NYSE:SAH (USA) Also trade in: Germany

Sonic Automotive Inc

$ 23.45 0.07 (0.3%)
Volume: 259,285 Avg Vol (1m): 278,582
Market Cap $: 1.01 Bil Enterprise Value $: 3.81 Bil
P/E (TTM): 10.38 P/B: 1.18
Earnings Power Value -18.9
Net Current Asset Value -29.46
Tangible Book -1.92
Projected FCF -0.27
Median P/S Value 23.16
Graham Number 12.49
Peter Lynch Value 13.81
DCF (FCF Based) 0
DCF (Earnings Based) 0
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 5/10

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.
Current vs industry vs history
Equity-to-Asset 0.21
Equity-to-Asset ranked lower than
88.56% of 1302 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 0.99, Med: 0.48, Min: -12.2
SAH: 0.21
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.08, Med: 0.25, Max: 0.37
Current: 0.21
0.08
0.37
Debt-to-Equity 3.29
Debt-to-Equity ranked lower than
96.62% of 1064 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 201.53, Med: 0.52, Min: 0.01
SAH: 3.29
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.47, Med: 2.55, Max: 8.4
Current: 3.29
1.47
8.4
Debt-to-EBITDA 8.32
Debt-to-EBITDA ranked lower than
86.70% of 1083 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 2992.43, Med: 2.44, Min: 0.01
SAH: 8.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
Debt-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.4, Med: 6.9, Max: 8.23
Current: 8.32
5.4
8.23
Interest Coverage 2.64
Interest Coverage ranked lower than
82.59% of 1137 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 6958406, Med: 9.76, Min: 0.02
SAH: 2.64
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.71, Med: 2.84, Max: 3.43
Current: 2.64
1.71
3.43
Piotroski F-Score 2
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9
Altman Z-Score 3.03
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -2.18
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 5.93%
WACC 7.66%

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 2.74
Operating Margin ranked lower than
71.73% of 1316 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 362.5, Med: 5.43, Min: -5065.17
SAH: 2.74
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin only.
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.08, Med: 2.69, Max: 2.92
Current: 2.74
2.08
2.92
Net Margin % 0.97
Net Margin ranked lower than
74.26% of 1317 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 4212.5, Med: 3.45, Min: -5050
SAH: 0.97
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin only.
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.52, Med: 0.95, Max: 1.37
Current: 0.97
0.52
1.37
ROE % 11.90
ROE ranked higher than
63.51% of 1288 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 789, Med: 8.51, Min: -2328.05
SAH: 11.9
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE only.
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: 6.41, Med: 13.51, Max: 21.58
Current: 11.9
6.41
21.58
ROA % 2.51
ROA ranked lower than
61.40% of 1329 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 413.56, Med: 3.84, Min: -659.09
SAH: 2.51
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA only.
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.36, Med: 2.7, Max: 4.16
Current: 2.51
1.36
4.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 9.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) ranked lower than
64.18% of 1326 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 72471.43, Med: 12.94, Min: -7820.07
SAH: 9.72
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) only.
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 8.94, Med: 11.99, Max: 19.13
Current: 9.72
8.94
19.13
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate 1.10
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate ranked higher than
69.35% of 1256 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 287.1, Med: 3.7, Min: -100
SAH: 7
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -17.4, Med: 8.25, Max: 46.1
Current: 7
-17.4
46.1
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate -2.00
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate ranked lower than
51.35% of 1151 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 1376.4, Med: 5.9, Min: -148.9
SAH: 3.7
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 5.4, Max: 104.7
Current: 3.7
0
104.7
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate -11.00
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate ranked lower than
55.59% of 1029 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 364.2, Med: 7.3, Min: -427.7
SAH: -11
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate only.
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 4.15, Max: 79.1
Current: -11
0
79.1

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Business Description

Industry Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships    NAICS : 441110    SIC : 5511
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Traded in other countries SA8A.Germany
Address 4401 Colwick Road, Charlotte, NC, USA, 28211
Sonic Automotive is the fourth-largest public auto dealership group in the United States. The company has 103 franchised stores in 13 states, primarily in metropolitan areas, plus five EchoPark used vehicle stores. In addition to new- and used-vehicle sales, the company derives revenue from parts and collision repair, finance, insurance, and wholesale auctions. Luxury and import dealerships make up nearly 90% of new vehicle revenue, while Honda, BMW, Mercedes, and Toyota constitute about 60% of new-vehicle revenue.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PE Ratio (TTM) 10.52
PE Ratio ranked higher than
81.99% of 1083 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 6100, Med: 13.25, Min: 0.01
SAH: 10.52
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.56, Med: 12.46, Max: 26.33
Current: 10.52
3.56
26.33
Forward PE Ratio 12.35
Forward P/E ranked higher than
59.64% of 223 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 117.65, Med: 9.03, Min: 2.84
SAH: 12.35
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 10.38
PE without NRI ranked higher than
83.01% of 1071 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 6100, Med: 13.39, Min: 0.01
SAH: 10.38
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE without NRI only.
PE without NRI range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.38, Med: 11.09, Max: 18.09
Current: 10.38
1.38
18.09
PB Ratio 1.18
PB Ratio ranked higher than
66.90% of 1305 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 17857.14, Med: 1.26, Min: 0.01
SAH: 1.18
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.08, Med: 1.44, Max: 2.76
Current: 1.18
0.08
2.76
PS Ratio 0.10
PS Ratio ranked higher than
98.02% of 1312 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 494.41, Med: 0.63, Min: 0.01
SAH: 0.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.01, Med: 0.1, Max: 0.18
Current: 0.1
0.01
0.18
EV-to-EBIT 15.62
EV-to-EBIT ranked lower than
68.05% of 1130 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 7154, Med: 11.04, Min: 0.43
SAH: 15.62
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: -3.2, Med: 14, Max: 19.2
Current: 15.62
-3.2
19.2
EV-to-EBITDA 11.31
EV-to-EBITDA ranked lower than
61.58% of 1205 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 3789.19, Med: 8.37, Min: 0.01
SAH: 11.31
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: -3.4, Med: 11, Max: 14.3
Current: 11.31
-3.4
14.3
EV-to-Revenue 0.38
EV-to-Revenue ranked higher than
86.78% of 1316 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 409.74, Med: 0.81, Min: 0.02
SAH: 0.38
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.2, Med: 0.3, Max: 0.4
Current: 0.38
0.2
0.4
PEG Ratio 2.00
PEG Ratio ranked higher than
62.10% of 657 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 410, Med: 1.18, Min: 0.02
SAH: 2
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
PEG Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.35, Med: 1.13, Max: 2.59
Current: 2
0.35
2.59
Shiller PE Ratio 13.09
Shiller PE Ratio ranked lower than
100.00% of 517 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 1010.43, Med: 15.26, Min: 0.03
SAH: 13.09
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.85, Med: 78.62, Max: 1567
Current: 13.09
0.85
1567
Current Ratio 1.03
Current Ratio ranked lower than
79.25% of 1248 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 504.69, Med: 1.51, Min: 0.04
SAH: 1.03
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.75, Med: 1.12, Max: 1.45
Current: 1.03
0.75
1.45
Quick Ratio 0.25
Quick Ratio ranked lower than
97.92% of 1248 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 504.69, Med: 1.04, Min: 0.01
SAH: 0.25
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.18, Med: 0.32, Max: 0.49
Current: 0.25
0.18
0.49
Days Inventory 65.47
Days Inventory ranked lower than
50.39% of 1290 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 7632.56, Med: 62.96, Min: 0.14
SAH: 65.47
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 50.67, Med: 61.33, Max: 69.69
Current: 65.47
50.67
69.69
Days Sales Outstanding 13.65
Days Sales Outstanding ranked higher than
93.53% of 1299 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 744.86, Med: 64.33, Min: 0.11
SAH: 13.65
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
N/A
Days Payable 5.48
Days Payable ranked lower than
98.02% of 1263 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 6750.55, Med: 60.97, Min: 0.59
SAH: 5.48
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.95, Med: 5.41, Max: 6.19
Current: 5.48
3.95
6.19

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 1.36
Trailing Dividend Yield ranked lower than
74.34% of 1450 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 54.63, Med: 2.69, Min: 0.03
SAH: 1.36
Ranked among companies with meaningful Trailing Dividend Yield only.
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.17, Med: 0.7, Max: 37.89
Current: 1.36
0.17
37.89
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.12
Dividend Payout Ratio ranked higher than
88.35% of 944 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 15, Med: 0.29, Min: 0.01
SAH: 0.12
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
Dividend Payout Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.02, Med: 0.07, Max: 0.2
Current: 0.12
0.02
0.2
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate (Per Share) 28.50
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate ranked higher than
83.48% of 696 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 232.7, Med: 6.3, Min: -100
SAH: 28.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 0, Max: 58.7
Current: 28.5
0
58.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.71
Forward Dividend Yield ranked lower than
76.15% of 1413 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 54.63, Med: 2.79, Min: 0.01
SAH: 1.71
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 3.71
Yield-on-Cost (5y) ranked higher than
51.13% of 1420 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 310.67, Med: 3.36, Min: 0.01
SAH: 3.71
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield-on-Cost (5y) only.
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.46, Med: 1.91, Max: 103.25
Current: 3.71
0.46
103.25
3-Year Share Buyback Rate 4.90
3-Year Share Buyback Rate ranked higher than
96.41% of 696 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 53.6, Med: -2.3, Min: -512.8
SAH: 4.9
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Share Buyback Rate only.
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -41.3, Med: -0.3, Max: 5.8
Current: 4.9
-41.3
5.8

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.01
Price-to-Median-PS-Value ranked higher than
79.87% of 1232 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 103, Med: 0.88, Min: 0.01
SAH: 1.01
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.1, Med: 1.25, Max: 2.65
Current: 1.01
0.1
2.65
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.69
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value ranked lower than
60.10% of 406 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 24.78, Med: 0.88, Min: 0.02
SAH: 1.69
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.28, Med: 1.04, Max: 2.64
Current: 1.69
0.28
2.64
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.40
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) ranked lower than
56.74% of 1357 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 232.56, Med: 7.56, Min: -2500
SAH: 6.4
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: -43, Med: 7, Max: 11.6
Current: 6.4
-43
11.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 0.75
Forward Rate of Return ranked lower than
57.43% of 909 companies
in the Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.
Industry Max: 6866.29, Med: 7.03, Min: -6584.38
SAH: 0.75
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return only.
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: -24, Med: 6.8, Max: 52
Current: 0.75
-24
52

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 9,939.99
EPS (TTM) $ 2.23
Beta 1.77
Volatility % 48.45
52-Week Range $ 12.78 - 24.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 43.08

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 2
Positive ROA Y
Positive CFROA N
Higher ROA yoy Y
CFROA > ROA N
Lower Leverage yoy N
Higher Current Ratio yoy N
Less Shares Outstanding yoy N
Higher Gross Margin yoy N
Higher Asset Turnover yoy N