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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.HighlightsSouthern 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 DevelopmentsFeb 24, 2017: Southern Company reschedules Vogtle nuclear power plant's Units 3, 4 commercial operation datesFeb 22, 2017: Southern Company reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earningsFeb 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 USNov 18, 2016: Southern Company announces new executive leaderKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company's business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors' business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company's core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies' strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Southern Company - Key Facts 6Southern Company - Key Employees 7Southern Company - Key Employee Biographies 9Southern Company - Major Products and Services 10Southern Company - Key Operational Summary 11Southern Company, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type (Power Generation), 2010 11Southern Company - History 12Southern Company - Company Statement 19Southern Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 21Head Office 21Other Locations & Subsidiaries 21Section 2 - Company Analysis 22Southern Company - Business Description 22Southern Company - Corporate Strategy 23Southern Company - SWOT Analysis 24SWOT Analysis - Overview 24Southern Company - Strengths 24Southern Company - Weaknesses 25Southern Company - Opportunities 26Southern Company - Threats 27Southern Company - Key Competitors 28Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 30Performance Chart 32Financial Performance 32Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34Section 4 - Company's Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 35Southern Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 35Southern Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 36Southern Company, Recent Deals Summary 37Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 38Feb 24, 2017: Southern Company reschedules Vogtle nuclear power plant's Units 3, 4 commercial operation dates 38Feb 22, 2017: Southern Company reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings 39Feb 02, 2017: Southern Company Becomes a Member of the International Energy Agency Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (IEA HIA) 40Dec 14, 2016: Recurrent Energy commissions 200MW Garland solar facility in US 41Nov 18, 2016: Southern Company announces new executive leader 42Nov 16, 2016: Southern Company announces new legal team leadership 43Nov 15, 2016: Report: Kemper disaster could get billions from taxpayers in lame duck deal 44Nov 04, 2016: Mississippi Power revises Kemper in-service date to Dec. 31 45Nov 01, 2016: Utilities partner to enhance power grid preparedness: Southern Company, LG&E and KU, PPL Electric Utilities and TVA establishing equipment sharing program 46Nov 01, 2016: Utilities Partner to Enhance Power Grid Preparedness 47Section 6 - Appendix 48Methodology 48Ratio Definitions 48About GlobalData 52Contact Us 52Disclaimer 52List of TablesSouthern Company, Key Facts 6Southern Company, Key Employees 7Southern Company, Key Employee Biographies 9Southern Company, Major Products and Services 10Southern Company, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11Southern Company, History 12Southern Company, Subsidiaries 21Southern Company, Key Competitors 28Southern Company, Ratios based on current share price 29Southern Company, Annual Ratios 30Southern Company (Cont...1), Annual Ratios 31Southern Company, Interim Ratios 33Southern Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 35Southern Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 36Southern Company, Recent Deals Summary 37Currency Codes 48Capital Market Ratios 48Equity Ratios 49Profitability Ratios 49Cost Ratios 50Liquidity Ratios 50Leverage Ratios 50Efficiency Ratios 51List of FiguresSouthern Company, Share of Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, MW, 2010 11Southern Company, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 32Southern Company, Ratio Charts 34Southern Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 35Southern Company, Power, Deals by Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 36