What Analysts Are Recommending for Southwest Airlines
Of the 18 analysts tracking Southwest Airlines (LUV), six (33.3%) have rated the stock a “strong buy,” and another six (33.3%) have recommended a “buy.”
Currently, Southwest Airlines (LUV) is valued at 6.8x for its forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio.
For the second quarter of 2017, analysts are estimating Southwest Airlines’ revenue to rise 6.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $5.7 billion.
Southwest Airlines (LUV) has been consistently paying dividends since 1980. Most of its peers don’t pay dividends at all.
Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) debt level has remained almost constant for nearly three years at an average of $3.0 billion.
Despite Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) strong revenue growth and unit revenue improvement, analysts expect EBITDA to fall 4.0% YoY in 2Q17.
Southwest Airlines (LUV) is expected to announce its 2Q17 earnings on July 27, 2017. In this series, we’ll see why investors are optimistic.
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