Here are some up-to-date headline stats on Dignity plc, the brand that dares not speak its name.
Valued at £460m
Average earnings growth of around 15% over the past five years. Growth is forecast to be at a similar level in the current year and 11% in 2012.
Debt stands at £319 million, up from £238.5 million in June 2010.
In the first half of 2011, revenues rose by 7% to £108 million and profits rose slightly to £24.5 million.
During the first half of 2011, the company spent £11 million on seven acquisitions, in addition to opening 11 new satellite locations at a cost of £500,000.
Handles 12% of total deaths in UK.
UK’s largest single operator of crematoria. Underlying profits grew by 12.6% during the period to £11.6 million.
Affinity partners include Legal & General, Asda and Age UK.
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Source: Motley Fool
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