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 Metrics

Sonic Automotive Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$9.7 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$1.4 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$93.2 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$891 m

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$3.1 m
Sonic Automotive's current market capitalization is $891 m.
Sonic Automotive's revenue was reported to be $9.7 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1.1% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$8.8 b$9.2 b$9.6 b$9.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$7.5 b$7.8 b$8.2 b$8.3 b

Gross profit

$1.3 b$1.4 b$1.4 b$1.4 b

Gross profit Margin, %



$234.6 m$233.6 m$217.3 m$232.9 m

EBIT margin, %


Net Income

$81.6 m$97.2 m$86.3 m$93.2 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$3 m$4.2 m$3.6 m$3.1 m


$1.3 b$1.3 b$1.6 b$1.6 b

Current Assets

$1.7 b$1.8 b$2.1 b$2 b


$702 m$799.3 m$886.9 m$1 b


$476.3 m$475.9 m$471.5 m$472.4 m

Total Assets

$3.1 b$3.2 b$3.6 b$3.6 b

Accounts Payable

$126 m$132.4 m$131.2 m$117.7 m

Total Debt

$730.2 m$742.6 m$781.1 m$839.7 m

Current Liabilities

$1.6 b$1.6 b$1.9 b$1.9 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$685.8 m$697.8 m$713.1 m$721.7 m

Retained Earnings

$284.4 m$376.4 m$457 m$541.1 m

Total Equity

$613.6 m$666.7 m$729 m$725.2 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 m$97.2 m$86.3 m$93.2 m


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

Cash From Operating Activities

$126.4 m$160.7 m$69.5 m$216.4 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)

Income Taxes Paid

$30.2 m$50.5 m$38.5 m$28.5 m

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