Southern Co Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  45.03
 Dividend  2.40
 Earnings  0.69
 Cash-flow  6.34
 Book value  23.70
 Equity  23.79

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 paid a total dividend of 2,429 million USD last year, for a market value of 45,570 millions (Market Cap 45,516 millions). Dividend per share of Southern Co is 2.40 USD, and his stock market price 45.03 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Southern Co has a dividend yield of 5.33%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Utilities industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare Southern Co dividend yield with other Electricity companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Southern Co

Southern Co Dividend Payout

About the ability of Southern Co to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.40 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.33%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Southern Co payout on ernings is currently 347.83%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 39.92% and 50.34% 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 6.34 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.40, 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 Stock performance

Finally, last moth Southern Co showed a return of 3.30% compared to a worldwide -7.18% average, and a 0.27% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -13.70% versus a worldwide performance of a -5.64%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Electricity firms.

Southern Co stock and market return

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