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Sabre is a technology company that provides global travel and tourism industry solutions. It offers a range of technology solutions including, data-driven business intelligence, mobile, distribution and Software-as-a-Service solutions which are used by travel suppliers (airlines, hotels, car rental outlets, railways, cruise lines, and tour operators) and travel buyers (travel agencies, travel management companies, and corporate travel departments) to plan, market, sell, serve and operate their business. The company operates three businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, and Sabre Travel Network.

TypePublic
Founded1960
HQSouthlake, US
Websitesabre.com
Employee Ratings3.4
Culture scoreD+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)9,250(+5%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)$4 B(+3%)
Share Price (May 2020)$7 (-5%)

Key People/Management at Sabre

Sean Menke

Sean Menke

President & CEO
Joe DiFonzo

Joe DiFonzo

Chief Information Officer
Douglas E. Barnett

Douglas E. Barnett

Chief Financial Officer
Kim Warmbier

Kim Warmbier

Chief People Officer
David Shirk

David Shirk

President, Travel Solutions
Wade Jones

Wade Jones

Executive Vice President & President, Travel Network
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Sabre Office Locations

Sabre has offices in Southlake, Bethesda, Boston, Los Angeles and in 76 other locations
Southlake, US (HQ)
3150 Sabre Dr
Bethesda, US
Bethesda, MD, USA
Boston, US
Boston, MA, USA
Los Angeles, US
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Reykjavík, IS
Reykjavík
Bengaluru, IN
Unit 1 & 2, Level 2, 3 & 4, Navigator Building, ITPB, #7, Whitefield Main Rd, Basavanna Nagar, Krishnarajapura
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Sabre Financials and Metrics

Sabre Revenue

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Sabre's revenue was reported to be $3.97 b in FY, 2019 which is a 2.8% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2020)

659.0m

Gross profit (Q1, 2020)

47.5m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2020), %

7.2%

Net income (Q1, 2020)

(211.9m)

EBIT (Q1, 2020)

(151.4m)

Market capitalization (29-May-2020)

1.9b

Closing stock price (29-May-2020)

7.0

Cash (31-Mar-2020)

684.5m

EV

4.9b
Sabre's current market capitalization is $1.9 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

3.4b3.6b3.9b4.0b

Revenue growth, %

9%7%7%3%

Cost of goods sold

2.3b2.5b2.8b3.0b

Gross profit

1.1b1.1b1.1b940.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Revenue

915.4m900.7m900.6m988.4m984.4m970.3m1.0b1.0b984.2m659.0m

Cost of goods sold

607.6m643.1m632.0m692.9m721.8m703.4m787.6m763.4m750.8m611.5m

Gross profit

307.8m257.6m268.6m295.5m262.6m266.9m261.8m236.6m233.4m47.5m

Gross profit Margin, %

34%29%30%30%27%28%25%24%24%7%
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

364.1m361.4m509.3m436.2m

Accounts Receivable

400.7m490.6m508.1m546.5m

Prepaid Expenses

88.6m108.8m170.2m139.2m

Current Assets

853.4m960.7m1.2b1.1b
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

246.9m247.6m342.7m162.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

414.0m400.9m413.3m414.6m

Accounts Payable

56.8m67.0m(27.1m)(27.2m)

Cash From Operating Activities

699.4m678.0m724.8m581.3m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2014Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Net Income

25.0m77.2m71.9m164.2m89.2m182.6m257.1m57.8m87.2m151.8m(211.9m)

Depreciation and Amortization

230.5m105.7m198.7m295.7m101.9m204.8m307.6m103.4m208.3m311.9m95.9m

Accounts Payable

(31.5m)69.2m41.7m53.4m98.7m(8.6m)234.0k131.8m57.4m34.9m(1.2m)

Cash From Operating Activities

121.7m123.0m277.9m455.9m195.2m341.8m536.2m152.0m257.7m424.4m40.4m
USDY, 2020

EV/EBIT

-32.6 x

EV/CFO

122.1 x

Debt/Equity

5.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.6 x

Financial Leverage

8.4 x

P/E Ratio

(8.9)
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Sabre Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Radixx InternationalOctober 16, 2019$107 m
FarelogixNovember 15, 2018$360 m
TRUST InternationalNovember 24, 2015$154 m
Abacus InternationalMay 14, 2015$411 m
SoftHotelJune 29, 2011
CalidrisMarch 29, 2010
EB2 InternationalDecember 19, 2008
Abacus Distribution Systems (Cambodia) Pte Ltd
Airline Technology Services Mauritius Ltd.
Airpas Aviation GmbH
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Sabre Revenue Breakdown

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Sabre revenue breakdown by business segment: 20.9% from Airline Solutions, 7.3% from Hospitality Solutions and 71.8% from Travel Network

Sabre revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 20.7% from APAC, 23.0% from Europe, 32.9% from United States and 23.5% from Other

Sabre Online and Social Media Presence

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Sabre Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D+

    59/100

  • CEO Rating

    C-

    65/100

  • Compensation

    B

    72/100

  • Diversity

    C

    63/100

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Sabre News and Updates

Sabre Announces Upsizing and Pricing of Concurrent Secured and Exchangeable Notes Offerings

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation ("Sabre") (Nasdaq: SABR) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sabre GLBL Inc. ("Sabre GLBL") has priced private offerings of (1) $775,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 9.250% senior secured notes due...

Sabre wins court fight with Justice Dept over Farelogix acquisition

A U.S. judge has ruled that travel technology firm Sabre Corp may purchase Farelogix after the Justice Department sued to stop the planned $360 million acquisition.

Sabre to cut $200 mln in costs by temporarily cutting pay, suspending dividend and halting buybacks

Sabre Corp. said Friday it is cutting more than $200 million in costs as the travel software company moves to combat the effect of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The Southlake, Texas-based company said measures include temporary pay cuts for its U.S. staff and a 25% pay cut for Chief Executi…

Sabre appoints Otto Gergye to lead airline operations in North Asia

Sabre Corporation, the software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, announced Otto Gergye as vice president and regional general manager of North Asia in travel solutions for airline sales. He will be responsible for its airline operations in North Asia, a key growth regi…

STARLUX Airlines selects Sabre to drive ambitious growth plans

SINGAPORE, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today announces a new partnership with Taiwan's newest carrier, STARLUX Airlines. The long-term agreement to connect to Sabre's...

Vistara cements Sabre partnership with new deal

Aviation tech providers Sabre has announced a new deal with popular APAC airline Vistara. The agreement, which builds on the companies existing GDS contracts, will see Vistara enhance its relationships with partner airlines, as well as boosting scheduling capabilities using components of the Sabre …
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Sabre Blogs

Addressing the flight shame movement

Passengers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of their air travel, while global passenger numbers are forecast to double to 8.2bn per annum by 2037. Meanwhile, the aviation industry supports 3.6% ($2.7T) of GDP, outstripping the 2% contributed to the carbon dioxide emissions total. …

How Sabre is using AI/ML to change the technology of travel – Part 2

At Sabre, as we evaluate new opportunities for leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms, we realize that a fundamental challenge that needs to be addressed is how to scale this specialized knowledge across the organization.  Central to realizing scale across the o…

How Sabre is using AI/ML to change the technology of travel – Part 1

After the deregulation of the airline industry in 1979, Sabre has played a pivotal role in enabling all aspects of a consumer’s travel by leveraging our core competencies in operations research, computer science and advanced data analytics to solve complex problems that generate revenue or lead to o…

Microservices at Scale: Three Lessons and Two Predictions

Searching for flights is a famously hard problem in computer science, and it is only getting harder. Five years ago, there were about five billion possible combinations for a flight from New York to London. That has grown more than ten times to 63 billion today, and the trend shows no sign of slowin…

Augmented reality: Toy or tool?

We’re taking a look back at Big Design, one of the world’s largest user experience (UX) conferences, co-founded by Brian Sullivan, our director of design strategy. As in years past, some of Sabre’s most forward-looking thinkers took to the Big Design stage and made audiences look at the world in inn…

4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Travel Technology Partner: Part 4

There are dozens of technology providers to choose from, which often makes the process of finding the right technology partner drawn-out and difficult. Solutions that answer today’s needs may not support tomorrow’s requirements. You need to feel confident that your technology partner not only has th…
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Sabre Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sabre founded?

    Sabre was founded in 1960.

  • Who are Sabre key executives?

    Sabre's key executives are Sean Menke, Joe DiFonzo and Douglas E. Barnett.

  • How many employees does Sabre have?

    Sabre has 9,250 employees.

  • What is Sabre revenue?

    Latest Sabre annual revenue is $4 b.

  • What is Sabre revenue per employee?

    Latest Sabre revenue per employee is $429.7 k.

  • Who are Sabre competitors?

    Competitors of Sabre include Amadeus, Traxo and KDS.

  • Where is Sabre headquarters?

    Sabre headquarters is located at 3150 Sabre Dr, Southlake.

  • Where are Sabre offices?

    Sabre has offices in Southlake, Bethesda, Boston, Los Angeles and in 76 other locations.

  • How many offices does Sabre have?

    Sabre has 88 offices.