Investor Fact Sheet

A Super-Regional Powerhouse

With more than 4.5 million customers, approximately 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity in service and a growing competitive generation business, the Southern Company system is a major source of energy in the southeastern U.S.

Our Major Businesses

Traditional Operating Companies
Our strong base includes transmission, distribution and approximately 37,800 megawatts of regulated generation. Plans exist for added capacity through 2020 to meet demand and maintain reliability.

Southern Power
Our competitive generation business has approximately 8,600 megawatts of natural gas genearting capacity and more than 1,950 megawatts of renewable generating capacity.

“Every decision we make is arrived at by asking one question: How does it benefit the families, businesses and communities we serve?”
– Tom Fanning, Chairman, President & CEO

Strong Financial Performance

Total Shareholder Return
10-Year 8.1%
20-Year 11.2%
30-Year 13.0%
Annualized returns for periods ending December 31, 2015. Source: Bloomberg; assumes all dividends (including Mirant spinoff proceeds) are reinvested and returns are compounded monthly.


  • In April 2016, increased dividend for the 15th consecutive year on an annualized basis to a rate of $2.24 per share. This makes 274 consecutive quarters - dating back to 1948 - that Southern Company will have paid a dividend to its shareholders equal to or greater than the previous quarter.

Financial Integrity

Goal of achieving an attractive risk-adjusted return, supported by a simple, transparent business model, sound financial policy and stable ‘A’ credit ratings.

  • Experienced management focuses on creating and delivering value.
  • Outperformed the S&P 500 Index for total share¬holder return in 10-year, 20-year and 30-year periods ended December 31, 2015.
  • A large-cap, liquid, bellwether stock with a history of growth.
  • Southern Power’s conservative business model based on long-term contracts with solid, credit¬worthy counterparties.

Goals For Our Major Businesses

Strive to remain among the leaders in our industry, a reliable energy provider for customers and a solid investment for our stockholders.

Subsidiaries and Affiliates
Alabama Power
Georgia Power
Gulf Power
Mississippi Power
    Southern Power
Southern Nuclear
SouthernLINC Wireless

What Distinguishes Southern Company?

Energy Mix
Only electric utility in the U.S. committed to a full portfolio of carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal gasification, natural gas, solar, wind, biomass and energy efficiency.

FORTUNE Magazine
One of only two companies named in the top three Most Admired Electric and Gas Utilities in the U.S. in the last seven years.

American Customer Satisfaction Index
Consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction.

Growth in Renewables
Approximately 3,800 megawatts of renewable capacity (existing and under development). This includes the largest voluntary solar portfolio in the U.S. (at subsidiary Georgia Power).

Ranked among best employers for minorities, military and workers over 50.

Ranked among top sustainable energy companies in Southeast.