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)
Type
Public
HQ
Charlotte, US
Founded
1997
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 $2.3 t in Q1, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

2.3 t

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

4.2 t

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %

185%

Net income (Q1, 2017)

(541 m)

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

36.4 b

Market capitalization (17-Aug-2017)

737.1 m

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

6.6 m
Sonic Automotive's current market capitalization is $737.1 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

8.8 b9.2 b9.6 b9.7 b

Revenue growth, %

4%5%1%

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, %

15%15%15%15%

General and administrative expense

(1.1 b)

Operating expense total

(1.1 b)

EBIT

234.6 m233.6 m217.3 m232.9 m

EBIT margin, %

3%3%2%2%

Net Income

81.6 m97.2 m86.3 m93.2 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Revenue

2.2 b2.4 b2.5 b2.2 b2.4 b2.6 b2.3 t

Cost of goods sold

(1.9 b)(2.1 b)(2.1 b)(1.9 b)(2 b)(2.2 b)(1.9 t)

Gross profit

4.1 b4.5 b4.6 b4.1 b4.4 b4.8 b4.2 t

Gross profit Margin, %

185%185%186%185%185%186%185%

General and administrative expense

(270.9 m)(284.7 m)(280 m)(284.4 m)(277.2 m)(282.1 m)(292 b)

Operating expense total

(270.9 m)(284.7 m)(280 m)(284.4 m)(277.2 m)(282.1 m)(292 b)

EBIT

41.5 m43.1 m62.9 m42.3 m57 m50.9 m36.4 b

EBIT margin, %

2%2%3%2%2%2%2%

Income tax expense

269 k

Net Income

14 m14.8 m26.5 m14.6 m22.8 m18.1 m(541 m)
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

3 m4.2 m3.6 m3.1 m

Accounts Receivable

15.8 m

Inventories

1.3 b1.3 b1.6 b1.6 b

Current Assets

1.7 b1.8 b2.1 b2 b

PP&E

702 m799.3 m886.9 m1 b

Goodwill

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
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

4 m3.6 m2.5 m2.4 m2.4 m2.9 m6.6 m

Inventories

1.3 b1.4 b1.4 b1.6 b1.6 b1.5 b1.6 b

Current Assets

1.7 b1.8 b1.8 b1.9 b2 b1.9 b1.9 b

PP&E

823.1 m829.7 m859.9 m908.2 m951.8 m978 m1.1 b

Goodwill

476.2 m473.7 m472.6 m471.5 m471.5 m473.2 m472.4 m

Total Assets

3.1 b3.3 b3.3 b3.4 b3.5 b3.4 b3.6 b

Accounts Payable

115.4 m113.6 m113.5 m138.5 m129.9 m108.2 m125.3 m

Current Liabilities

1.6 b1.7 b1.7 b1.8 b1.8 b1.8 b1.8 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

702.4 m705 m707.4 m715.6 m718.4 m720.4 m724.3 m

Retained Earnings

389.1 m402.6 m427.8 m469.3 m489.9 m505.7 m538.4 m

Total Equity

672.1 m685.4 m693.2 m666.5 m674.9 m685.4 m722.3 m

Financial Leverage

4.6 x4.8 x4.7 x5.1 x5.2 x5 x5 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

81.6 m97.2 m86.3 m93.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

(77.4 m)

Inventories

(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
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

14 m14.8 m26.5 m14.6 m22.8 m18.1 m(541 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

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

Inventories

1.4 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

Revenue/Employee

233.7 m

Financial Leverage

5 x

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