Reviewing Phoenix Footwear Group (PXFG) & Steven Madden (SHOO)

Phoenix Footwear Group (OTCMKTS:PXFG) and Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.0% of Steven Madden shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.7% of Phoenix Footwear Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Steven Madden shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Phoenix Footwear Group and Steven Madden’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Phoenix Footwear Group $18.68 million 0.09 -$950,000.00 N/A N/A
Steven Madden $1.55 billion 1.82 $117.94 million $1.49 21.63

Steven Madden has higher revenue and earnings than Phoenix Footwear Group.


This table compares Phoenix Footwear Group and Steven Madden’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Phoenix Footwear Group -1.63% N/A N/A
Steven Madden 8.79% 18.05% 13.94%

Volatility and Risk

Phoenix Footwear Group has a beta of 2.77, suggesting that its stock price is 177% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Steven Madden has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Phoenix Footwear Group and Steven Madden, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Phoenix Footwear Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Steven Madden 0 2 9 0 2.82

Steven Madden has a consensus target price of $37.20, indicating a potential upside of 15.42%. Given Steven Madden’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Steven Madden is more favorable than Phoenix Footwear Group.


Steven Madden pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Phoenix Footwear Group does not pay a dividend. Steven Madden pays out 35.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Steven Madden beats Phoenix Footwear Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Phoenix Footwear Group

Phoenix Footwear Group, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and sells women's footwear primarily in the United States. The company offers its products under the Trotters and SoftWalk brand names. It distributes its products through department stores, specialty and independent retail stores, mail order catalogues, and Internet retailers, as well as directly to consumers through and Websites. Phoenix Footwear Group, Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

About Steven Madden

Steven Madden, Ltd. designs, sources, markets, and sells fashion-forward name brand and private label footwear for women, men, and children worldwide. Its Wholesale Footwear segment provides footwear under the Steve Madden Women's, Madden Girl, Steve Madden Men's, Madden, Madden NYC, Dolce Vita, DV by Dolce Vita, Mad Love, Steven by Steve Madden, Report, Superga, Betsey Johnson, Betseyville, Steve Madden Kids, FREEBIRD by Steven, Stevies, B Brian Atwood, Blondo, Kate Spade, and Avec Les Filles brands, as well as private label footwear. The company's Wholesale Accessories segment offers Big Buddha, Madden NYC, Betsey Johnson, Steve Madden, Steven by Steve Madden, Madden Girl, Cejon, B Brian Atwood, Luv Betsey, DKNY, and Donna Karan accessories brands; private label fashion handbags and accessories to department stores, mass merchants, value priced retailers, online retailers, and specialty stores; and cold weather accessories, fashion scarves, wraps, and other trend accessories primarily under Cejon, Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, and Big Buddha brand names, as well as private labels to department stores and specialty stores. Its Retail segment operates Steve Madden, Steven, Superga, and International retail stores, as well as Steve Madden, Superga, Betsey Johnson, and Dolce Vita e-commerce Websites. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated 206 retail stores. Its First Cost segment operates as a buying agent for footwear products under private labels for mass-market merchandisers, shoe chains, and other mid-tier retailers. The company's Licensing segment licenses its Steve Madden, Steven by Steve Madden, and Madden Girl trademarks. Steven Madden, Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is based in Long Island City, New York.

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