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 23903.66. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1980, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV performance year to date is -9.88%. Today Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has gained 4.53%, with a current price of 38.54.
Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 79.20%. 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 0.32. While Total debt/equity is 0.45. 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 3.78%. The 52-week high is -24.30%, and the 52-week low is 14.27%. The average volume for Southwest Airlines Co., LUV is 9888200.
With a target price of 48.25, 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 10.2 and a forward P/E of 10.01. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.73. Southwest Airlines Co. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.17 and 3.11 respectively. For P/cash, Southwest Airlines Co. has a value of 7, while it is 14.55 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 38.54, Southwest Airlines Co. has a dividend yield of 1.04%. 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 1.85% 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.