Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:
Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) reported sales (ttm) of 18.28 Billion, whereas, 5 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 4619.38 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 5378.27 million and lower end at 3308.46 million while the year ago reported sale was 4154.53 million.
3 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Feb 1, 2017- Feb 6, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 5002.8 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 5675.49 million and 3713.3 million respectively.
Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Oct 31 BMO at 1.28, whereas, 9 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.36. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.54 and lower end at 0.25 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.44.
The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.69 reported by 6 number of analyst for the quarter ending Feb 1, 2017- Feb 6, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.69 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.87 and 0.49 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.63. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 5 analysts is at 3.78%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 5.8 and 2.48.
Valuation Ratios of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) versus the Industry and Sector:
Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.
Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 18.12 while the company’s industry has 8.14 P/E and the sector P/E is 12.02. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 22.54 and low P/E is 16.01, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s high P/E for the past year is 54.61 and 27.72 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 10.86 for the industry and 10.9 for the Sector.
Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, 71 has Beta of 0.07 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 0.98 and 1.06 respectively.
Price to Sale ratio of 71 stands at 2.55 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 1.9. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 8.84, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 6.14 and 7.01 respectively.
5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:
Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.
5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) stands at 0.04 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 8.92 and 7.53 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 1.88 and 12.59.
Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) Trading Statistics:
The company declined -3.08% and closed its last trading session at $48.31. The market capitalization of the company is at $45.88 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $54.64 on Jul 22, 2016 and 52-week Low of $43.72 on Dec 3, 2015. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 1.38% and Monthly Volatility of 1.65%. The Beta for the company stands at 0.06 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.81.