|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Segment Reporting [Abstract]|
|Segment Information||10. Segment Information
As of September 30, 2020, Sonic had two operating segments comprised of: (1) retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles and buy and sell used vehicles, sell replacement parts, perform vehicle repair and maintenance services, and arrange finance and insurance products (the “Franchised Dealerships Segment”); and (2) pre-owned vehicle specialty retail locations that provide customers an opportunity to search our nationwide inventory, purchase a pre-owned vehicle, select finance and insurance products and sell their current vehicle to us (the “EchoPark Segment”). Sonic has determined that its operating segments also represent its reportable segments.
The reportable segments identified above are the business activities of Sonic for which discrete financial information is available and for which operating results are regularly reviewed by Sonic’s chief operating decision maker to assess operating performance and allocate resources. Sonic’s chief operating decision maker is a group of three individuals consisting of: (1) the Company’s Chief Executive Officer; (2) the Company’s President; and (3) the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.
Reportable segment financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are as follows:
(1)Segment income (loss) for each segment is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes and impairment charges.
(2)For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the above amount includes a pre-tax gain on the disposal of a franchised dealership of approximately $3.2 million. For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, the above amount includes a pre-tax net gain on the disposal of franchised dealerships of approximately $46.7 million, offset partially by approximately $6.3 million of pre-tax executive transition costs.
(3)For the three months ended September 30, 2019, the above amount includes approximately $1.1 million of impairment expenses related to real estate assets held for sale at former EchoPark locations. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the above amount includes a pre-tax impairment charge of approximately $268.0 million related to adjustments in fair value of goodwill for the Franchised Dealerships Segment as a result of the economic disruptions due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19 which has adversely affected our business, as well as a pre-tax impairment charge of approximately $0.9 million related to the abandonment of certain construction projects. For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, the above amount includes approximately $3.1 million of pre-tax impairment expense related to real estate assets held for sale at former EchoPark locations.
The entire disclosure for reporting segments including data and tables. Reportable segments include those that meet any of the following quantitative thresholds a) it's reported revenue, including sales to external customers and intersegment sales or transfers is 10 percent or more of the combined revenue, internal and external, of all operating segments b) the absolute amount of its reported profit or loss is 10 percent or more of the greater, in absolute amount of 1) the combined reported profit of all operating segments that did not report a loss or 2) the combined reported loss of all operating segments that did report a loss c) its assets are 10 percent or more of the combined assets of all operating segments.
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