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StoneMor Partners L.P. Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

LEVITTOWN, Pa., Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) announced its results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2012. Investors are encouraged to read the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC, which contains additional details as well as financial tables and can be found at www.stonemor.com.

Financial Highlights

  • Revenues (GAAP) for the three months ended September 30, 2012 increased by $1.9 million, or 3.1%, to $62.2 million from $60.3 million during the three months ended September 30, 2011.
  • Production based revenue (non-GAAP) for the three months ended September 30, 2012 increased by $7.7 million, or 11.4%, to $75.1 million from $67.4 million during the prior year period.
  • Operating profits (GAAP) increased during the three months ended September 30, 2012 to $5.1 million, or 27.5% as compared to $4.0 million in the same period last year.
  • Adjusted operating profits (non-GAAP) increased during the three months ended September 30, 2012 to $14.6 million as compared to $9.1 million in the same period last year.
  • Operating cash flows (GAAP) for the three months ended September 30, 2012 increased to $16.6 million, or 17% versus $14.2 million in the prior year period.
  • Distributable free cash flow (non-GAAP) for the third quarter of 2012 was $15.3 million compared to $8.8 million for the same period last year.
  • Distributable cash available during the period (non-GAAP) was greater than distributions by $11.2 million, or 94.5%, for the three months ended September 30, 2012.
  • Net income (GAAP) was $1.1 million versus a net loss of ($0.2 million) in the prior year period.

"This was a very strong quarter for StoneMor," said Lawrence Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We experienced double digit percentage increases in our key performance metrics on a year over year basis, with production based revenue rising 11.4%, adjusted operating profits rising 60.7%, and distributable free cash flow increasing 74%. Backlog increased by $9.8 million since June of 2012 to $406.3 million and our distributable cash available exceeded our distributions by $11.2 million.

"We previously announced that we have increased our distribution to $0.59 per unit from $0.585 per unit. The increase reflects the strength of our business and our commitment to generate increasing returns for our unit holders. We continue to see opportunities for growth in our industry and we look forward to capitalizing on these opportunities as they present themselves."

The Partnership reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP. However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the business may provide investors with additional information regarding underlying trends and ongoing results on a comparable basis. Specifically, management believes that production based revenues and adjusted operating profit allow the investor to gain insight into the current operating performance of the company. Please see the section of this press release "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" to view the tables previously presented in the body of the press release. Non-GAAP financial measures used by the company should not be considered as alternatives to GAAP financial measures, and you should not consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of the company's results as reported under U.S. GAAP.

Investor Conference Call and Webcast

StoneMor will conduct a conference call to discuss the third quarter 2012 results today, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call can be accessed by calling (800) 630-4153. An audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling (800) 633-8284 through 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 20, 2012. The reservation number for the audio replay is as follows: 21609161. A live webcast and audio replay of the conference call will also be archived on StoneMor's website at http://www.stonemor.com.

About StoneMor Partners L.P.

StoneMor Partners L.P., headquartered in Levittown, Pennsylvania, is an owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes in the United States, with 276 cemeteries and 85 funeral homes in 28 states and Puerto Rico. StoneMor is the only publicly traded deathcare company structured as a partnership. StoneMor's cemetery products and services, which are sold on both a pre-need (before death) and at-need (at death) basis, include: burial lots, lawn and mausoleum crypts, burial vaults, caskets, memorials, and all services which provide for the installation of this merchandise.

For additional information about StoneMor Partners L.P., please visit StoneMor's website, and the Investor Relations section, at http://stonemor.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, information regarding the status and progress of our operating activities, the plans and objectives of our management, assumptions regarding our future performance and plans, and any financial guidance provided, as well as certain information in other filings with the SEC and elsewhere are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The words "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "project," "expect," "predict" and similar expressions identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated, including, but not limited to, the following: uncertainties associated with future revenue and revenue growth; the effect of the current economic downturn; the impact of our significant leverage on our operating plans; our ability to service our debt and pay distributions; the decline in the fair value of certain equity and debt securities held in our trusts; our ability to attract, train and retain an adequate number of sales people; uncertainties associated with the volume and timing of pre-need sales of cemetery services and products; increased use of cremation; changes in the death rate; changes in the political or regulatory environments, including potential changes in tax accounting and trusting policies; our ability to successfully implement a strategic plan relating to producing operating improvements, strong cash flows and further deleveraging; our ability to successfully compete in the cemetery and funeral home industry; uncertainties associated with the integration or anticipated benefits of our recent acquisitions or any future acquisitions; our ability to complete and fund additional acquisitions; our ability to maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting; the effect of cybersecurity attacks due to our significant reliance on information technology; uncertainties relating to the financial condition of third-party insurance companies that fund our pre-need funeral contracts; and various other uncertainties associated with the death care industry and our operations in particular.

When considering forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. 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.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Production Based Revenue

We present production based revenue because management believes it provides for a useful measure of both the value of contracts written and investment and other income generated during a given period and is a critical component of adjusted operating profit.

Production based revenue is a non-GAAP financial measure that may not be consistent with other similar non-GAAP financial measures presented by other publicly traded companies.

Adjusted Operating Profit

We present Adjusted Operating Profit because management believes it provides for a useful measure of economic value added by presenting an effective matching of the value of current and future revenue sources generated within a given period to the cost of producing such revenue and managing our day to day operations within that same period. It is a significant measure that we believe is an indicator of eventual profit generated within a given period of time.

Adjusted Operating Profit is a non-GAAP financial measure that may not be consistent with other similar non-GAAP financial measures presented by other publicly traded companies.

Adjusted Operating Cash Generated

We present adjusted operating cash generated revenue because management believes it provides for a useful measure of the amount of cash generated that is available to make capital expenditures and partner distributions once all cash flow timing issues have been settled.

Adjusted operating cash generated is a non-GAAP financial measure that may not be consistent with other similar non-GAAP financial measures presented by other publicly traded companies.

Distributable Free Cash Flow

We present Distributable Free Cash Flow because management believes this information is a useful adjunct to Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities under GAAP. Distributable Free Cash Flow is a significant liquidity metric that we believe is an indicator of our ability to generate cash flow during any quarter at a level sufficient to pay the [minimum] quarterly cash distribution to the holders of our common units and for other purposes, such as repaying debt and expanding through strategic investments.

Distributable Free Cash Flow is similar to quantitative standards of free cash flow used throughout the deathcare industry and to quantitative standards of distributable cash flow used throughout the investment community with respect to publicly traded partnerships, but is not intended to be a prediction of the future. However, our calculation of distributable free cash flow may not be consistent with calculations of free cash flow, distributable cash flow or other similarly titled measures of other companies. Distributable Free Cash Flow should not be used as a substitute for the GAAP measure of cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities.

Production Based Partners' Capital

We present production based partners' capital as a means to provide better insight into the value that our activities contribute to the enterprise. Because a portion of our revenues and direct selling expenses are captured on our balance sheet until we deliver the underlying goods or services, we believe that by including these items in our view of partners' capital, we gain better insight into the value creation.

Reconciliation of Production Based Revenue and Adjusted Operating Profit
(non-GAAP) to Revenue and Operating Profit (GAAP)
Three Months ended Three months ended
September 30, 2012 September 30, 2011
(in thousands) (in thousands)
Segment Segment Change in Change in
Results GAAP GAAP Results GAAP GAAP GAAP results GAAP results
Revenues (non-GAAP) Adjustments Results (non-GAAP) Adjustments Results ($) (%)
Pre-need cemetery revenues $ 32,976 $ (7,211) $ 25,765 $ 29,794 $ (4,103) $ 25,691 $ 74 0.3%
At-need cemetery revenues 19,256 (1,218) 18,038 19,565 (746) 18,819 (781) -4.2%
Investment income from trusts 9,809 (4,023) 5,786 8,315 (2,155) 6,160 (374) -6.1%
Interest income 1,238 -- 1,238 1,442 -- 1,442 (204) -14.1%
Funeral home revenues 9,603 (777) 8,826 7,705 (206) 7,499 1,327 17.7%
Other cemetery revenues 2,188 356 2,544 544 170 714 1,830 256.3%
Total revenues 75,070 (12,873) 62,197 67,365 (7,040) 60,325 1,872 3.1%
Costs and expenses
Cost of goods sold 9,044 (1,398) 7,646 8,148 (988) 7,160 486 6.8%
Cemetery expense 14,252 -- 14,252 15,312 -- 15,312 (1,060) -6.9%
Selling expense 13,156 (1,866) 11,290 13,130 (938) 12,192 (902) -7.4%
General and administrative expense 7,015 -- 7,015 7,111 -- 7,111 (96) -1.4%
Corporate overhead 6,546 -- 6,546 5,628 -- 5,628 918 16.3%
Depreciation and amortization 2,199 -- 2,199 1,886 -- 1,886 313 16.6%
Funeral home expense 7,161 (65) 7,096 5,868 -- 5,868 1,228 20.9%
Acquisition related costs 1,085 -- 1,085 1,189 -- 1,189 (104) -8.7%
Total costs and expenses 60,458 (3,329) 57,129 58,272 (1,926) 56,346 783 1.4%
Operating profit $ 14,612 $ (9,544) $ 5,068 $ 9,093 $ (5,114) $ 3,979 $ 1,089 27.4%
Nine months ended Nine months ended
September 30, 2012 September 30, 2011
(in thousands) (in thousands)
Segment Segment Change in Change in
Results GAAP GAAP Results GAAP GAAP GAAP results GAAP results
Revenues (non-GAAP) Adjustments Results (non-GAAP) Adjustments Results ($) (%)
Pre-need cemetery revenues $ 96,595 $ (22,936) $ 73,659 $ 90,451 $ (21,314) $ 69,137 $ 4,522 6.5%
At-need cemetery revenues 60,113 (3,198) 56,915 59,772 (4,207) 55,565 1,350 2.4%
Investment income from trusts 30,214 (12,931) 17,283 25,582 (9,596) 15,986 1,297 8.1%
Interest income 4,972 -- 4,972 4,580 -- 4,580 392 8.6%
Funeral home revenues 27,065 (1,447) 25,618 22,749 (555) 22,194 3,424 15.4%
Other cemetery revenues 3,981 864 4,845 1,631 570 2,201 2,644 120.1%
Total revenues 222,940 (39,648) 183,292 204,765 (35,102) 169,663 13,629 8.0%
Costs and expenses
Cost of goods sold 25,463 (4,161) 21,302 23,152 (3,783) 19,369 1,933 10.0%
Cemetery expense 41,819 -- 41,819 42,860 -- 42,860 (1,041) -2.4%
Selling expense 41,769 (5,569) 36,200 39,899 (5,976) 33,923 2,277 6.7%
General and administrative expense 21,403 -- 21,403 20,569 -- 20,569 834 4.1%
Corporate overhead 20,905 -- 20,905 17,572 -- 17,572 3,333 19.0%
Depreciation and amortization 6,759 -- 6,759 6,374 -- 6,374 385 6.0%
Funeral home expense 20,648 (181) 20,467 16,875 -- 16,875 3,592 21.3%
Acquisition related costs 2,198 -- 2,198 3,147 -- 3,147 (949) -30.2%
Total costs and expenses 180,964 (9,911) 171,053 170,448 (9,759) 160,689 10,364 6.4%
Operating profit $ 41,976 $ (29,737) $ 12,239 $ 34,317 $ (25,343) $ 8,974 $ 3,265 36.4%
The table above analyzes results of operations and the changes therein for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the same period last year. The table is structured so that our readers can determine whether changes were based upon changes in the level of merchandise and services and other revenues generated during each period and/ or changes in the timing of when merchandise and services were delivered.
Critical Financial Measures
Three months ended
September 30,
2012 2011
(In thousands)
Total revenues (a) $ 62,197 $ 60,325
Production based revenue consisting of the total value of cemetery contracts written, funeral home revenues and investment and other income (b) 75,070 67,365
Operating profit (a) 5,068 3,979
Adjusted operating profit (b) 14,612 9,093
Net income (loss) (a) 1,061 (223)
Operating cash flows (a) 16,602 14,195
Adjusted operating cash generated (b) 15,728 9,020
Distributable free cash flow generated (b) $ 15,327 $ 8,812
As of As of
September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011
Distribution coverage quarters (b) 7.21 8.63
(a) This is a GAAP financial measure.
(b) This is a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Please see the reconciliation to GAAP measures or support calculation within this press release.

The following tables reconcile GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures:

Production Based Revenue (non-GAAP)
Three months ended September 30, Increase Increase
2012 2011 (Decrease) ($) (Decrease) (%)
(In thousands)
Value of pre-need cemetery contracts written $ 32,976 $ 29,794 $ 3,182 10.7%
Value of at-need cemetery contracts written 19,256 19,565 (309) -1.6%
Investment income from trusts 9,809 8,315 1,494 18.0%
Interest income 1,238 1,442 (204) -14.1%
Funeral home revenues 9,603 7,705 1,898 24.6%
Other cemetery revenues 2,188 544 1,644 302.2%
Total production based revenues $ 75,070 $ 67,365 $ 7,705 11.4%
Less:
Increase in deferred sales revenue and investment income (12,873) (7,040) (5,833) 82.9%
Total GAAP revenues $ 62,197 $ 60,325 $ 1,872 3.1%
Adjusted Operating Profit (non-GAAP)
Three months ended September 30,
2012 2011
(In thousands)
GAAP operating profit $ 5,068 $ 3,979
Increase in applicable deferred revenues 12,873 7,040
Increase in deferred cost of goods sold and selling and obtaining costs (3,329) (1,926)
Adjusted operating profit $ 14,612 $ 9,093
Adjusted Operating Cash Flows and Distributable Free Cash Flow (Non-GAAP)
Three months ended September 30,
2012 2011
(In thousands)
GAAP operating cash flows $ 16,602 $ 14,195
Add: net cash inflows (out of) into the merchandise trust 6,260 464
Deduct: net decrease in accounts receivable (5,847) (3,921)
Add: net decrease in merchandise liabilities 1,198 1,331
Deduct: net (increase) decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses (1,859) (6,259)
Other float related changes (626) 3,210
Adjusted operating cash flow generated 15,728 9,020
Less: maintenance capital expenditures (1,486) (1,397)
Plus: growth capital expenditures reclassified as operating expenses and deducted from adjusted operating cash generated (a) 1,085 1,189
Distributable free cash flow generated 15,327 8,812
Cash on hand - beginning of the period 7,787 12,734
Distributable cash available for the period 23,114 21,546
Partner distributions made $ 11,884 $ 11,771
(a) We maintain a line of credit from which to make acquisitions and pay acquisition related costs. We utilize this line for these costs. Accordingly, distributable free cash flow is not negatively impacted by amounts spent on acquisitions that are recorded as expenses.
Nine months
ended September 30,
2012
(in thousands)
GAAP operating cash flows $ 30,797
Add: net cash inflows into the merchandise trust 8,177
Add: net increase in accounts receivable 2,333
Add: net decrease in merchandise liabilities 5,649
Add (deduct): net decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses (2,207)
Other float related changes (1,155)
Adjusted operating cash generated 43,594
Less: maintenance capital expenditures (3,321)
Plus: growth capital expenditures reclassified as operating expenses and deducted from adjusted operating cash generated (a) 2,198
Distributable free cash flow generated 42,471
Cash on hand - beginning of the period 12,058
Distributable cash available for the period 54,529
Partner distributions made $ 35,447
Production Based Partners' Capital
As of
September 30, As of December 31,
2012 2011 2010
Partners' Capital $ 150,328 $ 180,279 $ 128,191
Deferred selling and obtaining costs (73,904) (68,542) (59,422)
Deferred cemetery revenues, net 484,941 441,678 386,465
Production based partners' capital $ 561,365 $ 553,415 $ 455,234
Other Information
Capital Base
As of As of
September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011
(in thousands)
Debt on lines of credit $ 84,700 $ 43,750
Debt due within three years (a) 6,096 4,792
Debt due between three and five years -- --
Debt due between five and ten years 150,000 150,000
Availability under credit lines:
Availability under the acquisition line of credit -- 54,250
Availability under the revolving line of credit $ 45,300 $ 22,000
(a) Debt due within three years includes smaller notes payable related to recent acquisitions.
The combined long and short-term debt on the balance sheet at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 includes an unamortized bond discount of $2,908 and $3,220, respectively, which is not reflected in the table above.
Selected Net Assets
As of As of
September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011
(In thousands)
Selected assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,128 $ 12,058
Accounts receivable, net of allowance 48,109 48,837
Long-term accounts receivable, net of allowance 69,631 68,419
Merchandise trusts, restricted, at fair value 372,775 344,515
Total selected assets 498,643 473,829
Selected liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 22,914 26,428
Accrued interest 5,688 1,632
Current portion, long-term debt 1,770 1,487
Other long-term liabilities 1,884 2,830
Long-term debt 236,118 193,835
Deferred tax liabilities 15,191 16,968
Merchandise liability 128,452 128,942
Total selected liabilities 412,017 372,122
Total selected net assets $ 86,626 $ 101,707
Distribution coverage quarters (a) 7.21 8.63
(a) This is a measure of the ratio of selected net assets to a quarterly distribution amount. The quarterly distribution amount is calculated by taking the end of the period outstanding common units (19,538,051 at September 30, 2012 and 19,368,261 at December 31, 2011, respectively) and multiplying these units by the declared distribution. This total is then added to the distribution due to the General Partner based upon the same variables.
StoneMor Partners L.P.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
September 30, December 31,
2012 2011
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,128 $ 12,058
Accounts receivable, net of allowance 48,109 48,837
Prepaid expenses 4,727 4,266
Other current assets 15,548 16,670
Total current assets 76,512 81,831
Long-term accounts receivable, net of allowance 69,631 68,419
Cemetery property 309,340 298,938
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation 79,567 73,777
Merchandise trusts, restricted, at fair value 372,775 344,515
Perpetual care trusts, restricted, at fair value 282,651 254,679
Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization 9,681 8,817
Deferred selling and obtaining costs 73,904 68,542
Deferred tax assets 605 415
Goodwill 40,393 31,907
Other assets 14,878 16,918
Total assets $ 1,329,937 $ 1,248,758
Liabilities and partners' capital
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 22,914 $ 26,428
Accrued interest 5,688 1,632
Current portion, long-term debt 1,770 1,487
Total current liabilities 30,372 29,547
Other long-term liabilities 1,884 2,830
Long-term debt 236,118 193,835
Deferred cemetery revenues, net 484,941 441,678
Deferred tax liabilities 15,191 16,968
Merchandise liability 128,452 128,942
Perpetual care trust corpus 282,651 254,679
Total liabilities 1,179,609 1,068,479
Commitments and contingencies
Partners' capital
General partner 944 2,192
Common partners 149,384 178,087
Total partners' capital 150,328 180,279
Total liabilities and partners' capital $ 1,329,937 $ 1,248,758
See accompanying notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements on the Quarterly Report to be filed on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
StoneMor Partners L.P.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
(in thousands, except unit data)
Three months ended September 30, Nine months ended September 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Revenues:
Cemetery
Merchandise $ 29,943 $ 28,738 $ 87,424 $ 81,277
Services 11,134 13,295 34,481 35,697
Investment and other 12,294 10,793 35,769 30,495
Funeral home
Merchandise 3,548 3,041 11,135 9,137
Services 5,278 4,458 14,483 13,057
Total revenues 62,197 60,325 183,292 169,663
Costs and Expenses:
Cost of goods sold (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below):
Perpetual care 1,616 1,373 4,398 4,097
Merchandise 6,030 5,787 16,904 15,272
Cemetery expense 14,252 15,312 41,819 42,860
Selling expense 11,290 12,192 36,200 33,923
General and administrative expense 7,015 7,111 21,403 20,569
Corporate overhead (including $216 and $195 in unit-based compensation for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, and $625 and $576 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively) 6,546 5,628 20,905 17,572
Depreciation and amortization 2,199 1,886 6,759 6,374
Funeral home expense
Merchandise 1,196 982 3,726 3,197
Services 3,739 3,107 10,446 8,456
Other 2,161 1,779 6,295 5,222
Acquisition related costs 1,085 1,189 2,198 3,147
Total cost and expenses 57,129 56,346 171,053 160,689
Operating profit 5,068 3,979 12,239 8,974
Expenses related to refinancing -- -- -- 453
Gain on termination of operating agreement -- -- 1,737 --
Gain on acquisition -- -- 122 --
Early extinguishment of debt -- -- -- 4,010
Interest expense 5,273 4,824 15,109 14,266
Net loss before income taxes (205) (845) (1,011) (9,755)
Income tax expense (benefit)
State (18) 69 224 (829)
Federal (1,248) (691) (2,157) (2,304)
Total income tax expense (benefit) (1,266) (622) (1,933) (3,133)
Net income (loss) $ 1,061 $ (223) $ 922 $ (6,622)
General partner's interest in net income (loss) for the period $ 21 $ (4) $ 18 $ (132)
Limited partners' interest in net income (loss) for the period $ 1,040 $ (219) $ 904 $ (6,490)
Net income (loss) per limited partner unit (basic and diluted) $ .05 $ (.01) $ .05 $ (.35)
Weighted average number of limited partners' units outstanding -basic 19,491 19,353 19,412 18,807
Weighted average number of limited partners' units outstanding -diluted 19,743 19,353 19,672 18,807
Distributions declared per unit $ .590 $ .585 $ 1.760 $ 1.755
See accompanying notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements on the Quarterly Report to be filed on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
StoneMor Partners L.P.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Three months ended September 30, Nine months ended September 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 1,061 $ (223) $ 922 $ (6,622)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Cost of lots sold 2,201 1,723 6,180 5,004
Depreciation and amortization 2,199 1,886 6,759 6,374
Unit-based compensation 216 195 625 576
Accretion of debt discount 507 325 1,230 950
Gain on acquisition -- -- (122) --
Gain on termination of operating agreement -- -- (1,737) --
Write-off of deferred financing fees -- -- -- 453
Fees paid related to early extinguishment of debt -- -- -- 4,010
Changes in assets and liabilities that provided (used) cash:
Accounts receivable 5,847 3,921 (2,333) (5,509)
Allowance for doubtful accounts 450 1,124 3,743 3,597
Merchandise trust fund (6,260) (464) (8,177) (11,681)
Prepaid expenses 801 917 (368) 586
Other current assets 516 (4,519) (344) (6,024)
Other assets (14) 46 125 244
Accounts payable and accrued and other liabilities 1,859 6,259 2,207 (1,290)
Deferred selling and obtaining costs (1,983) (1,135) (5,363) (6,398)
Deferred cemetery revenue 11,741 6,202 35,440 31,560
Deferred taxes (net) (1,341) (731) (2,341) (2,476)
Merchandise liability (1,198) (1,331) (5,649) (2,285)
Net cash provided by operating activities 16,602 14,195 30,797 11,069
Investing activities:
Cash paid for cemetery property (1,817) (1,988) (5,417) (4,258)
Purchase of subsidiaries (22,250) (6,450) (25,676) (10,300)
Cash paid for property and equipment (1,486) (1,397) (3,321) (4,601)
Net cash used in investing activities (25,553) (9,835) (34,414) (19,159)
Financing activities:
Cash distribution (11,884) (11,771) (35,447) (32,827)
Additional borrowings on long-term debt 34,300 15,500 63,500 27,800
Repayments of long-term debt (12,715) (566) (26,137) (74,490)
Proceeds from public offering -- -- -- 103,207
Proceeds from general partner contribution 89 -- 89 2,246
Fees paid related to early extinguishment of debt -- -- -- (4,010)
Cost of financing activities (498) (122) (2,318) (1,236)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 9,292 3,041 (313) 20,690
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 341 7,401 (3,930) 12,600
Cash and cash equivalents - Beginning of period 7,787 12,734 12,058 7,535
Cash and cash equivalents - End of period $ 8,128 $ 20,135 $ 8,128 $ 20,135
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information
Cash paid during the period for interest $ 683 $ 345 $ 9,731 $ 9,897
Cash paid during the period for income taxes $ 323 $ 532 $ 3,978 $ 2,242
Non-cash investing and financing activities
Acquisition of assets by financing $ 146 $ 94 $ 199 $ 237
Issuance of limited partner units for cemetery acquisition $ 3,500 $ -- $ 4,103 $ 264
Acquisition of assets by assumption of directly related liability $ 1,504 $ -- $ 2,048 $ --
See accompanying notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements on the Quarterly Report to be filed on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
CONTACT: John McNamara (215) 826-2800Source:StoneMor Partners L.P.

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