Sonic Corp. Company Profile (NASDAQ:SONC)

About Sonic Corp.

Sonic Corp. logoSonic Corp. operates and franchises a chain of drive-in restaurants in the United States. The Company has around 3,512 Sonic Drive-Ins in 44 states of the United States. The Company's product categories include Burgers, Coneys and Hot Dogs, Chicken, Breakfast, Snacks and Sides, Drinks, Ice Cream, and Wacky Pack. The Company's products include SONIC Cheeseburger, SuperSONIC Double Cheeseburger, Chili Cheese Coney, Chicago Dog, Garlic Parmesan Boneless Wings, Buffalo Boneless Wings, BREAKFAST TOASTER, SuperSONIC Breakfast Burrito, Natural-Cut Fries, Onion Rings, Minute Maid Cranberry Juice Slush, DR PEPPER, SONIC Energy Zero Calorie, OREO & Cake Shake, Banana Split Master Blast, and Waffle Cone Sundae with Chocolate & Reeses Cups, among others. The Company offers Wacky Pack for kids. The Company also offers SONIC Wacky application, which is available on Google Play and iTunes App Store.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sub-Industry: Restaurants
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: SONC
  • CUSIP: 83545110
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $27.54
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $25.54
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $27.22
  • 52-Week Range: $21.12 - $36.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.90
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.04
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
  • Market Cap: $1.29B
  • Outstanding Shares: 45,758,000
  • Beta: 1.47
  • Net Margins: 10.57%
  • Return on Equity: -136.77%
  • Return on Assets: 10.04%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -7.87%
  • Current Ratio: 1.84%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.80%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.36)
Consensus Price Target: $30.90 (9.38% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
12/2/2016Longbow ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
10/26/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$28.00 -> $26.00View Rating Details
10/25/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$27.00 -> $25.00View Rating Details
10/25/2016Canaccord GenuityLower Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
10/25/2016StephensDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$32.00 -> $26.00View Rating Details
10/25/2016Telsey Advisory GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$36.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
9/28/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$40.00 -> $33.00View Rating Details
9/28/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetUnderweight$30.00 -> $25.00View Rating Details
6/24/2016Bank of America Corp.Lower Price TargetBuy$36.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/6/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Boost Price TargetOverweight$37.00 -> $42.00View Rating Details
10/20/2015GuggenheimBoost Price TargetBuy$34.00 -> $36.00View Rating Details
6/24/2015Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$30.00 -> $33.00View Rating Details
5/28/2015WunderlichReiterated RatingBuy$39.00View Rating Details
12/22/2014William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 12/9/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2016Q4$0.44$0.45$167.15 million$162.12 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/23/2016Q3$0.42$0.43$165.24 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/29/2016Q216$0.16$0.18$133.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/5/2016Q116$0.23$0.24$145.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2015Q4$0.42$0.43$175.33 million$175.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/22/2015Q315$0.36$0.36$164.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/24/2015Q215$0.12$0.13$123.58 million$126.22 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/6/2015Q115$0.16$0.18$139.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q4$0.34$0.34$161.00 million$163.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/23/2014Q314$0.29$0.30$148.55 million$152.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/24/2014Q214$0.06$0.07$110.87 million$109.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/6/2014Q1$0.13$0.13$127.99 million$126.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2013Q413$0.30$0.30$155.78 million$158.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/24/2013Q3 2013$0.26$0.26$147.54 million$146.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/25/2013Q2 2013$0.05$0.05$112.72 million$111.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/3/2013Q1 2013$0.11$0.11$126.29 million$126.01 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2012$0.24$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/20/2012$0.22$0.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/21/2012$0.02$0.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/4/2012$0.09$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2011$0.22$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/22/2011$0.18$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/22/2011$0.03$0.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/4/2011$0.10$0.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.25 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.41 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q2 20163$0.43$0.44$0.44
Q3 20163$0.42$0.49$0.44
Q4 20163$0.44$0.45$0.44
Q1 20173$0.21$0.22$0.22
Q2 20173$0.14$0.16$0.15
Q3 20173$0.42$0.44$0.43
Q4 20173$0.46$0.48$0.47
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC)
Annual Dividend:$0.56
Dividend Yield:1.98%
Payout Ratio:43.08% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
44.80% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
39.72% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.03%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 99.98%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/27/2016Craig Jeffrey MillerInsiderSell25,394$30.00$761,820.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016Kathy L TaylorDirectorBuy10,000$29.85$298,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2016Craig Jeffrey MillerInsiderSell25,700$35.53$913,121.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell45,005$34.96$1,573,374.80View SEC Filing  
4/20/2016Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell3,895$35.00$136,325.00View SEC Filing  
4/19/2016Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell51,100$35.05$1,791,055.00View SEC Filing  
4/13/2016Paige S BassSVPSell17,800$35.15$625,670.00View SEC Filing  
4/5/2016J Clifford HudsonCEOSell42,421$35.22$1,494,067.62View SEC Filing  
4/4/2016Carolyn C CumminsVPSell2,000$35.71$71,420.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2016J Clifford HudsonCEOSell93,741$35.27$3,306,245.07View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Carolyn C CumminsVPSell8,000$32.12$256,960.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Kate S. LavelleDirectorSell6,222$29.85$185,726.70View SEC Filing  
1/13/2016Robert M. RosenbergDirectorSell10,125$29.72$300,915.00View SEC Filing  
1/11/2016Federico F. PenaDirectorSell10,125$29.80$301,725.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Robert M. RosenbergDirectorSell12,403$30.99$384,368.97View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Michelle E. BrittenVPSell5,508$29.30$161,384.40View SEC Filing  
12/3/2015Paige S. BassSVPSell15,456$29.76$459,970.56View SEC Filing  
12/2/2015Carolyn C. CumminsVPSell7,874$29.76$234,330.24View SEC Filing  
7/16/2015Stephen C VaughanInsiderSell21,250$29.06$617,525.00View SEC Filing  
7/13/2015Stephen C VaughanInsiderSell21,000$29.43$618,030.00View SEC Filing  
7/6/2015Stephen C VaughanInsiderSell13,287$27.90$370,707.30View SEC Filing  
7/1/2015Stephen C VaughanInsiderSell21,261$29.05$617,632.05View SEC Filing  
6/29/2015Stephen C VaughanInsiderSell16,220$29.33$475,732.60View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015Craig Jeffrey MillerInsiderSell35,945$31.56$1,134,424.20View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Stephen C VaughanCFOSell36,195$31.08$1,124,940.60View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Stephen C VaughanCFOSell4,192$31.00$129,952.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2015Stephen C VaughanCFOSell14,705$30.12$442,914.60View SEC Filing  
3/17/2015Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell48,600$32.93$1,600,398.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell32,307$32.61$1,053,531.27View SEC Filing  
3/10/2015Robert M RosenbergDirectorSell15,000$32.19$482,850.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Michelle E BrittenVPSell2,110$30.93$65,262.30View SEC Filing  
1/23/2015Michael J MaplesDirectorSell4,149$31.09$128,992.41View SEC Filing  
1/22/2015Michael J MaplesDirectorSell25,048$30.93$774,734.64View SEC Filing  
1/16/2015Stephen C VaughanCFOSell77,702$31.54$2,450,721.08View SEC Filing  
1/15/2015Federico F PenaDirectorSell14,791$31.27$462,514.57View SEC Filing  
1/14/2015J Clifford HudsonCEOSell190,000$31.57$5,998,300.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2015Carolyn C CumminsVPSell2,000$31.24$62,480.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2015Federico F PenaDirectorSell10,125$30.80$311,850.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014Pedro Claudia SanVPSell11,366$26.16$297,334.56View SEC Filing  
12/11/2014Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell4,751$26.84$127,516.84View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell10,249$27.62$283,077.38View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014Michelle E BrittenVPSell1,570$25.25$39,642.50View SEC Filing  
11/5/2014Robert M RosenbergDirectorSell25,125$25.30$635,662.50View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Stephen C VaughanCFOSell74,458$25.21$1,877,086.18View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014Paige S BassSVPSell61,802$24.70$1,526,509.40View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014Robert M RosenbergDirectorSell20,000$21.56$431,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell23,550$22.07$519,748.50View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell1,450$21.50$31,175.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2014Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell1,150$21.50$24,725.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014Kate S LavelleDirectorSell14,178$22.37$317,161.86View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014Carolyn C CumminsVPSell1,000$22.50$22,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Frank E Richardson IIIDirectorSell50,000$21.76$1,088,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/14/2014Pedro Claudia SanVPSell7,042$20.91$147,248.22View SEC Filing  
3/31/2014J Clifford HudsonCEOSell100,000$22.64$2,264,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Michelle BrittenVPSell1,500$20.53$30,795.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Carolyn CumminsVPSell4,240$20.00$84,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014Frank Richardson IIIDirectorSell6,667$20.66$137,740.22View SEC Filing  
2/26/2014Michael MaplesDirectorSell25,966$19.75$512,828.50View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Frank Richardson IIIDirectorSell90,400$19.00$1,717,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014Omar JanjuaInsiderSell98,807$17.89$1,767,657.23View SEC Filing  
1/24/2014Frank Richardson IIIDirectorSell9,600$19.14$183,744.00View SEC Filing  
1/23/2014Robert RosenbergDirectorSell35,000$19.93$697,550.00View SEC Filing  
1/22/2014Stephen VaughanCFOSell24,500$20.17$494,165.00View SEC Filing  
1/17/2014Frank Richardson IIIDirectorSell7,355$20.59$151,439.45View SEC Filing  
1/16/2014Douglas BenhamDirectorSell21,764$20.62$448,773.68View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Michelle BrittenVPSell4,181$20.00$83,620.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Robert RosenbergDirectorSell10,125$19.98$202,297.50View SEC Filing  
12/18/2013Federico PenaDirectorSell10,125$20.56$208,170.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Carolyn CumminsVPSell2,564$20.52$52,613.28View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Craig Jeffrey MillerInsiderSell31,503$20.44$643,921.32View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Craig Jeffrey MillerInsiderSell18,497$19.92$368,460.24View SEC Filing  
11/25/2013Kate LavelleDirectorSell5,014$19.88$99,678.32View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Michael MaplesDirectorSell38,347$19.78$758,503.66View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Douglas BenhamDirectorSell2,500$19.40$48,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Pedro Claudia SanVPSell20,971$19.10$400,546.10View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Kathy TaylorDirectorSell52,204$19.03$993,442.12View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Douglas BenhamDirectorSell66,034$19.20$1,267,852.80View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013Paige S BassVPSell44,306$18.75$830,737.50View SEC Filing  
9/23/2013J Clifford HudsonCEOSell300,000$18.44$5,532,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Carolyn CumminsVPSell1,500$18.29$27,435.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2013W Scott MclainInsiderSell9,098$12.51$113,815.98View SEC Filing  
4/9/2013Stephen C VaughanCFOSell16,584$12.38$205,309.92View SEC Filing  
1/30/2013Jeffrey SchutzDirectorSell21,065$11.15$234,874.75View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC) Chart for Friday, December, 9, 2016

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