Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON) is one of 26 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Iconix Brand Group to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Iconix Brand Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Iconix Brand Group $352.95 million $156.87 million -1.29
Iconix Brand Group Competitors $2.68 billion $378.14 million -4.37

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Iconix Brand Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iconix Brand Group 0 2 2 0 2.50
Iconix Brand Group Competitors 297 1337 1918 76 2.49

Iconix Brand Group currently has a consensus target price of $10.17, suggesting a potential upside of 78.68%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 3.71%. Given Iconix Brand Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Iconix Brand Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Iconix Brand Group has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iconix Brand Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.72, indicating that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Iconix Brand Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iconix Brand Group -82.22% 10.38% 3.02%
Iconix Brand Group Competitors -1,510.87% 0.33% -4.75%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.9% of Iconix Brand Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Iconix Brand Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.8% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Iconix Brand Group beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Iconix Brand Group Company Profile

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. is a brand management company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a portfolio of over 30 global consumer brands across women’s, men’s, and home categories. The Company operates through segments: men’s, women’s, home and international. The Company’s brand portfolio includes brands, such as Candie’s, Bongo, Joe Boxer, Rampage, Mudd, London Fog, Mossimo, Ocean Pacific/OP, Danskin/Danskin Now, Rocawear/Roc Nation, Cannon, Royal Velvet, Fieldcrest, Charisma, Starter, Waverly, Ecko Unltd/Mark Ecko Cut & Sew, Zoo York, Umbro, Lee Cooper and Artful Dodger, and interests in Material Girl, Ed Hardy, Truth or Dare, Modern Amusement, Buffalo, Nick Graham Hydraulic and PONY brands. It operates in various geographic regions, including the United States, Japan and Other (which principally represent Latin America and Europe).

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