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Southwest Airlines Reports Second Quarter Results

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Southwest Airlines Reports Second Quarter Results07:00 EDT Thursday, July 19, 2012Record operating income GAAP Net income of $228 million Excluding special items, record net income of $273 millionDALLAS, 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 OutlookAirTran 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 RecognitionsSouthwest 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.comSouthwest 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 StatementsThis 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 endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,20122011Percent Change20122011Percent ChangeOPERATING REVENUES:Passenger$4,338$3,892(2)11.5$8,080$6,840(2)18.1Freight423616.7796717.9Other236208(2)13.5447331(2)35.0Total operating revenues4,6164,13611.68,6067,23818.9OPERATING EXPENSES:Salaries, wages, and benefits1,2221,1258.62,3632,07813.7Fuel and oil1,5771,5273.33,0872,56520.4Maintenance materials and repairs29124618.356244426.6Aircraft rentals907913.917812542.4Landing fees and other rentals2602475.351344814.5Depreciation and amortization20217614.840333221.4Acquisition and integration1158(81.0)2475(68.0)Other operating expenses5034716.899585017.1Total operating expenses 4,1563,9295.88,1256,91717.5OPERATING INCOME460207122.248132149.8OTHER EXPENSES (INCOME):Interest expense3851(25.5)7794(18.1)Capitalized interest(6)(2)n.a.(11)(5)120.0Interest income(2)(4)(50.0)(3)(7)(57.1)Other (gains) losses, net62(113)n.a.(109)(54)n.a.Total other (income) expenses92(68)n.a.(46)28n.a.INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES36827533.852729379.9PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES14011422.820012757.5NET INCOME$228$16141.6$327$16697.0NET INCOME PER SHAREBasic$0.30$0.21$0.43$0.22Diluted$0.30$0.21$0.43$0.22WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDINGBasic757780764764Diluted764787771765(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 endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30, 2012 2011Percent Change 2012 2011Percent ChangeFuel and oil expense, unhedged$1,544$1,533$3,022$2,577Add (Deduct): Fuel hedge (gains) losses included in Fuel and oil expense33(6)65(12)Fuel and oil expense, as reported$1,577$1,527$3,087$2,565Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)(14)(11)106Fuel and oil expense, economic$1,563$1,5163.1$3,097$2,57120.5Total operating expenses, as reported$4,156$3,929$8,125$6,917Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)(14)(11)106Total 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$3,8607.0$8,111$6,85118.4Operating income, as reported$460$207$481$321Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)1411(10)(6)Operating income, economic$474$218$471$315Add: Acquisition and integration costs, net (3)11582472Operating income, non-GAAP$485$27675.7$495$38727.9Other (gains) losses, net, as reported$62$(113)$(109)$(54)Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)(48)140129111Other losses, net, non-GAAP$14$27(48.1)$20$57(64.9)Income before income taxes, as reported$368$275$527$293Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)62(129)(139)(117)$430$146$388$176Add: Acquisition and integration costs, net (3)11582472Income before income taxes, non-GAAP$441$204116.2$412$24866.1Net income as reported$228$161$327$166Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (2)62(129)(139)(117)Add (Deduct): Income tax impact of fuel contracts(24)495245$266$81$240$94Add: Acquisition and integration costs, net (4)7401548Net income, non-GAAP$273$121125.6$255$14279.6Net income per share, diluted, as reported$0.30$0.21$0.43$0.22Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts0.05(0.10)(0.12)(0.09)$0.35$0.11$0.31$0.13Add: Impact of special items, net (4)0.010.040.020.06Net income per share, diluted, non-GAAP$0.36$0.15140.0$0.33$0.1973.7(1) Excludes financial results for AirTran prior to the May 2, 2011 acquisition date. See Supplemental Combined Statement II for a reconciliation of selected combined amounts to non-GAAP items, including AirTran for periods prior to the acquisition date.(2) See Reconciliation of Impact from Fuel Contracts.(3) Amounts net of profitsharing impact on charges incurred through March 31, 2011. The Company amended its profitsharing plan during second quarter 2011 to defer the profitsharing impact of acquisition and integration costs incurred from April 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013. The profitsharing impact will be realized in 2014 and beyond.(4) Amounts net of tax and profitsharing impact (see footnote (3) above).SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.RECONCILIATION OF IMPACT FROM FUEL CONTRACTS  (1)(SEE NOTE REGARDING USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES)(in millions)(unaudited)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Fuel and Oil ExpenseReclassification between Fuel and Oil and Other (gains)losses, net, associated with current period settled contracts$(10)$(11)$(12)$(9)Contracts settling in the current period, but for which gainsand/or (losses) have been recognized in a prior period (2)(4)-2215Impact from fuel contracts to Fuel and oil expense$(14)$(11)$10$6Operating IncomeReclassification between Fuel and Oil and Other (gains)losses, net, associated with current period settled contracts$10$11$12$9Contracts settling in the current period, but for which gainsand/or (losses) have been recognized in a prior period (2)4-(22)(15)Impact from fuel contracts to Operating Income$14$11$(10)$(6)Other (gains) losses, netMark-to-market impact from fuel contractssettling in future periods$(50)$136$156$139Ineffectiveness from fuel hedges settling in future periods(8)(7)(39)(37)Reclassification between Fuel and Oil and Other (gains)losses, net, associated with current period settled contracts1011129Impact from fuel contracts to Other (gains) losses, net$(48)$140$129$111Net IncomeMark-to-market impact from fuel contractssettling in future periods$50$(136)$(156)$(139)Ineffectiveness from fuel hedges settling in future periods873937Other net impact of fuel contracts settling in thecurrent 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 endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,20122011Change20122011ChangeRevenue passengers carried28,859,34827,114,4806.4%54,420,17048,229,59512.8%Enplaned passengers35,210,15133,430,9145.3%66,364,57359,030,03212.4%Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (000s) 27,206,49825,883,8495.1%50,891,36445,079,73512.9%Available seat miles (ASMs) (000s)33,230,58931,457,4125.6%63,863,48255,963,08514.1%Load factor81.9%82.3%(0.4)pts79.7%80.6%(0.9)ptsAverage length of passenger haul (miles)943955(1.3)%935935-%Average aircraft stage length (miles)6996852.0%6926723.0%Trips flown352,726340,7683.5%686,622614,59111.7%Average passenger fare$150.31$143.53(2)4.7%$148.49$141.83(2)4.7%Passenger revenue yield per RPM (cents)15.9415.04(2)6.0%15.8815.17(2)4.7%RASM (cents)13.8913.155.6%13.4812.934.3%PRASM (cents)13.0512.37(2)5.5%12.6512.22(2)3.5%CASM (cents)12.5112.490.2%12.7212.362.9%CASM, excluding fuel (cents)7.767.631.7%7.897.771.5%CASM, excluding special items (cents)12.4312.271.3%12.7012.243.8%CASM, excluding fuel and special items (cents)7.737.453.8%7.857.642.7%Fuel costs per gallon, including fuel tax (unhedged)$3.18$3.31(3.9)%$3.25$3.153.2%Fuel costs per gallon, including fuel tax$3.25$3.30(1.5)%$3.32$3.136.1%Fuel costs per gallon, including fuel tax (economic)$3.22$3.28(1.8)%$3.33$3.146.1%Fuel consumed, in gallons (millions)4834624.5%92681713.3%Active fulltime equivalent Employees46,12843,8055.3%46,12843,8055.3%Aircraft in service at period-end6956940.1%6956940.1%PRASM (Passenger unit revenue) - Passenger revenue yield per ASMRASM (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 Ended12 Months EndedJune 30, 2012June 30, 2011Operating Income, as reported$853$892Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts(3)65Add: Acquisition and integration costs, net (2)8379Add: Asset Impairment, net (3)14-Operating Income, non-GAAP$947$1,036Net adjustment for aircraft leases (4)14296Adjustment for fuel hedge accounting(68)(130)Adjusted Operating Income, non-GAAP$1,021$1,002Average Invested Capital (5) $13,037$11,351Equity adjustment for fuel hedge accounting240224Adjusted Average Invested Capital$13,277$11,575ROIC, pre-tax8%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 31,20122011ASSETSCurrent assets:Cash and cash equivalents$1,083$829Short-term investments2,1732,315Accounts and other receivables502299Inventories of parts and supplies, at cost446401Deferred income taxes284263Prepaid expenses and other current assets203238Total current assets4,6914,345Property and equipment, at cost:Flight equipment15,95215,542Ground property and equipment2,5702,423Deposits on flight equipment purchase contracts42045618,94218,421Less allowance for depreciation and amortization6,6006,29412,34212,127Goodwill970970Other assets513626$18,516$18,068LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities:Accounts payable$1,153$1,057Accrued liabilities1,142996Air traffic liability2,5281,836Current maturities of long-term debt257644Total current liabilities5,0804,533Long-term debt less current maturities3,0193,107Deferred income taxes2,5632,566Deferred gains from sale and leaseback of aircraft6975Other noncurrent liabilities945910Stockholders' equity:Common stock808808Capital in excess of par value1,2241,222Retained earnings5,6925,395Accumulated other comprehensive loss(320)(224)Treasury stock, at cost(564)(324)Total stockholders' equity6,8406,877$18,516$18,068SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (1)(in millions)   (unaudited)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:Net income$228$161$327$166Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:Depreciation and amortization202176403332Unrealized (gain) loss on fuel derivative instruments63(129)(138)(119)Deferred income taxes249538123Amortization of deferred gains on sale andleaseback 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 liabilities7767301305Air traffic liability(28)64693576Cash collateral provided to derivative counterparties(181)(49)(34)(20)Other, net(161)(78)(19)91Net cash provided by operating activities1452371,3701,202CASH 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 investments6801,4401,4162,750Other, net14-14-Net cash used in investing activities(355)(589)(368)(820)CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:Proceeds from Employee stock plans12271731Proceeds from termination of interest ratederivative instrument---76Payments 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)254334CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD1,5582,0398291,261CASH 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 CONTRACTSAS OF JULY 17, 2012Estimated difference in economic jet fuel price per gallon,above/(below) unhedged market prices, including taxesAverage WTI Crude Oilprice per barrel3Q 20124Q 20122013 (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$0.06Current 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 consumptioncovered by fuel derivative contracts atPeriod varying Brent/WTI crude-equivalent price levelsSecond Half 2012 (3)over 30%2013 (1)over 50%2014over 50%2015approx. 30%2016over 15%(1)For 2013, the Company's current estimated fuel consumption covered by fuel derivative contracts includes modest coverage based on underlying Brent crude-equivalent products.  Therefore, 2013 jet fuel price per gallon estimates above or below market prices assume an average 2013 Brent crude oil premium to WTI crude oil of approximately $9 per barrel, based on the average forward curve as of July 17, 2012.  The Company's percentage of estimated fuel consumption covered by fuel derivative contracts is primarily between WTI/Brent crude oil levels of $105 and $140 per barrel.  At WTI/Brent crude oil levels above $140 per barrel, the Company has less than 20% of estimated fuel consumption covered by fuel derivative contracts.  The Company also has floor exposure, with the majority beginning at WTI/Brent crude oil levels of $75 per barrel.   (2)WTI crude oil average market prices as of July 17, 2012 were approximately $89, $91 and $92 per barrel in third quarter 2012, fourth quarter 2012 and full year 2013, respectively.(3)For second half 2012, the Company's percentage of estimated fuel consumption covered by fuel derivative contracts is primarily between WTI crude oil levels of $100 and $130 per barrel.  At WTI crude oil levels above $130 per barrel, the Company has less than 15% of estimated fuel consumption covered by fuel derivative contracts.  The Company also has floor exposure, with the majority beginning at WTI crude oil levels of $75 per barrel.  SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.737 DELIVERY SCHEDULEAS OF JULY 18, 2012The Boeing CompanyThe Boeing Company737 NG737 MAX-700FirmOrders-800 FirmOrdersOptions Additional-800sFirmOrdersOptionsTotal2012-29-5--34(2)2013-20----20201452415---44201536-12---48201631-12---43201730-25-4-59201825-28-15-682019----33-332020----34-342021----3418522022----3019492023-----23232024-----2323Through 2027-----6767127(1)73925(3)150(4)150597(1) The Company has flexibility to substitute 737-800s in lieu of 737-700 firm orders.(2) Includes 19 aircraft delivered as of July 18, 2012.(3) New delivery leased aircraft.(4) The Company has flexibility to accept MAX 7 or MAX 8 deliveries.SUPPLEMENTAL COMBINED STATEMENT ISOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.SELECTED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION (in millions)(unaudited)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,PercentPercent20122011 (1)Change20122011 (1)ChangeOPERATING REVENUES:Passenger$4,338$4,1295.1$8,080$7,6535.6Freight423616.7796717.9Other236242(2.5)447457(2.2)Total operating revenues4,6164,4074.78,6068,1775.2OPERATING EXPENSES:Salaries, wages, and benefits1,2221,1734.22,3632,2714.1Fuel and oil1,5771,631(3.3)3,0872,9255.5Maintenance materials and repairs2912698.25625325.6Aircraft rentals9099(9.1)178206(13.6)Landing fees and other rentals260260-5135022.2Depreciation and amortization20218211.040335214.5Acquisition and integration1179(86.1)24101(76.2)Other operating expenses503509(1.2)995998(0.3)Total operating expenses4,1564,202(1.1)8,1257,8873.0OPERATING INCOME$460$205124.4$481$29065.9(1) Selected financial information presented in this schedule on a combined basis includes financial results for Southwest and AirTran for all periods presented, including prior to the May 2, 2011 acquisition date. These combined results include the impact of purchase accounting as of May 2, 2011. AirTran's historical financial information included in the combined presentation has been conformed to Southwest's financial statement classification where appropriate.  See Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.SUPPLEMENTAL COMBINED STATEMENT IISOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.RECONCILIATION OF SELECTED COMBINED AMOUNTS FROM SUPPLEMENTAL COMBINED STATEMENT I TO NON-GAAP ITEMS(SEE NOTE REGARDING USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES)(in millions)(unaudited)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,PercentPercent20122011 (1)Change20122011 (1)ChangeFuel and oil expense, combined unhedged$1,544$1,646$3,022$2,955Add (Deduct): Fuel hedge (gains) losses included in Fuel and oil expense33(15)65(30)Fuel and oil expense, as presented on Supplemental Combined Statement I$1,577$1,631$3,087$2,925Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts (14)(11)106Fuel and oil expense, combined economic$1,563$1,620(3.5)$3,097$2,9315.7Total operating expenses, as presented on Supplemental Combined Statement I$4,156$4,202$8,125$7,887Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts(14)(11)106Total operating expenses, combined economic$4,142$4,191$8,135$7,893(Deduct): Acquisition and integration costs, net (2)(11)(79)(24)(98)Total operating expenses, combined non-GAAP$4,131$4,1120.5$8,111$7,7954.1Operating income, as presented on Supplemental Combined Statement I$460$205$481$290Add (Deduct): Net impact from fuel contracts 1411(10)(6)Operating income, combined economic$474$216$471$284Add: Acquisition and integration costs, net (2)11792498Operating income, combined non-GAAP$485$29564.4$495$38229.6(1) Selected financial information presented in this schedule on a combined basis includes financial results for Southwest and AirTran for all periods presented, including prior to the May 2, 2011 acquisition date. These combined results include the impact of purchase accounting as of May 2, 2011. AirTran's historical financial information included in the combined presentation has been conformed to Southwest's financial statement classification where appropriate.(2) 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 integration costs incurred from April 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013. The profitsharing impact will be realized in 2014 and beyond.SUPPLEMENTAL COMBINED STATEMENT IIISOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.SELECTED CONSOLIDATING COMBINED 2011 FINANCIAL INFORMATION (1)(in millions)(unaudited)Three months ended June 30, 2011Six months ended June 30, 2011SouthwestSouthwestAirlines Co.Airlines Co.(as reported)AirTran (2)Combined(as reported)AirTran (2)CombinedOPERATING REVENUES:Passenger$3,892$237$4,129$6,840$813$7,653Freight36-3667-67Other20834242331126457Total operating revenues4,1362714,4077,2389398,177OPERATING EXPENSES:Salaries, wages, and benefits1,125481,1732,0781932,271Fuel and oil1,5271041,6312,5653602,925Maintenance materials and repairs2462326944488532Aircraft rentals79209912581206Landing fees and other rentals2471326044854502Depreciation and amortization176618233220352Acquisition and integration5821797526101Other operating expenses47138509850148998Total operating expenses3,9292734,2026,9179707,887OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)207(2)205321(31)290(1) Selected financial information presented in this schedule on a combined basis includes financial results for Southwest and AirTran for all periods presented, including AirTran for periods prior to the May 2, 2011 acquisition date. These combined results include the impact of purchase accounting as of May 2, 2011. See Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.(2) Results presented for AirTran, on a standalone basis, include periods prior to the acquisition date, conformed to Southwest's financial statement classification where appropriate.SUPPLEMENTAL COMBINED STATEMENT IVSOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.COMBINED OPERATING STATISTICS (unaudited)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,20122011 (1)Change20122011 (1)ChangeRevenue passengers carried28,859,34828,826,0130.1%54,420,17054,407,408-%Enplaned passengers35,210,15135,559,232(1.0)%66,364,57366,753,484(0.6)%Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (000s)27,206,49827,646,263(1.6)%50,891,36451,361,693(0.9)%Available seat miles (ASMs) (000s)33,230,58933,639,005(1.2)%63,863,48263,902,550(0.1)%Load factor81.9%82.2%(0.3)pts79.7%80.4%(0.7)ptsAverage length of passenger haul (miles)943959(1.7)%935944(1.0)%Average aircraft stage length (miles)6996911.2%6926841.2%Trips flown352,726362,691(2.7)%686,622696,258(1.4)%Average passenger fare$150.31$143.244.9%$148.49$140.655.6%Passenger revenue yield per RPM (cents)15.9414.946.7%15.8814.906.6%RASM (cents)13.8913.106.0%13.4812.805.3%PRASM (cents)13.0512.276.4%12.6511.985.6%CASM (cents)12.5112.490.2%12.7212.343.1%CASM, excluding fuel (cents)7.767.641.6%7.897.761.7%CASM, excluding special items (cents)12.4312.221.7%12.7012.204.1%CASM, excluding fuel and special items (cents)7.737.414.3%7.857.613.2%Fuel costs per gallon, including fuel tax (unhedged)$3.18$3.32(4.2)%$3.25$3.143.5%Fuel costs per gallon, including fuel tax$3.25$3.29(1.2)%$3.32$3.116.8%Fuel costs per gallon, including fuel tax (economic)$3.22$3.27(1.5)%$3.33$3.117.1%Fuel consumed, in gallons (millions)483495(2.4)%926940(1.5)%PRASM (Passenger unit revenue) - Passenger revenue yield per ASMRASM (unit revenue) - Operating revenue yield per ASM CASM (unit costs) - Operating expenses per ASM(1) Selected  operating statistics presented in this schedule on a combined basis include operations for Southwest and AirTran for all periods presented, including prior to the May 2, 2011 acquisition date.  These combined results include the impact of purchase accounting as of May 2, 2011.  AirTran's historical operating statistics included in the combined presentation have been conformed to Southwest's presentation where appropriate.NOTE REGARDING USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURESThe Company's consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). These GAAP financial statements include (i) unrealized non-cash adjustments and reclassifications, which can be significant, as a result of accounting requirements and elections made under accounting pronouncements relating to derivative instruments and hedging and (ii) other charges the Company believes are not indicative of its ongoing operational performance.As a result, the Company also provides financial information in this release that was not prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to the information prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company provides supplemental non-GAAP financial information, including results that it refers to as "economic," which the Company's management utilizes to evaluate its ongoing financial performance and the Company believes provides greater transparency to investors as supplemental information to its GAAP results. The Company's economic financial results differ from GAAP results in that they only include the actual cash settlements from fuel hedge contracts--all reflected within Fuel and oil expense in the period of settlement. Thus, Fuel and oil expense on an economic basis reflects the Company's actual net cash outlays for fuel during the applicable period, inclusive of settled fuel derivative contracts. Any net premium costs paid related to option contracts are reflected as a component of Other (gains) losses, net, for both GAAP and non-GAAP (including economic) purposes in the period of contract settlement. These economic results provide a better measure of the impact of the Company's fuel hedges on its operating performance and liquidity since they exclude the unrealized, non-cash adjustments and reclassifications that are recorded in GAAP results in accordance with accounting guidance relating to derivative instruments, and they reflect all cash settlements related to fuel derivative contracts within Fuel and oil expense. This enables the Company's management, as well as investors, to consistently assess the Company's operating performance on a year-over-year or quarter-over-quarter basis after considering all efforts in place to manage fuel expense. However, because these measures are not determined in accordance with GAAP, such measures are susceptible to varying calculations and not all companies calculate the measures in the same manner. As a result, the aforementioned measures, as presented, may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.Further information on (i) the Company's fuel hedging program, (ii) the requirements and accounting associated with accounting for derivative instruments, and (iii) the causes of hedge ineffectiveness and/or mark-to-market gains or losses from derivative instruments is included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, as well as subsequent quarterly filings.In addition to its "economic" financial measures, as defined above, the Company has also provided other non-GAAP financial measures as a result of items that the Company believes are not indicative of its ongoing operations.  These include expenses associated with the Company's acquisition and integration of AirTran.  The Company believes that evaluation of its financial performance can be enhanced by a presentation of results that exclude the impact of these items in order to evaluate the results on a comparative basis with results in prior periods that do not include such items and as a basis for evaluating operating results in future periods.  As a result of the Company's acquisition of AirTran, which closed on May 2, 2011, the Company has incurred and expects to continue to incur substantial charges associated with integration of the two companies.  While the Company cannot predict the exact timing or amounts of such charges, it does expect to treat the charges as special items in its future presentation of non-GAAP results.The Company has also provided other supplemental non-GAAP financial information on a "combined basis."  This supplemental non-GAAP financial information on a "combined basis" includes specified combined financial results of the Company and AirTran for periods prior to May 2, 2011, as if the acquisition had occurred prior to the beginning of the applicable reporting period, but excludes any impact of purchase accounting prior to May 2, 2011.  AirTran's historical financial information included in the combined presentation has been conformed to the Company's financial statement classification where appropriate.  The Company believes that evaluation of its financial performance can be enhanced by a presentation of combined results in order to evaluate its prior, current or future period results on a more meaningful, consistent year-over-year basis. The Company has also provided free cash flow, which is a non-GAAP financial measure.  The Company believes free cash flow is a meaningful measure because it demonstrates the Company's ability to service its debt, pay dividends and make investments to enhance shareholder value.  Although free cash flow is commonly used as a measure of liquidity, definitions of free cash flow may differ; therefore, the Company is providing an explanation of its calculation for free cash flow.  For the twelve months ended June 30, 2012, the Company generated over $300 million in free cash flow, calculated as operating cash flows of approximately $1.6 billion less capital expenditures of approximately $1.2 billion.  For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company generated over $800 million in free cash flow, calculated as operating cash flows of approximately $1.4 billion less capital expenditures of $543 million.  SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.For further information: Investor Relations (214) 792-4415