Southwest posts $152 million 1Q net profit, nears 15% ROIC goal

Credit: Rob Finlayson
Southwest Airlines earned first-quarter net income of $152 million, a significant improvement over a net profit of $59 million in the prior-year period, and expects continued strength throughout 2014. The Dallas-based airline has long targeted a 15% return on invested capital (ROIC) goal, a mark it...

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