below summarizes our key financial results:



(In millions, except for per share amounts)


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2010


2009


2010


2009

Revenues


$ 533.2


$ 497.2


$ 1,619.3


$ 1,521.8

Operating income


$ 68.5


$ 78.0


$ 250.0


$ 232.6

Net income attributable to common stockholders


$ 18.8


$ 31.2


$ 90.0


$ 88.8

Diluted earnings per share


$ .08


$ .12


$ .36


$ .35

Earnings from continuing operations excluding special items(1)


$ 31.9


$ 32.4


$ 104.0


$ 93.3

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding special items(1)


$ .13


$ .13


$ .41


$ .37

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding


247.5


253.0


252.5


251.3

Net cash provided by operating activities


$ 80.1


$ 94.2


$ 266.1


$ 305.3

Net cash provided by operating activities excluding special items(1)


$ 82.5


$ 94.2


$ 270.0


$ 305.3


  1. Earnings from continuing operations excluding special items, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding special items, and net cash provided from operating activities are non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation to net income, diluted earnings per share, and net cash provided from operating activities computed in accordance with GAAP can be found later in this press release under the headings "Cash Flow and Capital Spending" and "Non-GAAP Financial Measures".

Highlights:

  • Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, excluding special items were $0.13 for both the third quarter 2010 and the prior year third quarter. Although the results were consistent, the prior year earnings included a $.02 benefit from a reduction in certain self-insurance reserves. This was replaced in the current period by increased cemetery merchandise deliveries and the completion of more cemetery construction projects, lower effective tax rates realized through favorable tax planning, as well as earnings accretion related to the Keystone and Palm acquisitions.
  • Funeral gross profit increased $0.3 million, or 0.4%, and the funeral gross margin percentage declined to 19.2% from 20.9%. The prior year benefited from reductions in certain self-insurance reserves; however, increased funeral case volume and profits from the Keystone and Palm Mortuaries acquisitions delivered an overall increase in funeral gross profit.
  • Cemetery gross profit increased $1.1 million, or 3.4%, while cemetery gross margin percentage was consistent with the prior year at 19.3%. The current quarter included strong revenues from new construction property, the comparative benefit of which was partially offset by the release of certain self-insurance reserves in the prior year quarter.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities excluding special items for the quarter decreased $11.7 million to $82.5 million primarily as a result of higher cash taxes and higher cash interest payments.

Tom Ryan, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented on the third quarter of 2010:

"SCI delivered a solid quarter with results in line with our expectations, led primarily by the positive contribution from recent acquisitions and favorable cemetery segment performance.For the nine month period, we have exceeded our internal expectations and expect to finish the year strong. With our new operating structure maturing, we expect to deliver solid growth in 2011. We will continue to pursue opportunities to increase shareholder value while continuing our emphasis on prudent risk and capital management, and believe we are well positioned for the future."

REVIEW OF RESULTS FOR THIRD QUARTER 2010


Consolidated Segment Results

(In millions, except funeral services performed and average revenue per funeral service)


Three Months Ended

September 30,



2010


2009

Funeral





Funeral atneed revenue


$ 226.2


$ 211.7

Funeral recognized preneed revenue


110.8


99.6

Other funeral revenue(1)


22.0


17.6

Total funeral revenues


$ 359.0


$ 328.9







Gross profit


$ 69.0


$ 68.7

Gross margin percentage


19.2%


20.9%






Funeral services performed


64,680


60,494

Average revenue per funeral service


$ 5,210


$ 5,146











Cemetery





Cemetery atneed revenue


$ 58.1


$ 58.9

Cemetery recognized preneed revenue


95.5


89.0

Other cemetery revenue (2)


20.6


20.4

Total cemetery revenues


$ 174.2


$ 168.3






Gross profit


$ 33.6


$ 32.5

Gross margin percentage


19.3%


19.3%


  1. Other funeral revenue consists primarily of General Agency (GA) revenues, which are commissions we receive from third-party insurance companies for life insurance policies or annuities sold to preneed customers for the purpose of funding preneed funeral arrangements.
  2. Other cemetery revenue is primarily related to cemetery merchandise and service trust fund income, endowment care trust fund income, and interest and finance charges earned from customer receivables on preneed installment contracts.

Comparable Funeral Results

The table below details comparable funeral results of operations ("same store") for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009. We consider comparable operations to be those owned for the entire period beginning January 1, 2009 and ending September 30, 2010.


(Dollars in millions, except average revenue per funeral service and average revenue per contract sold)


Three Months Ended

September 30,




2010


2009


Comparable funeral revenue:






Atneed revenue


$ 203.3


$ 208.8


Recognized preneed revenue


104.4


98.5


Other funeral revenue(1)


21.1


17.5


Total comparable funeral revenues


$ 328.8


$ 324.8








Comparable gross profit


$ 63.0


$ 68.8


Comparable gross margin percentage


19.2%


21.2%








Comparable funeral services performed:






Preneed


21,191


20,681


Atneed


37,485


38,951


Total


58,676


59,632








Comparable average revenue per funeral service


$ 5,244


$ 5,153



Comparable preneed funeral production:





Sales


$ 126.0


$ 122.2

Total preneed funeral contracts sold


23,374


23,860

Average revenue per contract sold


$ 5,391


$ 5,122


  1. Other funeral revenue consists primarily of General Agency (GA) revenues, which are commissions we receive from third-party insurance companies for life insurance policies or annuities sold to preneed customers for the purpose of funding preneed funeral arrangements.
  • Comparable funeral revenues increased $4.0 million, as higher General Agency revenues and higher average revenues per funeral service more than offset a decline in funeral services performed.
  • Comparable funeral gross profit was $5.8 million below the prior year quarter and gross margin percentage decreased from 21.2% to 19.2%, primarily attributable to lower costs in the prior year that resulted from a $4.5 million reduction in certain self-insurance reserves. The remaining decrease in profits is due to higher preneed selling costs and higher field overhead costs associated with our new operating structure in the current period.
  • Comparable funeral services performed decreased 1.6%, which we believe is consistent with trends experienced by other funeral service providers and industry vendors.
  • The comparable average revenue per funeral service grew 1.8% over the prior year quarter. Excluding a favorable Canadian currency impact and higher funeral trust fund income, the average revenue per funeral service grew approximately 0.9%.
  • Preneed funeral sales production increased $3.8 million, or 3.1%. Total funeral contracts sold decreased 2.0% while the average revenue per contract sold increased 5.3%. Preneed funeral sales are deferred and recognized as revenues in the future when the funeral service is performed.
  • The cremation rate increased to 41.6% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to 41.0% for the same period of 2009.

Comparable Cemetery Results

The table below details comparable cemetery results of operations ("same store") for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009. We consider comparable operations to be those owned for the entire period beginning January 1, 2009 and ending September 30, 2010.



(Dollars in millions)


Three Months Ended

September 30,



2010


2009

Comparable cemetery revenue:





Atneed revenue


$ 57.0


$ 58.0

Recognized preneed revenue


93.7


87.5

Other cemetery revenue(1)


20.4


19.7

Total comparable cemetery revenues


$ 171.1


$ 165.2






Comparable gross profit


$ 33.4


$ 32.2

Comparable gross margin percentage


19.5%


19.5%






Comparable preneed and atneed cemetery sales production:





Property


$ 80.0


$ 86.8

Merchandise and services


84.8


86.5

Discounts


(14.4)


(16.5)

Preneed and atneed cemetery sales production


$ 150.4


$ 156.8

Recognition rate (2)


100%


93%


  1. Other cemetery revenue is primarily related to cemetery merchandise and service trust fund income, endowment care trust fund income and interest and finance charges earned from customer receivables on preneed installment contracts.
  2. Represents the ratio of current period revenue recognition stated as a percentage of current period sales production.
  • Total comparable cemetery revenues increased $5.9 million, or 3.6%, primarily as a result of increased new construction property and higher merchandise deliveries in the current period, offset by lower sales of developed property.
  • Cemetery gross profit increased $1.2 million, or 3.7%, and gross margin percentage remained constant at 19.5% compared to the prior period. The increase in comparable cemetery revenues was offset by higher expenses in the current quarter compared to the prior year quarter, which included the benefit from a $2.7 million reduction in certain self-insurance reserves recognized in the third quarter of 2009.
  • Preneed and atneed cemetery sales production decreased $6.4 million, or 4.1%.Half of the decrease was related to lower Canadian sales production where changes in the tax code effective July 1, 2010 caused an acceleration of sales in the first half of the year.

Other Financial Results

  • General and administrative expenses were $26.9 million in the third quarter of 2010, an increase of $5.9 million compared to the third quarter of 2009. The current quarter included acquisition and transition expenses of $2.2 million, and an increase in legal costs and employee benefit expenses compared to the prior year quarter.

Cash Flow and Capital Spending

Set forth below is a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities excluding special items to our reported net cash provided by operating activities prepared in accordance with GAAP. We do not intend for this information to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.



(In millions)


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2010


2009


2010


2009

Net cash provided by operating activities, as reported


$ 80.1


$ 94.2


$ 266.1


$ 305.3

Acquisition cost


0.5


--


0.5


--

Transition costs


1.9


--


3.4


--

Net cash provided by operating activities excluding special items


$ 82.5


$ 94.2


$ 270.0


$ 305.3


  • Net cash provided by operating activities excluding special items for the quarter was $82.5 million, a decrease of $11.7 million compared to the prior year quarter. The decrease was primarily a result of $8.9 million higher cash taxes, $2.1 million higher cash interest, and net timing differences on payroll expenditures in the current quarter.

Consistent with our financial objectives, we were successful in prudently managing our capital expenditures during the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010. The increase in capital spending in 2010 primarily reflects new system integration costs and the additional properties owned as a result of the Keystone acquisition. A summary of our capital expenditures is set forth below:



(In millions)


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2010


2009


2010


2009

Capital improvements at existing locations


$ 15.1


$ 10.0


$ 40.0


$ 27.1

Development of cemetery property


9.8


7.7


24.5


23.8

Construction of new funeral home facilities and other growth


0.9


2.3


2.9


11.6

Total capital expenditures


$ 25.8


$ 20.0


$ 67.4


$ 62.5


TRUST FUND RETURNS

Total trust fund returns include realized and unrealized gains and losses and dividends. A summary of our consolidated trust fund performance for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 is set forth below:




Three

Months


Nine

Months

Preneed Funeral


8.3%


5.4%

Preneed Cemetery


9.2%


6.0%

Cemetery Perpetual Care


6.1%


10.2%

Combined Trust Funds


8.0%


7.3%


OUTLOOK FOR REMAINDER OF 2010 AND 2011

Our outlook for potential earnings and cash flow in the fourth quarter and full year of 2010 as well as our initial outlook for fiscal 2011 is as follows:



(In millions except per share amounts)

4th Qtr 2010 Guidance


Updated 2010

Guidance


2011

Guidance

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding special items (1)

$.12 to $.14


$.53 to $.55


$.53 to $.61

Net cash provided by operating activities excluding special items (1)

$60 to $75


$330 to $345


$320 to $370

Capital improvements at existing facilities and cemetery development expenditures

Approx. $20


Approx. $85


$85 to $95


  1. Diluted earnings per share excluding special items and Net cash provided by operating activities excluding special items are non-GAAP financial measures. We normally reconcile these non-GAAP financial measures to diluted earnings per share and net cash provided by operating activities; however, diluted earnings per share and net cash provided by operating activities calculated in accordance with GAAP are not currently accessible on a forward-looking basis. Our guidance for 2010 and 2011 excludes the following because this information is not currently available for the remainder of 2010 and for 2011: Gains or losses associated with asset divestitures, gains or losses associated with the early extinguishment of debt, potential tax reserve adjustments and/or cash taxes, acquisition and transition costs, and potential costs associated with settlements of litigation or the recognition of receivables for insurance recoveries associated with litigation. The foregoing items, especially gains or losses associated with asset divestitures, could materially impact our forward-looking diluted EPS and net cash provided by operating activities calculated in accordance with GAAP, consistent with the historical disclosures found in this press release under the headings "Cash Flow and Capital Spending" and "Non-GAAP financial measures".

This outlook reflects management's current views and estimates regarding future economic and financial market conditions, company performance and financial results, business prospects, the competitive environment and other events. This outlook is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of SCI, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results highlighted above. A further list and description of these risks and uncertainties and other matters can be found later in this press release under "Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements".

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Earnings from continuing operations excluding special items, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding special items, and net cash provided by operating activities excluding special items shown above are all non-GAAP financial measures. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide a consistent basis for comparison between quarters and better reflect the performance of our core operations, as they are not influenced by certain income, expense, and cash items not affecting continuing operations. We also believe these measures help facilitate comparisons to our competitors' operating results.

Set forth below is a reconciliation of earnings from continuing operations excluding special items to our reported net income attributable to common stockholders and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding special items to our GAAP diluted earnings per share. We do not intend for this information to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.


(In millions, except diluted EPS)

Three Months Ended September 30,


2010


2009


Net

Income

Diluted

EPS


Net

Income

Diluted

EPS

Net income attributable to common stockholders, as reported

$ 18.8

$ .08


$ 31.2

$ .12

After-tax reconciling items:






Losses on divestitures and impairment charges, net

8.5

.03


2.3

.01

Acquisition and transition costs

1.8

.01


--

--

Losses (gains) on early extinguishment of debt

5.3

.02


(0.3)

--

Change in certain tax reserves

(2.5)

(.01)


(0.8)

--

Earnings from continuing operations excluding special items

$ 31.9

$ .13


$ 32.4

$ .13







Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands)


247,523



253,048



(In millions, except diluted EPS)

Nine Months Ended September 30,


2010


2009


Net

Income

Diluted

EPS


Net

Income

Diluted

EPS

Net income attributable to common stockholders, as reported

$ 90.0

$ .36


$ 88.8

$ .35

After-tax reconciling items:






Losses on divestitures and impairment charges, net

3.2

.01


5.3

.02

Acquisition and transition costs

6.4

.03


--

--

Losses (gains) on early extinguishment of debt

5.5

.02


(2.4)

(.01)

Change in certain tax reserves

(1.1)

(.01)


1.6

.01

Earnings from continuing operations excluding special items

$ 104.0

$ .41


$ 93.3

$ .37







Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands)


252,486



251,272


Conference Call and Webcast

We will host a conference call on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time.A question and answer session will follow a brief presentation made by management.The conference call dial-in number is (857) 350-1678 with the passcode of 73411719. The conference call will also be broadcast live via the Internet and can be accessed through our website at www.sci-corp.com. A replay of the conference call will be available through November 11, 2010 and can be accessed at (617) 801-6888 with the passcode of 19622932.Additionally, a replay of the conference call will be available on our website for approximately ninety days.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements made in reliance on the "safe harbor" protections provided under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be accompanied by words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," "anticipate" or "predict," that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. These statements are based on assumptions that we believe are reasonable; however, many important factors could cause our actual results in the future to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made herein and in any other documents or oral presentations made by us, or on our behalf. Important factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, among others, the following:

  • Changes in general economic conditions, both domestically and internationally, impacting financial markets (e.g., marketable security values, access to capital markets, as well as currency and interest rate fluctuations) that could negatively affect us, particularly, but not limited to, levels of trust fund income, interest expense, and negative currency translation effects.
  • Changes in operating conditions such as supply disruptions and labor disputes.
  • Our inability to achieve the level of cost savings, productivity improvements or earnings growth anticipated by management, whether due to significant increases in energy costs (e.g., electricity, natural gas and fuel oil), costs of other materials, employee-related costs or other factors.
  • Our inability to complete acquisitions, divestitures or strategic alliances as planned or to realize expected synergies and strategic benefits.
  • The outcomes of pending lawsuits, proceedings, and claims against us and the possibility that insurance coverage is deemed not to apply to these matters or that an insurance carrier is unable to pay any covered amounts to us.
  • Allegations regarding compliance with laws, regulations, industry standards, and customs regarding funeral or burial procedures and practices.
  • The amounts payable by us with respect to our outstanding legal matters exceeding our established reserves.
  • Amounts that we may be required to replenish into our affiliated funeral and cemetery trust funds in order to meet minimum funding requirements.
  • The outcome of pending Internal Revenue Service audits. We maintain accruals for tax liabilities which relate to uncertain tax matters. If these tax matters are unfavorably resolved, we will make any required payments to tax authorities. While such payments would affect our cash flow, we do not believe it would impair our ability to service debt or our overall liquidity. If these tax matters are favorably resolved, the accruals maintained by us will no longer be required, and these amounts will be released through the tax provision at the time of resolution.
  • Our ability to manage changes in consumer demand and/or pricing for our products and services due to several factors, such as changes in numbers of deaths, cremation rates, competitive pressures, and local economic conditions.
  • Changes in domestic and international political and/or regulatory environments in which we operate, including potential changes in tax, accounting, and trusting policies.
  • Changes in credit relationships impacting the availability of credit and the general availability of credit in the marketplace.
  • Our ability to successfully access surety and insurance markets at a reasonable cost.
  • Our ability to successfully leverage our substantial purchasing power with certain of our vendors.
  • The effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting, and our ability to certify the effectiveness of the internal controls and to obtain an unqualified attestation report of our auditors regarding the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting.
  • The possibility that restrictive covenants in our credit agreement may prevent us from engaging in certain transactions.
  • Our ability to buy our common stock under our share repurchase programs, which could be impacted by, among others, restrictive covenants in our bank agreements, unfavorable market conditions, the market price of our common stock, the nature of other investment opportunities presented to us from time to time, and the availability of funds necessary to continue purchasing common stock.
  • The financial conditions of third-party insurance companies that fund our preneed funeral contracts may impact our future revenues.
  • Declines in overall economic conditions beyond our control could reduce future potential earnings and cash flows and could result in future goodwill impairments.
  • Our funeral and cemetery trust funds' investments in equity securities, fixed income securities, and mutual funds may be impacted by market conditions that are beyond our control.
  • Failure to realize the anticipated benefits and/or successful implementation of acquisitions, which could prove to be disruptive and could result in the combined business failing to meet our expectations.

For further information on these and other risks and uncertainties, see our Securities and Exchange Commission filings included in our 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Copies of this document as well as other SEC filings can be obtained from our website at www.sci-corp.com. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or any other forward-looking statements made by us, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Service Corporation International

Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's leading provider of deathcare products and services. At September 30, 2010, we owned and operated 1,405 funeral homes and 382 cemeteries (of which 218 are combination locations) in 43 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through our businesses, we market the Dignity Memorial(R) brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service, and exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit our website at www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial(R), please visit www.dignitymemorial.com.


For additional information contact:



Investors:


Debbie Young - Director / Investor Relations


(713) 525-9088

Media:


Lisa Marshall - Managing Director / Corporate Communications


(713) 525-3066


SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2010


2009


2010


2009

Revenues


$ 533,165


$ 497,217


$ 1,619,301


$1,521,761

Costs and expenses


(430,518)


(396,054)


(1,295,049)


(1,218,653)

Gross profit


102,647


101,163


324,252


303,108

General and administrative expenses


(26,860)


(20,961)


(80,035)


(69,213)

(Losses) gains on divestitures and impairment charges, net


(7,291)


(2,221)


5,831


(1,280)

Operating income


68,496


77,981


250,048


232,615

Interest expense


(31,497)


(29,383)


(96,281)


(93,439)

(Loss) gain on early extinguishment of debt


(9,066)


482


(9,357)


3,922

Other income, net


688


885


3,077


1,430

Income from continuing operations before income taxes


28,621


49,965


147,487


144,528

Provision for income taxes


(9,941)


(19,403)


(57,255)


(56,006)

Net income


18,680


30,562


90,232


88,522

Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests


85


600


(270)


274

Net income attributable to common stockholders


$ 18,765


$ 31,162


$ 89,962


$ 88,796


Basic earnings per share


$ .08


$ .12


$ .36


$ .35

Diluted earnings per share


$ .08


$ .12


$ .36


$ .35


Basic weighted average number of shares


246,214


251,765


250,762


250,858

Diluted weighted average number of shares


247,523


253,048


252,486


251,272


SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except share amounts)



September 30, 2010

December 31, 2009




Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$ 135,813

$ 179,745

Receivables, net

88,554

92,189

Deferred tax asset

53,254

51,534

Inventories

33,713

31,117

Current assets held for sale

1,112

1,197

Other

32,049

21,640

Total current assets

344,495

377,422

Preneed funeral receivables, net and trust investments

1,371,536

1,356,353

Preneed cemetery receivables, net and trust investments

1,459,201

1,382,717

Cemetery property, at cost

1,502,771

1,489,065

Property and equipment, net

1,620,484

1,591,074

Non-current assets held for sale

5,376

80,901

Goodwill

1,288,261

1,201,332

Deferred charges and other assets

395,615

522,389

Cemetery perpetual care trust investments

962,758

889,689


$ 8,950,497

$ 8,890,942




Current liabilities:



Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$ 320,860

$ 314,277

Current maturities of long-term debt

22,319

49,957

Current liabilities held for sale

138

501

Income taxes

266

2,236

Total current liabilities

343,583

366,971

Long-term debt

1,798,542

1,840,532

Deferred preneed funeral revenues

591,360

596,966

Deferred preneed cemetery revenues

819,950

817,543

Deferred income taxes

303,982

246,730

Non-current liabilities held for sale

2,583

68,332

Other liabilities

384,960

378,768

Deferred preneed funeral and cemetery receipts held in trust

2,272,087

2,201,403

Care trusts' corpus

962,706

890,909




Stockholders' Equity:



Common stock, $1 per share par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 254,950,906 and 254,027,384 shares issued, respectively, and 244,642,892 and 254,017,384 shares outstanding, respectively

244,643

254,017

Capital in excess of par value

1,637,828

1,735,493

Accumulated deficit

(513,914)

(603,876)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

101,903

97,142

Total common stockholders' equity

1,470,460

1,482,776

Noncontrolling interests

284

12

Total Equity

1,470,744

1,482,788


$ 8,950,497

$ 8,890,942


SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

(In thousands)


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


2010


2009

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income

$ 90,232


$ 88,522

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt, net

9,357


(3,922)

Depreciation and amortization

87,676


82,821

Amortization of intangible assets

18,816


16,148

Amortization of cemetery property

23,438


21,723

Amortization of loan costs

3,223


2,526

Provision for doubtful accounts

4,137


8,606

Provision for deferred income taxes

39,273


42,418

(Gain) loss on divestitures and impairment charges, net

(5,831)


1,280

Share-based compensation

6,714


7,505

Excess tax benefits from share based awards

(831)


--

Change in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions and divestitures:




Decrease in receivables

6,793


13,296

(Increase) decrease in other assets

(1,094)


12,916

Increase in payables and other liabilities

7,687


21,285

Effect of preneed funeral production and maturities:




Decrease in preneed funeral receivables and trust investments

30,434


18,645

(Decrease) increase in deferred preneed funeral revenue

(4,218)


8,679

Decrease in funeral deferred preneed funeral receipts held in trust

(27,240)


(24,858)

Effect of preneed cemetery production and deliveries:




Increase in preneed cemetery receivables and trust investments

(29,849)


(27,019)

Increase in deferred preneed cemetery revenue

7,369


20,590

Increase (decrease) in cemetery deferred preneed cemetery receipts held in trust

1,496


(5,811)

Other

(1,471)


(1)

Net cash provided by operating activities

266,111


305,349

Cash flows from investing activities:




Capital expenditures

(67,443)


(62,460)

Proceeds from divestitures and sales of property and equipment

82,866


20,984

Acquisitions

(281,800)


(3,359)

Net withdrawals (deposits) of restricted funds and other

26,440


(1,023)

Net cash used in investing activities

(239,937)


(45,858)

Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from the issuance of long term debt

245,000


--

Debt issuance costs

(6,203)


--

Payments of debt

(32,398)


(32,322)

Early extinguishment of debt

(118,562)


(86,114)

Principal payments on capital leases

(40,716)


(18,704)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

1,469


13,405

Excess tax benefits from share based awards

831


--

Purchase of Company common stock

(86,871)


--

Payments of dividends

(30,224)


(30,060)

Bank overdrafts and other

(5,655)


(9,240)

Net cash used in financing activities

(73,329)


(163,035)

Effect of foreign currency

3,223


8,632

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(43,932)


105,088

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

179,745


128,397

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$ 135,813


$ 233,485


SOURCE Service Corporation International