Head-To-Head Survey: Iconix Brand Group (ICON) versus Exceed (EDSFF)

Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ:ICON) and Exceed (OTCMKTS:EDSFF) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.7% of Iconix Brand Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Iconix Brand Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Exceed shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Iconix Brand Group has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exceed has a beta of 0.01, meaning that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iconix Brand Group -1.22% -30.83% 2.29%
Exceed N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Iconix Brand Group and Exceed’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iconix Brand Group $225.83 million 0.05 -$489.25 million N/A N/A
Exceed N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Exceed has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Iconix Brand Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Iconix Brand Group and Exceed, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iconix Brand Group 0 2 0 0 2.00
Exceed 0 0 0 0 N/A

Iconix Brand Group currently has a consensus price target of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 1,328.57%. Given Iconix Brand Group’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Iconix Brand Group is more favorable than Exceed.


Iconix Brand Group beats Exceed on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Iconix Brand Group

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).

About Exceed

Exceed Company Ltd. is engaged in the design, development, and wholesale of footwear, apparel, and accessories under the brand name of Xidelong in the People's Republic of China. It provides footwear products, including running, leisure, basketball, skateboarding, canvas, tennis, and outdoor footwear products; apparel products comprising sports tops, pants, jackets, track suits, and coats; and accessories, such as bags, socks, hats, and caps. The company offers its products for the customers aging between 15 to 35 years through various distributors. Exceed Company Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is based in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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