Sonic Automotive Reports 1st Quarter 2020 Results With All-Time Record EchoPark Revenue And Unit Sales

Strengthens Balance Sheet and Liquidity

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sonic Automotive Inc. (“Sonic” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SAH), one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The Company also provided a business update regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions Sonic is taking to protect the health and safety of its guests and teammates.

In the first quarter of 2020, the Company was required to record a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $268.0 million related to its franchised dealerships reporting unit as a result of a decrease in the Company’s market value due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the stock market and expected reduction in economic activity in the near term. Including the effect of this non-cash goodwill impairment charge, the Company reported GAAP loss per diluted share from continuing operations of $4.67 for the first quarter of 2020, compared to GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations of $0.99 for the first quarter of 2019.

Excluding the effect of the non-cash goodwill impairment charge, adjusted earnings per diluted share from continuing operations* were $0.40 for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $0.39 for the first quarter of 2019, up nearly 3%.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share from continuing operations* of $0.40 for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $0.39 for the first quarter of 2019
  • SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profit were 80.5% for the first quarter of 2020, compared to 68.8% for the first quarter of 2019 (adjusted SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profit* were 80.5% for the first quarter of 2020 and 80.1% for the first quarter of 2019)
  • Total Sonic consolidated first quarter 2020 revenues of $2.3 billion and gross profit of $350.6 million
  • Record quarterly EchoPark revenues of $331.7 million, up 33% from the first quarter of 2019
  • Record quarterly EchoPark retail sales volume of 13,986 units, up 27% from the first quarter of 2019
  • EchoPark segment income of $2.1 million, in-line with the first quarter of 2019
  • Total available liquidity of $418.4 million as of April 28, 2020, an increase from $311.5 million as of March 31, 2020, and $280.0 million as of December 31, 2019
  • Same store Franchised Dealerships Segment operating results for the first quarter of 2020, compared to the first quarter of 2019:

    • Revenues down 2.7%, gross profit up 0.8%
    • New vehicle unit volume down 6.1%; new vehicle gross profit per unit down 6.5%, to $2,093 per unit
    • Retail used vehicle unit volume up 1.5%; retail used vehicle gross profit per unit down 2.5%, to $1,240 per unit
    • Parts, service and collision repair (“Fixed Operations”) gross profit up 2.0%; customer pay gross profit up 5.3%
    • Finance and insurance (“F&I”) gross profit up 6.9% (all-time record quarterly F&I gross profit per retail unit of $1,885 on a total Sonic consolidated basis)

* Adjusted net income from continuing operations, adjusted earnings per diluted share from continuing operations, adjusted SG&A expenses, and adjusted SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profit are non-GAAP financial measures. The schedules included in this press release reconcile these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Commentary

David Smith, Sonic’s and EchoPark’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our exceptional 2019 momentum carried over into the first quarter of 2020, where we saw strong operational performance prior to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business in the last three weeks of March. Through the first two months of 2020, same store total revenues increased 17% versus the comparable two-month period in 2019, driven by an 11% increase in new vehicle unit sales volume, a 27% increase in used vehicle unit sales volume and an 8% increase in Fixed Operations revenues. In mid-March, we began to see the sudden and severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many state and local governments across the nation enacted stay-at-home orders. As essential businesses, our stores have remained open as permitted by governmental orders, however we have experienced a significant reduction in customer foot traffic in both our service and sales businesses.”

Mr. Smith continued, “During this challenging time, our primary concern remains the health and safety of our teammates and guests. We have taken extensive actions to ensure that first responders and other essential workers have safe, reliable access to transportation so they can continue to supply critical needs in our communities. In addition to implementing CDC-recommended social distancing protocols and enhanced sanitization procedures at our dealerships, we are also providing no-contact vehicle pick-up and delivery services for both vehicle sales and vehicle service, ensuring stability and continuity for our guests, our teammates and our business partners.”

Jeff Dyke, Sonic’s and EchoPark’s President, commented, “Looking to the longer term, we continue to take appropriate steps to strengthen our balance sheet and fortify the business. This includes continuing to enhance our liquidity outlook by lowering operating costs, postponing certain capital expenditures and working with our manufacturer and lending partners to access additional sources of liquidity. I would like to thank all of our teammates and manufacturer partners for their dedication and commitment during this difficult time. Due to their efforts, we believe that we have the operating procedures and financial resources in place to manage the current economic climate and to quickly recover when consumer and commercial activity resumes.”

Heath Byrd, Sonic’s and EchoPark’s Chief Financial Officer, commented, “The one-time, non-cash goodwill impairment charge was related to our franchised dealerships only and was triggered by the decrease in our stock market value from the time period between the official announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, 2020 and the end of the first quarter, March 31, 2020. While there continues to be near-term disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, our liquidity is strong and our long-term outlook and prospects for Sonic and EchoPark have not changed. We believe that our current liquidity position, coupled with the actions taken to improve efficiencies during this pandemic, position us well for the recovery and will make us a stronger company into the future.”

COVID-19 Update

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, certain automotive dealership operations have been deemed essential businesses to support the continuity of people’s daily lives and ensure the transportation needs of our nation’s first responders and essential workers. Presently, all Sonic stores remain open, with full service operations and various levels of vehicle sales as stipulated by individual state and local orders. Sonic is committed to ensuring the safety of its guests and teammates by limiting the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining the continuity of its operations to the best of our ability.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Sonic has implemented a number of initiatives nationwide to protect the health and safety of its guests and teammates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, notably:

  • As an essential business, all of the Company’s service departments remain open to facilitate reliable transportation for consumers for purposes permitted under state and local government orders (such as shopping for groceries or receiving medical care), as well as first responders, medical professionals and other essential workers requiring transportation to their workplaces;
  • The Company’s vehicle sales departments have begun to offer a no-contact purchase experience, allowing 90% of a vehicle transaction to be completed on Sonic’s website or by phone and delivered to the guest with a safe, no-contact home delivery;
  • To further reduce the need for unnecessary travel, Sonic has provided delivery and pickup of vehicles from its guests’ places of residence, for those utilizing both the Company’s sales and service departments; and
  • For all of the Company’s dealership locations, the Company is adhering to CDC-recommended social distancing protocols and has introduced stringent sanitization procedures, including providing enhanced disinfection of vehicles brought in for service, used for loaner service, used for test drives, or delivered to guests at home.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a widespread effect on worldwide commerce, including the automotive industry. The positive momentum Sonic experienced during fiscal 2019, including increased revenues, higher overall vehicle sales volumes, and increased levels of profit, continued in early fiscal 2020 through the beginning of March. Since mid-March, Sonic has experienced a significant decrease in overall vehicle sales volumes and service department revenue compared to the prior year, mainly due to lower consumer demand related to the COVID-19 pandemic and related government-imposed restrictions and uncertainty around the overall economic outlook.

Financial Position

Sonic continues to have considerable financial resources and access to diversified funding sources. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company continues to opportunistically assess all available funding options to further strengthen its balance sheet and increase liquidity to maximize its financial flexibility. Sonic has also taken proactive measures to bolster its liquidity position and provide additional financial flexibility, including drawing down $210 million of additional cash from its revolving credit facility prior to March 31, 2020.

As of April 28, 2020, Sonic’s total available liquidity had increased to approximately $418.4 million, up from $311.5 million as of March 31, 2020 and $280.0 million as of December 31, 2019. Sonic’s liquidity at April 28, 2020 consists of $304.0 million of cash and cash equivalents on hand, $90.0 million of floor plan deposit balances and $24.4 million of availability under our existing credit facilities. All of the additional liquidity generated since December 31, 2019 was a result of maximizing availability under pre-existing agreements and cash from operations. Sonic may have additional opportunities to further increase its liquidity position using unfinanced real estate and other sources, if necessary. From a debt perspective, Sonic has no significant near-term debt maturities.

First Quarter 2020 Operational Summary

For the first quarter of 2020, Sonic’s consolidated total revenues were $2.3 billion, down 3% compared to the first quarter of 2019. EchoPark Segment revenues were $331.7 million for the first quarter of 2020, representing a 33% increase from the first quarter of 2019. Franchised Dealerships Segment revenues were $2.0 billion for the first quarter of 2020, down 8% from the first quarter of 2019, attributable to a substantial decrease in new and used vehicle sales during the last three weeks of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related government-imposed restrictions.

Adjusted SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profit* were up 40 basis points for the first quarter of 2020, compared to the first quarter of 2019, due primarily to lower levels of gross profit for the first quarter of 2020, attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adjusted net income from continuing operations* for the first quarter of 2020 was $17.6 million, or $0.40 per diluted share. Comparatively, adjusted net income from continuing operations* for the first quarter of 2019 was $16.8 million, or $0.39 per diluted share.

Adjusted results exclude the following pre-tax items of interest:

(In millions)

Q1 2020

 

Q1 2019

 

Income Statement
Line Item

 

Gain on franchise disposals

$

 

 

$

46.7

 

 

SG&A expenses

 

Executive transition costs

$

 

 

$

(6.3)

 

 

SG&A expenses

(1)

 

Impairment charges

$

(268.0)

 

 

$

(1.9)

 

 

Impairment charges

(2)

 

Note: Amounts in table relate to the Franchised Dealerships Segment unless otherwise noted below.

(1)

$6.0 million of Q1 2019 amount is not deductible for tax purposes.

(2)

$91.1 million of Q1 2020 amount is not deductible for tax purposes. $1.9 million Q1 2019 amount is related to the EchoPark Segment.

Dividend

Sonic’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share payable on July 15, 2020 to all stockholders of record on June 15, 2020.

First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call

Senior management will host a conference call on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern) to discuss the quarter’s results. To access the live broadcast of the call over the Internet, please go to ir.sonicautomotive.com. The conference call will also be available live by dialing in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call at:

Domestic: (833) 353-0344

International: (346) 294-9374

Conference ID: 5789957

A conference call replay will be available one hour following the call for seven days and can be accessed by calling:

Domestic: (855) 859-2056

International: (404) 537-3406

Conference ID: 5789957

Investor presentation and earnings press release materials for the Company’s earnings conference call will be accessible beginning the morning of the conference call on the Company’s website at ir.sonicautomotive.com.

About Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers. Sonic can be reached on the web at www.sonicautomotive.com.

About EchoPark Automotive

EchoPark Automotive is an operating segment within the Company with 10 existing locations that specialize in pre-owned vehicle sales and provide a unique guest experience unlike traditional used car stores. More information about EchoPark Automotive can be found at www.echopark.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Included herein are forward-looking statements. There are many factors that affect management’s views about future events and trends of the Company’s business. These factors involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or trends to differ materially from management’s views, including, without limitation, economic conditions in the markets in which we operate, new and used vehicle industry sales volume, anticipated liquidity position, expected future capital expenditures, anticipated future growth in our EchoPark Segment, the success of our operational strategies, the rate and timing of overall economic expansion or contraction, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government-imposed restrictions on operations, and the risk factors described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and the Company’s other periodic reports and information filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking information, except as required under federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the attached financial tables contain certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules, such as adjusted net income from continuing operations, adjusted earnings per diluted share from continuing operations, adjusted SG&A expenses, and adjusted SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profit. As required by SEC rules, the Company provides reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures improve the transparency of the Company’s disclosures and provide a meaningful presentation of the Company’s results.

 

Sonic Automotive, Inc.

Results of Operations (Unaudited)

 

Results of Operations

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

% Change

 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicles

$

959,489

 

 

$

1,066,334

 

 

(10.0

)%

Used vehicles

850,052

 

 

820,366

 

 

3.6

%

Wholesale vehicles

48,543

 

 

54,770

 

 

(11.4

)%

Parts, service and collision repair

334,680

 

 

341,430

 

 

(2.0

)%

Finance, insurance and other, net

115,292

 

 

106,238

 

 

8.5

%

Total revenues

2,308,056

 

 

2,389,138

 

 

(3.4

)%

Cost of Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicles

(914,074

)

 

(1,012,538

)

 

(9.7

)%

Used vehicles

(817,922

)

 

(783,358

)

 

4.4

%

Wholesale vehicles

(48,700

)

 

(56,037

)

 

(13.1

)%

Total vehicles

(1,780,696

)

 

(1,851,933

)

 

(3.8

)%

Parts, service and collision repair

(176,782

)

 

(178,194

)

 

(0.8

)%

Total cost of sales

(1,957,478

)

 

(2,030,127

)

 

(3.6

)%

Gross profit

350,578

 

 

359,011

 

 

(2.3

)%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(282,156

)

 

(247,095

)

 

(14.2

)%

Impairment charges

(268,000

)

 

(1,952

)

 

(13,629.5

)%

Depreciation and amortization

(22,297

)

 

(22,649

)

 

1.6

%

Operating income (loss)

(221,875

)

 

87,315

 

 

(354.1

)%

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, floor plan

(10,508

)

 

(13,226

)

 

20.6

%

Interest expense, other, net

(10,965

)

 

(12,853

)

 

14.7

%

Other income (expense), net

100

 

 

100

 

 

Total other income (expense)

(21,373

)

 

(25,979

)

 

17.7

%

Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes

(243,248

)

 

61,336

 

 

(496.6

)%

Provision for income taxes for continuing operations – benefit (expense)

44,117

 

 

(18,987

)

 

332.4

%

Income (loss) from continuing operations

(199,131

)

 

42,349

 

 

(570.2

)%

Discontinued operations:

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations before taxes

(285

)

 

(180

)

 

(58.3

)%

Provision for income taxes for discontinued operations – benefit (expense)

83

 

 

52

 

 

59.6

%

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

(202

)

 

(128

)

 

(57.8

)%

Net income (loss)

$

(199,333

)

 

$

42,221

 

 

(572.1

)%

Basic earnings (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations

$

(4.67

)

 

$

0.99

 

 

(571.7

)%

Earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations

(0.01

)

 

(0.01

)

 

Earnings (loss) per common share

$

(4.68

)

 

$

0.98

 

 

(577.6

)%

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

42,615

 

 

42,838

 

 

0.5

%

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations

$

(4.67

)

 

$

0.99

 

 

(571.7

)%

Earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operations

(0.01

)

 

(0.01

)

 

Earnings (loss) per common share

$

(4.68

)

 

$

0.98

 

 

(577.6

)%

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

42,615

 

 

42,888

 

 

0.6

%

Dividends declared per common share

$

0.10

 

 

$

0.10

 

 

 
 

New Vehicles – Consolidated

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)

Reported new vehicle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

959,489

 

 

$

1,066,334

 

 

$

(106,845

)

 

(10.0

)%

Gross profit

$

45,415

 

 

$

53,796

 

 

$

(8,381

)

 

(15.6

)%

Unit sales

21,724

 

 

25,197

 

 

(3,473

)

 

(13.8

)%

Revenue per unit

$

44,167

 

 

$

42,320

 

 

$

1,847

 

 

4.4

%

Gross profit per unit

$

2,091

 

 

$

2,135

 

 

$

(44

)

 

(2.1

)%

Gross profit as a % of revenue

4.7

%

 

5.0

%

 

(30

)

 

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)

Same store new vehicle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

959,491

 

 

$

1,006,903

 

 

$

(47,412

)

 

(4.7

)%

Gross profit

$

45,465

 

 

$

51,752

 

 

$

(6,287

)

 

(12.1

)%

Unit sales

21,724

 

 

23,133

 

 

(1,409

)

 

(6.1

)%

Revenue per unit

$

44,167

 

 

$

43,527

 

 

$

640

 

 

1.5

%

Gross profit per unit

$

2,093

 

 

$

2,237

 

 

$

(144

)

 

(6.4

)%

Gross profit as a % of revenue

4.7

%

 

5.1

%

 

(40

)

 

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used Vehicles – Consolidated

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)

Reported used vehicle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

850,052

 

$

820,366

 

$

29,686

 

 

3.6

%

Gross profit

$

32,130

 

$

37,008

 

$

(4,878

)

 

(13.2

)%

Unit sales

40,024

 

38,463

 

1,561

 

 

4.1

%

Revenue per unit

$

21,239

 

$

21,329

 

$

(90

)

 

(0.4

)%

Gross profit per unit

$

803

 

$

962

 

$

(159

)

 

(16.5

)%

Gross profit as a % of revenue

3.8

%

 

4.5

%

 

(70

)

 

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)

Same store used vehicle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

832,190

 

 

$

793,460

 

 

$

38,730

 

 

4.9

%

Gross profit

$

30,444

 

 

$

32,351

 

 

$

(1,907

)

 

(5.9

)%

Unit sales

39,105

 

 

36,692

 

 

2,413

 

 

6.6

%

Revenue per unit

$

21,281

 

 

$

21,625

 

 

$

(344

)

 

(1.6

)%

Gross profit per unit

$

779

 

 

$

882

 

 

$

(103

)

 

(11.7

)%

Gross profit as a % of revenue

3.7

%

 

4.1

%

 

(40

)

 

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wholesale Vehicles – Consolidated

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)

Reported wholesale vehicle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

48,543

 

 

$

54,770

 

 

$

(6,227

)

 

(11.4

)%

Gross profit (loss)

$

(157

)

 

$

(1,267

)

 

$

1,110

 

 

87.6

%

Unit sales

8,675

 

 

8,647

 

 

28

 

 

0.3

%

Revenue per unit

$

5,596

 

 

$

6,334

 

 

$

(738

)

 

(11.7

)%

Gross profit (loss) per unit

$

(18

)

 

$

(147

)

 

$

129

 

 

87.8

%

Gross profit (loss) as a % of revenue

(0.3

)%

 

(2.3

)%

 

200

 

 

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)

Same store wholesale vehicle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

48,313

 

 

$

52,004

 

 

$

(3,691

)

 

(7.1

)%

Gross profit (loss)

$

(154

)

 

$

(1,083

)

 

$

929

 

 

85.8

%

Unit sales

8,586

 

 

7,972

 

 

614

 

 

7.7

%

Revenue per unit

$

5,627

 

 

$

6,523

 

 

$

(896

)

 

(13.7

)%

Gross profit (loss) per unit

$

(18

)

 

$

(136

)

 

$

118

 

 

86.8

%

Gross profit (loss) as a % of revenue

(0.3

)%

 

(2.1

)%

 

180

 

 

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parts, Service and Collision Repair (“Fixed Operations”) – Consolidated

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands)

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer pay

$

135,056

 

 

$

137,721

 

 

$

(2,665

)

 

(1.9

)%

Warranty

60,760

 

 

68,973

 

 

(8,213

)

 

(11.9

)%

Wholesale parts

38,706

 

 

39,297

 

 

(591

)

 

(1.5

)%

Internal, sublet and other

100,158

 

 

95,439

 

 

4,719

 

 

4.9

%

Total

$

334,680

 

 

$

341,430

 

 

$

(6,750

)

 

(2.0

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer pay

$

74,595

 

 

$

74,326

 

 

$

269

 

 

0.4

%

Warranty

33,746

 

 

38,407

 

 

(4,661

)

 

(12.1

)%

Wholesale parts

6,667

 

 

6,796

 

 

(129

)

 

(1.9

)%

Internal, sublet and other

42,890

 

 

43,707

 

 

(817

)

 

(1.9

)%

Total

$

157,898

 

 

$

163,236

 

 

$

(5,338

)

 

(3.3

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit as a % of revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer pay

55.2

%

 

54.0

%

 

120

 

bps

 

 

Warranty

55.5

%

 

55.7

%

 

(20

)

bps

Wholesale parts

17.2

%

 

17.3

%

 

(10

)

bps

Internal, sublet and other

42.8

%

 

45.8

%

 

(300

)

bps

Total

47.2

%

 

47.8

%

 

(60

)

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands)

Same Store:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer pay

$

137,147

 

 

$

133,233

 

 

$

3,914

 

 

2.9

%

Warranty

61,313

 

 

65,474

 

 

(4,161

)

 

(6.4

)%

Wholesale parts

38,706

 

 

38,157

 

 

549

 

 

1.4

%

Internal, sublet and other

99,559

 

 

90,698

 

 

8,861

 

 

9.8

%

Total

$

336,725

 

 

$

327,562

 

 

$

9,163

 

 

2.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer pay

$

75,729

 

 

$

71,929

 

 

$

3,800

 

 

5.3

%

Warranty

33,907

 

 

36,525

 

 

(2,618

)

 

(7.2

)%

Wholesale parts

6,667

 

 

6,565

 

 

102

 

 

1.6

%

Internal, sublet and other

42,752

 

 

40,832

 

 

1,920

 

 

4.7

%

Total

$

159,055

 

 

$

155,851

 

 

$

3,204

 

 

2.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit as a % of revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer pay

55.2

%

 

54.0

%

 

120

 

bps

Warranty

55.3

%

 

55.8

%

 

(50

)

bps

Wholesale parts

17.2

%

 

17.2

%

 

 

 

bps

Internal, sublet and other

42.9

%

 

45.0

%

 

(210

)

bps

Total

47.2

%

 

47.6

%

 

(40

)

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Finance, Insurance and Other, Net (“F&I”) – Consolidated

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

115,292

 

 

$

106,238

 

 

$

9,054

 

 

8.5

%

Unit sales

61,163

 

 

63,381

 

 

(2,218

 

(3.5

)%

Gross profit per retail unit (excludes fleet)

$

1,885

 

 

$

1,676

 

 

$

209

 

 

12.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)

Same Store:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

109,054

 

 

$

99,384

 

 

$

9,670

 

 

9.7

%

Unit sales

60,244

 

 

59,546

 

 

698

 

 

1.2

%

Gross profit per retail unit (excludes fleet)

$

1,810

 

 

$

1,669

 

 

$

141

 

 

8.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts

Investor Inquiries:
Heath Byrd, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (704) 566-2400

Danny Wieland, Investor Relations (704) 927-3462

Press Inquiries:
Danielle DeVoren / Anthony Feldman

212-896-1272 / 347-487-6194

ddevoren@kcsa.com / afeldman@kcsa.com

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