Critical Analysis: Tenax Therapeutics (TENX) & Its Rivals

Tenax Therapeutics (NASDAQ: TENX) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial physical research” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Tenax Therapeutics to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Tenax Therapeutics has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tenax Therapeutics’ competitors have a beta of 3.59, suggesting that their average stock price is 259% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Tenax Therapeutics and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tenax Therapeutics N/A -175.30% -156.52%
Tenax Therapeutics Competitors -264.40% -15.96% -9.71%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tenax Therapeutics and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tenax Therapeutics N/A -$6.81 million -0.16
Tenax Therapeutics Competitors $744.96 million $42.30 million 13.15

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

16.3% of Tenax Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.7% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Tenax Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Commercial physical research” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Tenax Therapeutics and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tenax Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tenax Therapeutics Competitors 171 714 1523 70 2.60

As a group, “Commercial physical research” companies have a potential upside of 9.36%. Given Tenax Therapeutics’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tenax Therapeutics has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Tenax Therapeutics competitors beat Tenax Therapeutics on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About Tenax Therapeutics

Tenax Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, focused on the identification, development, and commercialization of a portfolio of products for the critical care market in the United States and Canada. It focuses on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products containing levosimendan, 2.5 mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion/5ml vial for use in the reduction of morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery patients at risk for developing Low Cardiac Output Syndrome. The company was formerly known as Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. in September 2014. Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina.

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