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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Price $125.00
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Publisher GlobalData
Date of Report Apr 15, 2011
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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Summary

Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest Airlines) is a US based passenger airline principally engaged in offering scheduled air transportation in the US. In addition, it offers a supply chain of travel services to its passengers such as air, car, hotel, cruise and vacation packages. The other services offered by the company include selling credits to various business partners that include credit card companies, hotels, telecommunication companies and car rental agencies. The company’s 548 Boeing 737 aircraft serves around 69 cities in 35 states throughout the United States. The company employs around 34901 people around the globe. Southwest Airlines is headquartered at Dallas (Texas) in the US.

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Southwest Airlines Co. provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.
- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
Southwest Airlines Co. - Key Facts 4
Southwest Airlines Co. - Key Employees 5
Southwest Airlines Co. - Key Employee Biographies 6
Southwest Airlines Co. - Major Products and Services 7
Southwest Airlines Co. - History 8
Southwest Airlines Co. - Company Statement 10
Southwest Airlines Co. - Locations And Subsidiaries 11
Head Office 11
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 11
Section 2 – Company Analysis 12
Southwest Airlines Co. - Business Description 12
Southwest Airlines Co. - SWOT Analysis 13
SWOT Analysis - Overview 13
Southwest Airlines Co. - Strengths 13
Strength - Optimum Asset Utilization 13
Strength - Point-To-Point Services 13
Strength - Long term Consistent Growth 13
Southwest Airlines Co. - Weaknesses 13
Weakness - Limited Liquidity Position 13
Southwest Airlines Co. - Opportunities 13
Opportunity - Proposed Acquisition 14
Opportunity - Consolidation in Airline Industry 14
Opportunity - Positive Air Traffic Outlook 14
Southwest Airlines Co. - Threats 14
Threat - Overdependence on Technology 14
Threat - Competitive Pressures 14
Threat - Fuel Price Volatility 14
Southwest Airlines Co. - Key Competitors 16
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 17
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 17
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 17
Performance Chart 19
Financial Performance 19
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 20
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 21
Section 4 – Appendix 22
Methodology 22
Ratio Definitions 22
About GlobalData 26
Contact Us 26
Disclaimer 26




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