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The Southern Company

SONYSE

73.41

USD
+0.08
(+0.11%)
Market Closed
34.13P/E
19Forward P/E
1.32P/E to S&P500
78.000BMarket CAP
3.60%Div Yield

The Southern Company

NYSE:SO

RECENT
PRICE

73.41

P/E
RATIO

34.13

(PEG:-1.46)

P/E RATIO
RELATIVE
TO S&P

1.32

DIV
YLD

3.96%

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Legends

Stock price

0.52 Beta (1.0 Market)

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% total return 05/22:

Stock

S&P

1y.

0

0

3y.

0

0

5y.

0

0

0

Percent shares traded:

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0

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2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

TTM

Fiscal year

19.32

2.12

(0.23)

1.53

20.31

2.29

(0.20)

1.59

22.21

2.26

(0.73)

1.66

19.80

2.15

(1.77)

1.80

20.95

2.45

(0.11)

1.87

20.60

2.65

1.61

1.94

19.05

2.78

0.10

2.03

19.26

1.93

0.71

2.06

20.33

2.24

(0.18)

2.13

19.18

2.67

(1.23)

2.21

20.09

2.52

(2.44)

2.12

22.86

0.87

(1.02)

2.28

22.73

2.17

(1.02)

2.35

20.34

4.51

(1.68)

2.44

19.26

2.96

(0.70)

2.54

21.78

2.27

(1.01)

2.62

22.47

2.16

0.90

2.64

Revenue per share

Earnings per share

Free Cash Flow per sh

Dividends per share

4.03

16.31

4.69

17.81

5.14

18.62

5.87

19.60

4.90

20.29

5.28

21.34

5.54

22.33

6.16

22.70

6.58

23.21

8.11

23.39

7.38

25.74

7.37

24.31

7.74

24.20

7.17

26.40

7.03

26.71

6.82

26.54

5.24

27.85

CAPEX per share

Book Value per share

743

756

771

795

833

857

868

887

908

912

990

1,008

1,034

1,053

1,058

1,061

1,062

Comm.Shares outs.(m)

16.1

0.9

4.5%

15.8

0.9

4.4%

16.0

0.7

4.6%

14.6

0.2

5.7%

14.3

0.7

5.4%

15.2

0.9

4.8%

16.3

1.1

4.5%

22.7

1.3

4.7%

19.8

1.1

4.8%

16.9

0.8

4.9%

19.9

0.9

4.2%

56.9

2.4

4.6%

20.8

0.8

5.2%

12.3

0.5

4.4%

19.5

0.5

4.4%

27.7

0.9

4.2%

34.1

1.3

4.0%

Avg. annual P/E ratio

P/E relative to S&P500

Avg. annual div. yield

Capital Structure (31/3/22 | Q1)

Total liabilities
$95,719 m.

Total assets
$128,639 m.

Long-term debt
$52,154 m.

Cash and equiv.
$1,662 m.

Goodwill $5,280 m.

Retained earnings $9,506 m.

Common stock 1,062 m. shares

Market Capitalisation
$78,000 m. (as of 21/5/22)

17,657

24.0%

16,537

27.0%

17,087

19.0%

18,467

19.7%

17,489

24.5%

19,896

23.3%

23,031

11.1%

23,495

17.8%

21,419

36.1%

20,375

24.0%

23,113

16.0%

23,851

14.1%

Revenue (m)

Operating margin

2,048

2,268

2,145

2,415

2,298

1,710

2,293

2,031

2,395

2,435

2,923

2,493

3,457

880

3,549

2,242

3,331

4,754

3,905

3,134

3,973

2,408

3,998

2,302

Depreciation (m)

Net profit (m)

35.0%

12.8%

35.6%

14.6%

33.2%

10.0%

32.5%

11.0%

32.9%

13.9%

27.3%

12.5%

13.3%

3.8%

16.3%

9.5%

27.5%

22.2%

11.2%

15.4%

10.4%

10.4%

21.7%

9.2%

Income tax rate

Net profit margin

(305)

18,647

18,285

(852)

19,274

19,379

63

21,344

20,139

(2,597)

20,841

21,080

(2,603)

24,688

21,319

(3,195)

42,629

25,485

(3,522)

44,462

24,491

(4,703)

40,736

25,014

(2,729)

41,798

27,796

(3,462)

45,073

28,263

(1,956)

51,623

28,164

(1,137)

52,154

32,629

Working capital (m)

Long-term debt (m)

Equity (m)

5.4%

7.3%

12.4%

5.3%

7.3%

12.5%

3.8%

5.2%

8.5%

4.2%

5.4%

9.6%

4.4%

5.8%

11.4%

3.6%

4.4%

9.8%

2.5%

2.5%

3.6%

3.9%

4.0%

9.0%

5.9%

7.2%

17.1%

4.5%

4.5%

11.1%

3.6%

3.7%

8.5%

2.9%

3.4%

7.1%

ROIC

Return on capital

Return on equity

Working Capital

2019

2020

2021

Cash assets

1,975

1,065

1,798

Receivables

3,409

3,335

2,962

Inventory

2,388

2,488

2,355

Other

2,045

1,729

1,850

Current assets

9,817

8,617

8,965

Acc. Payable

2,557

2,806

2,169

Debt due

5,044

4,116

3,847

Other

4,945

5,157

4,905

Current liab.

12,546

12,079

10,921

26.5%

68.4%

27.2%

2,012.4%

(6.9)%

181.9%

4.8%

(699.4)%

17.1%

(204.6)%

15.6%

68.5%

(161.4)%

(210.6)%

(8.2)%

(129.5)%

45.9%

(97.3)%

14.3%

(350.5)%

(15.3)%

(252.5)%

(23.9)%

286.5%

Plowback ratio

Div.&Repurch. to FCF

The Southern Company (US) started trading on September 5, 1949 (cik: 0000092122), operates in the Utilities sector (Utilities—Regulated Electric industry), has 27,027 full-time employees, and is led by Mr. Thomas Fanning. The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates through Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services segments. The company also develops, constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas pipeline investments operations. In addition, it owns and/or operates 30 hydroelectric generating stations, 24 fossil fuel generating stations, three nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 45 solar facilities, 15 wind facilities, one fuel cell facility, and four battery storage facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 76,289 miles of natural gas pipelines and 14 storage facilities with total capacity of 157 Bcf to provide natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company serves approximately 8.7 million electric and gas utility customers. Further, the company offers digital wireless communications and fiber optics services. The Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Annual rates

(avg rate of change)

Past
5 y.

Past
10 y.

Revenues

0.44%

4.15%

Cash flow

14.12%

132.50%

Earnings

52.39%

17.41%

Dividends

4.83%

5.22%

Book value

3.65%

4.44%

Insider trading

Type

Shares

Date

Daiss Ann P

Gift

75

05/10/22

Daiss Ann P

Gift

75

05/10/22

Kuczynski Stephen E

Exempt

14,500

05/10/22

Kuczynski Stephen E

Sale

14,500

05/10/22

Kuczynski Stephen E

Exempt

14,500

05/10/22

Fiscal Year Ends

Quarterly Revenue (m)

Full fiscal year

I

II

III

IV

2020

5,018

4,620

5,620

5,117

20,375

2021

5,910

5,198

6,238

5,767

23,113

2022

6,648

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Fiscal Year Ends

Earnings per share

Full fiscal year

I

II

III

IV

2020

0.82

0.58

1.19

0.37

2.96

2021

1.07

0.35

1.04

(0.20)

2.27

2022

0.97

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- -

- -

- -

Fiscal Year Ends

Quarterly dividends paid

Full fiscal year

I

II

III

IV

2020

0.62

0.64

0.64

0.64

2.54

2021

0.64

0.66

0.66

0.66

2.62

2022

0.66

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