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Sonic Dividend Payout Ratio

: 0.31 (As of Aug. 2018)
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Sonic's dividend payout ratio for the months ended in Aug. 2018 was 0.31.

The historical rank and industry rank for Sonic's Dividend Payout Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

SONC' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0   Med: 0   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.34


During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Sonic was 0.34. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 0.00.

SONC's Dividend Payout Ratio is not ranked
in the Restaurants industry.
Industry Median: 0.34 vs SONC: 0.34

As of today (2022-08-12), the Dividend Yield % of Sonic is 1.47%.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Sonic was 1.47%. The lowest was 0.00%. And the median was 0.00%.

Sonic's Dividends per Share for the months ended in Aug. 2018 was $0.16.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Sonic Dividend Payout Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Sonic's Dividend Payout Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Sonic Annual Data
Trend Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Dividend Payout Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - 0.30 0.34 0.39 0.34

Sonic Quarterly Data
Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18
Dividend Payout Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.29 0.55 0.31 0.28 0.31

Competitive Comparison

For the Restaurants subindustry, Sonic's Dividend Payout Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Dividend Payout Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Sonic Dividend Payout Ratio Distribution

For the Restaurants industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Sonic's Dividend Payout Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Sonic's Dividend Payout Ratio falls into.



Sonic Dividend Payout Ratio Calculation

Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company's earnings paid out as dividends.

Sonic's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2018 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends per Share (A: Aug. 2018 )/ EPS without NRI (A: Aug. 2018 )
=0.64/ 1.87
=0.34

Sonic's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2018 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends per Share (Q: Aug. 2018 )/ EPS without NRI (Q: Aug. 2018 )
=0.16/ 0.51
=0.31

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Sonic (NAS:SONC) Dividend Payout Ratio Explanation

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.


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Sonic Business Description

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Sonic Corp operates and franchises drive-in restaurants throughout the United States. The restaurants typically consist of a building that houses only a kitchen to go along with 16 to 24 parking spaces that have their own payment terminals, intercom speakers, and menu boards. Carhops serve customers in their cars. Many locations also have a drive-thru lane and patio seating as alternatives. Sonic franchises roughly 90% of its restaurants, and the royalty revenue the company earns on franchise sales contributes roughly a quarter of total company revenue. Company-operated stores provide the balance of total revenue. Sonic owns the property on which hundreds of its restaurants are located. For those properties that house franchised stores, franchisees lease from the company.
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