Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, funeral service products specialist Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Hillenbrand's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Hillenbrand facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Batesville, Ind. (2007)

Market Cap

$1.35 billion


Personal services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$644.1 million


CEO Kenneth Camp (since 2008)
CFO Cynthia Lucchese (since 2008)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$34 million / $0

Dividend Yield



Stewart Enterprises (Nasdaq: STEI)
Matthews International (Nasdaq: MATW)

Key Customers

Service Corp. (NYSE: SCI)

Other Highly Rated Personal Service Stocks

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(Nasdaq: WOOF)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 185 members who have rated Hillenbrand believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include colonel79 and Boatyzaffa.

Less than two months ago, colonel79 highlighted Hillenbrand as a buried bargain opportunity:

Good value. High returns on equity and assets indicate competitive advantage or maybe no one wants to do business in death industry. Either way, good value. Growing industry.

In a pitch from last month, Boatyzaffa follows that bullish line of thinking:

[Hillenbrand] is the business of selling burial caskets, cremation caskets, etc. ... The company has been in around for just over 100 years and currently has a return on equity of 33.87%. ... The company has zero debt and the EPS is 1.71 with a nice little dividend of $0.75. In all, I view [Hillenbrand] as a great stock to add to a diversified portfolio.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Hillenbrand is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. Western Union is a choice of Inside Value and Stock Advisor, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a write covered calls position on it. VCA Antech is a recommendation of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.