Southern Company (The) (SO): Price and Financial Metrics

Southern Company (The) (SO): $63.40

-0.21 (-0.33%)

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SO POWR Grades

  • SO scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 76.05% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SO is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 48 weeks.
  • SO's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 17.64% of US stocks).

SO Stock Summary

  • SO has a higher market value than 96.18% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $67,351,910,029.
  • Of note is the ratio of Southern Co's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 0.42% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The volatility of Southern Co's share price is greater than that of only 2.36% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Southern Co are DUK, D, SRE, TRP, and AEP.
  • SO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Southern Co's official web site, go to

SO Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, SO's price/sales ratio is 10.34% higher, now standing at 3.2.
  • SO's price/earnings ratio has moved up 9.9 over the prior 243 months.
  • SO's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.4 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SO 2021-09-01 3.2 2.1 22.4 22.7
SO 2021-08-31 3.2 2.1 22.1 22.6
SO 2021-08-30 3.2 2.1 22.1 22.6
SO 2021-08-27 3.2 2.1 22.2 22.6
SO 2021-08-26 3.2 2.1 22.3 22.6
SO 2021-08-25 3.2 2.1 22.2 22.6

SO Growth Metrics

  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -4.58%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -3.94%.
  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 50.34%.
SO's revenue has moved up $3.907e+09 over the prior 70 months.

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
2021-06-30 21,845 6,753 3,145
2021-03-31 21,267 7,044 3,385
2020-12-31 20,375 6,696 3,119
2020-09-30 20,172 6,120 3,172
2020-06-30 20,547 6,115 3,237
2020-03-31 21,025 5,931 3,524

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 46.37% of graded US stocks.
  • SO's asset turnover comes in at 0.176 -- ranking 73rd of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • ATO, CEQP, and ED 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 $63.40 52-week high $67.54
Prev. close $63.61 52-week low $52.01
Day low $63.32 Volume 2,802,800
Day high $64.08 Avg. volume 4,016,211
50-day MA $65.08 Dividend yield 4.15%
200-day MA $62.58 Market Cap 67.13B

Southern Company (The) (SO) Company Bio

Southern Company is involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Below are the latest news stories about Southern Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SO as an investment opportunity.

Georgia Power highlights waterway conservation efforts for third week of Environmental Awareness Month

In honor of the third week of Environmental Awareness Month this September, Georgia Power is highlighting its efforts around improving and protecting Georgia's waterways and the species that live in them, such as shoal bass.

Yahoo | September 22, 2021

Georgia Power's Ida storm teams home following safe, successful restoration

Georgia Power's storm teams, dispatched to help restore power through the Mutual Assistance Network after Hurricane Ida's devastating landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, have returned safely to Georgia this week after a 17-day deployment.

Yahoo | September 17, 2021

Southern Company announces redemption of Series 2016A 5.25% Junior Subordinated Notes due October 1, 2076

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced the redemption, on October 18, 2021 (the "Redemption Date"), of all $800 million aggregate principal amount of its Series 2016A 5.25% Junior Subordinated Notes due October 1, 2076 (the "Notes") (NYSE: SOJB). The

PR Newswire | September 16, 2021

Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation announces $700,000 commitment to advance racial equity

The Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation is announcing plans to donate $700,000 across its service territories to charities in support of improving equity and social justice.

Yahoo | September 16, 2021

Georgia Power highlights sensitive species conservation efforts for second week of Environmental Awareness Month

In honor of the second week of Environmental Awareness Month this September, Georgia Power is highlighting its efforts around protecting sensitives species such as the gopher tortoise, which is Georgia's state reptile and considered a keystone species.

Yahoo | September 15, 2021

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SO Price Returns

1-mo -3.75%
3-mo 4.08%
6-mo 4.92%
1-year 24.49%
3-year 69.08%
5-year 48.83%
YTD 6.42%
2020 0.63%
2019 51.65%
2018 -3.75%
2017 2.42%
2016 9.92%

SO Dividends

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