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How to buy Gildan Activewear stock

Learn how to easily invest in Gildan Activewear stock.

Gildan Activewear 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 52,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.3 billion.

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Gildan Activewear stock price (NYSE: GIL)

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Gildan Activewear shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-01.
Latest market close$29.84
52-week range$25.38 - $41.00
50-day moving average $28.91
200-day moving average $30.01
Wall St. target price$37.30
PE ratio 9.4388
Dividend yield $0.661 (2.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.35

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Gildan Activewear price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.84 from 2023-02-07

1 week (2023-02-02) -2.39%
1 month (2023-01-09) 1.57%
3 months (2022-11-09) 11.30%
6 months (2022-08-09) -2.42%
1 year (2022-02-08) -26.92%
2 years (2021-02-09) 8.16%
3 years (2020-02-07) 7.82%
5 years (2018-02-09) 4.03%

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 9x. In other words, Gildan Activewear shares trade at around 9x 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 1.3385. 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 $715.6 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 $3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.44%
Gross profit TTM $830.2 million
Return on assets TTM 11.69%
Return on equity TTM 33.71%
Profit margin 19.11%
Book value $10.30
Market capitalisation $5.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Gildan Activewear share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 27.48% of net profits

Recently Gildan Activewear has paid out, on average, around 27.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.22% 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 2.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gildan Activewear's case, that would currently equate to about $0.661 per share.

While Gildan Activewear's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Gildan Activewear may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Gildan Activewear's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 November 2022 (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 $25.3766 up to $41.0022. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GIL.US volatility(beta: 1.45)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 1.4521. 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, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. It provides various activewear products, including T-shirts, fleece tops and bottoms, and sports shirts under the Gildan, Gildan Performance, Gildan Hammer, Comfort Colors, American Apparel, Alstyle, and GoldToe brands. The company also offers hosiery products comprising athletic; dress; and casual, liner, therapeutic, and workwear socks, as well as sheer pantyhose, tights, and leggings under the Gildan, Under Armour, GoldToe, PowerSox, Signature Gold by Goldtoe, Peds, MediPeds, Therapy Plus, All Pro, Secret, Silks, Secret Silky, and American Apparel brands. In addition, it provides men's and boys' underwear products, and ladies panties under the Gildan and Gildan Platinum brands; and ladies' shapewear, intimates, and accessories under the Secret and Secret Silky brands. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, screen printers, and embellishers, as well as to retailers and lifestyle 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 2.113% of Gildan Activewear shares are held by insiders and 87.022% by institutions.
How many people work for Gildan Activewear?
Latest data suggests 52,000 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 Boulevard 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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