Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH): Price and Financial Metrics

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH)

Today's Latest Price: $39.48 USD

1.04 (-2.57%)

Updated Oct 23 7:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 16 in Auto Dealers & Rentals

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SAH Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for SAH is 13.26 -- better than 97.72% of US stocks.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.18, Sonic Automotive Inc has a higher such ratio than just 5.82% of stocks in our set.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for SAH comes in at 19.56% -- higher than that of 87.86% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Sonic Automotive Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be SPKE, NDLS, VRTV, PBPB, and SGRP.
  • SAH's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Sonic Automotive Inc's official web site, go to

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SAH Price/Volume Stats

Current price $39.48 52-week high $46.84
Prev. close $40.52 52-week low $9.00
Day low $39.05 Volume 201,284
Day high $41.23 Avg. volume 443,873
50-day MA $41.81 Dividend yield 1.01%
200-day MA $30.95 Market Cap 1.68B

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) Company Bio

Sonic Automotive operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates through two segments, Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

SAH Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$39.48$238.04 477%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for SAH, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Sonic Automotive Inc ranked in the 79th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 479.83%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for SAH, they are:

  • 43% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than merely 21.82% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.
  • Sonic Automotive Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at -0.21. This coverage rate is greater than that of just 24.47% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • As a business, Sonic Automotive Inc experienced a tax rate of about 39% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Consumer Cyclical), this tax rate is higher than 90.14% of stocks generating free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

NVFY, DISCA, PRTY, SBGI, and DENN can be thought of as valuation peers to SAH, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Cyclical sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest SAH News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Sonic Automotive Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SAH as an investment opportunity.

Sonic Automotive acquires four acres of land adjacent to EchoPark

Sonic Automotive (SAH) has purchased ~4 acres of land adjacent to the company’s Charlotte, North Carolina, EchoPark retail hub location.The expanded property will accommodate ~400 additional inventory parking spaces, bringing the total inventory capacity at Echopark retail hub location to ~1k vehicles....

Seeking Alpha | September 29, 2020

Sonic Automotive Provides Updated Outlook, EchoPark Expanding Nationwide Distribution Network

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonic Automotive Provides Updated Outlook, EchoPark Expanding Nationwide Distribution Network

Business Wire | September 15, 2020

Sonic Automotive inaugurates second EchoPark store in Houston

Sonic Automotive (SAH) has opened its second EchoPark store in the Houston market and 11th retail hub location nationwide, demonstrating it’s commitment for expansion of EchoPark to sell over half a million vehicles annually by 2025 through a 140-plus point nationwide distribution network.The company has previously announced plans to add...

Seeking Alpha | September 8, 2020

ONGOING INVESTIGATION NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Sonic Automotive, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 31, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of investors in Sonic Automotive, Inc.

Yahoo | July 31, 2020

Sonic (SAH) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, EchoPark Sales Surge

Sonic's (SAH) EchoPark segment generates second-quarter revenues of $315.3 million, reflecting an 8.1% uptick from the year-ago figure.

Yahoo | July 31, 2020

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SAH Price Returns

1-mo 3.22%
3-mo -4.54%
6-mo 120.05%
1-year 21.70%
3-year 105.63%
5-year 87.67%
YTD 28.73%
2019 129.24%
2018 -24.45%
2017 -18.62%
2016 1.69%
2015 -15.42%

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