Sonic Automotive Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

Full Year 2023 Results Include All-Time Record Annual Revenues of $14.4 Billion

EchoPark Segment Expected to Achieve Breakeven Adjusted EBITDA* in the First Quarter of 2024

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonic Automotive, Inc. (“Sonic Automotive,” “Sonic,” the “Company,” "we," "us" or "our") (NYSE:SAH), one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.

Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Summary

  • Total revenues of $3.6 billion, flat year-over-year; total gross profit of $541.1 million, down 6% year-over-year
  • Reported net income of $38.7 million ($1.11 earnings per diluted share)
    • Reported fourth quarter net income includes the effect of a $16.7 million pre-tax charge related to non-cash impairment charges (partially offset by a $4.3 million tax benefit on above charges), and a one-time income tax charge of $5.8 million related to certain non-deductible tax items
    • Excluding these items, adjusted fourth quarter net income* was $56.9 million ($1.63 adjusted earnings per diluted share*)
  • Total selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses as a percentage of gross profit of 71.4% (67.0% on a Franchised Dealerships Segment basis)
  • Franchised Dealerships Segment revenues of $3.0 billion, up 1% year-over-year; Franchised Dealerships Segment gross profit of $491.4 million, down 7% year-over-year
  • EchoPark Segment revenues of $556.6 million, down 6% year-over-year; EchoPark Segment gross profit of $42.8 million, up 5% year-over-year; EchoPark Segment retail used vehicle unit sales volume of 17,562 units, up 1% year-over-year
  • EchoPark Segment loss (defined as loss before taxes and impairment charges) of $15.9 million; EchoPark Segment adjusted EBITDA* loss of $9.1 million, a 64% improvement year-over-year
    • Expect to achieve breakeven EchoPark Segment adjusted EBITDA* in the first quarter of 2024
    • Fourth quarter EchoPark Segment adjusted EBITDA* loss includes: a $0.9 million loss recognized in the fourth quarter related to stores closed prior to the fourth quarter; and a $1.3 million loss related to the Northwest Motorsport stores closed after the end of the fourth quarter in January 2024

Full Year 2023 Financial Summary

  • All-time record annual revenues of $14.4 billion, up 3% year-over-year; gross profit of $2.2 billion, down 3% year-over-year
  • Reported full year net income of $178.2 million ($4.97 earnings per diluted share)
    • Reported net income includes the effect of a $79.3 million pre-tax charge related to non-cash impairment charges and a $10.0 million pre-tax charge to gross profit related to inventory valuation adjustments, offset partially by a net $9.3 million pre-tax gain in SG&A expenses (collectively, these items are partially offset by a $19.9 million tax benefit on the above net charges), and a one-time income tax charge of $5.8 million related to certain non-deductible tax items
    • Excluding these items, adjusted net income* was $244.1 million ($6.81 adjusted earnings per diluted share*)
  • Total SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profit of 71.3% (64.6% on a Franchised Dealerships Segment basis)
    • Adjusted SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profit* of 71.4% (65.6% on a Franchised Dealerships Segment basis)
  • Franchised Dealerships Segment revenues of $11.8 billion, up 3% year-over-year; Franchised Dealerships Segment gross profit of $2.0 billion, down 4% year-over-year
  • EchoPark Segment revenues of $2.4 billion, down 1% year-over-year; EchoPark Segment gross profit of $161.8 million, down 8% year-over-year; EchoPark Segment retail used vehicle unit sales volume of 73,676 units, up 15% year-over-year
  • Reported EchoPark Segment loss (defined as loss before taxes and impairment charges) of $132.4 million; adjusted EchoPark Segment loss* of $112.8 million; EchoPark Segment adjusted EBITDA* loss of $83.0 million, a 21% improvement year-over-year
    • Full year EchoPark Segment adjusted EBITDA* loss includes: a $35.3 million loss related to stores closed during 2023; and a $5.1 million loss related to the Northwest Motorsport stores closed after the end of the fiscal year in January 2024
  • During 2023, Sonic repurchased approximately 3.3 million shares of its Class A Common Stock, or 9% of shares outstanding at December 31, 2022, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $177.6 million

* Please refer to the discussion and reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below.

Commentary

David Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sonic Automotive, stated, “We are proud of our team’s performance in the fourth quarter, delivering financial results that reflect our ability to leverage our diversified business model to adapt to rapidly changing market dynamics. During the quarter, we continued to realize the expected benefits of the strategic adjustments to our EchoPark business model, which showed improvement in year-over-year losses to help offset continued margin normalization in the franchised dealership segment. We remain confident that we have the right strategy, the right people, and the right culture to continue to grow our business and create long-term value for our stakeholders.”

Jeff Dyke, President of Sonic Automotive, commented, “While consumer affordability and used vehicle sourcing challenges persist, our EchoPark results in the fourth quarter demonstrate our team's valuable industry experience and the adaptability of our innovative EchoPark model. Based on recent performance and market trends, we remain confident in our path to achieve breakeven EchoPark segment adjusted EBITDA* in the first quarter of 2024, and expect to resume our disciplined long-term growth plans for EchoPark once used vehicle market conditions improve.”

Heath Byrd, Chief Financial Officer of Sonic Automotive, added, “Our diversified cash flow streams continued to benefit our overall financial position in the fourth quarter. As of December 31, 2023, we had $846 million of total liquidity, including $374 million in cash and floor plan deposits on hand. We believe we remain well-positioned to adapt to evolving market conditions and position the Company for success in 2024 and beyond.”

Fourth Quarter 2023 Segment Highlights

The financial measures discussed below are results for the fourth quarter of 2023 with comparisons made to the fourth quarter of 2022, unless otherwise noted.

  • Franchised Dealerships Segment operating results include:
    • Same store revenues up 2%; same store gross profit down 6%
    • Same store retail new vehicle unit sales volume up 10%; same store retail new vehicle gross profit per unit down 30%, to $4,279
    • Same store retail used vehicle unit sales volume down 7%; same store retail used vehicle gross profit per unit down 1%, to $1,433
    • Same store parts, service and collision repair (“Fixed Operations”) gross profit up 7%; same store customer pay gross profit up 9%; same store warranty gross profit up 6%; same store Fixed Operations gross margin up 30 basis points, to 49.9%
    • Same store finance and insurance ("F&I") gross profit down 1%; same store F&I gross profit per retail unit of $2,334, down 3%
    • On a trailing quarter cost of sales basis, the Franchised Dealerships Segment had 37 days’ supply of new vehicle inventory (including in-transit) and 29 days’ supply of used vehicle inventory
  • EchoPark Segment operating results include:
    • Revenues of $556.6 million, down 6% year-over-year; gross profit of $42.8 million, up 5% year-over-year
    • Retail used vehicle unit sales volume of 17,562, up 1% year-over-year
    • Segment loss of $15.9 million and adjusted EBITDA* loss of $9.1 million
      • EchoPark Segment stores closed prior to the fourth quarter incurred a $1.1 million segment loss and a $0.9 million adjusted EBITDA* loss during the fourth quarter, respectively
      • Northwest Motorsport stores closed after the end of the fourth quarter in January 2024 incurred a $1.8 million segment loss and a $1.3 million adjusted EBITDA* loss, respectively, in the fourth quarter
    • On a trailing quarter cost of sales basis, the EchoPark Segment had 36 days’ supply of used vehicle inventory
  • Powersports Segment operating results include:
    • Revenues of $27.2 million, gross profit of $7.0 million, gross margin of 25.6%
    • Segment loss of $3.5 million and adjusted EBITDA* loss of $2.4 million

* Please refer to the discussion and reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below.

Full Year 2023 Segment Highlights

The financial measures discussed below are results for the full year 2023 with comparisons made to the full year 2022, unless otherwise noted.

  • Franchised Dealerships Segment operating results include:
    • Same store revenues up 3%; same store gross profit down 4%
    • Same store retail new vehicle unit sales volume up 8%; same store retail new vehicle gross profit per unit down 27%, to $4,849
    • Same store retail used vehicle unit sales volume down 7%; same store retail used vehicle gross profit per unit up 1%, to $1,630
    • Same store Fixed Operations gross profit up 9%; same store customer pay gross profit up 11%; same store warranty gross profit up 7%; same store Fixed Operations gross margin up 10 basis points, to 49.6%
    • Same store F&I gross profit flat year-over-year; same store F&I gross profit per retail unit of $2,411, flat year-over-year
  • EchoPark Segment operating results include:
    • Revenues of $2.4 billion, down 1% year-over-year; gross profit of $161.8 million, down 8% year-over-year
    • Retail used vehicle unit sales volume of 73,676, up 15% year-over-year
    • Reported segment loss of $132.5 million, adjusted segment loss* of $112.8 million, and adjusted EBITDA* loss of $83.0 million
      • EchoPark Segment stores closed during 2023 incurred a $30.3 million reported segment loss and a $35.3 million adjusted EBITDA* loss during the fiscal year, respectively
      • Northwest Motorsport stores closed after the end of the fiscal year in January 2024 incurred a $6.7 million segment loss and a $5.1 million adjusted EBITDA* loss, respectively, for the full year
  • Powersports Segment operating results include:
    • Revenues of $163.2 million, gross profit of $50.3 million, gross margin of 30.9%
    • Segment income of $5.7 million and adjusted EBITDA* of $10.8 million
    • Year-over-year comparative financial results are not meaningful due to the timing of acquisitions (seven stores acquired in August 2022 and five stores acquired in February 2023)

* Please refer to the discussion and reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below.

Dividend

Sonic’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on April 15, 2024 to all stockholders of record on March 15, 2024.

Fourth Quarter 2023 Earnings Conference Call

Senior management will hold a conference call today at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern). Investor presentation and earnings press release materials will be accessible beginning prior to the conference call on the Company’s website at ir.sonicautomotive.com.

To access the live webcast of the conference call, please go to ir.sonicautomotive.com and select the webcast link at the top of the page. For telephone access to this conference call, please dial (877) 407-8289 (domestic) or +1 (201) 689-8341 (international) and ask to be connected to the Sonic Automotive Fourth Quarter 2023 Earnings Conference Call. Dial-in access remains available throughout the live call; however, to ensure you are connected for the full call we suggest dialing in at least 10 minutes before the start of the call. A webcast replay will be available following the call for 14 days at ir.sonicautomotive.com.

About Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is on a quest to become the most valuable automotive retailer and service brand in America. Our Company culture thrives on creating, innovating, and providing industry-leading guest experiences, driven by strategic investments in technology, teammates, and ideas that ultimately fulfill ownership dreams, enrich lives, and deliver happiness to our guests and teammates. As one of the largest automotive and powersports retailers in America, we are committed to delivering on this goal while pursuing expansive growth and taking progressive measures to be the leader in these categories. Our new platforms, programs, and people are set to drive the next generation of automotive and powersports experiences. More information about Sonic Automotive can be found at www.sonicautomotive.com and ir.sonicautomotive.com.

About EchoPark Automotive

EchoPark Automotive is one of the most comprehensive retailers of nearly new pre-owned vehicles in America today. Our unique business model offers a best-in-class shopping experience and utilizes one of the most innovative technology-enabled sales strategies in our industry. Our approach provides a personalized and proven guest-centric buying process that consistently delivers award-winning guest experiences and superior value to car buyers nationwide, with savings of up to $3,000 versus the competition. Consumers have responded by putting EchoPark among the top national pre-owned vehicle retailers in products, sales, and service, while receiving the 2023 Consumer Satisfaction Award from DealerRater. EchoPark’s mission is in the name: Every Car, Happy Owner. This drives the experience for guests and differentiates EchoPark from the competition. More information about EchoPark Automotive can be found at www.echopark.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Included herein are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding anticipated future EchoPark profitability and anticipated future EchoPark adjusted EBITDA. 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, supply chain disruptions and manufacturing delays, labor shortages, the impacts of inflation and increases in interest rates, new and used vehicle industry sales volume, future levels of consumer demand for new and used vehicles, anticipated future growth in each of our operating segments, the success of our operational strategies, the rate and timing of overall economic expansion or contraction, the integration of recent or future acquisitions, and the risk factors described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 and other reports and information filed with the United States 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, adjusted earnings per diluted share, adjusted SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profit, adjusted segment loss, and adjusted EBITDA. As required by SEC rules, the Company has provided reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in the schedules included in this press release. 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 - Consolidated

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

(In millions, except per share amounts)

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

1,680.2

 

 

$

1,555.3

 

 

8

%

 

$

6,304.6

 

 

$

5,622.6

 

 

12

%

Fleet new vehicles

 

21.8

 

 

 

29.3

 

 

(26

)%

 

 

92.2

 

 

 

99.4

 

 

(7

)%

Total new vehicles

 

1,702.0

 

 

 

1,584.6

 

 

7

%

 

 

6,396.8

 

 

 

5,722.0

 

 

12

%

Used vehicles

 

1,222.4

 

 

 

1,341.1

 

 

(9

)%

 

 

5,213.6

 

 

 

5,515.4

 

 

(5

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

62.6

 

 

 

80.0

 

 

(22

)%

 

 

318.8

 

 

 

484.9

 

 

(34

)%

Total vehicles

 

2,987.0

 

 

 

3,005.7

 

 

(1

)%

 

 

11,929.2

 

 

 

11,722.3

 

 

2

%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

431.9

 

 

 

411.1

 

 

5

%

 

 

1,759.5

 

 

 

1,599.7

 

 

10

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

166.0

 

 

 

173.8

 

 

(4

)%

 

 

683.7

 

 

 

679.1

 

 

1

%

Total revenues

 

3,584.9

 

 

 

3,590.6

 

 

%

 

 

14,372.4

 

 

 

14,001.1

 

 

3

%

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

(1,555.7

)

 

 

(1,390.7

)

 

(12

)%

 

 

(5,769.2

)

 

 

(4,959.8

)

 

(16

)%

Fleet new vehicles

 

(20.9

)

 

 

(27.5

)

 

24

%

 

 

(88.2

)

 

 

(94.5

)

 

7

%

Total new vehicles

 

(1,576.6

)

 

 

(1,418.2

)

 

(11

)%

 

 

(5,857.4

)

 

 

(5,054.3

)

 

(16

)%

Used vehicles

 

(1,184.9

)

 

 

(1,305.6

)

 

9

%

 

 

(5,062.4

)

 

 

(5,334.6

)

 

5

%

Wholesale vehicles

 

(65.8

)

 

 

(83.7

)

 

21

%

 

 

(321.4

)

 

 

(488.0

)

 

34

%

Total vehicles

 

(2,827.3

)

 

 

(2,807.5

)

 

(1

)%

 

 

(11,241.2

)

 

 

(10,876.9

)

 

(3

)%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

(216.5

)

 

 

(207.0

)

 

(5

)%

 

 

(885.5

)

 

 

(807.2

)

 

(10

)%

Total cost of sales

 

(3,043.8

)

 

 

(3,014.5

)

 

(1

)%

 

 

(12,126.7

)

 

 

(11,684.1

)

 

(4

)%

Gross profit

 

541.1

 

 

 

576.1

 

 

(6

)%

 

 

2,245.7

 

 

 

2,317.0

 

 

(3

)%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

(386.3

)

 

 

(366.3

)

 

(5

)%

 

 

(1,600.5

)

 

 

(1,555.1

)

 

(3

)%

Impairment charges

 

(16.7

)

 

 

(320.4

)

 

95

%

 

 

(79.3

)

 

 

(320.4

)

 

75

%

Depreciation and amortization

 

(36.6

)

 

 

(33.5

)

 

(9

)%

 

 

(142.3

)

 

 

(127.5

)

 

(12

)%

Operating income (loss)

 

101.5

 

 

 

(144.1

)

 

170

%

 

 

423.6

 

 

 

314.0

 

 

35

%

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, floor plan

 

(18.4

)

 

 

(13.6

)

 

(35

)%

 

 

(67.2

)

 

 

(34.3

)

 

(96

)%

Interest expense, other, net

 

(28.3

)

 

 

(24.9

)

 

(14

)%

 

 

(114.6

)

 

 

(89.9

)

 

(27

)%

Other income (expense), net

 

(0.1

)

 

 

0.1

 

 

(200

)%

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

(50

)%

Total other income (expense)

 

(46.8

)

 

 

(38.4

)

 

(22

)%

 

 

(181.7

)

 

 

(124.0

)

 

(47

)%

Income (loss) before taxes

 

54.7

 

 

 

(182.5

)

 

130

%

 

 

241.9

 

 

 

190.0

 

 

27

%

Provision for income taxes - benefit (expense)

 

(16.0

)

 

 

(8.4

)

 

(90

)%

 

 

(63.7

)

 

 

(101.5

)

 

37

%

Net income (loss)

$

38.7

 

 

$

(190.9

)

 

120

%

 

$

178.2

 

 

$

88.5

 

 

101

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per common share

$

1.14

 

 

$

(5.22

)

 

122

%

 

$

5.09

 

 

$

2.29

 

 

122

%

Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding

 

33.9

 

 

 

36.5

 

 

7

%

 

 

35.0

 

 

 

38.7

 

 

9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share

$

1.11

 

 

$

(5.22

)

 

121

%

 

$

4.97

 

 

$

2.23

 

 

123

%

Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding(1)

 

34.8

 

 

 

36.5

 

 

5

%

 

 

35.9

 

 

 

39.7

 

 

10

%

Dividends declared per common share

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.28

 

 

7

%

 

$

1.16

 

 

$

1.03

 

 

13

%

 

(1) Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding used for the three months ended December 31, 2022 due to the net loss on a reported GAAP basis.

Franchised Dealerships Segment - Reported

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

(In millions, except unit and per unit data)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

1,664.1

 

 

$

1,534.5

 

 

8

%

 

$

6,215.0

 

 

$

5,581.6

 

 

11

%

Fleet new vehicles

 

21.8

 

 

 

29.4

 

 

(26

)%

 

 

92.2

 

 

 

99.4

 

 

(7

)%

Total new vehicles

 

1,685.9

 

 

 

1,563.9

 

 

8

%

 

 

6,307.2

 

 

 

5,681.0

 

 

11

%

Used vehicles

 

727.5

 

 

 

823.4

 

 

(12

)%

 

 

3,050.3

 

 

 

3,391.5

 

 

(10

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

39.3

 

 

 

52.6

 

 

(25

)%

 

 

204.5

 

 

 

314.0

 

 

(35

)%

Total vehicles

 

2,452.7

 

 

 

2,439.9

 

 

1

%

 

 

9,562.0

 

 

 

9,386.5

 

 

2

%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

425.2

 

 

 

404.8

 

 

5

%

 

 

1,714.2

 

 

 

1,588.0

 

 

8

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

123.2

 

 

 

128.0

 

 

(4

)%

 

 

498.6

 

 

 

510.1

 

 

(2

)%

Total revenues

 

3,001.1

 

 

 

2,972.7

 

 

1

%

 

 

11,774.8

 

 

 

11,484.6

 

 

3

%

Gross Profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

122.2

 

 

 

160.8

 

 

(24

)%

 

 

518.7

 

 

 

655.3

 

 

(21

)%

Fleet new vehicles

 

0.9

 

 

 

1.8

 

 

(50

)%

 

 

4.0

 

 

 

4.9

 

 

(18

)%

Total new vehicles

 

123.1

 

 

 

162.6

 

 

(24

)%

 

 

522.7

 

 

 

660.2

 

 

(21

)%

Used vehicles

 

35.1

 

 

 

38.4

 

 

(9

)%

 

 

162.9

 

 

 

174.4

 

 

(7

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

(2.7

)

 

 

(3.2

)

 

16

%

 

 

(3.3

)

 

 

(6.3

)

 

48

%

Total vehicles

 

155.5

 

 

 

197.8

 

 

(21

)%

 

 

682.3

 

 

 

828.3

 

 

(18

)%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

212.6

 

 

 

200.9

 

 

6

%

 

 

852.7

 

 

 

786.7

 

 

8

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

123.2

 

 

 

128.0

 

 

(4

)%

 

 

498.6

 

 

 

510.1

 

 

(2

)%

Total gross profit

 

491.3

 

 

 

526.7

 

 

(7

)%

 

 

2,033.6

 

 

 

2,125.1

 

 

(4

)%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

(329.1

)

 

 

(298.1

)

 

(10

)%

 

 

(1,314.6

)

 

 

(1,273.0

)

 

(3

)%

Impairment charges

 

(1.0

)

 

 

(115.5

)

 

99

%

 

 

(1.0

)

 

 

(115.5

)

 

99

%

Depreciation and amortization

 

(29.4

)

 

 

(26.0

)

 

(13

)%

 

 

(112.3

)

 

 

(101.8

)

 

(10

)%

Operating income (loss)

 

131.8

 

 

 

87.1

 

 

51

%

 

 

605.7

 

 

 

634.8

 

 

(5

)%

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, floor plan

 

(14.6

)

 

 

(9.8

)

 

(49

)%

 

 

(49.2

)

 

 

(23.6

)

 

(108

)%

Interest expense, other, net

 

(27.5

)

 

 

(23.4

)

 

(18

)%

 

 

(109.7

)

 

 

(85.0

)

 

(29

)%

Other income (expense), net

 

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

100

%

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

(0.1

)

 

300

%

Total other income (expense)

 

(42.0

)

 

 

(33.2

)

 

(27

)%

 

 

(158.7

)

 

 

(108.7

)

 

(46

)%

Income (loss) before taxes

 

89.8

 

 

 

53.9

 

 

67

%

 

 

447.0

 

 

 

526.1

 

 

(15

)%

Add: Impairment charges

 

1.0

 

 

 

115.5

 

 

(99

)%

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

115.5

 

 

(99

)%

Segment income (loss)

$

90.8

 

 

$

169.4

 

 

(46

)%

 

$

448.0

 

 

$

641.6

 

 

(30

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Sales Volume:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

28,491

 

 

 

26,239

 

 

9

%

 

 

107,257

 

 

 

99,424

 

 

8

%

Fleet new vehicles

 

500

 

 

 

661

 

 

(24

)%

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

2,115

 

 

(5

)%

Total new vehicles

 

28,991

 

 

 

26,900

 

 

8

%

 

 

109,257

 

 

 

101,539

 

 

8

%

Used vehicles

 

24,365

 

 

 

26,631

 

 

(9

)%

 

 

100,210

 

 

 

108,512

 

 

(8

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

4,440

 

 

 

5,616

 

 

(21

)%

 

 

20,602

 

 

 

24,052

 

 

(14

)%

Retail new & used vehicles

 

52,856

 

 

 

52,870

 

 

%

 

 

207,467

 

 

 

207,936

 

 

%

Used:New Ratio

 

0.86

 

 

 

1.01

 

 

(15

)%

 

 

0.93

 

 

 

1.09

 

 

(15

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit Per Unit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

4,289

 

 

$

6,130

 

 

(30

)%

 

$

4,836

 

 

$

6,591

 

 

(27

)%

Fleet new vehicles

$

1,780

 

 

$

2,642

 

 

(33

)%

 

$

1,989

 

 

$

2,292

 

 

(13

)%

New vehicles

$

4,246

 

 

$

6,044

 

 

(30

)%

 

$

4,784

 

 

$

6,502

 

 

(26

)%

Used vehicles

$

1,440

 

 

$

1,442

 

 

%

 

$

1,626

 

 

$

1,607

 

 

1

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

$

2,330

 

 

$

2,421

 

 

(4

)%

 

$

2,403

 

 

$

2,453

 

 

(2

)%

 

Note: Reported Franchised Dealerships Segment results include (i) same store results from the “Franchised Dealerships Segment - Same Store” table below and (ii) the effects of acquisitions, open points, dispositions and holding company impacts for the periods reported. All currently operating franchised dealership stores are included within the same store group as of the first full month following the first anniversary of the store’s opening or acquisition.

Franchised Dealerships Segment - Same Store

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

(In millions, except unit and per unit data)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

1,654.9

 

 

$

1,513.6

 

 

9

%

 

$

6,145.3

 

 

$

5,508.8

 

 

12

%

Fleet new vehicles

 

21.9

 

 

 

29.3

 

 

(25

)%

 

 

92.1

 

 

 

99.4

 

 

(7

)%

Total new vehicles

 

1,676.8

 

 

 

1,542.9

 

 

9

%

 

 

6,237.4

 

 

 

5,608.2

 

 

11

%

Used vehicles

 

724.6

 

 

 

810.7

 

 

(11

)%

 

 

3,012.1

 

 

 

3,334.4

 

 

(10

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

39.2

 

 

 

51.1

 

 

(23

)%

 

 

202.2

 

 

 

309.1

 

 

(35

)%

Total vehicles

 

2,440.6

 

 

 

2,404.7

 

 

1

%

 

 

9,451.7

 

 

 

9,251.7

 

 

2

%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

423.9

 

 

 

399.0

 

 

6

%

 

 

1,696.4

 

 

 

1,565.8

 

 

8

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

122.8

 

 

 

124.4

 

 

(1

)%

 

 

493.6

 

 

 

494.0

 

 

%

Total revenues

 

2,987.3

 

 

 

2,928.1

 

 

2

%

 

 

11,641.7

 

 

 

11,311.5

 

 

3

%

Gross Profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

121.4

 

 

 

158.8

 

 

(24

)%

 

 

513.5

 

 

 

647.5

 

 

(21

)%

Fleet new vehicles

 

0.9

 

 

 

1.7

 

 

(47

)%

 

 

4.0

 

 

 

4.8

 

 

(17

)%

Total new vehicles

 

122.2

 

 

 

160.5

 

 

(24

)%

 

 

517.4

 

 

 

652.3

 

 

(21

)%

Used vehicles

 

34.8

 

 

 

37.8

 

 

(8

)%

 

 

161.1

 

 

 

171.3

 

 

(6

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

(2.6

)

 

 

(3.1

)

 

16

%

 

 

(2.5

)

 

 

(5.5

)

 

55

%

Total vehicles

 

154.4

 

 

 

195.2

 

 

(21

)%

 

 

676.0

 

 

 

818.1

 

 

(17

)%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

211.5

 

 

 

197.8

 

 

7

%

 

 

842.2

 

 

 

774.8

 

 

9

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

122.8

 

 

 

124.4

 

 

(1

)%

 

 

493.6

 

 

 

494.0

 

 

%

Total gross profit

$

488.7

 

 

$

517.4

 

 

(6

)%

 

$

2,011.8

 

 

$

2,086.9

 

 

(4

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Sales Volume:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

28,357

 

 

 

25,796

 

 

10

%

 

 

105,891

 

 

 

97,772

 

 

8

%

Fleet new vehicles

 

500

 

 

 

661

 

 

(24

)%

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

2,115

 

 

(5

)%

Total new vehicles

 

28,857

 

 

 

26,457

 

 

9

%

 

 

107,891

 

 

 

99,887

 

 

8

%

Used vehicles

 

24,269

 

 

 

26,128

 

 

(7

)%

 

 

98,841

 

 

 

106,320

 

 

(7

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

4,429

 

 

 

5,466

 

 

(19

)%

 

 

20,333

 

 

 

23,630

 

 

(14

)%

Retail new & used vehicles

 

52,626

 

 

 

51,924

 

 

1

%

 

 

204,732

 

 

 

204,092

 

 

%

Used:New Ratio

 

0.86

 

 

 

1.01

 

 

(15

)%

 

 

0.93

 

 

 

1.09

 

 

(15

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit Per Unit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

4,279

 

 

$

6,155

 

 

(30

)%

 

$

4,849

 

 

$

6,623

 

 

(27

)%

Fleet new vehicles

$

1,780

 

 

$

2,642

 

 

(33

)%

 

$

1,989

 

 

$

2,292

 

 

(13

)%

New vehicles

$

4,236

 

 

$

6,067

 

 

(30

)%

 

$

4,796

 

 

$

6,531

 

 

(27

)%

Used vehicles

$

1,433

 

 

$

1,447

 

 

(1

)%

 

$

1,630

 

 

$

1,611

 

 

1

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

$

2,334

 

 

$

2,396

 

 

(3

)%

 

$

2,411

 

 

$

2,421

 

 

%

 

Note: All currently operating franchised dealership stores are included within the same store group as of the first full month following the first anniversary of the store’s opening or acquisition.

EchoPark Segment - Reported

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

(In millions, except unit and per unit data)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

 

 

$

2.0

 

 

(100

)%

 

$

1.0

 

 

$

9.2

 

 

(89

)%

Used vehicles

 

492.5

 

 

 

515.5

 

 

(4

)%

 

 

2,143.8

 

 

 

2,116.8

 

 

1

%

Wholesale vehicles

 

22.6

 

 

 

27.3

 

 

(17

)%

 

 

111.7

 

 

 

170.6

 

 

(35

)%

Total vehicles

 

515.1

 

 

 

544.8

 

 

(5

)%

 

 

2,256.5

 

 

 

2,296.6

 

 

(2

)%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

41.5

 

 

 

44.5

 

 

(7

)%

 

 

177.9

 

 

 

166.4

 

 

7

%

Total revenues

 

556.6

 

 

 

589.3

 

 

(6

)%

 

 

2,434.4

 

 

 

2,463.0

 

 

(1

)%

Gross Profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

(100

)%

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

1.1

 

 

(91

)%

Used vehicles

 

1.7

 

 

 

(3.6

)

 

147

%

 

 

(17.1

)

 

 

4.4

 

 

(489

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

(0.4

)

 

 

(0.3

)

 

(33

)%

 

 

0.9

 

 

 

3.2

 

 

(72

)%

Total vehicles

 

1.3

 

 

 

(3.7

)

 

135

%

 

 

(16.1

)

 

 

8.7

 

 

(285

)%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

41.5

 

 

 

44.5

 

 

(7

)%

 

 

177.9

 

 

 

166.4

 

 

7

%

Total gross profit

 

42.8

 

 

 

40.8

 

 

5

%

 

 

161.8

 

 

 

175.1

 

 

(8

)%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

(48.0

)

 

 

(62.3

)

 

23

%

 

 

(247.0

)

 

 

(269.8

)

 

8

%

Impairment charges

 

(15.7

)

 

 

(204.9

)

 

92

%

 

 

(78.3

)

 

 

(204.9

)

 

62

%

Depreciation and amortization

 

(6.2

)

 

 

(7.0

)

 

11

%

 

 

(26.6

)

 

 

(24.7

)

 

(8

)%

Operating income (loss)

 

(27.1

)

 

 

(233.4

)

 

88

%

 

 

(190.1

)

 

 

(324.3

)

 

41

%

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, floor plan

 

(3.8

)

 

 

(3.9

)

 

3

%

 

 

(17.4

)

 

 

(10.7

)

 

(63

)%

Interest expense, other, net

 

(0.7

)

 

 

(0.9

)

 

22

%

 

 

(3.2

)

 

 

(3.9

)

 

18

%

Other income (expense), net

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

(0.1

)

 

 

0.1

 

 

(200

)%

Total other income (expense)

 

(4.5

)

 

 

(4.8

)

 

6

%

 

 

(20.7

)

 

 

(14.5

)

 

(43

)%

Income (loss) before taxes

 

(31.6

)

 

 

(238.2

)

 

87

%

 

 

(210.8

)

 

 

(338.8

)

 

38

%

Add: Impairment charges

 

15.7

 

 

 

204.9

 

 

(92

)%

 

 

78.3

 

 

 

204.9

 

 

(62

)%

Segment income (loss)

$

(15.9

)

 

$

(33.3

)

 

52

%

 

$

(132.5

)

 

$

(133.9

)

 

1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Sales Volume:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

 

 

 

26

 

 

(100

)%

 

 

11

 

 

 

152

 

 

(93

)%

Used vehicles

 

17,562

 

 

 

17,435

 

 

1

%

 

 

73,676

 

 

 

64,107

 

 

15

%

Wholesale vehicles

 

2,621

 

 

 

2,444

 

 

7

%

 

 

11,512

 

 

 

11,236

 

 

2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit Per Unit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total used vehicle and F&I

$

2,461

 

 

$

2,340

 

 

5

%

 

$

2,183

 

 

$

2,657

 

 

(18

)%

EchoPark Segment - Same Market

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

(In millions, except unit and per unit data)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used vehicles

 

426.9

 

 

 

306.0

 

 

40

%

 

 

1,754.7

 

 

 

1,129.2

 

 

55

%

Wholesale vehicles

 

14.9

 

 

 

10.8

 

 

38

%

 

 

73.9

 

 

 

83.9

 

 

(12

)%

Total vehicles

 

441.8

 

 

 

316.8

 

 

39

%

 

 

1,828.6

 

 

 

1,213.0

 

 

51

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

39.7

 

 

 

30.7

 

 

29

%

 

 

160.1

 

 

 

101.1

 

 

58

%

Total revenues

 

481.5

 

 

 

347.5

 

 

39

%

 

 

1,988.7

 

 

 

1,314.1

 

 

51

%

Gross Profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used vehicles

 

(0.4

)

 

 

(3.4

)

 

88

%

 

 

(5.2

)

 

 

(17.2

)

 

70

%

Wholesale vehicles

 

(0.4

)

 

 

(0.1

)

 

(300

)%

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

1.8

 

 

(61

)%

Total vehicles

 

(0.8

)

 

 

(3.5

)

 

77

%

 

 

(4.5

)

 

 

(15.4

)

 

71

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

39.7

 

 

 

30.7

 

 

29

%

 

 

160.1

 

 

 

101.1

 

 

58

%

Total gross profit

$

38.9

 

 

$

27.2

 

 

43

%

 

$

155.6

 

 

$

85.7

 

 

82

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Sales Volume:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used vehicles

 

16,817

 

 

 

11,856

 

 

42

%

 

 

65,969

 

 

 

39,933

 

 

65

%

Wholesale vehicles

 

2,387

 

 

 

1,663

 

 

44

%

 

 

9,765

 

 

 

7,497

 

 

30

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit Per Unit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total used vehicle and F&I

$

2,338

 

 

$

2,310

 

 

1

%

 

$

2,348

 

 

$

2,100

 

 

12

%

 

Note: All currently operating EchoPark stores in a local geographic market are included within the same market group as of the first full month following the first anniversary of the market’s opening.

Powersports Segment - Reported

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

(In millions, except unit and per unit data)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

16.1

 

 

$

18.8

 

 

(14

)%

 

$

88.6

 

 

$

31.8

 

 

179

%

Used vehicles

 

2.4

 

 

 

2.1

 

 

14

%

 

 

19.5

 

 

 

7.1

 

 

175

%

Wholesale vehicles

 

0.7

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

600

%

 

 

2.6

 

 

 

0.3

 

 

767

%

Total vehicles

 

19.2

 

 

 

21.0

 

 

(9

)%

 

 

110.7

 

 

 

39.2

 

 

182

%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

6.7

 

 

 

6.3

 

 

6

%

 

 

45.3

 

 

 

11.7

 

 

287

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

1.3

 

 

 

1.3

 

 

%

 

 

7.2

 

 

 

2.6

 

 

177

%

Total revenues

 

27.2

 

 

 

28.6

 

 

(5

)%

 

 

163.2

 

 

 

53.5

 

 

205

%

Gross Profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

2.3

 

 

 

3.6

 

 

(36

)%

 

 

16.6

 

 

 

6.4

 

 

159

%

Used vehicles

 

0.7

 

 

 

0.7

 

 

%

 

 

5.4

 

 

 

2.0

 

 

170

%

Wholesale vehicles

 

(0.1

)

 

 

 

 

(100

)%

 

 

(0.2

)

 

 

 

 

(100

)%

Total vehicles

 

2.9

 

 

 

4.3

 

 

(33

)%

 

 

21.8

 

 

 

8.4

 

 

160

%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

2.8

 

 

 

3.1

 

 

(10

)%

 

 

21.3

 

 

 

5.8

 

 

267

%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

1.3

 

 

 

1.3

 

 

%

 

 

7.2

 

 

 

2.6

 

 

177

%

Total gross profit

 

7.0

 

 

 

8.7

 

 

(20

)%

 

 

50.3

 

 

 

16.8

 

 

199

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

(9.2

)

 

 

(5.9

)

 

(56

)%

 

 

(38.9

)

 

 

(12.3

)

 

(216

)%

Impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

Depreciation and amortization

 

(1.0

)

 

 

(0.6

)

 

(67

)%

 

 

(3.4

)

 

 

(1.0

)

 

(240

)%

Operating income (loss)

 

(3.2

)

 

 

2.2

 

 

(245

)%

 

 

8.0

 

 

 

3.5

 

 

129

%

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, floor plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

(0.6

)

 

 

 

 

(100

)%

Interest expense, other, net

 

(0.2

)

 

 

(0.6

)

 

67

%

 

 

(1.7

)

 

 

(1.0

)

 

(70

)%

Other income (expense), net

 

(0.1

)

 

 

0.2

 

 

(150

)%

 

 

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

(100

)%

Total other income (expense)

 

(0.3

)

 

 

(0.4

)

 

25

%

 

 

(2.3

)

 

 

(0.8

)

 

(188

)%

Income (loss) before taxes

 

(3.5

)

 

 

1.8

 

 

(294

)%

 

 

5.7

 

 

 

2.7

 

 

111

%

Add: impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

Segment income (loss)

$

(3.5

)

 

$

1.8

 

 

(294

)%

 

$

5.7

 

 

$

2.7

 

 

111

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Sales Volume:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

948

 

 

 

1,013

 

 

(6

)%

 

 

4,842

 

 

 

1,592

 

 

204

%

Used vehicles

 

289

 

 

 

237

 

 

22

%

 

 

2,261

 

 

 

590

 

 

283

%

Wholesale vehicles

 

66

 

 

 

34

 

 

94

%

 

 

216

 

 

 

35

 

 

517

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit Per Unit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

2,429

 

 

$

3,535

 

 

(31

)%

 

$

3,435

 

 

$

3,974

 

 

(14

)%

Used vehicles

$

2,307

 

 

$

2,860

 

 

(19

)%

 

$

2,394

 

 

$

3,349

 

 

(29

)%

Finance, insurance and other, net

$

1,066

 

 

$

1,026

 

 

4

%

 

$

1,017

 

 

$

1,205

 

 

(16

)%

Powersports Segment - Same Store

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Change

 

(In millions, except unit and per unit data)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

15.9

 

$

18.8

 

(15

)%

 

$

24.4

 

 

$

29.5

 

(17

)%

Used vehicles

 

1.7

 

 

 

2.1

 

 

(19

)%

 

 

5.2

 

 

 

6.9

 

 

(25

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

0.3

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

200

%

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

250

%

Total vehicles

 

17.9

 

 

 

21.0

 

 

(15

)%

 

 

30.3

 

 

 

36.6

 

 

(17

)%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

5.2

 

 

 

6.3

 

 

(17

)%

 

 

9.6

 

 

 

11.0

 

 

(13

)%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

1.3

 

 

 

1.3

 

 

%

 

 

2.1

 

 

 

2.5

 

 

(16

)%

Total revenues

 

24.4

 

 

 

28.6

 

 

(15

)%

 

 

42.0

 

 

 

50.1

 

 

(16

)%

Gross Profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

2.2

 

 

 

3.6

 

 

(39

)%

 

 

3.7

 

 

 

5.9

 

 

(37

)%

Used vehicles

 

0.4

 

 

 

0.7

 

 

(43

)%

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

1.9

 

 

(42

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

(0.1

)

 

 

(0.1

)

 

%

Total vehicles

 

2.6

 

 

 

4.3

 

 

(40

)%

 

 

4.7

 

 

 

7.7

 

 

(39

)%

Parts, service and collision repair

 

2.2

 

 

 

3.1

 

 

(29

)%

 

 

4.3

 

 

 

5.5

 

 

(22

)%

Finance, insurance and other, net

 

1.3

 

 

 

1.3

 

 

%

 

 

2.1

 

 

 

2.5

 

 

(16

)%

Total gross profit

$

6.1

 

 

$

8.7

 

 

(30

)%

 

$

11.1

 

 

$

15.7

 

 

(29

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Sales Volume:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

 

932

 

 

 

1,013

 

 

(8

)%

 

 

1,358

 

 

 

1,480

 

 

(8

)%

Used vehicles

 

201

 

 

 

237

 

 

(15

)%

 

 

477

 

 

 

563

 

 

(15

)%

Wholesale vehicles

 

8

 

 

 

34

 

 

(76

)%

 

 

17

 

 

 

35

 

 

(51

)%

Retail new & used vehicles

 

1,133

 

 

 

1,250

 

 

(9

)%

 

 

1,835

 

 

 

2,043

 

 

(10

)%

Used:New Ratio

 

0.22

 

 

 

0.23

 

 

(4

)%

 

 

0.35

 

 

 

0.38

 

 

(8

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit Per Unit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail new vehicles

$

2,407

 

 

$

3,535

 

 

(32

)%

 

$

2,707

 

 

$

3,989

 

 

(32

)%

Used vehicles

$

2,195

 

 

$

2,860

 

 

(23

)%

 

$

2,337

 

 

$

3,359

 

 

(30

)%

Finance, insurance and other, net

$

1,103

 

 

$

1,026

 

 

8

%

 

$

1,161

 

 

$

1,209

 

 

(4

)%

 

Note: All currently operating powersports stores are included within the same store group as of the first full month following the first anniversary of the store’s opening or acquisition.

Non-GAAP Reconciliation - Consolidated - SG&A Expenses

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In millions)

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation

$

240.5

 

 

$

240.8

 

 

$

0.3

 

 

%

Advertising

 

20.8

 

 

 

22.6

 

 

 

1.8

 

 

8

%

Rent

 

11.5

 

 

 

12.7

 

 

 

1.2

 

 

9

%

Other

 

113.5

 

 

 

90.2

 

 

 

(23.3

)

 

(26

)%

Total SG&A expenses

$

386.3

 

 

$

366.3

 

 

$

(20.0

)

 

(5

)%

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and disposition-related gain (loss)

$

 

 

$

9.1

 

 

 

 

 

Total SG&A adjustments

$

 

 

$

9.1

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total adjusted SG&A expenses

$

386.3

 

 

$

375.4

 

 

$

(10.9

)

 

(3

)%

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses as a % of gross profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation

 

44.4

%

 

 

41.8

%

 

 

(270

)

bps

Advertising

 

3.8

%

 

 

3.9

%

 

 

10

 

bps

Rent

 

2.1

%

 

 

2.2

%

 

 

10

 

bps

Other

 

21.1

%

 

 

15.7

%

 

 

(540

)

bps

Total SG&A expenses as a % of gross profit

 

71.4

%

 

 

63.6

%

 

 

(780

)

bps

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and disposition-related gain (loss)

 

%

 

 

1.6

%

 

 

 

Total effect of adjustments

 

%

 

 

1.6

%

 

 

 

Adjusted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total adjusted SG&A expenses as a % of gross profit

 

71.4

%

 

 

65.2

%

 

 

(620

)

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total gross profit

$

541.1

 

 

$

576.1

 

 

$

(35.0

)

 

(6

)%

Non-GAAP Reconciliation - Consolidated - SG&A Expenses (Continued)

 

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In millions)

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation

$

1,016.3

 

 

$

1,014.8

 

 

$

(1.5

)

 

%

Advertising

 

92.2

 

 

 

95.4

 

 

 

3.2

 

 

3

%

Rent

 

46.1

 

 

 

51.0

 

 

 

4.9

 

 

10

%

Other

 

445.9

 

 

 

393.9

 

 

 

(52.0

)

 

(13

)%

Total SG&A expenses

$

1,600.5

 

 

$

1,555.1

 

 

$

(45.4

)

 

(3

)%

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and disposition-related gain (loss)

$

20.7

 

 

$

9.1

 

 

 

 

 

Hail and storm damage charges

 

(1.9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease exit charges

 

(4.3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severance and long-term compensation charges

 

(5.1

)

 

 

(4.4

)

 

 

 

 

Total SG&A adjustments

$

9.4

 

 

$

4.7

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total adjusted SG&A expenses

$

1,609.9

 

 

$

1,559.8

 

 

$

(50.1

)

 

(3

)%

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses as a % of gross profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation

 

45.3

%

 

 

43.8

%

 

 

(150

)

bps

Advertising

 

4.1

%

 

 

4.1

%

 

 

 

bps

Rent

 

2.1

%

 

 

2.2

%

 

 

10

 

bps

Other

 

19.8

%

 

 

17.0

%

 

 

(280

)

bps

Total SG&A expenses as a % of gross profit

 

71.3

%

 

 

67.1

%

 

 

(420

)

bps

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and disposition-related gain (loss)

 

0.2

%

 

 

0.4

%

 

 

 

Hail and storm damage charges

 

%

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

Lease exit charges

 

%

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

Severance and long-term compensation charges

 

(0.1

)%

 

 

(0.2

)%

 

 

 

 

Total effect of adjustments

 

0.1

%

 

 

0.2

%

 

 

 

Adjusted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total adjusted SG&A expenses as a % of gross profit

 

71.4

%

 

 

67.3

%

 

 

(410

)

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total gross profit

$

2,245.7

 

 

$

2,317.0

 

 

$

(71.3

)

 

(3

)%

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used vehicle inventory adjustment

$

10.0

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

Total adjustments

$

10.0

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total adjusted gross profit

$

2,255.7

 

 

$

2,317.0

 

 

$

(61.3

)

 

(3

)%

Non-GAAP Reconciliation - Franchised Dealerships Segment - SG&A Expenses

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In millions)

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation

$

206.9

 

 

$

200.8

 

 

$

(6.1

)

 

(3

)%

Advertising

 

10.8

 

 

 

10.7

 

 

 

(0.1

)

 

(1

)%

Rent

 

10.5

 

 

 

10.5

 

 

 

 

 

%

Other

 

100.9

 

 

 

76.1

 

 

 

(24.8

)

 

(33

)%

Total SG&A expenses

$

329.1

 

 

$

298.1

 

 

$

(31.0

)

 

(10

)%

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and disposition-related gain (loss)

$

 

 

$

9.1

 

 

 

 

 

Total SG&A adjustments

$

 

 

$

9.1

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total adjusted SG&A expenses

$

329.1

 

 

$

307.2

 

 

$

(21.9

)

 

(7

)%

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG&A expenses as a % of gross profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation

 

42.1

%

 

 

38.1

%

 

 

(400

)

bps

Advertising

 

2.2

%

 

 

2.0

%

 

 

(20

)

bps

Rent

 

2.1

%

 

 

2.0

%

 

 

(10

)

bps

Other

 

20.6

%

 

 

14.5

%

 

 

(610

)

bps

Total SG&A expenses as a % of gross profit

 

67.0

%

 

 

56.6

%

 

 

(1,040

)

bps

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and disposition-related gain (loss)

 

%

 

 

1.7

%

 

 

 

Total effect of adjustments

 

%

 

 

1.7

%

 

 

 

Adjusted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total adjusted SG&A expenses as a % of gross profit

 

67.0

%

 

 

58.3

%

 

 

(870

)

bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total gross profit

$

491.3

 

 

$

526.7

 

 

$

(35.4

)

 

(7

)%

Non-GAAP Reconciliation - Franchised Dealerships Segment - SG&A Expenses (Continued)

 

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

Better / (Worse)

 

2023

 

2022

 

Change

 

% Change

 

(In millions)

Reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation

$

856.6

 

 

$

858.0

 

 

$

1.4

 

 

%

Advertising

 

40.5

 

 

 

36.9

 

 

 

(3.6

)

 

(10

)%

Rent

 

40.3

 

 

 

42.4

 

 

 

2.1

 

 

5

%

Other

 

377.2

 

 

 

335.6