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 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 Data and Metrics

Sonic Automotive Financial Metrics

Sonic Automotive's revenue was reported to be $9.7 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

9.7 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1.4 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

93.2 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

232.9 m

Market capitalization (21-Jun-2017)

794.1 m

Closing share price (21-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

3.1 m


1.6 b
Sonic Automotive's current market capitalization is $794.1 m.
FY, 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

Gross profit Margin, %



234.6 m233.6 m217.3 m232.9 m

EBIT margin, %


Net Income

81.6 m97.2 m86.3 m93.2 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3 m4.2 m3.6 m3.1 m


1.3 b1.3 b1.6 b1.6 b

Current Assets

1.7 b1.8 b2.1 b2 b


702 m799.3 m886.9 m1 b


476.3 m475.9 m471.5 m472.4 m

Total Assets

3.1 b3.2 b3.6 b3.6 b

Accounts Payable

126 m132.4 m131.2 m117.7 m

Total Debt

730.2 m742.6 m781.1 m839.7 m

Current Liabilities

1.6 b1.6 b1.9 b1.9 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

685.8 m697.8 m713.1 m721.7 m

Retained Earnings

284.4 m376.4 m457 m541.1 m

Total Equity

613.6 m666.7 m729 m725.2 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.2 x1.1 x1.1 x1.2 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x0.2 x0.2 x0.2 x

Financial Leverage

5 x4.8 x4.9 x5 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

81.6 m97.2 m86.3 m93.2 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

Cash From Investing Activities

(244.5 m)(108 m)(163.6 m)(220.8 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(19.4 m)(19.5 m)(19.4 m)

Dividends Paid

(4 m)(5.3 m)(5.1 m)(8.7 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

117.7 m(51.5 m)93.6 m3.9 m

Income Taxes Paid

30.2 m50.5 m38.5 m28.5 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


7 x


7.5 x


993 k


1.2 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

5 x

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