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

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH): $41.44

-1.40 (-3.27%)

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SAH Price/Volume Stats

Current price $41.44 52-week high $62.26
Prev. close $42.84 52-week low $34.17
Day low $40.76 Volume 543,100
Day high $42.66 Avg. volume 360,436
50-day MA $47.23 Dividend yield 2.68%
200-day MA $49.68 Market Cap 1.47B

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  • Value is the dimension where SAH ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 88.32% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SAH is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • SAH's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 5.18% of US stocks).

SAH Stock Summary

  • SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 98.05% of US listed stocks.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 38.01, SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC P/E ratio is greater than that of about 82.73% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • SAH's price/sales ratio is 0.11; that's higher than the P/S ratio of just 2.53% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to SAH, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are DSKE, ANDE, GCI, WWW, and ARKR.
  • SAH's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC's official web site, go to

SAH Valuation Summary

  • SAH's price/earnings ratio is 36.9; this is 175.37% higher than that of the median Consumer Cyclical stock.
  • SAH's price/sales ratio has moved down 0 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SAH.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SAH 2023-05-19 0.1 1.7 36.9 18.6
SAH 2023-05-18 0.1 1.7 37.7 18.7
SAH 2023-05-17 0.1 1.7 36.9 18.6
SAH 2023-05-16 0.1 1.6 35.6 18.4
SAH 2023-05-15 0.1 1.7 37.0 18.6
SAH 2023-05-12 0.1 1.7 37.0 18.6

SAH Growth Metrics

    The year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 11.96%.
  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 13.45%.
  • Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 6.01%.
SAH's revenue has moved up $3,627,839,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows SAH's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 14,001.1 406.1 88.5
2022-09-30 13,595.04 685.316 375.748
2022-06-30 13,496.76 647.258 372.933
2022-03-31 13,196.2 468.57 391.978
2021-12-31 12,396.4 306.3 348.9
2021-09-30 12,010.41 274.467 309.891

SAH's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • SAH has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 67.86% of graded US stocks.
  • SAH's asset turnover comes in at 3.29 -- ranking 8th of 165 Retail stocks.
  • AN, SHW, and TGT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SAH.

The table below shows SAH's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 3.290 0.148 0.129
2021-06-30 3.147 0.146 0.120
2021-03-31 2.819 0.144 0.089
2020-12-31 2.636 0.146 0.008
2020-09-30 2.566 0.147 0.003
2020-06-30 2.505 0.146 -0.004

SAH Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SAH, see our SAH price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $67.50 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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.

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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.

Carvana (CVNA) Q1 Loss Narrower Than Expected, Sales Fall Y/Y

Carvana (CVNA) anticipates attaining positive adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter of 2023.

Yahoo | May 9, 2023

Sonic (SAH) Q1 Earnings Miss on Lower Wholesale Vehicle Sales

Sonic (SAH) misses on Q1 earnings on the wholesale vehicle segment's lower-than-expected performance.

Yahoo | May 4, 2023

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Yahoo | May 2, 2023

Q1 2023 Sonic Automotive Inc Earnings Call

Q1 2023 Sonic Automotive Inc Earnings Call

Yahoo | April 28, 2023

Why Sonic Automotive Stock Was Sliding Today

Shares of Sonic Automotive (NYSE: SAH) were moving backward today after the auto dealership chain missed estimates in its first-quarter earnings report. Within its franchised dealerships segment, which represents the vast majority of the business, same-store sales fell 1% and same-store gross profit was down 3%. Further down the income statement, operating income fell by 31% to $106.4 million due to lower gross profit and higher selling, general, and administrative expenses.

Yahoo | April 27, 2023

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SAH Price Returns

1-mo -4.54%
3-mo -30.01%
6-mo -19.48%
1-year -6.97%
3-year 69.80%
5-year 111.28%
YTD -15.45%
2022 1.93%
2021 29.41%
2020 26.06%
2019 129.24%
2018 -24.45%

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