Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive, as a Fortune 500 company and member of the Russell 2000 Index, is among the largest automotive retailers in the United States. These dealerships provide comprehensive services, including sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts, performance of vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint and collision repair services, and arrangement of extended warranty contracts, financing and insurance for the company's customers. Sonic Automotive operates over 100 dealerships spread across 14 states and 25 major metropolitan markets. 

Company Growth (employees)
Charlotte, US
Size (employees)
9,800 (est)
Sonic Automotive was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Charlotte, US

Key People/Management at Sonic Automotive

O. Bruton Smith

O. Bruton Smith

Chief Executive Officer
B. Scott Smith

B. Scott Smith

Chief Strategic Officer

Sonic Automotive Office Locations

Sonic Automotive has an office in Charlotte
Charlotte, US (HQ)
4401 Colwick Road

Sonic Automotive Financials and Metrics

Sonic Automotive Financials

Sonic Automotive's revenue was reported to be $9.7 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

2.5 b

Gross profit (Q3, 2017)

362.6 m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2017), %


Net income (Q3, 2017)

19.4 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

55.8 m

Market capitalization (13-Dec-2017)

922.2 m

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

13.4 m


1.9 b
Sonic Automotive's current market capitalization is $922.2 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


8.8 b9.2 b9.6 b9.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

7.5 b7.8 b8.2 b8.3 b

Gross profit

1.3 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


2.2 b2.2 b2.4 b2.5 b2.2 b2.4 b2.6 b2.3 t2.4 b2.5 b

Cost of goods sold

1.9 b1.9 b2.1 b2.1 b1.9 b2 b2.2 b1.9 t2 b2.1 b

Gross profit

326.1 m335 m355.6 m360.3 m345.2 m353.3 m359.1 m350 b360.6 m362.6 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3 m4.2 m3.6 m3.1 m

Accounts Receivable

15.8 m


1.3 b1.3 b1.6 b1.6 b

Current Assets

1.7 b1.8 b2.1 b2 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


9 m2.1 m4 m3.6 m2.5 m2.4 m2.4 m2.9 m6.6 m4.4 m13.4 m


1.2 b1.3 b1.3 b1.4 b1.4 b1.6 b1.6 b1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.4 b

Current Assets

1.6 b1.7 b1.7 b1.8 b1.8 b1.9 b2 b1.9 b1.9 b2 b1.8 b


701 m701.1 m823.1 m829.7 m859.9 m908.2 m951.8 m978 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

81.6 m97.2 m86.3 m93.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

(77.4 m)


(78.6 m)(56.2 m)(291.1 m)35.5 m

Cash From Operating Activities

126.4 m160.7 m69.5 m216.4 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

23.3 m19.4 m14 m14.8 m26.5 m14.6 m22.8 m18.1 m(541 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

(13.7 m)(16.4 m)(17.3 m)(17.3 m)(18.5 m)(18.9 m)(19.9 m)(21.2 b)


12.1 m1.4 b1.4 b1.6 b1.6 b1.5 b1.6 b

Accounts Payable

113.6 m113.5 m138.5 m129.9 m108.2 m125.3 m
USDY, 2017


34.5 x


255.7 k

Financial Leverage

5 x
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Sonic Automotive Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017






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