The Southern Company

Headquarters: Atlanta, GA, United States

Founded: 1945

Employees: 27,027

CEO: Mr. Thomas A. Fanning

NYSE: SO +1.70%

Market Cap

$78.21 Billion

USD as of Jan. 1, 2024

Market Cap History

Company Description

Southern Company is an electric utility company. Through its subsidiaries, it serves 9 million natural gas and electric utility customers in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. With origins dating back to 1924, it now operates multiple coal-fired, nuclear, and natural gas power plants as well as some renewable energy sources.

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Detailed Description

The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It operates through Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Pipeline Investments, Wholesale Gas Services, and Gas Marketing Services segments. The company also develops, constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas pipeline investments operations. In addition, it owns and/or operates 30 hydroelectric generating stations, 24 fossil fuel generating stations, three nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 45 solar facilities, 15 wind facilities, one fuel cell facility, and four battery storage facility; and constructs, operates, and maintains 76,289 miles of natural gas pipelines and 14 storage facilities with total capacity of 157 Bcf to provide natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company serves approximately 8.7 million electric and gas utility customers. Further, the company offers digital wireless communications and fiber optics services. The Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Stocks & Indices

The Southern Company has the following listings and related stock indices.

Stock: NYSE: SO wb_incandescent

Stock: FSX: SOT wb_incandescent

Stock: NYSE: SOJD wb_incandescent

Stock: XETR: SOT wb_incandescent

Key People

Thomas A. Fanning (Chairman, President, & CEO) Andrew W. (Drew) Evans (Executive Vice President & CFO)


Revenue: US$23.5 billion (2018)

Operating income: US$4.19 billion (2018)

Net income: US$2.23 billion (2018)

Total assets: US$116.9 billion (2018)

Total equity: US$29.04 billion (2018)



30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, N.W.

Atlanta, GA 30308

United States

Phone: 404-506-5000