Southwest earns $453 million 1Q net profit; ROIC over 25%

Credit: Rob Finlayson
Coming off its best-ever full-year earnings performance in 2014, Southwest Airlines’ momentum continued in the 2015 first quarter with net income of $453 million, nearly tripling a net profit of $152 million in the prior-year quarter. The Dallas-based carrier’s first-quarter revenue rose 6% year...

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