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 23044.11. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1980, Southwest Airlines Co., LUV performance year to date is -14.27%. Today Southwest Airlines Co., LUV has gained 0.38%, with a current price of 36.8.
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 1.23%. The 52-week high is -27.71%, and the 52-week low is 9.11%. The average volume for Southwest Airlines Co., LUV is 2135979.
With a target price of 48.27, 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 9.7 and a forward P/E of 9.33. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.7. Southwest Airlines Co. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.12 and 2.96 respectively. For P/cash, Southwest Airlines Co. has a value of 6.75, while it is 14.03 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 36.8, Southwest Airlines Co. has a dividend yield of 1.09%. 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 2.66% 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.