Morningstar Rating

Stock Research and Analysis

by Bridget Weishaar

Bulls Say

Significant capital-expenditure and scale requirements of basic apparel manufacturing give the company a cost advantage.
International printwear markets are less than 10% of consolidated sales and yield double-digit growth opportunities.
Branded apparel is a higher-margin growth opportunity that leverages existing core competencies. Read more 

Bears Say

Pricing power is virtually nonexistent in the printwear segment, and the company is highly exposed to cotton and energy prices and demand fluctuations.
Gildan has more than a 70% printwear market share in the U.S., leaving limited room for future market-share gains.
Branded apparel has many entrenched competitors and a consolidated customer base, and it carries an increased inventory risk. Read more 

Management

Glenn Chamandy is one of the founders of the corporation and has been a director since May 1984. Before being appointed president and CEO in 2004, he served as a co-chief executive officer and chief operating officer. Chamandy earned an annual base   Read more 

Profile

Gildan is a vertically integrated manufacturer of basic apparel including T-shirts, fleece, socks, and underwear. The company distributes its products in printwear markets   Read more 

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