Southwest Airlines Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  46.48
 Dividend  0.64
 Earnings  3.72
 Cash-flow  6.94
 Book value  18.59
 Equity  16.76

Southwest Airlines is part of Travel and Leisure business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Southwest Airlines is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Southwest Airlines paid a total dividend of 360 million USD last year, for a market value of 26,122 millions (Market Cap 6,534 millions). Dividend per share of Southwest Airlines is 0.64 USD, and his stock market price 46.48 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Southwest Airlines has a dividend yield of 1.38%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Consumer Services industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Southwest Airlines dividend yield with other Travel and Leisure companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Dividend Payout

About the ability of Southwest Airlines to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.64 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.38%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Southwest Airlines payout on ernings is currently 17.20%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 40.41% and 35.56% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Southwest Airlinescan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Southwest Airlines is USD 6.94 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.64, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Southwest Airlines, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and Travel and Leisure sector companies.

Southwest Airlines payout

Southwest Airlines Stock performance

Finally, last moth Southwest Airlines showed a return of -14.90% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -6.42% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -29.00% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Travel and Leisure firms.

Southwest Airlines stock and market return

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