Wonderla Holidays: Mini Disney in India

Wonderla Holidays is one of the largest amusement park operators in India. It currently owns and operates three largest amusement parks in Kochi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad under the brand name Wonderla. The company also owns and operates a resort in Bengaluru under the name Wonderla Resorts.

Management:
– Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly, Founder of Wonderla, won many prestigious awards and recognitions for his outstanding performance in business. He has written a book – Practical Wisdom
– Mr. Arun Chittilappilly, MD of Wonderla, have over 10 years of experience in the amusement park industry
– Mr. Arun has been actively involved in the day to day operations and management of Wonderla. He is also involved in amusement park design, technical and marketing functions of Wonderla
– Mr. Arun holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Swinburne University, Australia
– The management is very good at capital allocation
– Able and honest management

Investors:
– Promoters hold 71% of the company
– Mutual Funds hold 5% of the company
– DNB Small Cap Fund holds 1.6% of the company
– Value Quest India Fund holds 1.6% of the company
– Catamaran Fund holds 1% of the company

Interesting fact:
– Of 365 days in a year, 150 days are lean
– Q1 and Q3 are the best quarters
– Q1 due to summer vacations (high footfalls)
– Q3 due to festive season & school picnics (high footfalls)

– Q2 due to monsoons (low footfalls)
– Q4 due to exam season (low footfalls)

So monsoon is not good for Wonderla, that may be the best time to look at Wonderla.

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