Southwest Airlines Co.

Southwest Airlines Co.

Southwest Airlines Co.

Overview
Date Founded

1967

Headquarters

2702 Love Field Drive,Suite 400,Dallas, TX 75235-1611

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

58.8K

Industries

Airlines
Other Transportation
Shipping & Delivery

Company Description

With 41 years of service, Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest), a low-fare major domestic airline, continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers, offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest was incorporated in Texas and commenced Customer Service on June 18, 1971 with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three Texas cities - Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Today, Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded serving 78 destinations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. On May 2, 2011, Southwest completed the acquisition of AirTran Holdings, Inc., and now operates AirTran Airways as a wholly owned subsidiary. Southwest has among the lowest cost structures in the domestic airline industry, consistently offers the lowest and simplest fares, and has one of the best overall Customer Service records. LUV is our stock exchange symbol, selected to represent our home at Dallas Love Field, as well as the theme of our Employee and Customer relationships. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, click on the tab above to read the Southwest Airlines 2011 One Report™

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Executives & Employees

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

President

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel

Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Vice President & Chief People Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines Co.

Former Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer at Southwest Airlines Co.

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Professional at Southwest Airlines Co.

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Owners & Shareholders
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PRIMECAP invests primarily common stocks or securities with common stock characteristics, bonds and cash/cash equivalents. The firm utilizes fundamental research and bottom-up stock picking to construct portfolios. The main sources of information for research purposes include financial publications, inspections of corporate activities, research materials by others such as sell-side analysts, companies' annual reports and any related filings and press releases, meetings with executives of companies and their suppliers, competitors, customers, etc. All portfolios are built with the best ideas of each of the managers within the multi-manager investment process. PRIMECAP's investment strategy does not employ short sales or margin transactions, nor does it permit investments in derivatives or currency hedging. The firm follows an investment approach based on four key principles including commitment to fundamental research, long-term investment horizon, emphasis on individual decision-making and focus on value.

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Berkshire Hathaway employs the value investing principles of Benjamin Graham. Their investment approach focuses on buying shares of companies as a long-term investment. The firm seeks to invest in businesses that are easy to understand and have high ROE, exceptional management teams and limited debt. Rather than a diversified stock portfolio, Berkshire Hathaway invests in a small number of trusted investments that are overweighed in order to leverage the expected returns. The firm owns stock in a diverse group of over 50 public and private companies in wide range of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, retail, energy and finance. Investments are typically financed using the float from Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.'s insurance operations. Securities are sold when the firm no longer feels comfortable with the fundamentals of a company.

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Boston Partners primarily provides advice using a value style approach for large-cap equity, mid-cap equity, small-cap equity, long/short equity, alpha extension, global equity, and international equity. Their investment process is grounded in bottom-up fundamental analysis. The firm employs an efficient and repeatable investment process designed to identify companies with: attractive valuations, sound business fundamentals and improving business momentum. Boston Partners' investment strategies include several long/short equity products which include selling securities short. The securities sold short may not be considered \"value\" securities but are considered to be overvalued by Boston Partners on its quantitative screening and fundamental security analysis. For certain long/short portfolios, they use single name security swaps, negotiated on a bilateral basis and not cleared through a central clearing facility. Swaps are used to provide short exposure in markets where physical shorting is not allowed or to obtain exposure to a security to manage margin requirements more efficiently.

Recent Transactions
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Southwest Airlines Co. purchases AirTran Holdings, Inc.

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Southwest Airlines Co. purchases Morris Air Service Corp

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Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Consultant

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Clients

THE ORGANIZATIONS PRIMARY MISSION IS TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING REPRESENTATION TO CNA MEMBERS IN ORDER TO PROMOTE THE ECONOMIC AND PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS OF DIRECT CARE NURSES AND TO ADVOCATE FOR DIRECT CARE NURSES AND THEIR PATIENTS ON ALL PUBLIC POLICY MATTERS RELATED TO SAFE CARE AND NURSING PRACTICE.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$29.2B
Total Enterprise Value
$26.4B
Earnings Per Share
$4.29
Revenue
$22B
Total Equity
$9.85B
Net Profit
$2.46B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.48%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
4.41%
EBITDAMargin
19.91%
Enterprise Value Sales
1.2x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.04x
TEVNet Income
10.72x
Debt TEV
0.13x
EBITDA
$4.37B
Total Debt
$3.42B
Political Donations
$586
2015
$1,000
2014
$441
2014
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Awards & Honors
Rank #142
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #142
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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