Critical Contrast: Trevena (TRVN) & Its Peers

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

Risk & 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Trevena and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trevena 0 1 9 0 2.90
Trevena Competitors 1134 3421 11923 240 2.67

Trevena currently has a consensus target price of $8.65, suggesting a potential upside of 394.29%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 39.45%. Given Trevena’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Trevena is more favorable than its peers.


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%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Trevena $3.75 million -$102.99 million -1.06
Trevena Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 54.87

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.


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

Trevena Company Profile

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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