DigiPlus Interactive Corporation Press Statement Revenue NI AAFS 2016
April 8, 2017
DigiPlus Interactive Corporation PRESS STATEMENT
Leisure and Resorts World Corporation
DigiPlus Interactive Corporation Managed a Difficult Year In spite of Regulatory Challenges
Earnings slightly higher with a Net Income of P1.055B (or P0.88 per share)
DigiPlus Interactive Corporation (DigiPlus Interactive Corporation) is pleased to announce its Full Year
2016 Financial Performance. DigiPlus Interactive Corporation reported its 2016 Consolidated Net Income (NI)
of P1.055B (net of P83.6M provisions for impairment of assets in closed sites and bad debts) which is slightly better than 2015’s Net Income of P1.030B. This was
achieved, in spite of the dramatic changes in the regulatory environment particularly inthe last quarter of 2016 which affected the operations of the Company’s subsidiaries.
DigiPlus Interactive Corporation’s 2016 Q4 net income declined by P57MM or 25% to 166MM as against
P223MM in the same period last year. EBITDA for 2016 improved by 17% from
P1.669B to P1.959B for an increase of P290MM over 2015.
DigiPlus Interactive Corporation’s three main business divisions reported better results (except for the
PROPERTY and INVESTMENTS division as explained below):
1. CASINO DIVISION. P170MM net income contribution. This includes:
a. Prime Investment Korean Inc. (PIKI) – 100% owned. Has an authority to
engage in junket operations including supplementary operations of junket tables
equipped with high definition video camera and appropriate voice telephony
facilities (eJunket) at Midas Hotel and Casino.
b. Blue Chip Gaming and Leisure Corporation (BCGLC) – 100% owned. Facilities
provider for PAGCOR VIP Slot Arcades.
c. Hotel Enterprises Philippines Inc. (HEPI) – 51% owned. HEPI owns the
property and hotel that runs the Midas Hotel and has a contract with the
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for the Casino.
The CASINO division’s 2016 contribution was P170MM vs 2015 of P85MM. PIKI’s
2016 NI contribution was P19MM versus 2015’s P33MM. PIKI’s revenues in 2016
was affected by the events leading to the Bangladesh Bank heist. HEPI brought in
P45MM for the 2016 compared to P38MM in 2015. The contribution of the slot
arcade business of Blue Chip was P106MM. This was up by P92MM (+665%) from
2015 largely on account of the full year income of newly acquired sites that
operated for six months only last year.
2. ONLINE DIVISION. Up 21% to P 624MM. This includes:
a. First Cagayan Leisure and Resorts Corp (First Cagayan) – 69.68% owned.
Master licensor for online gaming in the Cagayan Freeport and Special
b. First Cagayan Converge Data Center, Inc. (FCCDCI) – 60% owned by First
Cagayan on a Joint Venture with IP Converge to provide bandwidth, co-location,
telecommunication and other IT managed services to online gaming operators.
For the ONLINE division, First Cagayan contributed bulk of the revenues or about
40% of LRWC’s total business divisions’ net income. First Cagayan’s net income
expanded 20% (or P91MM) from P464MM in 2015 to P555MM in 2016. FCCDCI
contributed P69MM to DigiPlus Interactive Corporation’s total net income. Going forward, the company
assumes that First Cagayan’s revenues will be affected by PAGCORs adoption of
the Rules and Regulations for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations in 01
3. RETAIL DIVISION. 2016 NI up 24% to P318MM. This includes the following
a. AB Leisure Exponent (ABLE) – 100% owned. Manages bingo halls and
electronic bingo boutiques.
b. Total Game Zone Xtreme (TGXI)– 100% owned. Manages eCasino outlets.
The 2016 net income of the RETAIL division grew by 24% from P256MM to
P318MM over 2015. The biggest contributor was ABLE’s bingo operations that
was up P110M (45%) from 2015 of P244MM to P354M. TGXI’s eCasino outlets
lost P35MM (inclusive of P21M after tax impairment of assets in closed sites).
TGXI performance was affected by the new distance regulations for gaming venues
adopted by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and the nonrenewal
of one of its provider, PhilWEB Corporation. However, ABLE’s electronic
bingo games (EBG) machines continued to drive the growth in its earnings. ABLE
has over 9,700 EBG machines installed all over the country while TGXI has in
excess of 1,650 eCasino terminals installed.
4. PROPERTY & INVESTMENTS DIVISION. P293MM net income contribution.
a. AB Leisure Global Inc. – 100% owned. ABLGI had a 30% economic benefit in
the City of Dreams, Manila (COD). AB Global’s 2016 net income amounted to
P270MM. This amount includes LRWC’S 30% share of the net lease payments
to Belle Corporation from COD as well as a share in the gaming revenues
remittance from COD to Premium Leisure and Amusement, Inc. (PLAI).
b. On 04 November 2016, ABLGI, DigiPlus Interactive Corporation, Belle, PLAI and Belle Grande signed a
Termination Agreement whereby the parties, for a total consideration to be paid
to ABLGI in the amount of P5.090 billion, agreed to terminate their respective
obligations under the said agreements. Pursuant to the said Termination
Agreement, ABLGI/DigiPlus Interactive Corporation will receive a total of P5.090 billion, with P1.018
billion paid on 03 November 2016 and the balance on 31 March 2017. ABLGI
continued to share in the net lease income and gaming revenue of Belle Group
from November 2016 to March 2017. Effective 31 March 2017, ABLGI shall be
deemed to have divested its economic interest in the City of Dreams-Manila
Integrated Resort and Casino.
c. LR Land Developers, Inc. (LRLDI) B100% owned. Leases land and a
Cyberpark building to online gaming operators in Sta. Ana, Cagayan and has an
interest in the Lallo Airport. LR Land brought in P8MM for 2016 (before P56MM
provision for bad debts). LR land, a 100% owned company of DigiPlus Interactive Corporation, has a
50% equity in TechZone Philippines, Inc., (TPI) the joint venture company with
Total Consolidated Asset and Management, Inc. TPI’s contribution was P70MM
for 2016. TPI has built a world class-32-storey BPO building along Buendia (Gil
Puyat Ave) in Makati. TPI tenants are in various stages of moving into these
offices. TPI will have recurring rental income in the next few years. TPI has a
GFA of approximately 43,000 sqm.
The various divisions contributed a total Php1.405B. After deducting DigiPlus Interactive Corporation’s
expenses, the consolidated net income totals Php1.055B for 2016. DigiPlus Interactive Corporation’s 2016
Consolidated Revenues totaled P11.165B vs P9.511B for the same period last year,
representing a 17% growth.
In spite of the slowdown in the gaming sector, DigiPlus Interactive Corporation’s core businesses continue to
show very robust growth and management believes in being able to continue this in
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