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 25986.14. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1980, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV performance year to date is -5.46%. Today Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has gained 1.73%, with a current price of 40.54.
Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 8.70%. Return of assets are at 10.50%, 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 0.33. While Total debt/equity is 0.46. With a profit margin of 11.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 75.20%, and operating margin of 21.20%. 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 25.61%. The 52-week high is -20.58%, and the 52-week low is 26.42%. The average volume for Southwest Airlines Co., LUV is 4745078.
With a target price of 52.73, 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 11.93 and a forward P/E of 9.24. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.68. Southwest Airlines Co. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.28 and 3.47 respectively. For P/cash, Southwest Airlines Co. has a value of 7.25, while it is 21.48 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 40.54, Southwest Airlines Co. has a dividend yield of 0.99%. We see a return on equity of 31.00%.
Looking more long-term Southwest Airlines Co., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 17.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.34% 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.