Stocks in the news (arrow, big, epg, gl, hpt, lalin, ldc, ndr, nncl, ori, qtc, rs, sappe, scc, scn, susco, synex, work, xo) 30.08.16

ARROW
ARROW expects 3Q16 earnings to grow supported by large orders, especially Suvarnabhumi phase 2 project from ILINK and ITD. It expects to get work on the MRT Green Line, with finalization by the end of this year. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.4bn. ( Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: Perhaps we should just close our eyes and buy this given its continuous performance
 
BIG
BIG is budgeting Bt10mn to hold the 10th Big Camera Big Pro days. It expects this to push its 3Q16 revenue up above Bt5bn and expects net profit to mark a record high. (Thun Hoon, 30/08/16)
EPG
EPG expects 2QFY16 to be good brought by numerous orders. It expects FY2016 revenue to reach Bt11bn. It expects to complete 1-2 M&A transactions by the end of this year. It plans to hold a roadshow abroad to attract foreign investors. (Khao Hoon, 30/08/16)
Comment: And they continue to grow!
 
GL
GL partners with True Money. GL is forecasting a major boost to its already flourishing business in Cambodia through a new partnership with True Money, a mobile-payment subsidiary of True Corp in Thailand, that will significantly increase the sales of GL’s financial services via True Money’s extensive network of about 5,000 agents spread out nationwide in Cambodia. (Newscenter Local Press Release, 29/08/16)
Comment: That’s a clever move by both parties. GL still has its monopoly in Cambodia for motorcycle leasing for another 3-4 years and barring a crash in that economy they’ll continue to dominate, the question is only how much are you willing to pay for this

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Stocks in the news (a, akr, ama, banpu, bbl, bdms, erw, fsmart, genco, ilink, irpc, kcm, phol, pstc, sat, sci, snc, vng, wha) 29.08.16

A
A plans to open new projects worth Bt6bn to bring its backlog to Bt1bn. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 30% from Bt4.45bn last year, supported by more transfers. (Thun Hoon, 29/08/16)
Comment: One of the most stable stock price charts I have ever seen
 
AKR
AKR expects 3Q16 to turn to profit after booking backlog. It expects to bid for a new job in Thailand in 2H16. It targets 2016 revenue of Bt2.5bn and plans to do a JV with in Indonesia and Vietnam with local partners for power plants abroad. (Thun Hoon, 29/08/16)
AMA
AMA has filed for an IPO with the SEC of 108mn shares. It expects to expand its fleet and vehicles to allow it to get in on potential in Thailand and abroad. (Kao Hoon, 29/08/16)
Comment: No idea who this is, but looking forward to seeing another first day bounce
 
BANPU
BANPU is preparing to increase capital of Banpu Power or BPP to shareholders at a ratio 18-25 BANPU shares to 1 BPP share. It will pay an interim dividend of Bt0.25/share, XD on Sep 8. (Kao Hoon, 29/08/16)
Comment: Another capital increase. Getting ready for the listing of BPP in the near future perhaps. 
 
BBL
BBL will pay an interim dividend of Bt2/share, payment on Sep 23. (Kao Hoon, 29/08/16)
BDMS
BDMS expects 3Q16 to be outstanding due to high season and more customers. It expects 2016 profit to reach Bt9bn, growth of 15%. It plans to expand to 50 hospitals within 2-3 years. (Kao Hoon, 29/08/16)

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Market Update 22/08 – 26/08

So we are approaching the wonderful month of September where things normally go wrong. There are a litany of potential market negative news that could hit so lets see how everything unfolds. Sector wise, interesting that consumer products index hasn’t quite kept up the runs in services, and that insurance names continue to be weak – low rates aren’t a good thing for these mini investment houses.

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Management Trades 22/08 – 26/08

Notable Transactions

Buy(s) THB 33 mn

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Sell(s) THB 2.4 bn

  • MTLS – A huge sale from the owner. Does he not see a continuation of the 50% YoY growth after 2017?
  • TKN – Again the major shareholders sell, looks like a block trade
  • BEAUTY – See TKN
  • BA – Now this is a rarity, a sell out of BA. When will they get rid of their BDMS shares?
  • HMPRO – And he continues to sell
  • MCS – Ohh a first sell from this wonderful steel manufacturer.

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Interview: Star Microelectronics Plc (STAR)

Diversification helps Stars to shine brighter

Stars Microelectronics (Thailand) Plc (SMT) has been listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand since September 2009. Chief executive Peerapol Wilaiwongstien discusses the company’s strategy and outlook.

 

Stars is undergoing a transition. Could you walk us through this?

The company was founded in 1995 with an initial focus on integrated circuit (IC) packaging assembly, later expanding to additional products and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA). Our growth was interrupted as a result of the 2011 floods in Thailand, and with a loss of customers as well as a high reliance on one main customer, we decided there had to be a big change in the business.

Our vision for Stars is to become a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) player, but in order to achieve this we have to set in place a strong foundation, which means a culture that takes into account all of the stakeholders in Stars. A strong foundation for us consisted of three factors: first, we had to become more cost-disciplined; second, we had to increase our focus on customers that were mature and provided reasonable profitability; and finally, we needed to have a diverse customer base across multiple industries.

What type of customers does Stars target?

We are more focused on advanced-technology products and are not specific to any particular industry. Currently we have five industries that we focus on: communication, medical devices, energy, the Internet of Things and infrastructure.

Within each of these industries we also want to have a diverse set of customers with their own business cycles — whether they are startups or mature businesses — because being diversified at both the industry and the customer level ensures that Stars can remain stable during periods of fluctuation within each industry. We are able to service these multiple industries because the fundamental process of electronics is similar across the board, with perhaps minor modifications to match the customers’ requirements.

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WHTW: Top 10

  • Targeted strategies to boost exports being devised — With exports remaining sluggish, the Commerce Ministry is devising targeted strategies to improve the situation next year. (Bangkok Post, 22/8/16)
  • Economic corridor transport projects expected to go to Cabinet soon — DEPUTY Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak expects to propose the transport-system projects to serve the planned East Economic Corridor to the Cabinet in October.
  • Cabinet backs Sino-Thai high-speed railway deal – AFTER A LONG DELAY, the Sino-Thai high-speed railroad scheme looks set to shift into gear by year-end with Thailand funding all of the civil engineering work. (The Nation, 24/08/1
  • FPO says target won’t be achieved  — The government’s investment budget disbursement for this fiscal year, ending Sept 30, will fall short of its 87% target, a senior official at the Finance Ministry says. (Bangkok Post, 25/8/16)
  • Fischer Signals 2016 Rate Hike With Economy Nearing Fed Goals — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer signaled that a 2016 rate hike is still under consideration, saying the U.S. economy is already close to meeting the central bank’s goals and that growth will gain steam. “We are close to our targets,” Fischer said in a speech at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado on Sunday. “Looking ahead, I expect GDP growth to pick up in coming quarters, as investment recovers from a surprisingly weak patch and the drag from past dollar appreciation diminishes,” he added, without giving explicit views on his rate outlook. (Bloomberg, 22/8/16)

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Stocks in the news (abc, ah, aot, asefa, ck, cpn, dcon, delta, ecl, gunkul, ifec, irpc, itd, loxley, phol, pps, tpch) 26.08.16

ABC
ABC is ready to start presales of ABOVE Sukhumvit 39 condo. It expects presales to reach 70-80%. It expects to wipe out its retained losses this year. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: Argh….I’m bored of reading news about this company
AH
AH maintains 2016 revenue growth target at 5%, aligning with the auto industry. It expects 2H16 revenue to be better than 1H16 on the back of large orders. Its investment budget is Bt300400mn. It targets net margin to reach 10% in 2020. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: With the reduced number of shares from their buybacks, a slight improvement in performance, could this company, for the first time in … a decade be the best performer out of all the automotive manufacturers?
AOT
AOT is budgeting Bt190bn to invest in six airports. It expects four contracts for Suvarnabhumi phase 2 to put up for bid by 2016. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: Wow. If this really does happen could AOT hit 1,000? I wouldn’t bet against it.
 
ASEFA
ASEFA expects 2H16 performance to be good on seasonality. Its backlog is Bt1.82bn, of which it expects to book 60-65% this year. It plans to take part in Bt2.5bn bids and to get Bt700mn of this, which will raise backlog to Bt2bn. It targets 2016 revenue to rise 20%. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
CK
CK revised up 2016 revenue target to Bt480bn from Bt38bn, backed by Bt80bn backlog, with project transfers expected soon. It plans to take part in Bt35bn in bids and to get the Bt25bn MRT Blue Line extension this year . (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: I wonder how the news decided THB 480 bn in revenue was possible?
CPN
CPN is budgeting Bt60bn to invest in five new department stores and to renovate five others. It targets 34 stores within 2018. It plans to expand to Vietnam and Indonesia. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 15%. (Khao Hoon, 26/08/16)
Comment: Watch them open a mall in Vietnam and Malaysia. 
 
DCON
DCON expects 3Q16 earnings to be good aided by numerous orders. It targets 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.1bn brought by transfers. It expects an extra gain of Bt105mn from selling land at Lopburi, booked in 2017 . (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)
DELTA
DELTA plans to focus on ASEAN market because of higher demand. It plans for the ASEAN market to contribute 10% revenue. It also plans to focus on India. It plans to invest in an R&D center, with revenue from this in 2017. (Thun Hoon, 26/08/16)

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Stocks in the news (bem, kbank, kce, ksl, lhk, mint, nch, pylon, ratch, sena, sgp, smpc, thana, tpch, wice) 25.08.16

BEM
BEM will negotiate with the BMTA for the Blue Line extension job in September. It accepts that passengers on the Purple Line are not meeting its target and pulling down revenue by Bt0.8mn per month. The BMTA has approved a reduction in average passenger fare of 30% to Bt14-29 and expects this to boost passenger load by 30% from 20K. (Kao Hoon, 25/08/16)
KBANK
KBANK expects leading to rise on recovery of automotive market. It expects new loans of more than Bt75bn or growth of 35% to bring total loans to Bt93bn. It expects profit to be a new high at above target of Bt682mn. (Thun Hoon, 25/08/16)
KCE
A Japanese fund is interested in investing in KCE and expects to make a decision soon. It will spend Bt200mn to renovate its factory at Ayutthaya, with operations starting back up in 4Q16. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 10% from 2015, supported by more orders. (Thun Hoon, 25/08/16)
KSL
KSL targets 2016 revenue growth of 20% thanks to an increase in sugar price (2016-2017) of 30% to US$0.21/pound from US$0.15/pound last year. It plans to expand its sugar mill and is bidding for a PPA biomass power plant. (Thun Hoon, 25/08/16)
Comment: Just as with the comment for KTIS, could it be time for the sugar co’s to perform?

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Stocks in the news (beauty, bjc, btw, ea, gpsc, itd, malee, ple, pttep, seafco, tfg, top, tpoly, vgi, work) 24.08.16

BEAUTY
BEAUTY expects 2H16 high season to support its sales. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow more than 20%. It plans to expand its branches in Thailand and abroad. (Kao Hoon, 24/08/16)
Comment: The odd thing is that we are seeing management sell shares in the market 
 
BJC
BJC expands glass output capacity – BERLI JUCKER(BJC) is investing Bt2 billion in the construction of a new furnace with a production capacity of 300 tonnes of glass a day, in order to cater to rising demand for glass containers. (The Nation, 24/08/16)
Comment: Watch them dominate Thailand and Vietnam along with Central Group
 
BTW
BTW announced a dividend of Bt0.27/share, XD today and payment on Sep 9. It has backlog of Bt1.56bn and expects 2H16 earnings to be good. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
EA
EA plans to COD a 126MW wind power plant at Nakhon Si Thammarat at the end of 2016. This will lift capacity to 404MW, doubled from 2015. It expects 2016 earnings to be a new high. It plans to do five more projects in Chaiyaphum worth Bt20bn to increase capacity to 64MW. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
GPSC
GPSC expects 2016 revenue and profit to jump due to booking revenue from IRPC, Nava Nakorn power plant and more new customers. It announced a five-year plan to have capacity of 2,800MW and expects the board to approve its investment budget of Bt19bn. (Kao Hoon, 24/08/16)
ITD
ITD get a big project worth more than Bt1.28bn to bring backlog up to over Bt200bn. It expects earnings to turn to profit after it reported a net loss in 2Q16. (Thun Hoon, 24/08/16)
Comment: With the recent win @ AOT, will they have to raise capital again?
 
MALEE
Malee Group and Mega Lifesciences will set up a 49:51 joint venture called Mega Malee Company to develop health-related natural foods and beverages for both local and international markets. Initial investment is put at Bt10 million. (The Nation, 23/08/16)
Comment: That added a little pop to both their share prices that day

Continue reading Stocks in the news (beauty, bjc, btw, ea, gpsc, itd, malee, ple, pttep, seafco, tfg, top, tpoly, vgi, work) 24.08.16

Stocks in the news (aav, amata, amatav, ap, bem, big, bkd, bts, cmo, cpi, cwt, gold, itel, ktis, pttgc, rjh, samco, solar, spa, tacc, ureka) 23.08.16

AAV
AAV’s load factor was a high 85% in 1H16. Fares are also rising and jet fuel prices falling. It plans to open new routes in 2H16. It wants to cooperate with AOT to develop Don Mueang Phase 3 which will increase capacity to 40mn/year from 30mn/year. (Thun Hoon, 23/08/16)
Comment: I do wonder if they can get their own terminal like in KL
 
AMATA
AMATA target 2016 revenue growth of 5% and the sale of 1,000 rai of land. It is studying an investment in an industrial estate in Myanmar, with some decision expected by the end of the year. (Kao Hoon, 23/08/16)
AMATAV
AMATAV expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt1.4bn due to sale of land and good facilities rental and services business. It will book revenue from the sale of 193.75 rai at end-2016. (Kao Hoon, 23/08/16)
Comment: They are up against a rather big player in KBC (vietnamese co) and given that this is AMATA, I doubt they’ll be as good as they should be.
 
AP
AP is confident presales will achieve target of Bt31bn. It plans to launch three projects worth Bt16bn to stimulate sales in 2H16. It expects revenue of Bt23.7bn and has backlog of Bt12.8bn. (Thun Hoon, 23/08/16)
BEM
official opening of Sriratch expressway, Bangkok outer ring road. BEM expects 97,000 vehicles per day in the first year. It expects average revenue in Sep-Dec 2016 of Bt145mn per month and 2017 revenue of Bt1.8bn . (Kao Hoon, 23/08/16)
BIG
BIG plans two big events in 2H16 to support sales. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow more than 20%. It plans to add 4-5 Wonder Photo Shop branches this year. (Kao Hoon, 23/08/16)
Comment: A quick walk past their shop during the week shows that their Photo Shops are bustling with business. 

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