Gaming Realms is a developer, publisher and licensor of real money and social games with operations in the UK, U.S. and Canada. The business was set up by the team behind Cashcade Ltd, creator of bingo brand Foxy Bingo, which was sold to PartyGaming for just under £96 million in 2009.
Gaming Realms has developed and acquired a host of popular games, including the flagship “Slingo” brand. The focus is upon exploiting this IP across its real money gaming, social gaming and licensing divisions, with the strategy being to allocate capital towards the more profitable real money gaming and content licensing operations.
Gaming Realms has recently sold a 70% stake in certain UK online casino B2C businesses to River UK Casino Limited (RUKC) for a total value of up to £23.1 million. The minimum payment is £8.4 million, along with a further maximum cash earn-out payment of £14.7 million. Providing significant further potential, the retained 30% stake is subject to a mutual put & call option based on an uncapped valuation of 5.5 times RUKC’s 2020 EBIT.
Our sum-of-the-parts based valuation of 14.55p per share implies 148% upside from the current price of 5.875p. However, we use what we consider to be very conservative assumptions for each part of the valuation and as such believe there could be significant further upside potential. Conviction Buy.