NYSE:SAH - Sonic Automotive Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $17.77 +1.92 (+12.11 %) (As of 04/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$15.85Today's Range$16.10 - $17.8652-Week Range$12.78 - $23.60Volume388,900 shsAverage Volume205,719 shsMarket Capitalization$763.13 millionP/E Ratio9.80Dividend Yield2.52%Beta1.47 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Franchised Dealerships segment is involved in the sale of new and used cars and light trucks, and replacement parts; provision of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repair, and paint and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance, and other aftermarket products. The EchoPark segment sells used cars and light trucks; and arranges finance and insurance product sales in pre-owned vehicle specialty retail locations. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated 108 new vehicle franchises representing 25 brands of cars and light trucks 18 collision repair centers in 13 states; and 8 EchoPark stores. Sonic Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Receive SAH News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SAH and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:SAH Previous Symbol CUSIP83545G10 CIK1043509 Webwww.sonicautomotive.com Phone704-566-2400Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.12 Current Ratio1.02 Quick Ratio0.24Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.80 Forward P/E Ratio10.21 P/E Growth1.48 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$9.95 billion Price / Sales0.08 Cash Flow$4.6763 per share Price / Cash Flow3.80 Book Value$19.25 per share Price / Book0.92Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.77 Net Income$51.65 million Net Margins0.52% Return on Equity9.66% Return on Assets2.05%Miscellaneous Employees9,700 Outstanding Shares42,945,000Market Cap$763.13 million Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Frequently Asked Questions 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This is a positive change from Sonic Automotive's previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. View Sonic Automotive's Dividend History. How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter? Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE:SAH) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 25th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $2.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.42 billion. Sonic Automotive had a net margin of 0.52% and a return on equity of 9.66%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.26 EPS. View Sonic Automotive's Earnings History. When is Sonic Automotive's next earnings date? Sonic Automotive is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sonic Automotive. What guidance has Sonic Automotive issued on next quarter's earnings? Sonic Automotive issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Sunday, February, 17th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.74-0.78 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.89. What price target have analysts set for SAH? 3 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Sonic Automotive's shares. Their predictions range from $14.00 to $19.00. On average, they expect Sonic Automotive's share price to reach $17.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Sonic Automotive. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sonic Automotive? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sonic Automotive in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View Analyst Ratings for Sonic Automotive. Has Sonic Automotive been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about SAH stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Sonic Automotive earned a news impact score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Sonic Automotive's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Sonic Automotive include Lithia Motors (LAD), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Camping World (CWH), Fincera (YUANF), America's Car-Mart (CRMT), TravelCenters of America (TA), Lazydays (LAZY) and Lentuo International (LASLY). 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 Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Ford Motor (F), Intel (INTC), Pfizer (PFE), Transocean (RIG), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), FireEye (FEYE), iPass (IPAS), Texas Instruments (TXN) and Xilinx (XLNX). Who are Sonic Automotive's key executives? Sonic Automotive's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. O. Bruton Smith, Co-Founder & Exec. Chairman (Age 92)Mr. David Bruton Smith, CEO & Director (Age 44)Mr. Frank J. Dyke, Pres (Age 52)Mr. B. Scott Smith, Co-Founder (Age 51)Mr. Heath R. Byrd, EVP, Chief Accounting Officer & CFO (Age 53) Who are Sonic Automotive's major shareholders? Sonic Automotive's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Strs Ohio (0.10%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.04%), BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA (0.02%) and Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Sonic Automotive stock include Heath Byrd, Jeff Dyke and O Bruton Smith. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Sonic Automotive. Which institutional investors are selling Sonic Automotive stock? SAH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sonic Automotive. Which institutional investors are buying Sonic Automotive stock? SAH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Denali Advisors LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA and Strs Ohio. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sonic Automotive. 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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Sonic Automotive's stock price today? One share of SAH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $17.77. How big of a company is Sonic Automotive? Sonic Automotive has a market capitalization of $763.13 million and generates $9.95 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $51.65 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.77 on an earnings per share basis. Sonic Automotive employs 9,700 workers across the globe. What is Sonic Automotive's official website? The official website for Sonic Automotive is http://www.sonicautomotive.com. 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 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Sonic Automotive (NYSE SAH)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 165 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 281 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 446MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sonic Automotive and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SAH will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SAH will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 4/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is included in the gross domestic product?