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Trupanion reports 4Q loss

SEATTLE (AP) _ Trupanion Inc. (TRUP) on Tuesday reported a loss of $838,000 in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Seattle-based company said it had a loss of 3 cents. Losses, adjusted for pretax gains, were 5 cents per share.

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 3 cents per share.

The provider of medical insurance covering cats and dogs posted revenue of $66.5 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $1.5 million, or 5 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $242.7 million.

Trupanion shares have increased nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $31.27, a rise of 90 percent in the last 12 months.


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