Sonic Automotive Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. Sonic Automotive reported a revenue growth of 1.1% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in February.

Sonic Automotive Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Sonic Automotive during the last five years:

  • Sonic Automotive generated a total of $8.4 billion revenues during 2012. Sonic Automotive reported a revenue growth of 11.2% year-over-year during 2012.
  • Sonic Automotive generated a total of $8.8 billion revenues during 2013. Sonic Automotive reported a revenue growth of 5.7% year-over-year during 2013.
  • Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.2 billion revenues during 2014. Sonic Automotive reported a revenue growth of 4% year-over-year during 2014.
  • Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.6 billion revenues during 2015. Sonic Automotive reported a revenue growth of 4.6% year-over-year during 2015.
  • Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. Sonic Automotive reported a revenue growth of 1.1% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

Sonic Automotive Ranking

With $9.7 billion revenues, Sonic Automotive ranked number 297 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

Sonic Automotive is associated with Retail Sector and Specialty Retail Industry.

With $9.7 billion revenues, Sonic Automotive ranked number 30 of all the companies in the US Retail sector. There were a total of 163 public companies in the US Retail sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Retail sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  3. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  4. Home Depot ($88.5 billion)
  5. Target ($73.8 billion)
  6. Lowe's ($59.1 billion)
  7. Best Buy ($39.5 billion)
  8. TJX Companies ($30.9 billion)
  9. Macy's ($27.1 billion)
  10. Sears Holdings ($25.1 billion)

Retail sector is comprised of the following industries: Broadline Retail; Grocery Retail; Specialty Retail; Apparel Retail; Home Improvement Retail; Specialized Consumer Services. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Broadline Retail industry includes retail outlets and wholesalers offering a wide variety of products including both hard goods and soft goods.
  • Grocery Retail industry includes retail stores that primarily offer non-perishable food that is packaged in cans, bottles and boxes, with some also having fresh produce, butchers, delis, and bakeries
  • Specialty Retail industry includes retailers and wholesalers concentrating on a Single Class of Goods, such as electronics, books, automotive parts or closeouts. It also includes automobile dealerships, video rental stores, dollar stores, duty-free shops and automotive fuel stations not owned by oil companies.
  • Apparel Retail industry consists of retailers and wholesalers specializing mainly in Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, Sunglasses and Other accessories.
  • Home Improvement Retail industry includes retailers and wholesalers concentrating on the sale of home improvement products, including Garden Equipment, Carpets, Wallpaper, Paint, Home Furniture, Blinds and Curtains, and Building materials.
  • Specialized Consumer Services industry includes providers of consumer services such as Auction Houses, Day-care Centers, Dry Cleaners, Schools, Consumer Rental Companies, Veterinary Clinics, Hair Salons and providers of Funeral, Lawn-maintenance, Consumer-storage, Heating and Cooling installation and Plumbing services.

With $9.7 billion revenues, Sonic Automotive ranked number 10 of all the companies in the US Specialty Retail industry. There were a total of 50 public companies in the US Specialty Retail industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Specialty Retail industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Best Buy ($39.5 billion)
  2. AutoNation ($21.6 billion)
  3. Penske Automotive Group ($20.1 billion)
  4. Staples ($18.8 billion)
  5. CarMax ($15.1 billion)
  6. Murphy USA ($11.6 billion)
  7. CST Brands ($11.1 billion)
  8. Office Depot ($11 billion)
  9. Group 1 Automotive ($10.9 billion)
  10. Sonic Automotive ($9.7 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $9.7 billion revenues, Sonic Automotive was in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 1097 companies in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 1.1% revenue growth year-over-year, Sonic Automotive was in the Low positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 593 companies in the Low positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 1%, Sonic Automotive was in the Low positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 707 companies in the Low positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. 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 repairs, and paint and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance, and other aftermarket products. The EchoPark segment operates stand-alone pre-owned specialty retail locations, which enable customers to search, buy, service, finance, and sell pre-owned vehicles. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated 116 franchises in 13 states representing 25 different brands of cars and light trucks; 18 collision repair centers; 107 franchised dealership stores; and 5 EchoPark stores. Sonic Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Revenues Analysis

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. Sonic Automotive reported a revenue growth of 1.1% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in February.

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2002 to 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. Sonic Automotive reported a revenue growth of 1.1% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in February.

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) revenue growth with Specialty Retail industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive reported a revenue growth of 1.1% year-over-year during 2016. The Specialty Retail industry growth was -1.6% year-over-year during 2016. Sonic Automotive growth was faster than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive reported a total net income of $93.2 million during 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. Sonic Automotive net profit margin was 1% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in February.

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To...

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2002 to 2016. Sonic Automotive reported a total net income of $93.2 million during 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. Sonic Automotive net profit margin was 1% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in February.

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) net profit margin with Specialty Retail industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive reported a net profit margin of 1% during 2016. The Specialty Retail industry net profit margin was 2.7% during 2016. Sonic Automotive was less profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive spent a total of $8.3 billion on COGS during 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Sonic Automotive spent 85.3% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D spending analysis for Sonic Automotive is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive spent a total of $1.1 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Sonic Automotive spent 11.4% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

Working Capital Analysis

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive invested a total of $1.6 billion on inventories during 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Sonic Automotive invested 16.1% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive invested a total of $430.2 million on accounts receivable during 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Sonic Automotive invested 4.4% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive invested a total of $117.7 million on accounts payable during 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Sonic Automotive invested 1.2% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

Asset Management Analysis

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive invested a total of $1 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Sonic Automotive invested 10.4% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) from 2012 to 2016. Sonic Automotive invested a total of $552.7 million on Intangible assets during 2016. Sonic Automotive generated a total of $9.7 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Sonic Automotive invested 5.7% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

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