#148: Discussing Trupanion (TRUP)…again! - Reaction To Steel City Capital Letter

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Summary

It's time again for another Trupanion (TRUP) episode as there's been another writeup on the company that completely misunderstands their business in my opinion. For my other episode on Trupanion where I made a rebuttal to Todd Wenning at Ensemble Capital which you can listen to here.

This is a rebuttal to the Steel City Capital letter which you can view on Seeking Alpha.

Show Notes

[3:28] The PAC spend is the output, NOT the input as Steel City Capital attempt to argue

[3:53] Growth inline with PAC spend

[5:26] Including development expenses in IRR doesn't make sense

[6:06] The proper way to look at Trupanion's subscription business IRR

[6:37] Doesn't make sense to include preloaded costs into IRR calculation

[7:24] How to look at "Other" Business

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