NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Which stocks could surprise investors with outsized returns over the next year?

Goldman Sachs said that while the S&P 500 is expected to continue its flat performance in the second half of 2015 -- the index rose 0.2% in the first six months -- "we expect [the] S&P 500 will return 6% during the next 12 months (4% price, 2% dividends)," analyst David Kostin wrote in a July 1 note to clients. Plenty of stocks could outperform, according to Kostin.

Taking into account the 12-month stock price targets placed on them by Goldman analysts, here are 10 stocks with the most upside potential, according to the note. (Target prices were obtained from Bloomberg.) TheStreet paired Goldman's picks with ratings from TheStreet Ratings.

TheStreet Ratings, TheStreet's proprietary ratings tool, projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Based on 32 major data points, TheStreet Ratings uses a quantitative approach to rating over 4,300 stocks to predict return potential for the next year. The model is both objective, using elements such as volatility of past operating revenues, financial strength, and company cash flows, and subjective, including expected equities market returns, future interest rates, implied industry outlook and forecasted company earnings.

Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a buy yielded a 16.56% return in 2014 beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points. Buying a Russell 2000 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a buy yielded a 9.5% return in 2014, beating the Russell 2000 index, including dividends reinvested, by 460 basis points last year.

Note:Year-to-date returns are based on closing prices on July 6, 2015.

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10. Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD) - Get Report
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Year-to-date return: -10.6%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Buy, $194
Upside to Target: 39.9%
Price as of June 30: $138.69

Pioneer Natural Resources engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and gas.

TheStreet Ratings:Hold, C
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) a hold. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.31, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Despite the fact that PXD's debt-to-equity ratio is low, the quick ratio, which is currently 0.64, displays a potential problem in covering short-term cash needs.
  • PXD, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 38.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 40.2%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. In comparison to the other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, Pioneer Natural Resources's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for Pioneer Natural Resources is rather low; currently it is at 20.97%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -12.58% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $104.00 million or 77.68% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
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9. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) - Get Report
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Year-to-date return: -46.8%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Neutral, $16
Upside to Target: 43.2%
Price as of June 30: $11.17

Chesapeake Energy produces oil and natural gas through acquisition, exploration, and development of from underground reservoirs in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings:Sell, D
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate Chesapeake Energy (CHK) a sell. This is driven by a few notable weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 979.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $425.00 million to -$3,739.00 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, Chesapeake Energy's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $423.00 million or 67.23% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 63.92%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 1159.25% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • Chesapeake Energy has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, Chesapeake Energy increased its bottom line by earning $1.83 versus $0.68 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 110.1% in earnings (-$0.19 versus $1.83).

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

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8. Mattel Inc. (MAT) - Get Report
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Leisure Products
Year-to-date return: -16.7%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Buy, $37
Upside to Target: 44%
Price as of June 30: $25.69

Mattel designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International and American Girl.

TheStreet Ratings:Hold, C
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate Mattel (MAT) a hold. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • MAT's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Despite the fact that MAT's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 1.74 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.
  • The gross profit margin for Mattel is rather high; currently it is at 54.96%. Regardless of MAT's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, MAT's net profit margin of -6.30% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Leisure Equipment & Products industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 418.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$11.22 million to -$58.18 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$53.11 million or 187.67% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
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7. Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) - Get Report
Sector: Technology/Application Software
Year-to-date return: -15.2%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Buy, $73
Upside to Target: 45.8%
Price as of June 30: $50.08

Autodesk operates as a design software and services company worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings:Hold, C
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate Autodesk (ADSK) a hold. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 7.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.1%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further. Despite the fact that ADSK's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 1.69 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.
  • The gross profit margin for Autodesk is currently very high, coming in at 90.27%. Regardless of ADSK's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, ADSK's net profit margin of 2.95% is significantly lower than the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $86.50 million or 60.44% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • The share price of Autodesk has not done very well: it is down 11.82% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. Looking ahead, other than the push or pull of the broad market, we do not see anything in the company's numbers that may help reverse the decline experienced over the past 12 months. Despite the past decline, the stock is still selling for more than most others in its industry.


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6. Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Get Report
Sector: Industrials/Airlines
Year-to-date return: -17.7%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Buy, $60
Upside to Target: 46.1%
Price as of June 30: $41.08

Delta Air Lines provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network comprises various gateway airports in Amsterdam, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tokyo-Narita.

TheStreet Ratings:Buy, A+
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate Delta Air Lines (DAL) a buy. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • DAL's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 3.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.3%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Delta Air Lines reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, Delta Air Lines reported lower earnings of $0.75 versus $12.29 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.42 versus $0.75).
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 72.02% to $1,636.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, Delta Air Lines' average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 73.50%.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the Airlines industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 250.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $213.00 million to $746.00 million.
  • The gross profit margin for Delta Air Lines is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.36%. Regardless of DAL's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, DAL's net profit margin of 7.94% compares favorably to the industry average.


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5. Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) - Get Report
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Casinos & Gaming
Year-to-date return: -30.2%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Buy, $145
Upside to Target: 47%
Price as of June 30: $98.67

Wynn Resorts, together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. It operates in two segments, Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The company operates Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort located in the People's Republic of China.

TheStreet Ratings:Hold, C
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate Wynn Resorts (WYNN) a hold. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • WYNN, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 7.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 27.8%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • 37.98% is the gross profit margin for Wynn Resorts which we consider to be strong. Regardless of WYNN's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, WYNN's net profit margin of -4.08% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 50.96%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 119.81% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 119.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $226.90 million to -$44.60 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$15.01 million or 107.17% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.


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4. American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) - Get Report
Sector: Industrials/Airlines
Year-to-date return: -26%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Buy, $61
Upside to Target: 52.7%
Price as of June 30: $39.94

American Airlines, through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. As of Dec. 31, 2014, the company operated 983 mainline jets, as well as 566 regional aircrafts through regional airline subsidiaries and third-party regional carriers.

TheStreet Ratings:Hold, C
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate American Airlines (AAL) a hold. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • American Airlines reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, American Airlines turned its bottom line around by earning $3.92 versus -$8.48 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($9.03 versus $3.92).
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Airlines industry and the overall market, American Airlines' return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • AAL, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 3.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 1.7%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • AAL has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 11.54% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 6.85 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, AAL maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.83, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.


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3. Western Digital Corp. (WDC) - Get Report
Sector: Technology
Year-to-date return: -28%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Buy, $122
Upside to Target: 55.6%
Price as of June 30: $78.42

Western Digital, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage solutions that enable consumers, businesses, governments, and other organizations to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content.

TheStreet Ratings:Buy, A-
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate Western Digital (WDC) a buy. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Western Digital has improved earnings per share by 5.2% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, Western Digital increased its bottom line by earning $6.69 versus $3.90 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($7.81 versus $6.69).
  • Although WDC's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average. To add to this, WDC has a quick ratio of 2.09, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Computers & Peripherals industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, Western Digital has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • 37.10% is the gross profit margin for Western Digital which we consider to be strong. Regardless of WDC's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, WDC's net profit margin of 10.81% is significantly lower than the industry average.


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2. Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (GMCR)
Sector: Consumer Non-Discretionary/Packaged Food & Meats
Year-to-date return: -45.8%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Buy, $133
Upside to Target: 73.6%
Price as of June 30: $76.63

Keurig Green Mountain produces and sells specialty coffee, coffeemakers, teas, and other beverages in the United States and Canada.

TheStreet Ratings:Buy, B
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) a buy. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 11.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.2%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • GMCR's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.20 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.12, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Food Products industry and the overall market, Keurig Green Mountain's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 46.36% is the gross profit margin for Keurig Green Mountain which we consider to be strong. Regardless of GMCR's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, GMCR's net profit margin of 13.79% compares favorably to the industry average.
  • Keurig Green Mountain's earnings per share declined by 5.8% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, Keurig Green Mountain increased its bottom line by earning $3.74 versus $3.16 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 1.1% in earnings ($3.70 versus $3.74).


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1. Southwest Airlines Co.  (LUV) - Get Report
Sector: Industrials/Airlines
Year-to-date return: -22%

Goldman Sachs Rating and Target Price: Buy, $58
Upside to Target: 75.3%
Price as of June 30: $33.09

Southwest Airlines operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of Dec. 31, 2014, it operated 665 Boeing 737 aircraft; and had 12 Boeing 717 aircraft.

TheStreet Ratings:Buy, A-
TheStreet Ratings Said: "We rate Southwest Airlines (LUV) a buy. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • LUV's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 3.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Southwest Airlines reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, Southwest Airlines increased its bottom line by earning $1.65 versus $1.06 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.32 versus $1.65).
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. The stock's price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $1,452.00 million or 29.75% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, Southwest Airlines' cash flow growth rate is still lower than the industry average growth rate of 73.50%.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.39, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Despite the fact that LUV's debt-to-equity ratio is low, the quick ratio, which is currently 0.57, displays a potential problem in covering short-term cash needs.