Stocks in the news (cpall, epco, hmpro, itd, ptt, ratch, salee, super, tacc, tae, tsth, ttw, uv) 04.05.16

CPALL expects its net profit to be good brought by SSS growth and 700 new stores. It expects 1Q16 net profit to be no less than Bt3.85bn with Bt102bn sales. It plans to sell MAKRO shares. (Thun Hoon, 04/05/16)
Comment: It does finally look like they are going to do something with their stake in Makro

EPCO expects 2016 net profit growth to be higher than 50% as it plans to invest in power plants at home and overseas to bring capacity to 200MW. It plans to list its subsidiary (Eastern Power Group) this year. It targets capacity of 500MW within 2018. Its shareholders approved issuing a Bt2bn debenture. (Thun Hoon, 04/05/16)

HMPRO reported 1Q16 revenue of Bt14.61bn, up 11.57%YoY with Bt866.18mn net profit, up 18.06%YoY. This brought by SSS growth and new stores for both HMPRO and Mega Home. (Thun Hoon, 04/05/16)
Comment: What consumer debt issue??

ITD signed a contract with the Department of Rural Road to proceed with the construction of the rail overbridge along the Rural Road No. Sor Kor 2032 at Baan Khoke Kham, Amphur Muang, Samut Sakorn Province on Apr 27, valued at Bt405.59mn. (Khao Hoon, 04/05/16)

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Stocks in the news (aav, age, bigc, dtac, jas, pk, prin, sam, sci, sena, spali, super, tog) 03.05.16

AirAsia mulls Thai hub – AirAsia, the continent’s largest no-frills airline group, is keen to boost its position in Thailand with the relocation of its regional nerve centre from Indonesia to here. In a discussion with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday, AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes said the group would also like to build its own airports in Thai provinces such as Surat Thani. Furthermore, AirAsia is interested in a partnership with flag carrier Thai Airways International (THAI) to create a business synergy without equity partnership or competition, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak. AirAsia wants to strengthen its presence in Thailand, which it perceives as a gateway to Asean with significant growth potential in aviation businesses, said Mr Somkid. (Bangkok Post, 30/4/16)
Comment: It would obviously be a huge positive for AirAsia if they can pull it off here in Thailand, but would the government be willing to throw away a monopoly?

AGE expects revenue of Bt300mn from the service business. It expects to increase export portion to 30%. It is confident that 2016 revenue will grow 10% supported by coal business recovery and it has backlog of Bt200mn. (Thun Hoon, 3/5/16)
Comment: I’ve heard about a supposed recovery in coal since…2011?

Central, partner buy Big C VN for 920m euros – CENTRAL GROUP in partnership with Nguyen Kim Group yesterday announced the acquisition of Big C Vietnam from France’s Casino Group for 920 million euros (Bt36.6 billion). Central said the acquisition represented the strength of its will to keep expanding its business in Asia. “Central Group and Nguyen Kim Group have officially acquired Big C Vietnam, which has been operated for more than 18 years,” said Tos Chirathivat, CEO of Central Group. He said Big C Vietnam had 43 stores nationwide, comprising 33 hypermarkets and 10 convenience stores, and 30 shopping malls. “Total revenue in 2015 was approximately 586 million euros.” (The Nation, 30/4/16)
Comment: Boom!


DTAC urges full spectrum allocation road map – TOTAL ACCESS Communication (DTAC) has recommended that the government draw up a spectrum road map for the allocation and auction of the 700-, 850-, 1,800-, 2,300- and 2,600-megahertz bands to support affordable and universal access to fixed and mobile broadband Internet. (The Nation, 30/4/16)
Comment: Of course DTAC needs a clear roadmap, but since when has any Thai government (ex thaksin) been able to stick to a clear plan and execute it? And if there is no clear roadmap, what will happen to DTAC?

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Market Update 25/04 – 29/04

You can see from the breakdown in industries that energy, petrochemicals etc etc have helped to keep the market relatively strong this year even though we are starting to see some weakness creeping into the financials. But regardless a YTD + 8.5% in THB is magnificent when compared to most markets in the year (although never forget that it was due to the market dropping sharply towards the end of ’15). Only thing on my mind now is 1Q16 earnings.

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Management Trades 25/04 – 29/04

Notable Transactions

Buy(s) – THB 344 mn

  • BDMS – And he’s still buying ! This time another THB 279 mn worth of shares
  • IFEC – Well they seem to trying to turn this into a “buy whatever we can” company

Sell(s) – THB 994 mn

  • JWD – Already in the news that this was a block sale to Templeton
  • SCI – See above
  • CRANE – The jump in the stock price led to him selling?