Southern Company

Utilities-Regulated Electric

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$74.08 billion
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$27.65 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$10.82 billion
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Company Profile

Southern Company had its IPO on 1981-12-31 under the ticker symbol SO.

The company operates in the Utilities sector and Utilities-Regulated Electric industry. Southern Company has a staff strength of 27,423 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Southern Company opened at $68.08 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-09-12.

The stocks traded within a range of $67.45 - $68.88, and closed at $68.6.

This is a +0.69% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 3,683,789 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Southern Company have increased by +2.05%.

Southern Company's Key Ratios

Southern Company has a market cap of $74.08 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 2.4782 and a price to sales ratio of 2.7362.

In the last 12-months Southern Company’s revenue was $27.65 billion with a gross profit of $10.82 billion and an EBITDA of $10.16 billion. The EBITDA ratio measures Southern Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Southern Company’s operating margin was 20.45% while its return on assets stood at 2.64% with a return of equity of 8.74%.

In Q2, Southern Company’s quarterly earnings growth was a negative -26.2% while revenue growth was a negative 20.2%.

Southern Company’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $2.81 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 18.9753 and a PEG multiple of 2.9173. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Southern Company’s profitability.

Southern Company stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 4.7251 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 13.2963. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 2.7362.

Southern Company stock pays annual dividends of $2.74 per share, indicating a yield of 4.06% and a payout ratio of 87.62%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$137.12 billion
Total Liabilities
$13.24 billion
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$2.05 billion
Dividend Payout Ratio

Southern Company ended 2024 with $137.12 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $137.12 billion while shareholder equity stood at $30.67 billion.

Southern Company ended 2024 with $0 in deferred long-term liabilities, $13.24 billion in other current liabilities, 5422000000.00 in common stock, $11.73 billion in retained earnings and $5.16 billion in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $2.12 billion and cash and short-term investments were $2.12 billion. The company’s total short-term debt was $5,905,000,000 while long-term debt stood at $55.13 billion.

Southern Company’s total current assets stands at $10.98 billion while long-term investments were $9.85 billion and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $3.75 billion compared to accounts payable of $2.49 billion and inventory worth $2.96 billion.

In 2024, Southern Company's operating cash flow was $-2170000000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $2.05 billion.

Comparatively, Southern Company paid $0.88 in dividends in 2024.

Other key metrics

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Analyst Target Price

Southern Company stock is currently trading at $68.6 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $76.5646 and a 52-week low of $76.5646. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $73.25.

Its 50-day moving average was $69.05 and 200-day moving average was $68.26 The short ratio stood at 2.61 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 15.6% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 6565.1% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Southern Company

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Southern Company is SO

The IPO of Southern Company took place on 1981-12-31

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The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates through three segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, and Gas Marketing Services. The company also develops, constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, gas distribution operations, and gas pipeline investments operations. In addition, it constructs, operates, and maintains 77,591 miles of natural gas pipelines and 14 storage facilities with total capacity of 157 Bcf to provide natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. It serves approximately 8.8 million electric and gas utility customers. Further, the company offers digital wireless communications and fiber optics services. The Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, N.W., Atlanta, GA, United States, 30308