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SAH - Sonic Automotive Inc Share Price

$51.72 -0.2  -0.3%

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Consumer Cyclicals
Mid Cap
Market Cap £1.55bn
Enterprise Value £2.94bn
Revenue £7.37bn
Position in Universe 2151st / 6849
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Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
9,624 9,732 9,867 9,952 10,454 9,767 12,252 13,580 +0.3%
-0.05 +11.3 -24.2 +3.5 +115 -23.0 +76.7 +6.58
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the three months ended 31 March 2021, SonicAutomotive Inc revenues increased 21% to $2.79B. Net incomebefore extraordinary items totaled $53.7M vs. loss of$199.1M. Revenues reflect Franchised Dealerships segmentincrease of 15% to $2.28B, Same Store Sales Growth% - NewVehicles increase from -4.7 to 21.6%, Same Store Sales,Retail (Value)-New increase of 22% to $1.16B, Value ofRetail Sales- Used Vehicles increase of 28% to $1.09B.
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Profile Summary

Sonic Automotive, Inc. is an automotive retailer in the United States. The Company's operating segments include Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. Its 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. Its franchised dealerships provide services, including sales of both new and used cars, and light trucks; sales of replacement parts and performance of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repairs, and paint and collision repair services (collectively, Fixed Operations), and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance and other aftermarket products (collectively, F&I) for its customers.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim March 31st, 2021
Incorporated January 30, 1997
Public Since November 12, 1997
No. of Shareholders: 1,052
No. of Employees: 8,100
Sector Consumer Cyclicals
Industry Specialty Retailers
Index S&P 600 Small Cap , S&P Composite 1500 ,
Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Shares in Issue 41,594,778
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Upcoming Events for SAH
Monday 14th June, 2021
Dividend For SAH.N - 0.1200 USD
Wednesday 28th July, 2021 Estimate
Q2 2021 Sonic Automotive Inc Earnings Release
Wednesday 27th October, 2021 Estimate
Q3 2021 Sonic Automotive Inc Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Sonic Automotive Inc
What is the Sonic Automotive Inc share price?

As of 8:14pm, shares in Sonic Automotive Inc are trading at $51.72, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.55bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Sonic Automotive Inc share price performed this year?

Shares in Sonic Automotive Inc are currently trading at $51.72 and the price has moved by 0.153k% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Sonic Automotive Inc price has moved by 72.99% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Sonic Automotive Inc?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Sonic Automotive Inc, there are there are currently 2 "buy" , 2 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Sonic Automotive Inc is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Sonic Automotive Inc next release its financial results?

Sonic Automotive Inc is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2022-03-31
What is the Sonic Automotive Inc dividend yield?

The Sonic Automotive Inc dividend yield is 0.77% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Sonic Automotive Inc pay a dividend?

Last year, Sonic Automotive Inc paid a total dividend of 0.4, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 0.77%. Looking ahead, shares in Sonic Automotive Inc are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-06-14 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-07-15.

When does Sonic Automotive Inc next pay dividends?

Sonic Automotive Inc are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-06-14 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-07-15. The historic dividend yield on Sonic Automotive Inc shares is currently 0.77%.

How do I buy Sonic Automotive Inc shares?

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What is the market cap of Sonic Automotive Inc?

Shares in Sonic Automotive Inc are currently trading at $51.72, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.55bn.

Where are Sonic Automotive Inc shares listed? Where are Sonic Automotive Inc shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Sonic Automotive Inc:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NYQ
Ticker Symbol: SAH
What kind of share is Sonic Automotive Inc?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Sonic Automotive Inc is currently classified as a Super Stock. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Sonic Automotive Inc share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Sonic Automotive Inc are currently priced at $51.72. At that level they are trading at 12.08% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Sonic Automotive Inc currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 4.97 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Sonic Automotive Inc share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Sonic Automotive Inc. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 13.36%. At the current price of $51.72, shares in Sonic Automotive Inc are trading at 18.4% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Sonic Automotive Inc PE Ratio?

The Sonic Automotive Inc PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 11.36. The shares are currently trading at $51.72.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Sonic Automotive Inc?

Sonic Automotive Inc's management team is headed by:

Ollen Smith - CHM
William Brooks - DRC
William Belk - LED
Victor Doolan - IND
David Smith - CEO
Jeff Dyke - PRE
Heath Byrd - CFO
John Harris - IND
Marcus Smith - DRC
Stephen Conrad - VPR
Who are the major shareholders of Sonic Automotive Inc?

Here are the top five shareholders of Sonic Automotive Inc based on the size of their shareholding:

Rusnak (Paul P) Individual Investor
Percentage owned: 18.33% (5.42m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 11.58% (3.42m shares)
Dimensional Fund Advisors, L.P. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 7.88% (2.33m shares)
The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 7.73% (2.28m shares)
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 5.25% (1.55m shares)
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