Gildan

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"Our brands are well-positioned for growth in all industry segments, supported by our world-class sustainable manufacturing operations"

 

- Glenn J.Chamandy, President and CEO, Gildan
 
 

Growth Drivers

Printwear Segment - Global Leader

Branded Apparel Segment - Growing Share

Growth Driver # 1

Expand Printwear
Leadership

Gildan’s leadership position in the global printwear channel is built upon an unparalleled manufacturing infrastructure delivering high quality products at better value, across a growing portfolio of brands and through the industry's broadest distribution network.
 
Our model is built upon timely availability of inventory across a wide range of activewear products in the everyday basics, fashion basics and performance segments of the printwear markets in North America and internationally. Each of our complimentary brands are well positioned in each product segment, ensuring our overall offering meets the broad demands of the printwear industry.
 
We believe growth in the Printwear channel will be driven by product line extensions in the fast-growing fashion basics and performance categories in North America as well as further market share penetration in international markets. We see significant growth potential in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America as we continue to replicate our success in the U.S.
 
Growth Driver # 2

Drive Retail Market
Penetration

Gildan’s strategy to become a leading supplier of branded apparel in the retail channel is based upon leveraging the same success factors which have positioned us as one of the world’s leading companies in the printwear channel. Our vertically- integrated, low-cost manufacturing model allows us to bring to market better quality, higher-value everyday family apparel and socks across a growing portfolio of brands.
 
Through strategic acquisitions and organic growth supported by our ongoing marketing investments, we have built a strong portfolio of brands, including Gildan®, Gold Toe ®, Peds ®, Powersox ®, MediPeds ®, Secret ®, Silks ®, Secret Silky ® and Kushyfoot ®. We also market products under licensed brands, including a U.S and Canadian sock license for the Under Armour® brand and a global apparel, socks and underwear license for the Mossy Oak® brand.
 
We expect to further leverage our relationships with retailers and continue to invest in our brands while expanding our product placement and extending our brands into new categories to drive sales growth and market share penetration.
Growth Driver # 3

Leverage Manufacturing
Infrastructure

Gildan owns and operates vertically-integrated, large-scale manufacturing facilities in Central America, the Caribbean Basin, North America, and Bangladesh which allow us to efficiently service the markets in which we compete. Our manufacturing model provides the Company with complete visibility and control across the entire supply chain, allowing us to focus on driving operational efficiencies and resource savings while operating responsibly and sustainably.
 
Over the last 15 years, we have invested in excess of U.S. $1.8 billion building an unparalleled manufacturing infrastructure expanding capacity, investing in new technology, driving cost-saving initiatives and sustainable solutions, which have contributed to our competitive cost structure while delivering higher quality products and better value to our customers.
 
 
Growth Driver # 4

Pursue Complimentary

Acquisitions

We have a strong track record of successfully integrating acquisitions and creating value by generating manufacturing synergies, expanding our brand portfolio or  markets and further developing expertise, while providing attractive returns on our investments.
 
Our first priority for the use of free cash flow and debt financing capacity, beyond our dividend, is completing complementary strategic acquisitions within a well-defined set of criteria.
 
Beyond acquisitions, when appropriate, we intend to use excess cash to repurchase shares. We have has set forth a net debt leverage target ratio which we believe will provide an efficient capital structure and allow us to execute on all of our capital allocation priorities within this framework.

Solid Performance

$1B
Capital Investments (2012-2016)
9%
Sales 5-year CAGR
19%
EPS 5-year CAGR
$470M
Returned to Shareholders in 2016
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