|Nature of Operations and Significant Accounting Policies
Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
Trupanion, Inc. (collectively with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Company) provides medical insurance for cats and dogs throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
The financial data as of December 31, 2018 was derived from the Company's audited consolidated financial statements. The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and, in management's opinion, have been prepared on the same basis as the audited financial statements and include all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for the fair presentation of the Company's financial position, results of operations, comprehensive income (loss), stockholders' equity and cash flows for the interim periods. These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 14, 2019 (the 2018 10-K). The Company's accounting policies are described in Note 1 to the audited financial statements included in the 2018 10-K. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full fiscal year or any other interim period.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from such estimates. See Note 1 to the audited financial statements included in the 2018 10-K for additional discussion of these estimates and assumptions.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
The Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842), as amended, using the modified retrospective approach under which the transition provisions were applied as of January 1, 2019. In addition, the Company elected the “package of practical expedients” under the transition guidance within the new standard to not reassess prior conclusions about lease identification, lease classification, and initial direct costs for existing lease contracts. The Company also elected the practical expedient to not separate lease and non-lease components, if any, for all lease contracts.
Upon adoption of this standard, the Company recorded approximately $0.1 million right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for operating leases. They were classified as other long-term assets and other liabilities on the Company's consolidated balance sheets. The standard did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated statements of operations, stockholders' equity, or cash flows.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an ASU amending the measurement of credit losses on financial instruments. The ASU requires the measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held at amortized cost. This replaces the existing incurred loss impairment model with an expected loss methodology, which will result in more timely recognition of credit losses. This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within that reporting period, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently in the process of evaluating the impact the adoption of this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements. In August 2018, the FASB issued an ASU that eliminates certain disclosure requirements for fair value measurements, requires new disclosures regarding significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements, and modifies certain existing disclosure requirements for Level 3 fair value measurements. This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within that reporting period, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.