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Southwest Airlines Competitors

$59.29
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$57.38
Now: $59.29
$59.64
50-Day Range
$43.94
MA: $48.43
$54.79
52-Week Range
$22.47
Now: $59.29
$59.64
Volume14.86 million shs
Average Volume7.81 million shs
Market Capitalization$35.02 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.23

Competitors

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Vs. DAL, RYAAY, UAL, AAL, AZUL, and ZNH

Should you be buying LUV stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "air transportation, scheduled" are considered alternatives and competitors to Southwest Airlines, including Delta Air Lines (DAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), United Airlines (UAL), American Airlines Group (AAL), Azul (AZUL), and China Southern Airlines (ZNH).

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.0% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of Delta Air Lines shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Delta Air Lines shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Southwest Airlines$22.43 billion1.56$2.30 billion$4.2713.89
Delta Air Lines$47.01 billion0.67$4.77 billion($10.76)-4.61

Delta Air Lines has higher revenue and earnings than Southwest Airlines. Delta Air Lines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Southwest Airlines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Southwest Airlines131802.77
Delta Air Lines1111002.41

Southwest Airlines presently has a consensus price target of $51.2727, suggesting a potential downside of 13.51%. Delta Air Lines has a consensus price target of $45.0952, suggesting a potential downside of 9.23%. Given Delta Air Lines' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Delta Air Lines is more favorable than Southwest Airlines.

Risk & Volatility

Southwest Airlines has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delta Air Lines has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Southwest Airlines-12.94%-22.65%-7.23%
Delta Air Lines-42.88%-39.69%-5.82%

Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.4% of Ryanair shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ryanair and Southwest Airlines' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ryanair$9.44 billion2.65$721.22 million$4.9722.37
Southwest Airlines$22.43 billion1.56$2.30 billion$4.2713.89

Southwest Airlines has higher revenue and earnings than Ryanair. Southwest Airlines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ryanair, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ryanair and Southwest Airlines, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ryanair26902.41
Southwest Airlines131802.77

Ryanair presently has a consensus price target of $120.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.86%. Southwest Airlines has a consensus price target of $51.2727, suggesting a potential downside of 13.51%. Given Ryanair's higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Ryanair is more favorable than Southwest Airlines.

Volatility & Risk

Ryanair has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southwest Airlines has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ryanair and Southwest Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ryanair-21.31%-6.78%-2.40%
Southwest Airlines-12.94%-22.65%-7.23%

Summary

Southwest Airlines beats Ryanair on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.9% of United Airlines shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of United Airlines shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares United Airlines and Southwest Airlines' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
United Airlines$43.26 billion0.37$3.01 billion$12.054.56
Southwest Airlines$22.43 billion1.56$2.30 billion$4.2713.89

United Airlines has higher revenue and earnings than Southwest Airlines. United Airlines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Southwest Airlines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
United Airlines68802.09
Southwest Airlines131802.77

United Airlines presently has a consensus price target of $49.50, suggesting a potential downside of 9.89%. Southwest Airlines has a consensus price target of $51.2727, suggesting a potential downside of 13.51%. Given United Airlines' higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe United Airlines is more favorable than Southwest Airlines.

Volatility & Risk

United Airlines has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southwest Airlines has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares United Airlines and Southwest Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
United Airlines-19.85%-54.29%-8.93%
Southwest Airlines-12.94%-22.65%-7.23%

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

44.4% of American Airlines Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of American Airlines Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares American Airlines Group and Southwest Airlines' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Airlines Group$45.77 billion0.30$1.69 billion$4.904.45
Southwest Airlines$22.43 billion1.56$2.30 billion$4.2713.89

Southwest Airlines has lower revenue, but higher earnings than American Airlines Group. American Airlines Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Southwest Airlines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for American Airlines Group and Southwest Airlines, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Airlines Group118101.50
Southwest Airlines131802.77

American Airlines Group presently has a consensus price target of $14.9375, suggesting a potential downside of 31.79%. Southwest Airlines has a consensus price target of $51.2727, suggesting a potential downside of 13.51%. Given Southwest Airlines' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Southwest Airlines is more favorable than American Airlines Group.

Volatility & Risk

American Airlines Group has a beta of 1.82, indicating that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southwest Airlines has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares American Airlines Group and Southwest Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Airlines Group-25.56%N/A-11.06%
Southwest Airlines-12.94%-22.65%-7.23%

Summary

Southwest Airlines beats American Airlines Group on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Azul (NYSE:AZUL) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Azul and Southwest Airlines' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Azul$2.78 billion3.74$-608,940,000.00$2.639.43
Southwest Airlines$22.43 billion1.56$2.30 billion$4.2713.89

Southwest Airlines has higher revenue and earnings than Azul. Azul is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Southwest Airlines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Azul and Southwest Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Azul-118.30%N/A-17.03%
Southwest Airlines-12.94%-22.65%-7.23%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.8% of Azul shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Azul has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southwest Airlines has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Azul and Southwest Airlines, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Azul17102.00
Southwest Airlines131802.77

Azul presently has a consensus price target of $20.66, suggesting a potential downside of 16.73%. Southwest Airlines has a consensus price target of $51.2727, suggesting a potential downside of 13.51%. Given Southwest Airlines' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Southwest Airlines is more favorable than Azul.

Summary

Southwest Airlines beats Azul on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) and China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Southwest Airlines and China Southern Airlines' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Southwest Airlines$22.43 billion1.56$2.30 billion$4.2713.89
China Southern Airlines$22.33 billion0.40$382.01 million$1.4525.41

Southwest Airlines has higher revenue and earnings than China Southern Airlines. Southwest Airlines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than China Southern Airlines, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Southwest Airlines and China Southern Airlines' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Southwest Airlines-12.94%-22.65%-7.23%
China Southern Airlines-6.01%-9.29%-2.35%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.0% of Southwest Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of China Southern Airlines shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Southwest Airlines shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Southwest Airlines has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Southern Airlines has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Southwest Airlines and China Southern Airlines, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Southwest Airlines131802.77
China Southern Airlines02402.67

Southwest Airlines currently has a consensus target price of $51.2727, indicating a potential downside of 13.51%. Given Southwest Airlines' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Southwest Airlines is more favorable than China Southern Airlines.

Summary

Southwest Airlines beats China Southern Airlines on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Southwest Airlines Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Delta Air Lines logo
DAL
Delta Air Lines
1.4$49.60+2.5%$30.85 billion$47.01 billion-2.54Analyst Upgrade
Ryanair logo
RYAAY
Ryanair
1.3$111.20+0.8%$24.83 billion$9.44 billion-24.28
United Airlines logo
UAL
United Airlines
1.2$54.96+7.9%$16.08 billion$43.26 billion-3.34Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
American Airlines Group logo
AAL
American Airlines Group
1.2$21.82+5.3%$13.96 billion$45.77 billion-1.58Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Azul logo
AZUL
Azul
0.8$24.81+3.5%$10.04 billion$2.78 billion-1.64
China Southern Airlines logo
ZNH
China Southern Airlines
0.7$36.84+3.0%$9.31 billion$22.33 billion-9.69High Trading Volume
News Coverage
Alaska Air Group logo
ALK
Alaska Air Group
1.3$67.45+1.4%$8.23 billion$8.78 billion-11.98Analyst Upgrade
China Eastern Airlines logo
CEA
China Eastern Airlines
1.1$24.01+0.8%$7.93 billion$17.18 billion-5.34News Coverage
JetBlue Airways logo
JBLU
JetBlue Airways
1.4$19.14+0.1%$6.02 billion$8.09 billion-6.32Analyst Upgrade
Allegiant Travel logo
ALGT
Allegiant Travel
1.4$256.97+4.8%$4.01 billion$1.84 billion-42.62
Copa logo
CPA
Copa
1.0$93.37+4.4%$3.94 billion$2.71 billion-9.29
Spirit Airlines logo
SAVE
Spirit Airlines
1.0$36.76+4.3%$3.59 billion$3.83 billion-17.42Analyst Upgrade
SkyWest logo
SKYW
SkyWest
1.3$59.37+0.9%$3.00 billion$2.97 billion27.36Analyst Upgrade
EH
EHang
1.0$54.09+7.2%$2.87 billion$17.50 million-338.06News Coverage
Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación logo
VLRS
Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación
0.9$15.48+0.4%$1.57 billion$1.84 billion-9.56Analyst Upgrade
Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes logo
GOL
Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes
1.2$8.79+4.4%$1.56 billion$3.37 billion-1.39Upcoming Earnings
Hawaiian logo
HA
Hawaiian
1.0$27.68+3.8%$1.29 billion$2.83 billion-4.25Analyst Upgrade
Gap Down
Mesa Air Group logo
MESA
Mesa Air Group
1.5$13.37+6.7%$443.89 million$545.07 million17.14
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