On Friday, Shares of The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) declined -0.38% to $51.96. The stock traded total volume of 3,708,918 shares lower than the average volume of 4.79M shares.
Southern Company recently stated fourth-quarter 2018 earnings of $278.0M, or 27 cents per share, contrast with earnings of $496.0M, or 49 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2017. Southern Company also stated full-year 2018 earnings of $2.23B, or $2.18 per share, contrast with earnings of $842.0M, or 84 cents per share, in 2017.
Excluding few items, Southern Company earned $256.0M, or 25 cents per share, during the fourth quarter of 2018, contrast with $509.0M, or 51 cents per share, during the fourth quarter of 2017. For the full-year 2018, excluding these items, Southern Company earned $3.13B, or $3.07 per share, contrast with earnings of $3.02B, or $3.02 per share, in 2017.
Fourth quarter 2018 operating revenues were $5.34B, contrast with $5.63B for the fourth quarter of 2017, a decrease of 5.2 percent. Operating revenues for the full year 2018 were $23.500B, contrast with $23.03B in 2017, a boost of 2.0 percent.
SO has the market capitalization of $53.29B and its EPS growth ratio for the past five years was 2.80%. The return on assets ratio of the Company was 2.00% while its return on investment ratio stands at 5.20%. Price to sales ratio was 2.27 while 58.60% of the stock was owned by institutional investors.