Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) and Mobileye BV (NYSE:MBLY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sabre Corporation $3.37 billion 1.55 $242.56 million $0.67 28.33
Mobileye BV N/A N/A N/A $0.50 125.34

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

Profitability

This table compares Sabre Corporation and Mobileye BV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sabre Corporation 5.22% 53.97% 6.12%
Mobileye BV 26.88% 18.47% 16.50%

Risk and Volatility

Sabre Corporation has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobileye BV has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sabre Corporation and Mobileye BV, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sabre Corporation 1 2 5 0 2.50
Mobileye BV 1 19 2 0 2.05

Sabre Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $22.63, indicating a potential upside of 19.20%. Mobileye BV has a consensus price target of $55.34, indicating a potential downside of 11.69%. Given Sabre Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sabre Corporation is more favorable than Mobileye BV.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.0% of Mobileye BV shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Sabre Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Sabre Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Mobileye BV does not pay a dividend. Sabre Corporation pays out 83.6% 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

Sabre Corporation beats Mobileye BV on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sabre Corporation 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.

Mobileye BV Company Profile

Mobileye N.V. is engaged in the development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, mapping and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing, which supplies the software algorithms and EyeQ chip, and After Market, which sells a complete system, which includes its software algorithms and EyeQ chip, as well as the camera and other necessary components. Its software algorithms and EyeQ chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Its products are able to detect roadway markings; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using its road experience management technology, and provide mapping for autonomous driving.

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