Growth Analysis of Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO)


Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Southern Company (The) (SO) reported sales (ttm) of 21.68 Billion, whereas, 4 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 6474.02 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 6877.63 million and lower end at 6120.53 million while the year ago reported sale was 6003.35 million.

3 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter, analysts estimated mean sale target of 4903.78 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 5315.54 million and 4465.11 million respectively.

Southern Company (The) (SO) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Aug 02 BMO, whereas, 10 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 1.15. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 1.3 and lower end at 0.9 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 1.15.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.43 reported by 9 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Jun2017). The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.43 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.76 and 0.3 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.48. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 6 analysts is at 3.88%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 5.8 and 1.48.

Valuation Ratios of Southern Company (The) (SO) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Southern Company (The) (SO). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Southern Company (The) (SO) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 17.56 while the company’s industry has 9.31 P/E and the sector P/E is 13.13. 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 44.43 and 26.9 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 7.7 for the industry and 9.9 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, SO has Beta of 0.13 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 1.04 and 1.12 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of SO stands at 2.17 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 1.87. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 8.16, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 3.43 and 5.83 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) (SO) stands at 2.42 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 12.45 and 7.64 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 0.04 and 10.07.

Southern Company (The) (SO) Trading Statistics:

The company surged 0.3% and closed its last trading session at $47.12. The market capitalization of the company is at $46.9 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $54.64 on 07/22/16 and 52-week Low of $46.20 on 12/01/16. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 0.77% and Monthly Volatility of 1.01%. The Beta for the company stands at 0.14 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.51.