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How to buy Gildan Activewear stock | $27.84

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Gildan Activewear Inc is an apparel manufacturing business based in the US. Gildan Activewear shares (GIL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Gildan Activewear employs 45,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.9 billion.

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Gildan Activewear share price

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Gildan Activewear shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$27.84
52-week rangeUSD$9.42 - USD$30.0728
50-day moving average USD$26.3418
200-day moving average USD$20.6893
Wall St. target priceUSD$25.32
PE ratio 23.4242
Dividend yield USD$0.62 (3.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.68

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Is it a good time to buy Gildan Activewear stock?

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Gildan Activewear price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.84 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -2.32%
1 month (2020-12-16) 2.02%
3 months (2020-10-15) 26.32%
6 months (2020-07-15) 70.59%
1 year (2020-01-15) -4.66%
2 years (2019-01-15) -12.67%
3 years (2018-01-12) 32.57
5 years (2016-01-15) 8.96%

Is Gildan Activewear under- or over-valued?

Valuing Gildan Activewear stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gildan Activewear's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Gildan Activewear's P/E ratio

Gildan Activewear's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Gildan Activewear shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Gildan Activewear's PEG ratio

Gildan Activewear's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.36. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Gildan Activewear's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Gildan Activewear's EBITDA

Gildan Activewear's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$133.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Gildan Activewear's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Gildan Activewear financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.69%
Gross profit TTM USD$763.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0.26%
Return on equity TTM -15.13%
Profit margin -13.34%
Book value $7.441
Market capitalisation USD$5.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gildan Activewear shares

There are currently 4.7 million Gildan Activewear shares held short by investors – that's known as Gildan Activewear's "short interest". This figure is 9.7% down from 5.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Gildan Activewear shares can be evaluated.

Gildan Activewear's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gildan Activewear's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gildan Activewear shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gildan Activewear shares traded daily (recently around 524854.93273543). Gildan Activewear's SIR currently stands at 8.92. In other words for every 100,000 Gildan Activewear shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8920 shares are currently held short.

However Gildan Activewear's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gildan Activewear shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gildan Activewear shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gildan Activewear's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gildan Activewear shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0264% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gildan Activewear shares, roughly 26 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Gildan Activewear.

Find out more about how you can short Gildan Activewear stock.

Gildan Activewear's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Gildan Activewear.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Gildan Activewear's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.37

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Gildan Activewear's overall score of 15.37 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Gildan Activewear is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Gildan Activewear's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.37/100

Gildan Activewear's environmental score of 5.37 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gildan Activewear is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Gildan Activewear's social score

Social score: 12.11/100

Gildan Activewear's social score of 12.11 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gildan Activewear is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Gildan Activewear's governance score

Governance score: 8.89/100

Gildan Activewear's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Gildan Activewear is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Gildan Activewear's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Gildan Activewear scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Gildan Activewear has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Gildan Activewear Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 15.37
Total ESG percentile 9.5
Environmental score 5.37
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 12.11
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 8.89
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Gildan Activewear share dividends

We're not expecting Gildan Activewear to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Gildan Activewear's shares ever split?

Gildan Activewear's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 March 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gildan Activewear shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gildan Activewear shares which in turn could have impacted Gildan Activewear's share price.

Gildan Activewear share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gildan Activewear's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.42 up to $30.0728. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GIL.US volatility(beta: 1.69)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Gildan Activewear's is 1.6881. This would suggest that Gildan Activewear's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Gildan Activewear overview

Gildan Activewear Inc. manufactures and sells a range of apparel products in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company manufactures and markets active wear products, including T-shirts, fleece tops and bottoms, and sport shirts under Gildan, Gildan Performance, Gildan Platinum, Gildan Hammer, Comfort Colors, American Apparel, Anvil by Gildan, Alstyle, Prim + Preux, and Gold Toe brands. It also offers hosiery products, such as athletic, dress, casual, workwear, liner, and therapeutic socks, as well as sheer panty hose, tights, and leggings under the Gildan, Gildan Platinum, Under Armour, Gold Toe, PowerSox, GT a Gold Toe Brand, Silver Toe, Signature Gold by Goldtoe, Peds, MediPeds, Kushyfoot, Therapy Plus, All Pro, Secret, Silks, Secret Silky, and American Apparel brand names. In addition, the company provides men's and boys' top and bottom underwear, and ladies panties under Gildan and Gildan Platinum brand names; and ladies shapewear, intimates, and accessories under Secret and Secret Silky brand names. It offers its products through wholesale distributors, screen printers/embellishers, and retailers, as well as through its e-commerce platforms. The company was formerly known as Textiles Gildan Inc. and changed its name to Gildan Activewear Inc. in March 1995. Gildan Activewear Inc. was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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