Industry: Electric Utilities
The Southern Company (SO) is a holding company that owns Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, and Mississippi Power Company, each of which operates as a public utility company. SO is the 16th largest utility company in the world, and the fourth largest in the United States. It operates and owns more than 42,000 megawatts of generation capacity and serves 4.3 million customers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The company was founded in 1945 and is based out of Atlanta, GA. Southern Company is subject to substantial regulation from federal, state and local regulatory agencies, and its costs of compliance with environmental laws are significant. Southern Company has never had a dividend cut, and it has been steadily increasing its dividend since 2002. It has been paying dividends since 1972. Southern Company pays its dividend quarterly.
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SO Payout History (Paid and Declared)
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