Southwest Airlines Dividend yield

 Price  31.60
 Dividend  0.72
 Earnings  1.30
 Cash-flow  6.32
 Book value  17.56
 Equity  17.81

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 stock dividend

Southwest Airlines paid a total dividend of 428 million USD last year, for a market value of 18,802 millions (Market Cap 4,701 millions). Southwest Airlines dividend per share is 0.72 USD, and his stock market price 31.60 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Southwest Airlines has a dividend yield of 2.28%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Consumer Services industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare Southwest Airlines stocks dividend with other Travel and Leisure companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Dividend Payout

About the ability of Southwest Airlines to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.72 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.28%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Southwest Airlines payout on ernings is currently 55.38%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 39.34% and 31.45% respectively. Both figures show that Southwest Airlines can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

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 6.32 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.72, 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 Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Southwest Airlines's dividend stock, both in percentage and in USD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Southwest Airlines dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Travel and Leisure stocks.

Southwest Airlines stock dividend history

Southwest Airlines Stock performance

Finally, last moth Southwest Airlines showed a return of -7.50% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.06% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -13.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Travel and Leisure firms.

Southwest Airlines stock and market return