Research Update: Southern Co. And Subsidiaries Rating Outlook Revised To Negative; 'A' Rating Affirmed May 13
- Language: English
- Published: May 2013
A generally constructive regulatory environment in Alabama; A large customer base; Strong operating performance; Competitive rate structure; Stable consolidated cash flows; and Operating and regulatory diversity on a consolidated basis. Large environmental compliance costs due to heavy reliance on coal generation; Material deferred fuel costs; and Aggressive adjusted consolidated debt leverage. The ratings on Alabama Power Co. (APC) reflect the consolidated credit profile of its parent, Southern Co., has an excellent business risk profile that is characterized by stable electric utility operations in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, which contribute more than 90% of consolidated operating income. Southern Co.'s business risk profile benefits from: operations in jurisdictions with generally constructive regulatory frameworks, strong operations, competitive rates and prudent and reasonably...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Alabama Power Co.,Georgia Power Co.,Gulf Power Co.,Mississippi Power Co.,Southern Electric Generating Co.,Southern Co.,Southern Co. Services Inc.,Southern Company Funding Corp.,Southern Power Co.
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Alabama Power Co.,Georgia Power Co.,Gulf Power Co.,Mississippi Power Co.,Southern Electric Generating Co.,Southern Co.,Southern Co. Services Inc.,Southern Company Funding Corp.,Southern Power Co.