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Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) SEC Filing 10-K Annual report for the fiscal year ending Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sonic Automotive Inc

CIK: 1043509 Ticker: SAH

Exhibit 99.1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sonic Automotive, Inc. Reports Record Results

Adjusted Continuing Operations Quarterly EPS of $0.61,

Increases Dividend by 33%

Fourth Quarter 2015 Results

 

    Record Q4 new retail units of 35,228, up 1.4% over the prior year quarter

 

    Record Q4 pre-owned units and gross profit of 28,220 and $38.8 million, respectively

 

    Record Q4 fixed operations gross profit of $169.1 million, up 8.2% over the prior year quarter

 

    Record Q4 total gross profit of $363.8 million, up 4.4% over the prior year quarter

 

    EchoPark® stores retailed 764 units

Full Year 2015 Results

 

    Record annual new retail units of 138,129, up 1.6% over the prior year

 

    Record annual pre-owned units of 117,123, up 6.4% over the prior year

 

    Record annual pre-owned gross profit of $162.0 million, up 3.1% over the prior year

 

    Record annual fixed operations gross profit of $655.4 million

 

    Record annual total gross profit of $1.415 billion

 

    EchoPark® stores retailed 3,225 units

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – February 23, 2016 Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: SAH), one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today reported adjusted net income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $30.9 million, or $0.61 per diluted share. Included in these adjusted amounts are pre-tax expenses of $3.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, related to the Company’s EchoPark® operations. Adjusted net income from continuing operations and related earnings per diluted share are non-GAAP financial measures. The schedules included in this press release reconcile these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures.

Adjusted net income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $32.5 million, or $0.63 per diluted share. Included in these adjusted amounts are pre-tax expenses of $7.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, related to the Company’s EchoPark® operations.

On a GAAP basis, net income from continuing operations and related diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2015 were $31.5 million and $0.63 per share, respectively, compared to $27.0 million and $0.52 per diluted share, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Sonic reported full year 2015 adjusted net income from continuing operations of $100.2 million, or $1.97 per diluted share, that includes expenses of $16.3 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, related to the Company’s EchoPark® operations. For the full year of 2014, Sonic reported adjusted net income from continuing operations of $100.0 million, or $1.90 per diluted share, that includes expenses of $15.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, related to EchoPark®.


The following information was filed by Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 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-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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Ticker: SAH
CIK: 1043509
Form Type: 10-K Annual Report
Accession Number: 0001564590-16-013579
Submitted to the SEC: Fri Feb 26 2016 5:31:42 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Fri Feb 26 2016
Period: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Industry: Retail Auto Dealers And Gasoline Stations

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