Southwest Airlines Reports Second Quarter Results Record operating income

GAAP Net income of $228 million

Excluding special items, record net income of $273 million

DALLAS, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the "Company") today reported its second quarter 2012 results.  Second quarter 2012 net income was $228 million, or $.30 per diluted share, which included $45 million (net) of unfavorable special items.  This compared to net income of $161 million, or $.21 per diluted share, in second quarter 2011, which included favorable special items totaling $40 million (net).  Excluding special items, second quarter 2012 net income was a record $273 million, or $.36 per diluted share, compared to $121 million, or $.15 per diluted share, in second quarter 2011.  This compared favorably to Thomson's First Call mean estimate of $.33 per diluted share.  Operating income for second quarter 2012 was $460 million, compared to $207 million in second quarter 2011.  Excluding special items, operating income was a record $485 million for second quarter 2012, compared to $276 million for the same period last year.  Additional information regarding special items is included in this release and in the accompanying reconciliation tables. 

Gary C. Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are very pleased to report second quarter net income, excluding special items, that more than doubled second quarter last year.  Record revenues driven by steady growth were sufficient to overcome high jet fuel prices and produce a record operating income of $485 million, and a record net income of $273 million, both excluding special items.  These results would not have been possible without the successful implementation of our strategic initiatives by our People.  They have done, and continue to do, a magnificent job.

"We are producing very strong results despite a fragile economic environment. Operating cash flow for the twelve months ended June 30, 2012 was $1.6 billion, and free cash flow* for that period was over $300 million. During that time, we repaid $964 million in long-term debt, further reducing our debt to total capital ratio to 45 percent.  Total cash on hand plus short-term investments, at June 30, 2012, was a very solid $3.3 billion. These strong results and financial position, along with record second quarter profits, reinforce the Board's authorizations for the repurchase of $1 billion in Company common stock, of which half has been completed, along with more than doubling the Company's quarterly dividend to $.01 per share (declared and announced May 16, 2012).

"We continue to make great progress integrating AirTran into Southwest.  We received approval by the Federal Aviation Administration for our Single Operating Certificate in March 2012.  Since then, we've converted five AirTran aircraft to the Southwest paint and interior configuration, and have begun transitioning AirTran airport facilities to Southwest, with Seattle and Des Moines scheduled to be completed this quarter.  The majority of our unions have reached agreements regarding seniority integration, and we are making progress with the remaining agreements.  We produced approximately $80 million in net, pre-tax synergies in first half 2012, and we continue to target net, pre-tax synergies of $400 million in 2013 (excluding acquisition and integration expenses).

"We have significant efforts underway to strategically optimize and modernize our fleet.  Last December, we announced a firm order for 150 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, and 58 additional 737NG aircraft, bringing our total firm orders with The Boeing Company to 350 for 2012 through 2022.  In January, we announced that we will retrofit the 737-700 fleet with an updated cabin interior.  Evolve: The New Southwest Experience provides a new environmentally friendly cabin experience designed to enhance Customer comfort and improve fleet efficiency.  The new sleek interior design also provides the opportunity to increase the number of seats onboard from 137 to 143.  In May, we moved 30 Boeing 737 scheduled deliveries for 2013 and 2014 to 2017 and 2018.  Earlier this month, we reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines, Inc. and Boeing Capital Corp. to lease or sublease all 88 of AirTran's Boeing 717 aircraft to Delta, beginning August 2013.  For now, our goal is to keep our fleet relatively flat, based on the current aircraft delivery schedule with Boeing, the B717 retirement schedule established with the Delta deal, and our adjusted retirement schedule for the 737 Classics. Given that we don't plan to grow the fleet until we hit our financial targets, deferring 30 new aircraft deliveries will reduce our 2012 to 2014 capital spending by approximately $1 billion.  Replacing B717s with B737s is expected to significantly benefit our financial results as the B737 trip costs approximate the B717's, but with 20-26 more seats.  All told, our various fleet initiatives are estimated to contribute, pre-tax, more than $300 million in 2013, more than $500 million in 2014, and in excess of $700 million in 2015. 

"We continue to aggressively optimize our combined networks.  AirTran began new international service in the second quarter to Cancun, Mexico City, and Cabo San Lucas.  Southwest launched new service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) earlier this month and, in early August, Southwest will add two daily roundtrips from DCA to St. Louis, Missouri.  Our 2012 available seat miles will be comparable to 2011 combined available seat miles, despite our plan to end this year with six fewer aircraft than 2011.  For 2013, we expect our fleet to remain comparable to 2012, and we are planning for modest year-over-year available seat mile growth, attributable to additional seats from 737-800 deliveries, the Evolve retrofit, and the replacement of B717s with B737s."   

Financial Results and Outlook

AirTran Airways, Inc. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company on May 2, 2011. Results discussed in this release and provided in the accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Comparative Consolidated Operating Statistics include the results of operations and cash flows for AirTran beginning May 2, 2011, including the impact of purchase accounting.  Periods presented prior to the acquisition date do not include AirTran's results.  However, the Company believes the analysis of specified financial results on a "combined basis" provides more meaningful year-over-year comparability.  Financial information presented on a "combined basis" is the sum of the historical financial results of the Company and AirTran for periods prior to the acquisition date, but includes the impact of purchase accounting beginning May 2, 2011.  Supplemental financial information presented on a "combined basis" and the accompanying reconciliations are included in this release.

The Company's total operating revenues in second quarter 2012 increased 11.6 percent to $4.6 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in second quarter 2011, and increased 4.7 percent year-over-year compared to $4.4 billion, on a combined basis.  Operating unit revenues increased 6.0 percent from second quarter 2011, on a combined basis.  Based on traffic and revenue trends thus far, the Company currently expects another solid year-over-year increase in operating unit revenues in third quarter 2012.

Total second quarter 2012 operating expenses were $4.2 billion, compared to $3.9 billion in second quarter 2011, and were comparable to second quarter last year on a combined basis.  Excluding special items in both periods, second quarter 2012 unit costs increased 1.7 percent from second quarter 2011 combined unit costs.  

Second quarter 2012 economic fuel costs were $3.22 per gallon, including $.04 per gallon in unfavorable cash settlements for fuel derivative contracts, compared to $3.28 per gallon in second quarter 2011, including $.03 per gallon in favorable cash settlements.  Based on market prices as of July 17, 2012, the Company expects third quarter 2012 economic fuel costs to be in the $3.05 to $3.10 per gallon range, including fuel taxes and $.03 per gallon in unfavorable cash settlements for fuel derivative contracts.  Third quarter 2012 premium costs, recorded in Other (gains) losses, are currently estimated to be approximately $17 million, compared to premium costs of $36 million in third quarter 2011.  As of July 17, 2012, the fair market value of the Company's hedge portfolio through 2016 was a net liability of approximately $30 million, compared to a $184 million net asset at March 31, 2012.  Additional information regarding the Company's fuel derivative contracts is included in the accompanying tables. 

Excluding fuel and special items in both periods, second quarter 2012 unit costs increased 4.3 percent from second quarter 2011's combined 7.41 cents.  Based on current cost trends, the Company expects another year-over-year increase in its third quarter 2012 unit costs, compared to third quarter 2011's unit costs of 7.38 cents, excluding fuel and special items in both periods.

Operating income for second quarter 2012 was $460 million, compared to $207 million in second quarter 2011.  Excluding special items in both periods, operating income was $485 million for second quarter 2012, compared to $276 million in second quarter 2011, and compared to $295 million in second quarter last year, on a combined basis.  The Company incurred $11 million in special charges (before taxes) associated with the acquisition and integration of AirTran during second quarter 2012, representing a cumulative total of $165 million in acquisition and integration costs, as of June 30, 2012.  The Company expects total acquisition and integration costs will be approximately $550 million

Other expenses for second quarter 2012 were $92 million, compared to $68 million of other income in second quarter 2011.  This $160 million swing primarily resulted from $62 million in other losses recognized in second quarter 2012, compared to $113 million in other gains recognized in second quarter 2011.  In both periods, these gains and losses, which are special items, primarily resulted from unrealized mark to market gains/losses associated with a portion of the Company's fuel hedging portfolio.  Excluding these special items, other losses were $14 million in second quarter 2012, compared to $27 million in second quarter 2011, primarily attributable to the premium costs associated with the Company's fuel derivative contracts.  Second quarter 2012 premium costs were $12 million, compared to $26 million in second quarter 2011.  Net interest expense declined to $30 million in second quarter 2012, compared to $45 million in second quarter 2011, primarily as a result of the Company's repayment of its $400 million notes in December 2011 and the redemption of its $385 million notes in March 2012.

Total operating revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased 18.9 percent year-over-year to $8.6 billion, while total operating expenses increased 17.5 percent year-over-year to $8.1 billion, resulting in operating income in first half 2012 of $481 million, versus $321 million in first half 2011.  Excluding special items in both periods, operating income was $495 million for first half 2012, compared to $387 million for the same period last year.  Excluding special items and on a combined basis, total operating revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased 5.2 percent year-over-year, while total operating expenses increased 4.1 percent year-over-year, resulting in combined operating income in first half 2012 of $495 million, versus $382 million in first half 2011. 

Net income for first half 2012 was $327 million, or $.43 per diluted share, compared to $166 million, or $.22 per diluted share, for the same period last year.  Excluding special items, net income for first half 2012 was $255 million, or $.33 per diluted share, compared to $142 million, or $.19 per diluted share, for the same period last year. 

The Company's return on invested capital (before taxes and excluding special items) was approximately 8 percent for the twelve months ended June 30, 2012.  Additional information regarding pre-tax return on invested capital is included in the accompanying reconciliation tables.   

Net cash provided by operations for second quarter 2012 was $145 million, and capital expenditures were $416 million.  On May 16, 2012, the Company's Board of Directors increased the Company's previous $500 million share repurchase authorization to $1 billion.  As of June 30, 2012, the Company had repurchased approximately 59 million shares of common stock for approximately $500 million, since the initial $500 million authorization by the Board of Directors on August 5, 2011.  As of July 18th, the Company had approximately $3.7 billion in cash and short-term investments, and a fully available unsecured revolving credit line of $800 million.

Net cash provided by operations for first half 2012 was $1.4 billion, and capital expenditures were $543 million, resulting in free cash flow* in excess of $800 million.  The Company repaid $469 million in debt during first half 2012, and is scheduled to repay approximately $90 million in debt for the remainder of 2012.  

Southwest and AirTran Awards and Recognitions

  • Southwest named Customer Service Champions by JD Powers
  • Southwest named one of America's Top 500 Companies by Barrons
  • AirTran Airways received top honors in the 2012 Airline Quality Ratings based on ontime performance, customer complaints, and mishandled baggage; Southwest was also recognized for the best Customer Satisfaction rating
  • Southwest named as one of the BetterInvesting Top 100 companies
  • Southwest ranked first in the 2012 Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey by IdeaWorksCompany.com
  • Southwest recognized as the Eco-Pioneer of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine for environmentally sound business practices
  • Southwest ranked top airline in Bloomberg Business Week's Fifty Most Popular Employers for College Students
  • Southwest named one of the Most Valuable Employers for Military by CiviliansJobs.com

Southwest will discuss its second quarter 2012 results on a conference call at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time today.  A live broadcast of the conference call will also be available at http://southwest.investorroom.com.

*See Note Regarding use of Non-GAAP financial measures.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Specific forward-looking statements include without limitation statements related to (i) the Company's plans and expectations with respect to its acquisition of AirTran, including without limitation anticipated integration timeframes and expected benefits and costs associated with the acquisition; (ii) the Company's fleet plans and the Company's related growth plans and financial expectations; (iii) the Company's network and capacity plans and expectations; and (iv) the Company's financial outlook and projected results of operations. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current intent, expectations, and projections and are not guarantees of future performance.  These statements involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors that are difficult to predict and that could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by them.  Factors include, among others, (i) the Company's ability to successfully integrate AirTran and realize the expected synergies and other benefits from the acquisition; (ii) changes in fuel prices, the impact of hedge accounting, and any changes to the Company's fuel hedging strategies and positions; (iii) the impact of the economy on demand for the Company's services and the impact of fuel prices, economic conditions, and actions of competitors on the Company's business decisions, plans, and strategies; (iv) the Company's dependence on third parties with respect to certain of its initiatives, in particular its fleet modernization plans; (v) the Company's ability to timely and effectively implement, transition, and maintain the necessary information technology systems and infrastructure to support its operations and initiatives; and (vi) other factors, as described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the detailed factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

 

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.




CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (1)




(in millions, except per share amounts)




(unaudited)


























Three months ended




Six months ended







June 30,




June 30,







2012


2011


Percent Change


2012


2011


Percent Change





















OPERATING REVENUES:


















Passenger

$

4,338


$

3,892

(2)

11.5


$

8,080


$

6,840

(2)

18.1



Freight


42



36


16.7



79



67


17.9



Other


236



208

(2)

13.5



447



331

(2)

35.0




Total operating revenues


4,616



4,136


11.6



8,606



7,238


18.9





















OPERATING EXPENSES:


















Salaries, wages, and benefits


1,222



1,125


8.6



2,363



2,078


13.7



Fuel and oil


1,577



1,527


3.3



3,087



2,565


20.4



Maintenance materials and repairs


291



246


18.3



562



444


26.6



Aircraft rentals


90



79


13.9



178



125


42.4



Landing fees and other rentals


260



247


5.3



513



448


14.5



Depreciation and amortization


202



176


14.8



403



332


21.4



Acquisition and integration


11



58


(81.0)



24



75


(68.0)



Other operating expenses


503



471


6.8



995



850


17.1




Total operating expenses


4,156



3,929


5.8



8,125



6,917


17.5





















OPERATING INCOME


460



207


122.2



481



321


49.8





















OTHER EXPENSES (INCOME):


















Interest expense


38



51


(25.5)



77



94


(18.1)



Capitalized interest


(6)



(2)


n.a.



(11)



(5)


120.0



Interest income


(2)



(4)


(50.0)



(3)



(7)


(57.1)



Other (gains) losses, net


62



(113)


n.a.



(109)



(54)


n.a.




Total other (income) expenses


92



(68)


n.a.



(46)



28


n.a.





















INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES


368



275


33.8



527



293


79.9


PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES


140



114


22.8



200



127


57.5





















NET INCOME

$

228


$

161


41.6


$

327


$

166


97.0








































NET INCOME PER SHARE


















Basic

$

0.30


$

0.21




$

0.43


$

0.22





Diluted

$

0.30


$

0.21




$

0.43


$

0.22























WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING
















Basic


757



780





764



764





Diluted


764



787





771



765










































(1) Excludes financial results for AirTran prior to the May 2, 2011 acquisition date. See Supplemental Combined Statement I for selected financial information on a combined basis, including AirTran for periods prior to the acquisition date.





















(2) The Company made a fourth quarter 2011 reclassification to change the allocation of Operating revenues between Passenger revenues and Other revenues from its sale of frequent flyer points associated with its co-branded Chase® Visa card.  The Company has thus reclassified $16 million and $26 million in Operating revenues for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2011, respectively, from Other revenues to Passenger revenues to conform to the current presentation.








SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED AMOUNTS TO NON-GAAP ITEMS (1)

(SEE NOTE REGARDING USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES)

(in millions, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)


Three months ended




Six months ended




June 30,




June 30,




 

2012


 

2011


Percent Change


 

2012


 

2011


Percent Change

















Fuel and oil expense, unhedged

$

1,544


$

1,533




$

3,022


$

2,577



Add (Deduct): Fuel hedge (gains) losses included in Fuel and oil expense


33



(6)





65



(12)



Fuel and oil expense, as reported

$

1,577


$

1,527




$

3,087


$

2,565



Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)


(14)



(11)





10



6



Fuel and oil expense, economic

$

1,563


$

1,516


3.1


$

3,097


$

2,571


20.5

















Total operating expenses, as reported

$

4,156


$

3,929




$

8,125


$

6,917



Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)


(14)



(11)





10



6



Total operating expenses, economic

$

4,142


$

3,918




$

8,135


$

6,923



(Deduct): Acquisition and integration costs, net (3)


(11)



(58)





(24)



(72)



Total operating expenses, non-GAAP

$

4,131


$

3,860


7.0


$

8,111


$

6,851


18.4

















Operating income, as reported

$

460


$

207




$

481


$

321



Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)


14



11





(10)



(6)



Operating income, economic

$

474


$

218




$

471


$

315



Add: Acquisition and integration costs, net (3)


11



58





24



72



Operating income, non-GAAP

$

485


$

276


75.7


$

495


$

387


27.9

















Other (gains) losses, net, as reported

$

62


$

(113)




$

(109)


$

(54)



Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)


(48)



140





129



111



Other losses, net, non-GAAP

$

14


$

27


(48.1)


$

20


$

57


(64.9)

















Income before income taxes, as reported

$

368


$

275




$

527


$

293



Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)


62



(129)





(139)



(117)




$

430


$

146




$

388


$

176



Add: Acquisition and integration costs, net (3)


11



58





24



72



Income before income taxes, non-GAAP

$

441


$

204


116.2


$

412


$

248


66.1

















Net income as reported

$

228


$

161




$

327


$

166



Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)


62



(129)





(139)



(117)



Add (Deduct): Income tax impact of fuel contracts


(24)



49





52



45




$

266


$

81




$

240


$

94



Add: Acquisition and integration costs, net (4)


7



40





15



48



Net income, non-GAAP

$

273


$

121


125.6


$

255


$

142


79.6

















Net income per share, diluted, as reported

$

0.30


$

0.21




$

0.43


$

0.22



Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts


0.05



(0.10)





(0.12)



(0.09)




$

0.35


$

0.11




$

0.31


$

0.13



Add: Impact of special items, net (4)


0.01



0.04





0.02



0.06



Net income per share, diluted, non-GAAP

$

0.36


$

0.15


140.0


$

0.33


$

0.19


73.7

















(1) Excludes financial results for AirTran prior to the May 2, 2011 acquisition date. See Supplemental Combined Statement II for a reconciliation of selected combined amounts to non-GAAP items, including AirTran for periods prior to the acquisition date.

(2) See Reconciliation of Impact from Fuel Contracts.

(3) Amounts net of profitsharing impact on charges incurred through March 31, 2011. The Company amended its profitsharing plan during second quarter 2011 to defer the profitsharing impact of acquisition and integration costs incurred from April 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013. The profitsharing impact will be realized in 2014 and beyond.

(4) Amounts net of tax and profitsharing impact (see footnote (3) above).




SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

RECONCILIATION OF IMPACT FROM FUEL CONTRACTS  (1)

(SEE NOTE REGARDING USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES)

(in millions)

(unaudited)














Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30,


June 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011













Fuel and Oil Expense












Reclassification between Fuel and Oil and Other (gains)












losses, net, associated with current period settled contracts

$

(10)


$

(11)


$

(12)


$

(9)

Contracts settling in the current period, but for which gains












and/or (losses) have been recognized in a prior period (2)


(4)



-



22



15

Impact from fuel contracts to Fuel and oil expense

$

(14)


$

(11)


$

10


$

6

























Operating Income












Reclassification between Fuel and Oil and Other (gains)












losses, net, associated with current period settled contracts

$

10


$

11


$

12


$

9

Contracts settling in the current period, but for which gains












and/or (losses) have been recognized in a prior period (2)


4



-



(22)



(15)

Impact from fuel contracts to Operating Income

$

14


$

11


$

(10)


$

(6)

























Other (gains) losses, net












Mark-to-market impact from fuel contracts












settling in future periods

$

(50)


$

136


$

156


$

139

Ineffectiveness from fuel hedges settling in future periods


(8)



(7)



(39)



(37)

Reclassification between Fuel and Oil and Other (gains)












losses, net, associated with current period settled contracts


10



11



12



9

Impact from fuel contracts to Other (gains) losses, net

$

(48)


$

140


$

129


$

111

























Net Income












Mark-to-market impact from fuel contracts












settling in future periods

$

50


$

(136)


$

(156)


$

(139)

Ineffectiveness from fuel hedges settling in future periods


8



7



39



37

Other net impact of fuel contracts settling in the












current or a prior period (excluding reclassifications)


4



-



(22)



(15)

Impact from fuel contracts to Net Income (3)

$

62


$

(129)


$

(139)


$

(117)













(1) Excludes financial results for AirTran prior to the May 2, 2011 acquisition date.

(2) As a result of prior hedge ineffectiveness and/or contracts marked-to-market through the income statement.

(3) Excludes income tax impact of unrealized items.




SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

COMPARATIVE CONSOLIDATED OPERATING STATISTICS (1)

(unaudited)


























Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,



2012


2011


Change


2012


2011


Change

Revenue passengers carried



28,859,348




27,114,480



6.4

%



54,420,170




48,229,595



12.8

%

Enplaned passengers



35,210,151




33,430,914



5.3

%



66,364,573




59,030,032



12.4

%

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (000s)



27,206,498




25,883,849



5.1

%



50,891,364




45,079,735



12.9

%

Available seat miles (ASMs) (000s)



33,230,589




31,457,412



5.6

%



63,863,482




55,963,085



14.1

%

Load factor



81.9

%


82.3

%


(0.4)

pts

79.7

%


80.6

%


(0.9)

pts

Average length of passenger haul (miles)



943




955



(1.3)

%



935




935



-

%

Average aircraft stage length (miles)



699




685



2.0

%



692




672



3.0

%

Trips flown



352,726




340,768



3.5

%



686,622




614,591



11.7

%

Average passenger fare


$

150.31



$

143.53

(2)


4.7

%


$

148.49



$

141.83

(2)


4.7

%

Passenger revenue yield per RPM (cents)



15.94




15.04

(2)


6.0

%



15.88




15.17

(2)


4.7

%

RASM (cents)



13.89




13.15



5.6

%



13.48




12.93



4.3

%

PRASM (cents)



13.05




12.37

(2)


5.5

%



12.65




12.22

(2)


3.5

%

CASM (cents)



12.51




12.49



0.2

%



12.72




12.36



2.9

%

CASM, excluding fuel (cents)



7.76




7.63



1.7

%



7.89




7.77



1.5

%

CASM, excluding special items (cents)



12.43




12.27



1.3

%



12.70




12.24



3.8

%

CASM, excluding fuel and special items (cents)



7.73




7.45



3.8

%



7.85




7.64



2.7

%

Fuel costs per gallon, including fuel tax (unhedged)


$

3.18



$

3.31



(3.9)

%


$

3.25



$

3.15



3.2

%

Fuel costs per gallon, including fuel tax


$

3.25



$

3.30



(1.5)

%


$

3.32



$

3.13



6.1

%

Fuel costs per gallon, including fuel tax (economic)


$

3.22



$

3.28



(1.8)

%


$

3.33



$

3.14



6.1

%

Fuel consumed, in gallons (millions)



483




462



4.5

%



926




817



13.3

%

Active fulltime equivalent Employees



46,128




43,805



5.3

%



46,128




43,805



5.3

%

Aircraft in service at period-end



695




694



0.1

%



695




694



0.1

%
























PRASM (Passenger unit revenue) - Passenger revenue yield per ASM

RASM (unit revenue) - Operating revenue yield per ASM

CASM (unit costs) - Operating expenses per ASM
























(1) Excludes operating statistics for AirTran prior to the May 2, 2011 acquisition date. See Supplemental Combined Statement IV for operating statistics on a combined basis, including AirTran for periods prior to the acquisition date.

(2) The Company made a fourth quarter 2011 reclassification to change the allocation of Operating revenues between Passenger revenues and Other revenues from its sale of frequent flyer points associated with its co-branded Chase® Visa card.  The Company has thus reclassified $16 million and $26 million in Operating revenues for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2011, respectively, from Other revenues to Passenger revenues to conform to the current presentation. This reclassification affects certain prior year operating statistics.



















SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.






RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL (1)






(in millions)  






(unaudited)













12 Months Ended


12 Months Ended


June 30, 2012


June 30, 2011

Operating Income, as reported

$

853


$

892

Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts


(3)



65

Add: Acquisition and integration costs, net (2)


83



79

Add: Asset Impairment, net (3)


14



-

Operating Income, non-GAAP

$

947


$

1,036

Net adjustment for aircraft leases (4)


142



96

Adjustment for fuel hedge accounting


(68)



(130)

Adjusted Operating Income, non-GAAP

$

1,021


$

1,002













Average Invested Capital (5)

$

13,037


$

11,351

Equity adjustment for fuel hedge accounting


240



224

Adjusted Average Invested Capital

$

13,277


$

11,575







ROIC, pre-tax


8%



9%







(1) Calculation includes the impact of the AirTran acquisition as of May 2, 2011.

(2) Net of profitsharing impact on charges incurred through March 31, 2011.  The Company amended its profitsharing plan during second quarter 2011 to defer the profitsharing impact of integration costs incurred from April 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013.  The profitsharing impact will be realized in 2014 and beyond.

(3) Net of profitsharing impact.

(4) Net adjustment related to presumption that all aircraft in fleet are owned.

(5) Average invested capital represents a five quarter average of debt, net present value of aircraft leases, and equity.

























SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.








CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET








(in millions)








(unaudited)






















June 30,


December 31,






2012


2011


ASSETS








Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,083


$

829



Short-term investments



2,173



2,315



Accounts and other receivables



502



299



Inventories of parts and supplies, at cost



446



401



Deferred income taxes



284



263



Prepaid expenses and other current assets



203



238




Total current assets



4,691



4,345












Property and equipment, at cost:









Flight equipment



15,952



15,542



Ground property and equipment



2,570



2,423



Deposits on flight equipment purchase contracts



420



456





18,942



18,421



Less allowance for depreciation and amortization



6,600



6,294







12,342



12,127


Goodwill



970



970


Other assets



513



626






$

18,516


$

18,068












LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY








Current liabilities:









Accounts payable


$

1,153


$

1,057



Accrued liabilities



1,142



996



Air traffic liability



2,528



1,836



Current maturities of long-term debt



257



644




Total current liabilities



5,080



4,533












Long-term debt less current maturities



3,019



3,107


Deferred income taxes



2,563



2,566


Deferred gains from sale and leaseback of aircraft



69



75


Other noncurrent liabilities



945



910


Stockholders' equity:









Common stock



808



808



Capital in excess of par value



1,224



1,222



Retained earnings



5,692



5,395



Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(320)



(224)



Treasury stock, at cost



(564)



(324)




Total stockholders' equity



6,840



6,877






$

18,516


$

18,068























SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.







CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (1)







(in millions)  







(unaudited)


























Three months ended


Six months ended





June 30,


June 30,





2012


2011


2012


2011
















CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:













Net income

$

228


$

161


$

327


$

166


Adjustments to reconcile net income to














cash provided by (used in) operating activities:














Depreciation and amortization


202



176



403



332



Unrealized (gain) loss on fuel derivative instruments


63



(129)



(138)



(119)



Deferred income taxes


24



95



38



123



Amortization of deferred gains on sale and















leaseback of aircraft


(3)



(3)



(6)



(7)



Changes in certain assets and liabilities, net of acquisition:















Accounts and other receivables


(37)



(21)



(105)



(107)




Other current assets


(39)



(46)



(90)



(138)




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


77



67



301



305




Air traffic liability


(28)



64



693



576



Cash collateral provided to derivative counterparties


(181)



(49)



(34)



(20)



Other, net


(161)



(78)



(19)



91


Net cash provided by operating activities


145



237



1,370



1,202
















CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:














Payment to acquire AirTran, net of AirTran cash on hand


-



(35)



-



(35)



Payments for purchase of property and equipment, net


(416)



(215)



(543)



(272)



Purchases of short-term investments


(633)



(1,779)



(1,255)



(3,263)



Proceeds from sales of short-term investments


680



1,440



1,416



2,750



Other, net


14



-



14



-


Net cash used in investing activities


(355)



(589)



(368)



(820)
















CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:














Proceeds from Employee stock plans


12



27



17



31



Proceeds from termination of interest rate















derivative instrument


-



-



-



76



Payments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations


(38)



(32)



(469)



(62)



Payments of convertible debt


-



(81)



-



(81)



Payments of cash dividends


(8)



(3)



(14)



(10)



Repurchase of common stock


(225)



-



(275)



-



Other, net


(6)



(3)



(7)



(2)


Net cash used in financing activities


(265)



(92)



(748)



(48)
















NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS


(475)



(444)



254



334
















CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD


1,558



2,039



829



1,261
















CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

$

1,083


$

1,595


$

1,083


$

1,595































(1) Includes the impact of the AirTran acquisition as of May 2, 2011.

























SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.




FUEL DERIVATIVE CONTRACTS




AS OF JULY 17, 2012


































Estimated difference in economic jet fuel price per gallon,





above/(below) unhedged market prices, including taxes




Average WTI Crude Oil









price per barrel

3Q 2012


4Q 2012


2013 (1)













$65

$0.11


$0.26


$0.23




$70

$0.05


$0.15


$0.14




$75

$0.03


$0.10


$0.07




$80

$0.03


$0.10


$0.06




Current Market (2)

$0.03


$0.09


$0.04




$100

$0.02


$0.04


$0.00




$105

($0.01)


($0.02)


($0.03)




$110

($0.04)


($0.09)


($0.11)




$115

($0.06)


($0.13)


($0.17)
































Average percent of estimated fuel consumption





covered by fuel derivative contracts at




Period

 varying Brent/WTI crude-equivalent price levels