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$LUV 2Q15 Call: 2Q15 revenues were up 2% on a 7% capacity increase. Operating income was $1.1Bil and operating margin was 22.5%. Pre-tax margin grew by 6 points to 21.7% and TTM pre-tax return on invested capital grew to 28.2%. Generated $1Bil of free cash flow for 1H15 and repurchased $380MM in shares during 2Q15.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.