AIS asked to review plan to use Jas spectrum for its 2G customers — THE NATIONAL Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) yesterday asked Advanced Info Service (AIS)to review its plan to protect its 2G subscribers in the part related to Jas Mobile Broadband (JASMBB),citing that the existing plan could not be allowed. (The Nation, 10/3/16) AIS turns down True’s ‘hefty’ B450m payment call for 2G – Advanced Info Service (AIS) has rejected a proposal made by True Corporation for the company to pay what it terms a hefty spectrum fee payment in exchange for retaining its 2G customers on the 900-megahertz network for three months. (Bangkok Post, 10/3/16)
Comment: Again as stated yesterday, ADVANC does already have the deal with DTAC and they don’t need to partner w/ TRUE, especially at this silly high monthly rate
AH sets 2016 revenue target growth 5% supported by recovery in the automotive industry. It plans to control costs and launch new products to bring 2016 net margin to above 2%. It has budgeted Bt400mn for investment. (Kao Hoon, 10/03/16)
Comment: I don’t remember the last time that this company actually met their targets
AJD and Alibaba will hold a press conference at the end of March. AJD is to partner with Alibaba as a reseller in Thailand. It targets 50,000 customers with revenue of Bt250mn in the first year. It expects to book profit from sales of its online top-up machine. (Kao Hoon, 10/03/16)
BKD ready to increase domestic and foreigner investment portion to enhance its image. It expects to get a job worth Bt3bn. It expects to get more than Bt300mn from the exercise of BKDW1. (Kao Hoon, 10/03/16)
CK gets a new job worth more than Bt2.1bn after CKP’s board approved CK Laos to construct a substation. (Kao Hoon, 10/03/16)
Comment: With the government now saying they’ll fast track everything, all contractors are shooting upwards.
AH expects 2015 revenue of Bt15.3bn with net profit growth of 3% on growth in the automotive sector. It targets revenue of Bt30bn in five years with 10% gross margin. It is talking to partners in India and Europe which is expected to be finalized soon. (ASTV, 10/12/15)
Comment: Still don’t see any real reason to buy this company when its peers are performing far better
MRTA to negotiate with BTS instead of bidding for the operational contract for the MRT Green Line (north and south). MRTA is considering transferring both lines to BMA. When it decides it will ask approval from cabinet. (Khao Hoon, 11/12/15)
CK plans to take part in bids for Bt600bn in public projects next year. It expects to win about 20%. It won a dual-track project (Jira-Khon Kaen) which will increase its backlog to Bt100bn from Bt77bn. (Post Today, 10/12/15)
Comment: And they’ll continue to win 1/4 of the projects
CPN targets 2016 revenue growth of 14-15% backed by four new department stores this year and two more next year. It plans to broaden its clientele by focusing on Indonesia and Vietnam. It expects to open a department store in Malaysia in 2017. (Thun Hoon, 11/12/15)
Comment: A really impressive growth machine that doesn’t stop
CSL expects 2015 net profit of Bt300mn aided by full occupancy of its data center. It targets broadband subscribers of 10,000, up from 4,000. (Thun Hoon, 11/12/15)
AH expects 2016 revenue growth of 5-10% thanks to new car models. It expects gross profit margin to be good when it implements cost control. It has budgeted Bt400mn to acquire a business next year. It has cash on hand of Bt800-1,000mn. (Khao Hoon, 30/11/15)
Comment: This has been a dog of stock for the past few …… actually the past 10 years.
BKD is talking to a partner to handle a property project abroad which it expects to finalize this month. It expects to get a Bt400mn project in Myanmar. It expects 2016 revenue to grow not less than 20% from 2015’s Bt1.3bn target. (Thun Hoon, 30/11/15)
CHOW says its 11MW Japan solar power plant started up on November 20 and will contribute good revenue. It expects the power business to be a key driver for company growth. (Thun Hoon, 30/11/15)
Comment: The expansion to Japan has continued to a boon for CHOW, along with GUNKUL, they are one of the few companies to continue growing this way.
COLOR expects 4Q15 earnings to be good backed by numerous orders. It expects to show a net profit this year. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 4-5% after expanding abroad. (Khao Hoon, 30/11/15)
DCON is talking to a prospective partner to expand its market in Cambodia. It plans to ask approval for its 2016 business pan in December. It plans to do a capital increase in order to acquire new land that will support its property business. (Thun Hoon, 30/11/15)
Comment: Well the story for DNA has played out as we had expected in the past few years, earnings have peaked due the condo transfer and now it’s returned to trading at a fair value for its core business
ACD has approved the acquisition of ordinary shares of Orin for Bt195mn, including one condo under development named Origins Bangmod-Rama2 which has already 85% in construction, expects to transfer and contribute revenue by this year. (Thun Hoon, 28/08/15)
Comment: Looks like a reverse IPO for Orin into ACD
AH expects revenue to stagnant this year because of a drop in auto production to 2mn cars. It expects 2H15 performance to improve backed by new orders. (Khao Hoon, 28/08/15)
Comment: It’s been a dog since they took over KPN’s automotive manufacturing business
AQ expects no impact from KTB case as the value of its collateral exceeds the Bt10bn awarded by the court. Management says it plans to open three new projects. (Thun Hoon, 28/08/15)
Comment: Quite the scandal here.
ASEFA expects 2H15 revenue to be better than 1H15. Its backlog is Bt1.5bn and Bt1bn is expected to be booked this year. It is confident 2015 revenue will achieve 20-25% target growth. (Khao Hoon, 28/08/15)
AH is dealing to buy firms in India, Malaysia and Japan, expected to be finalized by 2015. The company cut sales target to 5-10% due to a slowdown in the auto industry but it expects revenue to grow to Bt30bn in 2020. (Thun Hoon, 29/05/15)
Comment: AH hasn’t been an attractive investment since 2006 when it acquired KPN’s auto company
BJC expects 2015 revenue grow 10% from 2014’s Bt44.217mn. 2Q15 profit is expected to be higher than 1Q15 aided by cost control. It expects to finish the deal to buy another company soon. (Thai Post, 29/05/15)
Comment: BJC’s shareholders have been continuously blocking its plan to acquire Metro Vietnam.
CEI is focusing on its fans, planning to open a showroom by July 2015. It expects 10% revenue growth to Bt250mn this year backed by a new product, light bulbs. CEI plan to enter into a JV to invest in an 8MW solar power plant. (Thun Hoon, 29/05/15)
CHOW gets 23.66KW solar rooftop project and plans to increase investment in alternative energy, leading to dramatic revenue growth. The company plans to introduce a turnkey solution for clients. (Thun Hoon, 29/05/15)
Comment: 23.66 KW is nothing to advertise about
AH expects revenue to grow at least 10% this year. It will invest Bt400mn to upgrade its machinery. It is now discussing with business expansion with a potential partner. (Kao Hoon, 16/3/15)
Comment: It has been the worst performing auto manufacturing stock in the past 10 years in Thailand
AQ will expand more in residential property business, after cutting par to Bt0.5/share from Bt20/share and totally clearing all retained loss. In 2015, it will open nine new projects worth Bt8bn. It expects 2015 revenue to be Bt2.5bn. It plans to pay a dividend after turning to profit. (Thun Hoon, 16/3/15)
Comment: AQ still aims to be a turnaround story.
BA targets revenue increase of 20% to Bt25bn this year, expecting higher revenue per seat after cutting promotions. BA has not benefited much from falling oil prices as it has a 60% hedge on fuel. (Krungthep Thurakij, 14/3/15)
BAY saw sluggish credit card spending in the first two months, 5% below its target. However, asset quality improved in 2M15 as a result of bonus season. (Krungthep Thurakij, 14/3/15)