Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): Price and Financial Metrics

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV): $36.73

0.61 (+1.69%)

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  • Quality is the dimension where LUV ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 90.89% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LUV is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • LUV's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 17.19% of US stocks).

LUV Stock Summary

  • Southwest Airlines Co's market capitalization of $26,850,857,330 is ahead of 90.17% of US-listed equities.
  • LUV's went public 36.27 years ago, making it older than 92.84% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • As for revenue growth, note that LUV's revenue has grown 74.51% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of 88.5% of US companies in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to LUV, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are MKL, NTRS, MTB, CCEP, and VIV.
  • LUV's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Southwest Airlines Co's official web site, go to

LUV Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, LUV's price/sales ratio is 9.09% lower, now standing at 3.
  • LUV's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.7 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, LUV's price/earnings ratio has gone down 40.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LUV.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LUV 2021-08-26 3.0 3.1 -18.6 -16.3
LUV 2021-08-25 3.1 3.1 -18.9 -16.7
LUV 2021-08-24 3.0 3.1 -18.8 -16.5
LUV 2021-08-23 2.9 3.0 -18.0 -15.8
LUV 2021-08-20 2.8 2.9 -17.5 -15.4
LUV 2021-08-19 2.8 2.9 -17.5 -15.4

LUV Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -18.76%.
  • The 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 116.25%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 46.81%.
LUV's revenue has moved down $5,183,000,000 over the prior 52 months.

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
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
2021-03-31 6,866 -104 -2,864
2020-12-31 9,048 -1,127 -3,074
2020-09-30 12,765 294 -1,653

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 $36.73 52-week high $56.33
Prev. close $36.12 52-week low $34.36
Day low $35.85 Volume 4,375,500
Day high $36.93 Avg. volume 6,992,609
50-day MA $42.37 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $44.97 Market Cap 21.78B

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.

Airline stocks dive in wake of Russia''s invasion of Ukraine

Shares of air carriers took a deep dive in premarket trading Thursday, as Russia''s invasion of Ukraine weighed heavily on travel-related stocks. The U.S. Global Jets ETF sank 5.1% toward a two-month low, as futures for the S&P 500 slumped 2.4% toward a nine-month low. A spike in crude oil futures , which shot up 7.5% toward a 7 1/2-year high, also sparked fears of rising fuel costs. Among the more-active U.S.-based air carriers, shares of American Airlines Group Inc. dropped 4.9%, Delta Air Lines Inc. shed 5.2% and United Airlines Holdings Inc. slid 6.1%. Elsewhere, shares of JetBlue Airways Corp. fell 4.8%, Southwest Airlines Inc. gave up 4.7% and Spirit Airlines Inc. dropped 6.3%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketW...

MarketWatch | February 24, 2022

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Shares Plunges -6.96% In A Week – But Can It Keep Rising?

In recent trading session, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) saw 3.3 million shares changing hands at last check today with its beta currently measuring 0.99. Company’s recent per share price level of $43.12 trading at -$0.89 or -2.03% at last check today assigns it a market valuation of $26.30B. That most recent trading price of LUV’s … Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Shares Plunges -6.96% In A Week – But Can It Keep Rising? Read More »

Marketing Sentinel | February 24, 2022

Russia-Ukraine conflict won’t impact summer travel, Booking Holdings CEO says

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the outlook for the travel sector as the Russia-Ukraine crisis intensifies.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Why Airline Stocks Fell This Morning

Shares of United Airlines Holdings (NASDAQ: UAL), American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL), and Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) all fell as much as 7% at the open, and shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) all fell 5% or more. It's been a tough few years for the airline sector, as the pandemic caused travel demand to evaporate and left airlines scrambling to raise cash and ride out the storm.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Investment Opportunity Breakdown: Airline Stocks

As Covid-19 becomes endemic and travel spending continues to recover, here's what investors need to know about airline stocks.

Sydney Sweeney on InvestorPlace | February 23, 2022

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LUV Price Returns

1-mo -16.22%
3-mo -16.01%
6-mo -16.31%
1-year N/A
3-year -28.44%
5-year -40.11%
YTD -14.26%
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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