Sonic Automotive is an automotive retailer. The Company's operating segments include Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Company's Franchised Dealerships segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles and buy and sell used vehicles, sell replacement parts, perform vehicle repair and maintenance services, and arrange finance and insurance products. The EchoPark segment consists of standalone specialty retail locations that provide customers an opportunity to search, buy, service, finance and sell pre-owned vehicles.

TypePublic
HQCharlotte, US
Founded1997
Size (employees)9,750 (est)
Websitesonicautomotive.com
Sonic Automotive was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Charlotte, US
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Key People/Management at Sonic Automotive

O. Bruton Smith

O. Bruton Smith

CEO
B. Scott Smith

B. Scott Smith

Chief Strategic Officer
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Sonic Automotive Office Locations

Sonic Automotive has an office in Charlotte
Charlotte, (HQ)
4401 Colwick Road
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Sonic Automotive Financials and Metrics

Sonic Automotive Revenue

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Sonic Automotive's revenue was reported to be $9.87 b in FY, 2017 which is a 1.4% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q3, 2018)

2.5b

Gross profit (Q3, 2018)

360.5m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2018), %

14.6%

Net income (Q3, 2018)

15.1m

EBIT (Q3, 2018)

48.1m

Market capitalization (4-Dec-2018)

633.6m

Closing stock price (4-Dec-2018)

14.8

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

7.6m

EV

1.6b
Sonic Automotive's current market capitalization is $633.6 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

8.8b9.2b9.6b9.7b9.9b

Revenue growth, %

4%5%1%1%

Cost of goods sold

7.5b7.8b8.2b8.3b8.4b

Gross profit

1.3b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.5b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

2.2b2.2b2.4b2.5b2.2b2.4b2.6b2.3b2.4b2.5b2.4b4.9b2.5b

Cost of goods sold

1.9b1.9b2.1b2.1b1.9b2.0b2.2b1.9b2.0b2.1b2.0b4.2b2.1b

Gross profit

326.1m335.0m355.6m360.3m345.2m353.3m359.1m350.0m360.6m362.6m352.5m714.9m360.5m

Gross profit Margin, %

15%15%15%14%15%15%14%15%15%14%15%15%15%
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

3.0m4.2m3.6m3.1m6.4m

Accounts Receivable

15.8m482.1m

Inventories

1.3b1.3b1.6b1.6b1.5b

Current Assets

1.7b1.8b2.1b2.0b2.0b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

9.0m2.1m3.0m1.7m4.0m3.6m2.5m2.4m2.4m2.9m6.6m4.4m13.4m9.2m8.2m7.6m

Inventories

1.2b1.3b1.3b1.2b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.6b1.6b1.4b1.6b1.5b1.5b

Current Assets

1.6b1.7b1.8b1.6b1.7b1.8b1.8b1.9b2.0b1.9b1.9b2.0b1.8b2.0b1.9b1.9b

PP&E

701.0m701.1m712.7m742.1m823.1m829.7m859.9m908.2m951.8m978.0m1.1b1.1b1.1b1.2b1.2b1.2b
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

81.6m97.2m86.3m93.2m93.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

(77.4m)88.9m

Inventories

(78.6m)(56.2m)(291.1m)35.5m57.3m

Accounts Payable

16.6m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

23.3m19.4m46.4m71.1m14.0m14.8m26.5m14.6m22.8m18.1m(541.0m)11.6m31.0m(2.2m)14.7m29.8m

Depreciation and Amortization

(13.7m)(16.4m)(17.3m)(17.2m)(18.5m)(18.9m)(19.9m)(21.2b)

Inventories

12.1m(44.7m)52.1m1.4b1.4b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.6b(51.6m)191.1m(42.8m)(73.1m)(20.3m)

Accounts Payable

113.6m113.5m138.5m129.9m108.2m125.3m
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

33.6 x

EV/CFO

10.4 x

Debt/Equity

1.2 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

4.6 x
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Sonic Automotive Operating Metrics

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

Brands

25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

Dealerships

100 99 99 96 102 102 111 107 104 105

Franchises

117 118 117 117 114 114 114 114 116 116 117
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Sonic Automotive Revenue Breakdown

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Sonic Automotive revenue breakdown by business segment: 97.4% from Franchised Dealerships Segment and 2.6% from Other

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Sonic Automotive Online and Social Media Presence

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Sonic Automotive News and Updates

Sonic Automotive Expands EchoPark Automotive in Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, Dec. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE listed: SAH, SonicAutomotive.com), a Fortune 300 Company and one of the largest retailers of new & pre-owned vehicles in the United States, opened its eighth EchoPark Automotive specialty pre-owned vehicle store in...

Sonic Automotive, Inc. Announces Executive Leadership Transition

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: SAH), one of the nation's largest automotive retailers, today announced that its board of directors has elected David Bruton Smith as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Jeff Dyke as President of the...
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Sonic Automotive Company Life and Culture

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Sonic Automotive Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sonic Automotive founded?

    Sonic Automotive was founded in 1997.

  • Who are Sonic Automotive key executives?

    Sonic Automotive's key executives are O. Bruton Smith and B. Scott Smith.

  • How many employees does Sonic Automotive have?

    Sonic Automotive has 9,750 employees.

  • What is Sonic Automotive revenue?

    Latest Sonic Automotive annual revenue is $9.9 b.

  • What is Sonic Automotive revenue per employee?

    Latest Sonic Automotive revenue per employee is $1 m.

  • Who are Sonic Automotive competitors?

    Competitors of Sonic Automotive include Group 1 Automotive, Capital One and Lithia Motors.

  • Where is Sonic Automotive headquarters?

    Sonic Automotive headquarters is located at 4401 Colwick Road, Charlotte.

  • Where are Sonic Automotive offices?

    Sonic Automotive has an office in Charlotte.

  • How many offices does Sonic Automotive have?

    Sonic Automotive has 1 office.