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How to buy Sonic Automotive stock
Learn how to easily invest in Sonic Automotive stock.
Sonic Automotive is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. Sonic Automotive shares (SAH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sonic Automotive employs 10,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14 billion.
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Sonic Automotive shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$54.34|
|52-week range||$33.61 - $61.93|
|50-day moving average||$54.81|
|200-day moving average||$48.16|
|Wall St. target price||$60.67|
|Dividend yield||$1.03 (2.14%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.23|
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Sonic Automotive price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $54.34 from 2023-03-31
|1 week (2023-03-24)||5.45%|
|1 month (2023-02-28)||-4.48%|
|3 months (2022-12-30)||10.29%|
|6 months (2022-09-30)||25.50%|
|1 year (2022-03-28)||20.89%|
|2 years (2021-04-01)||10.91%|
|3 years (2020-04-01)||339.95%|
|5 years (2018-03-29)||209.94%|
Is Sonic Automotive stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Sonic Automotive stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sonic Automotive's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sonic Automotive's P/E ratio
Sonic Automotive's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Sonic Automotive shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Sonic Automotive's PEG ratio
Sonic Automotive's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6006. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Sonic Automotive's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Sonic Automotive's EBITDA
Sonic Automotive's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $748.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sonic Automotive's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Sonic Automotive financials
|Revenue TTM||$14 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.54%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.98%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Sonic Automotive share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 11.15% of net profits
Recently Sonic Automotive has paid out, on average, around 11.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sonic Automotive shareholders could enjoy a 2.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sonic Automotive's case, that would currently equate to about $1.03 per share.
While Sonic Automotive's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sonic Automotive is investing more in its future growth.
Sonic Automotive's most recent dividend payout was on 13 April 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 March 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Sonic Automotive's shares ever split?
Sonic Automotive's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 25 January 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sonic Automotive shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sonic Automotive shares which in turn could have impacted Sonic Automotive's share price.
Sonic Automotive share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sonic Automotive's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.6137 up to $61.934. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sonic Automotive's is 1.853. This would suggest that Sonic Automotive's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Sonic Automotive overview
Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates in three segments, Franchised Dealerships, EchoPark, and Powersports. The Franchised Dealerships segment is involved in the sale of new and used cars and light trucks, and replacement parts; provision of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repair, and paint and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance, and other aftermarket products for its guests. The EchoPark segment sells used cars and light trucks; and arranges finance and insurance product sales for its guests in pre-owned vehicle specialty retail locations. The Powersports Segment sells new and used powersports vehicles, such as motorcycles, and personal watercraft and all-terrain vehicles; and offers finance and insurance services. Sonic Automotive, Inc.
Sonic Automotive in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Sonic Automotive is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 35.436% of Sonic Automotive shares are held by insiders and 86.835% by institutions. How many people work for Sonic Automotive?
Latest data suggests 10,300 work at Sonic Automotive. When does the fiscal year end for Sonic Automotive?
Sonic Automotive's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Sonic Automotive based?
Sonic Automotive's address is: 4401 Colwick Road, Charlotte, NC, United States, 28211 What is Sonic Automotive's ISIN number?
Sonic Automotive's international securities identification number is: US83545G1022 What is Sonic Automotive's CUSIP number?
Sonic Automotive's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 83545G102
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