Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corp (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/24/2017 17:04:09)

 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 24, 2017
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SABRE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware
 
001-36422
 
20-8647322
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

3150 Sabre Drive
Southlake, TX
 
76092
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(682) 605-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 2.06
Material Impairments

On May 24, 2017, Sabre Corporation (“Sabre”) concluded that, as required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, it expects to record a charge of approximately $80 million to $100 million, before taxes, for impairment of Sabre’s previously capitalized net costs and other assets, net of expected estimated recoverable fees and deferred revenue, associated with its contract with Air Berlin Plc & Co Luftverkehrs KG (“Air Berlin”). This impairment charge represents a non-cash expense in the second quarter of 2017. Sabre has notified Air Berlin that, given the substantial amount of uncertainty of reaching an agreement regarding the implementation of SaaS services pursuant to the contract, Sabre is commencing a formal resolution process, resulting in the charge. The contract provides for recoverability of at least a portion of capitalized net costs, which has been considered in the impairment assessment. Further, Sabre believes that its rights under the contract would entitle it to a termination fee that is substantially higher than the amount of this impairment charge. The impairment charge will result in a material impact on Sabre’s financial results, and related matters are expected to further adversely impact Sabre's future results of operations and cash flow.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements herein regarding Sabre that are not historical or current facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements convey Sabre’s current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements regarding Sabre 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. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are described in the “Risk Factors,” “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” sections of Sabre’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2017, its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and any of Sabre’s other applicable filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Unless required by law, Sabre undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events after the date hereof.








SIGNATURES
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.
 
 
Sabre Corporation
 
 
 
Dated: May 24, 2017
By:
/s/ Richard A. Simonson
 
Name:
Richard A. Simonson
 
Title:
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer