| Sonic Automotive is an automotive retailer in the U.S. Co.'s reportable segments are: Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Franchised Dealerships segment is comprised of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles and buy and sell used vehicles, sell replacement parts, perform vehicle maintenance, warranty and repair services, and arrange finance and insurance products. The EchoPark segment is comprised of pre-owned vehicle specialty retail locations that provide guests an opportunity to search Co.'s nationwide inventory, purchase a pre-owned vehicle, select finance and insurance products and sell their existing vehicle to Co. We show 51 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.
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