Southern Co. (SO): Price and Financial Metrics

Southern Co. (SO): $68.00

-1.38 (-1.99%)

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SO POWR Grades

  • SO scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 95.07% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SO is in Sentiment, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • SO's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 19.77% of US stocks).

SO Stock Summary

  • SO has a higher market value than 97.75% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $77,758,546,558.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 1,543.18, SOUTHERN CO is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 98.5% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of SOUTHERN CO's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 0.45% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to SOUTHERN CO, a group of peers worth examining would be DUK, IBN, AEP, BTI, and SRE.
  • SO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit SOUTHERN CO's official web site, go to

SO Valuation Summary

  • SO's price/sales ratio is 3.1; this is 10.71% higher than that of the median Utilities stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, SO's price/earnings ratio has gone up 9.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SO 2022-09-23 3.1 2.4 26.4 24.5
SO 2022-09-22 3.1 2.4 26.7 24.7
SO 2022-09-21 3.1 2.5 26.8 24.7
SO 2022-09-20 3.2 2.5 27.1 24.9
SO 2022-09-19 3.2 2.5 27.5 25.1
SO 2022-09-16 3.2 2.5 27.1 24.9

SO Growth Metrics

    Its year over year price growth rate is now at 15.99%.
  • The 3 year price growth rate now stands at 43.91%.
  • The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 8.87%.
Over the past 15 months, SO's revenue has gone up $4,592,000,000.

The table below shows SO's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 25,859 6,844 3,025
2022-03-31 23,851 6,519 2,290
2021-12-31 23,113 6,169 2,393
2021-09-30 22,463 6,557 2,995
2021-06-30 21,845 6,753 3,145
2021-03-31 21,267 7,044 3,385

SO's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • SO has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 47.28% of graded US stocks.
  • SO's asset turnover comes in at 0.176 -- ranking 73rd of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • ATO, ED, and AEP are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SO.

The table below shows SO's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.176 0.413 0.034
2021-03-31 0.173 0.426 0.036
2020-12-31 0.168 0.425 0.035
2020-09-30 0.168 0.413 0.035
2020-06-30 0.173 0.413 0.037
2020-03-31 0.179 0.404 0.040

SO Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SO, see our SO price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $68.39 Average Broker Recommendation 1.78 (Moderate Buy)

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SO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $68.00 52-week high $80.57
Prev. close $69.38 52-week low $60.99
Day low $67.85 Volume 7,156,000
Day high $70.10 Avg. volume 5,098,599
50-day MA $76.92 Dividend yield 4%
200-day MA $72.03 Market Cap 72.28B

Southern Co. (SO) Company Bio

Southern Company is an American gas and electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with executive offices also located in BirminghamAlabama. The company is currently the second largest utility company in the U.S. in terms of customer base. Through its subsidiaries it serves 9 million gas and electric utility customers in 6 states. Southern Company's regulated regional electric utilities serve a 120,000-square-mile (310,000 km2) territory with 27,000 miles (43,000 km) of distribution lines. (Source:Wikipedia)

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The PROPEL Center, the global HBCU technology and innovation hub committed to strengthening the Black talent pipeline, today announced the construction location for its new physical campus. This new site, 635 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd., is situated within the Atlanta University Center (AUC) at Parsons St. between Vine St. and Elm St. on the former site of The University Plaza Apartments–an area on Clark Atlanta University's campus known as "The Birdcage."

Yahoo | September 29, 2022

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Yahoo | September 28, 2022

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Yahoo | September 27, 2022

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With a price-to-earnings (or "P/E") ratio of 25.7x The Southern Company ( NYSE:SO ) may be sending very bearish signals...

Yahoo | September 27, 2022

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SO Price Returns

1-mo -13.67%
3-mo -6.21%
6-mo -5.31%
1-year 14.47%
3-year 25.63%
5-year 72.48%
YTD 1.99%
2021 16.34%
2020 0.63%
2019 51.65%
2018 -3.75%
2017 2.42%

SO Dividends

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