SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) today announced financial results for the quarter endedMarch 31, 2015.
"The first quarter marked a strong start to the year," said Tom Klein, Sabre President and CEO. "Sabre's growth is being fueled by a strong pipeline of innovative, mission-critical solutions across all of our businesses, as demonstrated by our new long-term agreements with customers like Wyndham Hotel Group and LATAM Airlines Group, which we announced today. This quarter's momentum increases our confidence that we will achieve our full-year objectives."
Q1 2015 Financial Summary
Sabre consolidated first quarter revenue increased 6.6% to $710 million, compared to $666 million for the same period last year.
Net income from continuing operations totaled $49 million, compared to $22 million in the first quarter of 2014. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA was$244 million, a 15.3% increase from $211 million in the prior year first quarter. The increase in consolidated Adjusted EBITDA is the result of 33.7% growth in Airline and Hospitality Solutions Adjusted EBITDA and an 8.0% increase in Travel Network Adjusted EBITDA.
For the quarter, Sabre reported Income from continuing operations of $0.18 per share and Adjusted Net Income from continuing operations (Adjusted EPS) of $0.27 per share.
Cash flow from operations totaled $132 million, compared to $94 million in the first quarter of 2014. Free Cash Flow was $70 million, compared to$45 million in the year ago period. Adjusted Capital Expenditures, which includes capitalized implementation costs, totaled $76 million, compared to$57 million in the first quarter of 2014.
Sabre Airline and Hospitality Solutions
First quarter 2015 Airline and Hospitality Solutions revenue increased 15.9% to $205 million from $177 million in the prior year period. Sabre Airline and Hospitality Solutions Adjusted EBITDA increased 33.7% to $71 million from $53 million in the prior year period.
Sabre Travel Network
First quarter Travel Network revenue increased 3.3% to $508 million, compared to $492 million for the same period in 2014. First quarter 2015 Travel Network Adjusted EBITDA increased 8.0% to $232 million.
Business Outlook and Financial Guidance
Sabre reiterated full-year guidance for 2015.
• In Airline and Hospitality Solutions, Sabre expects 2015 revenue growth of between 9% and 11%.
• In Travel Network, Sabre expects 2015 revenue growth of 4% or more, driven by bookings growth of approximately 3%.
• 2015 Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS guidance remain unchanged at $275 million to $290 million and $1.00 to $1.06, respectively. Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow guidance are unchanged at more than $250 million and more than $300 million, respectively.