Southern Company (SO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2017 |    No of Pages: 52 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Southern Company (SO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description - A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy - Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis - A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors - A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees - A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives' employment history.
- Key operational heads - A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries - A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years - The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods - The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Southern Company (Southern Company) is a gas and electric utility holding company, which serves the Southeast of the US through its subsidiaries. The company generates, distributes, markets and trades electricity. It uses a variety of sources for electricity generation including coal, oil and gas, nuclear and hydro.  Southern Company owns electric utilities such as Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power, besides Southern Power and Southern Company Gas. The company provides fiber optics and wireless communications services through Southern Telecom and Southern LINC Wireless, respectively. It supplies electricity to retail customers in its operating region and markets generated power in wholesale markets. Southern Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the US.

Southern Company Key Recent Developments

Feb 24, 2017: Southern Company reschedules Vogtle nuclear power plant's Units 3, 4 commercial operation dates
Feb 22, 2017: Southern Company reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings
Feb 02, 2017: Southern Company Becomes a Member of the International Energy Agency Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (IEA HIA)
Dec 14, 2016: Recurrent Energy commissions 200MW Garland solar facility in US
Nov 18, 2016: Southern Company announces new executive leader

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents  2
List of Tables  4
List of Figures  5
Section 1 - About the Company  6
Southern Company - Key Facts  6
Southern Company - Key Employees  7
Southern Company - Key Employee Biographies  9
Southern Company - Major Products and Services  10
Southern Company - Key Operational Summary  11
Southern Company, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010  11
Southern Company - History  12
Southern Company - Company Statement  19
Southern Company - Locations And Subsidiaries  21
Head Office  21
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  21
Section 2 - Company Analysis  22
Southern Company - Business Description  22
Southern Company - Corporate Strategy  23
Southern Company - SWOT Analysis  24
SWOT Analysis - Overview  24
Southern Company - Strengths  24
Southern Company - Weaknesses  25
Southern Company - Opportunities  26
Southern Company - Threats  27
Southern Company - Key Competitors  28
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios  29
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  29
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  30
Performance Chart  32
Financial Performance  32
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  33
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  34
Section 4 - Company's Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances  35
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017  35
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017  36
Southern Company, Recent Deals Summary  37
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments  38
Feb 24, 2017: Southern Company reschedules Vogtle nuclear power plant's Units 3, 4 commercial operation dates  38
Feb 22, 2017: Southern Company reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings  39
Feb 02, 2017: Southern Company Becomes a Member of the International Energy Agency Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (IEA HIA)  40
Dec 14, 2016: Recurrent Energy commissions 200MW Garland solar facility in US  41
Nov 18, 2016: Southern Company announces new executive leader  42
Nov 16, 2016: Southern Company announces new legal team leadership  43
Nov 15, 2016: Report: Kemper disaster could get billions from taxpayers in lame duck deal  44
Nov 04, 2016: Mississippi Power revises Kemper in-service date to Dec. 31  45
Nov 01, 2016: Utilities partner to enhance power grid preparedness: Southern Company, LG&E and KU, PPL Electric Utilities and TVA establishing equipment sharing program  46
Nov 01, 2016: Utilities Partner to Enhance Power Grid Preparedness  47
Section 6 - Appendix  48
Methodology  48
Ratio Definitions  48
About GlobalData  52
Contact Us  52
Disclaimer  52

List of Tables
Southern Company, Key Facts  6
Southern Company, Key Employees  7
Southern Company, Key Employee Biographies  9
Southern Company, Major Products and Services  10
Southern Company, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010  11
Southern Company, History  12
Southern Company, Subsidiaries  21
Southern Company, Key Competitors  28
Southern Company, Ratios based on current share price  29
Southern Company, Annual Ratios  30
Southern Company (Cont...1), Annual Ratios  31
Southern Company, Interim Ratios  33
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017  35
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017  36
Southern Company, Recent Deals Summary  37
Currency Codes  48
Capital Market Ratios  48
Equity Ratios  49
Profitability Ratios  49
Cost Ratios  50
Liquidity Ratios  50
Leverage Ratios  50
Efficiency Ratios  51

List of Figures
Southern Company, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010  11
Southern Company, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  32
Southern Company, Ratio Charts  34
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017  35
Southern Company, Power, Deals by Type, 2011 to YTD 2017  36


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