Trupanion (NYSE: TRUP) and Greenlight Reinsurance (NASDAQ:GLRE) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Trupanion and Greenlight Reinsurance, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Trupanion currently has a consensus price target of $19.55, indicating a potential downside of 4.96%. Given Trupanion’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Trupanion is more favorable than Greenlight Reinsurance.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
47.8% of Greenlight Reinsurance shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.8% of Greenlight Reinsurance shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Trupanion and Greenlight Reinsurance’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Trupanion||$200.26 million||3.06||-$1.40 million||N/A||N/A|
|Greenlight Reinsurance||$608.66 million||1.27||$49.74 million||$0.64||32.19|
Greenlight Reinsurance has higher revenue and earnings than Trupanion.
This table compares Trupanion and Greenlight Reinsurance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Greenlight Reinsurance beats Trupanion on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
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. The other business segment includes other operations that are not directly marketed to consumers. The Company offers a software solution, Trupanion Express, which is designed to facilitate the direct payment of invoices to veterinary practices. Trupanion Express integrates with veterinarians’ practice management software, which allows the Company to access data. The Company’s subsidiaries include American Pet Insurance Company, Trupanion Managers USA, Inc., Trupanion Brokers Ontario, Inc. and Wyndham Insurance Company (SAC), Ltd.
About Greenlight Reinsurance
Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company analyzes its underwriting operations using two categories: frequency business, which is characterized as contracts containing a number of small losses emanating from multiple events, and severity business, which is characterized as contracts with the potential for significant losses emanating from one event or multiple events. It conducts its reinsurance operations through two licensed and regulated reinsurance entities: Greenlight Reinsurance, Ltd. (Greenlight Re), based in the Cayman Islands, and Greenlight Reinsurance Ireland, Ltd. (GRIL), based in Ireland. Greenlight Re is engaged in writing property and casualty reinsurance business, as well as long term business, such as life insurance, long term disability and long term care, among others. GRIL is a non-life reinsurance undertaking. Verdant Holding Company, Ltd. makes strategic investments in a select group of property and casualty insurers, and general agents.
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