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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.14
LUV's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. LUV: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LUV' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.29 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.14
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
LUV's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. LUV: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LUV' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.35
0.33
0.53
Interest Coverage 46.95
LUV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. LUV: 46.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LUV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 6.64 Max: 50.13
Current: 46.95
1.59
50.13
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 3.23
Beneish M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
8.86%
27.98%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 16.96
LUV's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
86% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. LUV: 16.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LUV' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.53  Med: 7.62 Max: 20.77
Current: 16.96
2.53
20.77
Net Margin % 10.16
LUV's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
75% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. LUV: 10.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LUV' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 4.03 Max: 11
Current: 10.16
0.96
11
ROE % 26.01
LUV's ROE % is ranked higher than
69% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. LUV: 26.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LUV' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 8.74 Max: 30.86
Current: 26.01
1.9
30.86
ROA % 9.07
LUV's ROA % is ranked higher than
77% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LUV: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LUV' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 3.53 Max: 10.63
Current: 9.07
0.7
10.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 20.20
LUV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
65% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. LUV: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LUV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 9.25 Max: 23.88
Current: 20.2
3.04
23.88
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 9.40
LUV's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. LUV: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LUV' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.2  Med: 12.7 Max: 21.1
Current: 9.4
-2.2
21.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 36.00
LUV's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. LUV: 36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LUV' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.9  Med: 17.6 Max: 49.3
Current: 36
-16.9
49.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 50.10
LUV's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. LUV: 50.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LUV' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.3  Med: 20 Max: 92.5
Current: 50.1
-40.3
92.5
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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2016

LUV Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Pioneer Investments 160,751 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 43,203,775 sh (New)
George Soros 63,200 sh (New)
David Tepper 1,190,402 sh (+106.37%)
Caxton Associates 160,000 sh (+60.00%)
Jim Simons 2,606,800 sh (+52.76%)
NWQ Managers 2,109,034 sh (+19.67%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 3,414,303 sh (+1.52%)
PRIMECAP Management 72,467,912 sh (+0.04%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen 1,263,300 sh (-10.19%)
Lee Ainslie 13,570 sh (-18.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 667,701 sh (-24.59%)
Mohnish Pabrai 300,975 sh (-41.24%)
First Pacific Advisors 41,850 sh (-42.59%)
David Dreman 13,986 sh (-47.96%)
» More
Q1 2017

LUV Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Ray Dalio 53,414 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,565 sh (New)
David Tepper 3,088,076 sh (+159.41%)
Pioneer Investments 180,083 sh (+12.03%)
Warren Buffett 47,659,456 sh (+10.31%)
Mohnish Pabrai 300,975 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 41,850 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 13,986 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 71,933,417 sh (-0.74%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,600,000 sh (-5.88%)
NWQ Managers 1,845,272 sh (-12.51%)
Lee Ainslie 11,530 sh (-15.03%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2,465,703 sh (-27.78%)
Jim Simons 1,599,300 sh (-38.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 290,020 sh (-56.56%)
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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines    NAICS: 481111    SIC: 4512
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Traded in other countries:SWN.Germany, LUV.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Southwest Airlines Co is an operator of passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and international markets.

Southwest Airlines is the largest domestic carrier in the U.S. as measured by the number of originating passengers boarded. Southwest operates around 700 aircraft constituting an all-Boeing fleet. The airline specializes in short-haul flights, using a point-to-point network, and offers flights in the U.S. and several international locations. The combined firm employs more than 53,000 workers and generated over $20 billion in revenue during 2016.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 17.74
LUV's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.97 vs. LUV: 17.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LUV' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.62  Med: 20.33 Max: 96.77
Current: 17.74
9.62
96.77
Forward PE Ratio 15.38
LUV's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. LUV: 15.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 17.74
LUV's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
75% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. LUV: 17.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LUV' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.62  Med: 20.33 Max: 96.77
Current: 17.74
9.62
96.77
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 16.67
LUV's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
70% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. LUV: 16.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LUV' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 10.49 Max: 132.95
Current: 16.67
2.62
132.95
PB Ratio 4.34
LUV's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. LUV: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LUV' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.64 Max: 4.57
Current: 4.34
0.77
4.57
PS Ratio 1.82
LUV's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. LUV: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LUV' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.82
0.35
1.82
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.14
LUV's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
65% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. LUV: 17.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LUV' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.92  Med: 14.34 Max: 430.5
Current: 17.14
2.92
430.5
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.55
LUV's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
76% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. LUV: 8.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LUV' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 6.12 Max: 11.08
Current: 8.55
2.12
11.08
EV-to-EBIT 10.49
LUV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. LUV: 10.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LUV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.1  Med: 10.7 Max: 154.6
Current: 10.49
-55.1
154.6
EV-to-EBITDA 7.65
LUV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. LUV: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LUV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 6.5 Max: 17.2
Current: 7.65
3.6
17.2
PEG Ratio 0.44
LUV's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LUV: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LUV' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.93 Max: 6.41
Current: 0.44
0.25
6.41
Shiller PE Ratio 44.95
LUV's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 25.98 vs. LUV: 44.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LUV' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 23.85 Max: 66.35
Current: 44.95
8.55
66.35
Current Ratio 0.62
LUV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. LUV: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LUV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.79
Current: 0.62
0.48
1.79
Quick Ratio 0.58
LUV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 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: 1.72
Current: 0.58
0.43
1.72
Days Inventory 19.36
LUV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.98 vs. LUV: 19.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LUV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.94  Med: 19.26 Max: 31
Current: 19.36
14.94
31
Days Sales Outstanding 10.43
LUV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.16 vs. LUV: 10.43 )
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: 10.43
Current: 10.43
5.88
10.43
Days Payable 10.68
LUV's Days Payable is ranked lower than
88% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 49.88 vs. LUV: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LUV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.85  Med: 49.7 Max: 106.96
Current: 10.68
5.85
106.96

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.68
LUV's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
100% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. LUV: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LUV' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.68
0.11
0.96
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.12
LUV's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. LUV: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
LUV' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.12
0.02
0.14
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 42.40
LUV's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. LUV: 42.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
LUV' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.9  Med: 7.7 Max: 130.3
Current: 42.4
-5.9
130.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.69
LUV's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
96% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. LUV: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 15.76
LUV's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
93% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. LUV: 15.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LUV' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.55  Med: 6.03 Max: 22.25
Current: 15.76
2.55
22.25
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.20
LUV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. LUV: 4.20 )
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: -4.2  Med: -0.6 Max: 4.4
Current: 4.2
-4.2
4.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 5.23
LUV's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. LUV: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LUV' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.23 Max: 5.44
Current: 5.23
0.82
5.44
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.56
LUV's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LUV: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LUV' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.71 Max: 38.56
Current: 1.56
0.56
38.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.95
LUV's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LUV: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LUV' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.4 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.95
0.42
3.41
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.71
LUV's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LUV: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
LUV' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.18 Max: 11.55
Current: 0.71
0.42
11.55
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.03
LUV's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LUV: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
LUV' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.81
Current: 2.03
0.65
2.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 9.53
LUV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.46 vs. LUV: 9.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LUV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 9.3 Max: 17.7
Current: 9.53
0.6
17.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 42.52
LUV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
95% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. LUV: 42.52 )
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: -7.4  Med: 15.4 Max: 45.9
Current: 42.52
-7.4
45.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,481
EPS (TTM) $ 3.32
Beta1.22
Short Percentage of Float1.91%
52-Week Range $35.42 - 59.68
Shares Outstanding (Mil)604.61

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 21,382 22,416 22,983
EPS ($) 3.82 4.31 4.69
EPS without NRI ($) 3.82 4.31 4.69
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