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Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV)
Market Cap
$30,534 Mil (As of Today)

Market cap is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding (end-of-period, EOP). Southwest Airlines Co's share price for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was $38.89. Southwest Airlines Co's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was 616 Mil. Therefore, Southwest Airlines Co's market cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was $23,941 Mil.

Southwest Airlines Co's quarterly market cap declined from Mar. 2016 ($28,611 Mil) to Jun. 2016 ($24,319 Mil) and declined from Jun. 2016 ($24,319 Mil) to Sep. 2016 ($23,941 Mil).

Southwest Airlines Co's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2013 ($13,197 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($28,591 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2014 ($28,591 Mil) to Dec. 2015 ($27,886 Mil).

Enterprise value is the theoretical takeover price. It is more comprehensive than market capitalization (market cap), which only includes common equity. Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. Southwest Airlines Co's enterprise value for Today is $30,900 Mil.


Definition

Market cap is the short version of market capitalization. It is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding.

Southwest Airlines Co's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Dec. 2015 )=Share Price (A: Dec. 2015 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Dec. 2015 )
=43.06*647.60
=27,886

Southwest Airlines Co's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Sep. 2016 )=Share Price (Q: Sep. 2016 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Sep. 2016 )
=38.89*615.60
=23,941

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

Market cap is not the real price you pay for a company. If you buy the company and become its owner, you become the owner of the cash the company has, and you also assume the company’s debt. The real price you pay is the Enterprise Value.

Warren Buffett uses the ratio of total market cap of all public traded companies over GDP to measure if the market is expensive. As of April 2012, the US total market cap is about $14.7 trillion, while the US GDP is about $15 trillion. The market was modestly overvalued.


Related Terms

Shares Outstanding (EOP)


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Southwest Airlines Co Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
mktcap 12,0008,9656,3768,4909,7026,6137,47813,19728,59127,886

Southwest Airlines Co Semi-Annual Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
mktcap 18,40322,92128,59129,68021,81824,74027,88628,61124,31923,941
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