LUV Southwest Airlines

In its 50th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service to a Customer base topping 130 million passengers in 2019. Southwest became the nation's largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. In peak travel seasons during 2019, Southwest operated more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries. In early 2020, the carrier added service to Hilo, Hawaii, and Cozumel, Mexico. Southwest began service to Palm Springs, Calif. and Miami on Nov. 15, and will begin service to two new seasonal destinations in Colorado, Steamboat Springs and Montrose (Telluride and Crested Butte) on Dec. 19, 2020. On Feb. 14, 2021, Southwest will begin service to Chicago (O'Hare) and Sarasota/Bradenton. Service from Savanah, Georgia and Colorado Springs will begin on March 11, 2021, and operations from Houston (George Bush Intercontinental) and Jackson, Miss. are anticipated to begin in the first half of 2021. The carrier issued its Southwest® Promise in May 2020 to highlight new and round-the-clock efforts to support its Customers and Employees wellbeing and comfort. Among the changes are enhanced cleaning efforts at airports and onboard aircraft, and face covering requirements for Customers and Employees. Additional details about the Southwest Promise are available at Southwest coined Transfarency® to describe its purposed philosophy of treating Customers honestly and fairly, and low fares actually staying low. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free® to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some carriers offer free checked bags on select routes or in qualified circumstances). Southwest does not charge change fees, though fare differences might apply. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. Learn more about how the carrier gives back to communities across the world by visiting Book Southwest Airlines' low fares online at or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

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Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 11.06B 11.06B 11.06B 11.06B 11.06B 11.06B
Cash burn (monthly) 348.67M (positive/no burn) 389.67M 318.08M 198.67M 93.83M
Cash used (since last report) 1.29B n/a 1.44B 1.18B 735.23M 347.26M
Cash remaining 9.77B n/a 9.62B 9.89B 10.33B 10.72B
Runway (months of cash) 28.0 n/a 24.7 31.1 52.0 114.2

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
15 Mar 21 Montford John T Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 61.85 500 30.93K 22,332
8 Mar 21 Robert E Jordan Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 60.02 101 6.06K 141,296
8 Mar 21 Robert E Jordan Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 60.01 779 46.75K 141,397
8 Mar 21 Robert E Jordan Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 60 4,755 285.3K 142,176
8 Mar 21 Robert E Jordan Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 59.99 8,879 532.65K 146,931
8 Mar 21 Robert E Jordan Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 59.98 386 23.15K 155,810
8 Mar 21 Robert E Jordan Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 59.97 13,895 833.28K 156,196
1 Mar 21 Kelly Gary C Common Stock Gift Dispose G No No 0 8,578 0 200,394
25 Feb 21 Romo Tammy Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 58.16 2,762 160.64K 166,574
25 Feb 21 Romo Tammy Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 58.155 100 5.82K 169,336

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

76.0% owned by funds/institutions
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Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 1001 866 +15.6%
Opened positions 217 123 +76.4%
Closed positions 82 131 -37.4%
Increased positions 373 330 +13.0%
Reduced positions 283 288 -1.7%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 20.96B 16.33B +28.4%
Total shares 449.64M 435.4M +3.3%
Total puts 12.46M 9.51M +31.0%
Total calls 10.47M 9.63M +8.7%
Total put/call ratio 1.2 1.0 +20.5%
Largest owners
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Primecap Management 65.21M $3.04B -3.4%
Vanguard 51.59M $2.4B -1.4%
STT State Street 42.89M $2B -3.2%
BLK Blackrock 34.72M $1.62B +3.7%
FMR 25.5M $1.19B +67.7%
Geode Capital Management 10.21M $474.87M +4.5%
TROW T. Rowe Price 9.56M $445.6M +1.6%
Artisan Partners Limited Partnership 9.36M $436.32M -10.3%
Putnam Investments 8.62M $401.93M +40.1%
MS Morgan Stanley 6.66M $310.37M +84.2%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
FMR 25.5M +10.3M +67.7%
FIL 5 -4.13M -100.0%
Wellington Management 475.85K -3.75M -88.7%
Harris Associates L P 18.54K -3.1M -99.4%
MS Morgan Stanley 6.66M +3.04M +84.2%
Alliancebernstein 4.24M +2.96M +230.4%
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 5.68M -2.67M -32.0%
Putnam Investments 8.62M +2.47M +40.1%
BEN Franklin Resources 6.36M +2.41M +61.1%
Primecap Management 65.21M -2.33M -3.4%
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