TransUnion (TRU) Issues FY 2019 Earnings Guidance

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.60-2.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.63. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.603-2.618 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.61 billion.TransUnion also updated its FY19 guidance to $2.60-2.65 EPS.

NYSE:TRU opened at $67.52 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01. TransUnion has a twelve month low of $52.15 and a twelve month high of $79.48. The stock has a market cap of $13.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.36 and a beta of 0.95.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $623.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $618.38 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 11.93% and a return on equity of 22.59%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.57 earnings per share. On average, research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 2.35 EPS for the current year.



A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on shares of TransUnion from $69.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TransUnion from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, February 20th. Exane BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, March 15th. They set a neutral rating and a $66.00 price target for the company. BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, March 15th. They set a neutral rating and a $66.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransUnion from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, February 22nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. TransUnion has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $75.25.

In related news, EVP David E. Wojczynski sold 9,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.94, for a total value of $593,460.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 43,384 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,860,740.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total transaction of $70,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 13,062 shares in the company, valued at $914,340. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 214,041 shares of company stock worth $13,847,553 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.

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TransUnion Company Profile

TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International, and Consumer Interactive. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, and analytical and decisioning services for businesses. These businesses use its services to acquire new customers; assess consumer ability to pay for services; identify cross-selling opportunities; measure and manage debt portfolio risk; collect debt; verify consumer identities; and investigate potential fraud.

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