$FIVE opened 3 net new stores and ended 4Q15 with 437 stores in 27 states. This represents an increase in stores of 19% from the end of 4Q14. $FIVE expects to deliver against its average annual goal of 20% top-line growth, along with greater than 20% bottom-line growth through 2020.
Based on current bookings and yield trends, $LUV expects positive year-over-year operating unit revenues (RASM) in 2Q17. Southwest Airlines expects cost inflation to ease substantially by 4Q17 due to tailwinds associated with the retirement of its Boeing 737-300 (Classic) fleet by 3Q17 end.
For 1Q17, $LUV's revenue passengers carried were up 3.3% to 29.5MM. Load factor went down 0.3 points to 79.9%. Revenue passenger miles rose 3.3% to 29.34Bil. Average passenger fare fell 2.6% to $149.78. At quarter end, Southwest Airlines had 727 aircraft, up 1.8%.
$MPC said a special committee of the board and its independent advisor expect to complete the ongoing review of Speedway by mid-2017. The company is enthusiastic about the future for MPC and $MPLX and remains focused on driving long-term value for its shareholders.