Southwest Airlines Co., LUV is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Regional Airlines in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has a market cap of 23539.79. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1980, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV performance year to date is -12.87%. Today Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has gained 1.26%, with a current price of 37.83.
Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 8.50%. Return of assets are at 11.30%, with return on investment at 26.30%.
In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.31. While Total debt/equity is 0.43. With a profit margin of 12.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 76.00%, and operating margin of 21.80%. Southwest Airlines Co. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.5.
For the last year Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has seen a EPS growth of 99.60%. A performance for the year of 7.55%. The 52-week high is -25.89%, and the 52-week low is 15.50%. The average volume for Southwest Airlines Co., LUV is 6079050.
With a target price of 49.54, can Southwest Airlines Co., LUV reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Southwest Airlines Co., LUV. Southwest Airlines Co. has a P/E of 9.89 and a forward P/E of 9.22. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.71. Southwest Airlines Co. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.15 and 3.02 respectively. For P/cash, Southwest Airlines Co. has a value of 6.89, while it is 14.33 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 37.83, Southwest Airlines Co. has a dividend yield of 1.07%. We see a return on equity of 33.10%.
Looking more long-term Southwest Airlines Co., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.94%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.76% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 99.60% for this year and for the last five years a 39.70% growth has been seen.