Sonic Company Profile - Aug 05, 2011 by WrightReports


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   Sonic Corporation
                                                                                    440 Wheelers Farms Road
                                                                                    Milford, CT 06461 U.S.A.

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   Sonic Corp. operates and franchises chain of drive-in restaurants (Sonic Drive-Ins)   Ticker:
   in the United States. Sonic Drive-Ins feature Sonic signature items, such as          SONC
   specialty drinks including cherry limeades and slushes, frozen desserts, made-to-
   order sandwiches and hamburgers, footlong quarter pound chili cheese coneys,          2010 Sales:
   hand-battered onion rings, tots, salads, and wraps. Sonic Drive-Ins also offer
   breakfast items that include sausage or bacon with egg and cheese Breakfast
   Toaster, or CroisSONIC breakfast sandwiches, and breakfast burritos. Sonic Drive-
   Ins serve the full menu all day. As of August 31, 2010, the Company had 3,572 Sonic   Major Industry:
   Drive-Ins in operation from coast to coast, consisting of 455 Company-owned Drive-    Recreation
   Ins and 3,117 Franchise Drive-Ins. Company-owned Drive-Ins are owned and
   operated by Sonic Restaurants, Inc. (SRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the           Sub Industry:
   Company. During the fiscal year ended August 31, 2010, Sonic Corp. opened 85          Restaurants & Fast Food
   Sonic Drive-Ins.                                                                      Franchisers
                       Stock Chart                                 Officers
                                                         Chairman & Chief Executive      Country:
                                                              J. Clifford Hudson         United States

                                                                 President               Currency:
                                                               W. Scott McLain
                                                                                         U.S. Dollars

                                                          Executive Vice President &
                                                                                         Fiscal Year Ends:
                                                            Chief Financial Officer
                                                             Stephen C. Vaughan          August

                                                          Vice President & Treasurer     Employees
                                                               Claudia San Pedro         340

                                                          Vice President & Secretary     Exchanges:
                                                              Carolyn C. Cummins         NAS

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            Stock Price (7/29/2011): 10.70
               Recent stock performance
                   1 Week      -3.3%
                   4 Weeks     -1.7%                                                     Total Shares
                   13 Weeks    -4.6%                                                     Outstanding:
                   52 Weeks   21.6%                                             
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