Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

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, 2019)
Operating revenues $21.4 billion
Net Income (adjusted) $3.2 billion
Earnings Per Share (adjusted) $3.11
Average Shares Outstanding 1,046 million
Return on Average Common Equity (adjusted) 11.8 percent
Total Assets $118.7 billion
Operational Highlights (as of Dec 31, 2019)
Utility Customers and Sales Customers Energy sales (billions of kWh)
Residential 3.69 million 48.5
Commercial 549,000 49.1
Industrial 17,000 50.1
Other 12,000 0.73
Total electric customers 4.27 million 196.5
Gas distribution operations customers 4.277 million
Total Utility Customers 8.54million

42,000 MW of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume. Sources of generation (Q4 2019): 50% natural gas; 22% coal; 16% nuclear; 12% renewables/other.

The Southern Company system employs 28,000 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.