Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, brand management company Iconix Brand Group
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Iconix's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||New York (1978)|
|Market Cap||$1.7 billion|
|Industry||Apparel footwear and accessories|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$353.2 million|
|Management||Founder/Chairman/CEO Neil Cole
CFO Warren Clamen
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||10.5%|
|Cash / Debt||$96.1 million / $519.5 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Late last month, Nerus offered a mouth-watering price forecast on Iconix's shares: "Good earnings track record. At 1.65 EPS [full-year 2011 estimate], times P/E of 20 (raising from current 18 due to consistently good growth), stock will be around 33 in 12-16 months."
Iconix even boasts a robust three-year average operating margin of 63.7%. That's much higher than that of other brand apparel plays like Gap
CAPS member streeter123 expands on the Iconix outperform argument:
- Peanuts/Dilbert/Fancy Nancy licensing. Fancy Nancy is really taking off, especially. I'm really surprised there is no TV show yet.
- A nice mix of high fashion (i.e. Badgley Mishka), regular brands (i.e. Starter) and "cool" brands (i.e. Rocawear)
- Good FCF, low PEG
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