Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Sabre Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Sabre Corporation has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sabre Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.68, indicating that their average share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.8% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Sabre Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Sabre Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Sabre Corporation pays out 116.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Application Software” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out -10,668.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Sabre Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sabre Corporation 3.87% 46.16% 5.43%
Sabre Corporation Competitors -61.24% -92.99% -15.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Sabre Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sabre Corporation 1 2 6 0 2.56
Sabre Corporation Competitors 226 1657 2835 109 2.59

Sabre Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $23.00, indicating a potential upside of 27.11%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 1.37%. Given Sabre Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sabre Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sabre Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Sabre Corporation $3.48 billion $719.33 million 37.70
Sabre Corporation Competitors $769.36 million $137.09 million -10.26

Sabre Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Sabre Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Sabre Corporation beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Sabre Corporation Company Profile

Sabre Corporation is a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry. The Company provides software and services to a range of travel suppliers and travel buyers. The Company operates through two business segments: Travel Network, and Airline and Hospitality Solutions. Travel Network is its global business-to-business travel marketplace and consists primarily of its global distribution system (GDS) and a set of solutions that integrate with its GDS to serve travel suppliers and travel buyers. Its Airline and Hospitality Solutions business offers a portfolio of software technology products and solutions, through software-as-a-service (SaaS) and hosted delivery model, to airlines, hoteliers and other travel suppliers. The Company connects travel suppliers, including airlines, hotels, car rental brands, rail carriers, cruise lines and tour operators, with travel buyers in a travel marketplace.

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