Southern Co (SO)
The Southern Co. is a holding company, which engages in the sale of electricity. It operates through the following segments: Traditional Electric Operating Companies, Southern Power, Southern Company Gas, and All Other. The Traditional Electric Operating Companies segment refers to vertically integrated utilities that own generation, transmission and distribution facilities, and supplies electric services in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The Southern Power segment constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets such as renewable energy projects and sells electricity in the wholesale market. The Southern Company Gas segment distributes natural gas through natural gas distribution facilities in the states of Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland. The All Other segment covers segments below the quantitative threshold. The company was founded on November 9, 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Long a staple of many Australian portfolios and super funds, the ‘Big Australian’ has significantly underperformed the ASX200 over the last few years. Culminating in an annus horribilis in 2015 that saw shareholder value fall by nearly half, BHP’s share price has since staged a strong recovery, and is currently trading around the $23-24 mark after climbing out of the $14 depths it reached in early 2016. Similarly, its 2017 dividend has been announced as 52c/share, comparing favourably with 2016’s disappointing 22c payout. Despite the near 100% rise in 2016, BHP has still significantly underperformed the broader SP/ASX200 index over the last few years.
Friday, January 29, 2016
On 18 January Shine Corporation (SHJ) announced that they were expecting a material reduction in forecast earnings as a result of a review of their cash flow assumptions. The stock was suspended pending the outcome of this review.
This experience highlights the importance of using the Skaffold Cashflow evaluation screen to cross check just how robust the reported profits really are. Shine has consistently shown operating cash flow of less than 40 per cent of profits and produced a funding gap every year.
Monday, December 08, 2014
The S&P Dow Jones Indicies December 2014 Quarterly Rebalance occurred last week. Why do you need to know this?
The mandates for some fund managers require them to hold a position in companies in one of the indexes. So as soon as a company moves into an index, all of a sudden its on the radar of dozens, possibly hundreds, of institutional fund managers controlling a large chunk of Australia’s superannuation pie.
Monday, September 01, 2014
The past 12 months or so have seen a record number of floats on the sharemarket.
With about $14 billion worth of initial public offerings over the past year, it is the biggest year since the GFC for bringing companies to market.
In the main, investors have been well rewarded. Of the bigger listings, catering and cleaning business Spotless Group, the credit reporting business Veda Group, Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia and Healthscope, the hospital, medical centre and pathology operator, have share prices trading significantly above their float prices.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
When are your companies due to report their full year (or interim) results? Check out Skaffold’s full year reporting season calendarto find out.
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Skaffold members can know about updates to Skaffold Scores and intrinsic value estimates (plus share price changes) as they happen. At Skaffold its what we use to find new opportunities and keep you updated right through reporting season.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Today when you login to Skaffold we’ll take you straight into the members area of the website.
Your personalised homepage is filled with our latest news bites. In the left menu hover over the SKAFFOLD menu to uncover alerts, votes and our neat portfolio import tool.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
With confidence in Australia’s building industry at six-year highs, there’s never been a better time to reassess the fortunes of listed stocks significantly exposed to the much-beleaguered construction sector.
If the economic data responsible for driving the construction sector forward is any indicator, the momentum of cautious optimism looks set to continue.
Of the 23 ASX-listed stocks with varying exposure to residential property, just five achieve Skaffold’s preferred A1, A2, B1 and B2 scores for balance sheet quality and business performance. They are Leighton Holdings (LEI), Reece Australia (REH), Finbar Group (FRI), Beacon Lighting Group Ltd (BLX) and Tamawood (TWD).
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Over the last month more than 825 companies in Skaffold Global have updated to reflect their latest interim or full year financial results. Of those 825 stocks, 344 have seen their Skaffold Scores change.
Microsoft (MSFT) and biopharmaceutical manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) have joined the US A1 club, alongside Boeing Company (BA), Mastercard (MA) and Eli Lilly (LLY). In Europe Hugo Boss (BOSS) fell from A1 to A2 whilst London-listed gambling company William Hill jumped from B2 (2011 full year to A1.
Friday, July 12, 2013
August reporting season is the busiest time of year for stock market investors. More than 60% of ASX-listed companies will release their full year results in August, with the smaller mining stocks reporting by 13 September 2013.
Skaffold’s reporting season calendar is now live and will be updated daily over the next few months. The calendar lists the most popular ASX-listed companies and their expected report date. Click here to view the calendar now.