Delta Corp Limited (“Delta Corp” or the “Company”) is the only listed company engaged in the casino (live, electronic and online) gaming industry in India. The Company currently own and operate casinos in India, in the states of Goa and Sikkim, offering approximately 1,800 gaming positions. In addition, the Company has also ventured into the fast-growing online gaming space through our acquisition of Gauss Networks Private Limited, which operates the online poker site ‘Adda52.com’. The Company operates Deltin Royale and Deltin JAQK, amongst the country’s two largest offshore casinos, and Deltin Caravela, the only floating hotel with a casino in India.

The Company also owns and operates the Deltin Suites, 106 rooms, all-suite hotel with a casino located in Goa.

Delta Corp also operates the Casino Deltin Denzong located at the Denzong Regency hotel in Gangtok, Sikkim. Own and operate The Deltin, a 176 room five-star hotel in Daman, which is an integrated resort with a proposed casino.

Online Gaming – Own and operate the online poker site ‘Adda52.com’, the online rummy site ‘Adda52rummy.com’ and the online fantasy sports site ‘LeagueAdda.com’.

Financial Position

Particulars FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19
Revenue (In Rs. Cr.) 299.97 375.18 454.65 607.66 797.81
Growth 25.07% 21.18% 33.65% 31.29%
EBITDA (In Rs. Cr.) 66.53 120.64 163.96 247.02 318.71
EBITDA Margin 22.18% 32.16% 36.06% 40.65% 39.95%
EBIT (In Rs. Cr.) 31.84 84.69 127.84 209.88 281.03
EBIT Margin 10.61% 22.57% 28.12% 34.54% 35.23%
PBT (In Rs. Cr.) (12.04) 50.31 97.82 228.12 310.54
PAT (In Rs. Cr.) (22.77) 38.22 73.75 155.55 196.76
PAT Margin -7.59% 10.19% 16.22% 25.60% 24.66%
EPS (In Rs.) (0.99) 1.66 3.18 5.81 7.26
EPS Growth Rate 92% 83% 24.9%
Historic P/E (Closing Price of 31st March) 39.83 56.88 43.05 35.99
CURRENT P/E (based on price of 10th April  – Rs. 258.75) 35.63
Shareholder funds (In Rs. Cr.) 765.05 835.38 920.20 1,682.74 1,942.27
Minority Interest (In Rs. Cr.) 24.41 26.96 16.02 14.09 8.01
Debt (In Rs. Cr.) 251.62 196.77 61.02 1.45 0.19
Cash (In Rs. Cr.) 20.97 22.77 31.39 123.48 73.78
RATIOS
D/E 0.33 0.24 0.07 0.00 0.00
Interest Coverage 1.30 2.92 4.69 23.80 179.05
ROCE 3.06% 8.00% 12.82% 12.36% 14.41%
ROE -2.98% 6.02% 10.63% 13.56% 15.99%

Quarterly Performance

Quarterly Results Q4 FY 2018 Q3 FY 2019 Q4 FY 2019 Q-o-Q % Y-o-Y %
Revenue (In Rs. Cr.) 171.58 205.81 204.29 -0.74% 19.06%
EBITDA (In Rs. Cr.) 67.49 84.02 87.93 4.65% 30.29%
EBITDA Margin 39.33% 40.82% 43.04%
PAT (In Rs. Cr.) 45.25 50.53 56.72 12.25% 25.35%
PAT Margin 26.37% 24.55% 27.76%
EPS (Rs.) 1.72 1.88 2.10 11.70% 22.09%

WHAT’S DRIVING THE STOCK?

Largest and the Only Company in the Organized Gaming Market in India – First mover advantageThe Company operates in all the casinos allowed locations – Goa, Sikkim and Daman. Nepal Casino, which is expected to be operational in the next 60 days.

Ace Investor – Rakesh Jhunjhunwala holds 7.38% of the Company and sits on the board as Non-Executive Director.

Sustained Growth in Casino; Online Business Margin Jumps YoY – Casino gaming revenue grew 21% YoY to Rs. 198.13 Cr., with the segmental EBIT margin expanding YoY to 36.8%. Visitations increased 40% YoY to 120K. Online gaming revenue grew 11% YoY, with the segmental EBIT margin to 24%. Hospitality revenue grew 8% YoY to Rs. 23.61 Cr., with an EBIT loss of Rs. 2.95 Cr.

Revenue (In Rs. Cr.) Q4 FY 2018 Q3 FY 2019 Q4 FY 2019 Q-o-Q % Y-o-Y %
Casino Gaming 163.57 202.12 198.13 -1.97% 21.13%
Online Skill Gaming 33.54 37.05 37.22 0.46% 10.97%
Hospitality 21.88 19.38 23.61 21.83% 7.91%

Strategic investment of U.S. $10 million in Jalesh Cruises – Delta’s subsidiary, Gaussain Software, has acquired a 25% stake in Essel Group-promoted cruise business, Jalesh Cruises Mauritius Limited. The investment is capped at U.S. $10 million. The cruise will have 25-30 tables for casino operations, for which DELTA will pay a fixed fee of U.S. $5 per person to Jalesh Cruises. The cruise will operate for eight months in India and four months in the UAE.  This is expected to generate revenue of Rs. 25-30 Cr. per year for the company.

Focus on Online Gaming – The management is aggressively focusing on online gaming as it could be the next big thing, with growing internet penetration and the availability of online payment options. Delta has already acquired Adda52.com, a poker website. It has invested Rs. 15.5 Cr. in Halaplay, a platform which provides leagues in all international and domestic cricket, T20s, World Cup, Kabaddi etc. Halaplay will benefit from the ongoing IPL contest and the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2019 and Cricket T20 World Cup.

WHAT’S DRAGGING THE STOCK?

Competitive Intensity – Delta Corp holds 3 of the 6 offshore gaming licenses in Goa.

Competitive landscape in Goa
Casino Pride Casino Pride 2 Deltin Caravela Deltin JAQK Deltin Royale Maharajah Casino
Ownership Pride Group Pride Group Delta Corp Group Delta Corp Group Delta Corp Group MDLR Group
Started operations in 2008 2008 2000, then
decommissioned in
May 2013; recommissioned
in 2016
2008; rebranded in
2013
2013 Restarted operations in
2018; license had
earlier lapsed in 2012
Gaming Positions 500 NA 150+ 430+ 950+ NA
Gaming Area 40000 sq.ft. NA 3000 sq.ft. 13000 sq.ft. 40000 sq.ft. NA

 

Goa Land-Based Casinos
Casino Hotel Owner
Casino Palms Pride Hotel La Calypso Pride Group
Casino Paradise Hotel neo Majestic Pride Group
Casino Strike Hyatt Bambolim N/A
Chances Casino The Vainguinim Valley N/A
Deltin Suites Casino Deltin Suites Delta Corp Group
Duanes Casino The Zuri White Sands N/A
Grand 7 Casino O Resort & Spa N/A

Gaming Regulations – The Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act, 1976 allows on-shore casinos to be set up only at 5-star hotels or off-shore vessels with prior permission from the government. The State Government has the authority under law to issue licenses and rules to regulate casinos. Gaming tax has been now included under GST and the applicable rate is 28%