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, 2017)
Operating revenues $23.0 billion
Net Income $.842 billion
Earnings Per Share $0.84
Average Shares Outstanding 1,008 million
Return on Average Common Equity 3.44 percent
Total Assets $111.0 billion
Financial Highlights (as of Dec 31, 2017)
Utility Customers and Sales Customers Energy sales (billions of kWh)
Residential 4.011 million 50.5
Commercial 595,000 52.3
Industrial 18,000 52.8
Other 12,000 0.8
Total electric customers 4.64 million 205.5
Gas distribution operations customers 4.623 million
Total Wholesale 49,000 49
Total 9.263 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.