WHTW: Top 10

  • New talks on G2G rice deal with China — THE GOVERNMENT plans to renegotiate with China deals for the sale of rice and other agricultural products after deciding to go it alone in the Bangkok to Nong Khai high-speed rail project instead of engaging in a joint venture with the economic powerhouse. (Bangkok Post, 10/5/16)
  • Move aims to double revenue by 2027 — The Excise Department is studying a plan to impose higher taxes on fuel, alcohol, beer, tobacco and telecommunications services with the aim of doubling revenue to almost 1 trillion baht by 2027. (Bangkok Post, 10/5/16)
  • March loans steady as banks remain wary of credit quality — Overall commercial bank loans declined in March on a monthly basis but registered a year-on-year upsurge as businesses seek loans for investment and working capital, reports the Bank of Thailand. (Bangkok Post, 11/5/16)
  • Rising internal risks causing concern — The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) held the policy interest rate steady at 1.5% as expected yesterday, but voiced concerns over heightening internal downside risks that could derail private consumption and investment. (Bangkok Post, 12/5/16)

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Stocks in the news (acap, bkd, cpf, major, mint, mtls, pcsgh, prin, snc, ticon, tog, tpch, uac, vgi, wice) 13.05.16

ACAP reported 1Q16 profit of Bt16mn, up 244%, after changing strategy to focus on major customers and get new ones. It targets loans of Bt2bn by end-2016. (Kao Hoon, 13/5/16)
BKD reported net profit of Bt16.59mn, growth of 27%. It plans to reverse doubtful account of Bt28mn and profit on a delayed project of more than Bt20mn in 3Q16. It plans to bid for work worth Bt1bn. (Kao Hoon, 13/5/16)
CPF expects sales to grow 10-15% in 2016. It reported 1Q16 profit of Bt3.76bn, growth of 27% and revenue of Bt105bn, up 10%. It has an investment budget of Bt10bn. It plans to issue a debenture worth Bt10bn in 2H16. (Kao Hoon, 13/5/16)
Comment: A main reason for the market performing well recently, its GPMs were 400 bps higher than most analysts forecasts
MAJOR expects revenue and profit target growth of 10% in 2016. It expects 2Q16 will be new high. It will report 1Q16 earnings today. It has budgeted Bt1bn to add 100 movie screens in Thailand and abroad. (Kao Hoon, 13/5/16)
MINT reported 1Q16 profit of Bt3.57bn or growth of 66% supported by booking extra item plus an uptrend in its food and hotel business. (Kao Hoon, 13/5/16)
Comment: It’s just incredible that they have been able to grow this well despite being @ a higher base each and every year

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MSCI Semi-Rebalancing: Thailand has 11 changes

Changes in constituents for the MSCI Global Standard Indexes which will take place as of the close of May 31, 2016.

MSCI Thailand:                         (+2) EGCO, ROBINS

                                (-) none

MSCI Small Cap (Thailand):        (+3) DNA, GL, S