Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Income Taxes (Details)

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Income Taxes (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Sep. 30, 2011
Sep. 30, 2010
Components of earnings before income taxes and the consolidated income tax provision:      
Domestic $ 116.3 $ 140.5 $ 141.2
Foreign 18.6 17.3 5.2
Income before income taxes 134.9 157.8 146.4
Current provision:      
Federal 27.1 45.4 62.6
State 4.0 6.1 8.9
Foreign 4.0 4.7 1.1
Total current provision 35.1 56.2 72.6
Deferred provision (benefit):      
Federal (4.1) (1.6) (15.5)
State 0.3 (2.4) (3.3)
Foreign (1.2) (0.5) 0.3
Total deferred provision (benefit) (5.0) (4.5) (18.5)
Income tax expense 30.1 51.7 54.1
Reconciliation of the effective income tax rate with the U.S. federal statutory income tax rate      
Federal statutory rates (as a percent) 35.00% 35.00% 35.00%
Adjustments resulting from the tax effect of:      
Permanent reinvestment of unremitted earnings (as a percent) (8.10%)    
State and local income taxes, net of federal benefit (as a percent) 2.60% 1.80% 3.10%
Foreign income tax rate differential (as a percent) (3.10%) (1.20%) (0.30%)
Domestic manufacturer's deduction (as a percent) (2.60%) (2.70%) (2.00%)
Non-deductible acquisition costs (as a percent)     0.50%
Valuation allowance (as a percent)   (0.60%) (0.80%)
Other, net (as a percent) (1.50%) 0.50% 1.50%
Effective income tax rate (as a percent) 22.30% 32.80% 37.00%
Deferred tax assets:      
Employee benefit accruals 64.1 67.7  
Rebates and other discount reserves 4.4 7.5  
Self-insurance reserves 5.9 5.9  
Casket pricing obligation 2.9 3.3  
Allowance for doubtful accounts 1.2 2.4  
Inventory 2.0 2.8  
Other, net 7.3 10.5  
Total deferred tax assets before valuation allowance 87.8 100.1  
Less valuation allowance (0.9) (1.0)  
Total deferred tax assets, net 86.9 99.1  
Deferred income tax liabilities:      
Depreciation (12.4) (11.1)  
Amortization (71.8) (69.9)  
Unremitted earnings of foreign operations (0.1) (11.0)  
Other, net (1.8) (6.1)  
Total deferred income tax liabilities (86.1) (98.1)  
Deferred tax assets and liabilities, net 0.8 1.0  
Amounts recorded in the consolidated balance sheets:      
Deferred income taxes, current 18.7 27.5  
Deferred income taxes, long-term (17.9) (26.5)  
Deferred tax assets and liabilities, net 0.8 1.0  
Deferred income tax assets related to state tax credit carryforwards 0.7    
Deferred income tax assets related to foreign net operating loss carryforwards 0.5    
Deferred tax assets related to capital loss carryforwards $ 1.6