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ICONIX BRAND GROUP, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 03/28/2019
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employees reside in the U.S., 61 reside in Europe, five in China, and one in the Middle East. None of the Company’s employees are represented by a labor union. The Company considers its relationship with its employees to be satisfactory.

Available Information

The Company maintains a website at, which provides a wide variety of information on each of its brands. The Company also makes available free of charge on its website its annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, herein referred to as the SEC, under applicable law as soon as reasonably practicable after it files such material. The Company’s website also contains information about its history, investor relations, governance and links to access copies of its publicly filed documents. Further, the Company has established an intranet with approved vendors and service providers who can access additional materials and download them through a secure network. In addition, there are websites for many of the Company’s brands, operated by the Company or its licensees, for example, at, and The information regarding the Company’s website address and/or those sites established for its brands is provided for convenience, and the Company is not including the information contained on the Company’s and brands’ websites as part of, or incorporating it by reference into, this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

We operate in a changing environment that involves numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could impact our operations. The following highlights some of the factors that have affected, and in the future could affect, our operations:


The Company may not generate sufficient cash in the next twelve months necessary to fund continued operations.

Our ability to make cash payments on and to refinance our indebtedness and to fund future operations will depend on our ability to generate significant operating cash flow in the future. This ability is, to a significant extent, subject to general economic, financial, competitive and other factors that are beyond our control. We cannot assure you that our business will generate cash flow from operations in amount sufficient to enable us to fund our liquidity needs, including fees payable in connection with waivers obtained from our creditors and lenders, costs related to the impairment analysis discussed below and costs related to ongoing litigation (see “Legal Proceedings” and the risk factor entitled “—We have been named in securities litigations, which could be expensive and could divert our management’s attention.  There may be additional class action and/or derivative claims”). As a result, we may need to refinance all or a portion of our indebtedness, on or before its maturity, obtain additional equity or debt financing, sell existing assets or enter into strategic alliances with other parties. We cannot assure you that we will be able to do so on commercially reasonable terms or at all, or on terms that would be advantageous to our stockholders. Any inability to generate sufficient cash flow, refinance our indebtedness or incur additional indebtedness on commercially reasonable terms could adversely affect our financial condition and could cause us to be unable to service our existing debt. If we are unable to obtain a waiver, we would be in default under our existing indebtedness, the holders of such indebtedness could exercise their rights as described above, and we could be forced into bankruptcy or liquidation. Even if we are able to obtain such waivers, limited liquidity may cause us to delay or abandon some or all of our plans to invest in new brands and may have a material and adverse effect our ability to generate and/or increase revenue going forward or cause us to be unable to maintain existing licenses on favorable terms and conditions.  Additionally, we have historically received cash payments of management fees and residual fees under the agreements governing our Senior Secured Notes (as defined below), however, there is no guarantee we will receive any or all of these amounts in future years.  Any decrease in cash received under these arrangements in future periods could adversely affect our liquidity.

Our existing and future debt obligations could impair our liquidity and financial condition, and in the event we are unable to meet our debt obligations we could lose title to certain trademarks.

As of December 31, 2018, the Company’s consolidated balance sheet reflects debt of approximately $675.2 million (which is net of $4.7 million of debt issuance costs), including (i) securitization debt of $460.8 million (net of original issue discount of $4.7 million) under our Series 2012-1 4.229% Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2, Series 2013-1 4.352% Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2 (collectively, the “Senior Secured Notes”), and the Variable Funding Notes (as defined below), (ii) senior secured debt of $171.1 million (net of original issue discount of $18.3 million) under our Senior Secured Term Loan (as defined below), and (iii) subordinated secured debt of $109.7 million (which is recorded in our consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2018 at a fair value of $48.1 million) under our 5.75% convertible senior subordinated secured second lien notes due 2023 (the “5.75% Convertible Notes”). We may also assume or incur additional debt, including secured debt, in the future in connection with, or to fund, future acquisitions or refinance our existing debt obligations. Our outstanding debt obligations:


could impair our liquidity;


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