The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Southwest Airlines's revenues will expand 0.7% and EPS will expand 8.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.65 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Last quarter, Southwest Airlines chalked up revenue of $4.08 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.99 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.07. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q1 were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 19.4%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.0%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.4%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $17.56 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.99.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,535 members out of 1,796 rating the stock outperform, and 261 members rating it underperform. Among 406 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 358 give Southwest Airlines a green thumbs-up, and 48 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Southwest Airlines is outperform, with an average price target of $13.87.
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