Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): Price and Financial Metrics

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): $37.49

-0.32 (-0.85%)

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where LUV ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.83% of US stocks.
  • LUV's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 26 weeks.
  • LUV's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 21.03% of US stocks).

LUV Stock Summary

  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO's market capitalization of $23,560,079,519 is ahead of 91.02% of US-listed equities.
  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 93.52% of US equities in our set.
  • Over the past twelve months, LUV has reported earnings growth of 295.21%, putting it ahead of 94.34% of US stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO, a group of peers worth examining would be HIG, WTW, RF, IP, and TU.
  • Visit LUV's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

LUV Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, LUV's price/earnings ratio is 40.69% higher, now standing at 28.7.
  • Over the past 243 months, LUV's price/sales ratio has gone down 1.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LUV.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LUV 2022-11-30 1 2.2 28.7 15.7
LUV 2022-11-29 1 2.1 28.2 15.5
LUV 2022-11-28 1 2.1 27.7 15.2
LUV 2022-11-25 1 2.1 28.2 15.4
LUV 2022-11-23 1 2.1 27.7 15.2
LUV 2022-11-22 1 2.1 27.4 15.0

LUV Growth Metrics

    The 2 year price growth rate now stands at 56.72%.
  • Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -41.67%.
  • Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 5.32%.
Over the past 33 months, LUV's revenue has gone up $265,000,000.

The table below shows LUV's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 22,693 3,458 827
2022-06-30 21,152 2,649 996
2022-03-31 18,432 2,748 584
2021-12-31 15,790 2,322 977
2021-09-30 12,752 1,479 2
2021-06-30 9,866 1,004 -1,601

LUV's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • LUV has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 88.21% of graded US stocks.
  • LUV's asset turnover comes in at 0.351 -- ranking 54th of 137 Transportation stocks.
  • JBLU, DAL, and UAL are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with LUV.

The table below shows LUV's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.351 0.623 0.014
2021-06-30 0.274 0.588 -0.067
2021-03-31 0.194 0.518 -0.133
2020-12-31 0.273 0.576 -0.161
2020-09-30 0.412 0.627 -0.092
2020-06-30 0.579 0.660 0.014

LUV Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of LUV, see our LUV price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $65.51 Average Broker Recommendation 1.48 (Moderate Buy)

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LUV Price/Volume Stats

Current price $37.49 52-week high $50.10
Prev. close $37.81 52-week low $30.20
Day low $37.32 Volume 6,637,200
Day high $38.63 Avg. volume 6,364,820
50-day MA $35.85 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $39.50 Market Cap 22.26B

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Company Bio

Southwest Airlines operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States, Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, and the Dominican Republic. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Latest LUV News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate LUV as an investment opportunity.

Southwest Restores Dividend After Pandemic Pause

Major carriers suspended shareholder payouts during the Covid-19 pandemic as a condition of receiving federal government aid.

Yahoo | December 7, 2022

Citi warns on Southwest Airlines elevated capital expenditures heading into Q4

Yahoo Finance Live examines Citi's forecasts warning on Southwest Airlines Q4 capex, tied to new pilot wages and elevated travel costs.

Yahoo | December 7, 2022

Southwest Airlines becomes first carrier to reinstate dividend

Southwest's decision to reinstate its dividend comes as the company has seen profit and revenue come back due to a robust recovery in travel demand.

Yahoo | December 7, 2022

Why Booking Holdings, Southwest Airlines, and Uber Fell Today

Shares of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), and Uber (NYSE: UBER) all fell on Wednesday, down 3.5%, 3.6%, and 2.3%, respectively, as of 1:20 p.m. EST. As recession fears loom over the economy, it appears several analysts and investors are turning cautious on travel names toward year-end. With that much pessimism hanging over the economy, some analysts are downgrading travel names today despite the seemingly positive current picture.

Yahoo | December 7, 2022

Southwest Stock Falls After Reinstating Dividend; Airline Stocks Retreat

Shares of Southwest Airlines were down about 4% on Wednesday after the airline said it would [reinstate its dividend](, making it the first major carrier to do so after the Covid-19 pandemic. + Southwest's stock, recently trading at $38.13, is one of the worst performers in the S 500 today. + Other airline shares also fell, with the U.S. Global Jets ETF—which tracks companies in the

Yahoo | December 7, 2022

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LUV Price Returns

1-mo 0.78%
3-mo -2.29%
6-mo -6.60%
1-year -14.03%
3-year -31.46%
5-year -39.11%
YTD -12.49%
2021 -8.09%
2020 -13.32%
2019 17.72%
2018 -28.21%
2017 32.40%

Continue Researching LUV

Here are a few links from around the web to help you further your research on Southwest Airlines Co's stock as an investment opportunity:

Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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