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How to buy Gildan Activewear stock

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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 46,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Gildan Activewear stock price (NYSE: GIL)

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Gildan Activewear shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$38.96
52-week range$24.44 - $43.47
50-day moving average $41.42
200-day moving average $37.37
Wall St. target price$42.28
PE ratio 16.1587
Dividend yield $0.308 (1.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.52

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Gildan Activewear price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.96 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -4.32%
1 month (2021-12-23) -4.42%
3 months (2021-10-22) 6.10%
6 months (2021-07-23) 13.09%
1 year (2021-01-22) 48.76%
2 years (2020-01-23) 29.35%
3 years (2019-01-23) 17.56%
5 years (2017-01-23) 55.53%

Is Gildan Activewear stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 16x. In other words, Gildan Activewear shares trade at around 16x 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 $491 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 $2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.36%
Gross profit TTM $275.1 million
Return on assets TTM 7.83%
Return on equity TTM 29.76%
Profit margin 17.7%
Book value $9.68
Market capitalisation $7.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 12/31/2018) 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


Dividend payout ratio: 19.17% of net profits

Recently Gildan Activewear has paid out, on average, around 19.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gildan Activewear shareholders could enjoy a 1.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gildan Activewear's case, that would currently equate to about $0.308 per share.

While Gildan Activewear's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Gildan Activewear is investing more in its future growth.

Gildan Activewear's most recent dividend payout was on 19 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Gildan Activewear's shares ever split?

Gildan Activewear's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 29 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 $24.4373 up to $43.4705. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GIL.US volatility(beta: 1.67)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 1.6667. 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 various apparel products in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It provides various activewear products, including T-shirts, fleece tops and bottoms, and sport shirts under the Gildan, Gildan Performance, Gildan Hammer, Comfort Colors, American Apparel, Anvil by Gildan, Alstyle, Prim + Preux, and GoldToe brands. The company also offers hosiery products comprising athletic; dress; and casual, liner, therapeutic, and workwear socks, as well as sheer panty hoses, tights, and leggings under the brands of Gildan, Under Armour, GoldToe, PowerSox, GT a GoldToe Brand, Silver Toe, Signature Gold by Goldtoe, Peds, MediPeds, Kushyfoot, Therapy Plus, All Pro, Secret, Silks, Secret Silky, and American Apparel. In addition, it provides men's and boys' underwear products, and ladies panties under the Gildan and Gildan Platinum brand names; and ladies' shapewear, intimates, and accessories under the Secret and Secret Silky brands. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, screen printers, or embellishers, as well as to retailers and consumer brand companies. The company was formerly known as Textiles Gildan Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Gildan Activewear is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.984% of Gildan Activewear shares are held by insiders and 91.585% by institutions.
How many people work for Gildan Activewear?
Latest data suggests 46,000 work at Gildan Activewear.
When does the fiscal year end for Gildan Activewear?
Gildan Activewear's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Gildan Activewear based?
Gildan Activewear's address is: 600 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3A 3J2
What is Gildan Activewear's ISIN number?
Gildan Activewear's international securities identification number is: CA3759161035
What is Gildan Activewear's CUSIP number?
Gildan Activewear's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 375916103

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