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The Southern Company (SO)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$69.80 USD

69.80
6,705,256

+2.03 (3.00%)

Updated Apr 17, 2024 04:02 PM ET

After-Market: $69.79 -0.01 (-0.01%) 7:58 PM ET

Zacks Rank:

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1Strong Buy24.15%
2Buy18.00%
3Hold9.44%
4Sell5.10%
5Strong Sell2.53%
S&P50011.08%

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3-Hold of 5     3    

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Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

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D Value C Growth F Momentum D VGM

Industry Rank:

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The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top industry (1 out of 265), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries. The industry with the worst average Zacks Rank (265 out of 265) would place in the bottom 1%.

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Bottom 41% (149 out of 251)

Industry: Utility - Electric Power

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Research for SO

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Fiscal Year End for Southern Company The falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2023 12/31/2022 12/31/2021 12/31/2020 12/31/2019
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 748 1,917 1,798 1,065 1,975
Receivables 2,481 2,704 2,251 2,663 2,810
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 2,932 2,239 1,993 2,028 1,909
Other Current Assets 4,271 3,556 2,923 2,861 3,123
Total Current Assets 10,432 10,416 8,965 8,617 9,817
Net Property & Equipment 99,844 94,570 91,108 87,634 83,080
Investments & Advances 2,033 2,045 1,935 2,316 2,482
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 20,061 20,762 18,100 16,799 15,104
Intangibles 5,529 5,567 5,725 5,767 5,816
Deposits & Other Assets 0 0 0 0 601
Total Assets 139,331 134,891 127,534 122,935 118,700
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2023 12/31/2022 12/31/2021 12/31/2020 12/31/2019
Notes Payable 2,314 2,609 1,440 609 2,055
Accounts Payable 2,898 3,525 2,169 2,806 2,557
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 2,476 4,285 2,157 3,507 2,989
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 1,803 1,741 1,603 1,538 1,466
Income Taxes Payable 868 824 691 829 659
Other Current Liabilities 2,925 2,543 2,611 2,549 2,591
Total Current Liabilities 13,467 15,724 10,921 12,079 12,546
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 17,731 17,404 16,479 16,177 16,257
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 57,210 50,656 50,120 45,073 41,798
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 14,391 15,187 15,944 15,470 14,434
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 104,106 100,359 94,967 90,410 86,650
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2023 12/31/2022 12/31/2021 12/31/2020 12/31/2019
Preferred Stock 0 0 291 291 291
Common Stock (Par) 5,423 5,417 5,279 5,268 5,257
Capital Surplus 13,775 13,673 11,950 11,834 11,734
Retained Earnings 12,482 11,538 10,929 11,311 10,877
Other Equity 3,604 3,957 4,165 3,867 3,933
Treasury Stock 59 53 47 46 42
Total Shareholder's Equity 35,225 34,532 32,567 32,525 32,050
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 139,331 134,891 127,534 122,935 118,700
Total Common Equity 35,225 34,532 32,276 32,234 31,759
Shares Outstanding 1,090.60 1,088.60 1,059.80 1,056.10 1,048.70
Book Value Per Share 32.30 31.72 30.45 30.52 30.28

Fiscal Year End for Southern Company The falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

3/31/2024 12/31/2023 9/30/2023 6/30/2023 3/31/2023
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents -99,999 748 1,676 2,123 1,053
Receivables NA 2,481 2,705 2,336 2,320
Notes Receivable NA 0 0 0 0
Inventories NA 2,932 2,742 2,729 2,534
Other Current Assets NA 4,271 3,965 3,791 3,648
Total Current Assets NA 10,432 11,088 10,979 9,555
Net Property & Equipment NA 99,844 98,254 96,767 95,630
Investments & Advances NA 2,033 2,027 2,000 2,024
Other Non-Current Assets NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges NA 20,061 19,947 20,342 20,484
Intangibles NA 5,529 5,538 5,547 5,558
Deposits & Other Assets NA 0 0 0 0
Total Assets NA 139,331 138,321 137,116 134,756
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 3/31/2024 12/31/2023 9/30/2023 6/30/2023 3/31/2023
Notes Payable NA 2,314 1,726 1,647 2,554
Accounts Payable NA 2,898 2,942 2,493 2,365
Current Portion Long-Term Debt NA 2,476 3,076 4,063 4,363
Current Portion Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses NA 1,803 1,509 1,371 1,104
Income Taxes Payable NA 868 1,039 703 487
Other Current Liabilities NA 2,925 2,741 2,768 2,821
Total Current Liabilities NA 13,467 13,214 13,240 13,893
Mortgages NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income NA 17,731 17,658 17,679 17,707
Convertible Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt NA 57,210 56,003 55,134 52,060
Non-Current Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities NA 14,822 15,059 15,160
Minority Interest (Liabilities) NA 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities NA 104,106 103,017 102,468 100,194
Shareholders Equity 3/31/2024 12/31/2023 9/30/2023 6/30/2023 3/31/2023
Preferred Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) NA 5,423 5,422 5,422 5,421
Capital Surplus NA 13,775 13,751 13,742 13,715
Retained Earnings NA 12,482 12,391 11,732 11,658
Other Equity NA 3,604 3,797 3,808 3,823
Treasury Stock NA 59 57 56 55
Total Shareholder's Equity NA 35,225 35,304 34,648 34,562
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity NA 139,331 138,321 137,116 134,756
Total Common Equity 0 35,225 35,304 34,648 34,562
Shares Outstanding 1,094.60 1,090.60 1,090.60 1,090.50 1,090.40
Book Value Per Share 0.00 32.30 32.37 31.77 31.70