Sonic operates and franchises the chain of drive-thru restaurants, Sonic Drive-Ins. The Company operates about 3,593 Sonic Drive-Ins in 45 states, of which 228 are owned and operated by the Company and 3,365 are owned and operated by franchisees. Its food items include specialty drinks, such as cherry limeades and slushes, ice cream desserts and chicken sandwiches and hamburgers.

Oklahoma City, US
Size (employees)
373 (est)
Sonic was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, US
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Sonic Office Locations

Sonic has an office in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, US (HQ)
300 Johnny Bench Dr
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Sonic Financials and Metrics

Sonic Financials

Sonic's revenue was reported to be $606.32 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

105.4 m

Net income (Q1, 2018)

11.4 m

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

22.4 m

Market capitalization (25-Apr-2018)

1 b

Cash (30-Nov-2017)

23.5 m


1.7 b
Sonic's current market capitalization is $1 b.
usdFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


606.1 m606.3 m

Revenue growth, %


General and administrative expense

79.3 m82.1 m

Operating expense total

79.3 m82.1 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


126.7 m109.7 m152.2 m139.9 m126.2 m164.7 m145.8 m133.2 m165.2 m129.6 m100.2 m124 m105.4 m

General and administrative expense

17 m15.9 m17.6 m18.8 m18.1 m20.7 m20.9 m20.8 m20.6 m19.8 m18.3 m20.8 m19.8 m

Operating expense total

108.3 m97.4 m120.5 m117.3 m109.2 m128.4 m119.8 m110.9 m126.4 m102.5 m77.5 m88.5 m83 m

Depreciation and amortization

9.4 m
usdY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


86 m29.5 m52.6 m77.9 m35.7 m27.2 m72.1 m

Accounts Receivable

2.8 m


3.7 m3.3 m3.8 m3.3 m

Current Assets

140.7 m95.7 m85.4 m137.7 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


95.9 m35.1 m34.8 m45.2 m27.2 m22.9 m36.8 m36.1 m99.4 m41.1 m33.9 m52.1 m23.5 m

Current Assets

140.7 m87.8 m99.1 m90.3 m78.7 m80.1 m86.7 m85 m171.6 m99.1 m94.8 m118 m86.7 m


77.1 m77.1 m77.1 m77 m77.1 m77.1 m77 m76.9 m76.4 m76.3 m75.8 m75.8 m75.8 m

Total Assets

656.6 m618.6 m641.4 m641.6 m625.8 m623 m616.1 m606.7 m679.7 m593.3 m571.7 m563.8 m552.9 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

36.7 m47.9 m64.5 m64.1 m

Depreciation and Amortization

40.4 m42.2 m45.9 m44.4 m


(76.4 m)(43.3 m)(41.6 m)

Accounts Payable

2.3 m640 k6.5 m2.1 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

8.2 m4.1 m16.8 m10.1 m7.7 m20.4 m12.5 m10.8 m15.4 m13.1 m11 m18.8 m11.4 m

Depreciation and Amortization

10 m10 m11 m11.7 m11.5 m11.4 m11 m11.1 m11.4 m10.3 m9.7 m9.5 m9.4 m

Accounts Payable

15.3 m12.7 m17.4 m19.4 m15.3 m17.9 m18.1 m12.9 m11.1 m1.1 m

Cash From Operating Activities

23.1 m
USDY, 2017


74.2 x


72.2 x


282.6 k

Financial Leverage

-2.3 x
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Sonic Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017Jan, 2018

Commitments for Drive-ins


Customers per Day

3 m

Owned Restaurants

391 387 345 228


3.52 k3.53 k3.56 k3.59 k
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