Southwest Airlines Company Profile (NYSE:LUV)

About Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines logoSouthwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) operates Southwest Airlines. Southwest is a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. The Company serves approximately 100 destinations in over 40 states, such as the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and approximately seven near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Belize. The Company added its first three destinations in Central America (San Jose, Costa Rica, Belize City, Belize, and Liberia, Costa Rica) and also commenced Southwest service to a fourth destination in Mexico (Puerto Vallarta). Southwest operates a total of approximately 704 Boeing 737 aircraft. The Company also added approximately 20 domestic nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field. Southwest offers a total of 180 weekday departures to 50 nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Regional Airlines
  • Sub-Industry: Airlines
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: LUV
  • CUSIP: 84474110
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $36.87
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $36.990
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $40.851
  • 52-Week Range: $33.96 - $51.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.068
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.33
  • P/E Growth: 0.700
  • Market Cap: $23.54B
  • Outstanding Shares: 620,232,000
  • Beta: 0.84
  • Net Margins: 11.95%
  • Return on Equity: 34.25%
  • Return on Assets: 11.65%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.42%
  • Current Ratio: 0.57%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.53%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: $48.52 (31.59% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/12/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetBuy$48.00View Rating Details
9/9/2016Imperial CapitalInitiated CoverageOutperform$46.00View Rating Details
8/21/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$43.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$52.50 -> $34.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> Buy$47.00 -> $37.36View Rating Details
7/25/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> Hold$32.94 -> $37.83View Rating Details
7/22/2016Buckingham ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
7/22/2016Cowen and CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform$49.00 -> $47.00View Rating Details
6/25/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$57.00View Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/19/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
4/15/2016Barclays PLCUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$41.00 -> $48.00View Rating Details
3/29/2016StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$60.00View Rating Details
1/25/2016Wolfe ResearchReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
6/12/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$62.00 -> $58.00View Rating Details
2/18/2015Bank of America Corp.Initiated CoverageBuy$52.00View Rating Details
1/23/2015Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$60.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
1/16/2015CRT CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$54.00 -> $59.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/21/2016Q216$1.21$1.19$5.41 billion$5.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$0.84$0.88$4.81 billion$4.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/21/2016Q415$0.90$0.90$5.00 billion$5.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.92$0.94$5.11 billion$5.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$1.02$1.03$5.14 billion$5.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.65$0.66$4.41 billion$4.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2015Q414$0.55$0.59$4.59 billion$4.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.53$0.55$4.79 billion$4.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.60$0.70$4.92 billion$5.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.17$0.18$4.17 billion$4.17 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2014Q413$0.29$0.33$4.39 billion$4.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.33$0.34$4.53 billion$4.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.38$0.38$4.66 billion$4.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.02$0.07$4.08 billion$4.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2013Q4 2012$0.07$0.09$4.22 billion$4.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.13$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$0.32$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012($0.05)($0.02)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/19/2012$0.08$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011$0.13$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.20$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.03$0.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2011$0.15$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.81 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.95 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20161$0.85$0.85$0.85
Q1 20171$0.75$0.75$0.75
Q2 20171$1.18$1.18$1.18
Q3 20171$0.98$0.98$0.98
Q4 20171$0.92$0.92$0.92
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:1.08%
Dividend Growth:110.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:10.61% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
10.50% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
10.13% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.18%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 78.34%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/3/2016De Ven Michael G VanCOOBuy4,200$35.77$150,234.00View SEC Filing  
8/3/2016William H Dr CunninghamDirectorBuy5,700$35.80$204,060.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Gary C KellyInsiderBuy28,106$35.58$1,000,011.48View SEC Filing  
7/27/2016Mark R ShawSVPSell1,776$37.62$66,813.12View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016John T MontfordDirectorSell1,210$43.31$52,405.10View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Jeff LambEVPSell18,765$41.79$784,189.35View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Mark R ShawSVPSell100$47.31$4,731.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016David W BieglerDirectorSell8,000$46.94$375,520.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Jeff LambEVPSell6,662$40.67$270,943.54View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Gary C. KellyCEOSell19,642$46.75$918,263.50View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Robert E. JordanEVPSell55,031$45.76$2,518,218.56View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015William H Dr CunninghamDirectorBuy2,500$37.86$94,650.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Gary C KellyCEOSell37,500$40.31$1,511,625.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2015Ron RicksEVPSell18,560$45.88$851,532.80View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Tammy RomoCFOSell12,312$39.36$484,600.32View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014Daniel D VillanuevaDirectorSell10,000$31.73$317,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Gary C KellyCEOSell60,600$31.22$1,891,932.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Robert E JordanEVPSell45,511$31.41$1,429,500.51View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014De Ven Michael G VanCOOSell78,907$31.29$2,469,000.03View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Ron RicksEVPSell37,400$28.22$1,055,428.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Robert E JordanEVPSell45,000$25.81$1,161,450.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Gary KellyCEOSell42,802$24.96$1,068,337.92View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Ron RicksEVPSell30,911$25.09$775,556.99View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Tammy RomoCFOSell7,313$25.10$183,556.30View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Ron RicksEVPSell22,452$25.03$561,973.56View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014Tammy RomoCFOSell17,750$24.49$434,697.50View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Ron RicksEVPSell21,700$23.77$515,809.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Douglas BrooksDirectorBuy5,000$20.46$102,300.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2014Ron RicksEVPSell35,000$20.81$728,350.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Ron RicksEVPSell13,726$18.71$256,813.46View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013Jeff LambEVPSell14,612$17.07$249,426.84View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013De Ven Michael G VanCOOSell1,000$14.31$14,310.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Robert E JordanEVPSell63,162$14.10$890,584.20View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013De Ven Michael G VanCOOSell68,475$14.23$974,399.25View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Tammy RomoCFOSell38,926$14.22$553,527.72View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Jeff LambEVPSell30,000$14.27$428,100.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
DateHeadline logoIn A World Full Of No, Southwest Airlines Sings "Yes" In Latest Ad Campaign - PR Newswire (press release) (NYSE:LUV) - September 26 at 10:39 AM logoIn A World Full Of No, Southwest Airlines Sings "Yes" In Latest Ad Campaign (NYSE:LUV) - September 26 at 10:39 AM logoAlaska, Virgin America Delay Close to Give DOJ More Time for review (NYSE:LUV) - September 26 at 10:39 AM logo5:39 pm Southwest Air flight attendants to vote on new agreement (NYSE:LUV) - September 25 at 5:22 PM logoSouthwest Airlines flight attendants' tentative contract going out for vote (NYSE:LUV) - September 24 at 10:27 AM logoSouthwest Airlines mechanics return to picket line at Midway Airport (NYSE:LUV) - September 23 at 5:40 PM logoSouthwest Airlines Flight Attendants To Vote On New Agreement (NYSE:LUV) - September 23 at 5:40 PM logo11.5% of EXI Holdings Seeing Recent Insider Buys (NYSE:LUV) - September 23 at 10:42 AM
News IconRegional Airlines: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Position of the day (NYSE:LUV) - September 23 at 10:42 AM logoSouthwest Airlines (LUV) Announces Pilots To Vote on New Contract Agreement (NYSE:LUV) - September 22 at 5:44 PM logoSouthwest Airlines Pilots To Vote On New Contract Agreement (NYSE:LUV) - September 22 at 5:44 PM logoBRIEF-Southwest Airlines pilots to vote on new contract agreement (NYSE:LUV) - September 22 at 11:40 AM
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News IconEngine blade broke off from Southwest Airlines plane, investigators say - Dallas Morning News (NYSE:LUV) - September 12 at 7:51 PM logoSouthwest Incident Linked to Cracked Engine Blade - Wall Street Journal (NYSE:LUV) - September 12 at 6:34 PM
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News IconBlog Coverage Major Progress for Southwest Airlines as Union Shake Hands on a Tentative Labor Agreement (NYSE:LUV) - September 12 at 10:42 AM logoSouthwest Airlines-Flight Attendant Union Ink Tentative Deal (NYSE:LUV) - September 12 at 10:42 AM
News IconWhy Investors Are Buzzing About Apple, Ford, Teva, Mylan, and Southwest Airlines This Morning (NYSE:LUV) - September 12 at 9:13 AM logoSouthwest Airlines and Flight Attendants Reach Deal in Principle on New Contract - Wall Street Journal (NYSE:LUV) - September 11 at 10:10 AM logoSouthwest Airlines signs tentative agreement with flight attendants ... - Reuters (NYSE:LUV) - September 10 at 10:22 AM logoSouthwest Reaches Contract Deal With Flight Attendants’ Union (NYSE:LUV) - September 10 at 10:22 AM


Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Chart for Tuesday, September, 27, 2016

Last Updated on 9/27/2016 by Staff