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How the Dividend Profiles of Southern Company and PPL Stack Up

Vincent Kruger
How the Dividend Profiles of Southern Company and PPL Stack Up

PPL’s payout ratio was 75% in the last 12 months, which was higher than its five-year average payout ratio of 65%. During the same time, Southern Company’s (SO) payout ratio was 76%. A payout ratio indicates a portion of a company’s profits distributed to shareholders in the form of dividends.