Southern Company

Southern Company is one of the largest energy providers in the United States. Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy is essential to our way of life. 
Company Growth (employees)
Atlanta, US
Size (employees)
32,015 (est)
Southern Company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Atlanta, US

Key People at Southern Company

Thomas A. Fanning

Thomas A. Fanning

Chairman, President, CEO

Southern Company Office Locations

Southern Company has an office in Atlanta
Atlanta, US (HQ)
30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd Nw

Southern Company Data and Metrics

Southern Company Financial Metrics

Southern Company's revenue was reported to be $19.9 b in FY, 2016 which is a 14% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

19.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

2.5 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

4.6 b

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

50.2 b

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

2 b


93.1 b
Southern Company's current market capitalization is $50.2 b.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


17.1 b18.5 b17.5 b19.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

13.8 b14.8 b13.2 b15.3 b


3.3 b3.6 b4.3 b4.6 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

19 m19 m23 m

Pre tax profit

2.6 b3 b3.6 b3.5 b

Income tax expense

849 m977 m1.2 b951 m

Net Income

1.7 b2 b2.4 b2.5 b
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


659 m710 m1.4 b2 b

Accounts Receivable

67.4 m19.1 m18.2 m232 m


4.3 m4 m3.4 m1.5 b

Current Assets

5.6 b6.4 b6.5 b9.7 b


1.8 m1.8 m2 m6.3 b

Total Assets

64.5 b70.9 b78.3 b109.7 b

Accounts Payable

1.4 b1.6 b1.9 b2.2 b

Total Debt

22.8 b21.6 b26.1 b44.9 b

Current Liabilities

5.5 b9 b9.1 b12.9 b

Common Stock

4.5 b4.5 b4.6 b5 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

5.4 b6 b6.3 b9.7 b

Retained Earnings

9.5 b9.6 b10 b10.4 b

Total Equity

19.8 b20.9 b22 b26.6 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.2 x1 x1.2 x1.7 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.4 x0.3 x0.3 x0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x3.4 x3.6 x4.1 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

1.7 b2 b2.4 b2.5 b

Depreciation and Amortization

2 b2.9 b

Accounts Receivable

(21.2 m)(33.6 m)20.4 m(3.7 m)

Accounts Payable

(13.6 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

6.1 b5.8 b6.3 b4.9 b

Purchases of PP&E

229 m461 m

Capital Expenditures

(5.3 b)(5.2 b)(5.7 b)(7.3 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

(5.7 b)(6.4 b)(7.3 b)(20 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(324 m)644 m1.7 b15.7 b

Interest Paid

759 m732 m809 m1.1 b

Income Taxes Paid

139 m272 m(9 m)(148 m)

Free Cash Flow

766 m569 m600 m(2.4 b)
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


20.1 x


19 x


-38.5 x


677.7 k


1.7 x


0.4 x

Financial Leverage

4.1 x

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