Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) currently has a 10 year dividend growth rate of -76.56%. This number is calculated using the geometric average which provides the typical value of dividend growth over the specified period using the product of their values. The geometric average is defined as the nth root of the product of n numbers. Solid dividend growth may be one sign of a healthy stock. Investors may be watching different time periods to assess dividend growth rates.

Sonic Automotive, Inc. shares currently have an 8-year dividend growth rate of 12.25%, a 5 year of 9.86%, and a 3 year of 25.99%.

**Key Ratios**

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) presently has a current ratio of 1.03. The current ratio, also known as the working capital ratio, is a liquidity ratio that displays the proportion of current assets of a business relative to the current liabilities. The ratio is simply calculated by dividing current liabilities by current assets. The ratio may be used to provide an idea of the ability of a certain company to pay back its liabilities with assets. Typically, the higher the current ratio the better, as the company may be more capable of paying back its obligations.

There are many different tools to determine whether a company is profitable or not. One of the most popular ratios is the “Return on Assets” (aka ROA). This score indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The Return on Assets for Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) is 0.019181. This number is calculated by dividing net income after tax by the company’s total assets. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

The Leverage Ratio of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) is 0.681794. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

The price to book ratio or market to book ratio for Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) currently stands at 1.171222. The ratio is calculated by dividing the stock price per share by the book value per share. This ratio is used to determine how the market values the equity. A ratio of under 1 typically indicates that the shares are undervalued. A ratio over 1 indicates that the market is willing to pay more for the shares. There are often many underlying factors that come into play with the Price to Book ratio so all additional metrics should be considered as well.

**FCF**

Free Cash Flow or FCF, may be used to gauge the true profitability of a company. FCF measures the amount of cash a company generates after accounting for capital expenditures, and it may be a useful indicator for assessing financial performance. Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH)‘s FCF growth is presently at -0.666882. This is calculated by subtracting FCF from the previous year from FCF this year, divided by FCF from last year. The company has an FCF score of 0.078968. The FCF score is an indicator that is derived by combining free cash flow stability with free cash flow growth. In general, a higher FCF score value would signal high free cash flow growth.

The current FCF quality score is 1.94533. The free quality score assists with estimating free cash flow stability. FCF quality is calculated as the 12 ltm cash flow per share over the average of the cash flow numbers. With this number, a lower ratio is typically preferred. Looking a bit further, the company has an FCF yield of 0.014513, and a 5-year average FCF yield of 0.02708. The first is simply FCF divided by enterprise value, and the second is the five year average FCF divided by the current enterprise value.

**SMA Cross**Technical traders and investors may be looking at the simple moving average 50/200 cross on shares of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH). At the time of writing, the SMA 50/200 Cross value is 0.8817.

If the value is greater than one, the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average, which may signal positive stock price momentum. A value less than one would indicate that the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day, which may indicate negative share price momentum.

**Range**

Investors often keep track of key stock price levels when doing equity research. Two standard levels are the 52-week high and 52-week low. Shares tend to come under increased scrutiny when approaching either of the two marks. After a recent check, the current stock price divided by the 52-week high for shares of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH), gives us a value of 0.734.