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Company: SOUTHERN CO/THE (SO)

This page shows only data up to the final business day of 2018.

Additional financial information for this company can be found at:
Total number of dividends paid: 160.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually0
Semi-annually0
Quarterly160
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January0
February0
March40
April0
May0
June40
July0
August0
September40
October0
November0
December40

Cancellations/Discontinuations/Omissions:

StatusNumber
Cancelled0
Discontinued0
Omitted0

Dividends per share by year:

The number in parentheses is the number of non-special dividends declared/paid during that period.

How do I determine the "bumpiness" of a company?
Mathematically, I use the standard deviation around the arithmetic mean of the dividend raise percentages.
I have devised a "bumpiness metric" which will tell at a glance how smooth or bumpy a company's dividend history has been.
For you math geeks, the bumpiness is the standard deviation rounded to the nearest integer.
The result is a whole number that tells you whether a company's dividend history has been smooth or teeth-rattling.

YearDividends paidIncrease from previous yearCompound annual growth rate to 2018 fromBumpiness to 2018 fromMean to 2018 fromStandard deviation to 2018 from
1979$ 0.77000 (4) 2.936% 22.950%1.714
1980$ 0.78000 (4) 1.299% 2.979% 22.994%1.715
1981$ 0.81000 (4) 3.846% 2.956% 22.971%1.732
1982$ 0.83000 (4) 2.469% 2.969% 22.984%1.754
1983$ 0.86250 (4) 3.916% 2.943% 22.958%1.772
1984$ 0.91500 (4) 6.087% 2.851% 22.866%1.713
1985$ 0.97500 (4) 6.557% 2.741% 22.754%1.612
1986$ 1.03250 (4) 5.897% 2.644% 22.656%1.537
1987$ 1.07000 (4) 3.632% 2.612% 22.624%1.551
1988$ 1.07000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.701% 12.712%1.500
1989$ 1.07000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.795% 12.805%1.437
1990$ 1.07000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.896% 12.905%1.359
1991$ 1.07000 (4)NO CHANGE 3.005% 13.013%1.261
1992$ 1.10000 (4) 2.804% 3.013% 13.021%1.285
1993$ 1.14000 (4) 3.636% 2.988% 12.996%1.304
1994$ 1.18000 (4) 3.509% 2.966% 12.975%1.327
1995$ 1.22000 (4) 3.390% 2.948% 12.957%1.352
1996$ 1.26000 (4) 3.279% 2.933% 12.942%1.381
1997$ 1.30000 (4) 3.175% 2.922% 12.931%1.412
1998$ 1.34000 (4) 3.077% 2.914% 12.924%1.447
1999$ 1.34000 (4)NO CHANGE 3.069% 13.078%1.315
2000$ 1.34000 (4)NO CHANGE 3.243% 13.249%1.127
2001$ 1.34000 (4)NO CHANGE 3.437% 13.440%0.829
2002$ 1.35500 (4) 1.119% 3.583% 13.585%0.611
2003$ 1.38500 (4) 2.214% 3.675% 13.677%0.514
2004$ 1.41500 (4) 2.166% 3.784% 03.784%0.330
2005$ 1.47500 (4) 4.240% 3.749% 03.749%0.316
2006$ 1.53500 (4) 4.068% 3.722% 03.723%0.315
2007$ 1.59500 (4) 3.909% 3.705% 03.706%0.324
2008$ 1.66250 (4) 4.232% 3.653% 03.653%0.291
2009$ 1.73250 (4) 4.211% 3.591% 03.591%0.237
2010$ 1.80250 (4) 4.040% 3.535% 03.535%0.186
2011$ 1.87250 (4) 3.883% 3.485% 03.486%0.140
2012$ 1.94250 (4) 3.738% 3.443% 03.443%0.103
2013$ 2.01250 (4) 3.604% 3.411% 03.411%0.081
2014$ 2.08250 (4) 3.478% 3.395% 03.395%0.082
2015$ 2.15250 (4) 3.361% 3.406% 03.406%0.092
2016$ 2.22300 (4) 3.275% 3.471% 03.471%0.007
2017$ 2.30000 (4) 3.464% 3.478% 03.478%0.000
2018$ 2.38000 (4) 3.478%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 2.38000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$476.00
1.0%$238.00
1.5%$158.67
2.0%$119.00
2.5%$ 95.20
3.0%$ 79.33
3.5%$ 68.00
4.0%$ 59.50
4.5%$ 52.89
5.0%$ 47.60
5.5%$ 43.27
6.0%$ 39.67
6.5%$ 36.62
7.0%$ 34.00
7.5%$ 31.73
8.0%$ 29.75
8.5%$ 28.00
9.0%$ 26.44
9.5%$ 25.05
10.0%$ 23.80

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