Consumer recovery in Thailand

Bloomberg had a nice little piece on the recovery of Thailand and the market the other day, it states a lot of what we already know but still a decent summary nonetheless, here are some key points and the link to the rest of the article

  • Private spending jumped by 3.8 percent in the June quarter, its best year-on-year performance since early 2013
  • Over the past three months, analysts have more than doubled their consensus third-quarter earnings estimates for Sizzler, Burger King and Swensen’s franchisee Minor International, whose Thai restaurants are witnessing double-digit same-store sales growth, according to Krungsri Securities.
  • On Monday, Carabao Group reported a solid 12 percent jump in Thai sales from the previous quarter. This year’s 77 percent gain in its shares puts the energy-drink maker atop the country’s best performing 50 stocks.
  • Will the revival last? At almost 72 percent of GDP, Thai households are still carrying a large debt load.

Source: Bloomberg

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ABC
ABC is confident that 2016 will turn around and targets 2016 revenue of Bt2bn. It plans to launch Above Sukhumvit 39 project on Sep 9 and hold a grand opening for ABC World on Dec 12. (Kao Hoon, 17/08/16)
Comment: Will this condominium be sold via their online channels with pet stores and solar panels?
 
AQUA
AQUA reported 2Q16 profit of Bt92mn or growth of 38% YoY and 1H16 profit of Bt172mn. (Kao Hoon, 17/08/16)
ATP30
ATP30 expects to get Bt500mn in projects, with finalization in August. It expects this to increase revenue by 30%. It targets 2016 revenue to grow 15% to Bt300mn supported by large orders and cost control. (Thun Hoon, 17/08/16)
BANPU
BANPU has set its five year investment plan at US$557mn, with a focus on the power business. It expects net profit to return to the black this year with an EBITDA of US$500mn. It plans to implement cost control as well as improve production and logistics efficiency. It expects coal price to be better in 2H16 and for the coal business to contribute revenue of US$2.2bn. (Thun Hoon, 17/08/16)
CHOW
CHOW reported significant earnings growth in 1H16 backed by recovery in the steel industry and its Japan power plant. It expects 2016 revenue to be good brought by steel business and power business, of which 80MW is being constructed. (Thun Hoon, 17/08/16)

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AJD
AJD reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt126.59mn on higher sales at a subsidiary and implementing cost control. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 10-15% from last year backed by transfers. (Thun Hoon, 16/08/16)
ASEFA
ASEFA expects 2016 revenue to grow 20% backed by mega projects with backlog of Bt1.8bn, of which 60% is expected to be booked this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/08/16)
BJCHI
BJCHI posted 2Q16 revenue of Bt1.76bn with Bt191.71mn net profit. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 15% backed by backlog of Bt3.1bn. (Thun Hoon, 16/08/16)
BRR
BRR expects to benefit from the good outlook for sugar. It expects 2H16 earnings to be good. It expects crop to amount to 2.5mn tons of sugar cane backed by efficient cultivation. It reported 2Q16 net profit of Bt41.5mn. (Thun Hoon, 16/08/16)
Comment: Effectively every sugar company has the same story, I do wonder if we will see a consolidation phase 
 
CSS
CSS expects 2H16 earnings to be good backed by the telecom business. It expects 2016 revenue to reach Bt5bn or 10% growth as targeted. It will pay a dividend of Bt0.06/share, XD on Aug 23. (Khao Hoon, 16/08/16)
FSMART
FSMART expects 3Q16 revenue to grow 40% backed by expansion in Boon Term Top Up machines. It is talking to BBL, BAY, SCB, and KBANK in order to provide transfer service, expects to sign a contract with one bank at the end of this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/08/16)
Comment: I do now wonder what is the next step for FSMART with their top up machines, how many additional services can they add to this channel?

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