Southern Co Dividend yield

 Price  67.73
 Dividend  2.80
 Earnings  3.27
 Cash-flow  5.79
 Book value  28.22
 Equity  26.80

Southern Co is part of Electricity business, which is part of Utilities industry. Southern Co is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Southern Co stock dividend

Southern Co paid a total dividend of 3,052 million USD last year, for a market value of 73,826 millions (Market Cap 73,707 millions). Southern Co dividend per share is 2.80 USD, and his stock market price 67.73 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Southern Co has a dividend yield of 4.13%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. However, it is lower than the average of Utilities industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare Southern Co stocks dividend with other Electricity companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Southern Co

Southern Co Dividend Payout

About the ability of Southern Co to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.80 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.13%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Southern Co payout on ernings is currently 85.63%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 39.34% and 60.08% respectively. Both figures show that Southern Co can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Southern Co is USD 5.79 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.80, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Southern Co, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Utilities industry and Electricity sector companies.

Southern Co payout

Southern Co Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Southern Co's dividend stock, both in percentage and in USD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Southern Co dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Electricity stocks.

Southern Co stock dividend history

Southern Co Stock performance

Finally, last moth Southern Co showed a return of -6.40% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -2.79% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -12.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Electricity firms.

Southern Co stock and market return