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RECOMMENDATION

Strong Buy

Business Type

Emerging Leader

Discover and get a complete analysis on Ixigo Pre IPO - Management, Business Model, Financials, Growth, Valuations, Funding Rounds, News and get latest updates on Ixigo Upcoming IPO.

ISIN

INE0HV901016

Face Value

₹1.00

Total Share

36,83,86,800

Total Income

₹138.41 Cr

Profit After Tax

₹7.53 Cr

Promoter Holding

17.97 %

EPS

₹99.30

P/E

2.01

P/B

-75.52

Market Capitalisation

₹7,367.74 Cr

Book Value

-₹2.65

Intrinsic Value

₹199.72

Earnings Yield

49.65 %

Sector

Consumer Discretionary

Sub-sector

Tour & Travel Services

Category

Pre IPO

Cashflow - Operations

-₹15.18 Cr

Cashflow - Financing

₹13.54 Cr

Ixigo Growth

Compounded Sales Growth

  • 22.53%

    1 Year

  • 80.13%

    2 Year

Pro Only

Compounded Profit Growth

  • NA

    1 Year

  • NA

    2 Year

Pro Only

Return On Equity

  • -7.72%

    1 Year

  • 12.66%

    2 Year

Pro Only

About Ixigo

  • Ixigo (Le Travenues Technology Pvt. Ltd.) is a  technology company focused on empowering Indian travelers to plan, book and manage their trips across rail, air, buses and hotels.
  • They assist travelers in making smarter travel decisions by leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science led innovations on their OTA platforms, comprising our websites and mobile applications.
  • They aggregates and compares real-time travel information, prices and availability for flights, trains, buses, and hotels, and allows ticket booking through its associate websites and apps.It was started by Rajnish Kumar and Aloke Bajpai in June 2007, with the launch of their flights meta-search website.
  • In 2008, it introduced a hotel search engine on its website.In early 2014 it  launched trains app.

  • Ixigo IPO Details

The Equity Shares offered through the Red Herring Prospectus are proposed to be listed on the Stock Exchanges. The company have received in-principle approvals from BSE and NSE for the listing of the Equity Shares pursuant to letters. The Company proposes to make an IPO which comprises of fresh issue of its equity shares of Re. 1 each and offer for sale by certain shareholders’ existing equity shares of Re 1 each at such premium arrived at by the book building process (referred to as the ‘Issue’), as may be decided by the Company’s Board of Directors. 

Ixigo
Offer for Sale

₹ 850.00 Cr

Ixigo
Fresh Issue

₹ 750.00 Cr

Ixigo
Total IPO Size

Cr

  • Ixigo Funding

Funded By Funding Amount Date of Investment Funding Round
BAF Spectrum $ 500000 01 Feb 2008 Seed Round
SAIF Partners, MakeMyTrip $ 6000000 11 Aug 2011 Series A
Micromax $ 4000000 23 Jun 2015 Funding
Sequoia Capital India $ 10000000 29 Nov 2016 Venture
Sequoia Capital India, Fosun RZ Capital $ 15000000 22 Mar 2017 Series B
GIC $ 36500000 16 Jul 2021 Series C
  • Ixigo Merger & Acquisition

Acquisition

  • Abhibus acquired by ixigo on 5 August 2021. The deal will help Ixigo group to consolidate its presence in tier 2, 3 and 4 markets by offering a multi-modal transportation experience across trains, flights and buses to its combined user base of nearly 25.5 crore users.
  • Confirmtkt acquired by ixigo on 4 February 2021.The founders of Ixigo will join the Confirmtkt board and existing investors, including Venture Catalysts, will be exiting the company fully as a part of the deal. Both companies will continue to run independently after acquisition. Both Ixigo and Confirmtkt are official IRCTC B2C premium ticketing partners for online train reservations in India. This deal will help the group to consolidate its presence in Tier 3-4 markets with its combined user base of nearly 200 million Indians.
  • Reach App acquired by ixigo on 11 January 2017. This acquisition will help to enhance ixigo's already existing products by providing travelers not just utility but consumable content and entertainment in the travel space.

Investments

  • Ixigo invested around 3.4Mn in inter-city mobility company GOGO Mobility Private Limited (gogoBus) With this investment, Ixigo has entered the bus booking segment. Earlier, it had flight, trains, and hotels bookings. For gogoBus, this provides access to a ready user base. 
  • Company has investments around 21.51 Mn in Mutual funds of (Axis Liquid Fund direct growth plan).
  • Ixigo Subsidiaries

Le Travenues Technology Limited Subsidiaries:

  • Ixigo
  • Confirmtkt
  • Travenues Innovations Private Limited

Ixigo Business Model

The group is engaged in the business of running an online platforms named www.ixigo.com and www.confirmtkt.com and ixigo / confirm ticket mobile applications for providing information and booking services for the travel industry across airlines, trains, hotels, buses and cabs in real-time. The Group also provides software development and maintenance services to its customer.


 Ixigo- Business Model                                                        



  • Ixigo Revenue Segmentation

  • Revenue generated from ticketing
  • Revenue generated from advertisement referrel
  • Revenue generated from advertisement
  • Revenue generated from other sources
  • Ixigo Product & Services

Services:

The company provides information and booking services for the travel industry across airlines, trains, hotels, buses and cabs in real-time. They also provides software development and maintenance services to its customer.


  • Ixigo Assets

Assets as on 31 March 2021

Tangible Assets: 

AssetsAmount in Cr.
Computers1.17
Office Equipment's0.19
Furniture and fixtures0.07

Intangible Assets:

AssetsAmount in Cr.
Goodwill81.69
Software8.03
Trademark0.12


  • Ixigo Industry Overview

Industry Statistics

  • Online Travel Agency (OTA) is a web-based marketplace that allows consumers to research and book travel products and services, including hotels, flights, cars, tours, cruises, activities and more, directly with travel suppliers. Every day, millions of travelers around the world use OTAs to plan leisure and business travel.
  • The Indian OTA industry increased from a gross booking revenue of ₹ 284 billion in 2015 to ₹ 978 billion in Fiscal 2020, registering an impressive CAGR of 28% during the same period. COVID slumped the growth in Fiscal 2021, especially on account of the slow revival of international passenger traffic as well as a decrease in the market size of the hotel industry.
  • However, the OTA industry is expected to bounce back due to pent up demand and accelerate especially in rail and bus segments, reaching ₹ 1,782 billion in the year 2024, with a CAGR of 16% for the forecast period. The growth of the OTA market is expected to be even faster than the overall online market.


Segmentation Within the Overall Indian OTA Industry:

  • Airlines: Airlines have lost their dominance in terms of revenue contribution in the ticketing segment for OTAs. In Fiscal 2020, for the OTA industry, as represented by top 3 listed players, airlines contributed less net revenues than hospitality. Though still accounting for over 65% of gross booking values, and increasing in volume of transactions, the declining margins to just 8% are reducing the overall contribution of this segment in revenue share. As a result, OTAs have been shifting focus to other higher-margin segments like hospitality and bus modes. 
  • Hotel : The share of hospitality in the OTA industry is increasing both in terms of value and volume. Hotel bookings contributed 44% of all net revenues in Fiscal 2020. It is the next frontier of competition for all OTAs in India as its one of the two fastest growing online travel segments with a CAGR in the forecast period in excess of 20%.
  • Rail: The volume of railway ticket booking through OTAs however has been rising significantly as their penetration into tier-II & III cities increase. Most OTAs are entering the Rail segment to extend their product offering to a full stack and explore the untapped potential of this segment.
  • Bus: The Bus segment is highly underpenetrated by OTAs and represents an increasing segment in terms of volume. Bus  is the fastest growing online travel segment, with a forecasted CAGR for 2021-24 more than 25%.

Future Prospects

  • The overall travel market in India has strong industry fundamentals and is expected to grow 7% till 2025. The prospects of online travel growth are even stronger at 12% in the next 5 years given the internet and smartphone penetration, exponential growth in digital payment, shifting traveler demographics and nature of the evolving Indian traveler.
  • The OTA industry is expected to ride the wave of digitization of Indian travel, and is expected to grow at 15% for the next four years, double that of the economic growth of the country. This growth will be led by OTA growth in hospitality and buses segments which have a projected CAGR forecasted at over 20-25% until 2024. Volume growth is expected from railways as OTAs tap the huge unreserved segment of the rail sector.

Government Initiatives

  • Under the UDAN scheme for airlines, in the last 5 years, almost 35 airports have become functional. The National Rail Plan 2030 announced an increase in railway tracks and the introduction of some new AC chair car trains. However, the budgetary outlay and progress by the Ministry of Road and Transport to construct 65,000 kms of national highways has been substantial.
  • Swadesh Darshan: This scheme was launched by the government to promote the development of theme-based circuits, such as the Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, and Buddhist Circuit. ₹ 60,357 mn has been sanctioned under this scheme for 77 projects.
  • The Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD): was introduced to focus on developing pilgrimage destinations. For this purpose, 58 destinations have been identified in all states.

Ixigo Awards & Achievements


Calendar year Awards and accreditations
2010
  • Recognised for outstanding work in the Emerge 50 Start-up Category by NASSCOM
  • Awarded the ‘Entrepreneurial Excellence Award 2010’ by TIE Delhi - Lumis Partners
2013

  • Awarded the ‘Best Mobile Application/Content: Travel’ at MOBBY’s Awards for Excellence in Mobile Entertainment and Technology
  • Recognised among the ‘Top 15 Awesome Startup Workplaces in India’ by Yourstory.in
  • Awarded ‘Travel Site of the Year’ by WATAwards for our website, www.ixigo.com
2014
  • Awarded ‘Animation Silver’ for Content Marketing Strategy at the DMAI Awards
  • Awarded under the Best App developed/Product/Services/Corporate/Films/TV Shows category at the Indian Digital Media Awards 2014 for ‘ixigo PNR status’
  • Received certificate of recognition for creating an intuitive automated application for updates on train and flight status, for ‘ixigo PNR status’, at the mBilionth Award South Asia
2015

  • Received certificate of recognition for being a mobile based comprehensive travel application that provides all the information that a traveller needs to plan a trip at the mBillionth Awards South Asia
  • Awarded the ‘Social, CRM & Loyalty: Social’ for Travel Hacks – Viral Marketing Campaign for our website, www.ixigo.com at the Marketing Innovation Awards by DMAI
2017

  • Awarded People’s Choice Runner-up award for ‘Travel Innovation’ under the Launch Competition by Phocuswright Innovation
  • Received certificate of recognition for being featured as one of the ‘Top 100 Startups to Watch in 2017’ by SutraHR
2018
  • Awarded the ‘Best UI/UX App’ at the India App Summit Awards
2019
  • Awarded the ‘Travel and Tourism Business of the Year’ at the Small Business Awards
  • Awarded the ‘Best Small Budget Marketing Campaign’ at the ET Brand Equity Shark Awards  for the campaign ‘Hotel Etiquette - Stuff you can take from hotels’
2020
  • Featured in the ‘Economic Times - India’s Growth Champions 2020’
  • Awarded the ‘New Code of Work Awards’ for Mid-Size Enterprise by Wheebox and PeopleStrong
2021
  • Awarded the ‘New Code of Work Awards’ for Small Enterprise by Wheebox and PeopleStrong
  • Awarded ‘Silver Digital Content Award’ for the In-house Content Campaign at the 11th India Digital Awards, presented by IAMAI


Ixigo Strengths

  • Company has generated a total revenue INR 138 Cr. and shown 23% y-o-year growth in FY21 and for the first time company turn profitable
  • Company is in the phase of expansion and till know has acquired 3 companies, to increase the customer base and penetration across tire 2 cities  
  • Monthly active users of company are around 3.8Cr which is highest among private peers.
  • Gross Transaction value (GTV) per employees is one of the measure to know the revenue contribution of employees ,ixigo  exhibited the highest GTV per employee ratio of ₹ 125 mn. This is on account of their significant GTV growth of the year as well as the lowest employee strength by far in the industry.

Ixigo Shortcomings

  • Company has 15% secured debentures of INR 9.2 Cr. which has to pay 33 equal monthly installments of INR 45 lacs. Management has to take some steps to clear this borrowing.
  • Company has unsecured convertible preference shares of around INR 50 lacs. 

Ixigo Opportunities

  • Every day, millions of travelers around the world use OTAs to plan leisure and business travel. So company has good opportunity to grow in coming years.
  • The number of people accessing the internet daily has grown by 30 Mn from March 2019 to March 2020 in rural parts of India while the number of mobile connections in India increased by 23 Mn at a rate of 2.1% between January 2020 and January 2021. By 2021, internet penetration taken up by mobile subscribers was 96.71%.So it will help to generate the user base from tire-2 cities. 

Ixigo Threats

  • The biggest challenge for the company is to tide over the muted demand of the current COVID pandemic in the most creative ways by focusing on high growth segments. In the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2021, rail had recovered to 46%, air to 71% and bus to 40% of their pre COVID-19 volumes of the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2020. Though full recovery is expected in the next six months, pace of recovery will differ across sectors.
  • Increasing market share in relatively higher margin segments remains a challenge for company as both larger chain hotels and direct airlines focus on reaching their customers directly.
  • Increasing competition from international OTAs in the hospitality sector.
Ixigo Rating

  • RECOMMENDATION

    Strong Buy

  • Ixigo Detail Info

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PRIVATE LIMITED

Registered In

India

last Updated

27/10/2021

Planify Ticker

ixigo

Reg Office: Second Floor, Veritas Building, Sector - 53, Golf Course Road, Gurugram - 122 002, Haryana, India.

Website: https://www.ixigo.com