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Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$34.11 USD

34.11
300,605

+0.78 (2.34%)

Updated Dec 12, 2019 03:56 PM ET

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The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

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Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

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The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

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Fiscal Year End for Sonic Automotive, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 6 6 3 4 4
Receivables 438 482 430 379 372
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 1,528 1,513 1,571 1,600 1,312
Other Current Assets 21 19 27 101 81
Total Current Assets 1,993 2,020 2,031 2,083 1,769
Net Property & Equipment 1,178 1,147 1,010 887 799
Investments & Advances 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 579 600 553 552 560
Deposits & Other Assets 46 51 45 40 55
Total Assets 3,797 3,819 3,639 3,562 3,183
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Notes Payable 1,534 1,513 1,526 1,519 1,263
Accounts Payable 114 130 118 131 132
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 26 61 43 33 31
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 271 250 250 231 221
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities 0 0 0 0 0
Total Current Liabilities 1,946 1,955 1,937 1,915 1,647
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 33 52 76 73 58
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 919 963 840 781 743
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 76 62 61 64 69
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 2,974 3,032 2,914 2,833 2,516
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 1 1 1 1 1
Capital Surplus 745 733 722 713 698
Retained Earnings 671 625 541 457 376
Other Equity 4 1 -2 -6 -6
Treasury Stock 598 574 536 436 402
Total Shareholder's Equity 823 787 725 729 667
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 3,797 3,819 3,639 3,562 3,183
Total Common Equity 823 787 725 729 667
Shares Outstanding 42.70 43.20 44.70 49.90 50.90
Book Value Per Share 19.28 18.21 16.22 14.61 13.10

Fiscal Year End for Sonic Automotive, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 2 2 3 6 8
Receivables 365 364 372 438 351
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 1,529 1,522 1,530 1,528 1,475
Other Current Assets 126 133 119 21 31
Total Current Assets 2,022 2,021 2,023 1,993 1,864
Net Property & Equipment 1,136 1,131 1,138 1,178 1,207
Investments & Advances 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 552 552 552 579 582
Deposits & Other Assets 408 416 427 46 51
Total Assets 4,118 4,119 4,139 3,797 3,704
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Notes Payable 1,447 1,468 1,486 1,534 1,407
Accounts Payable 120 129 127 114 119
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 107 107 38 26 33
Current Portion Capital Leases 2 5 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 271 256 264 271 254
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities 0 0 51 0 0
Total Current Liabilities 1,946 1,965 1,966 1,946 1,813
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 21 23 27 33 50
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 1,141 1,150 881 919 958
Non-Current Capital Leases 37 36 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 71 413 76 79
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 3,215 3,244 3,287 2,974 2,900
Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 1 1 1 1 1
Capital Surplus 753 751 748 745 744
Retained Earnings 748 723 701 671 651
Other Equity 0 1 2 4 5
Treasury Stock 600 600 600 598 598
Total Shareholder's Equity 902 876 852 823 804
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 4,118 4,119 4,139 3,797 3,704
Total Common Equity 902 876 852 823 804
Shares Outstanding 43.10 43.10 43.00 42.70 42.70
Book Value Per Share 20.94 20.32 19.82 19.28 18.83