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Also traded in: Germany, Mexico

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.05
NYSE:LUV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:LUV: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:LUV' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.15 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.05
Equity to Asset 0.35
NYSE:LUV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. NYSE:LUV: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:LUV' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.35
0.33
0.53
Interest Coverage 49.26
NYSE:LUV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. NYSE:LUV: 49.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:LUV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 6.64 Max: 49.26
Current: 49.26
1.59
49.26
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.10
M-Score: -2.14
WACC vs ROIC
8.38%
33.31%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.39
NYSE:LUV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. NYSE:LUV: 19.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:LUV' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.53  Med: 7.62 Max: 20.77
Current: 19.39
2.53
20.77
Net-margin (%) 11.09
NYSE:LUV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NYSE:LUV: 11.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:LUV' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 4.03 Max: 11.09
Current: 11.09
0.96
11.09
ROE (%) 29.92
NYSE:LUV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. NYSE:LUV: 29.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:LUV' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 7.72 Max: 30.86
Current: 29.92
1.9
30.86
ROA (%) 10.23
NYSE:LUV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. NYSE:LUV: 10.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:LUV' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 3.36 Max: 10.51
Current: 10.23
0.69
10.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.10
NYSE:LUV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 16.27 vs. NYSE:LUV: 23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:LUV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 8.97 Max: 23.88
Current: 23.1
3.04
23.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
NYSE:LUV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NYSE:LUV: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:LUV' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.6  Med: 10.4 Max: 21.3
Current: 9.5
-3.6
21.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 46.30
NYSE:LUV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. NYSE:LUV: 46.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:LUV' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.9  Med: 14.3 Max: 46.3
Current: 46.3
-17.9
46.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 80.10
NYSE:LUV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. NYSE:LUV: 80.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:LUV' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.3  Med: 9.9 Max: 92.5
Current: 80.1
-40.3
92.5
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-01-26)


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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

LUV Guru Trades in Q4 2015

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,281,300 sh (New)
David Tepper 4,292,484 sh (+162.33%)
Jim Simons 309,180 sh (+101.03%)
Pioneer Investments 388,798 sh (+27.86%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,865 sh (+9.44%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 3,268,945 sh (+0.44%)
David Dreman Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 74,088,358 sh (-0.42%)
RS Investment Management 293,350 sh (-5.78%)
Lee Ainslie 5,680 sh (-15.60%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,262,413 sh (-17.29%)
Ray Dalio 64,366 sh (-68.83%)
Steven Cohen 87,800 sh (-83.94%)
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Q1 2016

LUV Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 25,956 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 40,000 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 493,000 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 115,400 sh (New)
George Soros 262,506 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 792,700 sh (+802.85%)
Lee Ainslie 11,730 sh (+106.51%)
Ray Dalio 91,212 sh (+41.71%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,542,800 sh (+20.41%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 3,604,545 sh (+10.27%)
Pioneer Investments 399,241 sh (+2.69%)
David Tepper 4,360,961 sh (+1.60%)
PRIMECAP Management 74,206,258 sh (+0.16%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management 242,290 sh (-17.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,800 sh (-34.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 824,156 sh (-34.72%)
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Q2 2016

LUV Guru Trades in Q2 2016

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 552,911 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 51,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 772,480 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 14,390 sh (+22.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 884,954 sh (+7.38%)
David Dreman 26,875 sh (+3.54%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 3,603,745 sh (-0.02%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,540,800 sh (-0.13%)
PRIMECAP Management 73,363,893 sh (-1.14%)
First Pacific Advisors 106,600 sh (-7.63%)
David Tepper 3,478,953 sh (-20.23%)
Pioneer Investments 285,095 sh (-28.59%)
Ray Dalio 29,954 sh (-67.16%)
RS Investment Management 43,730 sh (-81.95%)
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Q3 2016

LUV Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Mohnish Pabrai 512,220 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,709 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,406,683 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 1,762,341 sh (+218.74%)
Jim Simons 1,706,500 sh (+120.91%)
Lee Ainslie 16,750 sh (+16.40%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,700,000 sh (+10.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 885,452 sh (+0.06%)
David Dreman 26,875 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 72,441,062 sh (-1.26%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 3,363,345 sh (-6.67%)
First Pacific Advisors 72,900 sh (-31.61%)
David Tepper 576,838 sh (-83.42%)
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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines
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Traded in other countries:SWN.Germany, LUV.Mexico,
Southwest Airlines Co is an operator of passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and international markets.

Southwest Airlines Co was incorporated in Texas on March 15, 1967. The Company operates Southwest Airlines (Southwest) and AirTran Airways (AirTran), passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. At December 31, 2013, Southwest's and AirTran's combined active fleet consisted of 680 aircraft, including 614 Boeing 737s and 66 Boeing 717s. Southwest principally provides point-to-point service, rather than the hub-and-spoke service provided by U.S. airlines. The hub-and-spoke system concentrates on airline's operations at a limited number of central hub cities and serves other destinations in the system by providing one-stop or connecting service through a hub. Southwest does not provide international service; however, in April 2013, the Company began converting AirTran service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, into Southwest service, Southwest's first scheduled service outside of the continental United States. Southwest offers inflight satellite-based WiFi service and AirTran currently offers GoGo's inflight internet connectivity on every Air Tran flight. The Company is subject to various federal laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, including the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as well as state and local laws and regulations.

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Many an investor has found that investing in airlines can produce headaches; variables such as fuel costs, the economy, competition and more make some investors wish they’d taken the bus. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has done better than most companies in this business but is not without risk. Read more...
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In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary customer service. Southwest operates a network of 97 destinations across the U.S. and seven additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.45
LUV's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
79% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. LUV: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LUV' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.62  Med: 20.9 Max: 96.77
Current: 14.45
9.62
96.77
Forward P/E 13.23
LUV's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
84% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.24 vs. LUV: 13.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.45
LUV's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
80% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. LUV: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LUV' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.62  Med: 20.9 Max: 96.77
Current: 14.45
9.62
96.77
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 9.43
LUV's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. LUV: 9.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LUV' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.73  Med: 10.13 Max: 110.95
Current: 9.43
2.73
110.95
P/B 3.90
LUV's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. LUV: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LUV' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.64 Max: 4.57
Current: 3.9
0.77
4.57
P/S 1.58
LUV's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. LUV: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LUV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.84
Current: 1.58
0.35
1.84
PFCF 19.61
LUV's PFCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. LUV: 19.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LUV' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.94  Med: 13.54 Max: 465.41
Current: 19.61
2.94
465.41
POCF 8.25
LUV's POCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. LUV: 8.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LUV' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 6.14 Max: 11.08
Current: 8.25
2.13
11.08
EV-to-EBIT 7.17
LUV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. LUV: 7.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LUV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42  Med: 11.2 Max: 2126.1
Current: 7.17
-42
2126.1
EV-to-EBITDA 5.46
LUV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
62% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. LUV: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LUV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 6.55 Max: 19
Current: 5.46
3.6
19
PEG 0.45
LUV's PEG is ranked higher than
68% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. LUV: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LUV' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.02 Max: 99.9
Current: 0.45
0.25
99.9
Shiller P/E 43.00
LUV's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
91% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 24.14 vs. LUV: 43.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LUV' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 23.08 Max: 66.35
Current: 43
8.55
66.35
Current Ratio 0.62
LUV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LUV: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LUV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.62
0.49
1.64
Quick Ratio 0.58
LUV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. LUV: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LUV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.58
Current: 0.58
0.43
1.58
Days Inventory 19.07
LUV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.86 vs. LUV: 19.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LUV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.53  Med: 18.8 Max: 27.07
Current: 19.07
11.53
27.07
Days Sales Outstanding 15.23
LUV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.36 vs. LUV: 15.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LUV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.88  Med: 7.13 Max: 15.23
Current: 15.23
5.88
15.23
Days Payable 9.00
LUV's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 52.81 vs. LUV: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LUV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 47.88 Max: 95.24
Current: 9
8.3
95.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.78
LUV's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. LUV: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LUV' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.78
0.11
0.96
Dividend Payout 0.10
LUV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. LUV: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LUV' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.1
0.01
0.5
Dividend Growth (3y) 101.20
LUV's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LUV: 101.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LUV' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 6.3 Max: 130.3
Current: 101.2
0
130.3
Forward Dividend Yield 0.84
LUV's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
100% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. LUV: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 19.78
LUV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. LUV: 19.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LUV' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 6.08 Max: 24.34
Current: 19.78
2.79
24.34
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.90
LUV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. LUV: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LUV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: -0.4 Max: 4.4
Current: 3.9
-1.5
4.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.62
LUV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
82% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. LUV: 4.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LUV' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.18 Max: 5.44
Current: 4.62
0.95
5.44
Price/Projected FCF 1.36
LUV's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LUV: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LUV' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.84 Max: 38.56
Current: 1.36
0.55
38.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.71
LUV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LUV: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LUV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.54 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.71
0.42
3.39
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.57
LUV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LUV: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LUV' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.44 Max: 11.55
Current: 0.57
0.42
11.55
Price/Graham Number 1.71
LUV's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. LUV: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LUV' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.64
Current: 1.71
0.81
2.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.97
LUV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. LUV: 13.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LUV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 8.9 Max: 17.8
Current: 13.97
0.1
17.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 44.75
LUV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.78 vs. LUV: 44.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LUV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.4  Med: 13.75 Max: 45.8
Current: 44.75
-8.4
45.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,326
EPS (TTM) $ 3.51
Beta0.89
Short Percentage of Float2.10%
52-Week Range $33.96 - 51.34
Shares Outstanding (Mil)615.60

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 20,327 21,062 21,429
EPS ($) 3.67 3.69 4.65
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.67 3.69 4.65
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
6.90%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.35 0.38 0.47
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