The Plimsoll Analysis will give you a completely new insight into the performance, financial health and value of the UK's 730 leading Funeral Directors companies. You will receive an up to date opinion on each company showing those in difficulty, the fastest growing, the best takeover targets and much more. The latest analysis will show you:

  • 150 companies are in danger

    Based on this months data, the Plimsoll Analysis has rated 150 companies as Danger. With 9 out of 10 previously failed Funeral Directors companies given the same Danger rating 2 years prior to their demise, the analysis will give you early warning of who is next.

    Each of the 730 Funeral Directors companies included in the Plimsoll Analysis has been rated Strong, Good, Mediocre, Caution or Danger. These ratings are based on the Plimsoll Model - our unique graphical model that highlights the current strength of each company and measures change in performance over the previous 4 years.

    The following is a breakdown of the performance ratings revealed in the analysis this month:

    •  Strong (379 Companies)
    •  Good (51 Companies)
    •  Mediocre (63 Companies)
    •  Caution (87 Companies)
    •  Danger (150 Companies)

    These ratings change each month as the analysis incorporates more up to date company accounts. You will be among the first to see who is improving and which companies are in decline.

  • 122 companies are ripe for takeover

    Right now, directors of other Funeral Directors companies are using a Plimsoll Analysis to find the best takeover targets in your market. In fact, the analysis has named 122 highly attractive targets that you need to look at first.

    Each company in the Plimsoll Analysis is rated on their attractiveness for takeover. A 9 point checklist is provided on each company to determine their attractivenes and this is presented in a simple "fuel gauge" style measure. The higher the gauge the more attractive the company.

    The following is a breakdown of this months latest acquisition findings from the analysis:

    • 121 - companies that are rated as "highly attractive" in the analysis
    • 579 - companies are "Worth considering"
    • 37 - companies are "Unattractive"
    Location No of companies No of Prospects
    East Midlands 54 13
    East of England 68 12
    London 43 8
    North East 25 4
    North West 100 18
    Northern Ireland 16 3
    Scotland 78 14
    South East 98 18
    South West 72 9
    Wales 52 8
    West Midlands 64 9
    Yorkshire and the Humber 60 6
  • 135 companies are making a loss

    As a further sign of the intense competition within the UK industry, 54 companies continue to sell at a loss for the 2nd year running. These serial loss makers are adding to the congestion in the market, often undercutting the rest of the market and driving down profit margins across the board.

    The next 12 months represents something of a crossroads for these companies as they face 2 distinct choices; either they operate more responsibly or they run out of cash.

    No of Companies Average Profit Margin
    Most profitable 336 9.9
    Least profitable 394 0.1
    Industry Average 730 5.4

    Each company's profitability is assessed in detail and a 5 year trend analysis allows for year on year comparisons.

    • 150 companies have been rated as danger
    • 122 companies have been identified as prime acquisition prospects
    • 54 companies are selling at a loss for the 2nd year in a row
  • 90 companies lose over a quarter of their value

    90 companies have seen their overall value fall by more than a quarter in their latest year. While most other companies have added to their overall worth, these companies need to arrest a worrying decline.

    Where else would you get an instant valuation on 730 Funeral Directors companies, based on the latest accounts for each company that will instantly show you who is up and who is falling? The analysis also provides a valuation for each of the previous 4 years and also a "future year" showing what it could be worth in the future.

    The valuations in the analysis are updated as soon as we receive new accounts and the following is a breakdown of this months findings:

    90 - companies that have lost over a quarter of their value

    343 - companies that have increased in value in the latest year

What else will a Plimsoll Analysis show you?

The Plimsoll Analysis has been used by directors and senior decision makers for almost three decades to give them the intelligence they need to make sense of the markets they operate in. Based on the latest company data possible, it will let you:

  • See how your own company compares to others
  • Pick out the latest hot acquisition prospects
  • Be alerted to companies that pose a threat
  • Get early warning of companies heading for failure
  • Spot exceptional performers in your market
  • Share the analysis with 5 colleagues

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