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: Apparel & Accessories
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:GIL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $6.96063 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 224,464,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $31.09
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $29.75
  • 52 Week Range: $23.55 - $31.87
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.77
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.39
  • P/E Growth: 1.34
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.68 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.59
  • Book Value: $9.34 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.32
  • Annual Dividend: $0.37
  • Dividend Yield: 1.2%
  • EBITDA: $567.29 million
  • Net Margins: 14.16%
  • Return on Equity: 18.65%
  • Return on Assets: 12.68%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.34%
  • Current Ratio: 5.55%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.88%
  • Average Volume: 318,759 shs.
  • Beta: 0.69
  • Short Ratio: 11.64

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of $0.094 per share on Monday, September 11th. This represents a $0.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 15th. 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 on the morning of Monday, March 30th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, February 4th 2015. The newly issued shares were issued 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 has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, April 6th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 11,500,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Gildan Activewear's earnings last quarter?

Gildan Activewear, Inc. (NYSE:GIL) posted its earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $715.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $753.85 million. Gildan Activewear had a return on equity of 18.65% and a net margin of 14.16%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. 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 Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.60-1.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.68.

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

10 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Gildan Activewear's stock. Their predictions range from $31.00 to $43.00. On average, they anticipate Gildan Activewear's share price to reach $35.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Gildan Activewear.

Who are some of Gildan Activewear's key competitors?

Who are Gildan Activewear's key executives?

Gildan Activewear's management team includes the folowing people:

  • William D. Anderson, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Glenn J. Chamandy, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Rhodri J. Harries, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Michael R. Hoffman, President - Printware
  • Eric R. Lehman, President - Branded Apparel
  • Benito A. Masi, Executive Vice President - Manufacturing
  • Lindsay Matthews, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Donald C. Berg, Independent Director
  • Russell Goodman, Independent Director
  • George J. Heller, Independent Director

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.

What is Gildan Activewear's stock price today?

One share of Gildan Activewear stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.97.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Gildan Activewear (NYSE GIL)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  483 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  320 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  803
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $35.33 (14.09% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
Price Target History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/4/2017TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Hold$32.00 -> $33.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017National Bank FinancialDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformLowView Rating Details
8/4/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$32.00 -> $34.00LowView Rating Details
7/12/2017Canaccord GenuityDowngradeBuy -> Hold$32.00HighView Rating Details
7/11/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$31.00HighView Rating Details
6/28/2017CIBCUpgradeSector Perform -> Sector OutperformHighView Rating Details
1/11/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
11/16/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/11/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet 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
5/5/2016Stifel 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, Inc. (The)Lower Price Target$30.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 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
8/3/20176/30/2017$0.48$0.49$753.85 million$715.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $1.70
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.92
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.31$0.35$0.33
Q2 20175$0.47$0.49$0.48
Q3 20175$0.50$0.61$0.55
Q4 20175$0.28$0.41$0.34
Q1 20182$0.39$0.42$0.41
Q2 20182$0.51$0.55$0.53
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)
Most Recent Dividend:9/11/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.37
Dividend Yield:1.19%
Dividend Growth:20.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:22.42% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
21.89% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
19.58% (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 logoGildan Activewear, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GIL-US : October 10, 2017 - October 10 at 4:46 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Gildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) to Post $0.52 EPS - October 8 at 8:32 PM logoHead-To-Head Contrast: Gildan Activewear (GIL) vs. The Competition - October 8 at 8:46 AM logoStocks Give Back Gains Heading into Long Weekend - October 6 at 7:29 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - October 4 at 9:50 PM logoETFs with exposure to Gildan Activewear, Inc. : October 4, 2017 - October 4 at 11:48 AM logoAnalyzing Gildan Activewear (GIL) & Its Peers - October 2 at 8:33 AM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - October 1 at 11:06 AM logoShould You Buy Gildan Activewear Inc (TSX:GIL) At $38.74? - September 29 at 4:29 PM logoMichael Kors Strategic Efforts Bode Well, Drab Comps Woes - Nasdaq - September 28 at 3:17 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GIL-US : September 26, 2017 - September 26 at 6:49 PM logoVSS, OTEX, GIL, KGC: Large Outflows Detected at ETF - Nasdaq - September 25 at 5:34 PM logoGildan Activewear (GIL) vs. Vince Holding Corp. (VNCE) Head to Head Comparison - September 24 at 12:36 PM logoGildan Announces Participation at the CIBC 16th Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference - September 22 at 2:32 PM logoLululemon (LULU) Up About 14% in 3 Months: 5 Reasons Why - September 19 at 7:04 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:GIL) : September 19, 2017 - September 18 at 11:41 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GIL-US : September 15, 2017 - September 15 at 7:42 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. : GIL-US: Dividend Analysis : August 17th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 15, 2017 - September 15 at 7:41 PM logo5 Consumer Stocks Still Worth Buying at Fresh Highs - September 8 at 7:35 PM logoTechnical Insights on Textile Stocks -- Naked Brand, Carter's, Gildan Activewear, and Canada Goose - September 8 at 7:35 PM logoGildan Included In the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Fifth Consecutive Year - MarketWatch - September 8 at 5:15 AM logoGildan Included In the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Fifth Consecutive Year - September 7 at 7:10 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 6 at 11:01 AM logoSick of Hearing About Canada Goose Holdings Inc.? Try This Clothing Company Instead - September 4 at 3:58 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Gildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $752.07 Million - September 3 at 5:54 AM logoMacy's (M) Sharpens Edge: Expands Same-day Delivery Service - September 1 at 7:23 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : GIL-US : August 25, 2017 - August 26 at 2:51 AM logoShort Interest in Gildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Declines By 3.9% - August 22 at 11:12 PM logoVSS, OTEX, GIL, BBD: Large Inflows Detected at ETF - Nasdaq - August 18 at 6:53 PM logoComparing Gildan Activewear (GIL) & Under Armour (UA) - August 17 at 2:14 PM logoJC Penney (JCP) Q2 Loss Wider than Expected, Affirms View - Nasdaq - August 14 at 7:21 PM logo$0.52 EPS Expected for Gildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) This Quarter - August 14 at 4:22 AM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - August 12 at 2:18 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GIL-US : August 11, 2017 - August 11 at 7:31 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Declares $0.09 Quarterly Dividend - August 10 at 2:20 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. :GIL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 6:47 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. (NYSE:GIL) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.50 Per Share, Desjardins Forecasts - August 7 at 7:40 AM logoNational Bank Financial Lowers Gildan Activewear, Inc. (NYSE:GIL) to Sector Perform - August 6 at 7:40 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Downgraded by TD Securities - August 4 at 4:48 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. (NYSE:GIL) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - August 3 at 4:50 PM logoInvestor Network: Gildan Activewear Inc. to Host Earnings Call - August 3 at 4:25 PM logoGildan Activewear Reports Strong Second Quarter Earnings Per Share and Confirms Earnings Guidance at High-End of Range - August 3 at 4:25 PM logoAmerican Apparel Is Ready to Relaunch Its Website - August 3 at 4:25 PM logoGildan tops 2Q profit forecasts - August 3 at 4:25 PM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. (NYSE:GIL) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - August 3 at 9:44 AM logoPVH Corp. (PVH) and Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) Critical Comparison - August 3 at 7:52 AM logoQ2 2017 Earnings Forecast for Gildan Activewear, Inc. (NYSE:GIL) Issued By National Bank Financial - August 2 at 7:32 AM logoGildan Activewear, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GIL-US : July 31, 2017 - July 31 at 6:42 PM logo$758.20 Million in Sales Expected for Gildan Activewear, Inc. (NYSE:GIL) This Quarter - July 28 at 12:00 PM logo Analysts Anticipate Gildan Activewear, Inc. (GIL) Will Post Earnings of $0.48 Per Share - July 26 at 11:57 PM



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