Sonic Automotive Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:SAH)

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$20.45 $0.4 (1.92%) SAH stock closing price Aug 13, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Sonic Automotive from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. The profit-loss statement shows Sonic Automotive profits, the balance sheet shows Sonic Automotive debt, and the cash flow statement reflects the liquidity and solvency of a firm. This statement reflects the company's ability to generate cash flows. Sonic Automotive had cash and cash equivalents of $6.35M at beginning of the quarter and $8.15M at quarter end of 2018 Q2. Sonic Automotive cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. Sonic Automotive had an inflow of $38.11M from operating activities, $-71.69M spend due to financing activities, and $35.39M inflow due to investing activities till 2018 Q2.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2018 Q22018 Q12017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q1
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow49.22M24.49M92.12M68.17M44.67M21.98M81.12M59.89M39.09M19.32M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-1.17M23.18M-22.16M65.26M10.54M39.8M7.21M102.44M13.2M63.25M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net-24.65M9.33M-0.06M23.66M26.07M18.22M34.83M23.63M16.97M6.43M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-87.02M-63.53M-233.64M-181.5M-120.93M-75.51M-204.91M-154.01M-108.08M-40.61M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires122.4M7.46M-38.46M-54.03M---15.86M-15.86M--
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities----------
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-23.12M-23.09M-37.34M-37.3M-25.9M-3.99M-99.94M-97.47M-87.49M-74.41M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities2.73M8.47M54.73M46.31M60.49M53.65M72.44M73.85M66.77M29.13M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-46.47M21M108.74M60.02M3.72M-43.69M45.78M-40.95M25.71M-16.95M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-4.71M-2.16M-8.85M-6.69M-4.48M-2.23M-8.7M-6.45M-4.17M-1.87M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-0.13M-0.15M-4.81M-4.67M-4.51M-4.22M-5.69M-1.31M-0.65M-0.52M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash----------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year6.35M3.1M3.62M4.18M3.01M3.37M1.91M21.84M30.03M6.97M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End8.15M9.16M6.35M13.37M4.38M6.56M3.1M2.94M2.41M2.39M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Sonic Automotive stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Sonic Automotive stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Sonic Automotive saw a negative change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $1.8M till 2018 Q2. Apart from the Sonic Automotive stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Sonic Automotive increased its cash from operating activities to $38.11M till 2018 Q2. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Cash from investing stood at a positive value of $35.39M for SAH stock. A company with surplus cash usually thinks of re-investing it in the form of buying fixed assests, or purchasing plant/ machinery which will help grow the business further. By looking at cash flow from investment activities one can check where the company is putting its cash.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-71.69M for Sonic Automotive.

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