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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
SONC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SONC: 0.10 )
SONC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.09
Current: 0.1

0.01
2.09
Equity to Asset 0.10
SONC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. SONC: 0.10 )
SONC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.14   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.1

-0.14
0.85
Interest Coverage 3.89
SONC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. SONC: 3.89 )
SONC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 26.58
Current: 3.89

1.93
26.58
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.89
M-Score: -2.90
WACC vs ROIC
6.51%
13.68%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.19
SONC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. SONC: 18.19 )
SONC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.87   Max: 22.55
Current: 18.19

12.87
22.55
Net-margin (%) 8.80
SONC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. SONC: 8.80 )
SONC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.52   Max: 11.92
Current: 8.8

3.52
11.92
ROE (%) 79.47
SONC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. SONC: 79.47 )
SONC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.94   Max: 234.66
Current: 79.47

12.94
234.66
ROA (%) 7.76
SONC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. SONC: 7.76 )
SONC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 13.1
Current: 7.76

2.67
13.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.13
SONC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.79 vs. SONC: 24.13 )
SONC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.95   Max: 63.48
Current: 24.13

13.95
63.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
SONC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SONC: 3.50 )
SONC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12   Max: 26.8
Current: 3.5

-12
26.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.90
SONC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. SONC: 14.90 )
SONC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.5   Max: 31.6
Current: 14.9

-19.5
31.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 40.00
SONC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. SONC: 40.00 )
SONC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.6   Max: 40
Current: 40

-31.6
40
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

SONC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,718 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 935,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 898,700 sh (+5.82%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen 143,373 sh (-9.11%)
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Q2 2014

SONC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

RS Investment Management 3,363,355 sh (+259.41%)
Steven Cohen 1,060,528 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 479,000 sh (-46.7%)
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Q3 2014

SONC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

RS Investment Management 3,367,755 sh (+0.13%)
Steven Cohen 768,000 sh (-27.58%)
Jim Simons 33,200 sh (-93.07%)
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Q4 2014

SONC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 16,361 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 268,147 sh (New)
Jim Simons 488,874 sh (+1372.51%)
RS Investment Management 2,506,752 sh (-25.57%)
Steven Cohen 265,000 sh (-65.49%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SONC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$17.16 - $23.23 $ 32.664%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -79.73%0.04%$17.29 - $21.17 $ 32.668%15779
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -39.53%0.03%$12.31 - $14.8 $ 32.6145%76176
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 29.87%0.02%$10.41 - $12.88 $ 32.6187%125974
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 204.79%0.04%$9.27 - $10.6 $ 32.6225%97001
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 22.52%$9.03 - $10.89 $ 32.6229%31826
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.56%$6.89 - $10.07 $ 32.6311%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -83.33%0.08%$6.89 - $10.07 $ 32.6311%25977
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 45.08%0.03%$6.55 - $8.26 $ 32.6365%155792
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 26.38%0.02%$6.49 - $7.68 $ 32.6360%107381
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.002%$6.49 - $7.68 $ 32.6360%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 36.30
SONC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 38.30 vs. SONC: 36.30 )
SONC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.46   Max: 62.86
Current: 36.3

7.46
62.86
Forward P/E 27.25
SONC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 40.32 vs. SONC: 27.25 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 36.60
SONC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 38.40 vs. SONC: 36.60 )
SONC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.45   Max: 61.21
Current: 36.6

7.45
61.21
P/B 28.10
SONC's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. SONC: 28.10 )
SONC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 2395
Current: 28.1

3.5
2395
P/S 3.20
SONC's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SONC: 3.20 )
SONC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 4.08
Current: 3.2

0.51
4.08
PFCF 63.40
SONC's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 63.96 vs. SONC: 63.40 )
SONC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.39   Max: 244
Current: 63.4

5.39
244
POCF 16.55
SONC's POCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.36 vs. SONC: 16.55 )
SONC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 19.71
Current: 16.55

3.25
19.71
EV-to-EBIT 19.67
SONC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. SONC: 19.67 )
SONC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 22.3
Current: 19.67

8
22.3
PEG 3.94
SONC's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SONC: 3.94 )
SONC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 14.12
Current: 3.94

0.31
14.12
Shiller P/E 52.20
SONC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 394.86 vs. SONC: 52.20 )
SONC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.9   Max: 53.03
Current: 52.2

7.9
53.03
Current Ratio 1.19
SONC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SONC: 1.19 )
SONC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.19

0.48
2.61
Quick Ratio 1.19
SONC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. SONC: 1.19 )
SONC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.19

0.48
2.61
Days Inventory 1.23
SONC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
100% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.18 vs. SONC: 1.23 )
SONC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3   Max: 12.52
Current: 1.23

3
12.52
Days Sales Outstanding 18.17
SONC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. SONC: 18.17 )
SONC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.78   Max: 15.33
Current: 18.17

5.78
15.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.60
SONC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SONC: 0.60 )
SONC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.6

0.27
0.36
Dividend Payout 0.10
SONC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. SONC: 0.10 )
SONC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.1

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.60
SONC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
84% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. SONC: 0.60 )
SONC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.6

0.27
0.36
Share Buyback Rate 3.00
SONC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. SONC: 3.00 )
SONC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 12.8   Max: -6.2
Current: 3

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 3.05
SONC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SONC: 3.05 )
SONC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 19.29
Current: 3.05

0.9
19.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.88
SONC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SONC: 1.88 )
SONC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.88

0.38
2.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.33
SONC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SONC: 6.33 )
SONC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 5.28
Current: 6.33

0.39
5.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
SONC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SONC: 5.10 )
SONC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 12.6
Current: 5.1

4.5
12.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.53
SONC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. SONC: 8.53 )
SONC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 30.7
Current: 8.53

-7.7
30.7

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 593 614 617
EPS($) 1.04 1.18 1.21
EPS without NRI($) 1.04 1.18 1.21

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Traded in other countries:SO4.Germany,
Sonic Corp was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1990. The Company operates and franchises the chain of drive-in restaurants ("Sonic Drive-Ins") in the United States. As of the end of the fiscal year on August 31, 2013, the Company includes 3,522 Sonic Drive-Ins in 44 states of which 396 are owned and operated by Sonic Restaurants, Inc., the Company's operating subsidiary and 3,126 are owned and operated by franchises. The Company maintains a highly diverse menu. The menu includes a variety of traditional and healthy choices as well as creative and fun items. The Company's signature food items include specialty drinks (such as cherry limeades and slushes), ice cream desserts, made-to-order sandwiches and hamburgers, a variety of hot dogs including six-inch premium beef hot dogs and footlong quarter-pound coneys, hand-battered onion rings, tater tots and wraps. It also offers breakfast items that include a variety of breakfast burritos and serve the full menu all day. The marketing plan includes promotions for use throughout the Sonic chain. It has developed and implemented a strategy designed to build the Sonic brand and to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and repeat business. The Company supports those promotions with television, radio, interactive media, point-of-sale materials, and other media as appropriate. Its competitors include a large number of national, regional, and local food services, including quick-service restaurants and casual dining restaurants. The Company's competitors include a large number of national, regional, and local food services, including quick-service restaurants and casual dining restaurants. Its business is not dependent upon either a single customer or small group of customers.
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