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SAH Sonic Automotive dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Sonic Automotive's last quarterly dividend was on Dec 14, 2023 (ex-date) with a distribution of $0.3 per share. At an annualized rate of $1.16 per share, the stock yields 2.21%. The latest dividend has increased by $0.01, or 3.4% from the prior dividend.

Key dates

  • SAH last dividend date: Dec 14, 2023
  • SAH next dividend date: Mar 14, 2024
SAH dividend stats
DPS
$1.16
Dividend yield
2.21%
Payout ratio
22.8%
vs. Consumer Cyclical sector
Dividend yield
2.32%
Payout ratio
31.8%

Dividend yield

What is Sonic Automotive current dividend yield

Sonic Automotive's dividend yield of 2.21% is higher than the industry and its peers average but lower than the Consumer Cyclical sector average. But in comparison with the Consumer Cyclical sector average of 2.32%, Sonic Automotive's dividend yield is only 4.7% lower. Historically SAH's dividend yield has averaged at 1.5% in the last 5 years, which is lower than the current one.

Dividend history

What is SAH dividend payout history and dates

Sonic Automotive has a long history of dividend payments, including the last 14 consecutive years with dividend payouts. SAH has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share has increased by 13% for the last twelve months. And with the stock price down by 9% from a year ago, the dividend yield has increased by 24%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Dec 14, 2023 Jan 12, 2024 Oct 26, 2023 $0.3 normal
Sep 14, 2023 Oct 13, 2023 Jul 27, 2023 $0.29 normal
Jun 14, 2023 Jul 14, 2023 Apr 27, 2023 $0.29 normal
Mar 14, 2023 Apr 14, 2023 Feb 15, 2023 $0.28 normal
Dec 14, 2022 Jan 13, 2023 Oct 27, 2022 $0.28 normal
Sep 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022 Jul 28, 2022 $0.25 normal
Jun 14, 2022 Jul 15, 2022 Apr 28, 2022 $0.25 normal
Mar 14, 2022 Apr 14, 2022 $0.25 normal
Dec 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2022 Oct 28, 2021 $0.12 normal
Sep 14, 2021 Oct 15, 2021 Jul 29, 2021 $0.12 normal
Jun 14, 2021 Jul 15, 2021 Apr 29, 2021 $0.12 normal
Mar 12, 2021 Apr 15, 2021 Feb 17, 2021 $0.1 normal
Dec 14, 2020 Jan 15, 2021 Oct 29, 2020 $0.1 normal
Sep 14, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 Jul 30, 2020 $0.1 normal
Jun 12, 2020 Jul 15, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 $0.1 normal
Mar 12, 2020 Apr 15, 2020 Feb 19, 2020 $0.1 normal
Dec 12, 2019 Jan 15, 2020 Oct 24, 2019 $0.1 normal
Sep 12, 2019 Oct 15, 2019 Jul 25, 2019 $0.1 normal
Jun 13, 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Apr 25, 2019 $0.1 normal
Mar 14, 2019 Apr 15, 2019 Feb 19, 2019 $0.1 normal
Dec 13, 2018 Jan 15, 2019 Oct 25, 2018 $0.06 normal
Sep 13, 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Jul 27, 2018 $0.06 normal
Jun 14, 2018 Jul 13, 2018 Apr 26, 2018 $0.06 normal
Mar 14, 2018 Apr 13, 2018 Feb 27, 2018 $0.06 normal
Dec 14, 2017 Jan 12, 2018 Oct 24, 2017 $0.05 normal
Sep 14, 2017 Oct 13, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 $0.05 normal
Jun 13, 2017 Jul 14, 2017 Apr 26, 2017 $0.05 normal
Mar 13, 2017 Apr 14, 2017 Feb 21, 2017 $0.05 normal
Dec 13, 2016 Jan 13, 2017 $0.05 normal
Sep 13, 2016 Oct 14, 2016 Jul 25, 2016 $0.05 normal
Jun 13, 2016 Jul 15, 2016 $0.05 normal

Sonic Automotive dividend payout ratio

What is Sonic Automotive dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Sonic Automotive's payout ratio of 22.8% is above the industry and its peers average but below the Consumer Cyclical sector average. Compared to its Consumer Cyclical sector average of 31.8%, Sonic Automotive's payout ratio is 28% lower.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

SAH dividend vs peer dividends

How does SAH dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
SAH Sonic Automotive Inc 2.21% $1.16 22.8%
RUSHA Rush Enterprises Inc 1.33% $0.65 15.2%

Frequently asked questions

Does Sonic Automotive pay a dividend?

Yes, Sonic Automotive has been paying dividends for the last 14 years.

When is Sonic Automotive's next dividend?

SAH's next dividend is scheduled on Mar 14, 2024 (ex-date).

When was SAH's last dividend?

Sonic Automotive's last dividend ex-date was on Dec 14, 2023. The dividend amount was $0.3 per share.

How much dividend does Sonic Automotive pay (per share)?

SAH's annualized dividend per share is $1.16.

What is Sonic Automotive's dividend yield?

Currently Sonic Automotive's dividend yield is 2.21%.

How often does Sonic Automotive pay dividends?

Sonic Automotive pays dividends quarterly.

What is Sonic Automotive's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Sonic Automotive is 22.8%.

Does Sonic Automotive pay a good dividend?

Sonic Automotive's dividend yield is in line with the Consumer Cyclical sector average.