Sonic Automotive Company Profile (NYSE:SAH)

About Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive logoSonic Automotive, Inc. is an automotive retailer in the United States. The Company's operating segments include Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Company's Franchised Dealerships segment consists of traditional retail automotive franchises that sell new and used vehicles, replacement parts and vehicle repair and maintenance services, and finance and insurance products. The EchoPark segment consists of standalone pre-owned specialty retail locations that provide customers an opportunity to search, buy, service and sell their pre-owned vehicles. The Company's dealerships provide services, including sales of both new and used cars, and light trucks; sales of replacement parts; performance of vehicle maintenance; manufacturer warranty repairs; paint and collision repair services, and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance and other aftermarket products for its customers. The Company's specialty retail locations operate under the EchoPark brand.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Auto Dealerships
  • Sub-Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: SAH
  • CUSIP: 83545G10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $23.75
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $23.27
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $20.11
  • 52-Week Range: $16.01 - $24.55
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.99
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.94
  • P/E Growth: 23.84
  • Market Cap: $1.07B
  • Outstanding Shares: 44,870,000
  • Beta: 1.58
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 0.90%
  • Return on Equity: 13.54%
  • Return on Assets: 2.68%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.23%
  • Current Ratio: 1.06%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.20%
Additional Links:
Companies Related to Sonic Automotive:

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $18.00 (24.21% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
Show:
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/10/2017CL KingDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
10/19/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/21/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$24.00View Rating Details
11/9/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeSell -> Neutral$27.00View Rating Details
9/9/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
7/22/2015Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$28.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/20/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/21/2017Q416$0.62$2.51 billionListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q316$0.54$0.47$2.48 billion$2.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$0.50$0.50$2.48 billion$2.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$0.39$0.39$2.32 billion$2.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q415$0.58$0.61$2.46 billion$2.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.47$0.53$2.44 billion$2.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2015Q215$0.47$0.46$2.43 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2015Q115$0.38$0.37$2.21 billion$2.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414$0.62$0.63$2.45 billion$2.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q314$0.48$0.47$2.37 billion$2.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$0.53$0.51$2.37 billion$2.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2014Q114$0.41$0.38$2.16 billion$2.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.59$0.67$2.37 billion$2.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2013Q313$0.50$0.50$2.29 billion$2.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$0.52$0.50$2.28 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2013Q1 2013$0.42$0.41$2.08 billion$2.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/20/2013Q4 2012$0.50$0.52$2.33 billion$2.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2012$0.41$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2012$0.33$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012$0.38$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$0.31$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$0.35$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.25$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$0.26$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.98 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.17 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.36$0.41$0.38
Q2 20163$0.45$0.49$0.47
Q3 20163$0.54$0.60$0.56
Q4 20163$0.63$0.70$0.68
Q1 20171$0.41$0.41$0.41
Q2 20171$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q3 20171$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q4 20171$0.72$0.72$0.72
Q1 20181$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q2 20181$0.51$0.51$0.51
Q3 20181$0.67$0.67$0.67
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:0.84%
Dividend Growth:35.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:10.93% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
10.10% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
9.22% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
11/1/2016quarterly$0.0512/13/201612/15/20161/13/2017
7/26/2016quarterly$0.051.1%9/13/20169/15/201610/14/2016
4/26/2016quarterly$0.051.06%6/13/20166/15/20167/15/2016
2/23/2016quarterly$0.051.09%3/11/20163/15/20164/15/2016
10/28/2015quarterly$0.0412/11/201512/15/20151/15/2016
7/20/2015quarterly$0.030.42%9/11/20159/15/201510/15/2015
4/21/2015quarterly$0.030.41%6/11/20156/15/20157/15/2015
2/24/2015quarterly$0.030.4%3/11/20153/13/20154/15/2015
10/21/2014quarterly$0.030.45%12/11/201412/15/20141/15/2015
7/22/2014quarterly$0.030.4%9/11/20149/15/201410/15/2014
4/22/2014quarterly$0.030.42%6/11/20146/13/20147/15/2014
2/19/2014quarterly$0.030.43%3/12/20143/14/20144/15/2014
10/21/2013quarterly$0.030.41%12/11/201312/13/20131/15/2014
7/23/2013quarterly$0.030.45%9/11/20139/13/201310/15/2013
4/23/2013quarterly$0.030.47%6/12/20136/14/20137/15/2013
2/20/2013quarterly$0.030.44%3/13/20133/15/20134/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 29.32%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 65.90%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/24/2016O Bruton SmithInsiderBuy50,000$16.83$841,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016O Bruton SmithInsiderBuy50,000$16.74$837,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Victor H DoolanDirectorSell3,500$19.48$68,180.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Bryan Scott SmithCEOSell124,778$25.02$3,121,945.56View SEC Filing  
3/24/2015Bryan Scott SmithInsiderSell37,500$25.05$939,375.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015David Bruton SmithVice ChairmanSell8,000$25.03$200,240.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2014Bryan Scott SmithInsiderSell37,500$27.00$1,012,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014O Bruton SmithCEOBuy10,000$24.20$242,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014O Bruton SmithCEOBuy10,000$24.10$241,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2014Jeff DykeEVPSell20,000$27.00$540,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014David Bruton SmithChairmanSell10,000$24.17$241,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Heath ByrdCFOSell2,774$23.52$65,244.48View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013William I BelkDirectorSell2,000$23.41$46,820.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
DateHeadline
4-traders.com logoSonic Automotive Inc : annual earnings release (NYSE:SAH)
www.4-traders.com - February 16 at 7:22 PM
4-traders.com logoSonic Automotive Inc : annual earnings release (NYSE:SAH)
www.4-traders.com - February 16 at 7:22 PM
bizjournals.com logoSonic Automotive celebrates $28M renovations at Mercedes Benz, BMW dealerships in Denver (photos) (NYSE:SAH)
www.bizjournals.com - February 16 at 7:22 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or (NYSE:SAH)
biz.yahoo.com - February 16 at 7:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Involving Possible Breaches of Delaware Law by the Board of Sonic Automotive, Inc. -- SAH (NYSE:SAH)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 7:22 PM
bizjournals.com logoMLS exec 'impressed' by Charlotte bid group (NYSE:SAH)
www.bizjournals.com - February 2 at 12:36 AM
marketnewsvideo.com logoYieldBoost SAH To 15.3% Using Options (NYSE:SAH)
www.marketnewsvideo.com - January 21 at 4:29 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release Of 2016 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results (NYSE:SAH)
finance.yahoo.com - January 20 at 11:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSonic Automotive downgraded by CL King (NYSE:SAH)
finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 10:22 PM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Sonic Automotive, Inc. : December 14, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - December 14 at 9:58 PM
nasdaq.com logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Leggett & Platt, Service Corp. International and Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
www.nasdaq.com - December 9 at 7:35 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Termination of a Material Defini (NYSE:SAH)
biz.yahoo.com - December 6 at 8:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlog Coverage Penske Set to Expand Automotive Portfolio; Announced Acquisition of CarSense (NYSE:SAH)
finance.yahoo.com - December 2 at 11:47 AM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SAH-US : November 11, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - November 11 at 10:11 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Sonic Automotive, Inc. : November 4, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - November 4 at 6:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSonic Automotive (SAH) Misses on Q3 Earnings, Cuts View (NYSE:SAH)
finance.yahoo.com - November 4 at 11:06 AM
News IconSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Updates Q4 Earnings Guidance (NYSE:SAH)
discover-usa.net - November 3 at 11:34 AM
News IconSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.07 EPS (NYSE:SAH)
magseriesusa.net - November 3 at 11:34 AM
News IconSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Stock Price Down 5.3% Following Weak Earnings (NYSE:SAH)
www.perspectivabetica.com - November 3 at 11:34 AM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. :SAH-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 3, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - November 3 at 11:34 AM
bizjournals.com logoRecalls, weak BMW sales hurt Sonic 3Q earnings (NYSE:SAH)
www.bizjournals.com - November 1 at 7:29 PM
cnbc.com logoSonic Automotive misses 3Q profit forecasts (NYSE:SAH)
www.cnbc.com - November 1 at 7:29 PM
seekingalpha.com logoSonic Automotive (SAH) Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:SAH)
seekingalpha.com - November 1 at 7:29 PM
bizjournals.com logoSingle pricing, double whammys and the EchoPark roll-out: 3 takeaways from Sonic Automotive’s 3rd quarter (NYSE:SAH)
www.bizjournals.com - November 1 at 7:29 PM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SAH-US : October 28, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - October 28 at 11:00 AM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. : SAH-US: Dividend Analysis : September 15th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : October 14, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - October 14 at 6:55 PM
publicnow.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release Of 2016 Third Quarter Results (NYSE:SAH)
www.publicnow.com - October 11 at 7:30 PM
4-traders.com logoSonic Automotive : Use Perle Ethernet Extenders in Project to Reduce the Time It Takes to Purchase a Car (NYSE:SAH)
www.4-traders.com - September 29 at 7:02 PM
thestreet.com logoCan CarMax Rise Above an Earnings Miss? (NYSE:SAH)
www.thestreet.com - September 23 at 6:37 PM
nasdaq.com logoAdd Up The Parts: XRT Could Be Worth $50 (NYSE:SAH)
www.nasdaq.com - September 12 at 6:45 PM
4-traders.com logoSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC : ex-dividend day (NYSE:SAH)
www.4-traders.com - September 12 at 6:45 PM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:SAH) : September 9, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - September 9 at 6:47 PM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SAH-US : September 8, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - September 8 at 11:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSonic Automotive Rises Most Amid Gains for Car-Dealer Stocks (NYSE:SAH)
finance.yahoo.com - September 7 at 7:17 PM
thestreet.com logo5 Stocks With Big Insider Buying (NYSE:SAH)
www.thestreet.com - September 1 at 10:20 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Sonic Automotive, Inc. : August 26, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - August 26 at 6:55 PM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. :SAH-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 10, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - August 10 at 7:47 PM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SAH-US : August 3, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - August 3 at 7:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC Financials (NYSE:SAH)
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 7:38 PM
seekingalpha.com logoSonic Automotive (SAH) Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:SAH)
seekingalpha.com - July 27 at 10:20 AM
bizjournals.com logoSonic Automotive sees profit jump, earnings meet expectations (NYSE:SAH)
www.bizjournals.com - July 27 at 9:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of SAH earnings conference call or presentation 26-Jul-16 3:00pm GMT (NYSE:SAH)
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 1:26 PM
rttnews.com logoSonic Automotive Inc Profit Rises 54% In Q2 (NYSE:SAH)
www.rttnews.com - July 26 at 10:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSonic Automotive meets 2Q profit forecasts (NYSE:SAH)
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 10:39 AM
fidaily.com logoShares Trading down at $16.68 (SAH) Sonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release… (NYSE:SAH)
www.fidaily.com - July 6 at 11:53 AM
publicnow.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release Of 2016 Second Quarter Results (NYSE:SAH)
www.publicnow.com - July 6 at 7:51 AM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SAH-US : July 4, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - July 4 at 8:22 AM
thestreet.com logoHere's When to Sell These 5 Toxic Stocks (NYSE:SAH)
www.thestreet.com - July 1 at 7:23 AM
bizjournals.com logoCar dealers rev up in Denver area (NYSE:SAH)
www.bizjournals.com - June 24 at 7:21 PM
capitalcube.com logoSonic Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SAH-US : June 22, 2016 (NYSE:SAH)
www.capitalcube.com - June 22 at 8:16 AM

Social

What is Sonic Automotive's stock symbol?

Sonic Automotive trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SAH."

How often does Sonic Automotive pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share on Friday, January 13th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 13th.

Where is Sonic Automotive's stock going? Where will Sonic Automotive's stock price be in 2017?

2 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Sonic Automotive's shares. Their predictions range from $18.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect Sonic Automotive's stock price to reach $18.00 in the next twelve months.

When will Sonic Automotive announce their earnings?

Sonic Automotive is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February, 21st 2017.

Who owns Sonic Automotive stock?

Sonic Automotive's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.49%), Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (5.79%), RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC (4.09%), FMR LLC (2.73%), State Street Corp (1.70%) and Pacific Global Investment Management CO (0.67%). Company insiders that own Sonic Automotive stock include Bryan Scott Smith, David Bruton Smith, O Bruton Smith and Victor H Doolan.

Who sold Sonic Automotive stock? Who is selling Sonic Automotive stock?

Sonic Automotive's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Zebra Capital Management LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, State Street Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Pacific Global Investment Management CO, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY and Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC.

Who bought Sonic Automotive stock? Who is buying Sonic Automotive stock?

Sonic Automotive's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Cascade Investment Advisors Inc., Trexquant Investment LP, Comerica Bank and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

How do I buy Sonic Automotive stock?

Shares of Sonic Automotive can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Sonic Automotive stock cost?

One share of Sonic Automotive stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.75.

Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Chart for Monday, February, 20, 2017


Institutional Ownership Chart

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)

Earnings History Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)

Dividend History Chart

Dividend Payments by Quarter for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)

Last Updated on 2/20/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff