The Southern Company

United States of America Country flag United States of America
Sector: Conventional Electricity
Ticker: SO
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Market multiple valuation of The Southern Company ( SO | USA)

The most common multiple used in the valuation of stocks is the P/Earnings NTM multiple (Price to Earnings). P/E relates the current share price with the market expectations in terms of Earnings Per Share. This multiple is used to compare a company's market value with its earnings. A company with a high P/Earnings NTM is considered to be overvalued; a company with a low P/Earnings NTM is considered to be undervalued.
The P/Earnings NTM ratio of The Southern Company is higher than the median of its peer group: around 16.00. The company valuation of The Southern Company according to these metrics is above the market valuation of its peer group.
The P/Earnings NTM ratio of The Southern Company is significantly higher than the average of its sector (Conventional Electricity): 12.70. The company valuation of The Southern Company according to these metrics is way above the market valuation of its sector.
The P/Earnings NTM ratio of The Southern Company is slightly higher than its historical 5-year average: 17.6. The (current) company valuation of The Southern Company is therefore consistent with its valuation average over the last five years.

P/E Last P/E (e) 2023P/E NTM
The Southern CompanyFree trialFree trialFree trial
International PeersFree trialFree trialFree trial
Conventional Electricity13.4512.6612.70
United States of America6.019.069.24
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SODJIARel. Perf.
International Peers - The Southern Company
Company NameCtryMarket
last (mUSD)
The Southern CompanyUSA72 974
International Peers Median0.65
Entergy CorporationUSA28 063
American Electric Power...USA43 882
Exelon CorporationUSA38 965
Duke Energy Corp.USA70 494
Dominion Energy, Inc.USA43 604
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The Southern Company
Intl. Peers
U.S Patents No. 7,882,001 & 8,082,201
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About Market Multiples

Many methods can be used to value a company. In reality, business valuation is often a combination of these different approaches. One of the most widely used quantitative methods is the market multiples method. The market valuation is utilized generally as a primary market input, to provide an objective starting point for the valuation. Put simply, this method multiplies the sales or profits of a business by an industry averaged multiplier to calculate the Market Value of the business.
Current multiples include:
- Historical multiples based on standardized financials for the last completed fiscal period: Last, Last Twelve Months (LTM);
- Forward multiples based on consensus estimates for the current fiscal period and next ones: Next Twelve Months (NTM), FY0, FY1.
Current multiples based on per-share metrics (such as earnings per share or book value per share) are calculated using the last closing price, while current multiples based on company-level metrics (such as net sales, EBIT or EBITDA) are calculated using the current market cap or EV (Enterprise Value).