| Gildan Activewear is a manufacturer of an apparel, including activewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and legwear products sold in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to wholesale distributors, screenprinters or embellishers, as well as to retailers in North America, including mass merchants, department stores, national chains, specialty retailers, craft stores, and pure-play online retailers that sell directly to consumers through their physical stores and/or e-commerce platforms, and to lifestyle brand companies. We show 12 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our GIL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute GIL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing GIL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing GIL's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of GIL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
GIL market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like GIL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GIL by allowing them to research the GIL market cap history.