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

 Published On: Mar, 2015 |    No of Pages: 51 |  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 premier energy company which serves the Southeast of the US through its subsidiaries. The company owns electric utilities in four states that include Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power. It also owns Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Telecom and SouthernLINC Wireless. The company carries out generation, distribution, marketing and trading of electricity. It supplies electricity to retail customers within its operating region and markets generated power in wholesale markets. The company uses a variety of sources for electricity generation, which include coal, oil and gas, nuclear and hydro. Southern Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the US.

Southern Company Key Recent Developments

Mar 17, 2015: Southern Company CEO receives national award for leading nuclear development with Vogtle construction
Mar 17, 2015: NRC Schedules Meeting with Southern and SCANA to Discuss Inspections and Testing of New Nuclear Units at the Vogtle and Summer Sites
Mar 06, 2015: MISO signs coordination agreement with neighboring systems
Feb 27, 2015: Collaboration Continues Between MISO, Neighboring Systems
Feb 13, 2015: Southern Company may spend over $8bn on Vogtle NPP

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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 16
Southern Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
Southern Company - Business Description 19
Southern Company - Corporate Strategy 20
Southern Company - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
Southern Company - Strengths 21
Strength - Integrated Operational Network 21
Strength - Retail Product and Services 21
Strength - Energy Efficient Technologies 21
Southern Company - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Lack of Fuel Diversity 22
Southern Company - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Global Smart Grid Deployment 23
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: US Market 23
Opportunity - Focus on Renewable Energy 23
Southern Company - Threats 24
Threat - Environmental Laws and Regulations 24
Threat - Nuclear Generation Risk 24
Threat - Volatility in Electricity Prices 24
Southern Company - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 31
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Southern Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
Southern Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34
Southern Company, Recent Deals Summary 35
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 36
Mar 17, 2015: NRC Schedules Meeting with Southern and SCANA to Discuss Inspections and Testing of New Nuclear Units at the Vogtle and Summer Sites 36
Mar 17, 2015: Southern Company CEO receives national award for leading nuclear development with Vogtle construction 37
Mar 06, 2015: MISO signs coordination agreement with neighboring systems 38
Feb 27, 2015: Collaboration Continues Between MISO, Neighboring Systems 39
Feb 13, 2015: Southern Company may spend over $8bn on Vogtle NPP 40
Feb 09, 2015: Southern Company elects John D. Johns to board of directors 41
Feb 09, 2015: Southern Company assistant treasurer Earl C. Long announces retirement; Todd A. Perkins elected successor 42
Feb 04, 2015: Southern Company reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings 43
Jan 16, 2015: Southern Company announces quarterly dividend 44
Jan 08, 2015: Southern Company fourth quarter earnings to be released Feb. 4 45
Section 6 – Appendix 46
Methodology 46
Ratio Definitions 46
About GlobalData 50
Contact Us 50
Disclaimer 50

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 17
Southern Company, Key Competitors 25
Southern Company, Ratios based on current share price 26
Southern Company, Annual Ratios 27
Southern Company, Interim Ratios 29
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Southern Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
Southern Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34
Southern Company, Recent Deals Summary 35
Currency Codes 46
Units 46
Capital Market Ratios 46
Equity Ratios 47
Profitability Ratios 47
Cost Ratios 48
Liquidity Ratios 48
Leverage Ratios 49
Efficiency Ratios 49

List of Figures

Southern Company, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11
Southern Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
Southern Company, Ratio Charts 30
Southern Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Southern Company, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Southern Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
Southern Company, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34


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