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$26.84
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Day High
$26.84
Day Low
$26.43
52 Week High
07/7/14 - $27.87
52 Week Low
02/5/14 - $21.05
Market Cap
1.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
272.3K
EPS TTM
$2.02
Shares Outstanding
40.5M
EX-Date
06/11/14
P/E TM
13.1x
Dividend
$0.10
Dividend Yield
0.38%
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Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It is involved in the sale of new and used cars, light trucks, and replacement parts; provision of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repairs, paint, and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance, and other aftermarket products. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated 123 franchises in 14 states representing 25 different brands of cars and light trucks, and 21 collision repair centers; and 102 stores. Sonic Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

9,100 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/3/14
Founded in 1997

sonic automotive inc-class a (SAH) Top Compensated Officers

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Offi...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Co-Founder, President, Chief Strategic Office...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $563.8K
Executive Vice President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $882.6K
Officer of Vice Chairman and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $675.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

sonic automotive inc-class a (SAH) Key Developments

Sonic Automotive Inc. Replaces Ernst & Young LLP with KPMG LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Audit Committee of the board of directors of Sonic Automotive Inc. dismissed Ernst & Young LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. Effective May 2, 2014, the Audit Committee appointed KPMG LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

Sonic Automotive, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on July 15, 2014

Sonic Automotive Inc. announced that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.025 per share payable in cash for stockholders of record on June 13, 2014. The dividend will be payable on July 15, 2014.

Sonic Automotive Inc. Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014; Reiterates Earnings Guidance for Full Year 2014; Announces Impairment Charges for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

Sonic Automotive Inc. reported unaudited earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company's total revenues were $2,136,386,000 compared to $2,083,166,000 a year ago. Operating income was $50,643,000 compared to $55,047,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before taxes was $32,233,000 compared to $35,570,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $19,984,000 or $0.38 per diluted share compared to $21,697,000 or $0.41 per diluted share a year ago. Net income was $19,386,000 or $0.36 per diluted share compared to $21,291,000 or $0.40 per diluted share a year ago. For the quarter, the company spent $21.6 million, which included $3.3 million for real estate, $9.1 million in facility improvements, $4.5 million in IT, $4.6 million in general maintenance. This has been offset by 2 mortgages of $40.4 million or cash inflow of $18.8 million. The company also reiterates targeted range of diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for full year 2014 of $1.95 to $2.05. This range includes an expected $0.14 per diluted share effect related to costs of stand-alone pre-owned initiative. Excluding the anticipated effects of this initiative, targeted range of diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for full year 2014 is $2.09 to $2.19. For the year, the company is estimating a CapEx stand of a total of $193 million, $33 million in real estate, $110 million in facilities, $20 million for business development related to One Sonic-One Experience and pre-owned initiative, $10 million in facility upgrade related also to One Sonic-One Experience, and $20 million in general IT and dealership maintenance. The company also announced impairment charges of $3,000 for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to $15,000 a year ago.

 

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