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  • Previous Rank
    142
  • Revenues ($M)
    $20,425
  • Revenue Percent Change
    3.1%
  • Profits ($M)
    $2,244
  • Profits Percent Change
    2.9%
  • Assets ($M)
    $23,286
  • Employees
    53,536
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    $33,076

The Dallas-based company operates AirTrain Airways and its namesake Southwest Airlines.

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Company Info

CEO
Gary C. Kelly
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Transportation
Industry
Airlines
HQ Location
Dallas, TX
Websitehttp://www.southwest.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees53,536

Southwest Airlines Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$20,4253.1%
Profits ($M)$2,2442.9%
Assets ($M)$23,286-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$8,441-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$33,076-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues11%
Profits as % of Assets9.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity26.6%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.55
EPS % Change (from 2015)8.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)72.9%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)19.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)16.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)43.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)13%