Launched in 2007, Ixigo is a technology company focused on empowering Indian travelers to plan, book and manage their trips across rail, air, buses and hotels. Ixigo assist travelers in making smarter travel decisions by leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science led innovations on their OTA platforms, comprising their websites and mobile applications.
The vision of Ixigo is to become the most customer-centric travel company, by offering the best customer experience to their users. The focus of Ixigo is on travel utility and customer experience for travelers in the ‘next billion user’ segment is driven by technology, cost-efficiency and our culture of innovation has made them India’s leading travel ecosystem for the ‘next billion users’. The OTA platforms of Ixigo allow travelers to book train tickets, flight tickets, bus tickets, hotels and cabs, while providing travel utility tools and services developed using in-house proprietary algorithms and crowd-sourced information, including train PNR status and confirmation predictions, train seat availability alerts, train running status updates and delay predictions, flight status updates, bus running status, pricing and availability alerts, deal discovery, destination content, personalized recommendations, instant fare alerts and automated customer support services.
In FY21, Ixigo acquired ConfirmTkt, a fast-growing train-focused business, and together, Ixigo became the #1 OTA for train bookings in India with over 42% market share among OTAs by the end of FY21. ixigo was proud to report that Confirmtkt has grown revenues from Rs.372.36 Million in FY21 to Rs.1,282.05 Million in FY22, a 244.30% increase. In FY22, Ixigo also added another important leg to their next billion user growth story, through the acquisition of the bus business of AbhiBus, effectively becoming the second-largest
bus OTA in India. Together, ixigo endeavour’s to drive more synergies in selling buses, trains, and flights across the entire group to the next billion users from Tier 2,3,4 towns in India.
In March 2022, Ixigo touched 5mn daily active users cumulatively across their ixigo trains, ixigo flights, Confirmtkt, and AbhiBus apps and websites. Ixigo have also crossed 8.47mn Monthly Downloads and 55.45 Mn Monthly Active Users in the month of March 2022, making Ixigo
the most downloaded and most used travel app among the prominent travel apps in the country as per data.ai (formerly AppAnnie). In fact, Ixigo was proud to report that both ixigo and Confirmtkt made it to the Top 10 apps by Breakout Downloads globally in 2021 as per data.ai (formerly AppAnnie). ixigo have also been able to improve conversion and cross-sell rates to monetize our large user base better, resulting in rapid growth in transactions and revenues.
(Excerpts from Annual Report FY 2021-22)
Key Growth Drivers of OTA Industry:
The drivers that spur the growth of the economy and individual transportation segments of air, rail, bus, and hospitality are also significant drivers of the OTA industry. Today, travel purchases rank second only to retail shopping, in online shopping in India.
OTA Industry across travel segment is driven by following factors
1. Rising penetration of affordable smartphone users which is expected to reach 829 million by 2022, and 1.1 billion in 2024.
2. Telecommunication companies are expanding 4G services in rural areas with better connectivity and speed such that customers can use apps and easily book tickets online.
3. The exponential growth of UPI and other multiple modes of digital payments have led to convenient and trusted online payments.
4. Consumer browsing habits on the internet show how customers are accustomed to spending many hours online, searching and comparing options before finally making a travel booking.
5. Well accepted value proposition of OTAs of providing information, convenience and customer service as a one-stop shop for travel-related products.
6. The ease of comparison between various travel options across carriers and modes, which augurs well with the price-sensitive nature of the Indian consumer, who is known to respond to even small price differentials.
7. The ability of OTAs to offer competitive pricing on account of higher discounts from OTAs themselves, as well as offers from tie-ups with various banking and payment channels.
The Ixigo Flywheel
Ixigo commenced selling train tickets as a B2C ticketing agent having partnered with IRCTC in November 2017.
Ixigo’s agreement with IRCTC allows us to act as a principal service provider on a non-exclusive basis for booking of reserved e-tickets for travel in trains in India through the IRCTC web service, and is valid until April 30, 2023.
Ixigo have been granted an API-based connection access to the Indian Railways’ passenger reservation system online by IRCTC, as a result of which users are allowed to reserve and purchase Indian Railways tickets on a realtime basis.
Ixigo primarily earn revenue from the train tickets booked by users through their platforms in the form of agent service charges and payment gateway fees. In addition, Ixigo earn revenue from advertisements and up-selling and cross-selling our other services, such as ixigo assured.
Ixigo offers flight tickets for domestic travel within India, international travel from and to India, and international travel from and to other countries. Ixigo obtains inventory for flight tickets either through aggregators, and through direct connections to the airlines’ booking systems via API services.
Ixigo primarily earns revenue from the flight tickets booked by users through their platforms in the form of convenience fees, commissions/ net rates assured, rescheduling charges, cancellation charges and incentives.
Commissions/ net rates, assured and incentive payments from airlines, consolidators and credit card companies are generally based on the volume of sales generated by us. In addition, we also earn revenue from advertising and ixigo assured that a user may opt with their travel booking.
The platforms of Ixigo allow users to search for bus tickets based on their preferred travel dates and location across 2,500 bus operators serving over 100,000 routes across India. Ixigo offers their users basic information on the type of bus used, including air conditioned, sleeper and seater, on the relevant route and users are able to select seats, choose from the available boarding points in the relevant city on the routes as well as obtain information on the location of the chosen boarding point.
Ixigo have collaborated with Booking.com B.V. to offer users the ability to search, compare and book hotels.Users are redirected to the www.booking.com website from their website and mobile apps and hotel bookings directly get consummated on the website of Booking.com B.V.. Users may search for hotels based on their destination and preferred dates for check-in and checkout, and may filter and sort out search results easily by selecting star ratings, specific hotel chains and location. Ixigo earns revenue in the form of commissions from Booking.com
FreshBus aims to provide green mobility solutions to bus operators across India by offering electric bus technology and end-to-end e-mobility solutions. The investment will help Ixigo expand its product offering to include electric bus bookings and build upon its commitment to sustainable travel.
Source: Ixigo Website
At the fifteenth annual general meeting of Ixigo held on July 29, 2021, the shareholders approved the special resolution for raising capital through an initial public offering (IPO). Subsequently, Ixigo filed the draft red herring prospectus (“DRHP”) dated August 12, 2021, with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”). In December 2021, SEBI issued the observation letter, in compliance with which the proposed Ixigo IPO can open for subscription within a period of 12 months from the date of the issuance of the said letter. Due to certain unfavorable market conditions, Ixigo has deferred the plan to raise the capital through a public issue.
Source: Ixigo Annual Report FY2022-23
FY 2023 – A Year of Resurgence for Ixigo in the Travel Industry:
Bounce-Back Year: FY 2023 witnessed a remarkable resurgence for Ixigo in the travel industry, spanning all Ixigo’s business segments.
Post-Pandemic Recovery: By the end of FY 2023, Ixigo had successfully surpassed pre-COVID levels, despite encountering significant supply-side challenges and higher ticket prices.
Sectoral Performance: Various segments within the travel industry, including buses, trains, and hotels, achieved record-high levels in GTV and revenue, showcasing sustained growth.
Financial Success: Ixigo concluded FY2023 with impressive profitability and a robust liquidity position.
Strategic Focus: Ixigo’s strategic emphasis on serving the Next Billion Users not only fueled rapid growth over the past three years but also expanded Ixigo’s EBITDA margin.
Profitability Milestone: Ixigo takes great pride in sustaining profitability and generating positive cash flows, achieving an EBITDA margin of ~8.7% in FY2023.
Revenue Growth: In FY2023, Ixigo’s operating revenue exceeded Rs. 500 crores, representing nearly a five-fold growth compared to Ixigo’s pre-COVID scale.
Current GTV: As of now, Ixigo boasts a gross transaction value run rate of Rs. 10,000 crores annually, with the goal of doubling this figure within the next two years to solidify Ixigo’s market position and expand Ixigo’s reach.
The Way Forward:
Market Position: The recent VIDEC travel industry report reaffirms Ixigo’s position as India’s second-largest OTA by revenue in both FY22 and FY23.
Specialization in Trains: Ixigo has also established itself as the leading OTA for train bookings, with a market share of nearly 50%.
Prominence in Buses: In the bus booking segment, Ixigo proudly holds the distinction of being the second-largest OTA.
Growth Plans: With ambitious growth plans for FY2024, Ixigo strategically positions itself to capitalize on the surging travel demand across Ixigo’s three core business segments: rail, flight, and bus.
Excerpts from Ixigo Annual Report FY 2022-23
Source: Ixigo Youtube Channel
*Rates mentioned in the chart are indicative.
The trend indicator above has been derived from the current demand/supply of Ixigo Unlisted Shares. The trend has a tendency to change anytime depending on the market conditions and other events. This indicator must not be construed as any recommendation to buy/sell/hold.
Total Number of Outstanding Shares: 37,12,03,168 (As per Ixigo Annual Report FY2022-23)
Market Cap Scenarios:
At 80 Rs/Share, Ixigo Unlisted Shares values the company at approx. Rs. 2,969 crores.This are just pre-defined scenarios, since the market cap is variable to price, you can calculate the latest market cap based on the ongoing rates of Ixigo unlisted shares.
At 100 Rs/Share, Ixigo Unlisted Shares values the company at approx. Rs. 3,712 crores.This are just pre-defined scenarios, since the market cap is variable to price, you can calculate the latest market cap based on the ongoing rates of Ixigo unlisted shares.
At 120 Rs/Share, Ixigo Unlisted Shares values the company at approx. Rs. 4,454 crores.This are just pre-defined scenarios, since the market cap is variable to price, you can calculate the latest market cap based on the ongoing rates of Ixigo unlisted shares.
Source: Ixigo Annual Report FY 2022-23
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The Lock-in period for Ixigo Unlisted Shares will be Six Months. The Lock-in period starts from the date of IPO allotment
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Ixigo is a Pre IPO company. Ixigo has plans to get its stock listed on exchanges. For that purpose, Ixigo has already filed its IPO DRHP with SEBI
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