Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Southern Company has been one of the most reliable and rewarding long-term investments around — one of only two companies to be ranked in the top three of Fortune's most admired electric and gas utilities for each of the last seven years.

Financial Highlights (as of Dec 31, 2016)
Operating revenues $19.9 billion
Net Income $2.45 billion
Earnings Per Share $2.57
Average Shares Outstanding 951 million
Return on Average Common Equity 10.8 percent
Total Assets $109.7 billion
Financial Highlights (as of Dec 31, 2016)
Utility Customers and SalesCustomersEnergy sales (billions of kWh)
Residential 3.97 million 53.3
Commercial 595,000 53.7
Industrial 17,000 52.8
Other 11,000 0.9
Total electric customers 4.6 million 160.7
Gas distribution operations customers 4.58 million
Total Wholesale 34.9
Total 9.18 million 195.6

46,000 MW of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume. Sources of generation (Q1 2017): 47% natural gas; 27% coal; 16% nuclear; 10% hydro/other.

The Southern Company system employs 32,000 individuals at electric utilities in four states and natural gas distribution utilities in seven, and provides wholesale energy, customized energy solutions and fiber optics and wireless communications across the country.