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What Could Impact Southern Company’s Dividends?

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What Could Impact Southern Company’s Dividends? PART 3 OF 4

What’s Southern Company’s Payout Ratio?

Southern Company’s dividend statistics

Utilities generally yield higher because they distribute large portions of their earnings to shareholders. Southern Company (SO) pays out 86% of its earnings to shareholders, which isn’t uncommon for utilities. Peer Duke Energy (DUK) pays out nearly 83% of earnings to shareholders.

In comparison, NextEra Energy’s (NEE) payout ratio, stands near 53% and Dominion Resources’ (D) ratio is near 80%.

What&#8217;s Southern Company’s Payout Ratio?

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The payout ratio tells the percentage of total earnings a company pays to shareholders in the form of dividends.

To learn about Duke Energy’s dividends, read Duke Energy’s Dividends: Your Outlook for 2017.

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