Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) SEC Filing 10-Q Quarterly Report for the period ending Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sonic Automotive Inc

CIK: 1043509 Ticker: SAH

Exhibit 99.1

Sonic Automotive Reports Record Third Quarter Revenues and Earnings Per Share

Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Record EchoPark Revenues, Up 72% Year-Over-Year
Pending Acquisition of RFJ Auto Expected to Add $3.2 Billion in Annualized Revenues
Recently Amended Credit Facilities and Senior Notes Issuance Extend Runway for Further Growth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – October 28, 2021 –
Sonic Automotive, Inc. (“Sonic Automotive,” “Sonic” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SAH), one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Key Highlights

Record third quarter revenues of $3.1 billion, up 20.6% year-over-year
Record third quarter income from continuing operations before taxes of $112.2 million, up 39.1% year-over-year
Record third quarter earnings from continuing operations of $84.7 million ($1.96 per diluted share)
Record third quarter selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses as a percentage of gross profit of 68.1% (60.1% on a Franchised Dealerships Segment basis, a decrease of 670 basis points year-over-year)
All-time record quarterly total Finance & Insurance (“F&I”) gross profit per retail unit of $2,349, up 21.2% year-over-year
All-time record quarterly EchoPark revenues of $663.3 million, up 72.3% year-over-year
Sonic announced a definitive agreement to acquire RFJ Auto Partners, Inc. (“RFJ Auto”), a top-15 U.S. dealer group by total revenues, which is expected to add $3.2 billion in revenues on an annualized basis
During the third quarter, Sonic repurchased 0.5 million shares of Class A Common Stock for an aggregate purchase price of $24.8 million
In October, the Company amended its credit facilities to increase revolver and floor plan commitments from $1.8 billion to $2.95 billion, in addition to completing an upsized offering of $1.15 billion aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes due 2029 and 2031 at a blended rate of 4.73%, with expected use of net proceeds to fund the acquisition of RFJ Auto, the redemption of outstanding notes, and for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of debt

David Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Sonic and EchoPark, commented, “I am extremely proud of our team for delivering continued year-over-year growth, in particular against a backdrop of industry-wide inventory headwinds and supply chain disruptions. Our results highlight the operating efficiency of our model, the unwavering dedication of our teammates, and our disciplined focus on driving growth across our franchised dealerships and EchoPark segments. After meeting with much of the RFJ Auto team in recent weeks, we are excited to welcome them into the Sonic family and are grateful for the support of our manufacturer and banking partners for their roles in facilitating this acquisition, which puts us on track to exceed our previously-stated goal of $25 billion in total revenues by 2025. Together, I’m confident that we will continue to strengthen the guest-centric culture that is essential to our brand and the success of our business.”
“I’d like to echo that sentiment by recognizing our manufacturer partners and the entire RFJ Auto team for creating the opportunity for this acquisition, which will launch us forward into the next phase of our company’s growth plan,” said Jeff Dyke, President of Sonic and EchoPark. “As we continue to expand our EchoPark distribution and digital network, adding six locations in four new states since the second quarter, we are well-positioned to achieve our goals of 25% U.S. population coverage by the end of 2021 and 90% U.S. population coverage by 2025. Further supporting our commitment to EchoPark, we recently announced the appointment of Dino Bernacchi as Chief Marketing Officer and Thien Truong as Chief Revenue Officer for EchoPark. With their extensive expertise and diverse backgrounds, they will be instrumental additions in executing the long-term EchoPark strategy.”
Heath Byrd, Chief Financial Officer of Sonic and EchoPark, added, “We recently announced an amendment to our credit facilities, increasing total capacity to $2.95 billion, and capitalized on favorable market conditions and an upgraded corporate credit rating by issuing $1.15 billion of unsecured senior notes. This extends our debt maturities, refinances existing debt at a lower cost of capital and provides funding for the pending acquisition of RFJ Auto. I’d like to thank our lender partners and bondholders for recognizing the strength of our balance sheet and favorable operating outlook, which position us to continue to opportunistically evaluate strategic

The following information was filed by Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) on Thursday, October 28, 2021 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
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Business Acquisitions And Dispositions
Business Acquisitions And Dispositions - Additional Information (Details)
Business Acquisitions And Dispositions - Revenues And Other Activities Associated With Disposed Dealerships Classified As Discontinued Operations (Details)
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Long-Term Debt - Debt Redemption (Details)
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Ticker: SAH
CIK: 1043509
Form Type: 10-Q Quarterly Report
Accession Number: 0001043509-21-000020
Submitted to the SEC: Thu Oct 28 2021 4:01:48 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Thu Oct 28 2021
Period: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Industry: Retail Auto Dealers And Gasoline Stations

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