TransUnion (TRU) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, April 23rd. Analysts expect TransUnion to post earnings of $0.53 per share for the quarter. TransUnion has set its Q1 guidance at $0.58-0.59 EPS and its FY19 guidance at $2.57-2.63 EPS.Individual that wish to listen to the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.09. TransUnion had a net margin of 11.93% and a return on equity of 22.59%. The firm had revenue of $624.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $622.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.50 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect TransUnion to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3 EPS for the next fiscal year.

TRU opened at $71.04 on Monday. TransUnion has a fifty-two week low of $52.15 and a fifty-two week high of $79.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 1.53. The firm has a market cap of $13.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.36 and a beta of 0.95.

In other TransUnion news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 8,000 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.81, for a total transaction of $518,480.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 47,818 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,099,084.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 1,789 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total value of $116,285.00. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 14,062 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $914,030. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 214,041 shares of company stock valued at $13,847,553. Company insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in 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 research note on Wednesday, April 17th. Exane BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, March 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $66.00 price target on the stock. BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, March 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $66.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 12th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.25.

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About TransUnion

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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