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Sonic Automotive Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.25 (-0.53%)
(As of 11/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
165,665 shs
Average Volume
313,447 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.93 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as a automotive retailer. Its services include sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts and performance of vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint and repair services and arrangement of extended service contracts, financing, insurance, vehicle protection products and other aftermarket products for automotive customers. The firm operates through the following segments: Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Franchised Dealerships segment provides comprehensive services, which include sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts and performance of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repairs, and paint and collision repair services. The EchoPark segment sales used cars and light trucks. The company was founded by Ollen Bruton Smith and Bryan Scott Smith in January 1997 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Automotive Retail
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.77 billion
Cash Flow
$5.72 per share
Book Value
$24.09 per share


Net Income
$-51.38 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$1.93 billion

Company Calendar

Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Fiscal Year End
Next Earnings (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

2.57 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

65th out of 273 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

7th out of 28 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 3.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sonic Automotive a buy right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sonic Automotive in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Sonic Automotive stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SAH, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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How has Sonic Automotive's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Sonic Automotive's stock was trading at $21.46 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SAH shares have increased by 118.3% and is now trading at $46.84.
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When is Sonic Automotive's next earnings date?

Sonic Automotive is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 16th 2022.
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How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 27th. The company reported $1.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.92 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $3.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.07 billion. Sonic Automotive had a net margin of 2.58% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 35.43%. Sonic Automotive's revenue was up 20.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.29 EPS.
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How often does Sonic Automotive pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Friday, January 14th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 14th.
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Is Sonic Automotive a good dividend stock?

Sonic Automotive pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.02%. Sonic Automotive has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Sonic Automotive is 6.73%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Sonic Automotive will have a dividend payout ratio of 5.49% next year. This indicates that Sonic Automotive will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for SAH?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Sonic Automotive's stock. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect Sonic Automotive's stock price to reach $47.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.4% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Sonic Automotive's key executives?

Sonic Automotive's management team includes the following people:
  • David Bruton Smith, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Jeff Dyke, President & Director
  • Heath R. Byrd, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Stephen K. Coss, Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
  • Steve Wittman, Chief Digital Retail Officer

What is O. Bruton Smith's approval rating as Sonic Automotive's CEO?

203 employees have rated Sonic Automotive CEO O. Bruton Smith on Glassdoor.com. O. Bruton Smith has an approval rating of 91% among Sonic Automotive's employees. This puts O. Bruton Smith in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Sonic Automotive own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Sonic Automotive investors own include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Pfizer (PFE), Target (TGT), AbbVie (ABBV), NVIDIA (NVDA), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Square (SQ), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Abbott Laboratories (ABT).

What is Sonic Automotive's stock symbol?

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

Who are Sonic Automotive's major shareholders?

Sonic Automotive's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.71%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.55%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.34%), LSV Asset Management (2.02%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.33%) and Millennium Management LLC (1.16%). Company insiders that own Sonic Automotive stock include David Bruton Smith, Heath Byrd, Jeff Dyke, Marcus G Smith and Victor H Doolan.
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Which major investors are selling Sonic Automotive stock?

SAH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., LSV Asset Management, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, and Heartland Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Sonic Automotive company stock in the last year include David Bruton Smith, Heath Byrd, and Jeff Dyke.
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Which major investors are buying Sonic Automotive stock?

SAH stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Callodine Capital Management LP, BlackRock Inc., Mutual of America Capital Management LLC, Clearline Capital LP, Luxor Capital Group LP, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, and Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership.
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How do I buy shares of Sonic Automotive?

Shares of SAH can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Sonic Automotive's stock price today?

One share of SAH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $46.84.

How much money does Sonic Automotive make?

Sonic Automotive has a market capitalization of $1.93 billion and generates $9.77 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $-51.38 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.13 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Sonic Automotive have?

Sonic Automotive employs 8,100 workers across the globe.

Does Sonic Automotive have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Sonic Automotive: AM GA LLC, AM Realty GA LLC, AnTrev LLC, Arngar Inc., Autobahn Inc., Avalon Ford Inc., Car Cash of North Carolina Inc., Cornerstone Acceptance Corporation, ECHOPARK: AM GA LLC, ECHOPARK: AM Realty GA LLC, ECHOPARK: EP Realty NC LLC, ECHOPARK: EP Realty SC LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark AZ LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark CA LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark Driver Education LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark FL LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark NC LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark Realty TX LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark SC LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark TX LLC, ECHOPARK: Echopark Automotive Inc., ECHOPARK: SAI DS LLC, ECHOPARK: SAI DS Realty TX LLC, ECHOPARK: SAI Vehicle Subscription Inc., ECHOPARK: TT Denver LLC, ECHOPARK: TTRE CO 1 LLC, FAA Beverly Hills Inc., FAA Capitol N Inc., FAA Concord H Inc., FAA Concord T Inc., FAA Dublin N Inc., FAA Dublin VWD Inc., FAA Holding Corp., FAA Las Vegas H Inc., FAA Poway H Inc., FAA Poway T Inc., FAA San Bruno Inc., FAA Santa Monica V Inc., FAA Serramonte H Inc., FAA Serramonte Inc., FAA Serramonte L Inc., FAA Stevens Creek Inc., FAA Torrance CPJ Inc., FirstAmerica Automotive Inc., Fort Mill Ford Inc., Franciscan Motors Inc., Frontier Oldsmobile-Cadillac Inc., Kramer Motors Incorporated, L Dealership Group Inc., Marcus David Corporation, Massey Cadillac Inc. 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When was Sonic Automotive founded?

Sonic Automotive was founded in 1997.

What is Sonic Automotive's official website?

The official website for Sonic Automotive is www.sonicautomotive.com.

Where are Sonic Automotive's headquarters?

Sonic Automotive is headquartered at 4401 COLWICK ROAD, CHARLOTTE NC, 28211.

How can I contact Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive's mailing address is 4401 COLWICK ROAD, CHARLOTTE NC, 28211. The company can be reached via phone at (704) 566-2400, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 302-655-5049.

This page was last updated on 11/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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