SO Southern Company

Price (delayed)

$60.74

Market cap

$64.15B

P/E Ratio

19.79

Dividend/share

$2.52

EPS

$3.07

Enterprise value

$112.04B

Sector: Utilities
Industry: Utilities - Regulated Electric
The Southern Co. is a holding company. The firm engages in the sale of electricity. It operates through the following segments: Traditional Electric Operating Companies, Southern Power and Southern Company Gas. The Traditional Electric Operating Companies segment refers to vertically integrated utilities that own generation, transmission and distribution facilities, and supplies electric services in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The Southern Power segment constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets such as renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market. The Southern Company Gas segment distributes natural gas through natural gas distribution facilities in the states of Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland. The company was founded on November 9, 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Highlights

Southern's gross margin has increased by 13% YoY and by 2.2% QoQ
The gross profit has grown by 5% YoY
The P/E is 29% higher than the last 4 quarters average of 15.3 but 29% lower than the 5-year quarterly average of 28.0
Southern's quick ratio has increased by 19% YoY but it has decreased by 3.8% QoQ
SO's EPS is down by 28% YoY and by 8% from the previous quarter
The net income has declined by 27% year-on-year and by 8% since the previous quarter

Key stats

What are the main financial stats of SO
Market
Shares outstanding
1.06B
Market cap
$64.15B
Enterprise value
$112.04B
Valuations
Price to earnings (P/E)
19.79
Price to book (P/B)
2.01
Price to sales (P/S)
3.13
EV/EBIT
20.47
EV/EBITDA
12.32
EV/Sales
5.45
Earnings
Revenue
$20.55B
EBIT
$5.47B
EBITDA
$9.1B
Free cash flow
-$1.32B
Per share
EPS
$3.07
Free cash flow per share
-$1.25
Book value per share
$30.27
Revenue per share
$19.42
TBVPS
$107.69
Balance sheet
Total assets
$119.73B
Total liabilities
$87.48B
Debt
$49.77B
Equity
$31.96B
Working capital
-$265M
Liquidity
Debt to equity
1.56
Current ratio
0.97
Quick ratio
0.51
Net debt/EBITDA
5.26
Margins
EBITDA margin
44.3%
Gross margin
41.3%
Net margin
15.8%
Operating margin
24%
Efficiency
Return on assets
2.7%
Return on equity
10.2%
Return on invested capital
3.7%
Return on capital employed
5%
Return on sales
26.6%
Dividend
Dividend yield
4.15%
DPS
$2.52
Payout ratio
82.1%

SO stock price

How has the Southern stock price performed over time

Financial performance

How have Southern's revenue and profit performed over time
Revenue
$20.55B
Gross profit
$8.49B
Operating income
$4.92B
Net income
$3.25B
Gross margin
41.3%
Net margin
15.8%
The net income has declined by 27% year-on-year and by 8% since the previous quarter
The net margin has declined by 22% year-on-year and by 6% since the previous quarter
Southern's gross margin has increased by 13% YoY and by 2.2% QoQ
The operating margin has grown by 7% YoY but it has contracted by 2.8% from the previous quarter

Growth

What is Southern's growth rate over time

Valuation

What is Southern stock price valuation
P/E
19.79
P/B
2.01
P/S
3.13
EV/EBIT
20.47
EV/EBITDA
12.32
EV/Sales
5.45
The P/E is 29% higher than the last 4 quarters average of 15.3 but 29% lower than the 5-year quarterly average of 28.0
SO's EPS is down by 28% YoY and by 8% from the previous quarter
The P/B is 6% higher than the 5-year quarterly average of 1.9 and 6% higher than the last 4 quarters average of 1.9
The equity is up by 2.7% year-on-year
SO's price to sales (P/S) is 30% more than its 5-year quarterly average of 2.4 and 8% more than its last 4 quarters average of 2.9
The revenue has contracted by 7% YoY and by 2.3% from the previous quarter

Efficiency

How efficient is Southern business performance
The ROIC fell by 36% YoY and by 8% QoQ
The company's return on equity fell by 33% YoY and by 8% QoQ
The ROA fell by 31% YoY and by 10% QoQ
SO's ROS is down by 28% YoY and by 5% from the previous quarter

Dividends

What is SO's dividend history
DPS
$2.52
Dividend yield
4.15%
Payout ratio
82.1%
Recent dividends

Financial health

How did Southern financials performed over time
The total assets is 37% more than the total liabilities
Southern's current ratio has increased by 28% YoY but it has decreased by 2% QoQ
Southern's quick ratio has increased by 19% YoY but it has decreased by 3.8% QoQ
The debt is 56% greater than the equity

All financial data is based on trailing twelve months (TTM) periods - updated quarterly, unless otherwise specified.