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229. Southwest Airlines
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Rank: 229 (Previous rank: 246)
CEO: Gary C. Kelly
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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 10,350.0 -6.1
Profits 99.0 -44.4
Assets 14,269.0
Stockholders' equity 5,466.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 9,699.6
Profits as % of  
Revenues 1.0
Assets 0.7
Stockholders' equity 1.8
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 0.13
% change from 2008 -45.8
1999-2009 annual growth rate % -14.1
Total return to investors %
2009 32.9
1999-2009 annual rate 0.7
Industry: Airlines
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Delta Air Lines 84 28,063.0
2 AMR 120 19,917.0
3 UAL 140 16,335.0
4 Continental Airlines 183 12,586.0
5 US Airways Group 222 10,458.0
6 Southwest Airlines 229 10,350.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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2702 Love Field Dr.
Dallas, TX 75235
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