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Gildan is a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery, and shapewear. The Company sells its products under a diversified portfolio of company-owned brands, including the Gildan®, Gold Toe®, Anvil®, Comfort Colors®, American Apparel®, Alstyle®, Secret®, Silks®, Kushyfoot®, Secret Silky®, Peds®, MediPeds®, and Therapy Plus™ brands. Sock products are also distributed through the Company’s exclusive U.S. sock license for the Under Armour® brand, and a wide array of products are also marketed through a global license for the Mossy Oak® brand. The Company's products are sold in two primary markets, namely the printwear and retail markets. The Company distributes its products in printwear markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. In retail markets, the Company sells its products to a broad spectrum of retailers primarily in the U.S. and Canada and also manufactures for select leading global athletic and lifestyle consumer brands.

Sock products are also distributed through the Company’s exclusive U.S. sock license for the Under Armour® brand, and a wide array of products is also marketed through a global license for the Mossy Oak® brand.
 
With over 48,000 employees worldwide Gildan operates with a strong commitment to industry-leading labour and environmental practices throughout its supply chain in accordance with its comprehensive corporate social responsibility program embedded in the Company's long-term business strategy.

  • Total number of employees per region as of the end of fiscal 2016*

    *Headcount data is as of end of April 2017

  • 2016 Financial Highlights

    (in U.S. dollars)

    • Net sales of approximately $2.6 billion
    • Adjusted EPS of $1.51
    • $140 million capital expenditures
    • Record free cash flow of $398 million
    • $470 million returned to shareholders
    • Fifth consecutive 20% increase in quarterly dividend

  • 2016 Operating Highlights

    • During 2016, Gildan invested in its operations, brands and people:
      • Completion of the ramp up of U.S.-based yarn spinning operations.
      • The Acquisition of Alstyle®  expanded our Printwear brand offering and penetration in North America and added manufacturing operations in Mexico.
      • We acquired Peds®, a marketer of quality foot apparel and legwear products, further expanding our retail brand portfolio followed by American Apparel® in early 2017.
    • We drove market share expansion in Gildan branded men’s socks and underwear. We reached our 10% market share milestone in men’s underwear for the Gildan® brand and Gildan® moved into the number one position in the men's sock category.
    • We continued our strong history of strategic capital investments during 2016, spending $140 million in new technology, equipment, capacity expansion and cost savings projects.

  • Map of our operations

    Gildan owns and operates vertically-integrated, large-scale manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America, the Caribbean Basin, North America, and Bangladesh. These facilities are strategically located to efficiently service the quick replenishment needs of Gildan's customers.

    Please visit our corporate site for an interactive map of our owned facilities.

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