ABC expects net profit to be back in the black this year. It expects to launch ABC Residence and ABC Pet World projects, valued at Bt7.5bn, in 3Q16. It plans to wipe out all retained losses this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: I’m beginning to be very bored of the newsflow from this company….
ADVANC ‘Respite’ for AIS’s 400,000 2G users facing cut-off – The Central Administrative Court decided to allow AIS extend the signals for 2G SIM cards on the 900 MHz network until March 21. The signals were due to be switched off at midnight yesterday The court’s decision follows a request by ADVANC for an order to force the NBTC to extend the period for 2G customer retention and ensure service continuity as stipulated in rules set out by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). (Bangkok Post, 16/03/16)
Comment: Now the question is what will happen to that license if JAS doesn’t pay up?
ASK expects 2016 loan growth of 15% backed by higher truck demand for government projects and stimulus measures. It expects to benefit from AEC. It plans to expand its customer base. (Thun Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: While still paying a decent dividend.
BEC has high hopes of sports programmes shoring up TV ratings and advertising revenue on top of top-rated dramas this year after the news-show category experienced a slowdown due to intense competition and the impact from the departure of famous TV host Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda. (The Nation, 16/03/16)
Comment: People slightly misunderstand what is happening with BEC, everyone says that they are losing a fortune but in reality they are still the leading player in the media business, but because of increased supply in the industry their ASP’s have dropped.
BIG expects 1Q16 earnings to be good with net profit of Bt160mn (120% growth) thanks to camera sales. It expects its market share to increase to 63% this year. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
Comment: Much to our surprise, the stock has been on a tear for the past few months
CNT expects 2016 net profit to grow backed by higher revenue from condominium projects. (Khao Hoon, 16/03/16)
Asset Bright is expanding its business. It is preparing to open “ABC Pet World”, the biggest pet shopping center in Thailand, hopefully in 3Q16. It sees the pet market as valuated at Bt20bn with annual growth of 10-15%. (Khao Hoon, 18/2/16)
Comment: Perhaps instead of me mocking ABC continuously I should be supportive of these entrepreneurial projects that the company is undertaking from solar, to condominiums, to hotels, to internet services and now a Pet world…
AIT reported net profit of Bt532.5mn in 2015. The decrease in net profit is due to customers delaying their investment in IT. The board has approved a dividend of Bt1.5 on 2H15. It targets revenue growth of 10% supported by ICT industry recovery. (Khao Hoon, 18/2/16)
Comment: The whole industry suffered last year, mainly b/c of the lack of action by the government.
BSM negotiating with partner to invest in a new big project. The progress in the JV with a partner in Australia will be clear in 2Q16. It expects revenue in 2016 of Bt700mn supported by exports. (Thun Hoon, 18/2/16)
Comment: I have always liked this company but never cared for its valuation…
DRT sets revenue target at Bt4.2bn or growth of 5% in 2016 supported by exports. It plans to increase revenue in CLMV+I. The company plans to sell its products to property developers in Myanmar and Cambodia. (Khao Hoon, 18/2/16)
Comment: I still have doubts on their ability to grow, a value trap potentially if one isn’t careful..
AAV expects 2016 net profit to be over Bt1bn driven by 16.9mn passengers and an 82% cabin factor. It expects to get five A320 planes this year, with a goal of 70 airplanes in 2020. It expects to open new routes in CLMV, beginning with Luang Prabang. (Thun Hoon, 09/02/16)
Comment: There is no real competition for AAV, I like to now saw Emirates control’s the mid-high end customers, AAV controls budget.
ABC plans to launch ABC Residence Sukhumvit 39, valued at Bt2.5bn. The selling prices will start at Bt170,000/sqm. It expects to do presales in March. (Khao Hoon, 09/02/16)
Comment: Will this condo be launched w/ solar power and IT Solutions?
APCO targets 2016 sales growth of 10% to achieve revenue of Bt450mn by focusing on providing BIM products to local customers. It is looking for a partner in Singapore to build MLM in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. (Khao Hoon, 09/02/16)
Comment: I hate MLM companies, there said I it
CCN expects 2016 net profit to mark a record high backed by the setup of 4G networks. It expects this to contribute 50% of total revenue in 2016 from last year’s 5%. It expects 2016 revenue to grow 20% aided by Bt70mn backlog. It expects to get a Bt200mn mega project which is expected to be concluded by 1Q16. (Thun Hoon, 09/02/16)
GPSC plans to operate 65MW hydroelectricity in Laos with startup in 2017; construction has reached 35% completion. (Thun Hoon, 09/02/16)
ABC has signed an MoU to rent a commercial building. It plans to use this area as an integrated services animal hospital. It plans to launch a Bt2.5bn condo on Sukhumvit 39. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Whenever I’m reading news about this company my head begins to cock to the side like a dog when it sees something confusing. IT to e-commerce to renewables to property to animal hospitals. YES! I can see the differentiating factor here so very clearly, they will launch an animal hospital (commercial) where pet’s owners can stay next door (residential), pay everything online via an ecommerce system (IT/ecommerce), where the neutering operations will be solar powered! Booyah!
ASIAN expects 2015 sales of Bt8bn with Bt60-200mn net profit after it has revised its business strategy. It is looking for a partner. (Khao Hoon, 19/01/16)
BTS is budgeting Bt140bn to support the operational management and investment in five MRT routes covering 114.4km. It expects this to be put up for bid by 1Q16. It estimates ridership of 1mn/day. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder aloud what will happen to the stock price when the dividend disappears…
EPG expects 3QFY16 earnings to grow 100% from 3QFY15’s Bt148.05mn thanks to the baht depreciation. It expects a net profit margin of 15% on lower oil prices. (Thun Hoon, 19/01/16)
Comment: Commence head banging against the wall, saw them at THB 9/share and could never really get my head around the company’s potential.