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Sonic Automotive (SAH) Company Profile

Updated Sep 9, 2019
Sonic Automotive has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Sonic Automotive, Inc.
Short Name:Sonic Automotive
Trading Ticker Symbol:SAH
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:North Carolina, NC
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Durables
Seconday Sub-sector:Automotive Aftermarket
Main Business Areas: Consumer Durables, Automotive Aftermarket, Consumer Cyclical, Auto & Truck Dealerships
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Sonic Automotive

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Sonic Automotive as of writing:
Current Share Price:$28.95
Previous Year's Closing Price:$13.76
Percentage Price Change (YTD):110.39%
Market Cap:$1.25 billion
52-week Price Range:$12.78 - $29.04
Dividend Per Share:$0.32
EPS (TTM):2.46
Price-Earnings (Trailing):11.79
Price-Earnings (Forward):12.64

Company Profile and Business Description for Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive, Inc., incorporated on January 30, 1997, is an automotive retailer in the United States. The Company's operating segments include Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Company's 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. The Company's 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.

As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 116 franchises in 13 states (representing 25 various brands of cars and light trucks) and 18 collision repair centers. EchoPark provides the same services (excluding new vehicle sales and manufacturer warranty repairs) in stand-alone specialty retail locations. Its EchoPark business operates independently from its franchised new and used dealership sales operations. The Company's dealerships are generally located along the United States or interstate highways. The Company leases the properties utilized by its dealership operations from affiliates of Capital Automotive real estate investment trust (REIT), and other individuals and entities.

As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 107 franchised dealership stores and five EchoPark stores. The Company offers a range of non-recourse financing, leasing, other aftermarket products, extended warranties, service contracts and insurance products to its customers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated in the states, including California, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, South Carolina and Nevada. It operates under various brands, including BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, Land Rover, Cadillac, Porsche, MINI, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Ford, Volvo, Acura, Infiniti, Jaguar, Smart, Nissan, Kia, Scion, Subaru, Buick, Chevrolet and GMC.

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