SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 2, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
3150 Sabre Drive
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
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|Common Stock, $.01 par value||SABR||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|6.50% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock||SABRP||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 2, 2021, Sabre Corporation provided the following key volume metrics update:
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to represent a challenge to the travel industry. However, as COVID-19 vaccines are administered and the rate of new reported COVID-19 cases drops, we have seen some recent improvement in our key volume metrics. Our air bookings in February 2021 showed a sequential improvement versus January 2021 results, with improvements across every region. Our gross air bookings were down approximately 77% and net air bookings were down approximately 76% in February 2021 versus February 2019. Passengers boarded were down approximately 63% in February 2021 versus February 2019. The strongest improvement remains in hotel bookings, with gross hotel central reservation system transactions down approximately 46% in February 2021 versus February 2019.
The decline in our key volume metrics versus 2019 levels is summarized in the chart below.
7-Day moving average; calendar shifted; CRS transactions are community model only; data through Feb 28, 2021
Certain statements herein are forward-looking statements about trends, future events, uncertainties and our plans and expectations of what may happen in the future. Any statements that are not historical or current facts are forward-looking statements. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “future,” “believe,” “plan,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “anticipate,” “will,” “forecast,” “continue,” “strategy,” “estimate,” “project,” “may,” “should,” “would,” “intend,” “potential” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Sabre’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the severity, extent and duration of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our business and results of operations, financial condition and credit ratings, as well as on the travel industry and consumer spending more broadly, the actions taken to contain the disease or treat its impact, the effect of remote working arrangements on our operations and the speed and extent of the recovery across the broader travel ecosystem, dependency on transaction volumes in the global travel industry, particularly air travel transaction volumes, including from airlines’ insolvency, suspension of service or aircraft groundings, the effect of cost savings initiatives, the timing, implementation and effects of the technology investment and other strategic initiatives, the completion and effects of travel platforms, travel suppliers’ usage of alternative distribution models, exposure to pricing pressure in the Travel Solutions business, changes affecting travel supplier customers, maintenance of the integrity of our systems and infrastructure and the effect of any security breaches, failure to adapt to technological advancements, competition in the travel distribution market and solutions markets, implementation of software solutions, reliance on third parties to provide information technology services and the effects of these services, the execution, implementation and effects of new, amended or renewed agreements and strategic partnerships, including anticipated savings, dependence on establishing, maintaining and renewing contracts with customers and other counterparties and collecting amounts due to us under these agreements, dependence on relationships with
travel buyers, our collection, processing, storage, use and transmission of personal data and risks associated with PCI compliance, our ability to recruit, train and retain employees, including our key executive officers and technical employees, the financial and business results and effects of acquisitions, the effects of any litigation and regulatory reviews and investigations, adverse global and regional economic and political conditions, including, but not limited to, economic conditions in countries or regions with traditionally high levels of exports to China or that have commodities-based economies and the effect of “Brexit”, risks arising from global operations, reliance on the value of our brands, failure to comply with regulations, use of third-party distributor partners, the effects of the implementation of new accounting standards, and tax-related matters, including the effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. More information about potential risks and uncertainties that could affect our business and results of operations is included in the “Risk Factors” and “Forward-Looking Statements” sections in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 25, 2021 and in our other filings with the SEC. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future events, outlook, guidance, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Unless required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events after the date they are made.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: March 2, 2021||By:|
/s/ Douglas E. Barnett
|Douglas E. Barnett|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|