Southern Company Balance Sheet - Annual (NYSE:SO)

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$47.5 $0.35 (0.74%) SO stock closing price Aug 16, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of a company like Southern Company involves checking the three financial statements of the company in detail, of which the balance sheet is one. A balance sheet can help evaluate the financial performance of a company. Ratios like return on total assets and current ratio, which also uses cash on hand can be used to measure the operating efficiency of a firm, and can be used to conduct a more accurate Southern Company stock analysis. Annual results announcements include the release of all three financial statements, of which the balance sheet is one. The balance sheet shows total liabilities of $85.15B and shareholders equity of $25.85B. Southern Company revenue and Southern Company operating cash flow are important in understanding the financial capacity of the company.

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Cash2.13B1.98B1.4B710M659M635M1.32B515M733M520M
Marketable Securities----------
Receivables3.07B3.07B1.59B1.38B1.31B1.18B1.33B1.4B1.3B1.33B
Inventory2.03B2.15B1.93B1.97B2.3B2.82B2.27B2.14B2.24B1.78B
Raw Materials2.03B2.15B1.93B1.97B2.3B2.82B2.27B2.14B2.24B1.78B
Work In Progress----------
Finished Goods----------
Notes Receivable----------
Other Current Assets2.84B2.53B1.61B2.31B1.33B1.53B1.35B1.83B1.6B1.73B
Total Current Assets
10.07B9.72B6.53B6.37B5.6B6.16B6.27B5.88B5.87B5.36B
Property Plant & Equipment103.54B98.42B75.12B70.01B66.02B63.25B59.74B56.73B53.59B50.62B
Accumulated Depreciation31.46B29.85B24.25B24.06B23.06B21.96B21.15B20.17B19.12B18.29B
Net Property Plant & Equipment
79.87B78.45B61.11B54.87B51.21B48.39B45.01B42B39.23B35.88B
Investment & Advances2.54B2.59B1.24B946M883M886M911M901M893M1.12B
Other Non-Current Assets-11M413M-------
Deferred Charges11.38B11.7B9.03B8.74B6.86B7.71B7.07B6.25B6.05B5.99B
Intangibles7.14B7.22B--------
Deposits & Other Assets----------
Total Assets
111.01B109.7B78.32B70.92B64.55B63.15B59.27B55.03B52.05B48.35B
Notes Payable2.44B2.24B1.38B803M1.48B825M859M1.3B639M953M
Accounts Payable3.08B3.31B1.91B1.59B1.38B1.39B1.55B1.28B1.33B1.25B
Current Portion Long-Term Debt3.89B2.59B2.67B3.33B469M2.34B1.72B1.3B1.11B617M
Current Portion Capital Leases----------
Accrued Expenses1.45B1.43B1.03B1.09B771M882M881M857M650M822M
Income Taxes Payable637M1.25B503M638M469M400M460M635M577M724M
Other Current Liabilities2.1B2.1B1.65B1.51B969M1.19B1.11B1.11B1.28B860M
Total Current Liabilities
13.59B12.92B9.13B8.97B5.54B7.01B6.58B6.47B5.58B5.23B
Mortgages----------
Deferred Taxes/Income16.37B16.54B13.73B12.97B11.73B11.04B9.64B8.3B7.15B6.79B
Convertible Debt----------
Long-Term Debt44.46B42.63B24.69B20.84B21.34B19.27B18.65B18.15B18.13B16.82B
Non-Current Capital Leases----------
Other Long-Term Liabilities10.73B10.72B8.63B6.81B5.8B6.44B5.74B5.2B5.6B5.15B
Total Liabilities
85.15B82.97B56.18B49.58B44.41B43.77B40.61B38.12B36.46B33.99B
Minority Interest-164M--------
Preferred Stock1.69B1.97B1.51B1.35B1.13B1.08B1.08B707M707M1.08B
Common Stock Net5.04B4.95B4.57B4.54B4.46B4.39B4.33B4.22B4.1B3.89B
Capital Surplus10.47B9.66B6.28B5.96B5.36B4.86B4.41B3.7B3B1.89B
Retained Earnings8.89B10.36B10.01B9.61B9.51B9.63B8.97B8.37B7.89B7.61B
Treasury Stock36M31M142M26M250M450M17M15M15M12M
Other Liabilities-189M-180M-87M-89M-75M-123M-111M-70M-88M-105M
Shareholders Equity25.85B26.73B22.14B21.34B20.14B19.38B18.66B16.91B15.59B14.36B
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity111.01B109.7B78.32B70.92B64.55B63.15B59.27B55.03B52.05B48.35B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Most investors just check the Southern Company stock price, and Southern Company historical stock prices before investing. While share price is an important factor, one should also look at financials and valuation metrics like the Southern Company PE ratio chart. Below is a brief explanation of common balance sheet terms:

  • Assets: An asset is a resource that a corporation like Southern Company owns and has economic value. The two major types of assets are: fixed assets like real estate, plant and machinery and current assets like cash, marketable securities and inventory. The total asset value for SO stock as of 2017 is $111.01B. Its easy to associate the term with manufacturing companies, which invest a lot in factories and equipment. However, the same cannot be said about tech stocks.
  • Liabilities or obligations comprise of current liabilities that include short term loans, amounts payable to suppliers, or any other outstanding payments including long term liabilities that take into account long term loans for funding large projects. The total liabilities for Southern Company is $85.15B. Shareholders' equity comes under liabilities as it is money the company owes the holders of SO stock.

Southern Company Balance Sheet - Key Ratios

Current ratio
0.7
Debt to equity ratio
1.9
Asset turnover ratio
0.23
Receivables turnover
8.01
Price to book ratio
1.81