Sabre (NASDAQ:SABR) and Professional Diversity Network (NASDAQ:IPDN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Sabre has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Professional Diversity Network has a beta of 2.92, meaning that its stock price is 192% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Sabre pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Professional Diversity Network does not pay a dividend. Sabre pays out 43.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sabre has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sabre and Professional Diversity Network’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sabre $3.60 billion 1.80 $242.53 million $1.30 18.09
Professional Diversity Network $22.05 million 0.64 -$22.28 million N/A N/A

Sabre has higher revenue and earnings than Professional Diversity Network.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.0% of Professional Diversity Network shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Sabre shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of Professional Diversity Network shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Sabre and Professional Diversity Network’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sabre 9.41% 47.59% 6.39%
Professional Diversity Network -66.34% -56.57% -32.69%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Sabre and Professional Diversity Network, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sabre 1 1 6 0 2.63
Professional Diversity Network 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sabre currently has a consensus target price of $27.83, indicating a potential upside of 18.34%. Given Sabre’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sabre is more favorable than Professional Diversity Network.

Summary

Sabre beats Professional Diversity Network on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sabre Company Profile

Sabre Corporation, through its subsidiary, Sabre Holdings Corporation, provides technology solutions to the travel and tourism industry worldwide. It operates through two segments, Travel Network, and Airline and Hospitality Solutions. The Travel Network segment operates as a business-to-business travel marketplace that offers travel content, such as inventory, prices, and availability from a range of travel suppliers, including airlines, hotels, car rental brands, rail carriers, cruise lines, and tour operators with a network of travel buyers comprising online and offline travel agencies, travel management companies, and corporate travel departments. The Airline and Hospitality Solutions segment provides a portfolio of software technology products and solutions through software-as-a-service and hosted delivery models to airlines, hoteliers, and other travel suppliers. Its products include SabreSonic Customer Sales & Service, a reservation system that provides capabilities around managing sales and customer service across an airline's diverse touch points; Sabre AirVision Marketing & Planning, a set of airline commercial planning solutions; and Sabre AirCentre Enterprise Operations, a set of solutions for planning and management of airline, airport, and customer operations. This segment also provides software and solutions to hoteliers through SynXis, a central reservation system; SynXis Property Manager Solution for property management; and marketing, professional, and revenue management services. Sabre Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Southlake, Texas.

Professional Diversity Network Company Profile

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. operates online professional networking communities with career resources in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Professional Diversity Network, National Association of Professional Women, and Noble Voice Operations. It serves various cultural groups, such as women; Hispanic-Americans; African-Americans; Asian-Americans; disabled; military professionals; lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders; and students and graduates. The company offers single and multiple job postings, recruitment media, talent recruitment communities, corporate memberships, and hiring campaign marketing and advertising, as well as e-newsletter marketing, research, and outreach services. It also provides consumer advertising and consumer marketing solutions through advertising and job postings on its Websites. The company serves federal, state, and local governments, as well as companies and contractors that serve governmental entities; small and medium sized businesses; and large enterprises. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 10,266,000 registered users. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Professional Diversity Network, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cosmic Forward Limited.

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