Southern Co.

NYS: SO

GO
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SO
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$

63.65

Change

+0.09 +0.14%

Volume

Volume 122,947

Real time quotes

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Previous close

$ 63.56

$ 63.65

Change

+0.09 +0.14%

Day low

Day high

$63.26

$63.71

Open

52 week low

52 week high

$50.40

$64.93

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Company Description

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 util...

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.

Valuation

P/E Current

21.47

P/E Ratio (with extraordinary items)

21.68

P/E Ratio (without extraordinary items)

20.98

Price to Sales Ratio

3.23

Price to Book Ratio

2.41

Price to Cash Flow Ratio

9.77

Enterprise Value to EBITDA

13.21

Enterprise Value to Sales

5.93

Total Debt to Enterprise Value

0.43

Efficiency

Revenue/Employee

730,722.00

Income Per Employee

113,141.00

Receivables Turnover

6.00

Total Asset Turnover

0.17

Liquidity

Current Ratio

0.71

Quick Ratio

0.51

Cash Ratio

0.09

Profitability

Gross Margin

30.98

Operating Margin

24.89

Pretax Margin

17.27

Net Margin

15.48

Return on Assets

2.59

Return on Equity

11.18

Return on Total Capital

6.13

Return on Invested Capital

4.29

Capital Structure

Total Debt to Total Equity

182.47

Total Debt to Total Capital

64.36

Total Debt to Total Assets

41.52

Long-Term Debt to Equity

166.90

Long-Term Debt to Total Capital

58.87

Officers and Executives

Name Age Officer Since Title
Mr. Thomas A. Fanning 63 1980 President & Executive Vice President
Mr. Stanley W. Connally 50 1989 Sales Manager-Central Region
Mr. David P. Poroch - 2021 Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Dr. Mark Berry - 2019 Head-Research & Development
Mr. Martin Bernard Davis 57 2015 Chief Information Officer

Insider Actions

– Purchase – Sale 1 – Number of Transactions
Date Name Shares Transaction Value
04/05/2021 Ann P. Daiss
Comptroller
5,549   Disposition at $62.75 per share. 348,199
03/10/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
2,500   Disposition at $59.41 per share. 148,525
02/27/2021 Thomas A. Fanning
President, CEO & Chairman
10,893   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 617,850
02/27/2021 William Paul Bowers
Chairman & CEO, GPC
2,929   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 166,132
02/27/2021 Andrew W. Evans
Executive Vice President & CFO
2,630   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 149,173
02/27/2021 Mark A. Crosswhite
Chairman, President & CEO, APC
2,591   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 146,961
02/27/2021 James Y. Kerr
EVP, Chief Legal Officer & CCO
1,877   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 106,463
02/27/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
1,853   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 105,102
02/27/2021 Kimberly S. Greene
Chairman, President & CEO, GAS
1,959   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 111,114
02/27/2021 Mark S. Lantrip
Chairman, President & CEO, SCS
1,367   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 77,536
02/27/2021 Stanley W. Connally
Executive Vice President, SCS
1,075   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 60,974
02/27/2021 Anthony L. Wilson
President & CEO, MPC
952   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 53,997
02/27/2021 Christopher C. Womack
President, GPC
1,348   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 76,458
02/27/2021 Christopher Cummiskey
EVP & CCCS Officer
474   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 26,885
02/27/2021 Bryan D. Anderson
EVP & Pres. External Affairs
376   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 21,326
02/27/2021 Ann P. Daiss
Comptroller
463   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $56.72 per share. 26,261
02/27/2021 Thomas A. Fanning
President, CEO & Chairman
24,016   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 William Paul Bowers
Chairman & CEO, GPC
6,455   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Andrew W. Evans
Executive Vice President & CFO
5,798   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Mark A. Crosswhite
Chairman, President & CEO, APC
5,842   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 James Y. Kerr
EVP, Chief Legal Officer & CCO
4,137   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
4,082   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Kimberly S. Greene
Chairman, President & CEO, GAS
4,318   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Mark S. Lantrip
Chairman, President & CEO, SCS
3,014   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Stanley W. Connally
Executive Vice President, SCS
2,422   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Anthony L. Wilson
President & CEO, MPC
2,144   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Christopher C. Womack
President, GPC
2,970   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Christopher Cummiskey
EVP & CCCS Officer
1,042   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Bryan D. Anderson
EVP & Pres. External Affairs
779   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/27/2021 Ann P. Daiss
Comptroller
1,018   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/19/2021 Christopher Cummiskey
EVP & CCCS Officer
6,200   Disposition at $59.52 per share. 369,024
02/12/2021 Thomas A. Fanning
President, CEO & Chairman
131,369   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 7,895,276
02/12/2021 William Paul Bowers
Chairman & CEO, GPC
36,608   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 2,200,140
02/12/2021 Andrew W. Evans
Executive Vice President & CFO
32,888   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 1,976,568
02/12/2021 Mark A. Crosswhite
Chairman, President & CEO, APC
32,405   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 1,947,540
02/12/2021 James Y. Kerr
EVP, Chief Legal Officer & CCO
22,950   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 1,379,295
02/12/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
23,148   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 1,391,194
02/12/2021 Kimberly S. Greene
Chairman, President & CEO, GAS
24,488   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 1,471,728
02/12/2021 Mark S. Lantrip
Chairman, President & CEO, SCS
17,092   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 1,027,229
02/12/2021 Stanley W. Connally
Executive Vice President, SCS
13,433   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 807,323
02/12/2021 Anthony L. Wilson
President & CEO, MPC
11,890   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 714,589
02/12/2021 Christopher C. Womack
President, GPC
16,843   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 1,012,264
02/12/2021 Christopher Cummiskey
EVP & CCCS Officer
5,866   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 352,546
02/12/2021 Bryan D. Anderson
EVP & Pres. External Affairs
4,660   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 280,066
02/12/2021 Ann P. Daiss
Comptroller
5,736   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $60.1 per share. 344,733
02/12/2021 Thomas A. Fanning
President, CEO & Chairman
289,676   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 William Paul Bowers
Chairman & CEO, GPC
80,720   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Andrew W. Evans
Executive Vice President & CFO
72,519   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Mark A. Crosswhite
Chairman, President & CEO, APC
73,064   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 James Y. Kerr
EVP, Chief Legal Officer & CCO
51,745   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
51,041   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Kimberly S. Greene
Chairman, President & CEO, GAS
53,996   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Mark S. Lantrip
Chairman, President & CEO, SCS
37,687   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Stanley W. Connally
Executive Vice President, SCS
30,286   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Anthony L. Wilson
President & CEO, MPC
26,806   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Christopher C. Womack
President, GPC
37,136   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Christopher Cummiskey
EVP & CCCS Officer
12,944   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Bryan D. Anderson
EVP & Pres. External Affairs
9,691   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/12/2021 Ann P. Daiss
Comptroller
12,661   Award at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Thomas A. Fanning
President, CEO & Chairman
8,194   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 502,210
02/11/2021 William Paul Bowers
Chairman & CEO, GPC
2,507   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 153,654
02/11/2021 Andrew W. Evans
Executive Vice President & CFO
2,296   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 140,721
02/11/2021 Mark A. Crosswhite
Chairman, President & CEO, APC
2,241   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 137,350
02/11/2021 James Y. Kerr
EVP, Chief Legal Officer & CCO
1,476   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 90,464
02/11/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
1,586   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 97,205
02/11/2021 Kimberly S. Greene
Chairman, President & CEO, GAS
1,841   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 112,834
02/11/2021 Mark S. Lantrip
Chairman, President & CEO, SCS
1,253   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 76,796
02/11/2021 Stanley W. Connally
Executive Vice President, SCS
1,210   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 74,160
02/11/2021 Anthony L. Wilson
President & CEO, MPC
840   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 51,483
02/11/2021 Christopher C. Womack
President, GPC
1,176   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 72,077
02/11/2021 Christopher Cummiskey
EVP & CCCS Officer
335   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 20,532
02/11/2021 Christopher Cummiskey
EVP & CCCS Officer
484   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 29,664
02/11/2021 Bryan D. Anderson
EVP & Pres. External Affairs
259   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 15,874
02/11/2021 Bryan D. Anderson
EVP & Pres. External Affairs
362   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 22,186
02/11/2021 Ann P. Daiss
Comptroller
316   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 19,367
02/11/2021 Ann P. Daiss
Comptroller
444   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.29 per share. 27,212
02/11/2021 Thomas A. Fanning
President, CEO & Chairman
18,065   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 William Paul Bowers
Chairman & CEO, GPC
5,525   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Andrew W. Evans
Executive Vice President & CFO
5,061   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Mark A. Crosswhite
Chairman, President & CEO, APC
5,050   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 James Y. Kerr
EVP, Chief Legal Officer & CCO
3,655   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
3,494   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Kimberly S. Greene
Chairman, President & CEO, GAS
3,976   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Mark S. Lantrip
Chairman, President & CEO, SCS
2,761   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Stanley W. Connally
Executive Vice President, SCS
2,726   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Anthony L. Wilson
President & CEO, MPC
1,907   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Christopher C. Womack
President, GPC
2,591   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Christopher Cummiskey
EVP & CCCS Officer
697   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Christopher Cummiskey
EVP & CCCS Officer
953   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Bryan D. Anderson
EVP & Pres. External Affairs
483   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Bryan D. Anderson
EVP & Pres. External Affairs
677   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Ann P. Daiss
Comptroller
622   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/11/2021 Ann P. Daiss
Comptroller
875   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/10/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
2,500   Disposition at $61 per share. 152,500
02/03/2021 William Paul Bowers
Chairman & CEO, GPC
2,354   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $59.45 per share. 139,945
02/03/2021 Andrew W. Evans
Executive Vice President & CFO
1,691   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $59.45 per share. 100,529
02/03/2021 James Y. Kerr
EVP, Chief Legal Officer & CCO
1,117   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $59.45 per share. 66,405
02/03/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
1,467   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $59.45 per share. 87,213
02/03/2021 Kimberly S. Greene
Chairman, President & CEO, GAS
1,347   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $59.45 per share. 80,079
02/03/2021 Mark S. Lantrip
Chairman, President & CEO, SCS
968   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $59.45 per share. 57,547
02/03/2021 Stanley W. Connally
Executive Vice President, SCS
1,054   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $59.45 per share. 62,660
02/03/2021 Anthony L. Wilson
President & CEO, MPC
673   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $59.45 per share. 40,009
02/03/2021 Christopher C. Womack
President, GPC
915   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $59.45 per share. 54,396
02/03/2021 William Paul Bowers
Chairman & CEO, GPC
5,077   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/03/2021 Andrew W. Evans
Executive Vice President & CFO
3,594   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/03/2021 James Y. Kerr
EVP, Chief Legal Officer & CCO
2,595   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/03/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
3,100   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/03/2021 Kimberly S. Greene
Chairman, President & CEO, GAS
2,823   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/03/2021 Mark S. Lantrip
Chairman, President & CEO, SCS
1,975   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/03/2021 Stanley W. Connally
Executive Vice President, SCS
2,193   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/03/2021 Anthony L. Wilson
President & CEO, MPC
1,354   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
02/03/2021 Christopher C. Womack
President, GPC
1,872   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
01/11/2021 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
2,500   Disposition at $61.19 per share. 152,975
12/31/2020 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
4,150   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $61.43 per share. 254,934
12/31/2020 Stephen E. Kuczynski
Pres. & CEO, Southern Nuclear
9,148   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0
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At a Glance

The Southern Co.

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Phone

1 4045065000

Industry

Electric Utilities

Sector

Companies on the Energy Service

Fiscal Year-end

12/2021

Revenue

$20.24B

Net Income

$3.13B

Employees

27,700

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Press Releases on SO

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    11:28 p.m. April 10, 2021

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  2. Southern Company first-quarter earnings to be released April 29

    2:00 p.m. April 8, 2021

    - PR Newswire - PRF

  3. When Southern $SO Moves Investors should Listen

    11:48 a.m. April 1, 2021

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  4. Southern Power acquires Deuel Harvest Wind Farm

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