- Its always interesting to note who the participants are in the market. The advent of mutual funds, tax benefits and continually decreasing interest rates have led to local institutions becoming larger and larger holdings in equities versus pre 2010.
- It does appear that the prop desks aren’t doing that well (if they sell less than they buy, doesn’t this imply a loss?)
- Retail investors seem to be a wilder variant of the prop desks and;
- Foreign institutions, well if this is a long term reversal in flows, we could be seeing the market maintain these levels of going higher in the future
AOT expects 3QFY16 net profit to hit Bt4.9bn, up 21%, giving 9MFY16 net profit of Bt15bn, up 17%. This came from higher passenger pass-through of 90mn passenger in the first nine months (+12%). (Khao Hoon, 26/07/16)
Comment: Altogether now, 1, 2, 3, amazing thailanddddd.
BKD expects to get jobs worth Bt300bn in 2H16 which will increase its backlog to 1.8bn. It expects 2H16 net profit to be good because of seasonality. It expects to recognize Bt400mn revenue in 2H16. (Thun Hoon, 26/07/16)
CPN yesterday announced the launch of its first mixed-use property project in Nakhon Ratchasima at the cost of Bt10bn. (The Nation, 26/07/16)
CWT expects 2H16 earnings to be good driven by automotive and exports. It expects 2016 revenue to pick up from Bt1.38bn to Bt1.5bn aided by numerous orders. It plans to take part in upcoming PPA bidding. It expects to complete a power plant deal in the north by 4Q16. (Thun Hoon, 26/07/16)
DTAC chief marketing officer Sitthichoke Nopchinabutr aims to make the company the No 1 digital brand in Thailand by 2020 through revitalising its brand image, providing digital services that meet the needs of all market segments, and enhancing relationships and partnerships with local and global partners. (The Nation, 26/07/16)
Comment: Well it isn’t happening in the numbers