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Southern Company (SO)

Stock Price: $60.44 USD -0.41 (-0.67%)
Updated Oct 26, 2020 1:43 PM EDT - Market open

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Key Info

Market Cap 63.83B
Revenue (ttm) 20.55B
Net Income (ttm) 3.25B
Shares Out 1.06B
EPS (ttm) 3.06
PE Ratio 19.75
Forward PE 18.28
Dividend $2.56
Dividend Yield 4.24%

Stock Quote

Trading Day Oct 26, 2020
Last Price $60.44
Previous Close $60.85
Change ($) -0.41
Change (%) -0.67%
Day's Open 60.27
Day's Range 59.81 - 60.72
Day's Volume 1,708,236
52-Week Range 41.96 - 71.10

More Stats

Market Cap 63.83B
Enterprise Value 111.72B
Earnings Date (est) Oct 29, 2020
Ex-Dividend Date Aug 14, 2020
Shares Outstanding 1.06B
Float 1.05B
EPS (basic) 3.07
EPS (diluted) 3.06
FCF / Share -1.25
Dividend $2.56
Dividend Yield 4.24%
Earnings Yield 5.06%
FCF Yield n/a
Payout Ratio 81.40%
Shares Short 9.85M
Short Ratio 2.39
Short % of Float 0.93%
Beta 0.38
PE Ratio 19.75
Forward PE 18.28
P/FCF Ratio n/a
PS Ratio 3.11
PB Ratio 2.31
Revenue 20.55B
Operating Income 4.92B
Net Income 3.25B
Free Cash Flow -1.32B
Net Cash -47.89B
Net Cash / Share -45.34
Gross Margin 46.85%
Operating Margin 23.95%
Profit Margin 15.80%
FCF Margin -6.44%
ROA 2.88%
ROE 10.05%
ROIC 3.70%
Stats based on trailing-twelve-month (ttm) numbers.

Analyst Summary

Analyst Ratings (18)

Buy 5
Overweight 0
Hold 9
Underweight 1
Sell 3

Analyst Consensus: Overweight

Price Target

(-0.41% downside)
Current: $60.44
Target: 60.19
*Average 12-month price target from 16 stock analysts.

Financial Performance

Financial numbers in millions USD.

Financial Overview

Revenue Growth-8.84%2.01%15.76%13.76%-5.3%8.08%3.33%-6.34%1.15%-
Gross Profit8,3978,3388,6657,4176,6816,4556,3366,2505,9485,315
Operating Income5,1673,9002,2934,4874,6474,5104,4354,4634,2313,802
Net Income4,7542,2428802,4932,4212,0311,7102,4152,2682,040
Shares Outstanding1,0461,0201,000951910897877871857832
Earnings Per Share4.502.170.842.552.592.181.872.672.552.36
EPS Growth107.37%158.33%-67.06%-1.54%18.81%16.58%-29.96%4.71%8.05%-
Dividend Per Share2.462.382.302.
Dividend Growth3.36%3.48%3.46%3.25%3.36%3.48%3.66%3.68%3.94%-
Operating Cash Flow5,7816,9456,3944,8946,2745,8156,0974,8985,9033,991
Capital Expenditures-7,724-7,951-7,164-7,431-5,272-5,353-5,589-4,893-4,327-4,057
Free Cash Flow-1,943-1,006-770-2,5371,0024625085.001,576-66.00
Cash & Equivalents1,9751,3962,1301,9751,4047106596351,323515
Total Debt48,68646,84950,79347,45728,73824,77623,29522,43421,22320,752
Net Cash / Debt-46,711-45,453-48,663-45,482-27,334-24,066-22,636-21,799-19,900-20,237
Book Value31,75929,03925,52826,61221,98220,92619,76419,00418,28516,909
Numbers in millions USD, except per-share numbers.

Company Profile

Company Details

Full Name Southern Company
Country United States
Employees 27,943
CEO Thomas A. Fanning

Stock Information

Ticker Symbol SO
Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Sector Utilities
Industry Utilities—Regulated Electric
Unique Identifier NYSE: SO


The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy facilities and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas pipeline investments operations. It owns and/or operates 30 hydroelectric generating stations, 24 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 42 solar facilities, 10 wind facilities, and 1 biomass facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 75,585 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. The company serves approximately 8 million electric and gas utility customers. It also provides products and services in the areas of energy efficiency, and utility infrastructure. In addition, the company offers digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data. The Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.