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

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH): $51.24

-0.40 (-0.77%)

POWR Rating

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  • SAH scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 94.9% of US stocks.
  • SAH's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • SAH ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 3rd percentile.

SAH Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for SAH is 12.28 -- better than 97.33% of US stocks.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 4.92, SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC P/E ratio is greater than that of about just 10.7% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • SAH's price/sales ratio is 0.14; that's higher than the P/S ratio of merely 3.05% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to SAH, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are AN, ARW, OMI, VRTV, and JELD.
  • Visit SAH's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

SAH Valuation Summary

  • SAH's EV/EBIT ratio is 8; this is 36.51% lower than that of the median Consumer Cyclical stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, SAH's price/sales ratio has gone down 0.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SAH.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SAH 2022-11-23 0.1 1.7 5.0 8
SAH 2022-11-22 0.1 1.7 4.9 8
SAH 2022-11-21 0.1 1.7 4.9 8
SAH 2022-11-18 0.1 1.7 5.0 8
SAH 2022-11-17 0.1 1.7 5.0 8
SAH 2022-11-16 0.1 1.7 4.9 8

SAH Growth Metrics

    The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -204.53%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 114.9%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 5748.78%.
SAH's revenue has moved up $3,140,701,000 over the prior 33 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
2022-09-30 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
2021-06-30 11,486.14 18.673 285.224

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)

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SAH Price/Volume Stats

Current price $51.24 52-week high $59.19
Prev. close $51.64 52-week low $34.17
Day low $50.62 Volume 72,446
Day high $52.00 Avg. volume 393,692
50-day MA $47.45 Dividend yield 1.94%
200-day MA $45.61 Market Cap 2.01B

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.

Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Will Pay A Larger Dividend Than Last Year At $0.28

Sonic Automotive, Inc. ( NYSE:SAH ) will increase its dividend from last year's comparable payment on the 13th of...

Yahoo | November 17, 2022

Here's Why Investors Should Hold Sonic Automotive (SAH) Now

Sonic (SAH) gains from buyouts that add to revenues. Its EchoPark unit provides ample growth visibility. But, tight inventory, soaring SG&A costs and a stretched balance sheet are concerning.

Yahoo | November 16, 2022

Sonic Automotive Third Quarter 2022 Earnings: Misses Expectations

Sonic Automotive ( NYSE:SAH ) Third Quarter 2022 Results Key Financial Results Revenue: US$3.45b (up 12% from 3Q 2021...

Yahoo | November 8, 2022

Sonic (SAH) Lags Q3 Earnings Estimates, Raises Dividend by 12%

Sonic (SAH) reports earnings and sales miss in third-quarter 2022. Its top and bottom lines see year-over-year growth. SAH increases dividend by 12%.

Yahoo | November 2, 2022

This Analyst Cuts Sonic Automotive's Earnings Estimates & Price Target Citing Lower Industry Volume Assumptions

Benchmark analyst Michael Ward reiterated a Buy rating on the shares of Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE: SAH) and lowered the price target from $71 to $62. The analyst said dealers are likely to carry 30% less inventory going forward than in the past, shifting from a discount model to a prestige relationship with consumers, resulting in higher levels of variable gross margin. In the meantime, Ward said Sonic and the rest of the group should continue to generate record levels of operating cash, enabli

Yahoo | October 31, 2022

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SAH Price Returns

1-mo 9.32%
3-mo 7.72%
6-mo 21.99%
1-year 4.17%
3-year 65.18%
5-year 154.98%
YTD 5.40%
2021 29.41%
2020 26.06%
2019 129.24%
2018 -24.45%
2017 -18.62%

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