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Last $24.34 USD
Change Today -0.2099 / -0.85%
Volume 491.6K
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sonic corp (SONC) Details

Sonic Corp. operates and franchises a chain of quick-service drive-in restaurants in the United States. As of March 13, 2015, the company operated 3,517 restaurants in 44 states. It also leases signs and real estate. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

10,743 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/24/14
Founded in 1953

sonic corp (SONC) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $816.9K
Chief Development & Strategy Officer and Seni...
Total Annual Compensation: $377.7K
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $282.9K
Chief Information Officer of Sonic Industries...
Total Annual Compensation: $292.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

sonic corp (SONC) Key Developments

Sonic Corp. Announces Sales Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended August 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Full Year 2016; Plans to Pay Quarterly Dividend; Plans to Open 50 to 60 New Franchise Drive-In

Sonic Corp. announced sales results for the fourth quarter and year ended August 31, 2015. The company also announced that system-wide same-store sales for its fourth fiscal quarter increased approximately 4.9%. Same-store sales growth reflected an increase of approximately 4.5% at company drive-ins and approximately 4.9% at franchise drive-ins for the fourth fiscal quarter. For the year, the company's system-wide same-store sales for its fiscal 2015 of 7.3%. Same-store sales growth reflected an increase of approximately 6.9% at company drive-ins and 7.3% at franchise drive-ins for the year ended August 31, 2015. While the macroeconomic environment may impact results, the company expects its initiatives to drive 14% to 18% earnings per share growth for fiscal 2016. The for fiscal 2016 the company anticipates 2% to 4% same-store sales growth for the system; Royalty revenue growth from same-store sales improvements and new unit development; Drive-in-level margin improvement between 75 to 125 basis points, depending upon the degree of same-store sales growth at company drive-ins; Selling, general and administrative expenses of $81.5 million to $82.5 million reflecting increased investment in human resources to support brand initiatives; Depreciation and amortization expense of $45.5 million to $46.5 million as a result of capital investment in fiscal 2016; An income tax rate between 36.5% to 37.5%. For the full year 2016, the company expects quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share. For the full year 2016, the company expects 50 to 60 new franchise drive-in openings, with another year of net unit growth for the system.

Sonic Corp. Provides Quarterly Dividend Guidance for the First Fiscal Quarter of 2016

Sonic Corp. expects to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share of common stock, which represents an increase of 22% from the current quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share for the first fiscal quarter of 2016.

Sonic Corp. Announces Executive Appointments

Sonic Corp. announced that Andrew “Drew” Ritger, Jr., has been appointed as Senior Vice President for Development, who led the franchise development team at SONIC from 2002-2012, during which time the brand opened more than 1,500 new drive-ins in 15 states. In this new role, he is responsible for market planning, franchise sales, area development agreements, and real estate site selection. Ritger has been part of the SONIC leadership team since 1996, and most recently served as Senior Vice President for Franchise Services, east region, with responsibility for franchise operations in the eastern half of the country including new drive-in openings, drive-in operations procedures and guest service. Also returning to the franchise sales team at SONIC has newly appointed Senior Director of Franchise Sales and Development Marketing, Lori Osley, CFE. Osley is a SONIC alumna, having served on the franchise sales team with Ritger, previously. She rejoins SONIC from Captain D’s where she was senior director of franchise development and responsible for all facets of new growth in select markets for Captain D's including new franchisee growth, real estate, and market planning.


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