Sabre Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.
"We made solid progress in the second quarter both financially and with our initiatives focused on leading the technology transformation of the travel industry," said Tom Klein, Sabre President and CEO. "We saw particularly strong earnings growth as our customers continue to use our technology to increase revenue, reduce costs, and deliver unique, personalized experiences to travelers. Our investments in innovations that allow customers to leverage data and take advantage of mobile services are setting new industry standards. The strong first half and continued positive trends give us confidence to raise Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS guidance for the year."
Q2 2014 Financial Summary
Sabre reported total consolidated revenue of $718 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to $768 million for the second quarter of 2013. Consolidated net loss for the second quarter of 2014 totaled $10.9 million, compared to a net loss of$116.9 million in the year-ago period. For the second quarter of 2014, Sabre reported a loss per share from continuing operations of$0.03 per share
Sabre reported Airline and Hospitality Solutions revenue increased 4.9% to $187 million from $178 million in the second quarter of 2013. Travel Network revenue also increased, rising 1.3% to $462 million from $456 million for the same period of 2013. Sabre, excluding Travelocity, revenue increased 3.6% from $614 million in the second quarter of 2013 to $637 million in the second quarter of 2014.
On an adjusted basis, Sabre reported consolidated adjusted revenue of $720 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to$768 million for the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted revenue excludes the amortization of incentive payments paid under the Expedia strategic marketing agreement related to the restructuring ofTravelocity. Total Company Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was $204 million, a 7.2% increase from $190 million in the prior year period. Sabre reported second quarter 2014 Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations (Adjusted EPS) of$0.22 per share.
Sabre Airline and Hospitality Solutions and Travel Network Adjusted EBITDA increased 31.2% and 5.2%, respectively. ExcludingTravelocity, second quarter 2014 total Adjusted EBITDA increased 17.4% to $213 million from $181 million in the year-ago quarter.
Cash Flow from Operations totaled $5 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $79 million in the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted Free Cash flow, which adjusts for the decline in working capital and restructuring costs related to the change in theTravelocity business model and dispositions as well as litigation and other costs (see reconciliation below), totaled $63 million in the second quarter of 2014, an 8.6% increase from $58 million of Adjusted Free Cash Flow in the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted Capital Expenditures, which includes capitalized implementation costs, totaled $69 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $75 million in the year-ago period.
Sabre Airline and Hospitality Solutions
Solid growth across its customer base led to a 4.9% increase in revenue in the second quarter of 2014. This revenue growth was driven in part by an increase in passengers boarded through the SabreSonic? airline reservation system. Total passengers boarded were 131 million, a 5.7% increase from 124 million in the second quarter of 2013.
Strong revenue growth and operating leverage across its SaaS and hosted solutions resulted in a 31.2% increase in Airline and Hospitality Solutions Adjusted EBITDA to $63 million for the second quarter of 2014 versus $48 million for the prior year period.
Sabre Travel Network
For the second quarter, Travel Network revenue increased $6 million, or 1.3%, to $462 million. Direct billable bookings of 95 million increased slightly versus the prior year period, driven by strong growth in EMEA bookings offset by the unfavorable timing of Easter and a decline of approximately 40% in air travel in Venezuela.
Travel Network second quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $198 millionincreased 5.2% from $188 million for the second quarter of 2013.
With the new agreement in place and the migration essentially completed, second quarter 2014 Travelocity adjusted revenue declined 45.5% to $84 million compared to $154 million in the second quarter of 2013. Costs declined through the quarter, but the timing of the transition led to a decline in segment Adjusted EBITDA to a loss of $9 million, compared to earnings of $9 million in the second quarter of 2013. The company expects stronger business performance and increasing profitability going forward.