Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Releases Financial Reports for 1Q2015- Is It Better Than Its Competitors?

April 24, 2015 4:38 PM

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is no doubt one of the best airline companies when it comes to the operations and running of affairs. However, the situation is quite different when earnings time approaches the company, especially when compared with the earnings of its rival company, United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL). Let’s have a look at the operations and earnings of both companies and see which one has posted better figures.

Southwest posted the financial figures for its first quarter of the fiscal year 2015 on April 23, 2015. The company reported an EPS of 66 cents with revenues of $4.4 billion. Note here that Thomson Reuters had expected the EPS to fall in the range of 65 cents with total revenues of $4.41 billion. It...

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