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)

60.8K

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 Accounting Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel

Managing Director-Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Vice President

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.

Director, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace at Stanford University

Former President at The University of Texas at Austin

Former Interim Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Southcross Energy Partners LP

Former GM Brazil President & Managing Director at General Motors Company

Managing Director at Diversified Search LLC

Consultant at Frost National Bank of San Antonio N.A.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Brinker International, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President-Corporate Services at Southwest Airlines Co.

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PRIMECAP Management aims to provide superior long-term investment results by utilizing fundamental research and bottom-up stock picking to construct portfolios. The firm looks for stocks that will outperform the market over a three to five-year horizon. PRIMECAP Management does not have a committee or small group that decides on whether or not to invest in an idea. Each portfolio manager makes an individual decision whether or not to invest in new ideas.

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APLP focuses exclusively on active, high value-added investment strategies where experienced investment professionals pursue superior results through a combination of original thinking and a disciplined investment approach based on a bottom-up process that covers a range of geographic areas and focuses on investments in growth and value stocks. The firm places particular emphasis on identifying and investing in well-managed companies with dominant or increasing market shares. They also closely monitor market valuation. APLP’s autonomous investment teams oversee a range of investment strategies across diversified market capitalizations, regions and styles including, but not necessarily limited to: growth, global equity, US value, international value, global value, sustainable emerging markets, credit, developing world, and thematic. All accounts managed by the firm regardless of investment strategy, invest primarily in common stocks and other equity securities. Their distribution strategy is focused on sophisticated investors around the globe that operate with institutional decision-making processes and longer-term investment horizons.

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FCAM’s investment approach is based the belief that in-depth fundamental analysis of companies can identify securities that may outperform the market. The firm's global research resources include seasoned, sector-focused fundamental analysts covering industry sectors across Canadian, US and global markets, as well as quantitative and technical portfolio managers and analysts. FCAM offers a wide variety of investment solutions including: Canadian, US and International/Global equity strategies; Diversified, Active/Single Sector, and Custom (Liability-Driven and Tactical Bond) fixed-income strategies; and Multi-Asset Class Asset Allocation Products including Strategic Balanced, Tactical Asset Allocation and Balanced Trust Services.

Recent Transactions
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Southwest Airlines Co. issued USD Common Stock

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Southwest Airlines Co. purchases AirTran Holdings, Inc.

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Southwest Airlines Co. purchases Morris Air Service Corp

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Investment Advisor

Advised onSouthwest Airlines Co. purchases AirTran Holdings, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Consultant

Former Chief Financial Officer at Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Clients

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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 2019
Market Capitalization
$27.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$29B
Earnings Per Share
$4.27
Revenue
$22.4B
Net Profit
$2.3B
Total Debt
$4B
Total Equity
$9.83B
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.29x
TEVNet Income
12.62x
Debt TEV
0.14x
EBITDA
$4.22B
EBITDAMargin
18.83%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.56x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.17%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
Political Donations
$586
2015
$1,000
2014
$441
2014
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Competitors
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United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Airlines - Chicago, IL

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Airlines - Atlanta, Georgia

Delta Air Lines, Inc. engages in the provision of scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. It operates through the Airline and Refinery segments. The Airline segment provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The Refinery segment consists of jet fuel and non-jet fuel products. The company was founded by Collett Everman Woolman in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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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