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Southern Company is a company engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity operating natural gas distribution and electric utilities. 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, as well as distributes natural gas. Additionally, Southern Company provides fiber optics and wireless communications.

TypePublic
Founded1945
HQAtlanta, GA, US
Websitesoutherncompany.com
Employee Ratings4.3
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)27,943(-4%)
Job Openings96
Revenue (FY, 2020)$20.4 B(-4%)
Share Price (Jun 2021)$63.8
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Southern Company

Thomas A. Fanning

Thomas A. Fanning

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Anderson

Bryan Anderson

Executive Vice President and President of External Affairs, Southern Company
W. Paul Bowers

W. Paul Bowers

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Power Company
Mark A. Crosswhite

Mark A. Crosswhite

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alabama Power Company
Anthony L. Wilson

Anthony L. Wilson

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mississippi Power
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, GA, US (HQ)
30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
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Southern Company Financials and Metrics

Southern Company Revenue

Southern Company's revenue was reported to be $20.38 b in FY, 2020
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

5.9b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

5.3b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

90.1%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

1.1b

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

1.6b

Market capitalization (11-Jun-2021)

67.6b

Closing stock price (11-Jun-2021)

63.8

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

1.8b

EV

119.5b
Southern Company's current market capitalization is $67.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

19.9b23.0b23.5b21.4b20.4b

Revenue growth, %

14%16%2%(9%)

Cost of goods sold

6.0b7.4b8.0b6.2b

Gross profit

13.9b15.7b15.5b15.2b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

5.8b5.4b6.2b6.4b5.6b6.2b5.4b5.1b6.0b5.0b4.6b4.2b5.9b

Cost of goods sold

2.0b1.6b1.8b2.4b1.8b1.8b1.8b1.4b1.5b439.0m144.0m583.0m

Gross profit

3.8b3.8b4.4b4.0b3.8b4.4b3.6b3.7b4.5b4.6b4.5b5.3b

Gross profit Margin, %

66%70%72%63%67%71%66%73%75%91%97%90%
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

2.0b2.1b1.4b2.0b1.1b

Accounts Receivable

1.6b1.8b1.7b1.6b1.8b

Prepaid Expenses

364.0m452.0m432.0m314.0m276.0m

Inventories

2.8b2.6b2.4b2.4b460.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

2.5b926.0m2.3b4.7b3.1b

Depreciation and Amortization

2.9b3.5b3.5b3.3b4.0b

Inventories

(48.0m)72.0m172.0m(76.0m)

Accounts Payable

301.0m(280.0m)291.0m(693.0m)(27.0m)
USDQ1, 2016

Debt/Equity

1.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.5 x
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Southern Company Operating Metrics

FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019FY, 2019

Total Generation output, TW

1884449541944849562004346

Power Purchased, MWh

50 m4 m3 m6 m20 m5 m5 m6 m40 m4 m4 m

Length Of Natural Gas Pipelines, miles

81.6 k82 k75.2 k75.59 k

Hydroelectric Generating Stations

333333
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Southern Company Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Mankato Energy Center, LLCOctober 31, 2016
PowerSecure International, IncFebruary 24, 2016$431 m
AGL ResourcesAugust 24, 2015$12 b
Adobe Solar, LLC
Alabama Power
Alabama Power Capital Trust V
Alabama Property Company
Apex Nevada Solar, LLC
Atlanta Gas Light Company
Bethel Wind Farm Class B Holdings LLC
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Southern Company Revenue Breakdown

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Southern Company revenue breakdown by business segment: 17.2% from Southern Company Gas, 70.8% from Traditional Electric Operating Companies, 8.8% from Southern Power and 3.1% from Other

Southern Company Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

81/100

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Southern Company Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Southern Company Online and Social Media Presence

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Southern Company Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    71/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    81/100

  • Compensation

    A-

    76/100

  • Diversity

    B

    71/100

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Southern Company News and Updates

Southern Company earns top 20 national ranking of Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, rising six spots from last year and marking six consecutive years of recognition

ATLANTA, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company has been named among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, ranking number 20 on its 2021 list - up six spots from last year. This is the sixth consecutive year Southern Company has been recognized as a Top 50 Company for...

Southern Company Reports First-Quarter 2021 Earnings

ATLANTA, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today reported first-quarter 2021 earnings of $1.14 billion, or $1.07 per share, compared with $868 million, or 82 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2020. Excluding the items described under "Net Income – Excluding Items" in...

Southern Company system attorneys selected for leadership program

ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Several Southern Company system attorneys have been selected to participate in two prestigious programs with the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD). Ruby Jackson, counsel at Southern Power, and Latoya Brisbane, senior counsel at Georgia...

Southern Company reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings

ATLANTA, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today reported fourth-quarter 2020 earnings of $387 million, or 37 cents per share, compared with $440 million, or 42 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2019. Southern Company also reported full-year 2020 earnings of $3.12...

Southern Company joins Apple in announcing launch of new digital learning hub, global headquarters for innovation for HBCUs

ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company and Apple joined educators and community stakeholders today to announce a partnership to launch the Propel Center, a new digital learning hub, business incubator, and global innovation headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia for students of...

Petrolern and Southern Company Announce Research Collaboration to Convert Oil Wells to Geothermal Resources

A Revolution in Transitioning from Fossil to Clean Energy
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Southern Company Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Southern Company founded?

    Southern Company was founded in 1945.

  • Who are Southern Company key executives?

    Southern Company's key executives are Thomas A. Fanning, Bryan Anderson and W. Paul Bowers.

  • How many employees does Southern Company have?

    Southern Company has 27,943 employees.

  • What is Southern Company revenue?

    Latest Southern Company annual revenue is $20.4 b.

  • What is Southern Company revenue per employee?

    Latest Southern Company revenue per employee is $729.2 k.

  • Who are Southern Company competitors?

    Competitors of Southern Company include Vistra, FirstEnergy and ENGIE.

  • 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.