$65.60 Million in Sales Expected for Trupanion Inc (TRUP) This Quarter

Equities research analysts expect that Trupanion Inc (NASDAQ:TRUP) will report $65.60 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for Trupanion’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $65.90 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $65.30 million. Trupanion posted sales of $51.34 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 27.8%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, February 13th.

On average, analysts expect that Trupanion will report full-year sales of $65.60 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $241.40 million to $242.00 million. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post sales of $295.10 million per share, with estimates ranging from $291.70 million to $298.50 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Trupanion.

TRUP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Trupanion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. CL King initiated coverage on Trupanion in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price (up previously from $29.00) on shares of Trupanion in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Trupanion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $28.83.

In related news, insider Darryl Rawlings sold 3,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.36, for a total transaction of $120,260.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 1,382,976 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $47,519,055.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Murray B. Low sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.14, for a total value of $93,420.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 197,281 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,143,330.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 28,039 shares of company stock worth $868,823. Corporate insiders own 31.24% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new position in shares of Trupanion during the fourth quarter worth about $129,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. purchased a new position in shares of Trupanion during the third quarter worth about $143,000. Voya Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Trupanion during the second quarter worth about $215,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Trupanion during the third quarter worth about $221,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in shares of Trupanion by 13.5% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 11,261 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $252,000 after buying an additional 1,342 shares during the last quarter. 63.76% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Trupanion (NASDAQ TRUP) opened at $32.05 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.87, a quick ratio of 1.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15. Trupanion has a 52-week low of $13.88 and a 52-week high of $36.88. The company has a market capitalization of $962.78, a PE ratio of -356.11 and a beta of 0.34.

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About Trupanion

Trupanion, Inc provides medical insurance plans for cats and dogs throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company operates in two business segments: subscription business and other business. The subscription business segment includes monthly subscriptions for its medical plan, which are marketed to consumers.

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