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Southern Company engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services. The Company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy facilities and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas.

TypePublic
Founded1912
HQAtlanta, US
Websitesoutherncompany.com
Employee Ratings3.7

Locations

Southern Company is headquartered in
Atlanta, United States

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)30,286(-3%)
Job Openings182
Revenue (FY, 2018)$23.5 B(+3%)
Share Price (Mar 2019)$51.8

Key People/Management at Southern Company

W. Paul Bowers

W. Paul Bowers

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Power Company
Stan W. Connally

Stan W. Connally

Executive Vice President, Operations, Southern Company Services, Inc.
Mark A. Crosswhite

Mark A. Crosswhite

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alabama Power Company
Andrew W. Evans

Andrew W. Evans

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Southern Company
Thomas A. Fanning

Thomas A. Fanning

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company
Kimberly S. Greene

Kimberly S. Greene

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company Gas
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Southern Company Office Locations

Southern Company has an office in Atlanta
Atlanta, US (HQ)
30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
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Southern Company Financials and Metrics

Southern Company Revenue

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Southern Company's revenue was reported to be $23.50 b in FY, 2018 which is a 2% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (FY, 2018)

23.5b

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %

2%

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

15.5b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

66.2%

Net income (FY, 2018)

2.3b

EBIT (FY, 2018)

4.2b

Market capitalization (18-Mar-2019)

53.6b

Closing stock price (18-Mar-2019)

51.8

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

1.4b

EV

99.0b
Southern Company's current market capitalization is $53.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

17.5b19.9b23.0b23.5b

Revenue growth, %

(5%)14%16%2%

Cost of goods sold

5.4b6.0b7.4b8.0b

Gross profit

12.1b13.9b15.7b15.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

4.0b4.5b6.3b5.8b5.4b6.2b6.4b5.6b6.2b

Cost of goods sold

1.1b1.3b1.8b2.0b1.6b1.8b2.4b1.8b1.8b

Gross profit

2.9b3.2b4.4b3.8b3.8b4.4b4.0b3.8b4.4b

Gross profit Margin, %

72%72%71%66%70%72%63%67%71%
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

1.4b2.0b2.1b1.4b

Accounts Receivable

1.1b1.6b1.8b1.7b

Prepaid Expenses

495.0m364.0m452.0m432.0m

Inventories

1.9b2.8b2.6b2.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

754.0m1.9b2.7b1.1b1.4b1.8b2.3b2.0b1.8b

Accounts Receivable

988.0m1.3b1.7b1.6b1.6b1.7b1.7b1.7b1.7b

Prepaid Expenses

486.0m563.0m549.0m401.0m361.0m365.0m432.0m398.0m354.0m

Inventories

1.9b2.0b1.3b1.5b2.7b1.5b2.2b2.2b2.3b
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

2.4b2.5b926.0m2.3b

Depreciation and Amortization

2.4b2.9b3.5b3.5b

Inventories

61.0m(48.0m)72.0m172.0m

Accounts Payable

(353.0m)301.0m(280.0m)291.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

501.0m1.1b2.3b665.0m(684.0m)427.0m936.0m809.0m2.0b

Depreciation and Amortization

639.0m1.3b2.1b823.0m1.7b2.6b873.0m1.8b2.6b

Inventories

(222.0m)411.0m223.0m413.0m295.0m87.0m

Accounts Payable

(72.0m)(71.0m)(9.0m)(533.0m)(353.0m)(467.0m)(425.0m)(406.0m)(248.0m)
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

23.6 x

EV/CFO

14.3 x

Revenue/Employee

749.6k

Debt/Equity

1.6 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

4 x
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Southern Company Operating Metrics

FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Total Generation output, TW

194 48 49 56

Power Purchased, MWh

20 m5 m5 m6 m

Length Of Natural Gas Pipelines, miles

82 k

Fossil Fuel Generating Stations

29
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Southern Company Revenue Breakdown

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Southern Company revenue breakdown by business segment: 16.2% from Southern Company Gas, 69.7% from Traditional Electric Operating Companies, 5.0% from All Other and 9.1% from Southern Power

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Southern Company Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Southern Company founded?

    Southern Company was founded in 1912.

  • Who are Southern Company key executives?

    Southern Company's key executives are W. Paul Bowers, Stan W. Connally and Mark A. Crosswhite.

  • How many employees does Southern Company have?

    Southern Company has 30,286 employees.

  • What is Southern Company revenue?

    Latest Southern Company annual revenue is $23.5 b.

  • What is Southern Company revenue per employee?

    Latest Southern Company revenue per employee is $775.8 k.

  • Who are Southern Company competitors?

    Competitors of Southern Company include Consolidated Edison, Xcel Energy and Duke Energy.

  • Where is Southern Company headquarters?

    Southern Company headquarters is located at 30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta.

  • Where are Southern Company offices?

    Southern Company has an office in Atlanta.

  • How many offices does Southern Company have?

    Southern Company has 1 office.