Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Founded in 1910, Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (the “Company”) is the second largest provider of funeral and cemetery products and services in the death care industry in the United States. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a complete range of funeral and cremation merchandise and services, along with cemetery property, merchandise and services, both at the time of need and on a preneed basis. As of October 31, 2012, our operations included 217 funeral homes and 141 cemeteries in 24 states within the United States and in Puerto Rico. General. We believe that we operate one or more of the premier death care facilities in each of our principal markets, which are primarily in larger metropolitan areas in the Southern, Western, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-Western states. ... More ...