Southwest Airlines Co LUV:NYSE (Common Stock)

LastChange / % ChangeDividend YieldVolumeAvg Volume (10 day)
43.49 0.23   0.53%0.55%6,348,8666.3M
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Previous close 4/24/2015

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Southwest Airlines Reports Record First Quarter -6-

The Company has also provided free cash flow and ROIC, which are non-GAAP financial measures. The Company believes free cash flow is a meaningful measure because it demonstrates the Company's ability to service its debt, pay dividends and make investments to enhance Shareholder value. Although free cash flow is commonly used as a measure of liquidity, definitions of free cash flow may differ; therefore, the Company is providing an explanation of its calculation for free cash flow. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company generated $859 million in free cash flow, calculated as operating cash flows of $1.45 billion less capital expenditures of $573 million less assets constructed for others of $22 million plus reimbursements for assets constructed for others of $2 million.

Southwest Airlines Reports Record First Quarter -5-

Other, net -- (4) ----------------- Net cash used in financing activities (407) (375)

Southwest Airlines Reports Record First Quarter -2-

Other expenses in first quarter 2015 were $57 million, compared with other income of $29 million in first quarter 2014. The $86 million swing primarily resulted from $32 million in other losses recognized in first quarter 2015, compared with $53 million in other gains recognized in first quarter 2014. In both periods, these gains/losses included ineffectiveness and unrealized mark-to-market amounts associated with a portion of the Company's fuel hedge portfolio, which are special items. Excluding these special items, first quarter 2015 had $26 million in other losses, compared with $16 million in first quarter 2014, primarily attributable to the premium costs associated with the Company's fuel derivative contracts. Second quarter 2015 premium costs related to fuel derivative contracts are currently estimated to be approximately $22 million, compared with $17 million in second quarter 2014. Net interest expense in first quarter 2015 was $25 million, compared with $24 million in first quarter 2014.

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Company Background

Southwest Airlines Co, is an airline company. The Company operates Southwest Airlines (Southwest) and AirTran Airways (AirTran), passenger airlines that provide air transportation within the United States and other countries near the Unite States. Southwest, provides point-to-point service, and route structure allowing for direct non-stop routing. Southwest does not provide international service. Southwest is a passenger air carrier within the United States. AirTran, operates through a hub-and-spoke network system with flights originating and terminating at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. AirTran continues to service cities within the United States as well as the Company’s international markets. The Company provides connection of the Southwest and AirTran networks enabling the customers to fly between combined Southwest and AirTran destinations.

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Bid | Size-- | --
Ask | Size-- | --
Price Open43.30
Previous Close43.26
Day High43.67
Day Low42.82
52 Week High1/29/2015 | 47.1738
52 Week Low4/28/2014 | 23.50
% Off 52 Week High-7.81%
% Off 52 Week Low85.06%
Beta (5 Yr)0.90
Volatility Avg4/24/2015 | 29.16
10-Day Avg. Volume6,254,360
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EPS (TTM)12/31/2014 | 1.64
P/E Ratio12/31/2014 | 26.5
Market CapLarge Cap | 29.1B
Shares Outstanding669.98M
Float663.6M

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Dividend Yield0.55%
Ex-Date3/3/2015
Dividend Announcement1/29/2015
Date of Record3/5/2015
Payable$0.06 - QRTR
Payable Date3/26/2015

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Shares Short12.60M
Short Ratio--
Short % of Float1.90%
As of 4/15/2015