Critical Comparison: Trevena (TRVN) & Its Rivals

Trevena (NASDAQ: TRVN) is one of 290 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Trevena to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Trevena $3.75 million -$102.99 million -1.05
Trevena Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 57.53

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


This table compares Trevena and its rivals’ 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 -5,399.58% -161.85% -35.69%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.1% of Trevena shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.4% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of Trevena shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held 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.

Volatility and Risk

Trevena has a beta of -0.58, indicating that its share price is 158% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trevena’s rivals have a beta of 2.80, indicating that their average share price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Trevena and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trevena 0 1 9 0 2.90
Trevena Competitors 1148 3465 11988 242 2.67

Trevena currently has a consensus target price of $8.65, suggesting a potential upside of 400.00%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 38.85%. Given Trevena’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Trevena is more favorable than its rivals.


Trevena rivals beat Trevena on 7 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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