August 1, 2019


Gildan Activewear Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results and Updates 2019 Full Year Guidance

  • Record second quarter sales and adjusted diluted EPS1
  • Q2 2019 sales of $802 million, up 5%, GAAP diluted EPS of $0.49, and adjusted diluted EPS of $0.56 up 8% over prior year quarter
  • Company reaffirms 2019 sales guidance and updates full year adjusted EPS guidance to higher end of range

Montreal, Thursday, August 1, 2019 – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) today announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 and updated its full year guidance.

As expected, sales for the second quarter returned to a growth trajectory, consistent with the expected sales cadence for 2019 previously communicated. Sales of $802 million in the quarter, which set another second quarter record, were up approximately 5% over last year, setting us on track to deliver our full year sales target of mid-single-digit growth. Our growth drivers continued to perform well, including growth momentum in fashion basics, fleece, and global lifestyle brand sales. Underwear sales grew more than 50% over the prior year quarter, reflecting the successful launch of our new private label men’s underwear program with our largest mass retail customer. We are pleased with the performance of the product launch and have received confirmation from the retailer that we will be awarded additional shelf space to expand the program offering in the fourth quarter.

For the second quarter of 2019, we generated GAAP diluted EPS of $0.49, and adjusted diluted EPS of $0.56 up 8% over the prior year quarter, reflecting the benefit of a richer product-mix, higher net selling prices, and a 50-basis point improvement in SG&A expenses as a percentage of sales. These positive factors more than offset gross margin pressure from increases in raw materials and other input costs, which were anticipated and previously communicated. During the quarter, we continued to execute on our manufacturing optimization initiatives and remain on track to generate gross margin expansion which we expect to flow through in the fourth quarter as we exit the year.

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