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Company: SOUTHERN CO/THE (SO)

This page shows only data up to the final business day of 2019.

Additional financial information for this company can be found at:
Total number of dividends paid: 164.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually0
Semi-annually0
Quarterly164
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January0
February0
March41
April0
May0
June41
July0
August0
September41
October0
November0
December41

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 2019 fromBumpiness to 2019 fromMean to 2019 fromStandard deviation to 2019 from
1979$ 0.77000 (4) 2.946% 22.960%1.694
1980$ 0.78000 (4) 1.299% 2.989% 23.003%1.694
1981$ 0.81000 (4) 3.846% 2.967% 22.981%1.711
1982$ 0.83000 (4) 2.469% 2.980% 22.995%1.731
1983$ 0.86250 (4) 3.916% 2.954% 22.969%1.748
1984$ 0.91500 (4) 6.087% 2.866% 22.880%1.691
1985$ 0.97500 (4) 6.557% 2.759% 22.772%1.592
1986$ 1.03250 (4) 5.897% 2.666% 22.677%1.518
1987$ 1.07000 (4) 3.632% 2.636% 22.647%1.532
1988$ 1.07000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.722% 12.733%1.480
1989$ 1.07000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.814% 12.824%1.416
1990$ 1.07000 (4)NO CHANGE 2.912% 12.921%1.338
1991$ 1.07000 (4)NO CHANGE 3.018% 13.025%1.240
1992$ 1.10000 (4) 2.804% 3.026% 13.034%1.262
1993$ 1.14000 (4) 3.636% 3.002% 13.010%1.281
1994$ 1.18000 (4) 3.509% 2.982% 12.991%1.302
1995$ 1.22000 (4) 3.390% 2.965% 12.974%1.326
1996$ 1.26000 (4) 3.279% 2.952% 12.961%1.353
1997$ 1.30000 (4) 3.175% 2.942% 12.951%1.383
1998$ 1.34000 (4) 3.077% 2.935% 12.945%1.415
1999$ 1.34000 (4)NO CHANGE 3.084% 13.092%1.284
2000$ 1.34000 (4)NO CHANGE 3.249% 13.255%1.098
2001$ 1.34000 (4)NO CHANGE 3.433% 13.436%0.807
2002$ 1.35500 (4) 1.119% 3.570% 13.572%0.596
2003$ 1.38500 (4) 2.214% 3.656% 13.657%0.504
2004$ 1.41500 (4) 2.166% 3.756% 03.756%0.337
2005$ 1.47500 (4) 4.240% 3.721% 03.722%0.322
2006$ 1.53500 (4) 4.068% 3.695% 03.695%0.319
2007$ 1.59500 (4) 3.909% 3.677% 03.677%0.326
2008$ 1.66250 (4) 4.232% 3.626% 03.627%0.292
2009$ 1.73250 (4) 4.211% 3.568% 03.568%0.237
2010$ 1.80250 (4) 4.040% 3.516% 03.516%0.187
2011$ 1.87250 (4) 3.883% 3.470% 03.470%0.142
2012$ 1.94250 (4) 3.738% 3.432% 03.432%0.106
2013$ 2.01250 (4) 3.604% 3.403% 03.403%0.086
2014$ 2.08250 (4) 3.478% 3.388% 03.388%0.087
2015$ 2.15250 (4) 3.361% 3.395% 03.395%0.096
2016$ 2.22250 (4) 3.252% 3.442% 03.442%0.057
2017$ 2.30000 (4) 3.487% 3.420% 03.420%0.058
2018$ 2.38000 (4) 3.478% 3.361% 03.361%0.000
2019$ 2.46000 (4) 3.361%


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