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: $18.25
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $18.24
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $17.64
  • 52-Week Range: $15.68 - $25.77
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.28
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 7.97
  • P/E Growth: 29.20
  • Market Cap: $829.41M
  • Outstanding Shares: 45,447,000
  • Beta: 1.81
  • Net Margins: 0.99%
  • Return on Equity: 14.65%
  • Return on Assets: 2.93%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.26%
  • Current Ratio: 1.07%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.21%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $23.00 (26.03% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/19/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/21/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$24.00View Rating Details
11/9/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeSell -> Neutral$27.00View Rating Details
9/9/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
7/22/2015Bank of America Corp.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$28.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016ListenView 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)


Earnings Estimates for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.10 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.29 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$0.66$0.70$0.69
Q1 20171$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q2 20171$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q3 20171$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q4 20171$0.73$0.73$0.73
Q1 20181$0.47$0.47$0.47
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.10%
Dividend Growth:-7.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:10.26% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
9.52% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
8.73% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(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: 65.87%
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)


Latest Headlines for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
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Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Chart for Friday, October, 21, 2016

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