NasdaqGS:SONC

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Sonic Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates and franchises a chain of drive-in restaurants in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Acceptable track record second-rate dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Sonic's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.02%

SONC

1.6%

US Hospitality

1.8%

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1 Year Return

59.6%

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3.9%

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7.3%

US Market


Shareholder returns

SONCIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.02%1.6%1.8%
30 Day0.07%-4.8%-0.7%
90 Day23.3%-4.0%0.06%
1 Year62.5%59.6%6.4%3.9%9.7%7.3%
3 Year49.9%41.5%41.7%32.4%46.3%36.9%
5 Year131.3%114.7%41.3%25.7%64.5%46.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Sonic's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Sonic undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

22.96x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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Price To Earnings Ratio

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Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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Future Growth

How is Sonic forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

-10.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


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High Growth Earnings: SONC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

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Future Return on Equity

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Past Performance

How has Sonic performed over the past 5 years?

11.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

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Return on Equity

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Return on Assets

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Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Sonic's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

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Debt to Equity History and Analysis

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Balance Sheet

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Dividend

What is Sonic's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.47%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company1.5%marketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.9%forecastin3Years1.8%

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Stability and Growth of Payments

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Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, SONC has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

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Current Payout to Shareholders

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Management

What is the CEO of Sonic's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

5.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

J. Hudson (64yo)

23.7yrs

Tenure

US$3,155,246

Compensation

Mr. J. Clifford Hudson, also known as Cliff, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sonic Corp. since April 1995. Mr. Hudson served as the President of Sonic Corp. since March 9, 2017 until February 2018, ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

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Management Age and Tenure

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

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Board Age and Tenure

4.9yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

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Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • J. Hudson (64yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 23.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.16m
  • Eddie Saroch (61yo)

    Senior Vice President of Franchise Relations

    • Tenure: 15.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$675.24k
  • Carolyn Cummins (60yo)

    VP of Compliance & Corporate Secretary

    • Tenure: 14.7yrs
  • Christi Woodworth

    Vice President of Public Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • John Budd (51yo)

    Executive VP and Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.00m
  • Paige Bass (49yo)

    Senior VP & General Counsel

    • Tenure: 11.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$835.82k
  • Claudia S. Pedro (49yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.03m
  • Corey Horsch (40yo)

    VP, CFO & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
  • Michelle Britten (51yo)

    VP & Chief Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 2.9yrs
  • Lori I. Habib (38yo)

    VP & Chief Marketing Officer

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs

Board Members

  • Jeffrey Schutz (67yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$164.00k
  • Federico Peña (71yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 17.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$154.50k
  • J. Hudson (64yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 23.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.16m
  • R. Black (63yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 2.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$118.00k
  • Kate Lavelle (53yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 6.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$166.00k
  • Kathryn Taylor (62yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$149.00k
  • Susan Thronson (56yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$150.50k
  • Steve Davis (60yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.9yrs
  • Tony Bartel (54yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$150.00k
  • Lauren Hobart (50yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$149.00k

Company Information

Sonic Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Sonic Corp.
  • Ticker: SONC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1953
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$1.551b
  • Shares outstanding: 35.69m
  • Website: https://www.sonicdrivein.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Sonic Corp.
  • 300 Johnny Bench Drive
  • Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma
  • 73104
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SONCNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 1991
SO4DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURFeb 1991

Biography

Sonic Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates and franchises a chain of drive-in restaurants in the United States. As of August 31, 2018, the company operated 3,606 Sonic Drive-Ins in 45 states, includin ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2018/12/05 10:02
End of Day Share Price2018/12/04 00:00
Earnings2018/08/31
Annual Earnings2018/08/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.