Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR) and Cyberark Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Sabre and Cyberark Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sabre 5.22% 53.97% 6.12%
Cyberark Software 9.24% 7.19% 5.33%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sabre $3.37 billion 1.69 $242.56 million $0.69 30.01
Cyberark Software $216.61 million 6.75 $28.12 million $0.63 66.81

Sabre has higher revenue and earnings than Cyberark Software. Sabre is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cyberark Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Sabre has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cyberark Software has a beta of 2.59, indicating that its share price is 159% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sabre and Cyberark Software, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sabre 1 2 5 0 2.50
Cyberark Software 0 8 8 0 2.50

Sabre currently has a consensus target price of $22.63, indicating a potential upside of 9.25%. Cyberark Software has a consensus target price of $48.93, indicating a potential upside of 16.26%. Given Cyberark Software’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cyberark Software is more favorable than Sabre.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.8% of Cyberark Software shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Sabre shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Sabre pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Cyberark Software does not pay a dividend. Sabre pays out 81.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Cyberark Software beats Sabre on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sabre 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.

Cyberark Software Company Profile

CyberArk Software Ltd is an Israel-based provider of information technology (IT) security solutions that protects organizations from cyber-attacks. The Company’s software solutions are focused on protecting privileged accounts, which have become a critical target in the lifecycle of cyber-attacks. The Company’s Privileged Account Security Solution consists of various products, such as Shares Technology Platform, Enterprise Password Vault, SSH Key Manager, Privileged Session Manager, Privileged Threat Analytics, Application Identity Manager, CyberArk-Conjur, Endpoint Privilege Manager and On-Demand Privileges Manager. The Company’s products provide protection against external and internal cyber threats and enables detection and neutralization of attacks. The Company’s Enterprise Password Vault provides customers with a tool to manage and protect all privileged accounts across an entire organization, including physical, virtual or cloud-based assets.

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