Southern Company has been ranked among America's Best Large Employers for four consecutive years by Forbes magazine. In 2019 we were ranked No. 14 in the nation, No. 1 in Georgia and No. 1 among industry peers.
|Financial Highlights (as of Dec 31, 2018)|
|Operating revenues||$23.4 billion|
|Net Income||$2.2 billion|
|Earnings Per Share||$2.18|
|Average Shares Outstanding||1,025 million|
|Return on Average Common Equity||9.11 percent|
|Total Assets||$116.9 billion|
|Operational Highlights (as of Dec 31, 2018)|
|Utility Customers and Sales||Customers||Energy sales (billions of kWh)|
|Total electric customers||4.68 million||212.1|
|Gas distribution operations customers||4.248 million|
|Total Utility Customers||8.933 million|
44,000 MW of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume. Sources of generation (Q1 2019): 47% natural gas; 23% coal; 16% nuclear; 14% renewables/other.
The Southern Company system employs 29,000 individuals at electric utilities in three states and natural gas distribution utilities in four, and provides wholesale energy, customized energy solutions and fiber optics and wireless communications across the country.