Southwest Airlines

Denver International Airport
DENVER, CO - September 7, 2016: A Southwest Airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from Denver International Airport as seen from a passenger plane landing at the airport on September 7, 2016. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)Robert Alexander — Getty Images
  • Previous Rank
    142
  • Revenues ($M)
    20425
  • Revenue Percent Change
    3.1
  • Profits ($M)
    2244
  • Profits Percent Change
    2.9
  • Assets ($M)
    23286
  • Employees
    53536
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    33076

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

Company Info

CEOGary C. Kelly
CEO TitleChairman & Chief Executive Officer
SectorTransportation
IndustryAirlines
HQ LocationDallas, TX
Websitewww.southwest.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees53,536

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$20,425
Profits ($M)$2,244
Assets ($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 ($)4
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%