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SO Southern PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The PE ratio for Southern stock stands at 23.07 as of Sep 28, 2023. This is based on the current EPS of $2.82 and the stock price of $65.07 per share. The current PE ratio is comparable to the past four-quarter average.

SO PE ratio history

How has SO's PE ratio performed in the past

Over the last ten years, the average PE ratio of Southern has been 24.74. The current 23.07 P/E ratio is 7% lower than the historical average. In the past ten years, SO's PE ratio peaked in the Sep 2017 quarter at 94.5, with a price of $49.14 and an EPS of $0.52. The Jun 2019 quarter marked the lowest point at 12.95, with a price of $55.28 and an EPS of $4.27.


Southern PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 199.11% in 2017

Maximum annual decrease: -64.8% in 2018

Year PE ratio Change
2022 21.77 -28.27%
2021 30.35 45.77%
2020 20.82 48.08%
2019 14.06 -30.22%
2018 20.15 -64.8%
2017 57.25 199.11%
2016 19.14 6.33%
2015 18 -19.71%
2014 22.42 2.51%
2013 21.87 37.89%

SO average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of SO for the past years

The current PE ratio of SO is higher than its 5-year historical average, but it is lower than the 3 and 10-year averages.

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SO PE vs peers

What is SO's PE ratio compared to its peers

In comparison to its peers DUK and FE, SO's PE ratio is lower, but it is higher than NEE's and AEP's. Southern's PE ratio is trading above the peer group average of 17.28.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
ETR Entergy Corp 14.05 $19.55B
NEE Nextera Energy Inc 14.21 $116.45B
D Dominion Energy Inc 16.61 $37.26B
AEP American Electric Power Co Inc 19.4 $38.58B
PPL PPL Corp 22.54 $17.28B
SO Southern Co 22.95 $70.59B
FE Firstenergy Corp 43.24 $19.59B
DUK Duke Energy CORP 53.83 $68.03B
NRG Nrg Energy Inc N/A $8.83B

Frequently asked questions

What is Southern's PE ratio?

As of Sep 28, 2023, SO stock has a price to earnings ratio of 23.07.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Southern (SO)?

As an average over the last 3 years, SO stock has a PE ratio of 23.35.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Southern (SO)?

As an average over the last 5 years, SO stock has a PE ratio of 20.42.

What is the highest PE ratio for SO?

Over the last ten years, the quarterly PE ratio reached a historic high of 94.5 in the Sep 2017 quarter.

How does the current PE ratio for SO compare to its historical average?

SO's current price to earnings ratio is 7% below its 10-year historical average.

How is SO's PE ratio calculated (Southern PE ratio formula)?

To determine the P/E ratio, divide the latest stock price by the TTM earnings per share (EPS). As of today (Sep 28, 2023), Southern's stock price is $65.07. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Jun 2023 is $2.82. Therefore, Southern's PE ratio for today is 23.07. PE RATIO(23.07) = STOCK PRICE($65.07) / TTM EPS($2.82)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.