Trevena (NASDAQ: TRVN) is one of 289 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Trevena to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Trevena and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Trevena $3.75 million -$102.99 million -1.07
Trevena Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 53.49

Trevena’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Trevena. Trevena is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Trevena and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trevena 0 1 9 0 2.90
Trevena Competitors 960 3414 11919 240 2.69

Trevena presently has a consensus target price of $8.65, suggesting a potential upside of 390.61%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 40.00%. Given Trevena’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Trevena is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.1% of Trevena shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of Trevena shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Trevena and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trevena N/A -150.22% -94.66%
Trevena Competitors -6,417.56% -86.59% -37.07%

Risk and Volatility

Trevena has a beta of -0.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trevena’s peers have a beta of 2.25, meaning that their average stock price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Trevena peers beat Trevena on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Trevena

Trevena Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which is engaged in developing various therapies. The Company is developing OLINVO, a u-receptor G protein pathway selective modulator (u-GPS) for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain where intravenous (IV) administration is preferred. It is focused on commercializing it in the United States for use in acute care settings, such as hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. It is also developing TRV250, a G protein biased ligand targeting the o-receptor, as a compound with a non-narcotic mechanism for the treatment of migraine. TRV250 also may have utility in a range of other central nervous system (CNS) indications. It is focused on commencing a Phase I study of TRV250 in the United Kingdom. Its ABLE product platform is a collection of biological information, in vitro assays, know-how and expertise that it uses to identify unique G protein coupled receptors (GPCR)-targeted biased ligands with various pharmaceutical properties.

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