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How to buy Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Southwest Airlines Company stocks.

Southwest Airlines Company is an airlines business based in the US. Southwest Airlines Company stocks (LUV.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $39.53 – a decrease of 2.65% over the previous week. Southwest Airlines Company employs 58,865 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18.4 billion.

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Southwest Airlines Company stock price (NYSE:LUV)

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Southwest Airlines Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-01.
Latest market close$36.73
52-week range$34.36 - $56.33
50-day moving average $42.37
200-day moving average $44.97
Wall St. target price$56.35
PE ratio 39.0745
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.94

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Is it a good time to buy Southwest Airlines Company stock?

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Southwest Airlines Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.73 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-22) 2.91%
1 month (2022-06-03) -16.22%
3 months (2022-03-30) N/A
6 months (2022-01-03) -16.52%
1 year (2021-07-02) -31.55%
2 years (2020-07-02) 7.65%
3 years (2019-07-03) 51.89
5 years (2017-07-03) 62.07

Is Southwest Airlines Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Southwest Airlines Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Southwest Airlines Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Southwest Airlines Company's P/E ratio

Southwest Airlines Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Southwest Airlines Company shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Southwest Airlines Company's PEG ratio

Southwest Airlines Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4967. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Southwest Airlines Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Southwest Airlines Company's EBITDA

Southwest Airlines Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Southwest Airlines Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Southwest Airlines Company financials

Revenue TTM $18.4 billion
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.09%
Return on equity TTM 5.98%
Profit margin 3.16%
Book value $17.57
Market capitalisation $21.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Southwest Airlines Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Southwest Airlines Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Southwest Airlines Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.94

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Southwest Airlines Company's overall score of 29.94 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Southwest Airlines Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Southwest Airlines Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.72/100

Southwest Airlines Company's social score

Social score: 11.49/100

Southwest Airlines Company's governance score

Governance score: 4.73/100

Southwest Airlines Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Southwest Airlines Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Southwest Airlines Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Southwest Airlines Company share dividends

We're not expecting Southwest Airlines Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Southwest Airlines Company's shares ever split?

Southwest Airlines Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 16 February 2001. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Southwest Airlines Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Southwest Airlines Company shares which in turn could have impacted Southwest Airlines Company's share price.

Southwest Airlines Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Southwest Airlines Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.36 up to $56.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LUV.US volatility(beta: 0.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Southwest Airlines Company's is 0.9229. This would suggest that Southwest Airlines Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Southwest Airlines Company overview

Southwest Airlines Co. operates as a passenger airline company that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated a total fleet of 728 Boeing 737 aircrafts; and served 121 destinations in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 10 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos. It also provides inflight entertainment and connectivity services on Wi-Fi enabled aircrafts; and Rapid Rewards loyalty program that enables program members to earn points for dollars spent on Southwest base fares. In addition, the company offers a suite of digital platforms to support customers' travel needs, including websites and apps; and SWABIZ, an online booking tool. Further, it provides ancillary services, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In, upgraded boarding, and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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