Moving on tracing line, Southern Company (NYSE:SO) need to consider for profitability analysis, in latest session share price swings at $49.22 with percentage change of -3.03%. Active Wall St. reported its post-earnings coverage on The Southern Co. (NYSE: SO). The firm posted its financial results for the third quarter fiscal 2016 (Q3 FY16) on October 31, 2016. The Atlanta, Georgia-based firm’s operating incomes and net income accessible to ordinary shareholders surged 16.0% y-o-y and 19.4% y-o-y.
The Co has positive 13.70% profit margin to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings. Gross profit margin and operating profit margin are its sub parts that firm have 71.70% and 25.40% respectively. SO has returns on investment of 6.30%. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 3.10 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -1.93%.
Waking on tracing line of previous stocks, NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) also making a luring appeal, share price swings at $22.26 with percentage change of -1.42% in most recent trading session.
The profit margin can answer significantly to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings, the Co has positive 9.90% profit margin that indicates every dollar of sales a firm actually keeps in earnings, and the larger number indicates improving and vise worse. Gross profit margin, operating profit margin are its sub parts that firm has 69.90% and 23.90% respectively. Moving toward returns ratio, NI has returns on investment of 5.20% which indicates firm’s investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.
While returns on assets calculated as 2.40% hat gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of 11.00%, which is measuring a corporation’s profitability by revealing how much profit generates by NI with the shareholders’ money. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.90 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 0.77%.
Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 0.50 and quick ratio was calculated as 0.30. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 2.03 for seeing its liquidity position. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.90 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of 0.77%.