Critical Analysis: Sabre Corporation (SABR) & King Digital Entertainment PLC (KING)
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) and King Digital Entertainment PLC (NYSE:KING) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Sabre Corporation and King Digital Entertainment PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|King Digital Entertainment PLC||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Sabre Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $23.00, indicating a potential upside of 26.17%. Given Sabre Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sabre Corporation is more favorable than King Digital Entertainment PLC.
This table compares Sabre Corporation and King Digital Entertainment PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|King Digital Entertainment PLC||19.58%||33.71%||24.95%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Sabre Corporation and King Digital Entertainment PLC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sabre Corporation||$3.48 billion||1.46||$719.33 million||$0.48||37.98|
|King Digital Entertainment PLC||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Sabre Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than King Digital Entertainment PLC.
Sabre Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. King Digital Entertainment PLC does not pay a dividend. 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.
Sabre Corporation beats King Digital Entertainment PLC on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Sabre Corporation
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.
About King Digital Entertainment PLC
King Digital Entertainment plc is an interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. The Company has four franchises: Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. The Company develops and publishes games that can be played on its king.com and royalgames.com Websites, Facebook and, mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android. The Company is involved in developing and monetizing digital games on multiple platforms. The Company’s games include Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and Bubble Witch 2 Saga. As of December 31, 2014, the Company had 533 million monthly active users (MAUs), 149 million daily active users (DAUs), 356 million monthly unique users (MUUs) and 8,344 million monthly unique payers (MUPs).
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