Southern Co. (SO): Price and Financial Metrics

Southern Co. (SO): $75.61

-0.08 (-0.11%)

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SO POWR Grades

  • Momentum is the dimension where SO ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 75.59% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SO is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • SO ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 14th percentile.

SO Stock Summary

  • Southern Co's market capitalization of $76,399,927,859 is ahead of 96.53% of US-listed equities.
  • Of note is the ratio of Southern Co's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 0.5% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, SO is more volatile than only 4.82% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Southern Co are DUK, SRE, D, TRP, and WELL.
  • Visit SO's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's 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

    Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 50.34%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 187%.
  • Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -4.74%.
Over the past 15 months, SO's revenue has gone up $2,941,000,000.

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
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
2020-12-31 20,375 6,696 3,119
2020-09-30 20,172 6,120 3,172

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 $75.61 52-week high $77.24
Prev. close $75.69 52-week low $60.12
Day low $75.14 Volume 2,680,988
Day high $76.09 Avg. volume 5,831,197
50-day MA $73.53 Dividend yield 3.67%
200-day MA $67.34 Market Cap 80.34B

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

Virginia Natural Gas awards $100,000 to Pharrell Williams' YELLOWHAB school to fuel students with healthy meals

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) is partnering with a national recording artist with local roots to help nourish students at a new, one-of-a-kind school in Norfolk, Virginia.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

The Southern Company (SO) CEO Tom Fanning on Q4 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

The Southern Company (SO) Q4 2021 Results Conference Call February 17, 2022 01:00 PM ET Company Participants Scott Gammill - IR Director Tom Fanning - Chairman, President and CEO Dan Tucker - CFO Conference Call Participants Julien Dumoulin-Smith - Bank of America James Ward - Guggenheim Jeremy Tonet - JP...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | February 17, 2022

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $5.7 Million for GE-Led Carbon Capture Technology Integration Project Targeting to Achieve 95% Reduction of Carbon Emissions

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is a crucial pathway to lowering carbon emissions from power generation to near-zero levels; GE-led project includes collaboration with Southern Company, Linde, BASF, and Kiewit; GE Gas Power ( will develop a front-end engineering design (FEED) study with advanced technology and control concepts to integrate Southern Company subsidiary Alabama […] This post first appeared on African Business

African Business | February 17, 2022

Southern Company reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 results

ATLANTA, Feb. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today reported a fourth-quarter 2021 loss of $215 million, or 20 cents per share, compared with earnings of $387 million, or 37 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2020. Southern Company also reported full-year 2021 earnings of…

PR Newswire | February 17, 2022

Southern''s Vogtle nuclear project faces further delays, CEO says (NYSE:SO)

Southern Co. <> is again delaying its Vogtle nuclear project, as CEO Thomas Fanning tells Bloomberg that the Unit 3 reactor may not go into service for another year and Unit 4 may…

Seeking Alpha | February 17, 2022

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SO Price Returns

1-mo 1.79%
3-mo 21.36%
6-mo 24.27%
1-year 22.82%
3-year 57.48%
5-year 87.39%
YTD 12.42%
2021 16.34%
2020 0.63%
2019 51.65%
2018 -3.75%
2017 2.42%

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