Stocks in the news (age, aot, aqua, bm, ea, epco, ilink, irpc, ktc, mk, ptg, sc, super, tasco, thai, twz) 17.05.16

AGE reported 1Q16 profit growth of 114% YoY on total revenue of Bt940mn thanks to its cost reduction as well as a better
performance. It targets 2016 revenue growth of 10%. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/16)
Comment: It’s still far away from where they used to be pre’08
AOT reported 2FYQ16 net profit of Bt5.56bn or growth of 14% YoY. This gives profit of 1HFY16 of more than Bt10.19bn, growth of 15%, supported by 61 million passengers in six months and increases in flights to 389,272 flights. (Kao Hoon, 17/5/16)
Comment: At what point does the existing capacity of the AOT airports limit the future growth potential?
AQUA shows 1Q16 profit of Bt79mn, up 22% YoY. Subsidiary Mantra Assets has budgeted Bt450mn to develop property and expects to realize revenue in mid-2017. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/16)
BM’s first trading day. It expects a good response from investors. The company is certain that business will continue to grow due to high demand on the global market. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/16)
Comment: A steel co IPO…but regardless if its small enough it shall perform well.
EA reported 1Q16 net profit of Bt710mn, increasing 22% YoY supported by its power plant business. It expects 2Q16 will be good after the startup of its 90MW solar farm in Pitsanulok. (Kao Hoon, 17/5/16)

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True not participating in reauction

So last night True released the following

“With reference to the re-auction of Spectrum Licensing for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) in the Frequency Band of 900MHz to be held by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission on 27th May 2016, True Corporation Public Company Limited (the “Company”) would like to notify that the Board of Directors Meeting No. 4/2559 held on 16 th May 2016 has passed the resolutions that the Company will not participate in the aforesaid re-auction since True Group already has a very comprehensive spectrum portfolio with sufficiently large bandwidth totaling 55 MHz. The Company already obtained an ideal combination of low-band and high-band frequencies for its relative advantage in coverage and capacity respectively. This enables the Company to effectively address all market segments and ecosystems with superior 4G, 3G and 2G networks nationwide”

So what?

  • ADVANC hasn’t officially said that they will participate yet..
  • If they do, well, ADVANC can now effectively bid against itself
  • If they don’t,  the drama that is the thai telco sector shall continue, heads will roll @ NBTC, and this is a a scenario that I’m rooting for although not expecting.

Source: True Plc