Southwest Airlines (LUV)

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Southwest Airlines Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

68.87% for Sept. 30, 2017
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Southwest Airlines Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2017 68.87%
June 30, 2017 71.69%
March 31, 2017 68.63%
Dec. 31, 2016 69.60%
Sept. 30, 2016 69.60%
June 30, 2016 71.19%
March 31, 2016 69.44%
Dec. 31, 2015 71.63%
Sept. 30, 2015 70.70%
June 30, 2015 68.64%
March 31, 2015 67.13%
Dec. 31, 2014 62.36%
Sept. 30, 2014 58.46%
June 30, 2014 59.47%
March 31, 2014 54.13%
Dec. 31, 2013 56.10%
Sept. 30, 2013 53.73%
June 30, 2013 53.61%
March 31, 2013 48.41%
Dec. 31, 2012 49.39%
Sept. 30, 2012 48.99%
June 30, 2012 51.95%
March 31, 2012 46.78%
Dec. 31, 2011 49.37%
Sept. 30, 2011 48.85%
   
June 30, 2011 49.25%
March 31, 2011 52.18%
Dec. 31, 2010 55.68%
Sept. 30, 2010 56.92%
June 30, 2010 56.50%
March 31, 2010 53.46%
Dec. 31, 2009 6.45%
Sept. 30, 2009 71.08%
June 30, 2009 73.62%
March 31, 2009 71.53%
Dec. 31, 2008 66.64%
Sept. 30, 2008 64.16%
June 30, 2008 67.27%
March 31, 2008 70.99%
Dec. 31, 2007 37.28%
Sept. 30, 2007 75.39%
June 30, 2007 70.54%
March 31, 2007
Dec. 31, 2006
Sept. 30, 2006
June 30, 2006
March 31, 2006
Dec. 31, 2005
Sept. 30, 2005 46.61%
June 30, 2005

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About Gross Profit Margin

A gross profit margin is the difference between sales and the cost of goods sold divided by revenue. This represents the percentage of each dollar of a company's revenue available after accounting for cost of goods sold.

If a company produces phones and earns $32 million in sales but pays $24 million for the items sold, then the company's gross profit margin would be ($32M - $24M) / $32M = 25 percent.

Cutting costs result in higher gross profit margins. If a company sells phones for 500 dollars and the cost of the producing the phone is $250, the current gross profit margin is 50 percent ((500-250)/500). If the company is able to reduce production costs from $250 to $200, the gross profit margin is 60 percent ((500-200)/500).

Note : Profit margins are very dependent on sector. Companies that sell bland potato chips may not have very high margins, but will sell a sizable quantity of potato chips. A company that sells consulting services will likely have higher profit margins, but sell lower quantities.
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LUV Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Benchmarks
Delta Air Lines 58.92%
American Airlines Group 58.76%
United Continental Holdings 63.99%

LUV Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 48.41% Mar 2013
Maximum 71.69% Jun 2017
Average 63.14%

LUV Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: gross_profit_margin
  • Latest data point: =YCP("LUV", "gross_profit_margin")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("LUV", "gross_profit_margin", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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