| Sonic Automotive is an automotive retailer. Co.'s segments are: Franchised Dealerships, which provides a range of services, including: sales of both new and used cars and light trucks; sales of replacement parts and performance of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repairs, and paint and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance and other aftermarket products for its guests; and EchoPark, which sells used cars and light trucks and arranges F&I product sales for its guests in pre-owned vehicle specialty retail locations. Co.'s EchoPark business generally operates independently from its franchised dealerships business. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of SAH's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of SAH shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like SAH versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SAH by allowing them to research SAH shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.