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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
SO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. SO: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SO' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity-to-Asset 0.23
SO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SO: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.23
0.23
0.35
Interest Coverage 3.51
SO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. SO: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51  Med: 4.15 Max: 5.2
Current: 3.51
3.51
5.2
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.77
WACC vs ROIC
2.48%
5.66%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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Operating Margin % 23.26
SO's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
74% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. SO: 23.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.05  Med: 21.72 Max: 26.99
Current: 23.26
19.05
26.99
Net Margin % 12.55
SO's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
69% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. SO: 12.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SO' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.01  Med: 11.49 Max: 14.6
Current: 12.55
10.01
14.6
ROE % 10.86
SO's ROE % is ranked higher than
63% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. SO: 10.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.65  Med: 11.92 Max: 13.56
Current: 10.86
8.65
13.56
ROA % 2.69
SO's ROA % is ranked lower than
55% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. SO: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.65  Med: 3.55 Max: 3.97
Current: 2.69
2.65
3.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.83
SO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. SO: 6.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.59  Med: 9.22 Max: 10.37
Current: 6.83
6.59
10.37
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 2.30
SO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SO: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.8  Med: 1.1 Max: 13
Current: 2.3
-5.8
13
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 7.70
SO's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SO: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SO' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.8 Max: 14.5
Current: 7.7
0
14.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 10.90
SO's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SO: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SO' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.5  Med: 2.3 Max: 17.8
Current: 10.9
-7.5
17.8
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

SO Guru Trades in Q2 2016

John Hussman 150,000 sh (New)
Mairs and Power 3,770 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,499 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,700 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 3,913 sh (-15.05%)
Ken Fisher 8,197 sh (-15.06%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,764,468 sh (-16.77%)
John Rogers 1,023,977 sh (-36.61%)
Jim Simons 995,300 sh (-71.35%)
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Q3 2016

SO Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 1,585,300 sh (+59.28%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,400 sh (+20.00%)
Ken Fisher 9,632 sh (+17.51%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 4,771 sh (-36.38%)
John Rogers 564,193 sh (-44.90%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 935,768 sh (-46.97%)
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Q4 2016

SO Guru Trades in Q4 2016

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,225,000 sh (New)
John Rogers 566,215 sh (+0.36%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,576,300 sh (-0.57%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 869,568 sh (-7.07%)
Ken Fisher 7,975 sh (-17.20%)
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Q1 2017

SO Guru Trades in Q1 2017

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,550,000 sh (+26.53%)
Ken Fisher 7,592 sh (-4.80%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric    NAICS: 221122    SIC: 4931
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Headquarter Location:USA
Southern Co through its traditional operating companies, provides electric service in four Southeastern states.

Southern generates and distributes electricity to more than 4.4 million customers in four Southeastern states. Following its July acquisition of AGL, Southern operates seven gas local distribution companies, including a core Georgia business and a large LDC in Illinois, while gaining stakes in two midstream gas projects with upside to more. It also operates a conservative but growing merchant generation segment, Southern Power.

Guru Investment Theses on Southern Co

John Rogers Comments on Southern Co - Dec 02, 2015

Utilities firm Southern Co. (NYSE:SO) jumped +7.56% after reporting quarterly earnings that beat expectations and management’s previous guidance. Southern also raised guidance for the third quarter aboveconsensus expectations. The company’s results were primarily driven by growth in customer load (which measures demand in the utilities field) as well as rate increases. We think the company’s fundamental improvement is likely to continue.





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DEADLINE ALERT -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against The Southern Company (SO) and Lead Plaintiff Deadline: March 24, 2017

NEW YORK, March 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against The Southern Company (“Southern Company” or the “Company”) (:SO) and certain of its officers, on behalf of shareholders who purchased Southern Company securities between April 25, 2012 and October 29, 2013, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”). Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm’s site: http://www.bgandg.com/soc
This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements and failed to disclose adverse information about the progress of the Kemper Plant, reassuring investors that the project would be completed by the critical May 2014 deadline, even after cost overruns and other delays began to materialize. Once the true details were made known to the investing public, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to review a copy of the Complaint you can visit the firm’s site: http://www.bgandg.com/soc or you may contact Peretz Bronstein, Esq. or his Investor Relations Analyst, Yael Hurwitz of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at 212-697-6484. If you suffered a loss in Southern Company you have until March 24, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff.  Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.
Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is a corporate litigation boutique.  Our primary expertise is the aggressive pursuit of litigation claims on behalf of our clients.  In addition to representing institutions and other investor plaintiffs in class action security litigation, the firm’s expertise includes general corporate and commercial litigation, as well as securities arbitration. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
Contact:
Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC
Peretz Bronstein or Yael Hurwitz
212-697-6484 | [email protected]

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SO INVESTOR ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of a Class Action Involving The Southern Company and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 24, 2017
NEW YORK, March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of investors who purchased The Southern Company (:SO) securities between April 25, 2012 and October 29, 2013.
Click here to learn about the case: http://www.wongesq.com/pslra/the-southern-company. There is no cost or obligation to you.According to the complaint, during the Class Period, defendants made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding the progress of the Company’s Kemper Plant, assuring investors that the project would be completed by the critical May 2014 deadline, even when cost overruns and other delays began to materialize.On October 30, 2013, the Company announced its third quarter 2013 financial results, disclosing an after-tax charge of $93 million “related to increased cost estimates for the construction” of the Kemper Plant. In addition, defendants disclosed in an earnings conference call the same day that the in-service date for the Kemper Plant would be delayed until year-end 2014. As a result of these revelations, the price of The Southern Company common stock declined significantly.If you suffered a loss in Southern Company you have until March 24, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. To obtain additional information, contact Vincent Wong, Esq. either via email [email protected], by telephone at 212.425.1140, or visit http://www.wongesq.com/pslra/the-southern-company.Vincent Wong, Esq. is an experienced attorney that has represented investors in securities litigations involving financial fraud and violations of shareholder rights.  Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
CONTACT:
Vincent Wong, Esq.
39 East Broadway
Suite 304
New York, NY 10002
Tel. 212.425.1140
Fax. 866.699.3880
E-Mail: [email protected]

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SOUTHERN COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against The Southern Company – (SO)

NEW ORLEANS, March 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., reminds investors that they have until March 24, 2017 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against The Southern Company (:SO), if they purchased the Company’s shares between April 25, 2012 and October 29, 2013, inclusive (the “Class Period”).  The action is pending in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 
What You May Do If you purchased shares of Southern Company and would like to discuss your legal rights and how this case might affect you and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, call toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or email KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn ([email protected]). If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff in this class action, you must petition the Court by March 24, 2017. About the Lawsuit Southern Company and certain of its executives are charged with failing to disclose material information during the Class Period, violating federal securities laws.  On October 30, 2013, Southern Company announced its third quarter 2013 financial results, disclosing an after-tax charge of $93 million “related to increased cost estimates for the construction” of a "clean coal" plant to be built in Kemper County, Mississippi (the "Kemper Plant") by its subsidiary, Mississippi Power.  Southern Company also disclosed in an earnings conference call the same day that the in-service date for the Kemper Plant would be delayed until year-end 2014. On this news, the price of Southern Company’s shares plummeted. About Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC KSF, whose partners include the Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., is a law firm focused on securities, antitrust and consumer class actions, along with merger & acquisition and breach of fiduciary litigation against publicly traded companies on behalf of shareholders. The firm has offices in New York, California and Louisiana. To learn more about KSF, you may visit www.ksfcounsel.com.
Contact:

Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC
Lewis Kahn, Managing Partner
[email protected]
1-877-515-1850
206 Covington St.
Madisonville, LA 70447

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INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Shareholders of The Southern Company of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 24, 2017 – SO

NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:
To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of The Southern Company (“The Southern Company”) (:SO) between April 25, 2012 and October 29, 2013. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Northern District of Georgia. To get more information go to: http://www.zlk.com/pslra/the-southern-company or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There is no cost or obligation to you. The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding the progress of the Company’s Kemper Plant, assuring investors that the project would be completed by the critical May 2014 deadline, even when cost overruns and other delays began to materialize. On October 30, 2013, the Company announced its third quarter 2013 financial results, disclosing an after-tax charge of $93 million “related to increased cost estimates for the construction” of the Kemper Plant. In addition, defendants disclosed in an earnings conference call the same day that the in-service date for the Kemper Plant would be delayed until year-end 2014. As a result of these revelations, the price of The Southern Company common stock declined significantly. If you suffered a loss in The Southern Company you have until March 24, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities litigation involving financial fraud, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
CONTACT:
Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph E. Levi, Esq.
30 Broad Street - 24th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Toll Free: (877) 363-5972
Fax: (212) 363-7171
www.zlk.com

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Southern Company Investor Deadline Reminder: Hagens Berman Reminds Investors in The Southern Company of the March 24, 2017 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP reminds investors in The Southern Company (:SO) of the March 24, 2017 Lead Plaintiff deadline in the pending securities class action lawsuit.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired securities of SO between April 25, 2012 and October 29, 2013 and suffered over $100,000 in losses contact Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP.  For more information visit: https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/SO or contact Reed Kathrein, who is leading the firm’s investigation, by calling 510-725-3000 or emailing [email protected]. Throughout the class period, The Southern Company repeatedly assured investors that its Kemper “clean coal” plant would be complete by May 2014.  Then, in October 2013, Defendants disclosed that the Kemper project was delayed. In July 2016, The New York Times reported on the SEC’s investigation into SO and stated (in part): “documents and recordings…and interviews with more than 30 current or former regulators, contractors, consultants or engineers who worked on the project, show that [Kemper’s] owners drastically understated the project’s cost and timetable, and repeatedly tried to conceal problems as they emerged.” The Company recently disclosed it believes the SEC’s investigation is focused on post-2010 accounting matters, disclosure controls and procedures, and internal controls over financial reporting associated with Kemper. “We’re focused on failures of Southern’s checks and balances that were supposed to keep Kemper on track.  We’re also investigating Defendants’ alleged concealment of facts and how Kemper qualified for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal subsidies,” said Hagens Berman partner Reed Kathrein. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding SO should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program.  Under the new SEC whistleblower program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC.  For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 510-725-3000 or email [email protected]. About Hagens Berman
Hagens Berman is a national investor-rights law firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices in 10 cities.  The Firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about the Firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com.  For the latest news visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @classactionlaw.
Contact:
Reed Kathrein, 510-725-3000


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SO NOTICE: Rosen Law Firm Reminds The Southern Company Investors of Important Deadline in Class Action – SO

NEW YORK, March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of The Southern Company securities (:SO) from April 25, 2012 through October 29, 2013, inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important March 24, 2017 lead plaintiff deadline in the class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Southern Company investors under the federal securities laws. To join the Southern Company class action, go to http://rosenlegal.com/cases-1037.html   or call Phillip Kim, Esq. or Kevin Chan, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action.   NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE. According to the lawsuit, throughout the Class Period Defendants made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding the progress of the Kemper Plant, assuring investors that the project would be completed by the critical May 2014 deadline, even when cost overruns and other delays began to materialize. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 24, 2017. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://rosenlegal.com/cases-1037.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. or Kevin Chan, Esq. of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected]. Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm. Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Contact Information:
Laurence Rosen, Esq.
Phillip Kim, Esq.
Kevin Chan, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.rosenlegal.com


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Stull, Stull & Brody Announces Continuing Investigation Relating to The Southern Company’s (NYSE:SO) 401(k) Plan

NEW YORK, March 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stull, Stull & Brody today announced that a securities fraud complaint has been filed and that it is continuing its investigation relating to the 401(k) defined contribution plan of The Southern Company (:SO) (“Southern Company“ or the "Company"). Among other things, Stull, Stull & Brody is investigating whether fiduciaries of Southern Company's 401(k) plan violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") by offering Southern Company stock as an investment option under the plan when it was not prudent to do so and by failing to disclose the Company's true financial and operating condition to participants and beneficiaries of the plan.
If you held Southern Company stock in an individual account under a Company 401(k) plan in 2012 and 2013 and have questions about your legal rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Michael Klein, Esq. at Stull, Stull & Brody by e-mail at [email protected], by calling toll-free 1-800-337-4983 x147, by fax to 1-212-490-2022, or by writing to Stull, Stull & Brody, 6 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017. You can also visit our website at www.ssbny.com. The securities fraud action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia focuses on whether, between April 25, 2012 and October 29, 2013, the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by making false and/or misleading statements regarding Southern Company’s October 30, 2013, disclosure of an after-tax charge of $93 million “related to increased cost estimates for the construction” of a "clean coal" plant to be built in Kemper County, Mississippi (the "Kemper Plant") by its subsidiary, Mississippi Power.  Southern Company also disclosed in an earnings conference call the same day that the in-service date for the Kemper Plant would be delayed until year-end 2014.  On this news, the price of Southern Company’s shares plummeted.  You may retain Stull, Stull & Brody, or other counsel of your choice, to represent you. Stull, Stull & Brody has litigated many class actions for violations of securities laws in federal courts over the past 40 years and has obtained court approval of substantial settlements on numerous occasions. Stull, Stull & Brody maintains offices in New York and Beverly Hills. Attorney Advertising. Prior Results Do Not Guarantee A Similar Outcome.


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Dividend investors are often aware of ex-dividend dates, as you must own a stock prior to the ex-dividend date to be entitled to the dividend. For investors seeking high-yield dividend stocks, or maybe just a few extra dividend dollars for Christmas, here at several notable dividend stocks going ex-dividend during the week of Nov.14 to 18. Read more...
Which Is the Better Valuation Metric: the P/E Ratio or the PEG Ratio? Part 1 These ratios are important valuation metrics when properly utilized
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industry
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history
PE Ratio 19.75
SO's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. SO: 19.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SO' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.85  Med: 17.28 Max: 23.96
Current: 19.75
12.85
23.96
Forward PE Ratio 16.84
SO's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. SO: 16.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 19.75
SO's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
56% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. SO: 19.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SO' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.85  Med: 17.28 Max: 23.96
Current: 19.75
12.85
23.96
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 34.86
SO's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
72% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.97 vs. SO: 34.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SO' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.39  Med: 27.98 Max: 211.26
Current: 34.86
14.39
211.26
PB Ratio 1.96
SO's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. SO: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SO' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.07 Max: 2.51
Current: 1.96
1.6
2.51
PS Ratio 2.37
SO's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SO: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SO' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.09 Max: 2.89
Current: 2.37
1.23
2.89
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.74
SO's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
68% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.57 vs. SO: 9.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SO' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.75  Med: 7.58 Max: 11.13
Current: 9.74
5.75
11.13
EV-to-EBIT 20.18
SO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
74% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 15.02 vs. SO: 20.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.7  Med: 13.7 Max: 20.23
Current: 20.18
11.7
20.23
EV-to-EBITDA 12.55
SO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. SO: 12.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.1  Med: 9.3 Max: 12.9
Current: 12.55
8.1
12.9
PEG Ratio 16.50
SO's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. SO: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SO' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 5.7 Max: 629.67
Current: 16.5
1.02
629.67
Shiller PE Ratio 19.86
SO's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 24.83 vs. SO: 19.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SO' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.01  Med: 17.34 Max: 21.82
Current: 19.86
12.01
21.82
Current Ratio 0.75
SO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SO: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.05
Current: 0.75
0.59
1.05
Quick Ratio 0.54
SO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SO: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.54
0.4
0.69
Days Inventory 137.07
SO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
94% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.11 vs. SO: 137.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 76.75  Med: 116.83 Max: 165.82
Current: 137.07
76.75
165.82
Days Sales Outstanding 40.19
SO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 49.50 vs. SO: 40.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.21  Med: 22.15 Max: 40.19
Current: 40.19
21.21
40.19
Days Payable 172.86
SO's Days Payable is ranked higher than
84% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 76.25 vs. SO: 172.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.77  Med: 83.31 Max: 172.86
Current: 172.86
59.77
172.86

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.45
SO's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
68% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. SO: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SO' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.94  Med: 4.56 Max: 6.19
Current: 4.45
3.94
6.19
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.87
SO's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. SO: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
SO' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.87
0.7
1.08
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 3.40
SO's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SO: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
SO' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.3 Max: 4.2
Current: 3.4
0
4.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.64
SO's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
68% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. SO: 4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.29
SO's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
64% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. SO: 5.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SO' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.68  Med: 5.42 Max: 7.35
Current: 5.29
4.68
7.35
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.40
SO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. SO: -3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.6  Med: -1.6 Max: 0.5
Current: -3.4
-3.6
0.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.80
SO's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. SO: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SO' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 2.1 Max: 2.81
Current: 2.8
0.98
2.81
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.27
SO's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. SO: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SO' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 2.11 Max: 6.86
Current: 2.27
0.65
6.86
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.15
SO's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. SO: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SO' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.17
Current: 1.15
0.26
1.17
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.57
SO's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
61% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SO: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
SO' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.25 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.57
0.59
1.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.98
SO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. SO: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.95  Med: 7.3 Max: 8.6
Current: 4.98
4.95
8.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 1.43
SO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. SO: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 2.1 Max: 16.6
Current: 1.43
0.5
16.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $19,869
EPS (TTM) $ 2.53
Beta0.03
Short Percentage of Float2.29%
52-Week Range $46.20 - 54.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)995.23

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 24,054 25,124 25,399
EPS ($) 2.97 3.12 3.27
EPS without NRI ($) 2.97 3.12 3.27
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
4.55%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.30 2.38 2.46
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