Comparing Trinity Biotech (TRIB) and Its Competitors

Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Diagnostic substances” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Trinity Biotech to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Trinity Biotech and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Trinity Biotech $99.14 million $2.30 million 19.12
Trinity Biotech Competitors $308.35 million $13.85 million -44.28

Trinity Biotech’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Trinity Biotech. Trinity Biotech is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Trinity Biotech and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trinity Biotech 0 0 0 0 N/A
Trinity Biotech Competitors 103 369 569 19 2.48

As a group, “Diagnostic substances” companies have a potential upside of 9.94%. Given Trinity Biotech’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Trinity Biotech has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.1% of Trinity Biotech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.1% of shares of all “Diagnostic substances” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Trinity Biotech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.5% of shares of all “Diagnostic substances” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Trinity Biotech and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trinity Biotech -40.62% 2.37% 0.99%
Trinity Biotech Competitors -885.83% -65.54% -25.27%

Volatility and Risk

Trinity Biotech has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trinity Biotech’s competitors have a beta of 1.44, suggesting that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Trinity Biotech

Trinity Biotech plc acquires, develops, manufactures, and markets medical diagnostic products for the clinical laboratory and point-of-care (POC) segments of the diagnostic market. The company offers clinical laboratory products, including diagnostic tests and instrumentation, which detect infectious diseases, such as lyme disease, sexually transmitted diseases, respiratory infections, epstein barr virus, and other viral pathogens; and products for the in-vitro diagnostic testing for haemoglobin A1c used in the monitoring and diagnosis of diabetes, and identifying those who are at a high risk of developing diabetes. It also develops, manufactures, and distributes products in the enzyme-linked immunosorbent, western blot, and cytotoxicity assay formats; and provides reagent products, such as ACE, bile acids, lactate, oxalate, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase for diagnosis of liver and kidney diseases, as well as haemolytic anaemia. In addition, the company sells raw materials to the life sciences industry and research institutes. Further, it offers Uni-Gold S. pneumoniae, Uni-Gold Legionella, Uni-Gold C. difficile, and Uni-Gold Syphilis products. The company sells its products through its direct sales force in the United States; and a network of independent distributors and strategic partners internationally. Its customers include public health facilities, hospitals, and other outreach facilities, as well as clinical and reference laboratories. Trinity Biotech plc was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Bray, Ireland.

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