Gildan Activewear Company Profile (NYSE:GIL)

About Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)

Gildan Activewear logoGildan Activewear Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery and shapewear. The Company operates through two segments: Printwear and Branded Apparel. The Printwear segment designs, manufactures, sources, markets, and distributes undecorated activewear products. The Branded Apparel segment designs, manufactures, sources, markets, and distributes branded family apparel, which includes athletic, casual and dress socks, underwear, activewear, sheer hosiery, legwear, and shapewear products, which are sold to retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company sells its products under various brands, including the Gildan, Gold Toe, Anvil, Comfort Colors, American Apparel, Alstyle, Secret, Silks, Kushyfoot, Secret Silky, Therapy Plus, Peds, and MediPeds brands. The Company distributes its products in printwear markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Textile - Apparel Clothing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:GIL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $6.39 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 225,119,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $27.80
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $26.42
  • 52 Week Range: $23.55 - $32.20
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.01
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.25
  • P/E Growth: 1.32
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.40
  • Book Value: $9.22 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.08
  • Annual Dividend: $0.31
  • Dividend Yield: 1.2%
  • EBIDTA: $547.33 million
  • Net Margins: 13.38%
  • Return on Equity: 16.67%
  • Return on Assets: 11.65%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.33%
  • Current Ratio: 4.88%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.78%
  • Average Volume: 624,418 shs.
  • Beta: 1.14
  • Short Ratio: 11.25

Frequently Asked Questions for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)

What is Gildan Activewear's stock symbol?

Gildan Activewear trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GIL."

How often does Gildan Activewear pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Gildan Activewear?

Gildan Activewear declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.0935 per share on Monday, June 12th. This represents a $0.37 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. View Gildan Activewear's Dividend History.

When did Gildan Activewear's stock split? How did Gildan Activewear's stock split work?

Gildan Activewear's stock split before market open on Monday, March 30th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, February 4th 2015. The newly created shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, March 27th 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of Gildan Activewear stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will Gildan Activewear's stock buyback program work?

Gildan Activewear announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, April 6th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 11,500,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Gildan Activewear's earnings last quarter?

Gildan Activewear Inc (NYSE:GIL) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $665.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $664.37 million. Gildan Activewear had a net margin of 13.38% and a return on equity of 16.67%. View Gildan Activewear's Earnings History.

What guidance has Gildan Activewear issued on next quarter's earnings?

Gildan Activewear issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.60-1.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.66.

Where is Gildan Activewear's stock going? Where will Gildan Activewear's stock price be in 2017?

10 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Gildan Activewear's stock. Their forecasts range from $31.00 to $43.00. On average, they anticipate Gildan Activewear's stock price to reach $35.63 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Gildan Activewear.

What are analysts saying about Gildan Activewear stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Gildan Activewear stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Gildan Activewear Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of premium quality branded basic activewear for sale principally into the wholesale imprinted activewear segment of the North American apparel market. The company sells premium quality 100% cotton T-shirts and premium quality sweatshirts, in a variety of weights, sizes, colors and styles, as blanks, which are ultimately decorated with designs and logos for sale to consumers. " (5/23/2017)
  • 2. Royal Bank of Canada analysts commented, "Gentex continues to be one of our favorite names in the automotive space with outsized revenue growth, a best-in-class margin profile, and numerous technology opportunities with significant upside. We feel this view was validated by the company’s 1Q17 report: Mirror shipments out grew underlying light vehicle production in relevant regions by a wide margin in the quarter, and the company announced that a seventh GM vehicle—the Chevy Traverse—will be launching with the Full Display Mirror (FDM) product. The company also announced that it has started shipping FDM to a second OEM customer (there are five customers total; four remain unspecified), and we expect that management will clarify which OEM this is in the 2Q17–3Q17 time frame. Gentex continues to have other growth opportunities as well: HomeLink appears to be getting increased traction in the Chinese market, and the company launched 11 new nameplates in the quarter. Additionally, the balance sheet remains attractive, and the company continues to pursue an aggressive debt paydown strategy, taking advantage of its strong cash generation capabilities. All things considered, we believe Gentex remains attractive at these levels." (4/24/2017)

Who are some of Gildan Activewear's key competitors?

Who owns Gildan Activewear stock?

Gildan Activewear's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd (6.46%), FMR LLC (4.47%), Janus Capital Management LLC (3.84%), Turtle Creek Asset Management Inc. (3.15%), Cooke & Bieler LP (2.62%) and Vanguard Group Inc. (2.06%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Gildan Activewear.

Who sold Gildan Activewear stock? Who is selling Gildan Activewear stock?

Gildan Activewear's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Janus Capital Management LLC, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Ameriprise Financial Inc. and Swiss National Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for Gildan Activewear.

Who bought Gildan Activewear stock? Who is buying Gildan Activewear stock?

Gildan Activewear's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Turtle Creek Asset Management Inc., Sentry Investments Corp., Mackenzie Financial Corp, Bank of America Corp DE, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Cooke & Bieler LP, Platinum Investment Management Ltd. and Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Gildan Activewear.

How do I buy Gildan Activewear stock?

Shares of Gildan Activewear can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Gildan Activewear stock cost?

One share of Gildan Activewear stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.37.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.90)
Consensus Price Target: $35.63 (25.57% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/4/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$30.00 -> $31.00LowView Rating Details
5/4/2017TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$31.00 -> $32.00LowView Rating Details
1/11/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
12/7/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$30.00 -> $31.00N/AView Rating Details
11/16/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/14/2016Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$31.00N/AView Rating Details
11/11/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetBuy$43.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingOutperform$44.00 -> $39.00N/AView Rating Details
7/28/2016DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuy$43.00N/AView Rating Details
7/21/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingStrong-Buy$35.00N/AView Rating Details
5/6/2016National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperform$42.00 -> $43.00N/AView Rating Details
5/5/2016Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
2/25/2016DA DavidsonLower Price TargetNeutral$29.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
1/21/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncLower Price Target$30.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
Earnings by Quarter for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/3/2017Q1$0.35$0.39$664.37 million$665.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/201712/31/2016$0.29$0.32$604.14 million$587.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.51$0.50$723.97 million$715.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.42$0.41$697.92 million$689.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.28$0.28$617.38 million$593.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$0.28$0.28$505.85 million$543.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2015Q315$0.51$0.52$702.80 million$700.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2015Q215$0.44$0.42$760.61 million$714.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/14/2015Q2$0.23$0.24$630.12 million$636.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q115($0.30)($0.31)$554.55 million$390.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/4/2014Q414$1.08$1.00$713.40 million$666.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q314$0.96$0.95$695.85 million$693.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2014Q214$0.63$0.64$555.22 million$548.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q114$0.35$0.35$452.14 million$451.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/21/2013Q4$0.84$0.83$604.71 million$626.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q313$0.94$0.94$630.60 million$614.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q213$0.57$0.59$518.91 million$523.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q113$0.30$0.32$399.56 million$420.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/29/20120.80$0.80$561.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.67$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.21$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/1/2011$0.42$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.70$0.77ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/11/2011$0.49$0.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2011$0.29$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.72
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.94
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.31$0.35$0.33
Q2 20175$0.47$0.49$0.48
Q3 20174$0.53$0.61$0.56
Q4 20174$0.28$0.41$0.35
Q1 20182$0.39$0.42$0.41
Q2 20181$0.55$0.55$0.55
Q3 20181$0.65$0.65$0.65
Q4 20181$0.33$0.33$0.33
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
Next Dividend:6/12/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.31
Dividend Yield:1.09%
Dividend Growth:20.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:21.68% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
18.45% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
16.67% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
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Headline Trends for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
Latest Headlines for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
DateHeadline logoBest Buy (BBY) Stock Surges on Q1 Earnings & Revenue Beat - May 25 at 7:45 PM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - May 23 at 9:58 PM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) to Hold - May 23 at 12:02 AM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. : GIL-US: Dividend Analysis : May 18th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 5:13 PM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Gildan's Quarterly Revenue Jumped 12.2%; Adjusted EPS Soared 39% - May 17 at 10:28 AM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Upgraded to "Buy" by Zacks Investment Research - May 16 at 10:40 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. :GIL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 5:02 PM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $758.2 Million - May 12 at 11:45 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Will Post Earnings of $0.48 Per Share - May 11 at 12:28 AM logoDesjardins Brokers Increase Earnings Estimates for Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) - May 8 at 10:06 AM logoEquities Analysts Set Expectations for Gildan Activewear Inc's FY2017 Earnings (GIL) - May 8 at 10:06 AM logoTheStreet Downgrades Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) to C - May 6 at 11:52 PM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Issues Earnings Results - May 6 at 1:00 AM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - May 5 at 2:30 PM logoBrokers Set Expectations for Gildan Activewear Inc's Q3 2017 Earnings (GIL) - May 5 at 11:19 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Gildan Activewear Inc Cut by Analyst (GIL) - May 5 at 8:54 AM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) to Issue $0.09 Quarterly Dividend - May 4 at 9:56 PM logoTD Securities Raises Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Price Target to $32.00 - May 4 at 9:10 PM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Increases Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Price Target to $31.00 - May 4 at 9:08 PM logoGildan Activewear (GIL) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 4 at 12:09 PM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 4 at 1:06 AM logoGildan Activewear Reports Strong First Quarter Results and Reaffirms Full Year Guidance for 2017 - May 3 at 5:12 PM logoNational Bank Financial Comments on Gildan Activewear Inc's Q3 2017 Earnings (GIL) - May 3 at 10:58 AM logoGildan Activewear (GIL) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.31 - May 2 at 6:34 PM logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for Gildan Activewear Inc's FY2018 Earnings (GIL) - May 2 at 4:00 PM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - May 1 at 11:24 PM logoGildan Activewear (GIL) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.06 - April 28 at 5:54 PM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - April 27 at 11:10 PM logoTD Securities Reiterates "$31.00" Price Target for Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) - April 27 at 8:02 PM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Raises Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Price Target to $30.00 - April 24 at 5:40 PM logoSomewhat Negative Media Coverage Unlikely to Affect Gildan Activewear (GIL) Stock Price - April 23 at 3:59 PM logo$0.35 Earnings Per Share Expected for Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL) This Quarter - April 20 at 8:34 AM logoShare Buyback Program Authorized by Gildan Activewear (GIL) Board of Directors - April 6 at 4:01 PM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - April 5 at 11:10 AM logoGildan Activewear Announces Board of Director Nominations - April 3 at 5:39 PM logoGIL May 19th Options Begin Trading - March 20 at 7:18 PM logoGildan Activewear Inc (GIL) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages - March 9 at 12:21 PM logoGILDAN ACTIVEWEAR INC. Financials - March 2 at 5:43 PM logo9:02 am Gildan Activewear announces plan to buy back up to 877k shares through private agreements - February 28 at 5:34 PM logoGildan Activewear’s profit gains reinvigorate stock - February 23 at 10:29 PM logoGildan Activewear Hikes Dividend; Renews Shareholder Rights Plan - February 23 at 5:27 PM logoGildan Activewear Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results and Initiates Guidance for 2017 - February 23 at 5:27 PM logo7:28 am Gildan Activewear beats by $0.03, misses on revs; guides FY17 EPS below consensus; raises dividend 20%; approves buyback up 5% of shares; Board approves new shareholder rights plan - February 23 at 5:27 PM logoGildan tops 4Q profit forecasts - February 23 at 5:27 PM logoAmerican Apparel brand will continue being made in US: Gildan CEO - February 23 at 5:27 PM logoGildan to keep making some American Apparel styles in U.S. - February 23 at 5:27 PM logoAmerican Apparel Brand Will Soon Appear on Clothes Made Elsewhere - February 23 at 5:27 PM logoDavidson Investment Advisors Buys Facebook, Marathon Oil, Gildan ... - Nasdaq - February 18 at 5:00 PM logoAnalyst Sees Odds Of U.S. Border Tax Passage Increasing To 75% - February 13 at 6:22 PM logo6 Mall Brands That Are Near Death or Have Already Dropped Dead - February 2 at 6:01 PM



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