Reviewing Trupanion (TRUP) & Its Rivals

Trupanion (NASDAQ:TRUPGet Rating) is one of 13 public companies in the “Hospital & medical service plans” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Trupanion to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Trupanion and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trupanion 0 0 2 0 3.00
Trupanion Competitors 108 1135 2309 51 2.64

Trupanion presently has a consensus target price of $133.50, indicating a potential upside of 57.13%. As a group, “Hospital & medical service plans” companies have a potential upside of 0.09%. Given Trupanion’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Trupanion is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Trupanion has a beta of 2.06, indicating that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trupanion’s rivals have a beta of 1.04, indicating that their average stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Trupanion and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Trupanion $698.99 million -$35.53 million -96.55
Trupanion Competitors $71.33 billion $2.57 billion 6.15

Trupanion’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Trupanion. Trupanion is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Trupanion and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trupanion -5.08% -9.69% -5.99%
Trupanion Competitors -5.34% -3.70% -4.00%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.5% of Trupanion shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.0% of shares of all “Hospital & medical service plans” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of Trupanion shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of shares of all “Hospital & medical service plans” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Trupanion rivals beat Trupanion on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Trupanion Company Profile (Get Rating)

Trupanion, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides medical insurance for cats and dogs on a monthly subscription basis in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia. The company operates in two segments, Subscription Business and Other Business. It serves pet owners and veterinarians. The company was formerly known as Vetinsurance International, Inc. changed its name to Trupanion, Inc. in 2013. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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